Politicians decide to make top titles eternal

| 05/07/2012

_DEW9467.jpg(CNS): Members of Cabinet have decided that top politicians and speakers of the LA will keep their 'honourable' monikers for all eternity because of the “burden of responsibility borne by those posts”, according to government officials. A release from GIS stated that people who have held top political positions in the Cayman Islands Government or presided over the legislature will retain the title of “Honourable” in perpetuity. Officials have said, however, that there will be no cost to the public purse and that the small numbers of posts involved will limit the potential for proliferation of holders.

Government said a soon-to-be revised Order of Precedence will include an explanatory note to this effect, although the former post-holders will not otherwise appear on the list that outlines the ceremonial order for government officials.

As a result of the change former LOGBs, such as Truman Bodden (1994-2000) and Kurt Tibbetts (2005-2009), are entitled to resume use of the so-called honorific title. Those who have since passed away will also be bestowed with their honourable titles beyond the grave.

Meanwhile, past Speakers Linford Pierson and Edna Moyle may also begin using the designation. The current deputy premier, Julianna O’Connor-Connolly, who served as Speaker from 2001-2003 can retain her honourable title should she leave Cabinet.

National Hero Sybil McLaughlin, who was the first Speaker of the House (1991-1996), is already honourable.

The position of leader of government business (LOGB) became defunct following the enactment of the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009, which introduced the new title of premier, a position presently held by McKeeva Bush, who had previously served as LOGB from 2001-2005.

Category: Politics

Comments (141)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Cayman Roots says:

    What a bunch of foolishness!!!

    Honorable for WHAT??? Have they realllllly examine themselves?? Lord send help fast and furious.

    Thanks in advance.

     

     

     

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    A Jackass by any other name, is STILL a Jackass !

    • Freakin' 'ell says:

      “Honourable Jackass”, to be more precise, though the word “honourable” has “officially” ceased to hare the meaning formerly ascribed to it; “honourable” now means corrupt, incompetent, boorish and unpleasant. Please note the change in your “official” dictionary.

  3. NeoSurvivor says:

    I thusly appoint myself "Honourable Survivor"………….. because I f'n earned it and will continue to do so.   However, I don't want anyone to call me that, because, well, that'd be sorta ………. arrogant, wouldn't it?   

    Me humble.   Me not over-proud.   Besides, titles put no food on my table, nor anyone elses, and I DO share food with my people.   This is truly the most sorrowful and pathetic story I've ever read on CNS, and that's saying a lot.  

  4. Anonymous says:

    I reckon the title “honourable” must add to the prices that can be charged for “consulting fees”.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Vote Yes for One Man One Vote. Get rid of these bozos.

  6. Anonymous says:

    So, the history books will say:

     

     

    "And, in the Dark Ages of Cayman, Honourable Alden b–chslapped Honourable Ellio. Then Honourable Ellio ran to hide under Honourable McKeeva's pant-leg. Honourable So-and-So, who was in the room at the time, couldn't say anything because he had two chicken wings in his mouth."

  7. Honourable Absurdistani says:

    Why don’t we all just call each other “Honourable” from now on to nullify this motion that the UDP cretins are bringing to the LA.

    John: “Good morning, Hon. Bill.”
    Bill: “Hello Hon. John. How’s your father, Hon. Jack?”
    John: “He’s well. He’s up the hill with my mother, Hon. Jill.”

  8. datisme says:

    And he was voted in?  By his peers?  What is wrong with you people?  Is this really the best you got?  UK needs to help you all out big time.

  9. Truth Police says:

    Come on ya'll!  You know that you can't go out on the book tour and the guest speaker circuit without a good title before your name!  A permanent "title" helps sell more books and bumps up those speaker fees after you leave office, baby!  Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mac-Cayman style. =)

    • Anonymous says:

      Which of these "dis-Honourable" Bozos would be capable of writing a book that would elicit book tour speeches?

    • Anonymous says:

      Has he even read a book, much less hope to be invited to give speeches and charge speaker fees after writing one?  

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow!  This is a new record low even for Bush and his Bushits.  They are going for the world record in self appreciation only matched by their record in incompetence.

  11. Anonymous says:

    They are employees of the people. Any change to their terms of employment including their title should be subject to a refendum.

    That's the next thing we need to push for.

  12. Anonymous says:

    HONOURABLE are you serious? These self serving, architects of state run corruption should be jailed, not honoured with any form of official recognition. For gods sake Cayman, wake up, rid yourselves of these over paid and under achieving leeches, they are an embarressment and not worthy of high office. 

  13. Anonymous says:

    Criticize the predictably tacky Premier all you want, it is the Speaker that has allowed all of his nonsense to carry. Her sworn duty is to reign this in, yet she is as silent and complicit as the Opposition. There are many conspiring supporting characters that coddle this dysfunctional regime, perhaps in hopes that it might continue to the next incumbents. Hopefully we can learn from these dark days and repeal the corrupt apparatus that has silenced debate and plunged us to the brink of direct taxation (if it isn’t already too late). 300 years ago the crew would have had their swords drawn and a line of traitors would be awaiting their walk on the plank.

  14. Anon says:

    60 cent duty on diesel, 50 cent duty on gasoline, 22. % duty on consumer goods, double or more increase in work permit fees, no relief for small businesses, 7% increase in groceries, rampant waste, 3 investigations, rising unemployment, death of George Town, failure to complete even one project, no budget, driving out investors, million(s) dollar payout for Cohen and GLF… Let’s give ourselves an award on the public dime.

    Yeah that’s deserving of a title…I can think of a few.

    • Anonymous says:

      You mean 75 cents per gallon on gasoline (increased from 50) and 85 cents (increased from 60) on diesel. That is why both the price of gas at the pumps and your CUC bill are high.  

      • Anonymous says:

        No it isn't. It's the huge markup by the importer and the retailer. Over 50%.

  15. Anon says:

    SOOO this is what theyare doing all f’ing day? With the money they take from us? Figuring out how to give themselves pompous titles for life!? Really? Are they so obtuse to what is happening in this country? I’ll give them a title for life SELF SERVING WASTE OF OXYGEN comes to mind.

  16. Anon says:

    It would be alright if any of them had any honor. Fattening their own coffers and securing exorbitant pensions whilst your country goes to pot is not honorable to me.

  17. Ysgub says:

    They want to do this "Because of the burden of responsibility borne by those posts”? Are you shitting me? Has anyone but me noticed that the word "ACCOUNTABILITY" is never used in any discourse given by these morons. We should have laws that state: Any person who takes on the responsibility of representing the people of these Islands in any official position, shall and must be "ACCOUNTABLE" to such an extent, that if any law and/or regulation is broken,bent,skirted or violated in any way, for any reason, that causes loss of revenue and/or is not to the benefit of the people of these Islands financially, or otherwise, because of their "IRRESPONSIBILITY" and lack of ACCOUNTABILITY" Shall! Be it "THE PREMIER" and/or any member or members of "THE CABINET", be removed immediately from office, and their pensions frozen and forfeited to be used in RECOMPENSE for all the funds wasted. 

    I'll venture to say there will  be no more so call NATION BUILDING PROJECTS etc. etc.etc. In this Island the greatest oxymoron is the phrase:  

    "GOVERNMENTAL  ACCOUNTABILITY"

     

    We must stop letting legislators write the Laws that Govern Us which keep them Living Large, a lot of us in the Poor House. They still put the screws to us even after they leave office. WHAT A SHAME!

     

     

  18. The Forever Honourable Donkey Face says:

    Vanity.  Over-inflated ego.  Misplaced priorities.

    Tick.  Tick.  Tick.

    Sums up Mac's administration in one dumb policy decision.

    Now pass me some milk and carrots.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I think any man, however elevated his position, should stick to matters temporal. The eternal is straying onto God's turf.

    • Empty Chair says:

      These pompous punks know that, based on their performances, they will never be remembered kindly when the history books are written. They will never go down in history positively, therefore the next best thing for them is to make sure that, despite their terrible failures & hurt to the country, they are remembered because of their name having the word honourable in front of, no matter how dishonourable it may be. How sad.

    • Anonymous says:

      People who believe they are God do tend to stray onto God's turf.

  20. The Last King of Scotland says:

    The title of Honourable is a title that in my opinion should be EARNED, Mr. Premier. You and your cronies have done nothing in the past 3+ years of running the CIG to deserve such an eternal title. You are correct in your claim that as a senior public servant there is a "burden of responsibilty" that accompanies your position, but I beleive you are already well compensated for that "burden of responsibility". Along with the "burden of responsibility" comes an equal measure of accountability. Your preformance in this regard has been dismal, Mr. Premier. Instead of stepping up to the plate and performing in a manner that is expected of you, you have resorted to public ranting, insults and finger pointing that is unbecoming of a person in your position. No amount of titles you bestow on yourselves will ever make us respect or honour you more.

  21. UH UH UH says:

    My speech lass nite on what we must do to boost our economy was  "WERRY WERRY" good and I tink dat all and SUN{as in very hot} DRY {as in arid} should find it "WERRY" enlightening. And make sure you vote NO so you'll have to address me as "ONERIBLE"

  22. Fed up with McChavez says:

    I have never read such  piece of CR__ in my life.  How can anybody decide to make themselves and others "Honourable".  That is a designation you work for and I only see 1 of these idiots working for what we pay him.  At least M.S. is trying and with the proper support and assistance he should be called "Honourable".  For the others, shall we call one "The Honourable Drunk Driving Minister" and another one"The Honourable Say Nothing Minister" and the one Mr. Foolio should possibly be called "The Honourable Talk-A-Lot -Do-Nothing Minister and of course do not forget our own, "The Honourable Quiet Time Minister", he is the one who sits and says nothing while collecting a lot of money.

    I am once again begging the Governor to call in the troops if necessary, but get this uneducated idiot out of our government.  He is a disgrace to the office he holds and all the millions he bestows on the church will not buy him into Heaven.  Hope you got that meaning "KEE,KEE"..

  23. Anonymous says:

    Does that include "Honourable Donkey Face" and Honourable Jackass?"

  24. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely disgusting

  25. Stnkybtt says:

    Now, nuff a dat!  They may be ignorant but they know how to pose, string lots of vacuous words and worn-out phrases together, and stick out their chests in their sunday best.  Empty suits aping what they think intelligent people look and sound like..  When they visit other countries, they confuse the respect for our money they throw around with respect for their silly titles, pompous attitudes, and ridiculous posturing.  Behind their backs and after they leave, for weeks those they astounded are laughing at these backward bouncing imperial potentates.

  26. Anonymouse says:

    Pompous ass hats. The lot of them

  27. Anonymous says:

    If he writes a memoir about his time in office it will likely resemble a how-to manual for the many ways a politician can distract the public from the real issues.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Big Mac,

    Don't you EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER forget that you work for me. You are a mere public servant hired by the voters of Cayman to serve us. You are at best an elected public servant and I have my doubts about that. Most of what you scheme is in private and doesn't serve the public at all.  The people of Cayman hired you and we can take you out. You were not hired by us to make a name for yourself. You were hired to serve honestly and with honor.

    Titles should be reserved for Royalty. The only thing Royal about you is that you’re a Royal pain in the @@s.

     

     

  29. Dishonorable Donkey face says:

    I can’t believe they spend time from their once a month workday in the LA to talk about this type of crap. This has got to be the worst government in Cayman’s history.

  30. Anonymous says:

    If they are not honourable now why should they be hourable later. It is getting wierder by the minute. 

    If Big Mac gets convicterd of a crime will he still keep the hourable title?

  31. Anon says:

    This is the kind of foolishness they are discussing when the country is broke and still short of a balanced budget, not to mention income??????

    Does anyone is this country have any cents or sense????

  32. Sam Putt Putt says:

    "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." George Washington

    "Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing." Colin Powell

    "People don't follow titles, they follow courage." William Wells Brown

    "Titles of honor are like impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current." Laurence Sterne

  33. SKEPTICAL says:

    Well I suppose if you have realized there will never be a couple of tons of bronze in Heroes Square that looks a bit like you – you have to have something to hang on to in your later years.

  34. Anonymous says:

    In this state of emergency with our country's finances – the UDP are looking titles and praises to bestow on themselves?

    Selfish, pious, self-congratulatory a$$es

    HOW DARE YOU, SIR?!

    Our country is on the verge of disaster (implementation of direct taxation) and all you can do is try to secure a title to your name?

    you really have no shame.

    • BORN FREE says:

      I am a firm believer that when a person EARNS a title then we will refer to them with their title, but until then they are just like you & I! MLA's are elected by the people & ministers are appointed by the premier. Ministers are given the title honorable while they are in cabinet but that does not mean they have EARNED that title. This bunch of dishonorable members of parliament are so undeserving of the title honorable that it is obvious why this stupid suggestion by the UDP must never be accepted. If they do what we elected them to do & are deserving of honors then the government will reward them with the MBE or OBE or whatever others honors they want to make up, but to suggest that ALL ministers will be deserving of the title of honorable even after they are not elected members of parliament is ludicrous, selfish, & very arrogant. We only have to look at the present bunch in cabinet to know for sure that this is a very BAD idea. They should get off their high horses, their self made high thrones & start concerning themselves with the struggles of their people instead of worrying about what titles will be etched on their tombstones.  

  35. Anonymous says:

    Incredible! There seems to be but one single UDP thumbs downer here among 57 comments and several thousand thumbs ups. Cayman is waking up! Hopefully you're either pushing the wrong button, buddy, or you're McKeeva himself. Either way, you're on a very lonely train to nowhere.

  36. Anonymous says:

    All hail King Julian!

  37. bear baiter says:

    LOVE this photo of "Mad Mac"! The mouth says it all! Please always use it!

    • Anonymous says:

      And he's pointing straight at the PPM as usual. I'm sure that finger will be sticking out long after this world stops honoring him.

      • Anonymous says:

        That's what his statue should look like

        • SKEPTICAL says:

          What statue – even if we could afford that amount of bronze, it would be a travesty of what these sorts of permanent images are normally meant to represent.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear… I tink we need to add Dis

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hey, did you hear Julie yesterday on RC when Dwayne wondered if they had something else to attend to or stay and take calls? Julie and Cline said they had a 2pm meeting with the UK Economist, but Julie said "her bread is buttered in Cayman" meaning she can stay and take callsand talk on radio, instead of going to DO HER JOB and meeting with the UK person and trying to sort out the Premier's and Government's budget crisis for this year.

     

    Did Brac voters elect her to talk on radio or sort of the country's problems?

    • An Onymous says:

      Inexcusable and most unbecoming behaviour and attitude by anybody, anywhere, anytime but even more so when exhibited by those in such lofty and role-modelling positions, particularly that of an Honourable Deputy Premier!  Oh well, just another example of total disregard and disrespect for the value of other individuals' time and, unforgivably in this instance, the lack of urgency and importance placed on sorting out Cayman's finances/budget.  Is there a verse somewhere in the Bible about self-importance and haughtiness?  

      While no one is immune to occasionally being a bit late for an appointment, there is absolutely no valid excuse for such highly-paid representativespublic servants to flippantly and intentionally manage time in such a way as to ensure arriving extremely late for a meeting – and not just any routine meeting or social gathering, but an unprecedent meeting with the UK Economist who, we understand, will only be in Cayman for a few days!    

  40. Libertarian says:

    British titles like His Excellancy, Honorable, Highness, Lord, have been used for hundreds of years under their system, because it is assumed that Government and the Monarchy is ordained by God. They are God's kingdom on earth; hence, the "United Kingdom." The UK government has Church & State unified in many of its aspects. That is why they lost to America, because Americans refused to call anybody "Lord" and be told and ordered what to do and taxes to pay without any representation. Let us face it people. Our system here is but a small twig coming from the same corrupt tree!

    • Anon says:

      Paying taxes and having no representation, now that does sound familiar.

      And the name the United Kingdon has nothing to do with God, just the Acts of Union and the fact it is a Monachy

      On 1 January 1801, the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland united to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Most of Ireland left the union as the Irish Free State in 1922, leading to the remaining state being renamed as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927.

      And the government of the UK is secualr, just like the US

      And as for losing the US "because Americans refused to call anybody "Lord""

      LOL

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you think Obama calls Queen Eliz II by "Liz" or "Betty", or by Her Majesty? Or any other person of royal birth for that matter…

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Hogwash !

  41. Anonymous says:

    They wanted to become honourable, so they decided to become honourable, – hmmm

    They will however at their demise never become respected . . .

  42. Anonymous says:

    If the Premier should be found guilty in his investigations and thrown in to Jail, then he will also be the firs Honorable member to be put in a Cayman Jail? He sure will become a Historian.

  43. Anonymous says:

    That's why nothing gets done, the MLAs are too busy "honoring" themselves.

    I agree with the poster above that this is a ploy to distract the people with a new bipartisan issue instead of the real scandals and failures of this government. Don't be fooled.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Some MLAs may deserve Honourable. Other MLAs deserve DIShonourable (that's not honourable with distinction, Mac!) & others plain Horrible.

  45. Da Honourable Sir Henry Morgan da 1st. #booyakasha says:

    Someone tell please tell these idiots that the film "The Dictator" wasn't based on a true story and they shouldn't try and out-do Sacha Baron Cohen.

  46. Anonymous says:

    This is a classic case of fiddling while Rome burns.

     

    What a waste of time a resources.

  47. Anonymous says:

    let the eternity begin

  48. Anonymous says:

    just another day in wonderland…..

  49. Cheese Face says:

    You can't polish a turd.

    • Donkey Face #45239 says:

      No, but you can give them a fancy title and let them run up airmile points…

    • Stiff-Necked Fool says:

      No way Jose!

      Not in my books!

      Some of them dont deserve the title "Honourable" now, much less when they are not in the house!

      What the hell do these people think they are?

      Suppose, just suppose one of these lifelong Honourable persons commit a crime and end up in Northward, do we still have to refer to them as "Your Honourable inmate"?

      My Lawd, this bunch are so self-serving!

    • Rorschach says:

      Well…you CAN, but it still STINKS!

    • Anonymous says:

      Or make a silk purse from a sows ear..

  50. Anonymous says:

    Dear Honourable MLA's how aout you concentrate on balancing the budget instead of wasting time and money debating such foolishness.  Honourable is not a title I would use to many who sit in the house and especially those of hte UDP party. 

  51. Anonymous says:

    Fine. . . so long as it's spelt "honowable"!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Another word of caution, folks. If you think "donkey faced" and "carrots and milk" were cleverly worded, senseless issuances, then it should be very obvious that this one is an even more desperate attempt at diverting attention. And although I agree with the comments here I am seriously concerned judging by the number of comments that the ploy is working. Cayman is experiencing a full blown leadership crisis people. We need to acknowledge that we are in a state of emergency. Governor will you please help us before this gets any more out of hand than it already is?  

  53. Anonymous says:

    So now our belowed premier is asking the entire world to honor him forever for not providing his country with a budget? We could offer a 50% pay raise and a third pension with that except that his incredible modesty and his profound love for his country would surely force him to decline. What a mess. 

  54. Anonymous says:

    Best case scenario: Our gowerment very desperately needs serious professional help. Worst case scenario: Our gowerment is way beyond serious professional help. God help us.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Another word of caution, folks. If you think "donkey faced" and "carrots and milk" were cleverly worded, senseless issuances, then it should be very obvious that this one is an even more desperate attempt at diverting attention. And although I agree with the comments here I am seriously concerned judging by the number of comments that the ploy is working. Cayman is experiencing a full blown leadership crisis people. We need to acknowledge that we are in a state of emergency. Governor will you please help us before this gets any more out of hand than it already is?  

  56. The Devil's Advocate says:

    What a bunch of small-minded, self-important, pretentious, wannabe's.

    If a jackass puts on a lion-skin, underneath, it is still a jackass! 

  57. Ornery One says:

    On the whole, it is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. – Mark Twain.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Is it true that for next week's show Cabinet is going to create its own class of knighthoods, something like knight of the order of the womper, so that we can compete with the knighthood Antigua granted to that famous investor turned prison inmate Mr. Stanford.  Our politiians could then sell knighthoods to people who selected the right real estate consultant in oder to supplement their double dipping. Sounds like a plan.

  59. SKEPTICAL says:

    There were a couple of Roman emperors who ended up a couple of beers short of a six-pack, the cheese having fallen off their crackers. Not least, Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus – better known by his nickname Caligula – who purportedly appointed his horse a Consul of Rome. So if you happen to see a cat or a dog wandering into the LA building, wearing a little Roman toga and a miniature laurel wreath on it’s head – look out for trouble.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not sure what you said but it sure sounds right.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't see that as a problem. I have offered my dog more than 100 times to those who pose the question: Who can replace Mckeeva?

  60. Anonymous says:

    Next KeeKee is going to grant himself the right to wear a tiara and carry a sceptre no doubt.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Most don’t deserve an honourable title now while they are in power! Can we caveat the honor with slimy piece of dog poop?

  62. Anonymous says:

    The Honourable W.M.B inmate number 0025684. That will go down well in the showers.

    • Anonymous says:

      For your information, the onerable inmate number 0025684 will have his own shower.

  63. Thunder Storm says:

    How will that look if Mck is bought to trial as a result of the three investigations and sent to jail?

     

    How will that look if any of the actions of these individuals are found to be not so honorable in the general public's eye or worse, international public's eye at any future date.

     

    My guess is, they are setting us up to be the mockery and disgrace of the world, and very possible, afraid of not being recogised as just themselves, without social status.

     

    I would think, when its over, you're over!……..and when its done, you're done!…when you're voted out, you're out!!!

     

    Its just another shallow minded and self-centered approach, I suspect.

  64. honorable cow itch says:

    I just changed my name

  65. NeoSurvivor says:

    You just cannot make this stuff up.    Unreal.   Surreal.  

     

    "Honor" means something to me.   It is powerful and it is earned by one's actions.   I've not seen much of it lately, and misuse of this term dishonors those who have gone before us who truly earned it.  

     

    Here's a little hint for you:   An honorable person would not insist upon the title, because they are also humble;  they would probably be embarassed by it.  

     

    Captain Mabry was honorable, God rest his soul.   A few of his kith and kin are honorable.   Those that worship at the house of the almighty dollar to the disregard of their country are not.  Simple as that. 

    Will I be arrested for not using the honoriffic in their presence?   That seems like a worthy cause.      

  66. Anonymous says:

    absolutely astounding!

    so many very important matters need addressing sensibly….and this is whay these donkeys are doing?

    pathetic and embarrassing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sir/Madam, you insult the rest of us honourable donkeys by referring to them as donkeys!!

  67. Anonymous says:

    If honour is earned, then so presumably is dishonour. I can almost hear the Speaker addressing one of the more rumbustuous ministers: 'Would the Honourable Minister, the Dishonourable Charlie Banana, please refrain from using such language in this once honourable house!".  It's coming.

  68. Anonymous says:

    This move is a last ditch attempt to hold on to power, because the end is near.

  69. Anonymous says:

    Its certainly not what they are going to be called by the masses…."Right Useless UDP Eunuchs" who sat idly by and watched our country being sold, will be a much more fitting, familar and appropriate title   

  70. Knot S Smart says:

    I just hope none of them are ever charged for a crime.

    I can just imagine the embarrassment of the Judge or the Prosecutor having to refer to them as 'The Honourable Defendant'.

    as in: 'The Honourable Defendant is hereby declared guilty on all counts of ……….'

     

  71. Anonymous says:

    are you freaking kidding?

    Is this a late April-Fools joke or something…cuz Im not laughing.

    We havent identified any sustainable revenue measures and the UK is knocking to introduce tax,

    we don't have a budget,

    no audited financials and no idea what the state of government finances actually is,

    rampant examples of waste and mismanagement of funds,

    constant allegations of corruption,

    a Premier under 3 active police investigations,

    crime out of control,

    increasing local unemployment,

    no register of MLAs interest, 

    weak and ineffective immigration controls and anti corruption controls,

    a fledging local economy struggling in an ongoing global crisis,

    no investors or economic recovery plan,

    a financial industry fee regime priced outside market (Fidelity has started to relocate business to our competitors)

    ….and this is the self-indulgent sh!t our overpaid MLAs are dreaming of…accolades and praises for themselves?

     

  72. Anonymous says:

    It gets worse with every passing hour.

  73. Anonymous says:

    This country is a joke in many ways.

     

  74. Well kiss my Jackass! says:

    I refuse to address  some of these people now as "honourable" while they're in office. Why would I do it after they're gone? HONOUR is something that one earns by the accumulation of great achievements {for the benefit of the people} while in office. If there is one of them that has done that, then perhaps I might consider it. But I can't think of any!

    They should be more than thankful to have had a school or road or anything else named after them while in office.

    Oh by the way! If I refuse to address them as honourable "which I refuse to do, am I DONKEY FACE?

  75. Anonymous says:

    And what is funny is that it’s supposed to be the position not the holder e.g. Hon Minister John Smith – not the Hon John Smith, Minister ….

    • Anonymous also says:

      Extremely good point.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, and one ignored by those who really, really fancy themselves. "Honourable" indeed! What a joke. Hell will freeze over before I ever refer to anyone as "honourable". This is an affront to common decency and I certainly hope someone with some real sense of honour repeals this piece of moronic nonsense. It'll be interesting to see which media actually burden the public with this crap.

  76. Anonymous says:

    Outrageous….. Does Her Majesties Government not have a say in this ?

  77. Will Ya Listen! says:

    Can "A**hole" be eternal too?

  78. datisme says:

     And in this way they have changed the meaning of "honourable" to what is usually thought of as the opposite.  Kind of like Premeir, leadership, responsibility, and my personel favorite accountability.

  79. V says:

    Basically they are forcing us to refer to them by these undeserved titles even after we kick them out of the house for being utter and total sh¡t at their jobs and being dishonorable. Nothing honerable about the UDP… especially Bush. Sacralidge to use the word “honorable” before his and his cronies’ names. This is just something to force us to respect them after all is said and ruined.

    People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

  80. The Magic Dragon says:

    Is this really what they are sitting around doing?

  81. Anonymous says:

    I hope they don't forget to award themselves medals. 

    • Anonymous says:

       I suppose the next thing McKeeva will do is declare himself an emperor like what Jean-Bédel Bokassa did in the Central African Republic in the late 1970s

  82. Anonymous says:

    Too hilarious.  Such a sense of self-importance. 

  83. Anonymous says:

    That's for the Thursday afternoon laugh,  just goes to show how much they think of themselves.  Shame that they haven't figured out that many in this country think very little of the "right honorable" members, you guys are way too funny for words, OMG

  84. Anonymous also says:

    Sounds like Mac is protecting his ego against not getting re-elected,  I hope that there is a clause that if one of those individuals is convicted of corruption or any other charges that the title will be taken away.

  85. Anonymous says:

    Did they take a break from working on the budget to come up with this, or is this something that they needed to budget extra funds for?

  86. Anonymous says:

    What happens if one of these 'honourable' individuals is convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail?

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Then they'll be labelled 'Her Majesty's pride and joy' forever. Guess who's goping to be first.

  87. Anonymous says:

    Too bad they can't be forced to act in an honourable manner.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think that should be our standard:  we will address them as Honourable when they begin to behave honourably.

       

  88. Anonymous says:

    And Nero fiddles whilst Rome burns…

    The honorific is borne due to the status of an individual as a member of the legislative assembly. If an individual is no longer a member, than they are not honourable. To continue to bear the title demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of the system of government we have. I am staggered by the self-indulgent nature of the current cabinet. Without a budget in place I am appalled that this was even brought to the table. Well done Cayman – we have elected a bunch of muppets who are more interested in feeding their own vanity than feeding the poor and the needy.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Respect must be earned. This is too funny!

    • Anonymous says:

      Bush has just shown the world that here in Grand Cayman respect can be bought.

  90. Anonymous says:

    LOL. The lunatics have clearly taken over the asylum.

    What next? Salaries for life, free gas for life, exemption from import duties for life, immunity from prosecution or civil action for life?

    • Sykes says:

      Straight from ‘ One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’

    • Anonymous says:

      They already have these things.

    • bear baiter says:

      Sure, why not? But really, free gas for life? (Couldsomebody please pass the beans?!)

    • Dr. Moody says:

      What a bunch of egotistical idiots.  If they have to go around begging for such a title them in my opinion it is not really worth it.  Then again who is going to refer to them as Honourable , I guess they will sing it to each other .  Please let us not get to up in arms over it- instead  we will peel them off one by one when the  nextyear elections comes around – they won't feel so Honourable then.  Swindlers, drunkards and bullies will never be Honourable !! HIP HIP HURRAH!!

  91. Red Flag says:

    Children playing make believe in a sand box…….what a shame they don't really take responsibility……..

  92. Anonymous says:

    This is ridiculous. Has the government gone completely mad!? They were only 'honourable' by virtue of their office which they no longer have.

  93. Anonymous says:

    Just because a bunch of jackasses vote to call themselves lions does not make it so. All this does is dishonour the term "honourable".

  94. Anonymous says:

    Is this a common practice in the Westminister system of governance? If not, then why are we doing it?

  95. Anonymous says:

    EVEN IF THEY WERE NEVER HONOURABLE!!!

  96. Anonymous says:

    Since when did selling your country out entitle you to be "honourable"?