Juliana anointed premier

| 19/12/2012

Acting Premier Controls the Paver.jpg(CNS): The governor has revoked McKeeva Bush’s appointment as premier and handed the leadership job to Juliana O’Connor-Connolly to take the now beleaguered minority UDP government through the next few months before Cayman voters can themselves elect a new government. This exchange of power is likely to see Cline Glidden and Dwayne Seymour become Cabinet ministers as a result of the party split following yesterday’s no confidence motion. In the very public division of the party, Bush not only carried his West Bay colleague Capt Eugene Ebanks and GT back-bencher Ellio Solomon across the floor, but he also took community affairs minister Mike Adam, who has now lost his Cabinet job.

Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor said that, following the passage of the lack of confidence motion, he had consulted with the premier as required by the constitution and Bush had suggested to the governor that he dissolve the Legislative Assembly. However, Taylor took a different approach.

“After careful consideration and using my discretion as the Constitutionentitles me to do, I have decided not to dissolve the Assembly but to revoke the appointment of the Premier. Formal notification of my decision has now been given to him.  As a consequence, all Ministers have vacated their office, as required under Section 52(2) of the Constitution,” he explained.

“Following representations made to me by a majority of UDP MLAs advising that they support the appointment of Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP, MLA as Premier of the Cayman Islands, I have this morning appointed her in this capacity. I await her advice on the appointment of Ministers. I am satisfied that the Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly can form a stable, functioning government,” the governor added.

However, because Mike Adam crossed the floor with Bush, in order to form a new Cabinet Cayman’s first female leader must now appoint all of the remaining caucus members in the LA as ministers as she attempts to lead a minority group, with the help of the independent members and the opposition, until the elections in May.

There is still a considerable amount of legislation which the UDP had promised to pass before the Legislative Assembly is prorogued, including the introduction of a human tissue donation law for Dr Devi Shetty’s proposed hospital, the controversial Legal Practitioner’s Bill, changes to the seven year term limit in the immigration law, as well as government’s pre-budget plans in the Strategic Policy Statement.

The new government will now struggle to get much of this work done without the good will of the opposition benches. While the PPM and independent members have all agreed to prop up the minority UDP administration to give government a quorum for legislative sessions, they have said they will treat each piece of legislation on merit as it comes to parliament.. 

In one of the biggest surprises of yesterday’s no confidence vote, Adam who had reportedly been one of the original members of caucus strongly pushing for Bush’s voluntarily resignation, made an about turn and stymied his own political career in his support for the premier.

Check back to CNS for full details on the cabinet reshuffle.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wait da na Ms Julie on that machine paving those parking lots in Cayman Brac? lol she operating that machine all by herself

  2. Anonymous says:

    "What goes around comes around", Mr. Bush, you now know how it feels for this is what you did to Kurt in 2001 in the big coup at the time when you deposed of the thenLleader of Government Business when you were deputy leader. You did the exact same thing then when there was no good reason other than your hunger for power and total control. It has taken 11 long years however now it is your turn to have done to you what you did to others in the past. Payback is a bitch but this time you deserve everything you get XXXX

     

    The dawn of a new era.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't blame Mr. Bush for the overthrow of Mr. Tibbetts in 2001.  Remember what transpired and blame the person or persons who ever it was that could not and did not keep their word and went looking for Mr. Bush and his group in West Bay to give them power or have you forgotten?  Politics makes strange bed fellows I hope that the younger politicians now in power will never have to learn that lesson the hard way.  Politics in Cayman is now solely all about what's in it for me? that is the sad result of greed.  I see where this kind of politics isleading these islands and it's not in a good place.  I just hope that this is not the handwriting on the wall of things to come that will leave these beautiful islands as just another sad statistics and not the dawning of a new era.

  3. Non-Party Member says:

    Wonder whose driveway Juliana was paving in the photo? Regardless, a marvellous shot. While Michael Dukakis looked stupid driving that tank, Juliana’s handling of that giant contraption is simply spectactular.

  4. Jesus Christ! says:

    So let me get this straight, we got rid of McKeeva only to replace him with a woman who hears voices in her head and thinks the rapture is right around the corner? What will be her first act, to mandate snake handling and speaking in tongues in all government schools?

     

    Those who are celebrating the fall of McKeeva may live to regret it. With him we had nothing more than the classic old-time Chicago political boss who xxxxxx (you know) to get votes, amass power, and weaken rivals.

     

    With this new premier, however, we have someone who might be tempted to actually govern based on that voice that speaks back to her when she prays. Look at history, corrupt leaders are usually far less harmful to nations than delusional leaders who believe they have been annointed to do God's work.

     

    Be afraid, be very afraid.

  5. Cayman Mama says:

    Does Paul have a Pilot’s license?

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Governor is very very smart.

    Don't you all get it.  He has put them all under the microscope so that the whole world can now judge them just for what they are or are not.  This was a briliantly executed plan to oust the Man and in one fell swoop expose all those hiding behind that giant shadow.

    Kudos for the Gov's check and checkmate.

    Never underestimate the UK in these type matters, they use brains not brawn.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice to see that first photo of cayman’s second premier is one of her committing a crime.
    On a lighter note I would just love to be there when she sits down with lord dart

  8. Baldric says:

    That's big powerfulting in the picture – capable of flattening most other tings in its way noooo problem.

     

    What's the name of the equipment she steerin'?

     

  9. Anonymous says:

    This should dispel the myth that Caymanians don't have a sense of humour.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this means the death of the Chinese port deal as well.

    Close down all negotiations and save the countyry some money until we can have a government (and negotiator) who don't believe that conducting the country's business in secret, is a good idea…!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Ju Ju Banton will probably bring in Chinese from St. Lucia to do the job. I hear she has good connections over there.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What is the collective noun for former Premiers who have been deposed after corruption allegations?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wait, wait, wait… when is the big inauguration ceremony going to be for the new premier for the next 5 months? Also, I think it would be fitting that she go on a world tour as well for investment purposes.

  13. Red Flag says:

    So……who gets the DART portfolio?????

     

  14. Anonymous says:

    Woman a  go rule dis country!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      In the 21st centurrrrry…woman a go rise so open up your eyes or is it man need to realize? Oh well you folks know where this is going

    • Anonymous says:

      Why such an elegant photo CNS? She looks like she's on a farm about to go milk cows and gather hay.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who would believe that Cayman would come to dis. Remember the little chorus that I heard in ju ju church? "It wont be long all trouble and trials".

    • Anonymous says:

      Woman a go ruin dis country!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hoping and praying that now the dictator has gone, the remaining 5 will do what is right and what is best for the country.  Hope they can show us that they are capable and honest and there will be no more wasting our money on foolish trips, no more trying to bypass the Central Tenders Committee, no more law suits and that they will do all they can to work with the PPM and the independents.  They must remember that we are all watching them because we have had enough of the govt. wasting our money, acting as though it is their own money they are spending and the careless disregard for our laws.  Hope they also remember that many of us are strugglilng financially – even those of us lucky enough to still have jobs.  This is due to increase after increase in fees, gas, etc. implemented by their previous leader.  Please give us a break by reducing the 25cents tax on fuel and/or import duty.  And could you please appoint a new unbiased professional speaker in the LA.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I'm no Julianna supporter for sure but I don't think that she spent as much as McKeeva.  At least not travelling. XXXX We already know about paving.

    I'm hoping that the position doesn't continue going to her head and that she heed the warnings and realize that the higher that you go the harder you fall.

    I don't know much about the other UDP members but I am a little concerned about Julie having Finances.  I'm also hoping that Rolston has learned his lesson and will be a better role model to our children.  I would like to have him go to the schools and talk about it.

    Don't be confused however.  Come 2013, I would never vote for any of these people unless I saw big changes in them and if McKeeva is not running.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Now I've seen it all, and it's deeply insulting. Juliana will call herself 'the first female Premier of the Cayman Islands'. Another great national honour being utterly wasted on someone unfit to hold public office to begin with that will leave future generations with a black mark on their consciousness. XXXX This country makes me truly sick and ashamed at times. Horrible decision on the Governor's part. We know there will be no Christian humility from Juliana. She is just the other head of the same dragon of hubristic incompetence. The full title and dignities should be withheld from her. This is not only a minority government, it's the smallest one I've ever seen. She is not our leader and should be treated as such.

     

    This episode also goes to show if you stick by your leader for all the perks until you absolutely have to jump, and then you do, you get rewarded with a Cabinet post, even if you're a moron.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Governor made the right decision.  Remember T&C?  Well, they elected the same corrupt party back into office that was in office when the UK took over.  The Governor is saving us from ourselves. He is hoping that by 2013, there will be new faces that we will elect and hopefully West Bay won't put McKeeva back in.  If we have early elections, we might end up with the same people because everyone hasn't declared yet and there are still voters to be signed up.  Also, now they have to work with PPM and the independents.  They can't pass all the laws by themselves like they did before.  The Governor made the best decision.  Thank you sir.

  18. village idiot of Absurdistan says:

    Can't help but wonder how CHEC looks at all this- wondering where did their negotiating contacts of Foolio, CG, and Mac B go?

    And I can't help but think back to the days of Foolio hosting the CrossTalk and saying how bad things were, how he expected better, and how he would do things differently. And look at where he is now. Well he will at least go down in history as part of the first government under the new constitution to be derailed. Rundown will be a runaway in 2013. They will have to extend the event to 4 or 5 hours minimum.  

     

    Weren't Government coffers running very close to empty with the credit line all but used up? Whose been minding the finances during the past 30 days. Hope someone gets their hands back on the tiller before the good ship Cayman rounds aground. 

     

  19. Anonymous12 says:

    At least the world ends on friday

  20. Anonymous says:

    congragulations Madan O'Conolly — You sure deserve this post. We the Bracas have been in the dark for far too long and ofcourse gettin' eaten' by mosqutoZ !!

  21. Anonymous says:

    I don't know if they have taken prayer out of the schools yet, but there is going to be a lot of it in businesses between now and May if we are going to survive.

  22. Anonymous says:

    His Excellency asked "Errr…whoes turf do you say I was on now"?

  23. Anonymous says:

    My questions are:

     

    Does Mac's salary decrease now?

    Do we have to still pay for a driver for Mac?

    Do we still have to pay utility bills for Mac?

    Do we still have to pay for cook/helper for Mac?

    Do we have to still pay for christmas lights for Mac?

    Do we get re-imbursed for the fence built at Mac's house?

    Does Mike's salary get decreased?

    Does Mike and Mac's Minister privileges get revoked?

    Will Rolston take a driver now as Dep. Premier?

    How many trips will Cline be going on as Minister?

    How many more trips overseas will Julie now crave as Premier, saying it is to attract investors to Cayman?

    What is Dwayne's position on the Christmas Clean-up now as Minister for Community Affairs?

    Does Richard Parchment still have a job and access to Glasshouse?

    What does MAc's driver do now?

    Will Julie be "Premier-ing" from the Brac or Government Administration office in Grand Cayman?

    How many days until May 2013 will she spend in GCM? and Will she be living at the Ritz?

    • Knot S Smart says:

      Please could I add two questions to your list?

      Does Richard Parchment still have access to the fax machine at the glass house?

      Does Ms Julies driver now transfer to Rolly?

      • Anonymous says:

        Does Mac still get paid two pensions?

        Can we now have our two million back from his church?

      • Anonymous says:

        I dont think so especially how he is such a good friend of her family. I dont think she will be letting him go.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those are difficult questions but I would think that the overseas trips will have to stop since with only 5 in the party there is nobody left to act when they are away.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, I can answer you sort of about Julie.  She spends time between both islands now.

      • Anonymous says:

        Will her luggage have priority over all other passengers when she arrives from C Brac, when hers has to be taken off first that causes some tourists making connecting flights to USA etc to not go with the passenger but instead have to be sent later costing Cayman Airways have to pay to have them delivered to where ever the tourist live. What power.

    • Anonymous says:

      Leonard Dilbert and Joey Ebanks?

      • roseapple says:

        I was bout to ask about Len Len. Does he still have a job? Feel bad for Mikey doh. He just feels obligated to Bushy for the opportunity.Maybe KX will take him back. Where he belongs. Viva Mikey!

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm in support of Rollie having a driver as we all know how he loves to drink and drive and carry ghosts at odd hours of the morning.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Kiss mi neck back…pot diss di kettle! I hope none of you really think she is an improvement from Mac. Infact we just stirred the shit!

     

     

  25. Just Commentin' says:

    There are those here who have voiced opposition to the photograph accompanying this article. But why oppose the picture now?

    To be honest, when I first saw the picture used in respect of a previous article relating to the Brac paving, I snickered in a somewhat derisive manner. But now, for reasons I will soon explain, I admire the picture and the person in it.

    While anyone who has read my previous comments knows that I have taken extreme offense at, and have been highly critical of, many things the UDP has done (including some of Juju's actions), I am now willing to sit back with some popcorn and be (relatively) quiet and see where this show is going.

    I am of the strong opinion that Ms. Juliana certainly has the capability and experience to be an excellent leader and has the potential to be the breath of fresh air this land sorely needs right now. For a long time I have wanted to see a female in a significan leadership positiion, I am glad it has come to pass and hope that Ms. Julie will not disappoint us.

    Even though I still think that she was daft and suffered a serious lapse in good judgement for aligning herself with Mac in the first place, I am hoping that she has come to her senses and I am willing to approach her leadership with an open mind, for now.  I do sincerely hope that she will not play political football and party politics and will try and succeed in bringing healing to this wounded land. I hope a restructured UDP will also do what is right and sensible and relegate Mac to a place of insignificance and rally behind their new Premiere.

    To the detractors of the photograph: bear in mind that JuJu was Deputy Premiere when she voluntarily climbed up into the machine and posed for the shot. To me this photograph now conveys to us all much of what is good and right about Ms. Juâ€Șlie: she has a keen sense of humour and she obviously does not take herself so seriously that she can't have a good time and allow a smile or two at the expense of "decorum". This in itself is a drastic departure from the high-and-mighty attitude of most Caymanian politicians.

    In light of current circumstances, I think the photo is very appropriate in that it shows a woman taking the control of a complex and powerful machine: this is a very good analogy to her appointment as Premiere. While I am pretty sure that if she had actually driven the paver it would not have ended well as she was not experienced in paving, I have little doubt that she has theexperience in government to become a good leader for our land. I implore her to do her utmost to put the past behind and make this a marvelous new beginning.

    Yes, Ms. Julie! Take the wheel and steer it right! We know you can do do it! Please be best Premiere in our history! I sincerely wish you well.

    • Rorschach says:

      Please be best Premiere in our history!

       She hasn't been arrested…Yet…so she's already an improvement over the first one…

    • Anonymous says:

      Julie was there with the others agreeing with Mack on his decisions. So does that make her better than he? We knew that the opportunity would come one day for her to go against him, it was always the predictions of one of the old seasoned supporters, however we are surprised that she took so long to jump at it. Look at that smile. Crying time coming later.

      • Just Commentin' says:

        Another reason this land is going to hell in a hand basket: missing the point, majoring on the minors, and tearing things apart even before they have been built.  You missed my point entirely. Look through the Comments archives: few people here on CNS have been any more critical of the UDP and even Ms. Julie than I have been; however, unlike you I am prepared to  – for now – tone down the criticism and try my best to have an open mind about the New UPD and the new Premiere.

         

        What I said was that I have no doubt that Ms. Julie has the experience and the potential to be a very good leader. It is now up to her to live up to that potential. But to do so she needs a reasonable amount of support.  After being in an abyss of horridly untenable leadership under Bush and living through a period of acrimonious division unprecedented in our territory, it is incumbent on the PPM and Ezzard and indeed all of us, for the good of the Cayman Islands,  to unite together,expect, and work toward the establishment of good governance. To have any hope of achieving we must at least try put old hard feelings and differences aside, cease the ax grinding, and give this new team a chance. Listen, I am a world-class ax grinder but for now I have put my ax and grinder away in hopes for better days ahead. But trust me, I will be quick to put stone to metal should the UDP 5not change for the better.

        Is she/will she be better than Bush?  While we might hold some deep opinions on the matter, unless and until she and the new government are given the opportunity to show us what they can do when out from under the shadow of the Macaroon, we cannot say with any certainty. She might be the best thing that has ever happened to these islands, as well as she might be far worse than Bush. Who knows? This might even be a machiavellian conspiracy to resurrect Bush. Theories and opinions abound, but it is certain that without the initial support of the people her administration is doomed from the start.  If the now pervasive negative divisive attitude persists, the Cayman Islands are certainly doomed.

        I will be the first to agree that Ms. Juliana made the absolutely poorest  and most mindless choice imaginable in supporting Bush and remaining affiliated with him for so long. I know Ms. Julie personally and I have never been able to wrap my head around her alliance with the Macaroon. To say the least I was bitterly disappointed in her as were many of even her staunchest supporters. But at least she finally negated this choice (albeit under extreme circumstances). According to reliable sources Ms. Julie was quite instrumental in ending Bush's mad reign. I would proffer that if not for Julianna, Bush would still be Premiere. For this I am willing to take a deep breath and give the UPD 5 until the scheduled elections to prove themselves, and I encourage others to do so.  Is this too much to ask?

  26. Knot S Smart says:

    Dispach from the Cayman Islands – December 19th, 2012.

    It all started in the early hours of the morning a garbage truck ran right over a car.

    Then the Deputy Premier used a steam roller and ran right over the Premier.

    Minister Adams decided to disguise himself from the voters by dying his hair green and his beard red.

    Someone sat down with MLA Solomon and explained to him why the people are calling him 'Foolio'.

    Capt Ebanks decided to continue his hibernation until March.

    The Govv-ner told Mac to 'Get Thee Behind Me!'

    Minister Anglin agreed to get Alden's permission before spending more money on the schools.

    Pastor Ezzard decided to preach peace and reconcilation.

    And oh yes. Alden still wants to be Premier…

  27. Anonymous says:

    Poor Choice of words and photo for the new premier CNS.

  28. Anonymous says:

    CNS I think this picture is highly inappropiate. Regardless of how we feel about the premier or UDP, we must give credit to the 5 for making such a bold and difficult move. I think you should be a bit kinder with your picture.

     

    • Knot S Smart says:

      CNS i'm sorry but I have to agree with this poster.

      Could you please photoshop a straw hat on her head, and a bunch of roses in her hand?

  29. Anonymous says:

    And may God have mercy on all our souls!!!!! This is just handing over the reins of power from one idiot to a bigger one.

  30. Anonymous says:

    OK Mac gone , now lets work on removing his oil slick starting with the Speaker. His UDP followers fate will be decided by the voting public, his special business friends will hopefully be taken down by the police.

    Thank you Governor and UK for keeping a subtle hand on the proceedings.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Time to vote for a temporary UK takeover and clean up.

  32. Anonymous says:

    I will see you in (pop-a-top park) Wp! Bring keke gov c-card! Premier party in Wp lol!

    Wp Braca

  33. Anonymous says:

    Lmfaooo Dwayne ‘Sacred Vessel’ in charge of Gender Affairs !!

    I swear you can’t make this sh!t up ! Hahahaaahaaa

  34. Anonymous says:

    I have never been more afraid..UDP continues to terrify me!

    This is terrible.

    I cry for my countrt

  35. noname says:

    From the bottom of the barrel to the floater in the bowl.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I have never been more afraid..UDP continues to terrify me

  37. Anonymous9 says:

    CNS PLEEEEEEEASE don't change the photo lest we forgive why it's there.

    It is so perfect.

  38. Anonymous says:

    O MY GOD !! what a hurry come bring up , we in now !

     

    We be sinking even more now, PPM is a bunch of crap ! Independents are foolish and I am so shock of the other UDP members.

    Rollie as the New Deputy Premier and he can even =run his household, and not to forget his recent charges or even Dwaynes in the past.

     

    Cayman people really forgetfull !

     

    Wounder where i be moving to now ?????

     

    Good bye Cayman

  39. Anonymous says:

    What a XXXXing embarrassment!

  40. Anonymous says:

    What a picture!

    Tarmac Julie = 2nd worst premier ever!

    At least we are moving in the right direction…

  41. Dred says:

    Mike has disappointed me so much. I worked with Mike for many years and thought honestly he was a mentally strong and honourable person but after I have seen this I am left to wonder if it was simply him pulling the wool over our eyes and this is truly who he is or if somehow someway he is being coerced into this in ways we simply do not know.

    All I have to say is Mike, as a person, as a representative and as a fellow countryman you have let us all down.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Mike Adam is one of the most honorable men in this country. He has not let anyone down. He has never sought power or money for himself. He has and continues to put the Cayman Islands first above all else. He has worked tirelessly for the people of this country and to besmirch his name is blasphemy! You know not of what you speak. Shame on you

      • Anonymous says:

        "Blasphemy"? That must be tongue in cheek or you are making a fool of yourself.

        Mike Adam has let this entire country down and has proven that he is not an honorable man by his actions. He has not acted in the best interests of this country. Instead he has shown himself to be spineless by going back on the written request he made to the premier to resign last Sunday evening and by the agreement he made with all UDP MLAs last week Friday. If he was acting under duress he should have reported it to the authorities, or couldn't he afford to report it because he would reveal too much? He has proven himself completely unfit for public office.     

    • Anonymous says:

      The man is intelligent and also respectable. I cant blame him unless Mack was charged. The courts has to prove him wrong first. What if he wins? We are all going to pay for this. Mike is smart, also a winner in the next election, at least we can call him loyal.

      • Anonymous says:

        Dude, Mike signed the paper along with the other UDP MLAs asking him to resign. He then got the squeeze and caved. Obviously his position was not based on some conviction or principle or loyalty. Lack of character or has his own skeletons.  GTers would be fools to re-elect this man.  

  42. Anonymous says:

    One down, how many more to go?

  43. Anononymous says:

    Not a bad move of the governor at all. I don't think the opposition was ready for this onealden had something else in mind thinking about himself. It maybe the governor is tired of power hungry dickheads and want to give the woman a chance, less bickering and power stuggle.

    A lesson learned guys.

    But it is in the best interest of the country to appoint the deputy premier as new Premier as it allows no room for instability and smooth  governance, as we need to move forward but swiftly at this time in our history.

    It makes the governors job much easier. The govenor will do the obvious, make life very easy for himself. He's not sweating this one I can assure you.

    Everyone just need to operate as a coalition in the best interest of the country, putting the people of this country first and self and party, and special interest  last.

     

  44. Anonymous says:

    Have to admit I find the democratic political process at work here very fascinating. A leader of a country forced to resign after being arrested on allegations involving fraud and corruption. The resignation forced by members of his own party who they themselves are under suspicion of alleged misuse of Government funds and also awaiting sentencing for a drink driving and a mysterious lady charge – who now come back and are appoimnted leader and deputy leader.

    Compare the above to the resignation last week of the sports minister of Indonesia Andi Mallarengeng over being named as a suspect in an anti corruption drive. The Jakarta Post reports that:

    'Andi’s decision to resign demonstrates gentlemanliness in our politics, a good example of responsibility exhibited by someone in a high-ranking position who is facing legal problems.'

    Or the Israeli Foreign Minsiter Avigdor Lieberman who resigned last week as well over allegations of fraud and breach of trust. Mr. Lieberman was quoted as saying:

    'I am not legally obliged to resign, but I do so in the interests of Israel and that there will be no distraction from my parties Government.'

    Can someone explain to me like I am a seven year old, how on eart the young people of Cayman are going to learn the important lessons of integrity, responsibility and consequences with this lot in the legislature who are only interested in themselves and not the people of Cayman.

  45. Anonymous says:

    and a "BRACA" at that!!!! congratulations Ms. Juliana!

  46. Peter Parker says:

    I am sure that the "hinduists" are over the moon. 

  47. Anonymous says:

    The choice of picture is very tongue-in-cheek. Love your sense of humour, CNS, and way of not letting us forget JuJu's sins.

    Can't wait to get rid of all these UDP remnants in 2013!!!!!

  48. Anonymous says:

    "Anointed" premier. How Old Testament of you CNS and fitting to JuJu's image.

     

    LOL

  49. Anonymous says:

    Ju, Ju, Jump from the frying pan into the fire.

     

     

  50. Anonymous says:

    So Elio, the English have taken over have they? So Elio, the Five and PPM were simply invitiing the Governor to repeat Turks and Caicos? In all my life I've never seen such a "hurry come up" as yourself. You have used the one gift God gave you, the gift of gab, to try and miniuplate rather than comfort. Your displays of anger and arrongance are overwhelming. But because I hate no one, I will give you some sound advice – find humility within yourself before God finds it for you. And don't ever run for politics again.

     

     

  51. Anonymous says:

    Ohhhhhhh crap. That mean no ham or turkey for me for christmas.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, you might get 3 or 4 now, since there are 4 "parties or groups" in the LA – 2 diff UDP groups or parties, 1 PPM, and 1 independent party with Arden and Ezzard

  52. Hon. Absurdistani says:

    > "as required by the constitution and Bush had suggested to the governor that he dissolve the Legislative Assembly. However, Taylor took a different approach…. After careful consideration and using my discretion as the Constitution entitles me to do, I have decided not to dissolve the Assembly but to revoke the appointment of the Premier."

     

    Thank you, Your Excellency, for not going along with Mac's opinion and for doing the right thing here.

    • Anonymous says:

      I second that, thank you Governor Duncan Taylor. I'm sure Big Mac just wanted you to dissolve the government so that he could say it was all your fault, Englands fault, the FCO's fault, Aldens fault, anyones fault but his.

    • Anonymous says:

      I could kiss all those Dart gifts goodbye!  But Mr. Governor was probably forewarned that McKeeva would get back in if he called for new elections

  53. Anonymous says:

    From Big Mac to Tarmac

  54. Anonymous says:

    "They see me rollin They hatin


    Patrolling they tryin to catch me ridin dirty"
  55. Anonymous says:

    Abolish the office of "Premier".  Such a lofty title for persons of such limited stature.

  56. Anonymous says:

    To put more power in the hands of Julianna is like opening up the government coffers and begging the public to help themselves. The way she spends government money? She will have a field day!  Well, I suppose she has learned from her mistakes and under watchful eyes she can be controlled for the next few months. But, DWAYNE SEYMOUR? lord have mercy!! Can we go back to the drawing board, this poor fella don't even know the Lord's Prayer. WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT!  Honourable Governor Duncan, I have always supported you and I think you are a great governor, but, but, but can you pleaseeeee call an early election.   The people of the Cayman Islands have had ENOUGH and it would be a good thing to greet the New Year with a little dignity and peace of mind…Thank you Sir?

  57. Anonymous says:

    Are the procedures still the same when applying for Nation Building Funds? I would like her to build me a little vacation home on the Brac.

    • Truth Hurts says:

      The process is still the same. Suck up to the Premier for all you are worth…sell your soul to her and the UDP and provide total and utter unwavering, rock solid support regardless of the blatent abuses of power you witness. Never speak out, never voice your own mind. Become a zombie. Then sit back and watch the cash, fancy titles and accolates be heaped upon you. Considering the standing of the few who have already handsomely benefited from the NBF out of all proportion to their benefit to the wider public, you should do just fine.

  58. Anonymous says:

    in reality the election will not change much…there is unlikley to be 1 party with an overall majority….

    however cayman needs to take a long hard lok at itself if you have someone like juju as premier….even if it just for 5months….

    it goes to show the importance of the position of deputy premier it should only go to someone who is capable of being premier…

  59. Anonymous says:

    Nice Picture CNS, lol.

  60. Anonymous says:

    When is she going to address the country on the Auditor General's report on the Brac Paving?

    http://centos6-httpd22-php56-mysql55.installer.magneticone.com/o_belozerov/31115drupal622/crime/2012/05/30/minister-looks-lawyers-over-brac-paving-report

     

    It's not going to look good if we have another Premier arrested in less than six months.

    • Anonymous says:

      She will do it the same day Bush comes clean on his own.  Why would expect something else?

  61. Anonymous says:

    Oh come on CNS you could have used a better picture.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is nothing whatsoever wrong with that picture. It proves without a doubt she was both out of bed and in Cayman for five minutes in the last three years.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Hurry! Build a four lane highway project on the Brac between now and May!

  63. YoungCaymanian says:

    CNS Try change that picture of Juliana!! This is our newly appointed Premier please have some respect and class!!! STOP MAKING OUR GOVERNMENT LOOK LIKE A GAME STOCK!!!!! 

    • Anonymous says:

      IT IS

    • Kmanzteal says:

      Would that be a "laughing stock" or a "game cube"?

    • Anonymous says:

      "STOP MAKING OUR GOVERNMENT LOOK LIKE A GAME STOCK!!!!! "

       

      CNS hardly had anything to do with that, the UDP did a swell job of that themselves!

    • Anonymous says:

      On the contrary I think its very appropriate and reflects the concerns of most of the public who the present government, our new Premier incuded, make us look like a laughing stock.

    • Anonymous says:

      The picture suits. Changing the picture does not change the person. If you wanted to see a beautiful woman then you should have elected her. You are doing a good job CNS keep up te good works. We love you.

  64. Anonymous says:

    Why is the title reading Juliana "anointed"  premier ? Last time i checked anointed and appointed are two different words each with very different meanings and cannot be used interchangeably.

    • Sotong says:

      Definition of anoint (from OED)

      "nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position"

      • Anonymous says:

        The constitution says "appoint".

        • Sotong says:

          I am sure it does.

          However CNS is not under any obligation to only use words used in the Constitution. They chose to use the word ‘anoint’, and considering oneof the definitions in the OED they were perfectly correct in doing so.

    • Anonnymous says:

      That's CNS for you.  No respect!

  65. YoungCaymanian says:

    Finally  a POSITVE MOVE in the right direction for our country!!!! There is hope for these beloved Isles after all justice was served and the protocol for this matter was handled to the T in a swift and professional manner!!! I am so proud of the way that this was handled and this truly shows that there are those who care about this Country and its international reputation!!

    May God guide the hands of this newly formed government and our new Premier to calmer and more prosperous waters!!! 

    GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED ISLES!!!!!!! COUNTRY FIRST! 

  66. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow. Well done Ms. O'Connor. Best of Luck with it !!