Bush set to face the people

| 20/12/2012

DSC_4996-2_1.png(CNS): The former Cayman Island premier is scheduled to hold a public meeting in George Town this evening, when he is expected to speak about his recent ousting from office and the new shape of the United Democratic Party. The political group is now divided between support for the ‘former UDP Five’ now holding government and the ‘Bush Four’, following the ousting of McKeeva Bush’s government on Tuesday. Following a meeting with Bush and the UDP membership last night, it is understood that he moved to oust the five from the UDP and is alleged to have accused them all of various questionable dealings.

Bush, Mike Adam, Capt Eugene Ebanks and Ellio Solomon walked across the floor during the no confidence motion on Wednesday, causing a split in the party. According to sources inside the UDP, Bush is not going quietly and will remain in the political game. Confident that his arrest will not impede his political career and insisting he has done nothing wrong, Bush appears to be ready for what is likely to be a major political battleground in the May 2013 general election.

When Juliana O’Connor-Connolly held her first press briefing yesterday as premier, she and her new cabinet colleagues admitted that they did not now know exactly where they stood in relation to the UDP and being ousted from the party was a risk the five of them took when they made the decision to put country first ahead of their leader.

It is understood that the membership is now lining up behind both sides but it appears Bush will be laying claim to the continued leadership of the original UDP, while those supporting the new government are likely to take on a new moniker in the coming months as the election campaign begins in earnest.

Although the former UDP 5 were unsure of their party label, they did make it clear they would all be running in the next election, including Cline Glidden, who, after joining the new Cabinet, said he was reconsidering his earlier decision to exit the political arena at the next election.

The UDP boss will now be seeking to redefine the party, create a new West Bay team to ensure his own return the Legislative Assembly and take stock on the other districts. With time ticking on the election calendar and as a veteran of the political game, the former premier is likely to concentrate only on George Town, where the six seats will prove a critical component, given the loss of his two Bodden Town members, who will now inevitable split the UDP vote.

Bush is scheduled to speak at 7:30pm at the courthouse in George Town. The former premier was arrested at his home in West Bay some ten days ago (Tuesday 11 December) on suspicion of theft and various offences under the anti-corruption law. The allegations relate to the misuse of a government credit card and the importation of a consignment of dynamite without the correct permits. He has denied all of the accusations and described the arrest as a witch hunt by the UK fuelled by his political foes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Islands, which was long dubbed the “Islands Time Forgot”, transformed over the span of 50 odd years from a sleepy farming and fishing village way of life to an economically progressive jewel of the Caribbean.

  2. noname says:

    Big Mac go and sell Winton Rose new Church that you was buliding in Bodden Twon for hurricane shelter.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seems like a lot of politicians posting on here these days!

  4. Anonymous says:

    People people… its true… Mac is not a wealthy person… but his wife is! the Ritz deals all went through Cambridge Realty, the Stan Thomas deals probably went the same place 😉

    • Anonymous says:

      I know what I'd do if I was her….

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman is a rich place too, 5th largest financial center in the world with more work permit holders than native people, yet there is over 6% unemployment and some poverty.  There are people here that are now finding it very difficult to find food to give their family.  Last time I checked BVI, Bermuda and Monaco did not have these problems and we are equal to or above them.  The average Cayman lives in denial and those who are old enough are still trapped in the late 70s and 80s, and the rest are some where in the clouds.  I can believe that Mac is not a wealthy person because he gave away too much and and quite honestly he received far too little in  in return.   I feel displaced and really since I had not choice in the matter I wouldhave preferred if he had give 3,000 status to financially secured retirees we would still be able to say we have no unemployment in this country.  As much as his political colleague in TCI did he is not panhandling he ran and seeked asylum but I believe he received and stashed enough or all of his friends in high places did not abandon him.  He was not living the paupers file in Brazil, as matter of fact it is reported that he was living in a very affluent neighbourhood then can't say the same thing about his accomodations today as I believe he is now an official guest of the Brazilian government at the request of HM government at Ary Franco Prison.

      • Anonymous says:

        Don't fool youself. Times are at least as tough in Bermuda.

        As far as I can see Mac gave away govt's money, not his own, and when it came to 'electioneering' he had plenty of wealthy backers. Anyone who draws down a govt. salary of CI$13,000 per month, receives a pension of CI$8,000, has not paid any of his own bills for the last 3 1/2 years, receives 'consultancy fees' to tune of $750,000 per transaction is a wealthy man. The police will need to be able to trace his assets which are probably well-hidden.

        Mac seems to be a direct replica of Misick.      

  5. GT Voter says:

    The new Bush party name (according to Bush) C.N.L.P – Conservative National Labour Party CNLP Vs the UDP, PNP, C4C and 2 Supa Dumpa Independents 

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yuh pick him up, yuh lick him down, him bounce right back…what a hard man fi dead!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Question to the legal minds

     

    Is there currently any provision in Cayman law to strip an elected official of his/her titles, honors, benefits or pension once convicted of a crime which carries a prison sentence?

  8. Anonymous says:

    The man is a legend . . . . . .

     

    . . . . in his own mind.

     

    And the legend reads:

    Failed as First Cayman Bank founder

    Failed as First Cayman Premier
     

    What a way to make a nation proud.

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Not FOUNDER of Cayman Bank – that goes back into the mists of history and a Texas group – he was a DIRECTOR..

  9. Anonymous says:

    Outcast UDP group still trying to convince people! Go home and sleep, you all are done done for! The only people that believes in you keke is XXXX Jordanian & free status Jamaicans!

     

    Caymanian

  10. Anonymous says:

    Interesting that many people on this forum choose to opt out of listening to what he has to say.  Is this not what has got us into the mess we find ourselves?  A couple of days ago many people were acknowledging that what has gone on was probably not the fault of one man alone and the rest of his "team" were, at the very least, complicit in the whole shenanigans (and we all know that it goes beyond that for some of these people who have been having their cake and eating it).  

    If the man has something to say that is relevant to whether these people should be in power or get your vote in May then we should be listening so that we can all make the most informed decisions possible.

    This isn't about Mac and his ravings, but about what we do going forward and who we cast our votes for – someone who might be acting in our interests and not just their own.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Man that is some mouth…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wonder  if Helium was taking names…

    All of the Made-In-China appliances won't save Elio  and Mike!

  13. Anonymous says:

    As a businessman, I am glad that the so called legislators in this country are wrapped up in their petty soap opera politics. The less time they spend in the LA means the less damage they can do to the country. I hope that the stalemate contuinues.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I can only hope that someone went by his house and took down the billbord while he was in GT!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Elio, Mike and Eugene are the worst kind of traitors.   First, they joined the other 5 and asked Mac to step down.  When Mac refused, they decided to side with him.  They tare tonight publicly stating their "loyalty" to Mac. These 3 people cannot be trusted!

    Innocent until proven guilty is one thing but how can anyone support a premier that has to get permission from the police before he can travel?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is this public meeting still happening?  I don't see anything on Cayman 27 and they usually show his public meetings

    • Anonymous says:

      Just passed by, Mac still speaking and speaking to a crowd of loyal Jamaicans…A vote for Mac, after seeing his followers, would be the death of the Cayman we know.

      • Anonymous says:

        I beg to differ my friend. I was there with some of the PPM candidates and we were shocked to see the cross section of persons in attendance. Yes you are right that there was loyal Jamaicans but trust me, there was also many loyal Caymanians there. Guesstimate put the crowd around 1500 and maybe 30% was Jamaican. The turn out was shocking!

        • Anonymous says:

          I appreciate your courteous observation but would disagree that as many as 1500 were there.

          500 maybe…but we do seem to share the same shock sentiment.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you factor in those who stayed in cars it was probably more like 1200 as in the meeting there was at least 850-950 in the actual audience.

        • Anonymous says:

          You folks have a nerve implying that only Jamaicans come out for free food.

    • Anonymous says:

      They dont have any cash to pay for LIVE TV!!! You dont see that their UDP website is down due to none-payment. 

  17. Anonymous says:

    So who else is he going to blame:

    It’s the PPMs fault
    It’s Governors fault
    It’s civil service bureaucracy
    It’s devil worshipped
    It’s the press
    It’s dem bloggers
    Now it’s his former colleagues –

    ….does this man ever take responsibility for his part in these debacles?

    Interesting that he kept quiet about their dirty dealings as long as they went along with his dirt

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hey Mac, why don’t you listen to the advice that Tony and Michael must surely have given you, and keep your trap shut?! After all, having been arrested, you now have the right to remain silent, but, unfortunately, it’s the capacity that you lack. Surely, the last thing you want to do now is to start spouting off about all the dirty misdeeds that your former minion committed, otherwise you might further inculpate yourself! And besides, if you knew all of these salacious “facts”, and kept them secret until now, isn’t that absolute proof of your moral turpitude? After all, blackmail only works if you dont get caught doing it, stupid! By the way, didn’t they tell you about collective responsibility?

    • NeoSurvivor says:

      In the immortal words of Ron White:  "I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability."

    • Anonymous says:

      It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!

      Not that there was any doubt before.

    • Anonymous says:

      Shrek: Donkey, you HAVE the right to remain silent. What you lack is the capacity

  19. Anonymous says:

    No one should go! It would be nice to see you out there talking to yourself! After what you have done this country for years!!!

    Braca

    • Anonymous says:

      18;43

       

      Bracker….I chanlenge you to come back with your specifics. of what he has done to this country for years…please just don't be one that gather under the grape trees with your friends  and spew hate at this man. when you dont have a clue what you talking about.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I smell RABBLE ROUSERS!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Oh for goodness sake..STFU.  Don't you know when to hold your mouth?  I was so happy when you kept quiet during the debate.  I was hoping that would continue.  Let the country live in peace at least for the Christmas.

  22. Anonymous says:

    As usual he wants to be the only one talking in the room. That way no one can call you out when you claim night is day and down is up.

  23. Anonymous says:

    One of the UDP splinter groups should form a new party…..the DDP, the Divided Democratic Party.

  24. Anonymous says:

    This confirms that UDP has always been about Mac and Mac alone. Anyone that appears on any platform with this man is worse than he is.
    Anyone that fails to realize that Mac needs to stay away from politics until the legal issues are cleared up has put Mac before country.

  25. Just Commentin' says:

    OMG! Is this a skit from Saturday Night Live or what?

     

    "…(Bush) accused them all (the UDP 5) of various questionable dealings."  Yeah, like supporting a mindless moron as party leader.

     

    "Confident that his arrest will not impede his political career…"  Really now? That is, of course, if the definition of "impede" does not include getting your a$$ kicked from the highest office in the land to being a laughing stock sitting on the back bench.

     

    "The UDP boss will now be seeking to…create a new West Bay team to ensure his own return the Legislative Assembly…"   Provided, of course, that the Macaroon does not become a constituent of another team: the Northward road cleaning team.

     

    I think it is time the people of the Cayman Islands grant Bush the role he so richly deserves: irrelevance.

     

  26. Anonymous says:

    All right thinking people should completely boycott this meeting and any meeting held by Mckeeva and his appendages. He should be concentrating on preparing for his time in court. I surely hope and pray that the Governor, the Police and the Public Prosecutor are preparing.

    Its now time for all good people who have any evidence of wrong doings to come forward and lay it all on the table.

    Let work together for the right reasons, for a better Cayman Islands.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of Bob Marley: Ambush in the Night

  28. Anonymous says:

    Mac, you are our only, and still Premiere in God's eyes. What those others did to you was no more than what Judas did to our Savior Jesus Christ. But there day will come, and very soon too.

     

    Ms. Julie should be shame of herself and should not call herself a Christian for what she has done to you after you have been so good to her. Shame on her. But the Good Lord will not forget what she has done to you this day. You still have the majority support in the Brac, George Town and West Bay.

    • Anonymous says:

      'Premiere in God's eyes' – blasphemy! You assume to know God's will? 

      'Ms. Julie should be shame of herself and should not call herself a Christian for what she has done to you after you have been so good to her.' – Who are you to judge?

      How dare you call yourself a Christian.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ellio that you?

    • Anonymous says:

      Since when did you become the majority in the Brac, George Town and West Bay?

    • Anonymous says:

      And you need to consult a psychiatrist.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's people like yourself that make me have no faith in democracy.

  29. Anonymous says:

    This meeeting should be held here in Jamaica because he is the kind of politicians that we always support.

  30. McCarron McLaughlin says:

    Let the campaigning begin. :>)

  31. SANDFLY says:

    Why is mac having a meeting in GT? Only thing I could figure is there are more morons there including Eilo and Adams. Mac go back to WB. We are sick of you.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Who is capt Eugene Eubanks? I follow Cayman politics very closely and have never heard of him

    • Baldric says:

      He not been on land so much, been more around boats  – used to be an anchor.

    • Anonymous says:

      He has the best job in the world. 16 years of doing nothing and saying nothing in the LA for a big salary.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Bush go home stay home till the Police come get you again and let us try to enjoy Christmas!

    We have had it with your mad ravings about who doing you wrong!

    We had it with your bullying!

    If anyone in the history of the Cayman Islands should be ashamed of then selves it you!

    Your ship is sinking, know it, see it, feel it, and go down with it!!!!

     

  34. wide-eyed and bushy-tailed says:

    Regardless of what anyone wants to say about McKeeva, he's been in politics longer than anyone, he's done alot for Cayman, yes he has, and he has a way of bouncing back. Like a boomerang. Watch. He will be back. Don't under estimate the boy from Old Bush 😉   

    • Non-Party Member says:

      Wishful thinking, and having followed Mr.Bush’s political career since the very start I know where you’re coming from, but times have changed and surely this is a different kettle of fish with the arrest and all these pending charges ahead. I believe this really is the end for him. But time will tell.

      • Anonymous says:

        I hope it is the end for him,  We, the poorer people of these islands do not need this man jaunting all over the world, visiting the Chinese, the Arabs and every other questionable country in the world, while we cannot get supplies or food for our indigent bed-ridden family members, I supported McKeeva years ago when he first decided to run for politics.  I believed in him and what he promised to do for the country, but now I see that he has always been in this thing aolely for himself, family and friends.  The rest of us can starve to death, for all he cares.  I think it is time that he stays out of politics for the good of the country.

         

    • Anonymous says:

      How can that be? He's been in politics longer than anyone and still knows zilch about running a country?

  35. Red Flag says:

    So now the man with clean hands and a pure heart is going to spill the beans on his former colleagues…….did he just learn about these transgressions???  Seems there is less than a honorable reason for keeping these misdeeds hidden from the public for so long.  Must have taken some real courage for the 5 to dump him, knowing what was surely to come.  This will be really interesting, given what they must know about him.

  36. Dred says:

    I really need some medicine. I am about to throw up. Save Mac? OMG.Really? Really?

    You know you are stupid when you think a man like Big Mac needs saving. What saddens me the most is they are fellow Caymanians and that sickens me to my stomach how we could have such idiots amongst us.

    All I can say is…..Let the games begin…..

    UDP let's see who has the most dirt on the other…..

  37. Anonymous says:

    Mac can only do more harm by speaking out. I predict accusations, conspiracy theories and empty promises that will fool only the foolish.  There will be no acknowledgment of any wrongdoing.

     

    The only thing that could rehabilitate his reputation is an apology and a promise to go away.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I bet this will be hilarious.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was.  I heard part of it on the radio.  He blamed the Governor, FCO and the Commissioner of police.  That was about in three minutes.  I'm sure CNS, donkey faces, etc was next on the list.

       

  39. Anonymous says:

    When he was arrested he had nothing to say. When he was released on bail he had nothing to say. When he went to Jamaica he had nothing good to say about anything. When he returned to Cayman he had nothing to say. When he was in the meeting of the LA on Tuesday he had nothing to say. When the Governor revoked his appointment he had nothing to say.

    Why in world would he believe that any reasonable thinking person is these blessed Isles would want to hear what he has to say now???

    Goodbye McKeeva Bush. Don't let the door hit you on your way out!!!

  40. Anonymous says:

    I know' how about everyone boycott his meeting, well, except all the news media journalist, and let's not forget the TV station. YES please video tape all his crazy screaming, yelling, ranting and raving. Do mail him a copy!  OHHHHH  please, please post the video on line so Cayman Islands and the rest of the world can get refreshed on what a man acts like when he shows signs of needing an exorcism. 🙂

  41. Non-Party Member says:

    Let’s wait and see what the upcoming trial reveals before speculating about Mr.Bush’s political resurrection. Always assuming there will be a trial, of course. As betting man, I wonder what odds Mr.Bush would put on his actually standing trial. Ten to one? Five to one?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Will they be serving food at the meeting?

  43. Anonymous says:

    If a police officer is accused of bribery he is suspended until any investigations either prove guilt or innocence… if a teacher is accused of child molestation he is suspended until any invistigations prove guilt or innocence… if a doctor is accused of murdering patients his license to practice medicine is suspended until such time as any investigations prove guilt or innocence yet when the Premier, Leader of Government, Minister of Finance, a publicly appointed civil servant in a position of trust is accused of abusing his office, theft andcorruption his blind supporters start talking about "innocent until proven guilty"… I'm sorry but no! He should have stepped aside until the invistigations were concluded but instead he dragged the country into this mess! So whilst many will come to listen his mudslinging and blaming tonight… those with any sense will know to steer well clear of this farce!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Boycott.

    Ignore.

    Don’t give this idiot any encouragement by showing up to be an audience for his nastiness!

    • Anonymous says:

      14;24

       

      you idiot!!…you should have seen the crowd that showed up tonight. just give it up, you not saying much.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Great, now he’s got someone new to blame.

    It’s the PPMs fault
    It’s the Governors fault
    It’s them devil worshippers
    It’s the press
    It’s the bloggers
    It’s the civil service bureaucracy
    Now it’s his former colleagues … Note he didn’t have a problem with their dirty deals when they were on his side helping him with his own dirt

    Does he ever take any responsibility for his part?

    Not very “Christian” behavior
    STFU McKeeva

  46. Whodatis says:

    Re: "Bush appears to be ready for what is likely to be a major political battleground in the May 2013 general election."

    That may be well and true, however, I wish to make it abundantly clear to each and every UDP / PPM / Independent political hopeful that this voter could not give less of a damn about their personal and sub-group beefs.

    The closest hint of any type of behaviour that serves to undermind or discredit the reputation and integrity of the Cayman Islands on the global stage come next election will result in my refusal to support the offending candidate(s).

    The truth is, not a single member of the UDP or PPM camp is indispensable to this country and very few of them are able to point fingers from an unblemished platform.

    Stick to the relevant issues, e.g.:

    • What are your thoughts on development?
    • How will you approach the youth unemployment issue?
    • What are your views on a minimum wage for the Cayman Islands?
    • How do you assess the 50/50 population split in regards to Caymanians / Expats?
    • Where do you see Cayman in terms of a British Overseas Territory in the next 10 years?
    • What are your views on the decriminalisation of "drugs" (marijuana) in the Cayman Islands?
    • How will you address the increase in crime?
    • What are your views on the frighteningly high rate of teenage / unplanned pregnancies?

    These are but a few of the most pressing issues facing our community today (although I am certain some CNS readers will disagree as they do not concern them … yet!).

    Any bickering over what breakaway faction of whatever political group did to the other is completely and utterly irrelevant and immaterial to the greater issues at hand.

    Sincerely,

    Whodatis

    (The entity of greatest power in the Cayman Islands … a voter.)

    • Anonymous says:

      What a breath of fresh air.  and I note that despite your focus on the larger big-picture issues facing our country not a single person has commented, or given a thumbs up.  True testimony that for the vast majority this is not about what is best for Cayman, but about throwing insults and being divisive.  the majority of posters on this stream don't even ralize that they are just as guilty as those they throw stones at.  I know the reaction will of course be insults thrown at me.  However, thank you Whodatis for giving me hope that we can turn things around if those of us who really want to take the time to speak.

      • Whodatis says:

        I completely agree with you, poster.

        It is disappointing and even frightening how so many of us tend to focus on the juicy but irrelevant "political" issues – as our country and people unravel right before our very eyes.

        I appreciate the feedback.

        Wishing you a good weekend and a Merry Christmas.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey, give the man a break on the trolls. This one made sense.

      • Whodatis says:

        Thank you, poster.

        However, I must protest somewhat to your post … as ALL of my contributions make sense!

        Granted, some may be controversial to some folks because theyshatter their little ill-conceived perceptions of the world … nonetheless, I don't make sense sometimes, but all times.

        All day, every day.

        🙂

  47. Anondarass says:

    ” … it is understood that he moved to oust the five from the UDP and is alleged to have accused them all of various questionable dealings.”
    Well why has he not brought this to our attention until now? Surely these are things he was aware of BEFORE his ‘Overthrow’.

  48. Anonymous says:

    He is out of control…that’s all I have to say. OK one more thing..peoplewith guilty conscience always try to redirect and blame others.

  49. Anonymous says:

    CNS, calling it dynamite is cheap tabloid journalism. It was a binary explosive made up of two compounds that are inert until mixed.

    Got no sympathy with the man but if he is ever charged even a first-year lawyer would cite your comments are prejudicial.

    • Anonymous says:

      That argument was already raised in court by your first-year lawyer. When the judge didn't buy it Persad pleaded "guilty" on behalf of Midland Acres. Get with the program!

    • Anonymous says:

      Then try him in England if he can't get a fair trial here…

    • Truthseeker says:

       

      According to court records, one of the imported substances was an emulsion containing Ammonium Nitrate and Petroleum Distillates weighing 25 tons.

      Ammonium nitrate can be induced to decompose explosively by detonation. Large stockpiles may also detonate, as happened in theTexas City Disaster of 1947. This, the deadliest industrial accident in US history, killed nearly 600 people. I would not characterize Ammonium Nitrate as "inert".  

      The Oklahoma City terrorist attack was carried out using essentially an Ammonium Nitrate bomb. It contained approximately 2.5 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, nitromethane, and a diesel fuel (petroleum) mixture. The shipment that our Premier tried to facilitate was therefore potentially enough material to construct ten bombs of the size used in Oklahoma City.

      Thank you for drawing attention to the fact that calling this an importation of “Dynamite” is less than accurate. 

  50. Anonymous says:

    Where will this meeting be held and what time?  I am dying to hear the dirt he has on those backstabbing individuals…

  51. Anonymous says:

    He's consistent – can always be counted on to take the low road.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Maybe if Mac had more foresight he would've pushed for one of the extra MLA seats to be in the district of Northward

  53. Anonymous says:

    Speaking at the Courthouse?  Getting practice in for next year?

  54. Anonymous says:

    I am the author of those two messages encouraging McKeeva success.  I hope people's fingers did not go numb pressing on the thumbs down button 🙂  Now, does anyone know how I may contact the Honourable McKeeva in relation to small matters concerning status, and other such minor things?  Forwards, I say!  March on our (soon-to-be??) enlightened Leader!

  55. I Care says:

    Just Please take a CHIL PIL and go, No boday want's to hear any more lies and bad public speaking . You are like a spoiled CHILD don't know whne to shutt up for Greeppieeeee sake

  56. Big whopper says:

    Kiss mi neck back….why can’t I wake up from this nightmare!!

  57. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva for Premier!!!  If anyone can do it, McKeeva can…  Traitors need not apply.

    • Anonymous says:

      What's this – comedy time? lol. You mean if McKeeva can do this anyone can.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Fool me once, i'm surprised but fool me twice shame on me. Well bye bye people see you when I see you maybe i'll wake up from this and 2012 was just another day and doomsday for the party of 4.

    • Anonymous says:

      Remember when McKeeva was premier and we couldn't pay our utility bills and his congregation and his lazy assed supporters were living big on our money and we had to pay millions of dollars to keep his backside out of court and he blamed Richard for writing that letter to Mr. Stan thomas and he swore those deals with CHEC and Dart were in our best interests and he couldn't provide our country with a budget, and he blamed the Auditor general(s) and FOI and CNS for talking too much and he couldn't produce audited financials and he blamed everything on the PPM and the UK and Governor Taylor and Ezzard and Alden and aunt Sookie and he paid $500,000.00 of our money for a ride on somebody's private plane and he toured the globe first class at our expense and he was costing us $5000.00 a year in christmas lights and he was collecting double pensions and he wanted to destroy our beautiful North Sound to please some foreigner and he wanted to bless us with an oil refinery and he wanted to dig that great big hole in East End to fill God knows whose pockets and he had three simultaneous police investigations ongoing for three years and he was arrested twice in the same week on suspicion of theft and in the same week he addressed a class of students on the subject of integrity after he had fired so many people of integrity and his own clan finally woke up and kicked his ass out of government?

  58. Anonymous says:

    My very best wishes to the Honourable McKeeva Bush – may God grant him the wisdom and the power to overcome the challenges that he now faces.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's not so much wisdom as ethics that he needs. It sounds like you are praying for him to find a loophole to escape justice. Pray for him to repent.

    • Anon says:

      God grant him the ability to come clean on his dealing with investors in to Cayman you mean? It would have to be God giving him that ability cos he sure don't have it himself.

    • Anonymous says:

      I wouldn't want to deny him wisdom, although I suspect that if God wanted him to have that he would have granted it  much earlier in life; but get a grip on yourself, don't you recall what he did the last time he had power?

    • Just Commentin' says:

      God knows better than to do that. It would a waste of His time.  If God did grant the Macaroon wisdom, God knows he wouldn't know what to do with it.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Bush, I can assure you that prayer changes things. We are praying for you. God has a plan that will materialize in time. It is heart rending to know that you have been deceived by your own. You have not been tried and proven guilty, but has been sentenced to death by your own. It is sad to see people who said they are educated and are leaders, voted against themselves. This has not happened anywhere else in the world. The little knowledge I have of politics has revealed that this is far from being political. It is outright hatred and vicious maliciousness. I am encouraging you to forgive them and pray for them. Remember the words of the Lord "When your ways please God, even your enemies will be at peace with you". May God continues to guide and protect you. We are praying and please be reminded that "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteousness man availeth much".

    • Anonymous says:

      If god anointed this man to lead this country…I need to find a new god.

    • Anonymous says:

      It will be interesting if he forgives them and prays for them as you are suggesting.., a lil more butter on my popcorn please

    • P A Rody says:

      did he not step down when embroled in the First Cayman Bank debacle? he was not charged then either.

      Just look at the UK, one minister resigned after he was accused of calling a policeman a "pleb".

      If I was under suspicion of stealing from the company I work for, I would be immeadiatelty suspended from work pending the outcome, why the double standard for Bush?

      The fact that he would rather drag Cayman's reputation through the mud than lose face just shows to all he puts his own needs above the country.

      Nothing policial or malicious about it, it is the normal action in theis situation outside of dictatorships.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe you shoud read Matthew 5:29. 

    • Anonymous says:

      “I like your Christ, I don’t like your Christians. They are sounlike your Christ”.

      Mahatma Ghandi

    • Anondarass says:

      The reason why “This has not happened anywhere else in the world”, is because men of Honor step aside in the interest of their country and allow due process to take its course.
      William McKeeva Bush displays no Honor.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop with the religous rubbish…just stop. Now.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am praying for Mac too. Asking that he get 15 -25.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oops, my prayer group has been praying for the best for country, and our prayers were answered! Hallelujah!! We didn’t get any ‘nation building’ money, but we did get our prayers answered.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Come on C4C, grab these 5 ex UDP as quickly as possible and make them a part of your "independent" team. You guys have worked with them in the past and can do it again.

    That way at least, if none of you get elected, you will split the UDP vote instead of splitting the anti-UDP vote

  61. Anonymous says:

    Should he not be campaigning in West Bay….? Somebody tell him he's not in charge anymore. Go back to your district to spout your garbage. George Town not yours anymore Mac.

    • Rational Mind says:

      Whoever liked this comment is as dense as the person who wrote it. Errr he doesn’t need to campaign in West Bay because that’s where his loyal supporters are. He’s campaigning for Premier in May so therefore would need Georgetown’s 6 votes exactly how the article stated. You people are slower than I thought…

      • Anonymous says:

        Yup yup we is stoopid. Unlike macs faithful

      • Anonymous says:

        1) GTers cannot vote for Mac as he is running in WB

        2) voters do not vote in the Premier, the MLA's decide after being voted in

        Maybe things are different in Jordan so you're getting confused

        how slow can you go?

  62. 49'r says:

    Okidoki … I will be there to hear what he has to say. I want to see and hear it from the horse's mouth himself. Just one thing, this battle between the 5 amigos and the 4 amigos has taken the limelight off PPM and Ezzard. And I don't know if that is a good thing or not so good thing for them before elections.

    • bear baiter says:

      From the horse's mouth? Considering who it is I think it will probably be coming from hte other end!

    • R.U. Kidden says:

      49'r,  You said you wanted to hear it from the horses mouth himself.   Did you really mean "mouth"?  I think you must have made a mistake.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wrong end of the horse!

  63. Anonymous says:

    Let the bloodletting commence …….please……..pretty please.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't want any blood letting, we are all Caymanians here and I would  have prefer if Mr. Bush had stepped down as Premier rather than what happened.  Worst yet I would hate to see anything similar to this happenhttp://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/tci.php?news_id=13699&start=0&category_id=37 we need to put this behind us and move on and pray for our country to heal while Mr. Bush try to heal because the man has been thru so much in the past 3 1/2 years we need to be more compassionate as humans and this has nothing to do with party politics it has everything to do with forgivness  and being Native Caymanian. 

      • Thr Deacon says:

        I don't like blood letting either, but if guilty he should be held responsible for money stolen from the people.  I also think it is highly unethical and dishonest to be taking retirement pay and salary at the same time,  Retirement pay is for retirement!  That's why it's called Retirement Pay.

  64. Anonymous says:

    You may fool some people and boy are you doing that- but if there were questionable dealings that either of the former UDP members may have done during your time as the Premier – why wait till this to bring it out – where are your morals? Sorry but I don't have on my shades – i can see what this is all about.

  65. Anonymous says:

    People, Can we arrange a PROTEST to stop this idiot from EVER speaking Publicly again.

    The People has HAD ENOUGH of his Ranting and Raving and Blaming everyone else when it was HIMSELF to be blamed for all the GRUELING BATTLE we have had with that Dictator.

    • they don't fool me. says:

      13:11 you think you are in Cuba or the former Soviet Union? There is something in these Islands called Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Religion. Just a reminder.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes and that is was the poster is asking for, a protest – freedom of assembly.

  66. Anonymous says:

    For he's a jolly good fellow,

    For he's a jolly good fellow,

    For he's a jolly good fellow,

    Which nob'dy can deny.

     

  67. Baldric says:

    From now 'UDP' should be pronounced 'U Duppy' – cos they ain't got a ghost of a chance of running things again.

    • bear baiter says:

      Nope! UDP now stands for Unwanted Demonic Party and the truth is they are made up of the very best politicians money can buy!!

  68. Anonymous says:

    How does such a disparate bunch of imbeciles (that applies to the four as well as the five) hang onto the government?

  69. Knot S Smart says:

    I hope the good people of Cayman have the sense to boycott this and any other meeting by this man and his gang of four.

    We have had enough of the poison and hatred and turmoil caused by him for the past 30 years.

    You are done Mr. Bush – no sensible person wants to hear or be a part of your primitive tribal bickering.

    This society needs peace and calm and healing from this nightmare – not more strife…

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Did someone steal Knot S Smart ID? C$C gave us jerk chicken and now McKeeva coming to serve Christmas beef and you want to mess with that? Party pooper.

    • Roseapple says:

      Boycott? Watch the droves. Ppl wanna hear anything political. Good or bad. Life is pretty boring without Kman politics.

    • Anonymouse Man says:

      Well said Knot So Smart! This meeting the Ranting Raving, Maniacal Idiot is having will be held by the court house…maybe he will get use to that building!

  70. Anonymous says:

    Sitting quietly on the other side of the room for a few months and then running (and winning) as an independent in May I could see Mr. Bush finishing his political career with his dignity intact. Maybe the next Premier would even send him on a few fact finding missions to Las Vegas or Bangkok.

    Mounting the rise of the NUDP will no doubt cause the efforts of the investigators to increase and our former Premier may well be charged and convicted from the allegations arising from his arrest.

     

  71. Anonymous says:

    Here we go!

    This will be extra funny cuz they all know each others dirty secrets!

    Let the backstabbing and mudslinging begin…!

    • Anonymous says:

      Mr. Baines, please attend this meeting I am sure what you hear will move the investigations along quickly.

      Let the confessions begin!!!!

  72. Anonymous says:

    As if anyone with any sense would bother to go and listen to him blame everything on everyone else. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Read the first few comments. There are people that rely on him leading this country to sustain their lifestyle. These lemmings will vote and follow him like sheep because he is the one feeding them. In their desperation they will continue to support and lend a blind eye. Since most of them use bible terms to show their support…they will follow him like sheep without a Sheppard until their destruction.

  73. Truth says:

    This is what we have all been waiting for.  The do what I say or else I will tell them about…list.  When dogs go down they make sure as many as possible go down with them.  Bush is doing just as expected of a Caymankind "honorable" person.  Now we can watch as he does his best to make his own people pay the price of disobedience.  After which it will be their turn at damage control and telling on him.  This should be good!

     

  74. Anonymous says:

    This is going to be good, I was absolutely positive this fool would keep on digging that hole deeper and deeper, thanks billy bush. Christmas 2012, the one that keeps on giving

  75. Anonymous says:

    Which part of GOOD RIDDANCE does this man not understand…?