Cabinet members leave UDP

| 31/12/2012

(CNS): Following moves by the UDP to oust the members who formed a minority government following a successful no confidence motion in McKeeva Bush’s Cabinet, the former 'UDP 5' are all believed to have resigned from the party. Last week an e-mail sent by the UDP’s Bodden Town committee chair to district MLAs Mark Scotland and Dwayne Seymour gave the men seven days to depart of their own accord or face a hearing. Requests for the resignation of the two West Bay members, Rolston Anglin and Cline Glidden, were also issued and it is understood that all four men as well as the new premier, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, have all left the UDP voluntarily.

Check back to CNS for more on the status of the new government later this week.

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  1. Rice and Beans says:

    Oh, dear, how I wish I had the ability to see from whose minds these comments come forth.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did Mac say that, as he beieves that this 5-person Govt is against the Constitution, and that the Governor is wrong for appointing such, that he will see that the Constitution is upheld in this matter – the same Constitution that he was always saying and preaching that he did not vote for but accepted the perks or "trappings" of such, now he wants to be seen as a Champion of that same Constitution?? Mac, give us a break and go sit in the corner on a time out.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Please be aware that breaking up the UDP and voting for the 5 and the C4C is again voting for the very same people that were there for 3 1/2 yrs supporting Mckeeva Bush and his actions, all over again . Voters please be aware that they can once again come together as one party, after they are voted in. Same story. Please be extra careful when choosing yourcandidates. Last elections a lot of the independents were UDP, they were just there to defeat the PPM or take-away votes, just so they can get their agendas fullfilled.  Remember the UDP got "BIG" money behind them….For Cayman Alliance, Dart and more.  Remember their intentions…take away our Roads, Put the Dump in Bodden Town and perhaps control George Town. Bodden Towners, West Bayers and George Towners…Please vote carefully and cautiously.  You have been WARNED! by now everyone knows who will be for country over who wants country for them.  Remember receivers of the Nation Building Funds, that money was for the people, it did NOT come from Mckeeva Bush!!

  4. Fort St lookout says:

    Who cares??????? Any government that allows this level of spying that is going on in this little place on its citizens while some wash feet and who believe by being complicit will preserve their little bluff fiefdom we need to say a prayer for them and all those Caymanians who will soon be out of work by this enormous foreign displacement program now in hand.God help those who elect the next set of Uncle Tommies whom i now see line up to run too.What a mess what a mess we are in bo!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dr. Frank was on the radio yesterday am speaking about the coup in 2001 pulled off by Mac, but he forgot to mention his own role in that coup.


    Frank was also asking about the need for openess and transperancy in the next Govt, why doesnt he assist the police with the gun crime around here, namely how he (Frank) got shot.

  6. KY-Calc says:

    The Foul-5  may have the UDP camp but they are the same minds that empowered and

    formed the decision-making process that Mac implemented.  In my opinion,

    they are no better than Mac himself.

    Leaving the party does not change who they are!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    'Cig Is the perfect definition of a modern day third world government.  Right down to the infighting, name calling and jet setting lifestyle.  Next up, the Bush book.  "Where all the money went" followed by where did Bush go?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well we certainly are not off to the best start with our first two Premiers lets hope our third one will actually do some good for these islands!

  9. Calling All Candidates says:

    To those who plan on running in 2013, let me just ask you a few questions.

    Is your LA vote for sale?

    Are you faithful to your spouse?

    Do you fear God (oh mortal man)?

    Do you respect your fellow man?

    Will you promise to engage the electorate in every decision post-election?

    Will you co-operate 100% with FOI?

    Will you protect Cayman from external influences?

    Does your allegiance to a party precede your allegiance to your country?

    Are you a member of a secret society?

    Will you advocateand defend freedom of the press?

    Are you planning to use the fruits of your tenure in Cayman to develop property in Costa Rica?

    Will you use your government issued credit card to get a tab in a casino?

    What do you say, oh politician? Can you fill these shoes? If not, please don't even put your rageddy-ass name on the ballot, because we've had so many disappointments just recently.

    Let me close by inviting the incumbents to answer these questions for themselves in this forum.




    • Anonymous says:

      All good quesstions except the fear god one, might as well ask if they fear the 3 bears and other fairy tales

    • Anonymous says:

      And then there was none.  Maybe start out with:

      Did you graduate?


    • Anonymous says:

      Da na none a ya darn business, but if you must know no more mass status grants.

  10. Anonymous says:

    If they have left the UDP and have not formed a new party on the day of leaving are they not independents? If so is the majority party not the PPM? I hope I am wrong though as we do not need the PPM so soon after Bush!!

    • Anonymous says:

      So Hon McKeeva Bush is right if that is the case – the Government is Illegal!


      • Anonymous says:

        Seems to me the gowerment has been 'illegal' for the past 3 1/2 years.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Early election time yet to get these clowns out of office?

  12. Anonymous says:

    They should all resign for good from the political scene as they encouraged Mackeeva with a lot of his wrong doings and bully behaviour and never did try to stop him publicly.  If he was not arrested they would still be a supporter of his.  So let them all shut up.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are 100% spot on……this split is just a farce to get the whole bunch re-elected via 2 separate groups, once theblind-cant-see-beyond-their-nose public fall for this trap, both groups will reunite once again and UDP will regain the power and come back more corrupt than ever before. In May 2013 cast your votes for "none of the above" we need a brand new slate, it's long overdue!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Leaving the UDP is the best thing these people have done in 4 years.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think its it the only thing they did that was benaficial to the country

  14. Anonymous says:

    Kik them 5 out lol
    Long live bush

  15. Anonymous says:

    Stay clear of UDP or those pretending to leave the UDP camp.  Julie and followers are still UDP in independent clothing.

    • Anonymous says:


      Be afraid of Mac and UDP, be VERY afraid.

      Independence is exactly what Mac and his disciples are working towards …Unfettered power for themselves is the goal, and the seeds are being planted now with Mac's behaviour toward the Governorand UK's scrutiny of his corruption allegations.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thankfully not everyone is as stupid as the clowns that voted these creeps in and many who had faith in them now see them for what they are and just how much damage ignorant, corrupt, drunken and uneducated political leaders are capable of doing. We were lucky, this island was on a path that would have made T&C pale in comparison.

      • Anonymous says:

        How right you are, either he is completely mad or he is deliberately antagonising. So, why would he be chasing an independance from the FCO/UK? I suggest that he wishes to feather his own nest because no other explanation fits. 

      • Pit Bull says:

        On the upside, it would be very very funny to watch.

  16. Truth says:

    So now the U in UDP stands for UNunited or UNwanted?

    • Anonymous says:

      Uneducated, unscrupulous, and unwanted/unwelcome readily spring to mind.

  17. CayStudent says:

    HAHAHAH! Splitting up to go their separate ways to get votes for the next elections…and all I can say to that is….NAH TODAY BO'BO!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Illegal govt.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Unda Da Pressha.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the JuJu Cru!

    Now please leave…

  21. Anonymous says:

    Actually I am happy that the politicians are kept busy with their petty political posturing. The less time they spend in the LA the less damage they do.

  22. Anonymous says:

    With a split-up of the UDP, does anyone think  we're making a lil progress here?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Take the cream off the top and you  are left with Dregs.

  24. Dreadlock Holmes says:

    It would have been refreshing if the UDP membership had acted as decisive as this when the Premier was going through his antics and running amok. It shows they obviously have their priorities in place. Needs of the party 1st…those of the country a distant second.

  25. Frank says:

    You know things have gone down hill when Ellio Solomon is the Deputy Leader of a party.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I have no confidence in politics, politicians or this fake democracy that we find ourselves in. A true democracy is rule by the majority will of the people, AT ALL TIMES!

    What we have here in Cayman is cabals of greedy thugs anxious to profit off the backs of the people. They trick trusting folk into voting for them and then they treat it as a carte blanche to screw us for the next four years.

    Show me one politician whose net worth has decreased as a result of his/her tenure (gambling debts excluded) in the service of the people and I will show you an honest person who deserves your ongoing support.

    In 2013, watch for the following:-

    Government will be beefed up contrary to official policy of no more hiring.

    The police (CCTV and wiretapping) will be augmented and more laws will be passed to erode our freedom. They will certainly need a stronger presence to deal with the disgruntled masses and also to handle all the criminals that the judiciary has released on technicalities.

    Price of food to go exponential. This will be because of the (manipulated) problems with this year's harvest and the willingness of the Americans to pay more.

    Environmental groups exercising muscle over Cayman on behalf of the UN. Turtle farm will be pressured to close and certain areas will be declared no-go.

    Immigration rules to collapse. All national identities will be consigned to the graveyard of history. Look for many more Indians, Filipinos, Spaniards and Eastern Europeans at the lower end of the spectrum and British, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders etc at the higher end. End result, Caymanians either work for the government or are on welfare.

    A decapitation event in the United States. (Beware the new uber-charismatic leader.)

    Financial collapse as a result of ultra-excessive US debt. Buy some silver (small pieces like an oz), some long life food & plenty of water.

    Declaration of an impending Carbon Tax on every single person on the globe, payable only through the new one world currency.

    An official announcement that ET exists. (Why have the UN appointed a delegate to front this?)

    I don't know the order in which these events will happen, but the writing is on the wall.

    Good wishes to all. "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

  27. Jo says:

    We kick them out

  28. Anonymous says:

    Vote UDP! 🙂

  29. Dr Dred says:

    Resign or do what? I fail to see the power in this message. Are you going to spank them? Make them stand in the corner…what?

  30. Anonymous says:

    udp are a joke… how can a party survive when the majority of its mla's quits…..

    just goes to show that the dictatorship within the udp remains strong…

  31. Anonymous says:

    They might have left UDP, but they were still a big part of the fiasco that was the UDP administration. They are responsible for bringing this country to (and maybe over) the brink of financial ruin, and for letting McKeeva run amok.  2013 is going to be hard for Cayman, and 2014 and probabaly 2015 because of the rampant looting of the public finances by the UDP administration. Not only did the UDP 5 not stop McKeeva from taking 75 overseas holidays with our money, but Juliana got right on that bandwagon with her "postal conference" and other junkets. They didn't stop McKeeva's having his vote-buying slush fund, and Juliana had her own go at it with the paving. They didn't stop McKeeva from acting dishonestly and Rolston Anglin took that to a whole new level with his DUI and subsequent statements. Remember that every time you lose a client to the BVI because our fees are so high, and every time you find a fee you have to pay has increased 500%.  That's one more trip to the  breakfast buffet you just paid for, one more Arabian night for Juliana, one more tank of gas for a civil servant mother's sister's boyfriend.

    If you ask me each one of the UDP 5 should be in the dock right next to McKeeva Bush, and their personal assets should be on the line to pay us back.

    • Adult fiction says:

      You've expressed the sentiments of many voters regarding politics. Usually, when society faces a problem, it eventually gets solved. What we have come to realize is that politics, and the behavior of politicians meaning our democracy, has become a serious problem. We can continue to be in a comfortable denial that we aren't really being robbed in four year cycles. Or, we can wake up from this fantasy, and choose to do something about it. However, at present our choices are extremely limited. Limited to the the extent that once every four years we can choose from a different set of culprits. They then promise not to rob us quite as much. Setting aside the dismal failure to protect our environment and we are talking mostly about money. Our money. And here's where it gets really depressing. For no matter how blatant the theft, as with the ridiculous traveling and perks of the latest bunch of thieves, our money can not be recouped. And the only punishment available to us it seems is to vote for a different set of bandits. And watch the whole escapade take place again. This is not an optimistic picture. The only way to change it is to make these people personally and financially responsible for their excesses. Just like every other adult has to be. They are not special. And we should stop spoiling them and giving in to their demands so easily. "Here is your allowance…. don't spend it all on candy."  And that is exactly what this government has done.

      • Anonymous says:

        The Electorate needs to be educated on the mechanisms to reign in the free-wheelin’ political behavior as it happens, rather than waiting for some magical intervention or another election reshuffle. Protests and Rooster rants won’t effect future policy, nor should we court UK deliverence. Voters need to understand the power they have and the simplicity of petitioning their causes when common sentiments prevail.

  32. Non-Party Member says:

    It was inevitable given Mr.Bush’s stranglehold on the UDP and the rampant cronyism (“I created you etc.”). Perhaps now we can begin to experience a functioning government for a welcome change, albeit a minority one and for only a brief period of time. Hint : back off on the West Bay Road and the Dump ; it’s a no-brainer.

  33. Anon says:

    The "united" democratic party is not so "united" any more. Also this move tells me that whats left of the UDP is not aboutbeing democratic, but rather revolves around the personality cult of Mr. Bush. It also means the unelectable are all under one banner, which makes it much easier to know who NOT to vote for.

    • Anonymous says:

      The “United Democratic Party” was never democratic. They may have been united, but they were never democratic.

      • WS says:

        Don’t worry about the thumbs downs. The current and former UDP members and supporters have shown themselves all to be pretty stupid and/or uneducated. Those who gave thumbs down probably don’t even understand what the definition of democratic is.

    • The lone haranguer rides again! says:

      That was the proof, if 4 can get rid of five minority rules. We need to get rid of that rotten 4 in the next elections, soon come.