Scott admits political calling and declares for GT

| 24/01/2013

Jude Scott_2013 (232x300).jpg(CNS): One of the leaders of the Coalition for Cayman, Jude Scott, has finally declared his hand and his intention to fight for one of the six seats that will be up for grabs in the capital. Former partner of Ernst & Young and former global CEO of Maples & Calder, Scott has announced his intention to run for office in George Town as an independent candidate but it is clear he will have the support and backing of the coalition. The controversial group that is struggling to define itself on Cayman's political landscape has still not declared itself as a political party, despite now having two people who were involved in its formation running for office. Scott said that his decision to enter the political fray was not a job but a calling.

“We deserve an ethical and capable government that puts country first,”  Scott said. “This is our home and we have a duty to protect it. Yes, there are many issues to face but together we can build a stronger, healthier Cayman. This is not a career for me, this is a calling. I came from humble beginnings and Cayman has been very good to me. I want future generations to experience the same opportunities that I had. We can fix our country, it just takes selflessness, setting aside differences and working for the greater good of these unique islands we call home.”

He added that the constituents of George Town can expect truthful, thoughtful, practical solutions to benefit the capital and the country. “My constituents can expect fearless but dignified representation of which they can be proud,” Scott said in a release announcing his candidacy.

Promising to tackle government spending, the economy and immigration, the financial expert said he would also address the most basic needs of employment, safety, cost of living and a community voice in decisions that affect the country. “I have the courage, dedication and the ability to lead and I can achieve workable solutions for a better Cayman. United, we can be the change we want to see,”  Scott said.

Advocating a collaborative approach to the best solution and the need to include ideas, knowledge and expertise from the community, he said a large part of his campaign would centre on community input with the goal of creating a joint vision for a healthy Cayman.

“The voices of my constituents will be heard,” promised Scott, although he hopes to represent the largest and most diverse group of voters in Cayman. “These are challenging times and every stakeholder must have their say.”

Scott has previously served as the chairman of the board of Cayman Airways and on the Ministerial Council for Tourism and Development. He retired from his career at Ernst & Young in 2008 after spending 23 years with the firm. Over the years, Scott has served on various boards and committees of the CaymanIslands Baptist Church, Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, Cayman National
Corporation, Constitutional Commission, Education Council, Financial Services Council, Hedge Funds Care and the National Recovery Fund.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Excellent candidate. Wrong constituency, should have run in the Brac. You would have definetily been sure of a seat, GT very iffy for you.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      I second that comment (Excellent candidate. Wrong constituency) you would do well in the Brack for that’s where you Grow up and your age group and elders have knowledge of you!

    • Anonymous says:

      These New Faces are just PUPPETMASTERS who became tired of using defective puppets — and so the surtain opens…

  2. Kato says:

    Mr Scott one minute you are on a platform claiming you are c4c and will support anyone that has integrity as you did four years ago for mr bush. Now you are running independent……man make up yourmind. You are confusing the heck out of us!

    I just hope you remember the people in Windsor park, goat yard, rock hole…. You do know where these places are?

  3. Dr. Emmett Brown says:

    Great Scott!

  4. Anonymouse Man says:

    All this hog manure about being an independent candidate is just pure un adulterated lies. Roy and Jude has been having meetings with the C$C for months. And so has Tara Rivers and Mervin Smith. So Y would these highly educated people try to make the public believe they are independent? 

    Just one more thing, does Jude and Roy know where Dog City, Goat Yard, Knife and Forks or Grannie Well Road XXXX are located?  

    Come clean! You guys have made a good living out of watching other people's money and you can interpret their figures. But can you create sustainable economic growth and provide a better direction for very poor and wayward people who have low self esteem and believe in hand outs and that the Government owes them a living?  Is this really yor plan?

    • Pain-n-Plane says:

      So you see not value in persons like Roy and Jude being a part of the team that runs our government? 

      They both have made a good honest living by being VERY good at what they do, they were both players on the world stage.  Being a share holder in "Cayman"  I can only pray that we are able to get  people like Roy and Jude to sit on our board of directors!

      Ask yourself honestly what your motivation is for your questions and comments, as they certainly can not be based in what is truly best for Cayman

      • Anonymous says:

        Each and every candidate that puts him/herself forward should be expected to be questioned and questioned again.  Being players on the world stage and VERY good at what they do does not suffice.  Politics is a different 'world'. 

  5. ICU says:

    Will I hear Stefan Baraud , Johan Moxam & Wally Whittaker is joining the fray!! Don't get no more UDP then that. Mac got them all set up like snipers in the "Bush"!!

  6. 4charity says:

    GIVE SALARIES to CHARITY!

    Now that we have a plethora of wealthy and intelligent candidates willing to "sacrifice  themselves for the good of the islands", they should go one step further to prove that they're not in it for the money by pledging their salaries to CHARITY…

    I'll vote only for candidates willing to make this gesture, thus really proving that they're GENUINE!…

    Come on, let's see who will make the first move!…

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Really? Well if Alden and Kurt do that first, Then we can ask all the others the same. Please Alden and Kurt will you state whether you will give your salaries to charity if you get in?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is this how the big firms hope to get their way with the egal practitioners law? What's your stand on this Jude? I hope you stand up for Caymanians and not the big firms you once worked for!

    • Anonymous says:

      Great question, who are you for? Why don't these new independent candidates have a viewpoint like Dr. Frank, at least he's being truthful on what he stands for unlike many.

  8. Anonymous KY says:

    I hope people see through this C4C group and vote for real independents – no udp, no ppm, and no c4c. There is a saying – YOU CAN FOOL THE PEOPLE SOMETIMES, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME

    • Anonymous says:

      oh, on the contrary it looks like C$C are doing a great job of fooling all they need to fool…someone lower down asked the question who is really behind the C$C group thats a party thats not a party……are we really that naive to think all of those making public statements and up on stage are the true backers here? i'd suggest we follow the money all the way under the bridge…..come on CNS…..track it back….last thing people need is to be misguided and mis-informed into electing a load of 'independents' who fully support what they're told to support in the aim of cementing one particular groups grandiose vision…..at least lets all know whats really going on here….and if they still get themselves voted in, so be it……but enough of the smoke and mirrors……..cayman has had enough of that in its recent history for a lifetime…….

  9. Anonymous says:

    I'm happy with the Blue team candidates thus far…Keep um coming!!

  10. St Peter says:

    Now here is a good man to be our Premier!

    Mr Mctaggart is another good choice as well!

    But what will poor Ellio do? I guess he will just be left to take up collection for Mac – his puppeteer..

  11. Anonymous says:

    The Chuckster will be the next independent candidate to declare !

    • Anonymous says:

      He's a political washout as the Commission of Enquiry made clear -self serving with no ethical standards. Let him prosper as a lawyer. If he is as wonderful as he and his followers think, he will be able to retire soon with the millions he's earned as a lawyer.

      • Anonymous says:

        You have a poor sense of ethics if it requires you to hide corruption. As for it being self-serving lease show me a statement by any politician that isnt self-serving.

        The whole Commission of Inquiry thing was pure nonsense looking to sanction to whistleblower rather than the real offender. In any event those Minutes would now be available under FOI.

        If that is the most you have got against Chuckie that puts him far ahead of most politicians.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just when things were going well . . .

  12. Bradley says:

    Would a true Independent candidate need a group's backing???

    I think not

    • Pain-n-Plane says:

      the UDP and PPM spent well over $3,000,000 during the 2009 election.  If you consider that and figure $30,000 per candidate limit on spending you can see that there is a big machine working for the party candidates.  Now if you think that the only place we see independent candidates being elected is in single member constuencies.  So the "party" machinery is a measureable factor in the bigger districts.  If I were running as an independent I would be attracted to a body that could supply that support to battle the effects of the party during the election process.

      So to answer your question, yep they would

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is true everywhere.  In the original poster's message, replace the word "Caymanians" with "Canadians" and "Cayman" with "Canada" and his or her point is still valid.   

     

    I remember growing up in Canada and working part-time, first at a restaurant and then at a hospital, doing unskilled administration.  I heard the same complaints from Canadians…the "boat people" were taking up all the good unskilled jobs, the Asians and Africans were taking up all the university spots, and all sorts of foreigners were running businesses that should have been run by Canadians.  I remember my grandfather saying that this was because some Canadians had failed to recognize the opportunities in their own country.   Immigrants, seeing the country with fresh eyes —  and often coming from places where hustle was necessary to succeed —  seemed to be able to find opportunities where none had previously existed. Canadians who couldn't compete with this kind of clear-sighted hunger to succeed were left scratching their heads.  I haven't lived in Canada for a long time now (and no, I haven't been here the entire time), but I would bet people feel the same way now.  

  14. Anonymous says:

    idiot

  15. C4C is a Party in Disguise says:

    NEWS FLASH:  All these Independants having the backing of the coalition, are really having the backing of a party. These independants are all together; or else, they wouldn't be needing C4C to back them. I am voting for an Independent outside any party or C4C backing!  This is all trickery, seeing that the people are fed up with parties, they created the C4C to channel their cronies into power of the same mind. Don't be naive Caymanians. If you vote for someone, vote your conscience, for someone who is COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT! 

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is there anyone left on the C$C committee to monitor all these "independent" candidates?

  17. Anonymous says:

    At last the pendulum is swinging in the right direction, its impetus given by the people's disgusted reaction to the dismal performance  of  self-serving  governments over the past decade. Governments here fail because they don't "have a dream" of the pearl that Cayman can be, if managed with the intelligence and honesty we all of us crave.

  18. Truth says:

    At last some new and highly regarded Caymanians to lead Cayman out of third world status. They will have a good fight on their hands against the many who have made a life out of the corruption of the past.

    • Anonymous says:

      Looks like the Brotherhood are fielding quite a team. In the same way as candidates are required to declare any financial interests they should be required to declare memberships in any secret societies. We could be replacing one form of corruption with another.

       

        

  19. RRP says:

    High profile accountants and lawyers coming into the race. There’s a hope that our country’s finances will eventually get back on track. If these highly qualified professionals cannot get us out of the mess we’re in, who will? I say let’s give them a chance.

    I am tired of seasoned politicians who stoop to continuous politricks. Eductated financial services professionals is what our country needs now.

    • Anonymous says:

      But the rich knows not what laws the poor need doing away with, so we can prosper in our own country.

    • Anonymous says:

      More MLAs like Rolston and Alden? It takes more than education background to be a good leader for all people and for Cayman first. It doesn't matter how many accountants we elect, if they don't have the guts to make the necessary cuts to social welfare balanced by prmoting certain values and reducing the CIG especially all the HR/Auditing personnel we will continue to head in the wrong direction.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am also happy for some well edcuated, young(ish) and succesful candiates joining the political arena. Are they a better option than what we have currently at our hands? Absolutely!

      Has their hard work and dedication gotten them to where they are  now and provided them with their success? Absolutely!

      However, let's not jump to conclusion and decide they are the answers to all prayers. Let's first hear what they will stand for, what are their opinions on some of the important issues and whether they can also relate to people at all levels and the struggles most people on the Island face nowadays.

      Personally, for me important factors are:

      1. Where do they stand on Immigration issues?

      2. Are they willing to be the bad guy cleaning house amongst Civil Servants?

      3. What is their plan to provide job opportunities for successful High School graduates?

      4. What are their plans to minimize crime?

      5. How do they suggest cost of living can be reduced?

      6. What is their thought on Government appointed boards and who would they consider for those boards? Will they implement meassures to ensure there won't be any conflict of interests, corruption etc.

      7. and most importantly, will they give up and other job and business and focus 100% on their jobs as MLAs (if elected) or will they continue to work on the side or running a private business?

      • Anonymous says:
         
        • Anonymous says:

          I think if someone wasn't successful in HS, they are not likely to be successful with a job either!

          • Anonymous says:
             
             
          • Anonymous says:

            That is a totally untrue statement.  Check out the people who have been successful at work and were not so successful at school.

    • Anonymous says:

      In 2003 the year that the country descended into darkness we had very educated people:

      There were members with the following qualifications:

      1 PhD 

      1 Attorney (Partner)

      1 Attorney

      2 Educators (degrees)

      1 CPA

      1Commercial Pilo

      1 Business Degree

      If  educational merits is of any indication of greatness for the future of Cayman given the track record of the past we seem to be setting ourselves for greater failure.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am not as optimistic as all three C$C hopefulls were previous advisors to Mac. Winston made trips to Asia for the Premiere, Jude headed up KX and an advisory committee for the Premiere, and Roy also advised the UDP both in a personal and professional capacity.

      Did they notice the good ship UDP was taking on water and quietly abandoned ship?

  20. C4C Nice Try says:

    But I am not getting fooled by this, PPM will get my 6 straight votes in George Town. Until the C4C learn to speak the truth I am not goiong near them. Fool me once, shame on you fool me twice, shame on me!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Lets hope he does not pander to the whims and fancies of the elite and remember where he came from. Probably too much to ask though as most of them in such places become sellouts. On the other hand if a grin can get you elected he wins hands down.

    • Anonymous says:

      So, PPM going fool you twice!

      Doh!

      • Anonymous says:

        PPM don't fool you they give you honest, productive, fair Government.

        Do the research and see how many UDP board members remained after PPM took office. The fact remains is that so many have accepted a corrupt way of life and the only way that you don't want honest people to deal with. You have been taught to wait to see what hand out you will get instead of wanting an honest place to live and work and raise our children. Have you thought about the example you are leaving for your children?

        Better to support who I know that to go for lip service

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah mon, 'cos PPM always tell de truth, right?And UDP too? We all seen how much truth they tell…the amount of truth they tell is directly proportional to the extent of the bribe or theft involved..

    • Anonymous says:

      lol, you're funny.

    • Anonkymous says:

      Now you just stop right there! It is THAT kind of asinine attitude that keeps getting us into trouble! Are ALLLLLL of the PPM for GT worth your vote? STOP voting straight dammit! It is screwing up this country!

      Vote sensible! Vote for the INDIVIDUALS! NOT the party!! Regardless of whether or not they ARE IN a party!

      Geesh!

       

       

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually splitting up the votes is what got the UDP into power last time. UDPers are not going to split their votes. C4C is just making it more likely for him to return to power.  

    • Anonymous says:

      We gave both parties a chance… They Failed.

      Try something else

  21. Anonymous says:

    Dear Mr. Scott,

    It is with the deepest conviction and pride that I tell you how happy I am to read this news. Some of the most testing times of your life are ahead of you, of that I am almost certain. But I know with the wonderful family God has blessed you with and with the support of so very many of us you can suceed.

    I came across this the other day on a website and while I am unsure whether he did indeed say these words, I  thought it was relevant:

    Abraham Lincoln was asked by an aide about a church service he had attended. Lincoln responded apparently that the minister was: inspired, interesting, well-prepared and eloquent, etc. The aide then asked him whether he by extension he  thought the service had been good. When he replied no, the man was shocked and confused and; reiterating what the president has said above about the sermon, asked why. Abraham Lincoln replied,

     

    "Yes, but he didn't challenge us to do anything great."

     

    You are living proof that hard work , determination, applied talent and integrity lead to an incredible sucess that is entirely acheiveable. God Bless you richly for  stepping up when your country and people need you most. I pray you are given the chance to challenge us all to do great things and to help us as a people to restore our faith and confidence in ourselves and our own talents and passions.

    I look forward to a future that we can humbly but happily pass to our children, knowing full well that we all did the very best we could to be true to ourselves , to God and to this beautiful country we were entrusted with.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I still need to know who is behind the C4C? Is it the Lodge, Dart or who?  They all want to control our Government. Please voters be careful who you vote for, especially in George Town. Some of these C4C Candidates were once connected to the UDP team, but since they could not control the maniac they broke away frpom them and is pushing their agenda through this route.  Trust is a very hard thing to come by these days. Best to stick with the evils you know, vote PPM, at lease we know they will put law in the books to control corruption and they will get things done for Country over the Investors.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wouldn’t that mean that they now share our view that McKeeva is out of control?

      Can’t someone answer me: is an ex-UDP an independent or a PPM?

    • Anonymous says:

      Really…. They could not balance the books when they were in power… you were all calling to vote Big Mac in when they were in, remember the mess with the schools, government building, work permits taking 6 months to be heard etc… Forget about parties, they are running as independants with a shared idea, listen to what they have to say, ask them some hard questions for a change and then cast your vote based on the candidate and not the party, thats why this country is in a mess now…

      'Expat who would like to see Caymanians ask their leaders for details on how to fix the mess…'

      • Anonymous says:

         I get sick of hearing about the PPM getting us in a financial mess through new schools, new government admin building, etc.  Have any of you biased morons asked how much money is being saved by having over 90% of government under their own roof?  Have you looked at the fixed overcrowding of schools.  Any person who was in power during that time would have faced the same problem – A WORLDWIDE RECESSION.  THE PPM COULD NOT HAVE CAUSED THAT AND CONSIDERING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS' DEPENDENCY ON THE OUTSIDE WORLD, DON'T YOU THINK (WITH YOUR BIRD BRAINS) THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE SAME MESS IF UDP HAD BEEN IN POWER.  I have never voted straight and will never do that.  What has damaged the country is not mixing your politicians.  Look at the record of the people who help the country, whatever their political leanings are.  Certainly, McKeeva or Elio will not get re-elected, as they helped their pockets, not the country. (NUFF SAID)

  23. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure he didn’t have this in mind when he was heading up C4C and claiming they weren’t going to run candidates – hmmmmmm. How else is he going to try to mislead us???

  24. Anonymous says:

    ok so I am glad some great people are runninghowever it was incredibly slimy that they started out professing to be nothing more than concerned citizens with no political aspirations.  Effectilvely they are starting by trying to fool us.

    • Pain-n-Plane says:

      Is it possible that they have made the decision to offer themselves further down the road, and it was not part of the "master deception plan"

      Come on, if that was Judes plan he certainly didn't need to creat C4C to run for Government, as the UDP and PPM would have cut the legs from under any of their candidates to have his name on their ticket.

      GET A GRIP AND THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

  25. F.A. Cetious says:

    I’ll reserve judgement until I read what “Dr.” Frank thinks.

  26. Anon says:

    No lie. Ezzard is an honest man, but he wouldn’t know a relevant issue if it bit him in the backside. He is always off on some ill-thought out, xenophobic, useless rant that hurts more than it helps.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Could it be that Jude, Roy and the rest have discovered that sometimes when the hired help does not follow orders you have to do the job yourself.

    • Anonkymous says:

      WoW!

      Nail + Head = HIT!

      Nonetheless, they're 'fielding' some damn good candidates!

  28. Anonymous says:

    We are so disappointed that that you are not running for Cayman Brac. Any how your brother probally will.

    • Anonymous says:

      Running for the Brac!!!! Really.  Don't know how his brother could run on Brac as he is hardly ever on the island and to be very honest I seriously doubt a lot of voters would even know who he was. 

      Brac has Moses and Juliana – for better or worse.  At least these two spend a significant amount of time on the island.

      The brother should run for the distict where his head hits the pillow the vast majority of the time – which doesn't seem to be the Brac.

       

       

      • Anonymous says:

        To get a good candidate for the Brac you would have to pull one out from Grand Cayman where the professionals are. They would have to do like ju ju , after getting elected then they could build a house on the Bluff and live there part of the time. We are all disappointed that Jude did not run in the Brac as he would have been sure to get elected. With no competition we will have our blue eye boy coming in as number 1 which is good but another 4 years of ju ju and her vindictiveness and taking over as the Social worker. By the way no politician should be out ther giving away stoves refridgerators etc to their supposed supporters to hopefully to have a vote. If someone in the community is in need then by all means let the socual worker make the decision and assist them . When will this ever stop?Free airline tickets too should be bought from Politicians own pocket as well. Dont think that the public dosent know what is going on, Cayman Brac is too small. C4C please ressurect a good candidate along with Capt Mose please.

  29. Anonymous says:

    It's good to finally see Caymanians who are smart, educated, qualified, have a proven track record and have ability come out and offer themselves to help put this country back on track.  Thanks Jude.  Also looking forward to seeing like Wayne Panton, Andrew Reid, Carla Reid, Julene Banks, Carlyle McLaughlin, Roy McTaggart and Leonard Ebanks in the mix and using their expertise to return Cayman to it's status of the Pearl of the West Indies.

    • Anonymous says:

      I personally would like to see some of the Foster's and Kirkconnell's as candidates.

    • Anonymous says:

      @19:51 so what do these persons have to make them so qualified to represent the diverse population now? Their colour and family conenctions that allowed them to prosper so they want to ensure smae for their children? hmmm guess they'll sonn throw in their token black Caymanian to appease the new voters. 

      • Anonymous says:

        It's good that you asked.  Let me explain why in my opinion they are the best.  Firstly, they are all honest, educated, uncorrupt, successful, individuals who have lived exemplary lives, never got themselves in debt they could not handle, never had to ask anyone to collect money to pay any lawyer fee because they were broke, never got in trouble to need a lawyer in the first place.  They have always kept their word, they are professional, they are level headed, they understand the issues, they have all given of their time, talent and expertise in the betterment of Cayman and have helped those who genuinely needed help.

        Contrast them to many of those who are presently elected, the disgraceful way they have conducted themselves and government's business, with no concern as to whether their actions result in losses or not, the arragance and ignorance they have displayed and I am sure my friend that you will arrive at the same conclusion that I have.  Put it this way, they can't be any worse than this set and electing people like  Jude Scott, Dan Scott, Wayne Panton, Andrew Reid, Carla Reid, Julene Banks, Carlyle McLaughlin, Roy McTaggart and Leonard Ebanks may be the only opportunity we get for a better Cayman, so if they run for office, we'd be fools not to elect them.

         

        • Anonymous says:

          It is now time to change the old guard we need new people in the LA with fresh great ideas that is why Marco Archer is my first choice.

      • Pain-n-Plane says:

        @13:08

        I grew up in Cayman, I am a "white" Caymanian and I had no idea about colour of skin being a qualifing factor until I went away to school stateside.  I grew up calling my best friends mother MOM (both "token black")  the vast majority of my friends as I grew up and now are "token black" people.  Your suggestions are sickening to me, as in my opinion there is no room for kind of thoughts in our island, and people that think in those terms are sadly focusing on the wrong things to lift themselves out of the desperation that is fueling this ignorance.

  30. Anonymous says:

    As a "furriner" who has been here many many years, I have to say that at long last we are getting the bright Caymanians throwing their hats in the political ring rather than the business and civil service failures looking for a well paid easy job to make up for what they couldn't succeed at in the real world. Let us hope the electorate does not continue to vote for the nonentities who, to quote a voter I spoke to recently, "just have to come by my yard and lick dominoes wid me to get my wote". The other interesting thing is we keep hearing about how Caymanians simply cannot get ahead/are discriminated against blah blah but, leave aside those who are still partners in law and accounting  firms and are not running for election, how do we account for Roy McTaggert, Winston Connolly, Jude Scott, Wayne Panton, Dan Scott and others who have made their vast sums of money in the very world that the Ezzards and Ardens of this world tell us Caymanians can't get ahead. An Inconvenient Truth -when Caymanians do what they need to do to get the qualifications and serve their time with hard competent work, they reap rewards. When they bleat about entitlement and look to become bosses within a couple of years of qualifying because they are Caymanians or, simply, because they just are not up to the high level required in some jobs (as happens to many other nationalities in their own countries) and they fail,  they complain endlessly and ……..try to get elected to the LA.

    • Anonymous says:

      You're talking out of your @ss. Ask Dan Scott what cr@p they had to go through at Ernst & Young before they were able to break the glass ceiling, thanks to one fair-minded expat managing partner. However, they are few and far between. Ask Wayne Panton about his struggles. Wayne was made partner at Walkers some 16 years ago and no Caymanian has been made an equity partner since. Do you really think that we should be satisfied with the occasional token who is set up merely to take the heat from Immigration?  

      • Anonymous says:

        I think it is very offensive to refer to these Caymanians as the "occasional token" – they worked hard, did their time and succeeded. Crucially, they also displayed from early on high intellectual and academic standards and a proficiency in the use of written and spoken standard english, the language of business. So did, for example, Mr Baron Jacob and Ms Wanda Ebanks, also now partners in their firms. Listening to recent press briefings and other speeches, radio appearances etc by some of our politicians, including the former and present Premier, one is struck by the often very poor grammatical skills on display. Bright though they may be, they would not have made partner status in our local firms. A very high standard is required and not all can achieve it. Those Caymanians who have, deserve credit, not the description "occasional token".

        • Anonymous says:

          Every Caymanian knows exactly what I mean so no point trying to twist this into being some disrespect to them. There are many Caymanians of great ability, excelled academically, who work hard, do their time, achieve high standards etc. but are not promoted. When it suits many of these firms (not all of them), for political purposes, they will promote certain Caymanians who are then under pressure to take the heat from Immigration and pretend that all is hunky dory. 

          You are either naive or disingenuous.       

          • Anonymous says:

            "There are many Caymanians of great ability………………..but are not promoted". Name just five of them (should be easy to do since there are so many according to you) so that we can all make up our minds as to whether you have a valid point or are just repeating the 'I-have-been given-to-understand" stuff that appears so often in posters' comments.

            • Anonymous says:

              Now you are being ridiculous.

              You've already made up your mind so that would clearly be a waste of time. I have no time to entertain bigots.   

            • Anonymous says:

              That's right – tell us who these troublemakers are so we can victimise them.

    • Almost Thirty says:

      I wish it was a straight forward as you described it. There is discrimination regardless the local's high competency and qualifications. That is what has myself and many others frustrated. The ceiling is real; you will never experience it, so I can only tell you about it.

      -Almost Thirty

      • Anonymous says:

        When 20somethings are moaning about lack of promotion you know how bad entitlement culture has got.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope you don't think that neither Ezzard Miller or Arden McLean had to be elected to government to make a living.  Long before Ezzard Miller was every elected to the LA he had a chain of Pharmacies "Miller's Pharmacy" and he was the original owner (founder) of Cayman Medical Center that young man sold his businesses when he went into the LA to serve his country a move most of the candidates or you would not have done for love of country. Arden McLean held a very good position at  CUC (managerial postition) which paid well with excellent benefits so neither of these individuals were failures in there life and as a result had to get elected to the LA.  Maybe you should go and do your research on both of these individuals and see that these men are serving their country for what they can give and not for what they can get.  It is people like you that have made this conntry into the mess that it is you want people who you can control and who will not stand up for their people to see that they get what is entitled to them in their country when they put in the hard work for it,  Yes, Caymanians should have a sense of entitlement in their country if not in my own country tell me where else? When I do what is required of me then you are darn right I want my entitlement in my country and I will not try to seek it somewhere else!  As a Native Caymanian I am entitled to work and live here first and foremost.  Bermuda is such a wonderful country that encourages and educates its people to be entitled that is why Bermudian are not in Cayman trying to be the bo weivel.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree Arden had a good job at CUC but I don't think you should try to show Ezzard is a good businessman. His pharmacy (chain of pharmacies???!!!) failed, he was no good as a civil servant and he was hired by Deloitte as a -God help us- consultant – and he was let go from there.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Well done, another quality candidate…thank god: the GT ticket is getting pretty crowded!

    But C4C putting forward some real top quality prospects! Well done

    • Anonymous says:

      The island is a at war we have Winston churchill aka “Ellio” what we need is others to join him.

      • Frank says:

        The fact that you just compared Ellio Solomon to Winston Churchill shows how little you really know about politics.

      • Anonymous says:

        You apparently have no clue who Winston Churchill is.  He was one of the greatest statemen ever and my hero.  Ellio is a nobody.  He is not worthy to even kiss Winston Churchill's feet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Great to see a good christian man like you coming forward. We need all the help restoring high morals and ethics in our country.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why include 'christian'?  A good man is a good man regardless.  A bad man is a bad manregardless.

    • Anonymous says:

      Still not clear, who are the C4C..?

      • RRP says:

        Get over it. You need to evaluate candidates not their parties or coalitions, associations or whatever. This is what is causing this mess, people voting on a straight party line. Wake up and vote the PEOPLE who you believe will make a difference! Evaluate what each candidate stands for regardless of membership.

        • Anonymous says:

          Evaluate the membership and see for what each candidate stands.

        • Anonymous says:

          If a candidate is running as an 'independent', why are you saying not to evaluate their parties or coalitions, associations…? 

          If a candidate is running as an 'independent', why are you saying 'regardless of membership'?

        • Anonymous says:

          That is not the stance C4C is taking. It says it will not endorse anyone who is a member of a party.

          Actually we can find out a lot about candidates from their associations.   

      • Anonymous says:

        Who gives a rats Azz who the c4c is, as long as they can continue to put forward representatives like they have these past few weeks they will get my support. I hope they can find 15 more

        • Anonymous says:

          Perhaps you should give a rats Azz, plenty of them that followed the piper!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Great news – Thank you Jude

  33. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Mr. Scott for stepping forward. the Country

    need more people like you to guide us out of this mess.

    You have my support

    Thank you once again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Jude is a great person and family man. He has been successful and will be a true role model for our children.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Someone please stand against Ezzard on Northside, we need a change and an MLA who'll get on and do it. We don't need another term of lots of noise but no action.

    • Anonymous says:

      Miller is a dangerous man STOP him at all cost. Think hitler without a brain

      • Anonymous says:

        It is because he HAS a good brain that you fear him. He sees right through you.  

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ezzard has been an excellent MLA. No change needed.

    • Truth says:

      While I don't usually agree with Ezzard at least he was speaking for his people instead of himself.  That in itself put him at odds with the rest of them.