58 candidates enter fray

| 27/03/2013

renard.JPG(CNS): Nomination Day threw up only a few surprise candidates on Wednesday when 58 people put themselves forward for election in the 2013 national poll across all three Cayman Islands. Believed to be the highest number of candidates in modern history, the high figure had been anticipated as a result of the six seats up for grabs in the capital, where 7,500 voters will be returning representatives to the Legislative Assembly. As nominations closed at 3pm there were 21 candidates nominated to run in the capital of George Town, 14 in both West Bay and Bodden Town, five in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and two in both East End and North Side.

Full list of candidates:

George Town (21)

Alden McLaughlin (PPM)
Kurt Tibbetts (PPM)
Marco Archer (PPM)
Joseph Hew (PPM)
Lucille Seymour (PPM)
Kenneth Bryan (PPM)

Dr Frank McField (IND)
Derrington “Bo” Miller (IND)
Matthew Leslie (IND)
Stefan Baraud (IND)

Roy McTaggart (C4C)
Sharon Roulstone (C4C)
Winston Connolly (C4C)
Jacqueline Haynes (C4C)
Jude Scott (C4C)

Ellio Solomon (UDP)
Mike Adam (UDP)
Jonathan Piercy (UDP)
Walling Whittaker (UDP)
Renard Moxam (UDP)
Rayal Bodden (UDP)

West Bay (14)

Woody Da Costa (PPM)
Ray Farrington (PPM)
Capt. Bryan Ebanks (PPM)
Dalkeith Bothwell (PPM)

Cline Glidden (PNA)
Rolston Anglin (PNA)

Tara Rivers (C4C)
Mervin Smith (C4C)

McKeeva Bush (UDP)
Capt Eugene Ebanks (UDP)
Bernie Bush (UDP)
Velma Powery-Hewitt (UDP)

Dwene Ebanks (IND)
Andrea Christian (IND)

Bodden Town (14)

Alva Suckoo (PPM)
Anthony Eden (PPM)
Osbourne Bodden (PPM)
Wayne Panton (PPM)

Errington Webster (IND)
Charles Clifford (IND)
Gregg Anderson (IND)
Vincent Frederick (IND)
Arnold Berry (IND)

Theresa Pitcarin (UDP)
Chris Saunders (UDP)

Richard Christian (PNA)
Mark Scotland (PNA)
Dwayne Seymour (PNA)

East End (2)

Arden McLean (IND)
John “Johnnie” McLean Jr. (IND)

North Side (2)

Ezzard Miller (IND)
Joey Ebanks(IND)

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (5)

Juliana O’Connor-Connolly (PNA)

Moses Kirkconnell (PPM)

David Allen Bodden (IND)
Maxine Moore (IND)
Lyndon Martin (IND)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    God help the real honest Caymanian people who want the best for these Islands!  What a bunch ( well most of them)  & I agree that Northside doesn't have a sensible or educated candidate!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    North Side has no sensible candidate.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have seen some bright people running for UDP.  I really wonder why they would make such a decision when there is so much political garbage carried by Mr. Bush.  In all due respect to Mr. Bush, he has eleven charges against him.  The trial date will be well beyond the election date.  He was outsted by his former party members.  He remains the head of the UDP.  Do these people really do think that the UDP will get back in power?  This is a serious question without any political bias.  SMH!  

    Then we have Joey Ebanks running for Northside.  Now common, are the voters that gullible?  There are some serious questions of integrity and trust based on his two last positions.  The issue at the Turtle Farm and then ERA?  Now even if the ERA issue proves to be untrue, this will not be sorted out before the election.  Joey had two opportunities to display leadership and he failed miserably.  His lack of judgement continues to dog him by trying to represent a constituency before he even clears his name.  I am sick and tired of these guys blaming the Governor General and others for trying to takethem down.  I always say, no matter how hard your enemies try to get at you, if you do not put yourself in any position for them to do so, then they can't.  Your enemies will simply get fustrated.

    I am really not trying to jump on anybody here in particular, but if you have issues attached to your name, simply clear them before you enter into the policital fray.  Save yourself some money you need for later.

     

  4. Anonymous says:

    I see a name on the court list that looks like one of the independent Boodden Town candidates hasn't been complying with the law in providing basic health insurance for his employee(s).  My, oh my. It scares me to think that if someone doesn't follow the law before they are elected to govern, imagine what they will do if given the power to govern.  People better vote right this time around or we are doomed.  Vote for educated people with ability, honesty and integrity, like Jude, Sharon, Roy and Winston in GT, the 4 PPM in BT, Tara and Wade in WB, Arden in EE and others who are like them.  If they don't have those qualities, don't even think about voting for them.  This is our last chance to redeem ourselves and we can't afford one more era of mistakes. 

  5. The lone haranguer rides again! says:

    At least 9 grand a month, pensioned for life after 4 years, if I did not make so much money I would be running.

    The fat begins at the top, a bunch of shysters and smart men most of whom are breaking he law already and will run riot when they get in.

    I shoulder be so negative but our x leader who has 11 counts against him is proudly running in West Bay. Nice!

  6. Anonymouse Man says:

    Joey in Northside reminds me of the time that a lady contested the 1968 elections in Bodden Town.. she got 1 vote.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Got to admit, no matter how you look at the names, the PPM has some good canidates. Bodden Town PPM canidates seem like a no brainer. You dont have to give me a reason to vote PPM, someone would have to explain to me why I should not. All im asking of my PPM canidates, please when the mudslinging gets started (even that its started already), dont talk about the other canidates, just use the phrase, "I dont know about them, but lets talk about me and my team". This way we stay on the straight road no left , no right, straight to election day and beyond.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree with you.  My family and I have looked at all the candidates running in BT and we are voting for the four PPM.  We will not be voting for UDP, former UDP and anyone with any association to them for sure.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not arguing with your choice of candidates, but how to hell do you know who your family is voting for?

        • Anonymous says:

          Ohh your poor, just looking for trouble everywhere you go.

           

          Notice in the comment the word "family" was used, now if you live with your husband and kids 18 years and over, and have a really close bond thenmore than likely you're going to have a conversation on all this politicial drama going on and more than likely you're going to say who you're voting for. But, if you come from a family who doesn't share that bond, then you're a mess! #saysalot

          • Bai says:

            *You're

            And leave the hashtags for instagram.

            The point the poster was clearly trying to make was how can you be certain that every member of your family sat down individually and committed to the same candidates. It is not inconceivable, and due to certain loyalties and relationships which often have nothing to do with the capabilities of the people they are voting for as leaders, you may be correct in making that assumption.

            However, my mother always told me that to assume is to make an ass out of you and me. She also taught my brother and I to think independantly and to vote for who we think will be right for Cayman- not who we know, like, and what not. Who is to say that when it comes down to it you can be certain your family will all vote for the same people- regardless of what they say? You can be part of a family, discuss politics, and that in no way means you will all come to the same conclusion. On top of that, as a first time voter and young Caymanian, I feel no shame in pointing out that we are in the position we are in now due in no small part to these ridiculous family politics! Who knows who, what have you done for me, what will you do for me, etc.

            I hope that many of the posters are in no way reflective of the average Caymanian voter, because the debate is soured by gossip, lies, personal drama, name calling, vicious attacks and assumptions. You have no right to make such an ignorant claim against the poster's family when they have asked a legitimate question. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Someone seems to have pencilled in a comedy moustache on Cline Glidden's campaign photograph.  Someone should let Mr. Glidden know.

  9. durrrr says:

    Good to see the C4C is only backing 5 in GT – leaves a vote for Dr. Frank ‘legalise it’ Mcfield! lol

  10. Anonymous says:

    With so many of these candidates having brushes with the law, I think of the conversation between a film director and an Australian immigration officer. When asked by the officer if he had a criminal record, he replied,"no sir, I'm sorry, but I didn't know it was a requirement".

  11. Dreadlock Holmes says:

    And the one voter left on Cayman -exhausted from attending all the political rallies and suffering from acute indigestion, unfortunately – could not make it to the polls. A replacement voter is being sought by the candidates.  Word has it, after running an ad a work permit has been issued.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Mostly business men, with only ONE priority.

     

    • sickntired says:

      You said it, and that priority is to make themselves more money!!  Especially C4C oh I forgot Chamber of Commerce!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes it is disappointing that the idle and the crackheads are not represented.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Say it ain't so Wendy, Cayman Brackers as dumb as West Bayers. Nominating someone thats on charges for dishonesty

    • Anonymous says:

      Charges has to be proved first. Some people get lucky and it runs for years but one day the bottom of the bucket drops out. Also every length of rope has an end to it. If it is Lyndon that you are referring to at least he is not hiding under power, also he is a genuine likable guy and will do well in the election. Good luck Lyndon we Bracers are all behind you. Remember the words of Jesus in Luke,"he that is without sin cast the first stone. "

  14. St Peter says:

    Did we set aside some funds in the last budget for prosecuting MLA's?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just a terrifying list of mediocrity.

    • Anonymous says:

      9.33.  Agreed up to a point, but there is some very good wheat amongst the chaff. (And yet there is some chaff that should feel flattered to be referred to as such, when so many other epithets spring to mind.) 

  16. Anonymous says:

    Why is "Captain" included – it is only a customary local nomenclature.  None of these candidates achieved military ranking as far as I am aware.

    • Anonymous says:

      The military is not the only organization that recognizes the rank of Captain.

      Airlines have Captains, but of course they must sit in the Captain's seat and lesser appointments within the cockpit like Flight Engineer and Co-pilot do NOT come with the privilege of being called Captain.

      Ships also have captains, and various organizations throughout the world, such as the US Coast Guard, issue Captains' licenses in recognition of standards achieved to captain a vessel. Note that the US Coast Guard can only issue licenses to US citizens, so even superior knowledge without us citizenship will NOT get you a US Coast Guard license of any sort.

      Over the years many Caymanians have achieved the rank of Captain, and many even hold Unlimited Master Mariner licenses (the highest that can be achieved) which means they can, and have, been in charge of some of the largest vessels ever built and operated anywhere in the world.

      We also have a subset, mostly from West Bay, who call themselves "Captain" because they have been taking tourist on snorkelling trips in the North Sound for many years.

      "Captain" is NOT a local nomenclature as you suggest, but rather hard-earned by many and outrageously copied by others. True Caymanians know the difference.

      • Anonymous says:

        They can call themselves what they want in their private lives but "Captain" has no place on a ballot sheet. 

      • Far Canal says:

        I could have written that myself, in fact I have done in a previous thread from a couple of months ago. Well put whoever you are.

      • Anonymous says:

        History.  Irrelevant.  These people who call themselves "Captains", if they were not military ranking officers, they are Mr. So and So, and so they should be on the ballots.

        • Anonymous says:

          Captains still retain the title of "Capt." AFTER they have given up their post on the ship, in the same manner that doctors are still retain "Dr." AFTER they have given up their medical practice.

           

          The fact that neither of the listed candidates are worthy of being called "Captain", does NOT make your argument correct.

          • Anonymous says:

            Doctors have attained the academic status of doctor.  That is why they are called doctors.  These "captains" are just merchant navy seamen and should be "misters" plain and simple.

    • Anonymous says:

      Although I’m not sure that any of those, in this instance, carrying the “captain” handle has ever been captain of anything – there are professions with the designation of Captain other than the military. In other words you don’t have to be in the military or ex-military, to be a Captain.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agreed, how ignorant is the original poster? Many Caymanians were Captains of vessels which sailed all over the place many years ago. It doesn't have to be a military title. Not saying it is the case in this instance  but in those days it meant something. 

        • Anonymous says:

          I think the poster was referring to the modern day and specifically the use of "Captain" in an election context.  Whether Caymanians had merchant navy posts of note or not in the past is an irrelevance. 

      • pugwash says:

        You are so right …. just ask Tenille!

    • Anonymous says:

      ah but if you run a daily Sandbar trip with your own boat you can call yourself Captain….not just a Taxi Driver….

    • Anonymous says:

      Mr Know It-All, get some education, then you will know that "Captain" does not only apply to the military.

      • Turtle's Head says:

        But only the military title should persist for use in other fields, such as politics, and even that usage is outdated.  Someone with a bit of merchant navy experience is a "Mister".

      • P A Rody says:

        Yeah My Know-it-all

        I drink a special brand of rum, and that makes me eligible to be known as Captain too!

    • Anonymous says:

      Captain Eugene – what did he do in the last four years? Nothing except be a Mac “yes” man.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Poor North Side, caught between Scylla and Charybdis.

    • Anonymous says:

      Poor North Side is right and so help us if they elect Joey Ebanks – can you imagine what this place would really be like with him dictating to everyone? someone will have to put surgical glue on his mouth and handcuff his hands behind him since he seems to have XXXX a big mouth – woooiiii a lil mess!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Actually it’s funny that the country will force a candidate out of the race if there is a slight doubt over their citizenship but if you are a accused politician it’s ok, step right up !

    • Anonymous says:

      Or a convicted drug dealer.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think u will find the same in most Countries.

      • Slowpoke says:

        What a ridiculous argument. 

         

        When “most Countries” allowed slavery, that would have been be OK with you?  When “most Countries” did not allow women to vote, was that good enough for you?

         

         If “most Countries” allow easy access to abortion and support gay marriage, would that be enough to support those issues in Cayman for you?

        • Anonymous says:

          You are a real idiot. The comment was made as if Cayman was out of step with the rest of the world or infringing on someone's human rights, neither of which is correct.

          Making reckless comparisons with slavery, like comparisons with Hitler, only serves to show the weakness of your argument. It assumes that there is some self-evident evil with the requirement.

          Your tag is well-deserved.     

          • Slowpoke says:

            Well, I could be Prime Minister of Canada. President of France, Chancellor of Germany, if I had Citizenship or Dual Citizenship, so Cayman is “out of step”.

             

            But, thanks for pointing out that I am an idiot; it really helps your argument.

            • Anonymous says:

              So when I point out that such a restriction is found in many countries that is  "a ridiculous argument",  but if you can cite three countries where you believe there is no restriction that suddenly makes Cayman 'out of step'? lol. You're on a roll. 

              Funny that you would the example of France of what is 'in step'. Article 23-8 of the French Civil Code allows the French govt. to withdraw French nationality from French citizens holding govt. or military positions in other countries.   Even funnier that you would use Germany as an example since German law prohibits dual nationality subject to certain exceptions.  

              Waht about the U.S.? Australia? Singapore? 

              You're right: pointing out that you are an idiot was unnecessary.    

               

               

              • Cay says:

                The only office you can't hold in the US is president you can be voted into the Senate, Congress, HOR even if you are not born an American and we are talking about getting elected to the MLA, so the using the US as an example doesn't help you case

                • Anonymous says:

                  Slowpoke used the presidents and prime ministers of three countries as examples so it was appropriate to compare to the US President. Also what you fail to understand is that unlike the US our executive branch is drawn from the legislature.

              • Slowpoke says:

                Ich gebe auf. 

                 

                Got German citizenship for my kid without problems, because I had a grandparent who was German.

                 

                It is also posible to obtain citizenship in all these countries and become a "Full Citizen".

                 

                Anyway, Ich gebe auf.

        • Anonymous says:

          Ok. Every country – and I’m ok with it because, unlike slavery, it is morally and socially entirely correct and jutifiable.

      • P A Rody says:

        Which countries?

        In the US only the job of president is reserved for those born in the US (and Kenya), other publice offices are open to newly citizenised people.

        It is the same in the UK and most of Europe

        But the fact is you can't comapre the situation in Cayman to other countries as the high percentage of new citizens to the total voting population is almost unique.

        To allow non Cayman born Caymanians into the MLA, (which I beleive would refresh the place), would also allow dilution of native and "belonger" rights and power and cause severe social unrest.

        A gradual change is far better than a quick violent one that Cayman might never economically recover from

    • Bug Itch says:

      'Force a candidate out of the race'?  

      @ 7:40 – if someone (and I think you must be talking about Mr. Kent McTaggart) dont fall under what is the LAWS of this country regarding his/her citizenship and dont fall within that time frame to run; that means his/her can not be part of the line up. SIMPLE!!!

      Son, don't get mixed up like a mikeshake!    

      • Pay up sukka says:

        What seems so simple and cut and dry to you could end up costing the Cayman Islands dearly if Mr. McTaggart decided to take this to court, as his rights are being trampled on by a poorly crafted document called the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I thought a big fuss was being made the other day by te Elections Office to ensure all candidates were ‘fit and proper’ prior to being allowed to run.
    How the hell does McKeeva Bush and to a lesser extent Joey Ebanks fit that description?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Re the Cayman Brac & Little Cayman candidates in the order in which the appear.

    Cayman Brac and Little Cayman (5)

    Juliana O’Connor-Connolly (PNA)

    Moses Kirkconnell (PPM)

    David Allen Bodden (IND)
    Maxine Moore (IND)
    Lyndon Martin (IND)

    Time for her to stay home

    He can do it all alone

    the other 3 nuts, nuts and even more nuts

    • No Fan of Him says:

      Yea now that would be a thing, Moses theonly one in for the Brac!!

      • Anonymous says:

        It would save the government quite a bit of money. Any of the remainder are a waste of time and money.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m really sorry to see Burns Connolly did not enter for East End. We need a man like him representing us up here. Hopefully next time.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Best way to weed out these candidates is to do like the big boys abroad do. Hold them over the coals. Expose them. I am sure then the true stalwarts will stay put in the race as they have nothing to hide, right? We just too easy on these people man. They know this is too many nominees for a small island to manage when it comes to making sound sensible judgments for truly deserving leaders for Cayman. They come in like they fighting against us not for us. But yah know what this shows me, that already they can’t even care enough to give us the satisfaction of making these important decisions throughly. Cuz i don’t know about you all, but i cant attend all these meetings. And all elected are working for us, so every detail is integral to observe. This to me, is doing more harm than good. So people if you know something worth spilling. Start spilling it. Bet you then, we wont continue to be faced with this kind of overzealous inflation of power hungriness that we see happening here now. Everybody wants to be the Chief but no one wants to be the Indian, eh?

    We need an Anderson Cooper to vet them. See what happen to John Edwards? Nixon? Jessie Jackson Jr and Sr!? Yup, they all got exposed and rightfully so. That’s what we need to demand from these 58 hopefuls, their honesty and integrity as our representatives. People who will bring the right change and accountability back to government! They need to model themselves after the early leaders of the day. All men and women of stature.

    This is a tough world and if you are man/woman to lead a country then you better darn well be ready to handle frank Public Discussions!

    I voting for:-

    Team: “Keeping dem honest”!

    • Anonymous says:

      I disagree.   Do we really want unsubstantiated rumors to fly here more than they already do?   I for one, will watch the candidates myself, listen to what they say (and note those issues that are unaddressed), and make my own determinations.  

       

      Anderson Cooper vies for ratings, however you will notice that he carefully vets or confirms the information he presents;   I see very little of that happening here — just more rumors and mudslinging and I don't expect it to get better.   Candidates that stoop to that level will be off my ticket.    I want to hear what they will plan to do, notwhat the other person has or hasn't done.  

       

      This is a pivotal election and we shouldn't be lazy and be swayed by public opinion;  we must have the maturity to asess the candidates upon their merits, and I expect no less from the candidates.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe they are all already "weed out" hahaha obviously some are high and oblivious.

    • Dred says:

      Well I believe we already have a few to eliminate. Anyone who is charged should not be considered. That's like 3 or 4 gone already.

      • Anonymous says:

        We have worst than the ones that is charged running. We are just waiting for Mr Duncan to haul them in too. They should not get too comfortable.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I wasn’t aware you were allowed to run whilst being on trial for offences, including corruption as a Government Minister?

  24. hmmm says:

    I I think I have fiogured out the strategy that C4C and PNA are using.

    In Bodden Town they are running 3 PNA and 1 C4C

    There are 4 seats available

    3+1=4

     

    In West Bay they are running 2 C4C and 2 PNA

    There are 4 seats available

    2+2=4

     

    In George Town they are running 6 C4C and no PNA

    6+0=6

     

    If these jokers are not running together and lying their asses off about it I will change my name. Mark, Jon Jon, Rolly, Julie, CG have learned from the best at political diversion and they are pulling a fast one on us again. C4C not a party? My behind! They are no better than the UDP PNA or whatever they claim to be this week.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      What a bunch of foolishness. Your time would be better spent trying to get your math grade up..these conspiracy theories amaze me.

    • Anonymous says:

      Honestly! Typical election nonsense it is just sad that people will always believe what they despite the facts.

    • Anonymous says:

      I love your thought process its right on target!! They are running together, they all a bunch of pretenders!!

      C4C, those bunch of elites about they care for country what a joke!!

      If they get in the poor man really dead and england really take us over!!

      I got 4 votes and i know who aint getting none!!

      Once again love yours thoughts!!

    • Bueller says:

      Good display of counting skills. (Hint: C4C is backing 5 in town)

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually no

         

        Winston, Roy, Jude, Jacky, Sharon, Bo (I am not fooled, Bo says he is independent but has been working with C4C all along, going to executive meetings, fund raising etc) If C4C has really thrown Bo under the bus at this time I would be surprised!!!

         

      • Anonymous says:

        Plus Stephan!

    • Anonymouse Man says:

      You got a lot of thumbs down but you are right!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Out of the five candidates for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman they are only three with real possiblity of winnning.  Those are the two serving members and the former MLA Lyndon Martin.  The two serving members have proven that over the past 8 years they have been unable to work together for the betterment of the Sister islands.  Not one meeting together.  It is time to make a change Cayman Brac.  To continue to do the same thing and expect differentresults is the act insanity.  

    If you like the style of JOC then give her someone she can work with, or if you like the approach of Moses K then give him a working partner.  What ever the say about Lyndon, most would agree that he is smart and is likeble.  So JOCX and LLM or MK and LLM.  That just makes sense.

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Lydon is also awaiting trial for the missing school money – not a viable candidate in my opinion

    • Anonymous says:

      Some people have no shame. Do you think either of the two would want to work with your candidate? Ms Julie is a good Christian woman with a long track record. Mr Moses is a hard working business man who has dedicated himself to the future of Cayman Brac. After all he does not have to do it for the money.

    • Anonymous says:

      Online again. Better keep tight watch on your computer so that no one will compose counterfeit documents.

    • Anonymous says:

       Lyndon may be smart and  likeable but he has been before the courts  on many occasions for acts of dishonesty. We need persosns of integrity in the assembly, ones that make us feel proud.

      As for Cayman Brac, the best result available will be a victory for Moses Kirkconnell and David Bodden. I would not wish to see David oust Moses but it would be good if he can break the stranglehold Juliana has had on Cyamn Brac for these many years, turning it into a welfare state with having everyone dependent on her in order to ensure her re-election.

      • Anonymous says:

        You got the first one right. The second one is a joke who did not remember Cayman Brac until he needed a job

    • Anonymous says:

      22:50 Get the facts straight… Julie won't work with anyone… she dictates to all just like her mentor Big Mac. Mose has sat as the Chair on the Finance Committee in an effort to try and stop the financial corruption that has bled this country dry for the last four years. And Lyndon Martin is the definition of "Smart and likeable" being used for evil not good. XXXXX

  26. Philo the Philopher says:

    Pna! PNA? HMMMM! Now what would that stand for? Someone help me here, please it's driving me crazy.  Hold on, hold on! I think I got it. How about this one. "Please Not Again".

  27. anonymous says:

    Apropos of "hitting the bottle",  so many of these guys are suddenly sporting heads of hair with unearthly sheen. Apparently  they've been preparing to hit the hustings by hitting the dye bottle. Why do they do that, and what brands are they using? Dark Horse? Black Narcissus?

    • Anonymous says:

      Watch, Rolston might get ideas about drinking hair dye. He is already moved on from “cough syrup”.

  28. Anonymous says:

    It is a pity the article did not include who nominated the candidates as in North Side it was  instructive while Ezzard was nominated by two outstanding citizens and supported by six other outstanding citizens Joey was nominated by his mother – a great lady and a young man who is before the courts under five criminal charges. Must have been terribly embarassing for his dear mother.

    Do the UDP now has two candidates under criminal charges or is one for the PPM who tried so hard to force Joey on the North Side electorate in the last election with full knowledge of his wrong doings at the turtle farm as they saved him from the courts in that case by paying his "salary advances" for him.

    • Anonymous says:

      Joey is ranting on fb that Ezzard called his mom a "ho" last elections. This dude has gone nuts!

      • Anonymous says:

        Well, he certainly has the personality to be Cayman’s next great premier.
        I’m voting for him, and I’m only here on a shakey permit!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Voters please vote wisely!! Vote for anyone besides C4C they are so wrong for these islands!!  They only want to control policy to make their friends richer!!

    C = Candidates

    4 = For

    C = Collusion

     

    You think we got it bad now vote this bunch in, we soon have to be begging for a mouthful to eat!!  remember those days!!

    They don't care about the poor all they are running for is to become richer along with their friends!!

     

  30. sickntired says:

    Yes UDP lets shw them how this is done!!  UDP always will be for the poor people!!  C4C is Chamber of Commerce in disguise!!

    C = Candidates

    4 = For

    C = Chamber

     

    C = Candidates

    4 = For

    C= Cash

     

    Anyway you want to say it, it all stands for the same thing!!  I don't like PPM but rather them than this bunch elite, who only know lawyers, accountants etc  Ask them about one poor person they dont know any, they so out of touch with the daily lives of the poor!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Shouldnt this one candidate be listed as so? perhaps a few others

    Renard Moxam (DART)

    • Anonymous says:

      Renard says he is running to bring back businesses to the town centre- correct me if I am wrong, but did'nt he sell out his businesses to Dart??

  32. Anonymous says:

    18,000 registered voters and 58 candidates…wow! what a mass confusion!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Well – this has got to history. 58 candidates for 18 seates. I hope the right lot of 40 gets sent home.

    • Anonymous says:

      So 18000 voters, 58 candidates and some voters with up to six votes roughly equates to 310 votes per candidate at the most!

      Divide that by the amount of friends and family, the unduly beholden, the smeared and those that bear new fridges upon high, the amount of votes needed is about 7.

      No wonder everyone wants to get on that gravy train.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually, you are not correct. I have just worked it out and it is an average of 284 votes which is even less!

      • Anonymous says:

        That may be the case for some people but there are many candidates this election who do not see it as a gravy train. They already make more than an MLA's salary, don't intend to suddenly become "experts" in something and start up a business because they are an MLA. For someone to do the job properly, it will be a lot of hard work, and the most thankless job they have ever done because of the thousands of "Monday armchair quarterbacks" who all think they could do better but never put themselves forward. Some people do this to stop their country falling off the cliff it is clinging to. It may not be easy at times to "separate the chaff from the chaff" as Consuelo once said during election time but it is our job to do that as voters who are in a position to save our country from rogues. 

        • permit holder 968814 says:

          Some of us are not allowed to put ourselves forward.

          So it is an armchair quarterback position it is for me with a Gin and Tonic and watch the chaos unfold!

           

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly, some of these candidates will manage to get onto the World's stage and into the international spotlight. In the past, it hasbeen for the wrong reasons or just plain laughing stocks.

      I hope it changes.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Joey! Joey! Why the hell you did not save that $1,000 for your legal case. You are like Mckeeva and the Phoenix…always rising up….for what? What is left for the two of you to prove? That you can still do further damage to these Islands and its people? Some people just cannottake defeat and this time around…the two of you won't know how to handle it. Shameless!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Since you have so much to offer then why don't the likes of you step up to the plate and stop slandering those who have the guts to.  Hater!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Joey,  since you seem to be spilling your guts with everything you know about everyone, how about you spill your guts and tell the country where you got the $50,000 cash to repay what you had 'borrowed' from the Turtle Farm. They country has a right to know.

  34. Cheese Face says:

    Joey Ebanks? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    Keewa Boosh? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    I could go on.

    • Anonymous says:

      Rayal Bodden – hahahahahahahaha lmfao

      • Anonymous says:

        I know Rayal Bodden from his youth as a neighbour. He was not dragged up but properly raised up to be a fine young man, not like you haters. Even if he dosent win this time nothing wont be taken off his character unlike alot of others that I know. He comes from good stock and Crewe Roaders are proud of him.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is the most immature post I've read on here in a while.  Can you step it up a bit and be a bit more mature in why you say?  Please!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh, come now, sir  – what a dull old place it'd be without the likes of court jesters like Mr.Hehe above. (Lighten up by watching some episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus or The Three Stooges, or Oliver. it'll do you the world of good!)

      • Cheese Face says:

        Seriously fella, if that’s the most immature post you’ve read on here in a while you can’t be on much. I was trying to make a point, quite a few of the candidates are a complete and utter joke and some should more than likely be in prison as opposed to the LA.

        Mature enough for ya?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, but I fear you could end up suffering a nervous breakdown were you to do so. Take it easy, friend, I implore you.

  35. Slowpoke says:

    Kind of like TV, so many channels, yet so little actually worth watching…

  36. Anonymous says:

    Let the mud slinging begin or ramp up anyway.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Joe?!!!! Joe?!!! running in North Side?!!! Is this the same Joe that was at Turtle Farm and later the ERA. AND the one that the cops allegedly found a "drug utensil"?

    This is too funny for reality!!!!

    God, the lust for power can really cloud the mind.

    North Sider's really can't be that fool!!! 

    • Anonymous says:

      Joey would really have to be poor that he can't beat Ezzard because poorer than Ezzard cannot be found.  Mr Know It All!

      • Anonymous says:

        Just wish Ezzie was in my district, I would give him an vote.  If it wasn't tor him  a  lot of dirt rwould remain covered up and hid away in the dark.  He has brought a lot of things to the ears and eyes of the public.  Some of us would reather have it kept in the dark. 

        Thank you for being so open and straight-forward, you are one to us who is looking straight ahead.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I watched the Panel last night. God, if East End vote Johhny McLean in, they deserve the crown for being the most absent minded district of all!!! This guy is just not ready. Can't debate the issues, outside of East End anyway and doesn't show that he has what it takes to think globally.

    As much as I hate to say it, Mr. Hew did a better job out of all three present. Like Mr. Piercy, but WRONG party.

    • Anonymous says:

      Looking at one's personal life is a good indication as to how they will act professionally.

      Then again, to the majority of uneducated people that possibly occupy this district up here, he will be considered a "dan man" Poor us, doomed to fail under these circumstances.

  39. Anonymous says:

    The battle state that is North Side… now that will be a good one to watch!

    • Dred says:

      You are kidding right? Please tell me you are.

      Tell me was the Turtle Fsm and ERA not enough for you?

      REALLY!!

      Batte state. You must mean mudslinging cause frankly that’s all Joey can do now. Its like start a 500 lap race when everyone else is on the final lap.

      • Anonymous says:

        An excellent analogy. (Are you by any chance a motor-sport enthusiast?)

  40. Anonymous says:

    Brackers ZZZZZZZZZZ can't we get someone smart and young, truely willing tofight for the Sister Islands to run with the only other other legit MLA that won't be either filling their pockets or soon to be convicted of "Dishonesty" At least two of them are dreaming if think they will ever get enough votes to get the big fat paycheck that is all they really care about. Save your $1000, stay home and get a real job like everyone else!

    • Anonymous says:

      You are absolutely right! A fine example of one that would have been a good candidate is the young lady that was in the YCLA this weekend, Melanie. There are quite a number of young adults that are highly educated and have lived in theBrac and know about the Brac, as well as those that are from the Brac and living in Grand Cayman. Another wonderful example of this is the young lady that use to work at Cayman Airways and now work at Delta at the airport. I have heard and listened to her speak and present herself on numerous occasions. There are so many others as well that hold great posisitons in the professional world. Then there are the Dilbert sisters, wow great examples in the community.

    • Anonymous says:

      For Brac Kerry or Lonny Lee Tibbetts should have run 

      • Anonymous says:

        Mr. Kenny Ryan should run in the Brac.  He is honest, intelligent, educated and ran District Adminbefore.  He'd be a very good MLA.

    • Realist says:

      Why Percy not running I’d give him my vote over ju ju…lmao

  41. Anonymous says:

    So who is left to vote in the districts if all the people in the community are running??? My goodness alot of people must be needing that paycheck from Gov't bad! Well I guess we all suffering with hard times!

    Hello my fellow constituents. My name is Dart Bush Ebanks Bodden Hydes Powery Rivers Scott Smith Miller Anglin Glidden. And I am your canidiate for the Island of Cayman! Vote for me and I will send you and your loved ones a beautiful annual Christmas card that you my display proudly in your living room (if you have a home). 

  42. Anonymous says:

    Go Dwene Ebanks and Andrea Christian in West Bay – Yes! !

  43. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Joey, you have proven to be a stalwart on no corruption and incompetence. You are an upstanding individual who, when not embarassng us. you certainly can do this for yourself. Your choice of friends shows us that you have the ears of those in the lowest places, some of who are about to be proven, arguably, more incompetent XXXX than yourself.

     

    I expect a landlside in NS, you will sweep the electorate off their feet, mostly with laughter as you try to convince them and indeed us all that you are of sound character.

     

    Thank you Joey for wasting time and space with your incoherent ramblings and can only feel for Ezzard as he must have trembled with worry when he heard of your nomination. I know, as do all others that you will use this opportunity to accuse Ezzard of every misdeed from the times of old to today and who knows you may be right about some of them, but who will listen to you Joey? let me answer for you as it is the only way I believe that the answer will be true.

     

    No one, no where.

  44. Anonymous says:

    I thought Edna’s son Ed was running for NS

  45. Anonymous says:

    Am I missing something here? I don't see Frank McField listed. Please tell me he didn't spend his last $500 on roosta this morning, and didn't have enough $ to pay the nomination fee! Or was it that nobody would nominate him? Certainly he would have had all of this lined up prior to nomination day. Right?

     

    CNS: Apologies to Dr Frank for leaving him off the list. We have added him now.

  46. Empty Chair says:

    Cut the pay for MLA's & your headline would read "8 Candidates enter fray"