Mac: ‘No time for learners’

| 30/04/2013

Bush takes oath 2 (217x300).jpg(CNS): The former premier of the Cayman Islands said that the electorate needed to return an experienced government to office at the forthcoming polls, as he took aim at the independents on Thursday night at the UDP national campaign launch. “This is no time for learners,” McKeeva Bush told an audience of almost one thousand people, as he accused the candidates running on their own of being “lone wolves” who were “chanting empty slogans”. Bush said that if people split their vote among the independents they would simply return a PPM government, as he told them to vote for the six UDP candidates in her capital, just the two in Bodden Town, as well as his team in West Bay.

Given the challenges facing Cayman at present, he said, he knew what needed to be done and that the country needed the best government, which would not happen under a collection of independents. Criticising the empty rhetoric of the independents, he said the UDP had solid policies and that it would stand up to the UK and protect the country.

“We will fix the problems that stand in the way of progress,” Bush said, promising a government that “brings value for money”.

Bush has more than 28 years of experience in government; his George Town team leader Mike Adam almost served one full term as a minister; Ellio Solomon was on the back-benches for one term and Capt Eugene Ebanks has also sat on that same back bench for the last twelve years. However, the rest of his team are novices to the political arena.

The UDP split in December, following Bush’s arrest for theft and other offences and the subsequent charges, led to the more experienced members of his UDP team leaving the party. However, with a lawyer, several businessmen and four former civil servants on his new team, Bush is hoping to carry the eleven candidates with him for what would be his eighth term in office.

In a restrained political speech for Bush on the hustings, he spoke little about his current legal troubles except to point out that he sometimes felt battered. He could have hung up his political boots, he said, but he was not that old yet and was determined to work for the people of Cayman, which could be a better place to live.

Although Bush is due to appear in Grand Court to answer the 11 charges against him on 28 June, the adjournment on Friday has cleared the way for the UDP leader to focus on the campaign and his bid for a second term as premier.

The campaign launch was also meant to introduce the party manifesto, which was delayed until this weekend. However, Bush said that the document (now available on the UDP website and posted below) contained solid strategies and not empty promises.

Claiming to have stabilized the economy and public finances over the last administration, the document states that the UDP will continue to build on that stability over the next four years. With a promise of fifteen things the UDP will work for and a commitment to reduce unemployment by 25% in the first 100 days in office, the party is hoping that recent events will not prevent voters from returning a UDP government.

With a significant number of independents, former UDP members who are now running as the People’s National Alliance, the Coalition for Cayman and the PPM, the opposition vote to the UDP will be split three ways, giving Bush’s team a genuine chance of being returned to government, despite their leader’s criminal charges. There is nothing in the constitution that would prevent Bush from taking the helm of government once again, even after being ousted in a no confidence vote last December.

See UDP manifesto below.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Every time I see a headline about "Mac says…", I automatically skip reading it for fear it will make me less intelligent for the effort.  I then go straight to posting a smart-ass comment, and I hope you like this one.  Stay safe Cayman – and don't read things that make you dumbererer.

  2. WHAT !!!!!!! says:

    This head lines must be wrong as Mac got 8 learners in his camp3 puppets and he self which cant learn after all these years.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No time for crooks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This idiot should be disqualified from running for he is also a learner who has learnt nothing about everything over the past 30 years. He has failed his people, our country, ethics, god principals, the differrence between right and wrong and christianity. XXXX

  5. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the ‘fifth largest financial center in the world’ folks.
    I am sooooo proud!

  6. Anonymous says:

    No time for learners and those unable to learn.  Enough of BUSH.  Time for real change West Bay!

     

  7. The lone haranguer rides again! says:

    No we only want experienced thieves in the LA.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I cannot believe this idiot is being allowed to run for office again. XXXX  As for the PNA you all should be too ashamed to even show your faces in public much less run for office again, and to have the audacity to think you will even be successful makes me pee myself with laughter.  You jokers should join the cast of RunDown.  You are either very arrogant or very out of touch with reality. 

  9. Hon. Absurdistani says:

    "When one lacks substance, they will revert to anything to find material for entertainment or for their self promotion."

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ok…. just read the manifesto. Worst 4 mins of my life. It is pure reptitious narrow minded rhetoric and no cognizant thought or effort was placed in it to provide real solutions. Clearly, spearheaded by the leader of the party its represents. If you unfortunately have a hardcopy of this item I strongly believe it is best utilised as harsh and uncomfortable toilet paper for unwanted guests to your home. 

  11. Anonymous says:

    "No time for learners"? Well, that's certainly true given all the anti-corruption stuff being (finally) brought to the fore. I mean, this is an era for those practiced in the art of sailing close to the wind, and to accomplish that takes knowledge and experience and cunning to avoid disaster. Mr. Bush is 100% correct in this regard.

  12. Anonymous says:

    it's over, Mr.Bush. Go home. lie down, and then prepare to explain yourself in June. Please, this is looking so pathetic.

  13. Anonymous says:

    How hard can it be Lawnmower Man?

    • Anonymous says:

      No time for learners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      What a load of b!!!!it, 12 years and you all have ruined these Islands

      and now you ask for 4 more years to continue this devaluation of our people

      lives and country.

      Vote for the Cayman Islands my people, vote for the candidates with a proven

      track record of success, integrity, honesty and are not conceited.

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is not just McKeeva that concerns me as a professional politician. All the rest of the professional politicians who believe they are the answer to the country when they have been responsible for the mess that we are in, and no I am not just referring to members of the UDP.

  15. mccarron mclaughlin says:

    Let me get this straight no learners, but 3/4 of the UDP slate of candidates have never been legislators.  I believe Mac meant to say no "no men, only yes men".

  16. Anonymous says:

    Voting for bush would be the biggest mistake cayman could make. He is a ticking time bomb and you never know what he will do or say. He is a loud mouth self centered man who clearly cares not for cayman or its people. Don’t make the mistake. You’ll regret it.

    • Anonymous says:

       

      I guess you new comers now see what you’re worth to Mac . Nothing…nada

      His ambition is greater that you will ever imagine.

       

       

       

    • Anonymous says:

      West Bayers, this is all up to you now! Are you going to finally step up and do what is right, or are you going to continue living on some handouts and empty promises?

      If the latter, we are going to be Cuba in a few years, where people will have forgotten how to do for themselves and only a certain few will continue to live a nice lifestyle. What a great future for your children……….

  17. Rt.Hon. Dr. Anonymous M.D. says:

    The UDP will reduce unemployment by 25% in the first six months by increasing the retirement age to 65? I’m confused.

    • Anonymous says:

      The UDP will turn the economy around in 90 days? I'm confused too.

      • Rorschach says:

        Rememeber his LAST "I will fix the economy in 90 Days" Speech??  Yeah,  that one didn't materialize either…

      • Anonymous says:

        19.41 and 21.31 you are not confused. Mac is confused. You are perfectly normal, your confusion at his bizarre claims and aims is absolutely 100% normal.

        Mac is now so confused he believes he can walk on water, or at least wants you to believe it so much that he has convinced himself that he can. I say let him try, I will gladly watch. He has such big holes in is head (mouth and space where brain should be but is sadly missing) that he will sink head first. Would be the perfect finale and crowning act for Batabanu this weekend. Bring it on!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Bush has never been one to learn. Let's hope the voters have.

  19. Anonymous says:

    After all these years you still need to learn how to conduct yourself as an MLA but it doesn't seem like you ever will

  20. Anonymous says:

    I just quickly scanned the Manifesto. Amazingly, he plans to reduce the duty on fuel to reduce transportation costs, and reduce the duty on fuel for CUC to reduce electricity costs.

     

    Am I the only person who recalls that McKeeva was the person who increased those duties on fuel so he could have more money for his overseas trips?

  21. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva had a three-year plan to turn the economy around which he sent to the FCO in 2010.

     

    Anybody recall how that turned out?

  22. Just Commentin' says:

    So, the former premier of the Cayman Islands says that the electorate needs to return an experienced government to office? "Experienced" at what?  Bellicose bombastic buffoonery?  Lying?  Making closed-door deals?  Lavish and unnecessary travel? Fiscal irresponsibility? Squandering public funds?  Infantile behaviour?  Shady ethics? Self righteousness? Finger pointing? Stupid ideas? Alienating the UK? Power mongering? Administrative ineffectiveness? Being a global embarrassment to these islands? The list goes on…  Bush is right in this respect, no party in the history of humankind has demonstrated more skill at these things than the UPD.

     

    Sorry, Mac: I prefer my candidate with a bit less "experience".

    • Anonymous says:

      Well I guess that excludes Velma, Bernie, Renard, Johnathan, Walling, Rayal,Theresa and Chris! Take them out of the UDP and the experience that is left is very undesireable. No Thanks.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I struggled with why one candidate, in particular, would join the UDP at this time. Other newbies fit right in. Why go into known chaos where there is a chance the leader can end up in jail? Then it hit me – because if he does go to jail, the leadership position becomes available. Give it to the UDP, they do think one step ahead. Unfortunately, its for personal gain which by default means its not for country. 

  24. Anonymous says:

    CNS you spelled the headline wrong. Mac has no time for LEARNING, that is why he has no high school education and never learned a trade or went on a course. 

  25. Anonymous says:

    Pure unadulterated desperation. Really makes me wonder just exactly what mckeeva's got to loose, apart from his humongous ego, of course.  

  26. CayStudent says:

    Bush, please sit down. Before Premier one of your former jobs was being a gardener post-high school. You're just as much a learner as the next candidate. 

  27. Anonymous says:

    Taking in to account the ramblings and attitude displayed by Mac, and most of his supporters, it appears that a mental health evaluation is needed for Mac and his peeps!

    I'm voting PPM and other upstanding independents! Those that have shown by their actions that they truly are persons of integrity.

    Every time I listen to UDP and even UDP lite, it seems clear they are NOT for simple international Good Governance best practices like; transparency, accountabilty, integrity, ethics, following any sensible process….and it has cost us / Cayman dearly! financially and reputationally.

    It is way past time we vote out the corrupt and embarrasing politicians.

    And in with the ethical and intelligent!

  28. Ulkandi Shabumba says:

    We must not re-elect any criminals who prefer gambling in casinos to good governance.

     

  29. G.T. says:

    We need a party to run government to get things down – not folk that have to learn all over again!

    • Another Anon says:

      You are right! We need a party to run government….right into the ground!

  30. Donkey Face says:

    I think the no time for learners can also be seen in his concern for the education of our kids and his policies on education – had no time for them either…

  31. Anonymous says:

    It's no time for politicians that carry on like school yard thugs either! Politicians with a proven track record of moral and ethical violations, ignorance of constitution and rights of the people is exactly what we don't need at this time. XXXX

  32. Anonymous says:

    Funny, Here a lot of people criticizing the UDP about "No time for learners"… yet I don't hear a lot of critiques about the solutions they have proposed. And that's because they are the only ones actually talking about the solutions and are providing tangible ways to solve the country's problems. I've been to C4C meetings, PPM meetings and UDP meetings and the UDP are the only ones giving real solutions. Where is the PPM manifesto? Where is the manifesto for Jude Scott? Jackie Haynes? Roy Mactaggart? Sharon Roulstone? Tara Rivers? Mervin Smith? Where is the PNA Manifesto? I appreciate the fact that the UDP is the first to issue their manifesto and are concentrating on the solutions. Isn't that what this election should be about anyway?

    • Anonymous says:

      Here's a criticism for you. I've read the entire UDP manifesto in detail and they will need fortyleventeen billion dollars to accomplish what they want to do but make absolutely no plans about cutting expenditure or raising revenue. Where are they getting the money?

      • Anonymous says:

        I suppose that they will get the money from the $50mil surplus they generated whilst in office. Never the less I appreciate YOUR criticisim because you have allegedly read the manifesto and addressed the solutions raised. Even though, like many others, you propose no alternative solutions.

        • Anonymous says:

          Not to worry my friend, in all our very best interests, we promise to do our very best to save every lunatic in Cayman from the master lunatic.

        • SSM345 says:

          18:04, I would hazard a guess that much like your beloved BigMac you are no financial expert, because you all are the only ones (UDP) who can't understand that there is no surplus.

        • Anonymous says:

          the "PROJECTED surplus of $50MIL" doesn't exist yet. And they admitted within weeks of making that PROJECTION that that won'thappen.  You can't produce a surplus if you can't cut costs.

          As an aside, if people like you are what we're dealing with in West Bay we need to have a running total tally of the current Debt hanging up on entrance to your sad excuse of a district.  As well as the truth about your man because apparently you're brainwashed.

        • Anonymous says:

          Surplus?   lmbo.  I would have a surplus too if I didn't pay my bills but unlike government when I don't pay my phone bill for 1 month, they cut me off.  I get $2400 a month.  I live hand to mouth so my bills come to $2300 but I'm not paying some of the bills this month so I have a surplus of $2000.  lol.  That's how government gets a surplus.

        • SSM345 says:

          18:04, you and alot of people are being misled as usual by Mac so let me explain it in the simplest of terms:

          If Govt. brings in $500 million ayear and their expenses exceed $600 million, you cannot have a surplus.

          Get it?

    • Anonymous says:

      My dear friend……the kool aid has gotten to you as well I see. Not sure who you are but I do feel sorry for your line of thinking. This UDP manifesto is the same regurgitated and recycled BS that your dear McDaddy has been hollering and screaming about the last 12 years. He has 3 plus years to get something done but what does he opt to do.he travels to all four corners of the world…..goes to casinos……flies away looking for investment and brings back no tangible results…..XXXX. This man is a disgrace to humanity and most of all to Caymanians. If you wish to see the real image that he has caused this country…just Google his name. God helpthis blessed land if we wake up Thursday May 23 and he is back in control!!!!!! I love my island like many others, but do not think we can endure 4 years of his quasi-dictatorship!

    • Anonymous says:

      The UDP manifesto is just electionairing….they said last week they will turn around this economy in 100 days. They said that last election too. They couldn’t do it in 4 years and we are to now believe that bullsh#t again?? Cayman needs to dump UDP … These folks will say anything to get reelected. Sad.

    • SSM345 says:

      11:48, the problem with the UDP minions on this island is that Mac spouted the same BS the last time, can any of you remember 4yrs ago? Clearly not.

      • Anonymous says:

        yes i remember four years ago like it was yesterday, the ppm got an ass whipping and is about to get another wipping,who in the world could forget that(rotflmao).

  33. Anonymous says:

    To his CREDIT (card) , he didn’t say it was GAMBLING to vote for the independents over the well schooled seasoned criminals.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, we've all had enough of the "Bush Rule" experience.

    • Anonymous says:

      Now if we can return to 2013 sometime this year….

    • SSM345 says:

      I had to laugh at this, Mac claims we have no time "for learners", which if he stuck to his word would automatically exclude him and here are a few examples why……As Premier Mac would have to:

      1) Learn to speak and read properly to a standard expected of someone running this country.

      2) Learn how to hold a debate properly.

      3) Learn that stealing is wrong and a criminal offence.

      4) Learnnot to lie constantly thereby confusing his easily brainwashed minions.

      5) Learn how to be a financial expert as minister of finance to a country that ranks finance as its no.1 industry.

      6) Learn how to work above board according to the law.

      7) Learn the meaning of a conflict of ineterest.

      8) Learn when it is approriate to shut up.

      I could go on but you get my point.

       

  35. Fo wha says:

    No time for learners? No time for old school over spenders is wha I say!!!!!
    Mr. Bush, most of these learners have degrees and are educated unlike yourself and others currently in the house.. So when you and others without and education started you wearnt a learner?
    What about all the other newbies on your ballot including chubby folio? They aren’t learners?

    • Anonymous says:

      Well as the article states many of them are former civil servants. Therefore they know how the system works

    • Anonymous says:

      Please do not let McKeeva and his gang of idiots give us high blood pressure.  They are nothing bu twind bags.  Remember the pen (pencil) is mightier that the sword.  Cayman this is our time- we can really retire McKeeva come May 22.  Also please remember that empty vessels make the most noise.  Let him and his band of stupid followers prance around all they want to but on Election Day we will show him who really holds the key card.  I can hardly believe that people like Theresa and Chris Saunders would bow so low!!  I had occasion to work with Chris and knew from then that all he can do is chat chat chat, but I thought that he was sort of intelligent.  But Theresa is the great disappointment- she knows better.  Does she really want to get electedso bad that she would gang up with McKeeva??  Also Jonathan is suppose to be smart and decent- why is he keeping company with these kind of people?  Why are they supporting someone who will be tied up in Court for many moons on corruption charges? Where have pride in one self and country gone to?  Thank God we have good choices this time and we are going to make good of the choices this time.  We have so many great people to represent us this time around.  Hoorah for the PROGRESSIVES!!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Now he's promising a government who will bring value for money? Did he forget about that for the last 4 years?

    • Old Sea Captain says:

      He didn't learn anything in school and hence he dropped out before he could finish high school. Been in politics for thirty years and only learned how to give government money and assets away. Enough is enough, retire now and go fly a kite. 

  37. Anonymous says:

    No time for learners? Does that include Bernie & Velma? Renard, Rayal, Wally & Piercy? Teresa & Chris Saunders? 

    • Diogenes says:

      NOne of the others matter – its a one man party, after all.  The only learning they need to do is to do what they are told without question.    

    • Anonymous says:

      WOI! Unna na see he fool awah?

      Unfortunately this is the same mentality that many people in our society have today. Thinking that because someone is young or new that they can't get the job done. Well I have news for you. I am a young person and I outshine many of the older "more experienced" people at my job.. not to toot my own horn but "toot toot"!

      But all jokes aside, MAC needs to GO!

    • Anonymous says:

      If you think about it, Bush is being consistent. Do you really think he intends to share the power with these new pawns? They are expected to do as told and thus its only his experience that counts. God help us all if this scoundral gets back in. 

       

  38. Anonymous says:

    the bottom line is that caymanian politicians do not have the competence to run the affairs of the country…… end of.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Caymanian Politicians do not have the competence to run the affairsof the country" – So what is your suggestion? That we have mother England dictate to us what we can and can not do?

      • Anonymous says:

        6-8 top level government official from the uk…that would run things…. you can still have your mickey mouse assembly beneath them if you want……

        • Anonymous says:

          Because the UK govt. is run so well, right? lol.

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh like they run the police force?

          • Anonymous says:

            I don’t want to imagine how badly the police force would be run if it was been run by Caymanians. The fact that Bush has no qualifications above GCSE’s and used to be a janitor demonstrates the kind of calibre of person you’re happy to have running this country.

        • Anonymous says:

          Julie would go for that as she is a lover of you all. But bear in mind she is not going to work under you.She will have the likes of you under her.

        • Anonymous says:

          Stop showing your ignorance by arguing that UK politicians/top officials can run the Cayman economy not to mention the UK economy. That is so far from the truth that it does not exists in dreams. The UK goes along for the ride like most western economies. Declining exchange rates, downgraded credit ratings, triple-dip inflation, record levels of un-employment, riots against austerity measures, and so on.

      • Anonymous says:

        Too late this time around, but  why not begin to tap into the non-true blood Caymanian population. Don't you think Travers, Ridley, Freeland, Roffey, Quin, to name just a few, could add a great deal to the running of the country that is their home?

        • Anonymous says:

          It is entirely up to them to ensure that they meet the qualifications for an MLA then I will vote for at least some of them.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps one day it will occur to your glaringly simple mind that there is no such thing as caymanian politicians.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Mac has no time for learners….. unless he is the instructor.

  40. Anonymous says:

    So that automatically disqualifies Jonathan Piercy, Rayal bodden, Chris Sanders, Renard Moxam, Walling Whittaker, Bernie Bush, Velma Powery, Ellio solomon and Mckeeva Bush from running. PPM your case is looking better every day.

  41. Power of the People says:

    Keep it up Mac – the more you open your mouth the more we see what we are in for if you are returned to the LA. WB voters I hope you're paying attention – your 'god' is a raving lunatic who flip flops like a fish out of water. He doesn't have the sense to know that each time he's pointing fingers at everyone else, that his very own platform is reflecting the same.

    I am sure that the candidates on his stage have been sitting there thinking "What?! Are these people really going to buy into this? Do they not see that WE are learners? Wait…they're clapping…they believe it. They ACTUALLY believe every blasted word this man is saying! Wow. He really must be god! Now I believe – I believe him too."

    Straight from the horse's mouth – "This is no time for learners" – that means dear ones, that he doesn't want you to vote for Rayal, Velma, Bernie, Joey, Renard, Jonathan, Chris, Theresa, Walling or John Jr! They reeeeally are GREEN!

    And for the love of all that is right – pleeeeeezzzzze don't vote for Eugene, Mac, Ellio or Mike. This is not time for whiners either!!

    The credibility of each person that signed up with the UDP has been destroyed for sensible, honest and upright citizens in the country. Voters may not be telling it to their face, but oh lordy…the conversations in the supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants…you'd have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know how the people in this country feel!

     

  42. Anonymous says:

    LLLLLOOOOOLLLLLL

    Only Mac couldcome up with a comment like this when he is running with a bunch of new people. The UDP comedy show continues people….. don't bother to tune in. 

  43. Anonymous says:

    There is never for learning where McKeeva is concerned.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Let me first say what came to my mind as I read this…

    Over the last 4 years EVERYTHING productive that the UDP set out to do, they did it WRONG/ILLEGAL. As of that, we still have no cruise berthing, no spotts jetty, no improved airport expansion, and I could go on, but I think you get the point.

    However, we have I7 (Dart's highway), we have the Kearney Gomez Doppler Radar (EU'smoney though) uhmmm we have DEBT, XXXX, charges- left right and center, paved drive ways, over paid UDP churches, XXXX, again….you get the point right?!

    Now tell me, why should I vote you all back in?! I didn't vote for you last election, and I'd be damned if i'm voting you in for this one!!!

    Come election day- i'm voting independents & Progressives.

    I'm not voting Progressives because of the 'one term your turn, next term my turn' bs, I'm doing it because the Progressives are genuine, they have integrity & pride, and they are an honest group of people. I have never heard in the years that they have been running, that they are a corrupt group, I've never heard of them misusing credit cards at casino's. Never heard of them ever doing anything for their OWN PERSONAL BENEFIT. Cayman do you notice that Mckeeva & his people have NEVER said that about them?? They can cuss them BLUE about hogwash, but NEVER that they any of the above!!!

    Vote wisely, & don't make any of them brainwash you! Think about where we are today, financially, ethically, spiritually…it na nuttin good! Now look at Mckeeva? Dart? The Rankine's and the other UDP familes? They all set up. They helped their damn selves using same UDP & politics.

     

    BornCaymanian, 22.

  45. St Peter says:

    If we give Bush and his gang four more years then not even Jesus would be able to save us from the total financial disaster…

  46. Anonymous says:

    Doing the same things that failed before and expecting a different result this time is a definition of stupidity not experience.

    • Voter 2013 says:

      Clearly the voters in West Bay are insane!!!

      "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." – Albert Einstein

       

      • Anonymous says:

        NOT ALL WESTBAYERS ARE INSANE  YOU KNOW!  SOME OF US HAVE WAKEN UP IN THE PAST 30 YEARS! NATIONAL TEAM, UDP = SAME PEOPLE 

         

        MOST OF OUR POLITICIANS ARE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Seriously if Mac gets more than 5 votes any faith in Cayman voters will be gone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mac will get more than 5 votes because he can afford more than 5 fridges, air conditioners, paved driveways, etc etc.

    • I an I Dread says:

      boy ona really fool fool ya na.

  48. Anonymous says:

     “This is no time for learners,”???  Then why does Mr Bush have a line up of them on his ticket???

     "…he knew what needed to be done and that the country needed the best government..", “We will fix the problems that stand in the way of progress,” Bush said.

    Answer – Bush has more than 28 years of experience in government!!!  and in four more years he'll get the job done????  Come on WB… Come on man.  Enough now!

    • Anonymous says:

      This is no time for those experienced in corruption! Vote them ALL out. You know who they are.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sad thing is the guy beleives his own rhetoric and thinks we should too. Give me the new guys anytime as long as they have half a brain, can add up and are not corrupt. Mac should not be returned to the LA at all, he will be teaching XXX non compliance with international law and we don't need it!! Kick out the old school!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry, it’s worse than that, his West Bay voters will vote him plus 3, he could get a similar bunch through GT, and hey presto you have the same self seeking monster back, until of course the court case, when you will be surprised to hear its all because the UK doesn’t like him, and nothing to do with theft. Unless you change the system to OMOV, it will not change.

  49. Anonymous says:

    What about thieves and drug users, any time for them?

  50. Anonymous9 says:

    I understand the need for experience, however, it is experienced politirxtians XXX that have gotten us where we are today. They know how to lie/steal/cheat, make secret deals, hide true facts and real numbers AND make it look like they are doing it for the good of the country.

  51. G.T. says:

    In a way he is right. Some of these Independent candidates have made up their minds not to work with a party in the assembly. You can't run a country if no one is willing to agree in the assembly!

    • Voter 2013 says:

      No, the elected officials will work just like before, like the past 200 years!  They will work together and not cause a $900 million dollar debt like both our previous parties are to blame for.

      The people running are expereinced and I would rather have the CEOs of KPMG and Top law firms fixing this country instead of a hot-wind WBayer who took all my money in !st Cayman Bank (I have NOT forgotten) gave away 2,000 status grants to 50% who never deserved them! caused this great country to fail and has run off around the globe with my money in his pocket!

      Big Mac, Ju Ju, Kurt, and all you career politicians:  I hope you padded your nests because it is time to run a simple government and not your parties.

      The "Party" is over- go home.

      • Anonymous says:

        Stop making up figures; it only damages your credibility. Govt. debt is nowhere near $900,000, more like CI$600,000.  

      • Anonymous says:

        You need a calculator. The debt figure you have is totally wrong, it is nowhere near 900 million. It is the total debt, bad and good, and was not all incurred during the last 8 years. 

      • Hawksbill says:

        I’ve not forgotten either!!!! Everyone seems to forget all the crap the previous administration did during their last turn in office. So maybe we just need new people to set things straight. PPM spent wayyyyyyyy too much money, but at least they were honest about where it was spent. It was spent on necessary buildings and raises for Civil Servants who were in lower paying jobs. UDP also spent wayyyyyy too much money, but they basically spent it buying people’s votes and lining their bank accounts. Yes,the “party” has to be over by now!!!

    • SSM345 says:

      GT, have been in Cayman for the last 4yrs? Just wondering because that is exactly what has occurred with the UDP in charge with a majority in the LA and they still managed to get absolutely f'all done apart from run the country into the ground.

      If Mac gets back into power this country is doomed, and it is frightening to know that alot of people cannot see that.

      He is a XXXX embarassment to this country, as are all the people who support him and his party because if you do support him you are no better than him.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a good point and something that has bugged me for a while. How can these C4C candidates claim honesty, integrity and the promotion of transparency when they can't even tell us who they would support once in office? If you don't want to say that you support one of the party leaders then fine… But don't tell us that you haven't given it some thought. There must be someone from the group of 54 eligible candidates that you would support.  So here is my plea to all  voters intending to vote for either the independents or the C4C candidates. Ask them to put their money where their mouth is. Force them to tell us who they would support as their choice for the next premier. If they are able to answer then that would be a true show of transparency. And if they aren't? Well then we know that they are all talk and no action. And we've had enough of those politicians in Cayman

  52. Anonymous says:

    I think I'd rather have novices who try hard for the benefit of Cayman & will listen to advisors, than have experienced people that (allegedly) keep abusing their position, doing dodgy deals, messing up deals & causing giant losses to the tax payer, & committing a whole raft of crimes whilst being answerable to no-one.

  53. Anonymous says:

    You want to get in & finish breaking these island! You are worst leader to ever run this country you & cronies followers!

    Bracka

  54. SSM345 says:

     “We will fix the problems that stand in the way of progress,” Bush said as he promised a government that “brings value for money.”

    Like you have over the last 4 years? You didn't fix a thing, infact Bush, you personally have made it 10 times worse. You are so full of sh*t I can smell you in South Sound.

  55. Anonymous says:

    "No time for learners"?! Yet his party is still learning about somthing as simple as ethics… right vs. wrong!!! Honestly?! This man makes me laugh! Politicians always speak of how important experience is yet where was that experience over the past four years (not that the 4 years before that were any better mind)?! I'd rather vote for inexperience if it is experience that lead us where we are today!