Sister Islands MLA steps up as UDPdeputy leader

| 01/10/2009

(CNS): Education Minister Rolston Anglin has been ousted as deputy leader of the UDP. The party apparently voted him out of the position earlier this week, to be replaced by Minister of District Administration, Works and Gender Affairs Juliana O’Connor-Connolly. The change  happened amidst rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle just four months after the elections.

Under the new Constitution, the governor will appoint an MLA to be the deputy premier, acting in accordance with the advice of the premier.

Talking to News27 last night after the change was announced last night at the UDP meeting, George Town MLA Ellio Solomon indicated that the party had given its support to O’Connor-Connolly and he expected that when the new Constition comes into effect, McKeeva Bush, who will be the Premier, will choose her to be the Deputy Premier.

Solomon has also been named the UDP Party’s new General Secretary, responsible for running the party’s administration and liaising with the media, News27 reported.

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  1. Albert Jackson says:

    Mac did not like Aglin’s support of a new constitution. He went off the UDP reservation. Mac is settling in for the long run of leadership when he said last election he would not run again. I’m sure Mac promised he would turn over leadership to Aglin so with that being said, Aglin gets the knife in the back. Right between his shoulder blades. Now you can truthfuly call him "Mac the knife".

  2. Anonymous says:


    Bush is a dictator – one who exercises arbitrary authority over their citizens and who cannot be removed from power through legal means.

    But u CAN/ WILL/and MUST be removed.

    All the council members knew which way they had to vote to please him.

    Shame on all of you!!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Chuckster warned you all and still you decided to give McDinejad another chance. He has screwed up BIG TIME more times than I can count in the last 4+ months.

    Now you no longer have the benefit of The Chuckster’s intelligence, education & debating skills to hammer McDinejad to a pulp in the LA.

    The rest of the Opposition is asleep at the wheel. Maybe Ezzard will take up the mantle from The Chuckster ?

    • anonymous says:

      chucksters’ what???…this is a very funny post!

      Name me one thing positive the said chuckster did for Tourism in 4 years or for anything in his Minisitry in fact??….all anti-Mac and nothing more.

      Come on folks, lets not loose focus…The UK wants silly posts like this to keep us divided and unfocused on the real situation. Remember the UK used only 950 civil servants to control the entire Indian subcontinent when they ruled it….I think they must have more than that in the Monetary Authority alone!!


      Wake up and smell the Tea!!…you got it the English Breakfast Tea!!


      Long live the free Cayman Islands. (Free of direct taxation of course! )


      • da wa ya get says:

        You’re silly. To name just four:

        1. Creation of the Tourism Apprentiship Program

        2. Creation of the Cayman Islands Film Commission

        3. Redefinment of the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau

        4. Restructuring of CAL (which has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars)

        • Anonymous says:

          Here’s some more……..How about the Chuckster moving air arrivals from 167,000 in 2005 to 302,000 in 2007;

          Introduction of the national customer service programme "PRIDE" for the tourism industry;

          Introduction of the "Cuba Mitigation Strategy" with increased focus on the European and Canadian markets and the entry into the South American market with advanced plans for CAL to commence service this year via the Panama gateway;

          Inauguration of the CAL New York & Washington DC routes and the reinstatement of the Chicago gateway.

          Discontinuation of the none-performing Houston & Ft. Lauderdale routes;

          Increased tourism scholarships;

          CEPTS programme (environmental programme for the tourism sector);

          Should I continue to educate you later when I have more time ???


  4. Anonymous says:

    I think what needs to be clarified is that the Hon. Rolston Anglin were only the Acting Deputy Leader.  Then maybe all these stupid remarks will discontinue about one looking so surprised and the other one with a smile and the list goes on………………

    Please lets all pray for the betterment of these our Beautiful Cayman Islands.


    • Anonymous says:

      So why did Rolston say "No comment" when he was aksed about it by the media. You are so damn dumb !!!!!

      Rolston was ousted by McDinejad !!!!!!!!

      • noname says:

        If you consider the majority of the UDP counsel  voting  in Miss Julie’s favor an ousting for Rolston ~ then so be it.  He certainly has accepted the vote. Mr. Bush holds one vote in the counsel just like the other 25 general counsel members.  But you know what, even when the truth is known people like you will continue to try and stir up trouble.  The truth shall set you free.  I voted Rolston!!

        • Anonymous says:

          No amount of spin will change what is obvious to anyone who knows Mac. The "counsel" does want Mac wants, plain and simple.

          Rolston obviously has no choice than to accept the ‘vote’ if wants to remain within the UDP. The most he can say is "no comment".   

          Btw the word is "council".  

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is no suprize to me.  I hope your feeling better Rolston, keep your head up

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mac building Boatswain’s Beach = $50 mil

    Mac handing out duty waivers to the Riz = $10 mil

    UDP falling apart = priceless!

    I can’t wait until they beat each other over the head, only problem is that the country will be suffering while those idiots play politricks!

    • anonymous says:

      PPM building 2 schools = $120M 

      PPM building 1 admin building = $100M

      PPM building roads = $95M (not including land)

      PPM, yes PPM,  giving Ritz duty waivers = $22M

      PPM squirming to save face = really priceless


      PPM boasting of largest capital works of any Government in history surely cannot be denied….Mac could never find money to outspend the PPMs last 4 years………although I am not a UDPer or PPMer, I could not resist to respond to this one sided post!!

      • Anonymous says:

        So the PPM spent a lot of money on needed capital infrastructure (as opposed to loss-making tourism attractions and a cruise terminal that doesn’t serve its intended purpose). What’s new. The funny thing having criticized the PPM for borrowing and spending in the face of recession Mac proceeds to the exact same thing in the middle of the recession. And please don’t say the PPM made him do it. You cannot borrow your way out of debt.  

  7. Anonymous says:

    It would be interesting to know who Rolston voted for them we really know how "United" they really are and if he thought he was just interim deputy leader or not.

  8. Kahless the Unforgettable says:

    Juliana O’Connor-Connolly will need some help interacting with other leaders given her theory of the universe. 

    This might assist:


  9. Pastor Bucket says:

    WHAT??? are you people crazy?!

    1. She belives the moon is less than 2000 years old

    2. She asked why budgets were being planned as "we all know the world will end soon"

    3. She thinks "religious studies" in school = Bible Study

    4. She has no love for hindus, non-believers, muslims

    wow, watch cayman slip into the middle ages

    you get what you vote for!

    • Anonymous says:

      I think she beleives that the Sun and the Moon pass daily through holes in the "firmament".  The "firmament", as we all know, being the ceiling above the Earth to which the stars are fixed.

    • Anonymous says:


      She appears to be a very religious person

      I worry about that too

  10. Anonymous says:

    Mark and John John are complete jokes !!!!!!!!!!!!! how could anyone ever vote for these two as representatives for their districts is completely bewildering. Especially (John John) who cant even link two constructive sentences together. Sorry BT people Chuckie was the best, highly educated and able to make good decisions and lets not forget a very good public speaker. Someone with intelligence who can represent this country. Sorry for those UDP supporters who thought those two were it.

    • Anonymous says:

      The hams and turkeys were just great for the poor of Bodden Town during christmas. The voting public obviously appreciated it.

      If Chuckie expected to win again in Bodden Town he knew just what it would take to get the votes, so quit complaining.

      Peoplr could not eat the coewood beach but they certainly enjoyed their christmas dinner.

  11. Getting what was coming. says:

    Look at the quality of candidates at the last election compared to the talent of people who live here.  Awful isn’t it?  Everyone knew the last election was between the incompetent party (and now we know they were even worse than we thought) and the party of questionable ethics (many on CNS would phrase that more strongly).  None of the independents were credible, with the possible exceptions of Ezzard and Joey.

    So if Cayman has a problem with quality politicians then it might be worth considering whether changing the rules on who is eligible to run in elections would help.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Rolly this is your time to think about your next move!  I think we all know that you are the brains of UDP and therefore if you leave them and go independent or start your own party you will be a BIG THREAT!  You are already a threat and that is why this has happened to you.  Keep God first and all will be well!  You will come out on top!  Can’t wait until 2012 elections!  Yes I think we should get back to November elections and since UDP got the extra 6+ months they should now give it back by having election in 2012.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Obviously there was something unexpected that went down at the meeting and Rolston cleared didn’t expect to be ousted otherwise he wouldn’t have had  a "No comment" statement when asked about it by the press.

    Think about it my UDP blind sheep…..just think for once please !!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      This is exactly what we were warned about by the PPM, but we wouldn’t listen so now we will have to "take what we get". It is this same type of foolishness that took Mac out of power in 2005 and we were stupid enough to think that he had changed and wouldn’t return to his old ways. It has only been four months, give four years and see how "united" the "United Democratic party"  is at the end of it.  Maybe Rolston should have accepted Alden invitation to cross the floor of the LA in March before the house was disolved, not sure exactly what Alden said but I believe it was something to the effect that Rolston potential was not being used/recognized by the UDP. Maybe Rolston should make that decision now to cross the floor since he has been rejected by his own party, he doesn’t have to join PM he can be an independent like Ezzard. If he is man enough to do that I’m sure it won’t be long before others will follow.  

    • Anonymous says:

      The majority spoke at the counsel ~ every vote was counted, every vote was legit, thus the result.  As with any democratic voting process, until you know the actual results you must presume the other person could possibly win.  To do otherwise is setting yourself up for a big dissapointment.

      Mr. Bush had no control over the results; he knew the results when everybody else did.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah right. Bush is a dictator and there is no doubt at all that the council members knew which way they were required to vote to please him.  

  14. Anonymous says:

    Chuckie warned unna about McDinejad and unna wouldn’t listen…….just wait unna haven’t seen anything yet !!!


    God Help Us please.

    • Anon says:

      Boy I hate to keep rubbing your face in it! But I TOLD YOU SO! You all were listening toMac about a better way forward. Well I hope all of you who voted UDP see now the so-called better way forward! I said time and time again we were all going to suffer and boy we sure as hell are! I don’t know what it’s going to take for people to learn that Mac is not the person for the job! But the damage is done now and we’ve got 3 more years of it to come! My God, if it has been this bad in the last 5 months I wonder what we are in for over the next 3 years?

      • Anonymous says:

        Mr. Anglin I feel for you, rejected by the party that you have been loyal to since its inception. Wish I could offer you some advice but have none. You are a smart man with broad shoulders, you will figure it out. All the best.

  15. Joe Average says:

    Was that crocodile a lookout for a giant flotilla of crocodiles sent by Cayman Brac?  Is it true they’re starting to enrich uranium on Cayman Brac?  Is that right??  People on Cayman Brac don’t have navels?  This is only the beginning!

  16. Dred says:

    Now is the time for Team #3!!!

    I just hope Rolly gets it. This is a REALLY REALLY BIG MESSAGE!!

    There is no room for Two BIG DOGS on the front porch. It’s obvious Big Mac seems him as a threat to his power.

    Well well well….

    Let’s see when Mark starts thinking what will happen to him. NO fear in John John Oops I mean Dwayne but Mark does actually have a head on his shoulders. Even if I don’t think he should be seated I must give the devil his due.

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem is that Mark is so damn far down in McKeeva’s pockets that he will never get out.

      Mr. Clifford warned you all about this cartel and the implications for the Cayman Islands if you voted them back in and now you act surprised !!!!

      Give me a break !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Just wait until the new Consitution comes in and we will see how corrupt things will get. Destroying the North Sound so that a politician and and a few cronies can acquire more wealth, demoting an able young politician simply because he is intelligent, those are very bad things but minor compared to what we will see. Duvallier in Haiti – worse than that is what is coming.

    • Anonymous says:

      that is so true its just because roulston is an intelligent person and mckeeva dont like smart people close to him,bush knew that roulston were close to becoming LOGB.

  18. Incognito says:

    Right now the UDP supporters are scratching their heads.

    There is more drama ahead guys, start preparing. It’s all about power from here on.

    • Anonymous says:

      Listen to me my fellow Caymanians, this is no joke. If you love Cayman, please take note because it is getting serious.

      There is a conserted effort, a concerted drive by certain factions of our society including, but not limited to, Caymanians. It consists mostly of that particular group that is "backing, sponsoring, pushing" the present government, & they have a very serious agenda & their ulterior motive is power. It may sound a little far fetched, but my Cayman people PLEASE, PLEASE I beg you to listen, & take note.

      If you do not wish to believe at first, please by all means check it out, you have nothing to lose BUT EVERYTHING TO GAIN, like your country & people!

      In the last UDP government over 3000 people received Caymanian status, & the UDP supporters are now telling us to forget about it because "that is in the past"! There is now an undercover drive to grant Permanent Residence to 9000 regional (next door neighbors) people, AND IT HAS STARTED ALREADY. THIS IS NO JOKE! Please, PLEASE investigate the comings & goings in room 576 of the Marriott hotel, I am not telling you what took place, I am only asking Caymanians who care for their country to please check it out, please I beg you. People were seen leaving with brown envelopes (government envelopes are brown). This is only the beginning of the 9000, & after that our country will be run by those same people. After the 9000 people receive Permanent Residency, the true Caymanians who are upset at our country being given away once again, will complain until our hearts bleed, & again we will be told to "forget about it, that is in the past"!! 

      These are very serious times. Our country is being sold out, & it is because of the greed of one or two people! The UDP say they plan to sell the Sewage (Water Authority). Please Cayman, I beg you to check it out. It is being sold in the name of greed to a few Egyptians along with their local partner (think Turks & Caicos) & it is not because they want to give us better water service, NO, there is an ulterior motive. Why sell the Water Authority? It is not losing millions of dollars per year. In fact I believe it is doing very well, positively!

      Cayman, let us not sit back & watch our beautiful islands be destroyed. You may be upset because the previous administration spent a lot of money on new schools, but at least we still had our country & we owned it. Wake up Cayman, do not sit idly by & say nothing, believing that others will fight the fight. It is time we all speak out for the love of OUR country, this is Cayman, let us try & save it, PLEASE, PLEASE I beg you Cayman.


      • Anonymous says:

        Please stop the propaganda.  The PPM won the election with the same kind of lies in 2004 and look what happened, they destroyed us.  So stop your foolishness.  You are simply trying to incite hatred and fear.  Sounds as if you might the "Minister of Propaganda".  Give it a rest. You lost the election now stop stirring up divisiness.  Dont’ know how the bunch of you can sleep at night with all the proprganda you post and spread.

        Assk the PPM how many of the 3000 grants they contributed to – they had their fair share.  In fact they submitted even more than the UDP.  Check with Immigration, they know the truth.


        • Anonymous says:

          Please stop with your foolishness you blind udp follower. The PPM had NOTHING to do with any status grants give-aways! The PPM brought a motion to the L.A to stop the grants you pitiful thing, or have you conveniently forgotten that? I do believe that it is you that is the "Minister of Propaganda" with that stupidness! The udp begged the PPM to submit names for the grants & the PPM told them how far up to go!! So please stop with that one! You know that the udp were so wrong with those grant give-aways that you want to try & include the PPM, what a sorrowful joke!

          As for "divisiveness" MY GOD who has been more divisive than the UDP? They have so little love for their country & people that they have continually begged foreign nationalities to HATE their own Cayman people, & this is fact! It went on during the campaign & it has continued after the elections! The udp are telling foreigners to hate Caymanians, have you been deaf to this, or have you conveniently been off island?

          And finally, as for the propaganda, if you do not want to believe what your sell out government is doing, please simply check it out, that is all that is being asked, please just check it out. Or is it that you are afraid to check it out because of what you might find out? I hope when it all comes to light you are not one of those that starts crying & complaining BECAUSE IT WILL BE TOO LATE! At that time I hope you are big enough (cough cough) to accept that "you made your bed so you will have to sleep in it" & I hope you can sleep at night when it comes, because I can tell anyone that I can sleep well at night knowing that I do not & will never support corruption or the selling out of my country. The only thing that keeps me awake at night crying is what is NOW happening to Cayman under this "show me the money" government. Can you sleep at night? HaHa "incite hatred & fear"? That is so funny coming from one of the pitiful udp lackies. Can you sleep at night?

        • Anonymous says:

          1. The PPM won the election in 2005, not 2004. If you cannot get even the basic facts right then you are clearly not reliable on anything else.

          2. What the PPM said about Mr. Bush and the UDP was true.

          3. The PPM did not "destroy" us. That is UDP propaganda that they have lackeys like you spreading.

          4. The UDP Cabinet made the status grants. They determined the number, the criteria (or lack thereof) and the process. Nobody else did. There is no passing the buck on that one.  You claim about the PPM having submitted more names than the UDP is obviously absurd. This was a ploy by the UDP to create new voters who would be loyal to them. And it worked.  They are now busy creating more.  

          5. The UDP’s M.O. is to incite fear in order to manipulate and control. It is inciting fear when you run around saying that we are broke and the PPM destroyed us. They thrive on fear, intimidation and divisiveness. It is divisive when appointment to Board are made not on the basis of relevant qualifications, experience and ability but on being a tool of the party. There is no respect for the rule of law, or for people for that matter.  A pall has fallen over this country since May. While there was criminal activity before it has now become a daily event and this a reflection of the govt. we elected. This govt. is an abomination. Only God can help us now.       


      • Anonymous says:

        Which one from UDP government attended a meeting with Butch Stewart at his estate in North Coast of Jamaica?  Come clean please………Do not destroy our country!!!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          Butch wants to buy our airline. Whats wrong with that.If he has the money, then sell it to him and take the cash. Like Air Jamaica he will give it back anyway, so we have nothing to lose but some old expensive to maintain airplanes.

          • Anonymous says:

            cayman airways not jamaica airways

          • Dred says:

            Aahem!! Excuse me!!

            Butch Stewart. Sell CAL to him!!!

            Hold on isn’t he at least partially responsible for AIR JA being like 6 miles deep in debt?

            Tell me something do you like having the possibility to leave this country come a massive hurricane? Butch will only sink CAL further in debt.

            Selling CAL to Butch is suicide for CAL. You may as well shut the airline down and sell the planes off.

          • Anonymous says:

            You all are hilarious!!! This rumor must just be re-circulating now. Ummm….this was something that was being considered in 2003, but after much consideration did NOT happen as he is broke!!!

            So try again!!! let’s see what else you come up with besides the status grant foolishness again! Why don’t you all do something productive like….help your country and stop chatting s*%t!

      • Dred says:

        I know to the average reader this looks farfetched but I will say this.

        Over my years and watching all that happens during UDP times in the house there is always something to raise your eyebrow at.

        Their last time in they gave status’s away like it was a free flyer. Would it shock me if this is 100% accurate? NO. Bog Mac has a way of doing things mind boggling. Actually he started right off the bat with Pirates Week. Let’s not forget his Prophetic statement about changing Pirates Week.

        This is a trainwreck waiting to happen. I don’t know about you but I am seatbelted in pretty tight. I actually stole the seatbelt next to me also because with all that is happening lately this one is (I feel) going to be the humdinger of them all.

        I really don’t think people stop to realise how much damage, I mean real consequential damage, was done to our country when he gave away at will those status grants.

        Let’s realise some facts here. Those status grants are people who no lomger require a work permit to be here. Now I don’t know what the average permit runs at but you can try $1,000 x 3,000 and see $3Mil gone right there. So now we have $3mil less revenue right off.

        Now as for our indiginous Caymanians we now have 3,000 more people competing against for jobs on a one to one basis because they share basically equal rights to local jobs the way we indiginous Caymanians do. So it’s not entirely hard to say that maybe some people out of jobs today can say Big Mac did this to me.

        Now over time those 3,000 will multiply out and cause our growth rate to have a surge in say 5 to 10 years and continued well beyond. So in fact the worst is yet to come or right upon us now.

        • Anonymous says:

          it will not take 5 to 10 years for that 3000 to multiply, because I have heard from people in the know that the 3000 grants has already turned into over 12000 because of siblings to those 3000 as well as "fake" adpotions! Those 3000 persons have contributed to our Caymanians either not being able to get work (hense the significant rise in crime) as well as the younger Caymanians struggling to get into school. It is a complete mess, & we have not really started to feel the full negative effects of those grants yet, & the udp cronies keep telling us TO FORGET ABOUT IT! Fat chance! And to think they are adding thousands more to it! THIS HAS GOT TO END PEOPLE!

  19. Wowsers says:

    Whatever will we do now? I wonder what other motions were voted on at that meeting? I wonder if Rolly asked for a vote to remove Mac as leader and then Mac moved a motion to remove Rolly as Deputy Leader. Rolly should have been more careful. He is not making the right moves and to go up against Mac ?? !!! That requires careful planning – trust me. By the way has anybody seen or heard from Mark Scotland lately? or the other one there from BT? Ammm you know who I talking about ammmm ammmm oh yeah Jon Jon, I cant see him no more he must be soooo busy now. Or maybe he over by Mario house playing with the remote controlled cars.


    • Anonymous says:

      There is no one in the UDP that has the b****/guts to try take on the feared Mckeeva Bush, & there is no one in the UDP that has the financial backing or finances (legal or otherwise) to take on Mr. Bush. Everyone in the UDP know who butters their bread, & not one of them have the b****/guts to oppose him if they wish to remain in politics, so Rollie will just have to take this slap in the face & get on with what Mr. Bush orders him to do, it is as simple as that, & it goes for all of them!

    • Anonymous says:

      The irony, I have spotted Mr. Scotland on a flight to England 3 weeks ago, guess who was accompanying him?….Mr. Anglin. Why? For obvious reasons Mr. Anglin is the brain child for w/e meeting they were attending, and Scotland his understudy.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Mark & (John John) are like two little sheep……waiting for their sheppard to show them the way.

    What a disappointment for Bodden Town. We should have kept Minister Clifford and replaced Ossie & Tony with Justin & Gilbert. The Coe Wood Public Beach would have been completed now and progress would have continued in BT.

    Never again Mark & Joke Joke…….and one of these days I will build up the courage to apologise to Mr. Clifford on behalf on the BT people.He is a good man and he did more for BT in his 4 years than had been done in the past 16 years.

    It is always difficult for an incumbent government to win an election in the middle of a recession.

    Cayman has now realised its mistake.

  21. Anonymous says:

    It was just a matter of time Rollie. You have disappointed me because you should have had the courage one yearago to break away from McDinejad. You do not need him any longer to win an election in West Bay.

    Break your ties with McDinejad and begin the process, in consultation with others, to remove him from power.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Rolston, I told you so.  You play with fire, you will get burn.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was a democratic process, the UDP Council of Executives voted. The party is well unified. But in any democracy the majority wins.  No conspircy , so don’t get your knickers in a tangle.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, right. That is why Rollie gave "no comment".  

        We are not so naive as you may think. Everyone knows that was a slap in the face for Rolston. Clearly, Rolston has too much of an independent mind for Big Mac.

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually I suspect that while thinking independently was probably what did in Rolston, just thinking about anything at all would probably have done it. Thinking is now seen as subversive in the new regime. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Bear in mind he was the Interim LOG; simply because the council had not voted him into the postion.  He was Interim until  the process was finalized and the UDP Constitution executed.  Rollie was quite aware of that. In time he will  inherit the UDP and will make an excellent leader.. He will not be swayed by naysayers.  He knows his destiny and will do a superb job when his times comes.  The UDP councel had the say, not Mr. Bush. I’m sure Mr. Bush would  have loved to have the Deputy Premiere from West Bay, but , alas, it was not to be.  Miss Julie received the majority of votes.  That’s how it is in a democratic society.

          But, it’s damn if you do and damn if you don’t. If both Deputy Premiere and Premiere had come out of West Bay there would have been no end to the talk.  But, then, it just goes to show that one can never satisfy those who just seek to critize every little thing.  Get a life.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you really believe all the crap you wrote here then I suggest that it is you who needs to ‘get a life’……so how come UDP Constitution just being finalized and the council just now voting in an executive? WOW! some party!

          • Anonymous says:

            Your spin sounds so nice. The way I hear it is that Mac lobbied strongly for Miss Julie, seems he trusts her more than he trusts his running mate Rollie, talk about getting used.

          • O'Really says:

            If the UDP council selected JCC over Rolston without any pressure being applied, then this is a sorry indictment their judgement and I fear even more for the well being of these islands.

          • Anonymous says:

            Everybody knows that McKeeva made it clear who he wanted them to vote for.  Unfortunately McKeeva can’t work with anybody who has a mind of their own and is clearly threatned by Rollie’s intelligence.  Such a shame that everyone who McKeeva is surrounded by has their own agenda!

          • Wowsers says:

            What a bunch of CRAP, if you really think that this process was above the board and that MAC didnt play a part; then you really do not get it! This was a coordinated effort. Remember what they did to Kurt years ago ? who do you think masterminded it? these things do not happen by chance! Stop trying to fool the people with your silly UDP mind games and stop taking us for idiots.


          • Anonymous says:

            If Mac was contemplating grooming Rollie for the leadership position obviously this would not have happened. No one raised any concern that both the Leader and Deputy Leader were from WB although everyone understood that to be the case up until now. 

            We all know how Mac operates. If he feels that you are not fully in bed with him on all matters then you are the enemy and he will seek to destroy you.  He dictates who he wants appointed. Any committees or boards etc.are there simply do his political bidding. For example, he has dictated that he wants former UDP Minister Roy Bodden as President of UCCI. Now the UCCI Board has to go through the motions of advertising the position and interviewing applicants but we know what the result will be at the end of the day, or heads will roll at the UCCI Board.  Mac is a dictator and honest UDP party members admit this. 

            The UDP is democratic in name only. We all know who pulls the strings. In 2005 a former UDP Minister said that the UDP at that time was not a real party, just a personality cult. While there are some new faces and a revamped facade for the party it is the same leader; nothing has changed.   

      • Anonymous says:

        Democratic my a**!!  Nothing that McKeeva is involved in is ever democratic.  It is his way or no way and he is obviously threatned by Rolston.  This is how dictators operate and he is no different!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Have you noticed how fitting  the photos are? One has a smile like the cat who just ate the canary. The other looks surprised like the canary just when it realised it was about to be eaten.

    • Anonymous says:

      Run Down  could use these Hilarious comments, they are so Entertaining!

      It appears that we have so many talented comedians in these Islands!!!

      Suggestion going forward for the comedians instead of wasting time & not getting paid for it, you should all get together & form an asssoication called "Time Wasters of Cayman" publish your work & probably make some money!!!!!

      Proud Bracker, Congrats Ms. Julie!!!


      • Anonymous says:

        Happy you are enjoying the ‘Entertainment’.

        Looks like you have a new name for your political party, ‘Time Wasters of Cayman’, unfortunately the comedians are not so ‘Hilarious’ with their comments! We don’t need to be paid to be concerned about these Islands, unlike some!


  24. Anonymous says:

    Rolston is the only intelligent member of the UDP. This is a big mistake !!

    • M says:

      There is no place for intelligence, honesty and integrity in politics, sorry, wrong game

      • Anonymous says:

        "There is no place for intelligence, honesty and integrity in politics, sorry, wrong game"

        SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE DIE-HARD UDP MEMBER & SUPPORTER! Whoever heard of "intelegence, honesty & integrity" as far as the UDP are concerned? 

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree. The initials should now change to the DAP – Disunited Autocratic Party.  

  25. Anonymous says:

    Will all christian denominations be allowed? After all some accept gays. Will non christians be denied government jobs?

  26. Anonymous says:

    This has to end soon Cayman. McDinejad is dangerous for Cayman.

    Tom & Truman took him out after the First Cayman Bank fiasco and removed him from Cabinet because of his actions which caused thousands of Caymanians to lose their homes and money.

    McDinejad returned to the scene as soon as Marzouca got him out of his depression.

    Kurt & Alden denied him the Leadership in 2000. Because Kurt was asleep he ousted Kurt in 2001 and took over the Leadership.

    Chuckie fought the corruption and ousted McDinejad in 2005 and removed him from power for an entire term. The PPM & the Governor wouldn’t support Chuckie in finishing McDinejad’s political career and now he’s back ONCE again with a very clear agenda to create a banana republic for him to rule over.

    Now he has ousted Rollie because he is too intelligent and threatens his position as Leader of the UDP. The other puppets in the UDP sits idlly by and allows him to do as he pleases.

    He appoints the self proclaimed "Ambassador for Jesus" sheep as Deputy Leader because he knows she will tow the line.

    It is time to stop this madness Cayman. Each time McDinejad is in power he sinks our country further and further. Why do the Bayas keep voting for this man ???????

    • Anonymous says:

      Hush ya mowt – we needz a new fridge every 4 years just like yu do. Drive ways gotta be pave two. 

    • da wa ya get says:

      I agree, concur, and wonder the same!

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      I agree with the comments made by 9:13. I had to laugh because McDinejad is the perfect name for him and everything this writer has posted is totally correct. I could not say it better.

    • Hippo CritsReferendum Time says:

       Let’s have a referendum vote!!!

      But not to throw out the government – to vote West Bay as an independant republic and send Mac & the cronies to run it.  

      Then let’s vote a real government to get Cayman fully back on course for the rest of the island.

      It would be easy to dig a trench right by the fire station and turn the fire station into the new immigration and customs station. 

      If they can turn West Bay around from the drugs, violence and other problems, then we can consider giving them more responsibility.


      • Anonymous says:

        I’m definitely on board with this one! Been waiting on this for years now! let’s do it….please!

      • yes yes yes says:

         I’ve lined up a gold plated shovel for tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM. We can have a ribbon cutting and everything. Bring your spades and pick axes and meet you at the Fire Station at 1.30 – we’ll start digging this trench pronto. 


        PS: Can JCC be relocated to WB too? or is the body of watta between here and Brac enough of a barrier?

        • Crocodile Dundee says:

          I’ve been saying all along that you just need to finish off the Hyatt canal, be nice and give them a little more land guys, then we will fill the canal with Crocs to keep them Baya’s at bay!

          • Anonymous says:

            If you all know how stupid you sound.  Why are you guys so bitter towards West Bayers????  Just remember we are all Caymanians and stop the hating!!  I know we have one dictator we need to get rid of but let’s focus on that and stop the hating towards everyone for a change.

    • Anonymous says:

      With JCC in, so much for separation of church and state……

    • JahDread says:

      Are youfolks unemployed? I have never seen people with so much to say so long during the day it makes me wonder.  well I guess we do have to clean up the Legacy of the PPM and get you all jobs so that you can now be productive citizens.


      Hail the UDP

      Bless the Cayman Islands Lord we Pray

      • anonymous1 says:

        You seem to think that everyone has day jobs.  A lot of people work at night like bartenders, waitresses, etc or someone may just have a day off.  Are you unemployed?  After all you are answering in the day too.

  27. Anonymous says:

    General Secretary – Excellent – Be at the centre of information flow and you can strike at your convenience.

    Joe Stalin was a master at being General Secretary –  only ever wanted to be General Secretary of his party as well – too bad about the tens of millions who died.

    Of course I am not saying that there is any similarity. Stalin never had a Mercedes 350, never lived in George Town, never aspired to self-serving political power, etc…..  

  28. Anonymous says:

    Its time for a coalition government as per the poster at 8:21…..I like that plan.

    Coalition government consisting of Ezzard, Arden, Alden, Rolston & Mike with Kurt (who is retiring after this term), Elio, Tony & Moses as backbenchers.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Why are we so stupid; the Hon. Rolston Anglin was never appointed as Deputy Leader, he acted in that capacity during the LOGB trips off island.  Now the party has held the required meeting, took a vote from amongst 6 other candidates and Ms. Julie was declared the winner – therefore she is now officially the Deputy Leader.  Some of us need to think before we talk or sometimes keep our garbage to ourselves.  Rolston was not replaced.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should think before you talk! You say that Rolston was not replaced? What was he before Wednesday night? He was the deputy leader of the UDP, & he was called that by McKeeva Bush, Julie O Conolly, Glidden, Mark & all of the UDP! That was his title & we all heard him referred to as deputy leader. Who is now deputy leader of the UDP? As of Wednesday night, the deputy leader of the UDP is Juliana O Conolly. To most people that means that Rolston was replaced by Ms. O Conolly.So no matter how you put it "ROLSTON WAS REPLACED" 

    • Anonymous says:

      That is what they want to say now to try to keep the Hon. Rolston Anglin from doing anything powerful, come on Rollie, ya mama and daddy did not send you away to college to get that "good education" for nothing, in fact you being the one with a CPA, should have been the negotiater for the Govt in all the talks in London etc, but in stead he takes his brief case carrier and his laughing buddy all the time, so that he can have it to say that he "did it" as you know he has to beat his chest, that is why he took the 3 things that keeps this country afloat, Tourism, Financial Services & Development, so if and when things get back in order, he will be able to say "he did it".  Come on Rolston, you do not need him, he is good at planning coos, (like the Pastor who prayed for him to get in and then turn around to plan and plot with his men of the church at private meetings to overtrow him, but thank God he did not stay for them to say farewell, he showed them he took off) so you get all the other elected  members and overthrow him too.  I am sure that they all will join with you, Ezzard, Arden, Moses, Anthony, Kurt, Alden, and by the marl road Mark is up to his limit with his bosseness, and what he says Jon-Jon with do and I am sure Capt Eugene will come along with you as he knows he does not want him along with him as he never gives him any task to do nor mentions him at all.

      Let him keep Mr. UDP mouth champion Elio, CG, Mike and Ms. Holy Holy JCC, for it is only God that will deal with her and medium Mac in the near future, as he is not going to let us get totally destroyed by them.



    • Anonymous says:

      You are incredibly naive if you really believe that. Probably drank the Kool Aid.  

      There is no doubt whatsoever that this was Mac putting Rollie ‘in his place’ and as warning to any other UDP Minister who might think to challenge him.  

  30. Anonymous says:

    jcc as deputy leader???…… and you have some poeple calling for independence too???…. scary times

  31. Anonymous says:

    Rollie I guess your coup failed. We do appreciate you trying to remove that dangerous Dictator though.

    There is a second option. This is a numbers game as you well know. Walk the floor Rollie, join the PPM Opposition and Ezzard and by my count that makes 7 members. It only takes two more members for a Vote of No Confidence against McKeeva to succeed and to have him removed before he destroys our country.

    So which two members can be convinced to take McKeeva out ? Well the answer is obvious isn’t it. Mike Adam & Elio Solomon. If Elio is offered the Deputy Speaker’s post replacing CG Elio will happily go with the plan.

    So the new Cabinet could look like this – Ezzard as Premier Designate with responsibility for Health & Environment; Arden as Deputy Premier Designate with responsibility for Communications, Works & Infrastructure, Alden as Minister of Education, Sports & Youth, Rolston as Minister of Finance, Development & Planning, Mike as Minister of Tourism, Social Services & District Administration.

    Now start the process today !!!!

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      Do it before the Constitution comes into law PLEASE.

      Let’s place people with the appropriate skills and experience in charge of the various ministries PLEASE.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like a good idea to me.


    • anonymous says:

      Dream on all you PPM supporters …….dream on, most of you guys going die from heart attacks before 2009 comes to an end.You all just can’t imagine and believe that a brown negro from West Bay is in line to become Cayman’s first premiere.Rolston is relaxed and knows that his day to lead the UDP will come.PPM supporters should learn how to relax and breath properly,stress along with jealousy is going to wipe half of you guys out!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Poor you….when you finally are faced with reality of Mac selling out this Country it going be you having hard time breathing meh child. Good luck!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Rolston – unfortunately the UDP under Mac’s leadership never was a party for anyone who actually thought about things. Remember Mac’s motto – Fire Ready Aim.

    You are far too intelligent and thoughtful for Mac to be comfortable with you.

    Always remember that you have thousands of supporters both inside West Bay and the other districts who appreciate your thoughtful constructive approach to leadership. A lot of us voted for you and the UDP in spite of Mac. Remember also that we would much rather see you associating with politicians who look and think – before jumping.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree……Rollie now is your time!! You have all the support you need on your own… DO NOT need Mac or the UDP! You always were the odd one out amongst that bunch!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Bad Ju Ju – and just when I as a PPM supporter was actually feeling comfortable with the UDP dealing with issues in a direct but intelligent manner.


    Now – with our deputy leader receiving messages direct from God we are certain to …

  34. Richard Wadd says:

     The problem here is we are caught between the Devil and the Deep-blue sea, literally !

     Mac IS a leader, but has a Landscaping background. JCC is a Bigot, with a Napoleonic disposition.

     Kurt cares, but is useless as a leader, Arden is Bull-headed, Alden hasn’t a clue about Business Management (Govt. IS a business).

     The REAL Capable Leaders in these islands, are so busy making money, that they don’t have time to get involved in Politics directly. They make the excuse that doing so will be ‘business suicide’.

     NEWS FLASH – Not getting directly involved in the running of your country IS ‘business suicide’ (happening now at a store near you). 

     Stop complainingabout things going wrong, and GET INVOLVED.

    Ezzard, Mike & Rolston (3 Posi-ticians), ‘jump-ship’ and LEAD a revised PPM Govt. to save us from ourselves.

     As a ‘coalition’ Govt., you WILL have the power to steer the PPM, and your Invaluable knowledge can be put to good use, instead of being ‘shelved’.

     Save us from ourselves, PLEASE.


    • O'Really says:

      I don’t always agree with your posts but in this one you are spot on.

      There are some of us out here who have no affiliation with either party and who actually care about Cayman as a whole, not about a district, not about individual politicians, not about certain religions, not about gender, but about the welfare of Caymanians and non-Caymanians alike.

      It’s time for statesmen, we’ve got politicians up the ying-yang! 

    • da-wa-u-get says:

      I agree with your post with minor qualifications and or additions. It is clear that this was a power move by Mac of no less significance then the removal of Kurt as LOGB the first time around.

      Clearly Mac is an astute grassroots Dicta….sorry, Polititian and not ready to be relegated to "Father of the house" status and to hand the "Premier" position to the next generation of more educated and able persons, nevermind how much he has to rely on their quick and sharp minds.

      However, Mac would do well realize that a new generation of Caymanians is coming into leadership age and take note that despite employing the same tactics to preserve her position in her empire, it didn’t save Mrs A. Martins, nor for that matter Pancho Villa.

      "A party is about consensus and I accept the party’s the party’s recommendations" indeed! 

  35. Anonymous says:

    Say it ain’t so Mac

  36. Twyla Vargas says:

    OH COME ON now Cayman, it is only one Caymanian replacing another.  Further more I believe Ms julie will be a good person for that position.  There are certain issues facing this country, like trying to take prayer and RE from the schools, she wont allow that I know.  Mr  Elio Solomon too has been given the correct position.  We could not find a better person to be called General Secretary to the Premier. Congratulation to all.

    I may be wrong but I am sure these shuffels were discussed right after the election.  I do not look at it as a demotion for Mr Anglin.  Have we given some thought that he may be put in a position where he may feel more comfortable doing, so please stop fanning the fire looking for a flame when there is no coals.  The last thing we need now is for us to be biting off our own hands, thats why the foreign press can scandal us so bad, because we talk too many things we should keep quiet about. Right.

  37. Anonymous says: can all of a sudden every UDP member wants Julie as Deptuy that’s because they’re Mac pupets and he control he told them to ousted home boy and but it n Julie…wow musical chairs in the LA

  38. The Church of God Committee for Legalizing Ganja says:

    Is this a joke? The second most powerful person in our government is now a woman who probably reads the entrails of birds to tell the future?

    Nice move, UDP. We’re certainly ready to forge ahead into the 12 century now!

    If McKeeva gets sick, busted for corruption, or whatever, we will be in for one wild ride.

    Can you say, "Caribbean Taliban"?


    T. Haggard


    • Anonymous says:

      Excellent post. Insight with a comedic touch. Hopefully everyone gets it. 

  39. M says:

    I understand that the new Deputy Leader has since filed a motion to have the name of the Party changed to the UBPFNMO, the United Bigoted Party for Non Muslims Only

    • All you numnuts should be happy that we have someone like Ms Julie to be the deputy leader, she is a good person and unlike some of the others she does not care what you all say about her, and you all know that,   Cayman Brac,  you all should give her your support, I am one Caymanian that supports her, why should it always be a man that take the top position, you go girl, show them how to lead, you can do it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Being "a good person" and having leadership ability is not synonymous. I would suggest that a few of the requirements of leadership are: Vision,  to be able unify, to be magnamious, intelligence,  respect the beliefs of others, be willing to put the country first. Not saying that she may not possess these but only being a good person is not enough

      • Incognito says:

        No one is saying that a woman can not replace a man. Stop being ignorant and look at it from a realistic point of view.

        How do you replace someone with someone else who isn’t as qualified for the job? Has he been been doing a bad job? 

        What makes it worst is that, you seem to be the minority who is actually supporting this change. There are alot of UDP members that are outraged and confused. You should look at the bigger picture,, instead on indirectly calling people sexist.

  40. Culture Vulture says:

    Well done.  This is exactly what we need right now, the promotion of a culturally educated open-minded politician to dispel the myths of the inward lookingness of Cayman.  A woman who can stand for modern liberal women.  A person from a small island amongst small islands who can stand up for minorities regardless of their race or religion. 

    I only have one question, who is this Pisacco anyway? 

    • Anonymous says:

      Culture vulture – small correction. I believe that when she was minister of culture – in charge of art and international exhibits etc… her exact quote was "who is this Piss-casso anyway?"

  41. Anonymous says:

    Trouble in the camp already? Wow!

  42. Anonymous says:

    "Well,Rolston, an educated,professionally qualifed and capable Caymanian"  So who is Juliana?  she  an educated,professionally, qualifed and capable CAYMAIAN; oh,but she  WOMAN…in a man’s world.

    Good for Mac…he knows who he can trust, an another sign of a good leader!!

    • Anony says:

      CAYMAIAN, what it that? a caymanian who thinks all other religions and Christian denominations are devil worshippers?


  43. Anonymous says:

    Done for the same reason Cheney was Dubya’s vice president. Mac can rest easy knowing nobody will dare call for his removal from head of the party/state because the alternative is so much worse… Mac, I fear what your poor decision-making will lead us to, but I am so much more terrified of that XXX JCC…

  44. Popo says:

    Congratulation BRACA, we are the best!

  45. Anonymous says:

    I find it somewhat ironic that someone who was beaten in to second place in her district election can now be second in command……

    • Anonymous says:

      If Juliana had a Supermarket and could credit the voters in return for their votes she would still be ahead of Moses in first place.

      Unfortunately after Paloma she had to distribute donations from the UDP which was used material, and not new stuff that the PPM provided so she ended up in second place after the election.

      Dont think she would be in second place this time around when the shoe is on her feet instead of Moses.

      When Moses is asleep, Aunt Julie is up and working for the people of the Brac.

      • Anonymous says:

        A very accuration summation, but also a very damning indictment of politics in Cayman Brac. Unfortunately, the practice of vote buying is not confined to Cayman Brac alone. What really bothers me, and should bother everyone else who reads this forum, is your acceptance of that practice as nothing out of the ordinary.

      • Anonymous says:

        With all respect you are wrong. What she did was give away the money that Kurt & the PPM allotted for Cayman Brac after Paloma. She made sure she was the first to call people to advise them that "she" had granted their request. Just shows the dumbness of PPM.

      • Anonymous says:

        Julianna has too many ifs.

        Imagine IF: Julianna could do what she thinks she can.

        Imagine IF: Julianna had actually done the things she said she has.

        Imagine IF: Julianna did anything.

        Imagine IF: Watering Place wasn’t the only place on Cayman Brac.

        Imagine IF: We had someone in Government who knew how to run a business and not a mouth.

        Julianna = too many IFs. 

        She shouldn’t be there because she doesn’t deserve it.  People are tired of hearing your lame old stories about you had it so hard.  What they need to hear is that instead of you helping to save Gov. money you are driving yourself around in that big Expedition which gets about 10MPG.


    • Ironic you say. Well my dear she was second in the election BUT she is a UDP member so why should Mr. Moses get the post when he is a  PPM member, some of you are so ignorant to the facts. She won, is it because she is a woman, her religion is the same as your atheist attitude it irks people at times.

      • Anon says:

        I find it difficult to engage in conversation with you when half of your post is just plain nonsense.

        • Anonymous says:

          The PPM Free Radicals are in a feeding frenzy over democracy at work.  You guys are really scary!!!!!!!!

      • Anony says:

        "She won, is it because she is a woman"

        That’s not very nice, I’m sure she won for other reasons, otherwise all MLA’s would be women

        "her religion is the same as your atheist attitude it irks people at times"

        1) her religion irks nowone, here intolerance to differnce does.

        2) atheist attitude? ???? I’m guessing as he didn’t mention God or Amen in his post, but then nor did you…better not let Julianna know or you’ll find yourself burning on the stake. 

  46. Anonymous says:

    So all non-christians now should find a hiding place………….

  47. Anonymous says:

    This is typical UDP!

  48. O'Really says:

    Well, Rolston, an educated, professionally qualified and capable Caymanian has been replaced by a women who wears her ignorance as a badge of honour. Remember the " Hinduism is the same as Satanism" comment?

    If we were in trouble before, now we are really in the smelly brown stuff.