Pastor and MLA ‘brain storm’ at Monaco yacht show

| 11/10/2010

(CNS): West Bay MLA Cline Glidden and Pastor William Peguero, in his capacity as chair of the National Investment Council (NIC) were reportedly “brain storming” in Monaco last month at the 20th annual luxury yacht show held in Port Hercules, according to a press release. Joining staff from the CI Shipping Registry at one of the most prestigious boat shows in the world, they "spent much of their time analyzing the new challenges" that the yacht market faces. The show provided the ideal platform for the delegates to “meet with industry stakeholders, increase understanding of global issues that are affecting yacht owners and develop relationships that will drive business to Cayman’s shipping sector,” the release said.  

At the Super Yacht Owners Summit, owners and industry representatives reportedly opened up to each other and discussed ways to bring about change to drive the industry. “The Summit included speakers from the world of private banking, maritime law,ship brokerage, private jets and luxury yacht building,” the release from Fresh Image PR stated. 
According to Peguero, tactical solutions were presented that will be evaluated and tailored to enhance Cayman’s shipping market. "As a leading ship and yacht registry jurisdiction it was important for Cayman to have a presence at the Monaco Boat Show,” said Peguero. “Cayman’s yachting industry is dependent on the strength of relationships and the level of cooperation and understanding that exists between owners and the industry.” 
Peguero added that Cayman’s participation at this year’s show underscores the country’s service offerings to the VIP, business and private-yacht markets and that the insights gained from the trip, particularly with regards to constraints and opportunities, would allow for growth opportunities for Cayman. 
The trip delegates are expected to submit a draft report to the premier, the release said, and the NIC plans to partner and work closely with the CI Shipping Registry to further develop and strengthen the sector.
Photo below: Cayman delegates at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show (L-R) Front row: Dorisley Jackson and Yvonne Webb of the CI Shipping Registry, Gloria Glidden, Lucia Badano the groups Italian representative. Back row: William Peguero of the National Investment Council, Eduard Henny the groups Monaco representative, West Bay MLA Cline Glidden, Peter Simpson, Tamara Bostock and Joel Walton of the CI Shipping Registry
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  1. nauticalone says:

    Aarrhhgg….shiver me timbers….Another fine example of hypcrisy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What the heck does Peguero know that the people of the Shipping Registry don’t already know or haven’t done.  This is outrageous!  This really shows that people use the pulpit to further their own interests.  Classic example.  Wake up people.  Mr. Premier, if you wanted someone for this position, at least select someone based on their intelect and credentials, not based on how many people a man’s church has.  I am totally disappointed at the UDP.  I understand that Peguero is on to Dubai now.  I will do an FOI request to find out all of his expenses and what our return has been.  I’ll bet it is NONE!

  3. Just Sayin' says:

    Mac just makin up for failing to get the Pirates Week name changed like he promised them. That’s all this is.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians should be very proud of their flag fying in so many international areanas.

    Please do not turn into the British Press whereby negative news is the only good news, CG is doing a very good job for Cayman. Why not support him rather than all the negative comments? b


  5. Flagshiped says:

     Just another gowerment scam people thats all, where talk is cheap, budgets &staff are enormous and  profits & benefits to Cayman are minimal you know how it goes, do the math Cayman. Its our problem though we keep installing the same political cronies and their minions in the same positions. Yes and we keep wondering why things are not getting better?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I would very much like to know what William Peguero has to offer as far as a high level advisor for the Cayman Islands.  He was a flight attendant and owned a business that he had to close for lack of business.  XXXXXX  I would like to know if he is using his consulting firm, Eaglemount (see link below) to make a salary or benefit from this new appointment for the investmen council now that he has taken a sabbatical from the church?  I also want to know how it is that CIMA allows his son to advertise himself as a consultant for another firm as per that same website.  I was not aware that you could hold a job with CIMA as an analyst and also advertise yourself for a second job as a financial advisor of sorts.

    • What the ******* ,  How can Peguero leave the pulpit that  he have supposedly did so well in bringing lost souls to the altar? to use the peoples money to spread more bullshit with the UDP. I for one are sick and tired of this type of baloney. We are in such a bad shape & yet the premeire will allow these people to travel at our expense wine & dine with the big wigs, when we have people here that are suffering, shame on you MAC, for not allowing this to take place.

      You all need to stop this rape of the public coffers, better yet , you should all be made to pay us back with interest.

      Cayman, start now to replace these GOONS that are representing us now, the PPM, UDP all loosers, there is a lot of good Caymanians that can run this country and do a better job that what we have now. Yes make it a capitol offence to offer any type of favor or pay for your vote, be smarterthan that, cant you see thats whats troubled this country for the last 30 years. No more washers/dryers, refrigerators, lumber, stoves, cah, why I know of a whole family that took trips to miami from a canidates donation to them.  We the people can stop this by reporting it when we see it and hold the police, canidates responsible for not acting on it. I am sick and tired of this and really feel like throwing up, when I think of the Pastors vain acts.

      Wake up Cayman take our Islands  back

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe he is no longer with CIMA. Looks like he only stayed with Rotaract long enough to list it on his resume, but no quite long enough to get the spelling correct. lol.

      As a member of the community in the Cayman Islands he is actively involved in civic organizations such as Roteract Blue and Big Brothers Big Sisters – Cayman. Also, William is an active athlete in local leagues such as CIFFA and CIBA representing the Cayman Islands as a National team player for both organizations.  

  7. Anonymous says:

    How shortsighted we sometimes are. Regarding Pastor Peguero, are we forgetting that he built a retail business from scratch to become an enormous success. He chose to close his business and devote his attention to developing a ministry. He remains a successful commercial property owner and landlord. Surely he possesses more-than-reasonable  business acumen, therefore why not include him as an adviser.

    In these challenging financial times any honest option should be utilized.

    BTW, I’m not the pastor nor a family member, simply a member of the community who tries to look beyond my nose.

    • Anonymous says:

      He closed his business due to the downward turn of the economy and people shopping more in the states, online, etc.  That was stated in the paper when Sounds and Things closed down.  So…hence when you make a statement make sure you have all the facts!!!  What the hell does a minister have to go to Monaco to see about the registry of ships????? Come on…

    • Anonymous says:

      This is something that always puzzles me.  I am asking out of puzzlement, really.  Doesn’t being a "successful commercial property owner and landlord" make it difficult to follow the precepts of Jesus?  What about:

        One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
        22 And he was sad at that saying, and went awaygrieved: for he had great possessions.

      23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 

      I once overheard one of Cayman’s bigwigs, someone with a mansion in Patrick’s Island and a couple of really sweet cars, questioned as to how he could call himself a Christian, and still own all this expensive "stuff".  He said, "Jesus wants us to have nice things."  Hmmmmmm.

      • anonymous, says:


        Don’t beat up on Mr. Peguero so hard when it comes down to riches. There are Christian millionaires, and  billionaires. They write Books and make millions. Some preachers were lawyers, and doctors and very successful businessmen. Some of them do not even take a salary they have their own financial support system away from the church.

        God called them into the ministry and they are still wealthy, they were wealthy before they entered the ministry!. They feed the poor world wide. The more they give away the more God gives back to them You can’t beat God giving no matter how you try.That is the law of giving. It will come back to you in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over!  Luke 6:38

        Jesus was rich he hired Judas Iscariot as his Treasurer!. Judas was assigned to go into the Bag take out money to help the widows and orphans and the poor. No poor man has a Treasurer or an Accountant. Jesus had to pay his disciples who had families, like Peter, John, Andrew, James they were on Jesu’s Payroll!  They left what they were doing to follow Jesus. They were all businessmen professionals. They made more money following Jesus than they did when they were in Business!

        We do not criticize Pastor Peguero for being wealthy. We are critical of what is happening in this isolated situation. It does look very suspicious,. The BIble says shun the very appearance of evil Maybe Pastor Peguero needs to say "No" to temptation when  the tempter shows him all the Kingdoms of the world, that’s what Jesus did.

        This is a natural reaction of the christian community along with the secular community, especially in a time when the church is not doing enough to present Jesus Christ to our Young people making him more attractive to them than living a life without Him. Too much valuable time is spent by our Pastors in association with twisted politicians who are knowingly deceived and trying to deceive us daily as we catch them in their lies. 

        Need I refer to the Dormant Account situation?


        • Anonymous says:

          Ah, then you are a follower of Oral Roberts and the other "prosperity gospel" preachers.  To my mind, scripture needs to be tortured and history ignored for this view to prevail.  I am not sure how you square the scripture above (and the countless other examples of Jesus admonishing the rich) with these ideas.  But…to each his own.  Yet another reason why I find Christianity baffling.   So many different interpretations, and everyone is sure their own is right….

          What do you make of this?  

          1 Tim 6:3-12: " If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,  useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.  Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.   For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.   Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

    • Yea Right! says:

      To 21:01.

      YEA RIGHT!!!!!


    • Coincidence says:

      Isn’t it a nice, sweet coincidence that a wife and husband is on the same delegation.

      Cayman is being taken advantage of.

      People wake up nah man!

    • S. Stirrer says:

      If I want to buy a cheap knocked off TV with its manual in Spanish I will call upon Mr. Peguero. If I want to expand and enhance the Shipping Registry, I will call upon someone who might actually know something about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      If that’s the case, what does this have to do with his developing a ministry (presuming you are talking of the ‘pastor’ type ministry)? 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Peguero is really taking advantage of this position he was given.  All you hear is that he is travelling here and there for purposes that are already in place like the Shipping Registry.  What can he add.  I must say that I voted for the UDP, but with this type of appointments of people who know nothing and are taking advantage of public funds, I am very disappointed.  I will do an FOI and I want to know how much Peguero has spent and whether he is making a salary from government now that I understand he has taken a 6 month leave from the church.  Some pastor.  That goes for all the others around here who want to be politicians and use the church to brainwash people.  As a Caymanian, I certainly do not want Peguero representing my country at that level.  XXXX  CNS, I sure hope you publish this.  I am so mad.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It is truly sickening to see these people acting like they are actually part of the success of the Shipping Registry – or even knew it existed before they realized they could go to Monaco at the Cayman Island’s expense.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Peguero acts like this is a whole new initiative and that he actually is part of it.  Cayman Shipping Registry has had representatives going to this showfor probably 20 years, without the assistance of Mr. Peguero I might add, and these representatives actually know what they are doing and have been very successful.. 

    It is a long way to go to "brainstorm."  Who do these people think they’re kidding?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just another UDP brain fart.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Do the elected leaders in Cayman Government ever stay at home and attend to the problems facing the Cayman Islands? Maybe they have the mindset "Out of Sight – Out of Mind". Imagine if the president/leader of any other country travelled as much as our Honorable Premier and his cronies.

  13. Annoymous says:

     Here are some interesting links for you.  Click on them in the order below:

    Mr. Papesh is connected to Cayman as the head of the new office set up in Dubai for investments.  He is making a five figure salary from the Cayman Islands Govt. on this position.

    Mr. Papesh is also the MD of this company and he is making a six figure salary at the same time. 


     How much of these expenses are really for us?  With so many high profile positions? Can he really get the job done for us if he has to be between the two?  And why must we have an office in Dubai, has this been justified?  Because I can only see business going to Dubai and staying there, including ours, but I don’t see anything coming back from Dubai!

     I think this speaks  a whole lot about ‘paper trails’.  MOre DOUBLE DIPPING going on at our expense from across the seas, but yet the Premier says we are broke 🙁

  14. Anonymous says:

    When is this madness going to stop?

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately not while the UPD is in control. A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.

      • Anonymous says:

        and unfortunatley not when you have such a useless opposition like the ppm!

    • Sista T-T says:

      The madness will stop when we kick their sorry asses out of our house and put some people in their with a set of steel balls and with vision and with compassion for the Caymanian people.  This will only be obtained when we stop looking for handouts at Election time or like the status holder told me the other day ‘my vote is for sale’.  That’s what we have turned this country into under the UDP rule.  They are selling votes and this should be stopped.  The last election we had slips of paper handed out on election day, it was documented by the news medias and the RCIP has done nothing to investigate it.  That’s corruption.  The Govenor has not as asked for an update on this investigation.  They act afraid to do anything.  But we the people must continue to give them support.  Suggestion to those who want our support, start showing us yours by doing what is right for this country and it’s people.  Stop allowing elected officials to get away with breaking the laws and not being prosecuted for it.  Recently a politician ran off the road at night and it was blamed on being tired and overworked as the excuse, sure I agree with the over working part and that was their hand to their mouth to raise a number of alcoholic beverages, that was the cause of that hard work, an over exercised arm.


      • anonymous, says:

        Well is definitely a Healthcare Consultant Firm.

        Appearantly our Health Minister maybe in consultation with Eaglemont and of course fees are always involved. Maybe the FOI can help you with that information if you’d like to see how these pieces can be tied together.

  15. NO Greenier Pastures Here!!! says:

    All I have to say about the UDP Govt. and they way they are running things is that they have TAKEN BREAD OUT OF THE MOUTHS of many Caymanians and that includes the CHILDREN as well.

    I hope they sleep at night, oh what am I saying, they don’t sleep, they stay awake finding new ways to TAKE MORE BREAD from out CAYMANIANS mouth.

    So lets’ see how long it will be before they say they have to cut salaries again, and increase taxes on something to justify these world tours they are all on.

    While they are away the country goes to hell on a silver platter!!

    Maybe some of them will go missing before they return, we would certainly be a lot better off without them.

  16. Anonymous says:

    We have to assume that William Peguero is no longer a Pastor…..where would he have the time now for such a vocation when the alternative collection plate is so much more lucrative ???

    As for his qualifications, he is a qualified flight attendant so maybe thats relevant to the millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points that he’s racking up.

    Praise The Lord Ex-Pastor !!!

    And CG……tell us who paid for the Mrs to attend and for her meals etc etc.

    And tell us CG why did you and the Ex-Pastor have to attend since for many many years the Shipping Registry and MACI have been dealing very effectively with this subject.

    I guess we can look for this subject to head downhill now too just like our economy.

    Praise The Lord again…….Med vacay finished……where to next ?……….ahhh Dubai !!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    wow sure seems like a long expensive way for those two to brainstorm!!!  lwad help us!!!   the Shippin Reg on the other hand is well run and making money for Gov’t – please don’t knock that if u don’t know the facts!!  anyone who knows Mr. Walton knows he doesm’t waste money!!!  he would have made an excellent FS for this country if it wasn’t for the same current Premier making sure he didn’t!!!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I am not a relative of anybody at the Shipping Registry and I am not affiliated with it in any way. I have however had occasion to work with the individuals in that organisation several times in the past few years and I have to say that the ones I have met are extremely competent and professional and that they are a credit to the Cayman Islands.

    I have no idea what the politicians were doing there other than possibly  hoping that the good things the Registry is doing will appear to the public as their work, either that or they perhaps trying to get their holidays paid for.  It is sad to see so much extravagant waste eating away at the soul of Cayman.

  19. Anonymous says:

    They need to spend some of that travel money on PR.  It’s just (barely) possible that this brain storming session in Monaco was justified but it sounds more like a report of the Mugabe family’s official activities.

  20. Jo Cross says:

    MACI is Cayman islands government’s nemesis and the "Gowerment" needs to get her piece of the pie yeaaah No shopping & spending sprees for some bodi not happy campers at all 🙁

  21. Anonymous says:

    Let’s face it folks, the CI Shipping Registry presence is already in Monaco, I don’t have a clue why Peguero and Mr. & Mrs. C.Glidden had to travel there too. unless  perhaps it was to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or it seemed for a good opportunity to see that part of the world, or something of the sort. Who paid for the Mrs. trip, I hope CG can say it was him, and not our broken government. Come on folks wake up these sort of adventures are not going to help us one bit. Now I also understand Mr. Peguero is off to Dubai, who is accompanying him, and will he attend the cocktail parties and enjoy some of the best wine in the world? I hope and pray to God he will ask forgiveness for leaving the church to go have a sway of the world, the Lord don’t like these kinds of things, and the church should stand against it.

  22. Roger D says:

    You have a point there anon 19:15 there are some interesting things going on within those offices in regards to spending and it is obvious that political vultures now lurking want a piece of the action. Some operate and spend within government as if there is no economic downturn in Cayman & Government. They also behave without regard for consequences or consideration of Cayman position in this field,,, 

    • Florence Goring-Nozza says:


      Someone need to hold my mule, but I just about had it with these pastors and preachers that are abiding OUTSIDE OF THEIR CALLING.

      Pastor Peguero you would do the country more good if you would arrange a BIG TENT REVIVAL  with some of the world leading Gospel Evangelists and let that Tent sit  325 days a year with various Evangelists preaching the Gospel and winning the lost. Some people will never go to church because of  religious people. But they will go where there is GODLY PEOPLE who show them LOVE AND CONCERN FOR THEIR WELL BEING.This would contribute in helping shape our country from a crime ridden society to a safer and better place to live in.

      People are hurting, they are devastated with no hope, our young people are robbing banks and businesses because they can’t find work and have lost all self worth. they cannot feed their families anymore, they lack education. Bottomline is, they need God in their lives. Will you rollup your sleeves and help them?

      I am very disappointed that modern day preachers are not maximizing their influence for the Gospel Sake in the manner in which God expects of us. If you Ministers are not going to focus on hurting people, then shut down the churches and open up some Supermarkets or strip malls. You would do the country better service.  I am sick to my stomach. I’m sure God is as well.

      It isno wonder our country is experiencing spiritual and moral decay. 

      There is a time and a season for everything. now is not the time to be associated with Yachts and the world’s wealth. Now is the time to go soul searching and throw out the lifeline to a hurting people.

      • anonymous, says:

        Good article.  When you are a Pastor, all eyes are on you. People are not stupid, they know whether you are sincere about your calling or is it just another Business!  and if you are really concerned about loving the UNLOVELY!   or YOU JUST WANT YOUR FACE IN THE NEWSPAPER all wrapped around in the party POLITICS! Why would any Pastor want to be associated with this UDP government that no one trusts?

        Pastor Peguero will you please come to the swamp and hold some street meeting here?. I don’t have the fine 3 piece suits to visit your stained glass windows, so will you do what Jesus Did? Take  a boat and cross over to the other side.

        There are at least 25 criminals robbing and looting that want to get saved but if they go to church everyone would run outside and may not come back.

        So  CAN YOU COME TO THEM?!

      • Anonymous says:

        ".. our young people are robbing banks and businesses because they can’t find work and have lost all self worth, they cannot feed their families anymore, they lack education."

        Young people don’t rob banks because they cannot find a job or lack education. Theyrob banks because they are thugs and because they can.

        Meanwhile supposedly intelligent people apparently believe it could be a valid reason to rob simply because someone does not have a job and thereby create an environment where criminals are seen as victims.

        Why don’t you stop kidding yourself. There are much poorer places than Cayman and they are not full of bank robbers, burglars, drug dealers and murderers.

        Perhaps someone needs to burgle your home or rob from you for you to see the idiocy of what you are saying.


        • Wise Ole Owl says:


          The situation with our young people as described above is correct.

          We all see the idiocy in what you 17:02 are saying as you are obviously  living in denial as a supporter of UDP idopathic idelogy, which is proven to be a strain on the public Purse! 

          And everyone said Amen.

  23. Anonymous says:

    PASTOR – CHAIRMAN of NAtional Investment Council?????  You must be kidding!  What are his qualifications?  Does he know anything about investments?????????  For sure he will just listen to what others say and make decisions based on it.

    This is the reason why we are broke now, wrong people in wrong places!


    • Junk Yard Dog says:

      I agree yes that in a time where the country is crime ridden, and there is lack of education of our youth  which is as everyone is aware; this is the root of crime l7:02 doesn’t seem to get it.

      The country has only 57,000 people, if our clergy and the churches were doing their job, the crime rate would not be so high.

      They are spending more time chasing politicians in high places than they are feeding the sheep.

      The US does not allow pastors to tell their members who to vote for. It is against the law.

      There ought to be a law in the Cayman Islands prohibiting pastors from influencing or dictating to their members who to vote for. It destroys the country and is clearly responsible for THE WRONG PEOPLE GETTING ELECTED.

      Unscrupulous politicians always try to get these people in their back pockets and vice versa:

      -Bankers to victimize those people who speak out against them

      -Pastors to dictate to members to vote for them and make their crooked dealings look honest in the eyes of the constituients.

      -And Developers to sell property to even if they have to take away the poor people’s land and resell it for millions while raking in huge profits in commissions for themselves. The native winds up living on a small reservation they can barely pay for with the few pennies compensated for their family inheritance.

      People get angry when you tell them the truth. It never ceases.

  24. Anonymous says:

     CNS: Can we please add a third UDP movie with CG and Pastor William?

    I showed my friend the " double feature" this morning and she almost dropped to the floor with laughter.  

  25. Rabble Rouser says:

    Maybe CG went to see if there were any second-hand cruiseship piers in Monaco that could be purchased and brought back home. That seems a higher probably than getting Dart to build one.

  26. Anonymous says:

    "Pastor et. al. in Monaco….was he there in his "professional capacity" i.e. pastoring or as something else?

    Too many "Pastors" outside of the pulpit.

    • Anonymous says:

      according to the church, he’s suppose to be on a 6 month sabatical, hmmm, take a vacation from the Lord’s work so I can go to a boat show … yep, sounds about right

      • anonymous, says:

        There’s no such thing as taking vacation off from the ministry it is a 24 hour a day job, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year calling!

        At least not the Ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ maybe other man made doctrines have other policies! I mean the ones that are destroying our society.


  27. Jingo Jango says:

    I am actually with the government on this one. Those of you who haven’t been to Monaco may be shocked to see the number of yachts (er, Mega Yachts) there sporting our name and flying our flag. I would not be surprised if there were more ships there flying our flag than there are here. 

    Whether they needed as many people in attendance – well, maybe you get them on that one. Still, it is an important market and likely a good idea to attend.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, the harbors along the French Riviera are chocked full of nice big boats flying the red ensign of the Cayman Islands.  That’s because of the work of the Shipping Registry.  That’s why it makes sense for them to be there.  What doesn’t quite make sense is why the others are there (presumably at public expense). 

  28. durrrr says:

    Isn’t the Shipping Registry one of the few profitable Government Departments? I haven’t got the figures, but perhaps CNS (or Mickey Mouse) could dig them out.


    If you’re going to publish expenses, you surely have to publish the returns too.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      The Shipping Registry is/was profitable.

      It looks like the UDP "brainstormers" have gone off on a new tack after the spectacular failure of the Premier’s three world tours; attach yourself to a profitable Government business, charge your holiday expenses to them, and then take credit for any business the professionals (Civil Servants) might actually bring in while you are there getting in their way.

    • Anonymous says:

      And some of our politicians and their hangers on are determined to find those profits and spend them as quickly as the airline schedules hotel concierges and restaurant menus allow.

    • anonymous, says:

      This UDP government has a heck of a rap sheet. What a record to go into 2013 with!

      They get busted every day for telling lies and trying to deceive us.

      Isn’t that how it is, Big Mac says all is well  with the Dormant accounts pursuit, and then the legal financial experts and advisors  says "No, its sudden Destruction!"

  29. Anonymous says:

    Oh Holy Crap…I wonder if they were shopping for a Cayman ark? Make sure you can hold all of us now…don’t be greedy.

  30. Anonymous says:

    The fleecing of Cayman.  If there is any doubt in your mind about the expenditure of public funds for this trip, then here are some very basic questions that need to be answered:

    1.  What are the annual revenues of the CI Shipping Registry?

    2.  What are the annual expenditures of the CI Shipping Registry?

    3.  What are the qualifications for members of the Cayman delegation who attended the event in Monaco?

    4.  What would happen if the CI Shipping Registry ceased to exist?

    When the answers to these questions are made public, we will be in a much better position to understand the relevancy of the CI Shipping Registry and whether this is yet another example of a black hole for government funds.

    • Anonymouse says:

      In the early days of the present Shipping Registry it was a drain onGovernment coffers, because the englishman who was appointed to operate it chased all the vessels off the flag. Once he had cleaned out all the ships he purchased a yacht and sailed off back to the UK to live happily ever after. Most of these vessels were rust buckets who gave the Cayman Islands Ships Registry a dismal view.

      The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has come a long way in reversing its International image and is now recognised as one of the Premier Shipping Registries for Yachts and Ships.

      The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry pays its way and provides funds to the Government coffers, unfortunately it do not offer much in the way of Premium employment to Caymanians and is mostly beneficial to the expat employees who work there.

      The Registry is a prime example of the lack of expertise among the Caymanian population who once claimed to be some of the worlds best seafarers.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        The Director of the Shipping Registry is a Caymanian, and his father was one of those world’s best seafarers you refer to.

        Experience at sea cannot be translated in knowledge of everything that pertains to ships registry anymore than the ability to drive would qualify you to be a mechanic.

        The first qualification for working at the Shipping Registry is a sound education, and it is the same for all of the better jobs in any other sector of the workplace. Being Caymanian is not a qualification, and anyone who still thinks that it is needs to get over it in a hurry.

        Joel Walton is a well educated and talented individual. Unfortunately, the Shipping Registry’s gains have come at a loss for the entire country because of the political machinations that prevented him from becoming our Financial Secretary.


  31. Anonymous says:

    Spare a thought for poor Joel Walton. There he is trying to have an intelligent conversation with important people and he has to introduce "We can change the laws" Glidden and "Si, nos podemos" Peguero.

  32. Anonymous says:

    CNS do a FOI for their expenditure of this trip.

    Having stayed in Monoco at

    10 rooms a night

    30 meals a day

    + Airfairs

    And then find out how many yachts were added.

    CNS: Why don’t you do the FOI?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yea – you do the FOI – why should CNS – you seem to have lots of time on your hands – you do the FOI and forward the results to CNS. Cant wait to see them.

  33. Alan Nivia says:

    Keep our MLA’s away from any possible investors.  Don’t the MLA’s know how small potatoes they are?

  34. Anonymous says:

    hahahahahahahaha! This is so funny! LMAO! "Brain storming" in Monaco? Hahahahahaha, I love that one! "Brain storming"??? LOL! I just can’t stop laughing hahahaha…….

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm…the Principality of Monaco is certainly a very nice place to go for a brain storming session about yachts, and, of course, to enjoy its breathtaking Mediterranean ocean views, five star hotels / casinos / clubs / restaurants while sampling the life of the rich and famous in a small, picturesque European country thousands of miles away from a small three-island country with beautiful ocean views of the Caribbean!  

    It is also very nice to read that "The trip delegates are expected to submit a draft report to the Premier, the release said  and the NIC plans to partner and work closely with the CI Shipping Registry to further develop and strengthen the sector."   No doubt the Premier will be happy to share not only this report with the electorate but also a breakdown of the costs incurred by these delegates (and any others who happened to accompany them) for airfares, hotel, taxis, restaurant and entertainment etc during this so important trip, after all it is the people of Cayman who has to foot these bills so they have a right to know.


    • Anonymous says:

      If they want the Premier to read the report they had better give lots of details on the casinos and food.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I feel so much better now that Fresh Image has explained it all.

    Instead of just wasting our money on holiday junkets for their political supporters, some money is also being spent on a new PR firm who will tell us how wonderful we should be feeling about it all.

    I see that Fresh Image, with a local PO Box, Miami telephone number, and operating out of an apartment in Sunny Isles, also lists "Social Media Blogging" as one of their services. Does this mean more "thumbs up" for Big Mac and "thumbs down" for his critics?

  37. Anonymous says:

    ummmmmmm Monaco….yachts….ummmmmmmm…..wish I could afford that trip! Seems like Mr. Peguero has finally found his calling!

  38. Anonymous says:

    a pastor is the chair of the national investment council???….goodnight cayman……zzzzzzz

    ‘analyzing the new challenges’

    ‘increase understanding of global issues’

    ‘yachting industry is dependent on the strength of relationships and the level of cooperation and understanding that exists between owners and the industry’

    ‘insights gained from the trip, particularly with regards to constraints and opportunities, would allow for growth opportunities for Cayman’ 

    thanks for the waffle though, i’ll hopefully remember this the next time i have to justify my next monaco junket…..

  39. Anonymous says:

    "Brain Storming" – so that is what B***S*** means. I guess all the poor people’s money they spent on their jolly was justified – at least in their eyes. No money for the children’s text books but hey, Cline and William got so see some big boats and eat in some fancy restaurants. That makes it right.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Oh well we can tell our children that there are no text books for them to study with because it’s more important for the yachts to come to Cayman.

    The monies waisted on a trip to Monaco can you imagine how much money it’s costing for them to be there???

    Our money is what there using for the trip. How dare them.

  41. Macman says:

    Un *&%%$ believable!

  42. Lightning McBush says:

    I’m not even going to bother with this one, they are making this too easy. No fun!