Housing trust official arrested

| 17/10/2011

(CNS): Updated — The RCIPS has confirmed that a man has been arrested under the anti-corruption law in connection with a fraud relating to the government’s affordable housing project in East End. CNS understands that one of the officials of the National Housing Development Trust board is accused of manipulating his position of trust to sell insurance to applicants who applied to buy homes on the recently completed East End site. Police have not named the man, who has been arrested on corruption and deception offences, though as yet no charges have been brought against him in connection with the alleged fraud. CNS also understands that the man arrested was an official with the UDP.

"The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct within the National Housing Development Trust,” a police spokesperson told CNS on Monday afternoon. “As part of that investigation a 59-year-old man was arrested at his home in the George Town area this morning, Monday 17 October 2011. He was arrested in terms of sections 13 and 17 of the Anti-Corruption Law 2010 for breach of trust and abuse of public office, as well as suspicion of obtaining property by deception."

As the investigation is currently ongoing, the police said they could not comment further on the case at this stage.

The man who was arrested at his home this morning is one of only three remaining members of the NHDT board after several recent resignations. CNS spoke this evening with Mike Adam, the community affairs minister with responsibility for housing.  

Adam said that he had been aware of an investigation but was waiting to speak to the commissioner about the details of the arrest as he did not know, at the time he spoke with CNS on Monday evening, who had been arrested .

CNS also contacted the UDP general secretary Elio Solomon, who said that he would be discussing the issue with the council and would release an official party statement shortly.

Check back to CNS for more on this story tomorrow.

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  1. Cassava says:

    New Motto forOfficials:

    Don’t start no sh.t, won’t be no sh.t!

    People in power must stop abusing their power!
    Then there’ll be no need for investigations nor arrests. No embarrassment to self, family nor
    state will happen.

    Officials like the ones in FIFA think they can’t get caught. They are not exempt from the Law!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I WOULD TO KNOW ONE THING.   How come the commissioner of police can arrest this person so quick,since he got the info. two years gone and he cannot arrest the BIG FISH. ALL i can say this person that he is a small fish in a big pond. the big always eat the small ones, or i this case have them eaten

  3. Anonymous says:

    Corruption exists everywhere.


    What every country needs is watch dogs that are willing to prosecute no matter how well the offender is connected politically.


    That is a tall order because the corrupt persons operate outside the law while the prosecutors must operate inside the law. The playing field is definitely not level.


    In this case, the small fish will probably be beheaded and have his head displayed at the town gate. The big fish will simply sit in their front row pew in church in their "sunday-go-meeting-clothes" and feel very safe indeed.

    • Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

      As usual nothing will come out of this as money talks and BS walks and "they" will find a way to cover this up – trust me!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The UDP and Affordable Housing seem to be a bad combination. Each time there is a criminal investigation of corruption. Hopefully the guilty parties will be brought to justice and it won't be swept under the rug this time with a claim of "insufficient evidence".  

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would like to thank the persons who brought this man's alleged infractions to the attention of the authorities.

    I would also congratulate the authorities for acting on this matter even though the accused happens to be a senior member of the UDP.

    That's the problem with corruption these days, just anyone thinks they can get away with it.

  6. Ubelievedat says:

    Yet another method of Underming the Democratic Process ("UDP")

  7. Anonymous says:

    Let us not condemn the person being investigated until the court decides the matter.However we keep setting up people to fail in this country.

    Is there any regular orientation and training for board members of any statutory agency or government company to explain to them what is their role and function?

    Board members should be about strategy, should they not?

  8. Knot S Smart says:

    My all time favourite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean!

  9. Anonymous says:

    He who is without sin let him cast the first stone…. we should know how the story ends.  Caymanians, Caymanians remember when you point the finger at someone there is always four pointing back at you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, so we should just let them rob the country blind and act like sheep, right?

      Another maroooooon.

    • Anonymous says:

      What are you saying that no one should want criminals brought to justice because at some point in their lives they will have done some wrong themselves?  

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, and to your Bible verse, I submit you apply my Bible verse to this topic:


      1 Corinthians 4:4-5

      New International Version (NIV)

      "4 My conscience is clear, but THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME INNOCENT. It is the Lord who judges me.


      5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. HE WILL BRING TO LIGHT WHAT IS HIDDEN IN DARKNESS AND WILL EXPOSE THE MOTIVES OF THE HEART. At that time each will receive their praise from God."


  10. Anonymous says:

    Dear 9:16 I  dont think anyone needs to wish any thing bad on  UDP to fail they are doing that quite well on there own with out any one wishing anything upond  them. Dont do wrong to no one God dont like Ugly.

  11. JTB says:

    They'd better hold the trial in a big courtroom. They'll need lots of space for the entire UDP to come in and sit staring at the jury

  12. John-the-Baptist says:

    To Anonymous 9:17 – Your point makes no sense in relation to my post. It is very critical when dunce tries to correct the intellect. Where is your comprehension?  It is evident that you have no knowledge of the word UNDERTAKE and therefore, you do not know the meaning for Undertake.  Let me enlighten you. UNDERTAKE..  means somebody who sets about doing a task.  UNDERTAKING… means responsibility, task, job, enterprise, commission, mission and duty. AND for your information.. An UNDERTAKER is somebody whose profession is to prepare the dead for burial or cremation and to arrange funerals. My Post did not mention anything about an Undertaker.  It clearly stated the following:

    To 16:57 …what is less than surprising in this context? You, Dam fool. leave all the UDP's alone. They are Undertaking and Developing People.

     So, please do not try to correct me when you are so clueless. Join the UDP and develop yourself (smile).

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ask not what you can do for your country but rather how much you can get for doing your country.

    • Still waiting says:

      Still waiting on Ellios statement (crickets chirping…..)


      • Anonymous says:

        Solomon is preparing his spin… Let's see what he comes up with,,,

  14. Anonymous says:

    Be carefull what you wish for.  Everyone wants the UDP to fail so I hope when the dominos start falling, you arent in front of one. When Govy fails, this island will fail and then we all will fail.

    This is why this is island is so divisive, this I hate UDP or I hate PPM or I hate Mac or I hate Alden. This culture of hate is going to ruin us not the political party currently in power as I has seen good and bad from both sides.  They are both deficient in more ways than one. Each party has had scandals, rumours, arrests and bad blood for each other.  Each will fail someone.

    Some people handle the harsh, continous, unrelenting and sometimes unfounded criticism differently, some sue and some resort to fist fights. They are only human, they are subject to pure bureaucratic harassment and John John can give you the lyrics to a song I have heard both parties sing.

    • The Prophet says:

      o9:16  Be careful what you wish for.  Your comments are absolutely correct.  It is a crazy thing to let your heart be troubled over politics in Cayman.  I have been here on this Island long enough to realize, I am only supporting the persons who I know and see by results is genuinely interested in making Cayman a better place and its people happy.

      So all of those PPM and UDP idiots, as I would call them who are cutting at each others throats are only doing bad for Cayman.

      All those persons who can find a better leader than the reigning Premier, I would like them to just put a name down here and prove to the people how they can do a better job.

      I am no fool,  that is why I can hold the name The Prophet.

      Cayman is so stupidly divided that sometimes I have to shake my head.  But the Phrophet will Prophesy that the People will make another mistake again next election if they vote straight PPM or UDP.   Dont do it I say.  Because six months after, all hell is going to break out.  I say dismantle the Party System, The country is too small to handle such a thing.   I am wondering how man intelligent men the Island have to realize this,  I am wondering how man intelligent women the Island has to realize this.  PPM is Dead and burried, pleas let them stay there, and half of UDP is already buried, But do you think the Independent persons are waiting to save you all.  Well the Prophet says wait and you will see.

    • Anonymous says:

      What you need to realize is that this is a very angry society. There is a veneer of civility but the "crabs in a bucket" mentality is a description of this anger toward anyone who seems to be doing well.

      What the political parties have provided are an outlet for this anger, this web site displays this anger daily.

      When you read a number of the contributions here it is obvious that there are some troubled people around.

      Drive around and experience the road rage or listen to talk radio and experience the on air rants.

      With this comes the alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence.

    • anonymouse says:

      Sorry 09:06. Mckeeva has done more damage on his own then anyone in power ever. He acts as he believes he is above all and we would forgive him a lot easier if he just retired,resigned, quit. As we cannot believe this man anymore even if he would tell the truth. WE sayMckeeva Take the Deal for we seriously believe you are mentally unfit to run OUR COUNTRY ! So sorry we need no song for if Mckeeva stays we will fail for certain.Vengence is not his, it's the Lord's

    • Power of the People says:

      I agree that this culture of hate will ruin us, BUT let's examine where it began. The UDP is the initiator of the Cayman party system. Prior to that, there was animosity between "teams" but nothing that rivalled the hate that we now endure.

      The party system has only served to divide this small country (CYB/LYC included) and the behaviour of the politicians has only exacerbated the troubles. Both parties are one and the same in my opinion. There is no clearly defined agenda from either side that would distinguish one from the other (though there are MANY agendas in play on both sides).

      Now to your point about a failing gov't and the domino effect…what would you have us do? Turn a blind eye, pretend that all is well in lalaland? T'were it a marriage, would it benefit the children to have one spouse ignore the indiscretions of the other for the sake of the kids? Even when the circumstances proved detrimental to all involved? Don't think so! Best they cut their losses, divide their estate and work out custody. Painful at first, disruptive yes…but in the end, all are better for it when the dust settles.

      Same rules apply. Cut out the cancer, let the wound heal and resume life as normal. We will be more respected as a nation that is intolerant of undesirable behaviour in government or agencies affiliated with it.

      Rip the Band-Aid off quickly.



      • Anonymous says:

        I do appreciate you taking my view into account.

        In your example, you assume one parent is bad and one is good, which is not the case here.

        Using your example, if both parents are somtimes incompetent and abusive, who gets the children then?

        Answer is the chilren are stil screwed as there is no happy ending for them.  They will still have a incompetent and abusive parent at the end of day.

        And to my point about the domino effect and Govt failing.  If they have committed a crime, arrest them and throw away the key and Cayman will be better for it but if not then leave them alone. 

        My point is that people are wishing for other members of Govt/UDP to be arrested, not because they have done something wrong but simply because they hate them.   The people wanting Govt/UDP to fail just so they can say "da wa you get" are breeding hatred between Caymanians.  Once PPM is back in power and they will get back in, it will be the same thing just the other way around and Cayman will still be worst off.

    • So says:

      What is your point? We should not punish those caught breaking the law for the sake of "unity"…I dont understand what your message is here.



      • Anonymous says:

        My message is that the focus of the comments and the views of the majority on here seem not be on who this person is or what crime he committed but on which political party is in power.

        This arrest has nothing to with McKeeva or UDP that anyone can prove so far but people want to blame them for this because of the hate they have for UDP and McKeeva.  Its irrational, its good old fashioned ignorance true and true.  Its like me getting arrest for fraud and because McKeeva is my uncle and because we are related everyone is looking to blame him for my wrong doings. Yes its Mckeeva's fault becuase I was greedy and committed this crime.  Dont we see how stupid that is?  We have jumped the gun and jumped on the bandwagon and fell into the fire.  We have sippeth the haterade for too long.  There is no respect on either side of this self erected wall.

        Its the direct result of us versus them mentality that is festering like a bad sore and it is spreading to our children. There is no we anymore.  No one is right anymore. We are wrong and deep down you know its true. All of Cayman professes to be Christian, yet I have yet to see any Christ like attitudes here.  What happened to turn the other cheek?  We replaced it with eye for a eye.

        • Anonymous says:

          You clearly have no idea how political appointments are being made these days.

        • You says:

          You forget one important point! If the person is a UDP official (not just a member) then that individual reporesents the Party and their values. IF the party does not riase to put that person out, and discipline him or her then they are saying that they condone the alleged behaviour. I understand innocent until found guilty, but in cases like this the party should have the foresight and common sense to distance itself until the case is over. Its is not a sin to do that and any "innocent" party member would understand that and accept that the party must take steps initially to protect its good name rather than go down with the individual if he or she is in fact guilty.


  15. Anonymous says:

    UDP should be banned.

    • Anonymously IRON CLAD says:

      United Destructive Politicians b.n.a UDP

    • Cronyism says:

      Our two party system has created this cronyism.  When we had to rely on people, not parties, there was a lot more accountability.  One man would be watched and could not hide behind his buddies.

      If we want to clear out all corruption we need to get back to believing in people, not parties.

      Our seasoned politicians learned from our Easter Caribbean Cousins that the political party system was the best way to stay in power (and with two parties, at least half the time!) so they wait….and bide their time for the next election or try to win votes over to stay in office, but the people suffer because WE no longer matter.  The only thing that political parties want (and get) is POWER.  The little man needs to wake up and realize that aligning with a party is really just playing into political party agendas.

      Get rid of corruption and these has been deadwood greedy party politicians (all of them!)


    • taylor says:

      are we living in dictatorship? stop your foolishness.

    • WREX says:

      They'll just rename it

  16. Anonymous says:

    Where here's smoke, there's fire but I am amazed at how we as Caymanians, in particular, look to so quickly and constantly judge each other as guilty before we even get the facts or a conviction through a court of law.

    We take this person's reputation whoever he may be, tear it down, make accusations and in a lot of cases implicate other people or organizations. There is nothing wrong with free press but when it is used in this format where you can simply remain anonymous and destroy someone else character and possibly their career withoutthe slightest care is definately wrong. Please remember we do not have the best or smartest Police Force and everything could change overnight or during court proceedings. Our track record for convictions for anything is appalling.

    Whoever this person is, if he is found guilty he should be used as example to others and the maximum sentece given to him. For now I will give him the benefit of being innocent before being found guilty.

    • Anonymous says:


      Your words or so true we are so busy trying to be pro UDP or PPM or should I say anti UDP and PPM that we all forget that we are Caymanians first.

      The old saying "crabs in a bucket" should be now known as the definition of a Caymanian. We are so quick to grab at the chance to climb on top of someone and destroy them thinking it is going to do us some good and get us to the top first when all we are really doing is hurting each other.

      Caymanians don't stand together anymore. We are quick to judge, condemn and destroy each other. We are in a sense cannibalising our own culture and people. and we wonder why our children are out in the streets gunningdown and killing each other.

      It is a sad, sad thing that has befallen our country. I pray to God that one day there will be an awakening and we can go back to the days where being Caymanian meant more than trying to stab each other in the back but instead it meant ensuring that we stood beside each other and and cared for each other and gave each other the benefit of the doubt. We have become a nation of hate.

      If a person is wrong and it could be in this case, give him the opportunity to prove himself innocent in a court of law. Victimising, calling names and making allegaio"ns to destroy someones character just isn't something that us 'Caymanians are known….or is it?

  17. Anonymous says:

    WHAT!! What I  hear happening now. Tell me, can this turn  the country around??

  18. John-the-Baptist says:

    To 16:57 …what is less than surprising in this context? You, Dam fool. leave all the UDP's alone. They are Undertaking and Developing People.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I hope the police are bolstering their numbers – this anti bribery thing could keep them pretty busy….plenty of people out there eligible for arrest!

  20. Anon says:

    This is just the tip of the iceberg my friends…

  21. Anonymous says:

    A fish rots from the head down.


    This is a prime expample of the problem with party politics in such a small place.


    This rotting fish is going to stink up the other fish in the UDP bucket. Once you commit to joining a political party you have to take the good with the bad and this is very very bad. There is no backing out when things begin to smell.




  22. Bananaramadingdong says:

    What?  Surely everyone is allowed to make a little bit on the side as a result of doing public service? 

  23. Ubelievedat says:

    well you can betcha last dollarthat he/she will be singing the UDP national anthem, "my heart is pure, my hands are clean"

  24. Anonymous says:

    yet another reason against politically appointed Boards

    • Anonymous says:

      Not so. It is not necessary that a politically appointed be corrupt. Of course with a certain party that is inevitable.   

      • Anonymous says:

        Funny you say that, my experience is the PPM Boards were MORE corrupt than the present boards. Get off your divisional high horse. We are all cut from the same cloth.



        • Anonymous says:

          Thankfully by now the average voter in Cayman realises that simpIy isn't true although I am sure you would like it to be. No govt. in Cayman's history has had the number of scandals this govt. has had in 2 years.   

          • Anonymous says:

            No you are absolutely wrong. I don't want it to be true. It was just my personal experience. 

            I'm actually against the political party system. For instance, its clear from these posts that the PPM is now in a strong advantageous position when compared to the UDP (despite Elio's pathetic attempts to say otherwise.) However, no one seems to remember why the PPM got thrashed in the last elections. If they are so superior, and have so much integrity, why did they loose? 

            • Anonymous says:

              Because the UDP was good at campagining. Notice how most of the stuff the UDP said about the PPM has proven to be untrue (or the UDP still can't prove the valitity of their claims against PPM)?

              • Anonymous says:

                I'm sorry, I don't know what "campagining" and "valitity" are. Assuming you meant campaigning it implies two things. One, that our people have no common sense. Two, that if the UDP run a good campaign again, they will win again. Your argument taken to the extreme means Elio will be the next Premier. If that were to happen we could put our heads between our knees and ….

                In order to progress we need to tell the truth more often. Not telling the truth is similar to the corruption the UDP are accused of. The PPM lost because they overspent and were unable to stimulate the economy. They also widened the division between locals and expats in their interpretation / execution of the Immigration laws.

                The only positive is that based on recent rhetoric, the PPM seem to have learnt from their mistakes. If I had to choose between the two parties, I would choose PPM.



                • Anonymous says:

                  "One, that our people have no common sense. Two, that if the UDP run a good campaign again, they will win again. Your argument taken to the extreme means Elio will be the next Premier".

                  It was the late Sir Winston Churchill who said that "the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter".

                  However, I also believe it was US President Abraham Lincoln who said "you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time".


            • Anonymous says:

              I have a lot of experience with boards myself I know that generally speaking that is nonsense.

              You seem to forget why the UDP got thrashed in the 2005 elections. Opinion polls showed that the people perceived the UDP as corrupt. They could not be trusted. They did things like grant 3,000 people status in secret without background checks behind the people's back and then insulted the people's intelligence with excuses like "the British made us do it".  There was a cloud of suspicion around many of their activities includingAffordable Housing which led to an inconclusive criminal investigation.  But people have short memories. By 2009 they had completely forgot. I don't know why anyone is surprised by the antics now.

              I don't think it was because anyone seriously doubts the relative integrity of the PPM as a whole. In terms of confidence in individual integrity there are not many people who would trust McKeeva over Kurt. The most embarrassing time for the PPM was a Commission of Inquiry over a sitting Minister who as Chief Officer publicised minutes of a Turtle Farm Board Meeting, which would now be available under FOI, (but not into the allegations of the Minister as to corruption that prompted the publicising of the Minutes). Hardly corruption. If there had been any substance to your perception you can be absolutely sure that the UDP would have launched full-scale investigations and shouted it from the rooftops. It didn't happen. Instead the real causes were that people perceived, with some justification, that the PPM lacked leadership and was not sufficiently pro-active in addressing issues. There was a sense that we were adrift. On the other hand McKeeva was perceived to be a dynamic leader and coupled with his new found status as a "born-again Christian" many people were convinced that he would leader us to the Promised Land. However, the most important factor is that it happened to be the govt. in power when the recession hit Cayman and the UDP was successfully able to wrap this around the PPM's neck because of the huge expenditure on the schools. The truth is had there been no recession, full employment and no massive shortfall in govt. revenues no one would have cared much about the spending on the schools.   

        • Anonymous says:

          Speak for yourself: I'm not corrupt.

        • Anonymous says:

          "We are all cut from the same cloth".

          Perhaps you don't understand the meaning of this phrase. It means that all of us (presumably Caymanians) are essentially the same, i.e. corrupt. Well I am certainly not. However, that is quite an admission on your part.  

  25. Caymanian Boat Captain says:

    I AM NOT saying this is what happened in this Particular Case – Investigation and my posting is just for ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY !!

    What is Official Corruption ?? 

    If you are a member of a company or organization and being in such a position, you use this position of trust or authority to garner profit or gain for yourself or some other person, by a specific action (words/conduct); that under normal circumstances such profit or gain would not come about without the specific action(s) being taken by you, then that's becomes Official Corruption.

    What is a Deception ??

    Deception is a means by which a person whether by words or conduct, deceives another person(s) into believing something which turns out to be incorrect. Where property is loss by the victim eg. Money or something else tangiable, then the person – culprit(s) who deceived the victim, has committed the offence of Obtaining Property by Deception.

    In the case where a deception is practiced but no property is lost, but the deception resulted in an advantage being obtained eg. higher paying job or reduction in their insurance premiums, then the offence of Obtaining a Pecuniary Advantage by Deception has beencommitted. 

    For the purposes of the law, "A Deception" can only be practiced on a person and Not A MACHINE. eg. ATM, Computer or some other electronic device.  

  26. Anonymous says:

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!

  27. Anonymous says:

    An official with the UDP….?

    Ahhaaaaaa  and the plot thickens!!

    What next?

  28. mmcLaughlin says:

    I can remember vividly Mr. McLean raising questions in the LA about this situation and Mr. Bush told him if he had any issues, that he should file a compliant. The politicians should be held responsible as well for fostering this kind of alleged behavior.

    If these allegations are found to be accurate this person NEEDS resign immediately from the Housing Trust Board and any other Boards of which they are a member. This is serious business!!

    Lesson for Mekeeva, don't ask your wish may could through.


    McCarron M. McLaughlin

    • anonymous says:

      the key word in your remarks is "IF."  We need to see how this fleshes out. I have been acquainted with this indivdual over decades and he doesn"t strike me to be this sort of person. I could be wrong, and hope I"m not disapponted. However, I am sure our able RCIPS will get to the bottom of it. Let"s hope for a speedy conclusion. If innocent, he deserves to be cleared promptly, and if guilty, justice should be swift. Just can"t say, until I've heard all the facts.

  29. Anonymous says:

    If this pans out then this is great news and returns some hope for the future. Any hope for an investigation of the status grants?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Next investigation will be into the Windsor Park project. That will also reveal some irregularities

  31. Anonymous says:

    This is just a distraction, why dion't the police arrest the $350,000 man? 

    • Anonymous says:

      What about Condo man? …or real estate deal man? … or rezoning man?

      Reads like our own list of superheroes.

      Bigger fish anyone?

  32. anonymouse says:

    Should we be surprised ? Much Bigger Fish to fry to come. I do have confidence that the Royal Cayman Island Service Police Anti Corruption Division Task Force are working degilently about exposing quite a few persons of interest and will be very interesting to see who and what for. Worth the wait and what goes around comes around. Thank you RCIPS for your much appreciated hard work behind the scenes in your investigations.

  33. Bushwacked says:

    Shot across the bow………. was it a Bill or a Letter of Credit!

  34. Anonymous says:

    In terms of resignations, lets see if it "Do as I say" or "Do as I do".

  35. Anonymous says:

    Without judging the outcome of this particular case, as a Caymanian I want to say thank you to the person or person who reported their suspicions. To the police I want to say thank you for taking corruption seriously and please don't stop with the little fish. It will never end until the big fish are brought to justice.

  36. Anonymous says:

    And people blame foreigners for the state of Cayman, take a look at yourselves. How low can you go taking advantage of the needy…

    • P. A. Rody says:

      Look into their family history, you will find one of their ancestors was a foreigner. And if he had never been in Cayman this person would not exist and there would be no alleged fraud.

      So it is a foreigners fault!

    • Anonymous says:

      Notice how these people are connected to the UDP? Nuff said.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who is the "you" that is taking advantage of the needy?  So if a person is arrested and happens to be Caymanian you get to defame all Caymanians? If this had been said about any other nationality on the basis of the arrest of one there would have been howls about Caymanian racism and xenophobia. Hypocrisy is not pretty.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are truely and idiot if you think this was a remark at all caymanians, How low can you go is phrase pointed at a specific person….

        • Anonymous says:

          "Yourselves" is plural and was said in apposition to "foreigners" hence my question who is the "you".

          Incidentally before you call anyone "truely and idiot" please learn how to spell.

      • Anonymous says:

        What nerve you Caymanians blame every Jamiacan for the crimes of a few….

  37. Anonymous says:

    There is no reason for anyone who has not been convicted to resign from any government board or any party office just because of an investigation or an arrest on suspicion of corruption.  It is more important to have a quorum at the meetings.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Let's see which politicians jump forward for that photo op.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Is it correct that disguising a bribe as a payment of another kind can constitute money laundering?

  40. Anon says:

    I get the feeling that this is the start of a beautiful thing!

  41. Anonymous says:

    This is ridicilus. Nobody going to join dem plitical party an give money to de party to git on bords if them get arested fur getting their bit back from the bord decisions.

    • anonymouse says:

      17:08 with all due respect you are trying too hard to sound uneducated.Don't need to try and disguise yourself he can't sue us all, can he?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Shocking. I am truly shocked – no really – truly shocked – OK maybe not so much –  but still a bit shocked – after all this is a board that is appointed by a government that is headed by our Premier – so even the most vague hint of something not quite right is shocking – well maybe just surpriising – well – let's see – got to get this right – what is less than surprising in this context?

  43. Anonymous says:

    Ya don't say… I thought this guy was always on the up and up?

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought so too. Maybe we will find that he is. From the article, I can"t say. Just have to wait and see. Hopefully, not a long wait.

    • Anonymous says:

      16: 49 you sound so small islandish and childish. All you just ready to destroy this man..just listen to some of the hate comments you are making. There is no wonder we caymanians are looked on as damn fools.

      Lets stop the hate and get back to love and kindness. anyone can bearrested , myself were arrested years ago, for nothing, its the way the system works. Politics at it's worst.

  44. Knot S Smart says:

    Well… That sounds like the first domino just fell.


    • Anonymous says:

      Yup.  We can only hope for the full domino effect, and I can't wait for the biggest one to fall.

      • Anonymous says:

        WOW……can't  believe you all are so politically devided that you are there wishing to see other caymanians go down just because of which party they support..get a grip people there good caymanians on both sides so lets not be devived one of us fall we should put aside our emotions and unite as a country and don't make stupid comments like "i can't wait to see them all fall" are you kidding me……come on guys lets not continue to bring down our fellow man because ONE person messed up….

        • Anonymous says:

          I have not seen any evidence that the proportion of good honest Caymanians is the same in the two parties. Does anyone actually believe that the proportions are the same?

        • Anonymous says:

          No, we wish to have a govt. free from corruption and criminals brought to justice. (Every Caymanian should want that). They just appear to be mostly concentrated in one particular party. 

        • Anonymously IRON CLAD says:

          Listen. if you are a dirty, greedy, corrupt or conscionless individual, you SHOULD FALL – Caymanian or not. That's what should happen to ALL of us if we are any part and party to the demise of our country and society.. and that goes for YOU and MYSELF!!!

          Thank you very much!

        • Anonymous says:

          Egads, are you really that naive?

          Do you care if the person is udp or ppm?

          Look at the facts!

          I think corruption is corruption – no matter which party is involved. 

          Nevermind which party, (tho' this one is clear).


          My opinion and your opinon don't matter.

          You cannot change the fact that he is affiliated with the udp.

          Let's put our personal political differences aside and focus on the situation.

          Every respectable Caymanian and resident wants what's right and fair to prevail.

          Some do not.

        • Anonymous says:

          I am a major PPM supporter and I can't wait to see ANYONE fall if they are CORRUPT. I don't care if they are a PPM member, a UDP member, Caymanian or non-Caymanian. Corruption is wrong and it isn't divisive to hope that anyone who is involved init gets caught and prosecuted. I am glad to see that someone is finally being taken to task and the fact that it is someone in the UDP hierarchy makes no difference.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guys Keep cheering, I am smelling a little tempura again! Some one has won the lotto.


      Will believe it when I see a conviction.