Bush pays respects to merchant seamen in UK

| 15/11/2011

(CNS): The premier was not alone when he made his most recent trip to the UK this weekend to talk to the UK minister about a new fiscal reform agreement. Although the itinerary and number of people on this trip has once again not been revealed to the public, despite the last minute visit being at the request of the UK, Bush was accompanied at the very least by his West Bay legislative colleague Cline Glidden, as the two men were photographed at the Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill in London on Remembrance Sunday.  The men paid their respects to Caymanian merchant sailors who lost their lives in World War II, Cayman27 reports. (Photo courtesy Cayman 27)

Hazma Ebanks and Desmond Neulison Ebanks and Terrence Theodore Ebanks who served aboard the  S.S. Holmside and the S.S. Culebra during World War II are all remembered on the monument.  The Culebra was sunk by a German submarine on 25 January 1942 en route to Bermuda and Jamaica carrying a general cargo, while the Holmside went down on 19 July 1942 when she was torpedoed northeast of the Cape Verde Islands.

On Monday the premier met with OT minister Henry Bellingham to discuss a new financial agreement, which is expected to be made public today.

The document has not yet been signed but it will give the UK greater control over local finances should the local government breach the conditions of the agreement in future once it is signed. It reportedly focuses on a tighter procurement process and requires that all projects undertaken by government are properly appraised and cost-benefit analysis carried out before the procurement stage. It also prevents government from borrowing any more money for capital projects in future unless they yield a profit and will be able to pay back their own debt.

Check back to CNS later for details of the proposed framework agreement between the UK and Cayman regarding its future finances.

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  1. Charm says:

    If brother Mac stands up, you guys complain, if him sit down you complain, if he does something-complain, if he does nothing-complain, if he smiles-complain, if he gets angry-complain. Now that he stands and shows respect to the fallen unno complain. Guess what? Him never sh&t last night, unno still going to complain?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is it that most of you have so much hate in your hearts for Wiliam MacKeeva Bush?

    Give him a break.

    I am neither UDP or PPM or with the one that swings his vote where and when it suits him best  SUPPORTER but enough is enough.

    Leave the MAC alone! Most of you are just bad-minded and hate to see anyone getting anywhere in life.

    He is as good as some and better than most.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The last thing these gentlemen care about is their fellow caymanians.

  4. hmmm says:

    it appears as if CG is the unofficial heir to the Premeirs Throne!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Where is General Mao's fancy Zhongshan suit?

  6. ALL SEEING says:

    This is a great moment for our leader. Now he can worry about us when he returns.

    He may have turned the corner and truly cares. Can this be Mac the great?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is it possible to have a list of all the Merchant Sailors who lost their lives in WW II? Thank you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love this picture of our leader. Thank you, CNS.

  9. Anonymous says:


    Tighten the hatch, fiscal prudence of all our resorces are good for the country.

    Now make all in the government, top to bottom, including boards declare   ALL   their interest.