Mac to hit back with public meeting about port

| 20/02/2012

mac budget.jpg(CNS): In the wake of a public rally in opposition to government’s proposed Dart deal, the premier will be hitting back by hosting his own public meeting this evening (Tuesday 21 February) in George Town on the same spot. McKeeva Bush says he will be updating the public on the cruise ship dock and “other matters”. Following the meeting hosted by local activists against the ForCayman Alliance, the premier will be emphasising the need to get projects going to create jobs and generate business to kick start the still flagging economy. The meeting, which will be broadcast live on Radio Cayman, will be held at Celebration Park Next to the Courthouse at 7:30pm.

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  1. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    If he is dressed in his black Chinese power suit he means business. If not, it is Bull _ _ it as usual like we have to support inward investors but not Caymanians unless they UDP. Oh yes, Dart is an investor. He invests in me.

  2. so Anonymous says:

    But will he answer just one little question?

  3. A. Pastafarian says:


    Will he mention how much money the Cayman Treasury has?

    Will he mention how much money this will cost?

    Will he mention why we are dealing with a shady company?

  4. ForThePeople says:

    Bring back GLF and ask them if they would give back the payment that they just received for being wrongfully dismissed and horrribly treated if CIG gives them the contract. They had the right plan for Cayman:

    1. CIG/PACI will get 100% of the port revenues after 25yrs vs. only 40% under CHEC deal. 

    2.Cruise line minimum passenger guarantees and Preferrential Berthing Agreements ensuring calls on our port for decades to come.

    3.Maximum of 15-20,000 sq ft of additional retail vs. 100,000+ with CHEC.

    4.Establish relationship with Citibank for future infrastructure financing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The man with the plan. So Sixteen Hundred of us was there.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I drove across the court building tonight and it looks like about 90 to 100 people were there. I guess if we did a roll call we might see more of Mac's west bay supporters than any other out there. All I've heard on the Radio was the same old finger pointing, blame game and pie in the sky proposals that cant seem to get off the ground. The UDP is like a Boeing 727-200 that is just reving it's engines, but can't seem to get off the runway. Well what do we expect anyway,  we have pliots in the flight deck that don't know how to fly. Sad times for these Islands and I hope that they are some strong candidates running for the next election, either independant,  another party or PPM, but definitely the UDP has to go! 

    • Anonymous says:

      Anonymous @ 22:31 You messed up big time,it would have been better if you had said that the PPM must also go………………………..sorry but youv'e go to be drinking gas on the rocks and smoking cow itch to put back the PPMin power………PPM and UDP must go!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Please explain why you think PPM was as bad as the UDP.

        There is no comparison! To give you some clues:

        Investing in roads and schools vs. paving private parking lots and travelling first class.

        Investing in a new licensing building vs. paying GLF millions to NOT build the port.

        Spending $10 million to get the Brac back on it's feet post-Paloma vs. giving millions to cronies and churches and calling it "nation building".

        I could go on and on……………….

  7. Poor Government says:

    I am embarrassed for any thinking member of the UDP. Having listened to Bush and Follio for  two hours it is evident, they are aware that they have spent all Political Capital and are now Bankrupt. Bush sounded desperate and Solomon had NO news or update on the Port Fiasco. UDP RIP 

  8. Mushroom1 says:

    We need transparency. Who, other then CHEC, benefits from this deal? Are there any commissions? To whom do the go? Because it seems to me this deal stinks worse then mount trashmore.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh for crying out loud Mac!  Just shut up and stop this retalitatory actions. Just do us a big big favour, step down and ride off into the sunset.

  10. Mushroom1 says:

    Thanks for the advance notice, allowing us any chance of arranging child care so we could go to this meeting. Although I doubt I’m missing anything more then than the usual no information, I know better, blame others, bs.

  11. Anonymous says:

    If the benefits are there and accrue to the Cayman economy / people then all is good.


    What we have seen so far leaves the benefits as unproven and any primary benefits that do accrue are subject to a long term mortgage to the Chinese.


    The project is a gamble that the secondary benefits are going to secure the prosperity of Cayman into the future.

    For a nation that is against gambling on the Numbers that is a pretty big roll of the dice for the future of its children

  12. Loopy lou says:

    According to the flyer we are going to hear some fact, so Mac can’t be the only speaker.

  13. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva try to work on something and stop attacking everybody.  Admit you are wrong.  Also how about doing something the people want and you might win some brownie points.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Will there be appliance coupons given out?

  15. Anonymous says:

    If anyone shows up it will be the blind leading the blind.

  16. Anonymous says:

    my prediction for the meeting will be alot of 'soon come' stories with not alot of detail…..

  17. Anonymous says:

    Wonder how many fools will waste their time attending.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hoping it will be triple the amount of fools that attended the PPM meeting!

      • Anonymous says:

        It could easily be 100 times the fools which only reflects that there are many more fools than sensible people supporting Bush.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Well he's doing the usual ploy of promising jobs in an environment where jobs are desperately needed.  I wonder how many of those who were promised jobs on WB road last year are working now?

      • Anonymous says:

        Ask any of the mid-size companies who were promised, they haven't been given any work. They are being told that the little guys need to get first.

    • Anonymous says:

      rent-a-crowd will be there…….

    • Anonnymous says:

      Probably not as many "fools" that wasted their time last Thursday night.