Bush heads for Caribbean conference in Curacao

| 25/04/2012

curacao-buildings (250x300).jpg(CNS): As concern over the premier’s position as leader of the country mounted following revelations of three police investigations, McKeeva Bush flew off to the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (COCT) Council Meeting in Curacao on Wednesday to represent the Cayman Islands at a high level meeting. Included in the delegation are local attorney Steve McField, Chief of Staff Leonard Dilbert and the Technical Assistant for European Union Projects Jamaal Anderson. Government officials said the meeting, which takes place on Thursday, will cover a range of matters affecting relations between the overseas territories and the European Union.

“An election of the COCT Council executive body is at the top of the day’s agenda,” a release from the premier’s office stated. “Discussion on a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the COCT Council follows with the meeting culminating with the signing of the MoU. Other matters on the agenda are: areas of regional cooperation around sustainable development; strengthening the development of small and medium sized enterprises; and the regional position within the framework of the 11th European Union – Overseas Countries and Territories Forum.”

As well as the Cayman Islands, other British Overseas Territories attending the meeting are Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. The Dutch territories and countries participating are Saba, St. Eustatius, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Aruba, and Curacao.

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  1. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    The old lawyer can chat legal strategy. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

  2. Knot S Smart says:

    Do they have casinos in Curacao?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hit the road Mac and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.

    Hit the road Mac and don't you come back no more.

    Hit the road Mac and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.

    With apologies to the original writer of Hit The Road Jack – Percy Mayfield.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As this is the INAUGURAL meeting of this committee, we can only assume that Steve is there  lobbying for McKeeva to be elected as their first PRESIDENT.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How does he find these obscureconferences that not even the local newspapers know anything about? However, they do have casinos there so it probably came along with a flyer from some casino.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They have Casinos in Curacao…all part of the other "entertainment" expenses.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If you were even planning on coming back…… don't

  8. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    I pray there is no casino there.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Only in the Cayman Islands these things can happen under investigation dont have to step down from your position can travel the world on your countries expense. People of Cayman wake up and save una country una going to let one man distroy it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Steve and Leonard going with him. What a disgraceful waste of taxpayers' money! Neither can contribute anything to anything that will benefit Cayman. Trips for the boys.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, what a hapless crew to represent Cayman. Mcfield is as good a lawyer as Bush is a finance minister. I guess Dilbert can always write a poem about the trip. I hope Anderson can carry the flag for us.

    • Anonymous says:

      Before Mr Dilbert writes any poetry, he should complete that Infrastructure Report the Premier appointed him to produce just after the general election. What's he been doing all this time?

      • Anonymous says:

        Leave poor old Mr Dilbert alone! Everyone knows he was desperate to get the job of Mac's chief of staff. Prestige and only reporting to Mac, no worries about ever having to accomplish anything other than what Mac wants. Now he may find himself out of a job soon or, worse, being Saint Julianna's chief of staff. Or maybe he'll get lucky and be sent home like the other two senior civil servants to sit down and collect his huge salary.

  12. Anonymous says:

    run forest, run…..

  13. Anonymous says:

    Gotta get one last junket in.

  14. Anonymous says:

    That is why we cannot get anything done because he is never here!!

    • R.U. Kidden says:

      Better that we DON'T get anything done while he IS here….. Things done when he IS here have NOT been good.  Think about it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    That us where our $ is going, keke weekly vacation trips!

    • Anonymous says:

      And lawsuits, and out of court settlements, and luxury plane rides, and nation building!

  16. Big Whopper says:


  17. Anonymous says:

    When the going gets tough, the tough go on vacation!

  18. Anonymous says:

    After leaving Curacao he will spend the weekend in Santo Domingo at a retreat for former Chief Ministers.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Beach, Broads and Booze that is Dom P. Way to go LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY !

    Come home and face the music !

  20. Anonymous says:

    Please don't come back Mr Bush. From a grateful nation, HA !!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    We can always count on you for one thing mac, no class.

  22. Look-a-yantta! says:

    Could we the people of the Cayman Islands get a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Premier forbidding him traveling overseas whilst under three investigations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!