PPM calls for action

| 04/11/2012

Alden.jpg(CNS): In the face of the premier’s latest spat with the UK, which the opposition has described as bordering on “treacherous”, the PPM has called for action. Warning that Premier McKeeva Bush’s behaviour could bring down direct rule to the Cayman Islands from the UK, the opposition said the business community as well as the public at large needed to loudly condemn the premier’s behaviour and use the power of public opinion to make him see his actions are not welcome. Following the defiant behaviour of Bush in face of pressure from the UK to honour his commitments, the PPM says he is deliberately pushing the British to their limits in order to provoke an unnecessary crisis to distract away from his unpopularity.

“We have only to consider what has happened in the Turks and Caicos Islands to understand what the need for intervention by the UK Government will do to investor confidence in Cayman,” the opposition party said in an official statement released on Saturday. “The UK’s suspension of the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands derailed its financial industry, destroyed small businesses and ruined the quality of life of its residents and citizens.”

The statement pointed to the fact that it was not just the UK that was losing lost patience.

“We can all see without help from the UK what Mr Bush has been doing. But now his foolishness is drawing the country into a completely unnecessary crisis, with no upside for Cayman, and a very deep downside. He is playing brinkmanship with the stability and economic fortunes of the country and in doing so he is inciting the UK to take actions which ought not to be necessary. This is more than merely irresponsible, it borders on treacherous,” the PPM said.

The opposition described Bush’s sabre rattling with the UK as a “desperate last measure” to attract votes and detract away from the lamentable record of mismanagement.

“The premier’s determination to sign on to the CHEC project in defiance of the obvious principles of good governance set out in the FFR (which he signed last year) is inexplicable and irrational — except on the basis that he has lost his senses altogether, or that there is something in it for him personally," the PPM stated. “It cannot be that he sees an advantage for Cayman in having a new China city right where passengers disembark, competing with our existing businesses; it cannot be that he sees an advantage for Cayman in having an army of Chinese workers to construct the facility while thousands of Caymanians remain unemployed."

Urging everyone to make their opposition to his behaviour widely known and calling for a mass demonstration, the PPM, which is in the process of re-grouping ahead of the May elections, said it was time for right thinking men and women to stand up and condemn the “madness” because Bush will react to public opinion.

See full statement from the PPM below.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    All a bunch of donkeys!

    Ezzardvoted for the 2009 budget which launched htis final crash; PPM geniuses were biggest disappointment in history (since Roy); and NONE of them deserve to return to office.

    The Referendum Law is in place and tested – let the people rule by consensus!

    It would only take 2 minutes at a poll booth outside the supermarket each weekend for us all to decide on the week's business!!

  2. Anon says:

    REALLY,

    Alden, I listened to you a decade ago when MAC was handing out favors and status like Halloween candy. I thought it was wrong. You said govt. would help those of us who were honest if you came into office. It was a lie. You are no better than Mac, only more educated. Thus you carry more blame for your actions. You know better. Shame on you!

  3. Rt. Hon Anon says:

    “PPM Calls for Action”

    CNS your headline says it all, as in: PPM calls out “Please someone do something!”

    Impotent bunch of w&£(!#>%s!

    • Anonymous says:

      No more party politics period!

      Let's hire KPMg to balance the budget and throw ALL politicans OUT.

      I bet if there was a place on the voter's ballot to "Hire admin, accountants, and NO politicians, it would be a majority WIN"

      People….we have to stop the foolish game playing of listening to politicians, they only want to stay in power and play their own games.

      Wake up!  Demand better education and let the intelligence take it's course.  Do you think we would be where we are today if 80% of our children were getting college degrees?  Do you think we would be begging for civil service jobs or white collar success?  If we did not have these greedy politicians squandering our money, we could afford to send every child in Cayman to a top university.  Stop listening to politicians, period.

      Politicians (both UDP and PPM) keep the people down to keep in power.

      Demand better, throw ALL the bums out.

      • noname says:

        Alden,

        Don't get your head too swollen,.Caymanian voters are not about to oust Big Mac to replace him with You!

        Independent non-partisans is what is going to move Cayman to th next level! Alden you are a pretty boy that only wants to be premier. Past that foolish notion; you havn't a clue how to fix these problems of disenfranchise facing our people.Alden both you and Kurt  keeps kicking the ball down the road with no solutions but more of the same. I heard Kurt on Rooster last week throw his hands in the air over work permit abuse, he has no solutions, So sad, he helped me make up my mnd who to support certainly not the PPM

        The entirer country is well aware that Mr.. EzzardMiller is the man for the job as we know it.He has been leading the people and also the opposition from behind while you can't even lead them from the front!

        Sorry to burst your buble. Even the UDP verbally admits the surge in Independents and is smelling the coffee its time the PPM smell the coffee too,

        Ezzard is the true statesman not you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The majority of the posts on this subject do not speak for the sensible Caymanian voter. PPM did more for the Cayman Islands than had been done in the 20 years earlier + what has been done since.

    The only credit UDP can take during their term is logged the most mileage and travel costs this country has ever seen.

    The UK know that we are not all like UDP and will give us a chance to prove this in May 2013. The independent newcomers claim to be the highly-educated bunch. Education nor position gives one honesty and good character. They will just be smarter at their coruption.

    I will die a PPM and I'm proud of it.

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    I want the PPM to know that we won't forget what you all did to Mr. Clifford when he wanted to stop this mad man. Now after 31/2 years of silence you want to come on the eve of the election asking us to follow you. No !!!……………… there is a third group coming that we will follow. PPM arriving at the game late again. Not today Bobo !!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please lead this initiative, Mr. Mclaughlin…

    • Anonymous says:

      So, who you think will follow Alden? It must be that he will lead himself!

  7. Anonymous says:

    There is no need to endure autocratic rule until May 2013.  Voters can remove ministers, or parties at any time.  It could be done in a couple hours if there was sufficient interest.  Start the voter petition and direct the changes you want to see.  The double-dippers at the PPM and Ezzard know this, but seem to have a vested interest in keeping naive voters in the mindset that they are powerless.  

  8. Anonymous says:

    Historically and currently, the only type of "actions" we seem to get from either the PPM or UDP is trying to oust each other out of office. The party system is a front for the wealthy that really control Cayman and so you will never hear real solutions to real problems. Tings for some people are good and the corrupted party system keeps it that way with a bunch of cult of personalities that fool everybody they are leaders and have solutions.

     

    We need a grass-roots campaign and a fresh page, not a bunch of idiots who are on the same page of fooling us once again.

  9. Anonymous says:

    election coming – sorry PPM a lil too late.. three years and i have yet to see / hear one proposal from you guys!  Step aside Cayman done with you all too.

    • Anonymous says:

      PPM no better then UDP…they could have opened their mouths when the election started remember the two bodden town udp's??? But no they were to scared and you know they had a hand in what this island is going through now….have to blame both parties!!! Talk is cheap PPM had a chance to do things right when they were in office but they did the samething!!!

      New faces, whole new government is needed

  10. Anonymous1 says:

    I say we all protest, take the day off work and bring Cayman to a halt until someone listens to the people, just my cents.

    • Anonymous says:

      You obviously are an employee, rather than an employer, and have no idea of how much such an action would cost local business owners – it's not Big Mac that will suffer – it's us.  Think first, then make a rational proposal, then you may get more people to support you in your actions.

      • Anonymous1 says:

        You're obviously an employer who only cares about your bottom line and has no concern in the future of this island.  Maybe suggest a better alternative and you will get more support.

  11. Anonymous says:

    As leader of the Opposition, it is Mr. McLaughlin's duty to lead the demonstration.  Please arrange this as soon as possible. 

    • Anonymous says:

      We're already paying twice for his double-dipping party to do this.  The silence is incredible.

      • Anonymous says:

        McLaughlin has not reached retirement age and is therefore not eligible to receive pension. He is not double dipping.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Please arrange this demonstration as soon as possible.  Many will be there to support this and we all know that we are in danger of direct rule if something is not done soon.  McKeeva has been the ruination of Cayman's reputation and must go NOW.  It is time to clean up the dirty disgusting mess of corruption, lies and deceit and bring honest, ethical government to the Cayman Islands.

     

  13. Naya Boy says:

    PPM model of Government UK & FCO run "Errrryting" I play Politician! Lets deal with the facts now Cayman In regards to TCI because some same to have gotten their info all twisted around their Arse The Foreign Affairs Committee Greg Pope MP and Paul Keetch MP and Sir John Stanley MP were the persons who help sort out the problems in TCI while certain FCO Ministers dined with Missick and were signing off on the dire situation in TCI as if nothing was  happening Munn & Turner so all you loyal servants keeping wishing for them to come and save you. Careful what you wish you just might get it.

  14. Don't Stop de progress says:

    Late again Hon. Leader of the Opposition.

    Ezzard Miller and Arden McLean have been speaking on this type of issues for months and years while you were too busy riding your bike pretending to be a leader. It really does not matter what ppm rebrand themselves you and your party are out of touch with reality. The public can see thru the rhetoric. If you cared you would have been active and speaking like this a long time ago.

    Where have you been and what exactly have you and ppm been doing since 2009?

    • Anonymous says:

      No opposition MLAs have put forth a voter-led petition to remove Premier.  CNS poll has over 90% support for this.  Do it now!

    • Anonymous says:

      .. hello –  Bringing no confidence motions (among other things) which McKeeva's cronies did not have the guts to agree to, even though they must have known it would be the best thing for the country.  Cayman please remember the cowards and those who had the guts to stand up  when it comes to elections. Those who were honest and those who were not.  Because they are outnumbered in the LA, you know full well that they could not win anything they proposed without the support of some of the UDP.  UDP we know all you have been doing is covering your backs and/or feathering your own nests and we will not forget in the next elections.  They should ALL be made to pay back the numerous law suits their incompetence has cost this country.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Alden if you had backed the Chuckster when he wanted to march we wouldn’t be in this mess now. McKeeva could have been taken out then. Its a pity you don’t have the political smartness to do what has to be done when it counts. The UDP and the PPM must go. You are both responsible and have both failed us !!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Charles Clifford warned us about McKeeva and the UDP. He tried to march against the madness 2 1/2 years ago and what did the PPM do ? Pulled the rug from under the Chuckster. He resigned from the PPM as a result. Then later on Arden resigned as a result of frustration with the PPM leadership.

    Now on the eve of the election the PPM has suddenly awaken. Well it is better late than never but I am not very confident that they will follow through with this. They do not have a very good track record.

    If the Chuckster, Arden and Ezzard got behind this I would be a hell of a lot more confident and comfortable with it.

    PPM is still in a leadership crisis. There is still no Deputy Leader.

    • Anonymous says:

      Chuckie was no leader either..If he was he wouldn't be on the other side of the fence shouting to get into the pigpen..

  17. Anonymous says:

    U both are a waste of time! 2013 you all need to go! Ppm&udp brought us to knees!

    Wp c-brac

  18. Anonymous says:

    offer Mac immunity to stand down immediately and he might just do that. Then sort out mess. Deal wiht him like and african dictator as he knows his ship is sinking adn this could be the best offer for Cayman.

  19. Anonymous says:

    So far all Ive heard is the PPM has not been vocal enough in their opposition. If thats the worse you an say about them that not too bad. At least with the PPM you know what you are getting. But it seems like some people want to roll the dice and elect a bunch of independents (really a third party)  Remember it was independents that gave the country to the UDP last electiont. Some people never learn. I think I will stick with what I know.

  20. Roll Over The Government. says:

    "Bush will react to public opinion" 

    Well, that would be a first. When did he give a toss about anything except himself?

    UDP or PPM? Don't fool yourselves. One is as bad as the other. The decent ones are afraid to speak up and the arrogant loudmouths (that's you as well Ezzard) are doing what will suit them best. Don't EVER think these "leaders" want anything but personal gain. McKeeva is a greedy buffoon and Ezzard is a sly buffoon. Your vote Cayman. 

  21. Anonymous says:

    uk…please come and save us from the udp…and the ppm!……………

  22. Anonymous says:

    the ppm…who have not got the backbone to offer one alternative policy suggestion in 3 and half years……. go back to kurt hibernation land………

    p.s. i'm no udp……. they are the worst of the worst….

  23. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard is the only one who has NOT been silent!

  24. peter milburn says:

    Too little too late PPM Should have jumped on this a long time ago.Time for an independent run house So time for the party system to take a hike.How much has the party system really done for this country besides divide it into THEM and US?.Hardly the right formula to run a countries affairs when all both parties have done is tear each other apart.Time to get some forward thinking folks in the house including some forward thinking women.Take your salaries and enjoy your retirement.

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Absolutely correct Peter – as a party, the PPM has failed the country miserably because none of their leaders (HA HA) has had the cojones to step into the arena and INITIATE condemnation of bush and his dictatorial management of the country together with his sycophantic, intimidated Cabinet. Statements such as this have only been made when they have seen the opportunity.to ” piggyback ” on a groundswell of negative public opinion against bush, in a forum such as CNS.

      • SKEPTICAL says:

        Well, on the basis of the “thumbs down” votes, at least four PPM MLA’s monitor CNS.

      • Anonymous says:

        Obviously you don't read any of the PPM's press releases.

      • Anonymous says:

        Funny that when the PPM speaks up they are accused of playing Party politics, and when they don't they are accused of doing nothing!

    • Devil's Advocate says:

      I agree 100%.
      The ‘Party System’ should be Banned (Constitutionally) from These Cayman Islands for all eternity.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you mean the independent "party that denies they are a party"? Funny. They are putting up the money and approaching candidates and have already talked about who will have which post in cabinet. That's a party, just with more money than the PPM has. 

    • Anonymous says:

      So TWO no confidence votes in McKeeva Bush brought by the PPM don't count for anything to you? Really?

    • Anonymous says:

      backward independents with small town agendas will never be able to take cayman forward….

    • Anonymous says:

      Where has Alden been?

      If he still uses the excuse that UDP has the numbers well stop paying him.!

      Politicians have got to understand they have to perform cant take 9K+ and don’t represent.

      You just really do not understand that you cannot talk crap when you think it suitsyou.

      Pot calling kettle black.

  25. SKEPTICAL says:

    The FCO will not do a ” TCI ” in Cayman, nor will the three investigations of bush go ahead, until he has been deposed as Premier after the May 2013 election. The last thing they want is the publicity of exposing the failings of yet another OVerseas Territory leader whilst he is still in power.

    • SSM345 says:

      Said it nuff times, remove him and bury him.

    • Anonymous says:

      We do not know what the FCO will do.  Bush is being monitored and his defiance is only going to put us back under the direct rule of the United Kingdom.  If we do not want that, we need to stand firm and force the dicktator out of office.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Dear PPM,

    Please tell the public specifically what you need us to do. A new petition, a march …specifically what and when.

    Concerned Caymanian

  27. Anonymous says:

    Something is drastically wrong in a world where a few ganja heads can put a whole country in the mess we are in because they thought they were getting something for free.

  28. Mon E Ting says:

    Mac really knows how to create a little Haiti! Too much power and greed, too uneducated and lacking vision. His years of experience has yielded not the least bit of insight!

  29. UNKA BUSHA! says:

     

    And I quote:

    The Progressives (PPM) call on all residents and business associations to express in the strongest possible way their condemnation of the Premier’s reckless conduct of the country’s business. End of quote.

     

    When I see these belated statements coming from the leadership of the PPM I tend to go WOW!  Because it never ceases to amaze me how long it has taken for them to see the handwriting on the wall. You blew it ALDEN!  You should have followed CHUCKIE'S lead when he wanted to march about the very "madness" you seem to have suddenly discovered.

    This is the problem!  Instead of being proactive in demonstrating, as THE  CHUCKSTER wanted some 3 years ago!  You have waited until it has become critical before wanting to do anything, and as we all know neither the PPM nor the UDP are very good at CRISIS MANAGEMENT!

    So I'm hoping that Ezzard, Arden and Charles along with the people of West Bay and George Town will organize a peaceful protest to demonstrate the displeasure and anger WE THE PEOPLE of this Island feel against  the outrageous utterances and decisions being made by one MR. BUSH!

     

     GOD HELP US ALL.

     

  30. Anonymous says:

    In April 2012, when Alden McLoughlin and Ezzard Millar jointly issued a 'No Confidence Motion" against Premier Bush, it was rejected by Minister Mark Scotland on the basis that "Endorsing such a motion would be admitting not to have confidence in ourselves as government".

    Well, what excuse would Mr. Scotland or any other UDP cabinet member have now if a THIRD No Confidence Motion is filed against The Premier?

    Surely, as Caymanians, the UDP cabinet have to distance themsleves from the Premiers confrontational policy which has put this country on a bizarre and most serious collision course with the UK.  

    In the lightofo what has happened, I think that the majority of Caymanians and expats would agree that it is time for you elected representatives to stand up for what is right for this country and protect its economy; its people and its future and therefore you should take back control before someone from overseas is sent in to do the job for you.

    We don't need confrontation but we do need good governance.

     

  31. I need a leader says:

    PPM, thank you for the press release.

    Just a suggestion:

    Why not organize the demonstration yourselves? I'm sure your party, like any other concerned citizen group in Cayman is aware of what is at risk if the Premier doesn’t change course.  As you so eloquently stated in your press release, “Premier McKeeva Bush’s behaviour could bring down direct rule to the Cayman Islands from the UK.” 

    So what, may I ask is the PPM waiting for? 

    Is the PPM not resourced enough to organize and lead a demonstration?

    Is the PPM not a party of action?  

    Is the PPM really waiting for “concerned citizens” to lead the charge in this matter?  

    Is the PPM not comprised of leaders who have been elected to lead the charge on matters of island-wide importance?

    If resolving this issue is so critical to the wellbeing of these islands why not do better than “call for action.”  Why not become the architects and orchestrators of the necessary action that will put a stop to the Premier's "foolishness."

    I am a concerned citizen waiting for a time and place to march. 

    I am a concerned citizen who needs a leader.

    • Anonymous says:

      Were you at any of the marches/demonstrations that the PPM organised? Were you there in the LA and walked out when their motion wasn't brought to the floor and walked out in protest? I was and very few other people turned up. People talk up big time but when the chips are down, they "had to work", "couldn't find a babysitter", couldn't come because blah, blah, blah. People initiated action always works better because some people don't want anyone to think they are politically motivated. Never mind who starts the ball rolling, if you love your country, turn up!

    • Anonymous says:

      Memories seem to be short. The PPM has organised demionstrations in the past but did not get the level of public support needed to force the UDP to dump McKeeva. That is why they are calling on the public now. People are always saying they are looking for someone to lead and when leadership presents itself and looks behind most have scurried away in the shadows.

    • Anonymous!!!! says:

      What is the PPM waiting for. Ah bo bo, they are waiting on good leadership, thers not a leader in that bunch. Now take sime one like Ezzard Miller, he come to the people with it and go back and take action. Now you talk about bull cajones, this is what each district need, someone like him.

      You see how Alden jumped on board with Ezzard and Arden on the East End dock and the one man one vote issues once it was so popular, where is he now. Not a leader I must say.

      Get a job Alden, leave the running of Cayman and Mac to people like Ezzard and Arden.

    • Please read the press release says:

      The PPM is organizing the protest, they are calling on everyone to join with them.

       

      • I need a leader says:

        Perhaps the  press release should've stated the date and time of this so called demonstration and other courses of action the PPM are taking.

        Pointing to precious demonstrations not  being well attended by the public only underscores the PPM's lack of rallying power and also their lack of popularity, which I'm afraid doesn't help your argument.  Caymanians and residents alike do come out and march when they are effectively rallied and they have confidence in the movement. 

        As a past PPM voter (and they'll probably still have my vote if there are no other "viable" options come May), I am still waiting to see some dogged opposition to what the current government is doing. 

        Our MLAs are elected and paid to lead and do whatever is necessary to safeguard theses islands.

        I'm still waiting for a leader.

         

         

         

  32. Anonymous says:

    Mac is a millstone around all of our necks. We need to get rid of him before he takes the whole country down with him. The UDP MLA's are to blame just as much as him. They made him premier and they can remove him. If only they had the b@!!s to do so!

    Time for all of us to show that we will not let this man destroy our country. He will blame anyone he can, the Opposition, the UK, the Governor and hope that this disaster will make us all forget his track record and that he brought us to the brink of financial ruin.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Anyone notice that Ezzard is silent?

    CNS Note: Soon come I've only got one pair of hands…….

    • Just Sayin' says:

      Independece has always been Ezzards ultimate goal, of course he is silent.

    • Anonymous says:

      What more can Ezzard say? He has aleady condemned the actions of the Premier and good as predicted what is happening now. You better ask where Alden has been all along and why has he and PPM only just come out with their call for action of concerned citizens when they themselves should be acting and leading a march against the madness!

    • Anonymous says:

      I doubt very much that Ezzard will be keeping silent for long. Love him or loathe him, the one thing he isn't affraid to do is express his views. Tune in to Cayman Cross Talk on Tuesday morning! I can't wait 🙂

  34. Anonymous says:

    What a mess, and all due largely to to egotism. I pray we'll see men and women of integrity step forward next general election. And thank you, Mr.Simmons, for calling a halt to this insanity.

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Substitute, or at the least add, ” GREED ” to ” EGOTISM “.

    • Anonymous says:

      In my book, you are just as guilty of this whole mess if your only solution is to pray about it , in fact that was the proposed solution for many of the problems that UDP and the PPM manipulated  to hide thier ineffectual leadership. 

  35. Anonymous says:

    the usual… too little too late response from the ppm…..

  36. Anonymous says:

    Regardlee of McKeeva's flaws the Opposition and Alden need to show the voters that they deserve the leadership of the government. They seem to believe if the discredit McKeeva enough then they will be the defacto government after the next election.

    The country deserves better.

  37. Union Jack says:

    This letter shows one of the main failings of the PPM, their over-ardent nationalism.  It was not the UK intervention in the TCI which caused harm to the economy.  Rather it was years of corruption at the hands of Missick and his cronies.  The UK has come in and started the long process of sorting out the mess in TCI caused by the TCI.

    • Anonymous says:

      If the members of Misick's party had the willingness to bring a no confidence motion against him and voted him out of office when he started to mismanage TCI, there would have been no need for British intervention.  If Cayman had done likewise we would not now be faced with a similar situation.  Don't make the same mistake twice unless it pays.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Better late than Never I guess…what do we have to lose except or jobs, our way of life, our investments and our country…So let' go for it.

  39. Anonymous says:

    The PPM is a "Farce" and not the answer to the issues/problems facing the Cayman Islands at the moment.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      The PPM has not been silent on these issues where have you folks been? Have'nt you all read the newspapers? listen to the PPM on Rooster.  Where were you when the PPM brought 2 motions to get rid of the Premier but the motions did not pass because of not enough numbers in the LA.  What else could they have done?  The UDP themselves are the ones who could stop this- they could vote him out ?  But of course they probably won't do that..  The FCO is losing its patience.  You few UDPaffiliates who keep bashing the PPM- please do not let your hatred forr Alden blind your eyes.  He is doing all that he can constitutionally do?  It is all in the UDP's court.  If the Premier do not listen to the FCO then the only recourse they have is to take over.  They are treating that as the last resort they do not want the embarrassment and neither should we.  So it behoves you few UDP faithfuls to talk to your politicans and persuade them a motion of confidence against the Premier. Because there is no wide spread  corruption to clear up (except the alledge issues concerning the Premier (as far as we know) we should be ready to go again next year May, when the PPM will win the next election and bring back civility and respect to Cayman.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Alden,

    As the Leader of the Opposition, Please go to the LA on Monday and do your JOB and LEAD!!! Ask the Government to tell the people of the Cayman Islands why they feel so strongly about the decision they have made to amend and add a clause to the FFR.

    Stop asking people to take to the STREETS. You need to take your SEAT in the LA and REPRESENT!! Ask the right questions in order to get the right answers WE the people need and want to hear. Stop speculating and using the media to grand stand. That type of politics is not getting us the right answers. It is doing more harm than good.

    We want to know about the CLAUSE the Premier wants to add to the FFR. From what i am hearing it has to do with holding the FCO and England financially accountable and ultimately responsible for any harm or wrong doing brought to these islandsas a result of their actions and the resulting fall outs such as the law suits and the settlements i.e Tempura, Kelt, Henderson, Kournihan etc.etc.

    If that is the Clause he wants to add, then I for one am all for that amendment being added to the FFR. Lets add it, vote and pass the FFR into Law and get on with the business of moving this economy forward!!!

    Please Alden, do right by your Party and the People. Go and ask the right questions so we can get the answers we all want to hear. If it is to hold the FCO financially accountable then you should support it all the way!!!

  41. Anonymous says:

    PPM – we called you to action in the face of what appeared to be overt corruption in 2005. Your government was honest but you swept the evil under the rug. Now look what has happened since you left it to fester and grow! Remember that as you call for action!

  42. 5/ 2013 says:

    PPM please,please go back under your big rocks,you all are hoping to gain from all of this,poor poor opposition, thats what you all are,no solutions for our country only feeding off the UDP's failures,PPM will never get my vote.

  43. BORN FREE says:

    I agree with the PPM. The people have spoken out and complained against the UDP & it's mismanagement, selling out, & constant suspicions of corruption for the last 3 years & it has continually fallen on deaf ears (or uncaring ears). This is a very serious situation that the premier & his cronies have thrown us into and words & complaining will no longer do, it is time for action. If it is the PPM or whoever that leads a rebellion I am all for action NOW, because the premier simply does not listen to anyone. If we need evidence of that this situation is ample proof, he does not listen to the FCO, he does not listen to his cronies the pathetic spineless wimps, & he sure as hell does not listen to the Cayman people. I join with the PPM & call for ACTION NOW!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely Correct.  I am so glad to see the PPM calling it like it is.  They, like all of the rest of us here in Cayman, are calling for the UDP MLAs to force Bush to step down.  In the face of these desperate and reckless acts it is up to them – Julianna, Ralston, Mark, Mike to act.  Their deafening silence shows their agreement with Bush's disregard for Fiscal Responsibility and future of our country.

    It's time we take power back from them.  I'm ready to march.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Finally.  Thank you PPM!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Thank you PPM however I think your demonstration would do better if it was against the whole UDP party and not intended as a show of support for your party. 

  47. Anonymous says:

    We have been waiting for the PPM to condemn the madness, out the corruption, protect Caymanians, and require the rule of Law. Instead you left that to Arden and Ezzard and threw Chuckie under the bus. Your whinings now are frankly insulting and verging on pathetic. The PPM are mostly good people with integrity, but an inability to stand strongly enough for principle. The PPM stepped aside and let the freight train pass. Running after it now yelling stop is too liitle, too late.

  48. It is time says:

    I stand behind the PPM and completely endirse this call to action, we have to show the tyrants who they answer to and who can take away their so called power. They are all up in East End at a UDP Retreat plotting their next move. Lets make sure when they come back to the Capital their seats are filled with new representatives.

     

  49. Anonymous says:

    Isn't direct rule what a lot of Caymanians have been asking for. The UK to come in save them..

    • Anonymous says:

      Given the PPM’s failure to actively undo a single act of corruption last time, I think direct rule with an advisory body of Caymanian leading business people and civil servants is likely preferable.

      • Anonymous says:

        Failure to undo corruption? The only way to undo corruption is to investigate and prosecute which is not in the remit of the elected govt.. Complaints were made to the authorities who did nothing but announce 3 months before the 2009 election an announcement that there was "insufficient" evidence to charge. How exactly is that the PPM's fault? When Chuckie blew the whistle on Mckeeva he ended up being the subject of a Commission of Inquiry which did not cover his original complaint but instead focussed on whether he should have removed certain minutes that he believed showed corruption.

        Under no circumstances should any patriotic Caymanian want direct rule from the UK. Look at the damage that was done to TCI.    

    • Anonymous says:

      What Caymanians have been asking for is anything or anyone to replace UDP AND PPM. lets get rid of both of them in May.