Mac mum on 2013 SPS

| 26/11/2012

mac mary miller.jpg(CNS): The premier made no comment regarding what is normally one of government’s major political moments when he laid the Strategic Policy Statement for 2013/14 on the table of the Legislative Assembly on Monday. Although the presentation of the SPS is usually a major televised address from the country’s parliament, this year it was an exceptionally low key affair. McKeeva Bush suddenly produced the document, which came as a surprise to the opposition benches, and, as he presented what is considered a key government document, Bush limited his comments about it to the fact that it was early and complied with the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility now contained in the Public Management and Finance Law. 

CNS has not yet obtained a copy of the SPS but government sources say that it contains plans for a phased reduction in the civil service, as well as a cut in benefits for public sector workers and a centralization of procurement. It is understood that operational revenue predictions are down while government earning are up, according to the documents predictions.

Three years after he delivered the first SPS for this administration, in this latest SPS Bush points to the exact same infrastructure projects as the saviour of Cayman’s economy. The George Town cruise berthing facility, the ForCayman Investment Alliance, the expansion of Grand Cayman’s airport, Dr Shetty’s medical city and the Cayman Enterprise zone are all cited as areas that will generate income for government.

It is not clear when, or if, the premier plans to make a televised address on the document or file a motion for the parliament to debate the SPS, as is traditional, but CNS will post the document in full as soon as we are able.

Although the legislature has made very slow progress on its list of business over the last few weeks, the premier adjourned the Legislative Assembly Monday evening with no return date.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Leaders in business know that, if there is nothing good to say about a particular product line or service or aspect of the business, then you dont talk about it.

     

    Mac is doing the same thing here, except that he is not talking about anything, neither services nor revenues nor expenditures, which leads me to believe – IT ALL LOOKS BAD!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    He prob hasn’t read it yet…he surely didn’t author it, so…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mac says he will be Mumm for another two weeks, but it's Dom Perignon from then until elections!

  4. Knot S Smart says:

    Mac is keeping quiet because he saw on tv where they are talking about a fiscal cliff…

    And at the same time he dont even believe these projections himself..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just looks like gas to me…maybe hot air…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mac mum? I'd have thought this to be more a cause for celebration than consternation.

  7. Anonymous says:

    what can he say ??? better to say nothing then speak and prove yourself a fool

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well for once he keeps his mouth shut about things he does not understand, usual incompetence from the UDP. RESIGN

  9. Anonymous says:

    Because he doesn’t even believe his own bs anymore!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Where can I give Mac money for his Movember efforts?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Probably off on another trip somewhere, well, at the very least he did something on time, probably rain cats and dogs today.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Keke has aged 20 yrs older since the last election lol

  13. Anonymous says:

    he knows its not worth the paper its written on because the udp will be history in 6 months….

  14. Anonymous says:

    He is probably waiting to find out whose computer was used to write it.