Bush’s top civil servant says don’t rush to judge

| 12/12/2012

LEONARD (234x300)_0.jpg(CNS): The chief of staff from the premier’s office, Leonard Dilbert, has called on the people not to judge his boss as he said that McKeeva Bush had not been charged of any offence. In an unusual move for a civil servant, Mr Dilbert released a statement in his official capacity on Tuesday evening pointing out that "being suspected of having done something is far from it having been proven,” and lamenting his belief that being accused of wrongdoing tainted a person's reputation in Cayman, even if they are cleared. “It is also important to remind the people of the Cayman Islands not to rush to judgment,” he stated.

Dilbert said that negative press regarding leaders and those with a high public profile affected everybody. He urged the community to “all examine ourselves if we feel moved to condemn the person who may be under a cloud.”

The senior civil servant went on to say that, “we all sin every day, in word and thought and deed,” before urging people to pray for the premier.

“I do not presume to speak in his defence, only to say that any fair minded person must acknowledge that he has worked hard and long in the interests of the people of the Cayman Islands,” Dilbert added in his statement about the premier, posted in full below.


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  1. Peter Zuffrie says:

    Mr Dilbert you did not convert the public into being better-thinking people by this Statement. Whether you like it or not, Mr Dilbert, your Statement comes across one way only: you are taking the side of the Premier.

    The public also remembers. The public remembers that Mr Dilbert previously worked as a Permanent Secretary to Mr Bush and, he resigned. One of the main stated reasons for Mr Dilbert's resignation was that Mr Bush went-out, started projects and made decisions, all without saying anything to Mr Dilbert. Sound familiar? Nowadays, it is MoUs being signed without Mr Bush's fellow Ministers  knowing about: until they learn about it via a newspaper photo and article. What did Mr Dilbert do when this type of bahaviour occurred: he resigned.

    Two questions Mr Dilbert:

    i)  isn't this the same Mr Bush – why did you resign as a result of his behaviour previously and now say he should be given the benefit of the doubt; and

    ii) isn't the present wrong-doing that Mr Bush is accused of now, far more serious than those factors that caused you to resign many years ago?

    Please, Mr Dilbert, understand that the public is capable of thinking for itself without a "giddy" lecturing from you – we have a brain too.

    Perhaps, Mr Dilbert needs to lecture to the Caribbean University that it is making a mistake in withholding a previously promised Hon Doctorate from Mr Bush.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry to see that Leonard has become such a pompous deluded individual, so presumptious that he can advise the general public on how to behave. Jesus Christ have mercy on us all. We know he has always been a man of obscure words and thoughts and tortured prose unassociated with action until he got this job writing speeches for Mr Bush and being his "brain' (what happened to Richard Parchment?) but this reveals him as a real McKeeva wimp and I hope when Mr Bush departs, NO provision within the civil service will be made to keep him employed on his present outrageous and undeserved salary. And NO special retirement benefits. He made his UDP bed, let him lie on it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What has he done for Caymanians?  Ok lets see here…give away our land to Dart, try to overflood our islands with cheap Chinese labour, give away 3000 status to Jamaicans many of whom are now depending on Government/tax payers money to feed them, embarrassed us internationally, waste our money globe trotting, giving millions to his church when we do not even have a facility for the mentally handicapp or a juvenile detention center or learning center, and the list goes on but I must get back to work so I can scape enough money together to pay my CUC bill next week.  Thanks for all you have done for your own people "The Dishonorable Premier".     

  4. Anonymous says:

    Let's not rush to judgment on Mr. Dilbert. I would like to wait a few days just to see if perhaps Richard Parchment did not have access to his computer and electronic signature.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well, Mr Dilbert has nailed his (UDP/Bush) colours to the mast and after the next election he will have to be found a job in one of these government departments for the "don't know what to do with them" civil servants, like the Museum or the Protocol Office. At the same exhorbitant salary of course.

    • noname says:

      Good grief,

      Give Leonard a break. Had he not said anything your complaints would all be

      "Well where is Leonard Mac's Assistant? Can't please everyone.

      • Anonymous says:

        No 11:18, a definite "no", we would NOT have complained if he had kept quiet because that is exactly what a civil servant of his rank is supposed to do. Have you heard from any other senior civil servants? No. Of course, in that job Dilbert should NOT be a civil servant but I suppose he managed to keep his civil servant status because every one of his superiors was too afraid of Mckeeva and too intent on not upsetting a Caymanian civil servant to insist he give it up. Well, he will probably go down with his captain and the UDP ship.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I was relishing the nice break from listening to Elio's usual hot air drivel (notice how quiet he been lately?) when I logged on and read this utterly mindless statement, which made me do a double-take to check the photo to see if it was Elio or not, because hey, CNS could have gotten the name wrong and also posted the wrong photo.  However, when I saw the statement was really from Leonard, I wondered to myself, could Elio somehow have gotten a face transplant (you know, like on Mission Impossible) and successfully passing himself off as Leonard?   Because if this really is coming from Leonard, then I only have a word of advice for you – a man in your position should know when to remain quiet, otherwise people will mistake you for Elio.  And that, my friend, you wouldn't want to ever happen, because it woud be a death-dealing blow to your aspiring career.

    • Anonymous says:

      Aspiring career? Dilbert can only survive within the CS as he has no actual worthwhile skills that are of any use in holding down a regular job. He earns plenty for doing exactly what? He’ll no doubt keep a soft job with no real responsibility within the C S but he’s a great example of wasters who should be cleared out by the next Govt

  7. Anonymous says:

    Jamaican's swore Dudus was innocent too; many gave their lives fighting for him not to be extradicted to face his sins.  They all proclaimed he was innocent until proven guilty!  When Dudus finally faced the music, what did he do?  PLEAD GUILTY! 

  8. Anonymous says:

    You mean he did not have time

    To put this garbage in a rhyme

    Or in  that philosophical prose

    That he likes to compose

  9. Dreadlock Holmes says:

    Mr. Dilbert,

    May I remind you that the ongoing police investigations have obviously come to the conclusion that there is now enough evidence to warrant an arrest and questioning of the Premier. Those are the facts the public are now faced with. It is also quite apparent that, previous to this, there may have been requests from the police for cooperation from the Premier, and it is also possible that having received none (I believe stonewalling is the correct term) they have resorted to an arrest being made in order to acquire testimony from him. Therefore it's possible the arrest, and the embarrassment, could have been prevented had the Premier been forthright from the beginning.

    Your statement strives to turn this entire episode around and make the public feel guilty. This was a tactic used quite often by the Premier. And still is.  To sum up and educate you on this matter- the public is guilty of nothing. Your boss may very well be by the look of it. 

    Also, the public is not being questioned in relation to any crimes. Your boss is.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Leonard, you just can't help making a prat of yourself; habit of a lifetime. 

  11. Anonymous says:

    He needs to be severely disciplined but it is hard to see Franz doing that to a fellow West Bayer. That's the problem in Cayman. And of course if the Governor does it, it's limey this and colonialism that and Uk plotting etc etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      You are probably right Wed, 12/12/2012 – 18:56.  I would just like to say how much our former Deputy Governor, Mr. Donnie Ebanks, is missed! He had the brass to stand up and deal fairly and honestly with everyone. No one had to wonder where they stood with Mr. Ebanks because he is a man of integrity and honesty and would say to your face what he had to say, not behave one way before your face and then stab you in the back as soon as you turned away. I hope he is enjoying his retirement but we miss him and the upstanding Head of the Service that he was.

  12. Almost a Saint says:

    The senior civil servant went on to say that, “we all sin every day”.

    Well, I don’t sin everyday and that’s the F###ing Truth.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am a cvivl servant, and this was an insult to my integrity!

  14. John A. Fleming says:

    I am a little confused, is Mr. Dilbert a Civil Sevant of Her Majesty's Government answer only to the Crown or a Political appointee made by the Premier who is now under investigation. Depending on the answer to this question I hope that I will be able to come to some valid conclusion as to the reliability of his remarks after which I will be able to make my judgement relative to this unfortunate affair for both the citizens of this country and it's standing in the world financia industryl

  15. Anonymous says:

    It wasnt me .

    I didn't sign it!

  16. Cheese Face says:

    Don't you dare ask me to "examine" myself. I have stolen nothing from anyone. XXXXX

  17. Anonymous says:

    Sweet music is that each one of you who are condeming Dilbert and others, better keep a close watch on your own family during the season and New year.  God is watching, and I am sure he is going to step in and take charge of some of you all.  Mark these words.  God judges by the heart.  Your heart is not clean so you better change your ways.

    • Anonymous says:

      Spoken like a true Bushit.  I just talked to God and he said not to listen to you.

  18. Anonymous says:

    The appropriate stance of a civil servant in this matter is to remain silent and let the process be completed. This was badly advised, however pious it is intended to appear.

    Obviously, it is an issue whether he has indeed "worked hard and long in the interests of the people of the Cayman Islands". And let us not confuse sins with crimes. God is there to judge our sins. The Law and the courts are there to judge our crimes. Are you seriously saying that no one should be prosecuted for crimes because we have all sinned?    

  19. Anonymous says:

    Good for you Leonard!  Think we should all think this way!

    • Anonymous says:

      Good job Leonard. People always complaining that civil servants can't speak up and when they do, the public cry you down because you are not saying what they want to hear.

      Don't beleive that the Premier is guilty and time will tell.

      God bless the Premier and his family.

    • Anonymouse Man says:

      Leonard,…..Leonard,…. are you serious Leonard? serious? We have all sinned but that is no reaosn why we should also be allowed to steal and get away with it. Sin is not necessarily a crime by the way! Chief of staff, what a mess..  

  20. Anonymous says:

    Yes he has indeed "worked hard and long in the interests of the people of the Cayman Islands". That's why we can't afford to pay our utility bills. That's why he has had three criminal investigations hanging over his head for three years now. That's why his church is splurging on two million dollars of our money.  That's why the UK continues to drop the hammer on him including being forced to intervene in every brain fart that comes from him. God help the people of the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      So very true and while they are crowding the media with avowals of the innocence of our premier, the poor people ot the islands are suffering severely.  I have 2 bed-ridden family members in my house.  Prior to all this, I got a purchase order from DCFS to assist in buying their incontinence supplies. Suddenly, there is no money to take care of the sick anymore, so where has it all gone?  I suffer from RA and have no way to be able to deal with two family members who suffer from incontinence, but for all like me, there is no offer of anything.  SO WHERE IS THE PREMIER, ASK HIM TO NBUY ME 2 CASES OF DEPENDS FROM PRICED RIGHT.

  21. Anonymous says:

    "We all sin everyday"…..So just pray and you will be forgiven….BS

  22. Anonymous says:

    Fair enough Mr. Dilbert. We will ask you to speak again in a year's time to see where you stand.



  23. Anonymous says:

    One has to wonder why Mr. Dilbert is in such a rush to judge the public.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Good heavens! Has Leonard lost his mind? It's understandable that he must be worried about his own future, especially if Mr Bush resigns, but it was very unwise of him to make this statement. I would think the Governor and Deputy Governor would want to have a word with him about this.

  25. Anonymous says:

    This is absolutely outrageous. Mr Dilbert has allowed his partisan views on Mr Bush to cloud his judgement of what is appropriate from a civil servant in these circumstances. Senior civil servants should have NO comment to make on this matter but should simply be getting on with the business of running the country, something that I am sure all of them, except Mr Dilbert, are doing. And by the way, when he became so called Chief of Staff, Mr Dilbert should have been made to give up his civil servant status. It is a political position and cannot or should not be held by a civil servant, Finally, let us all remember the top civil servant is not Leonard Dilbert, it is Franz Manderson.

    • Anonymous says:

      Then perhaps the so called top civil servant will take the necessary action to deal with Mr. Dilbert for his stepping outof line OR perhaps the lack of action,which will likely be the case, will show us why Mr. Dilbert felt that he should act in this way.

  26. Anonymous says:

    What in the hell is going on here? McKeeva is an elected official, and Leonard is a Civil Servant. Leonard is not the Head of the Civil Service. His job is to implement policy, whether he agrees with it or not, so why is he releasing statements that have nothing to do with policy? Oh, I forgot how the "selection process" went for him to get the top-level post. He is someone McKeeva can wok wid.


    Instead of asking people to pray for McKeeva, he should be asking them to pray for justice. XXXXX

  27. Anonymous says:

    classic muppet puppet

  28. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone expect anything other than that from Leonard?  Poor Jennifer!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Dilbert was impressively articulate in his statement, unlike the UDP.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I need a bucket! Quick. Too late…………… 🙁

    • Anonymous says:

      Leonard we have been praying that God would restore honour and integrity to our island home and our prayers are being answered.  God is moving in his fair and just way.  Because it is not going the way of the Premier and your way does not mean that God is not granting our request.  God moves in a mysterious way or as an old gentleman preacher would say, "God moves in mischievious ways"  There are still some of us who does not condone corruptions -are you one of us?