UDP candidate forgot to pay fine for jury no-show

| 26/04/2013

37_Detailphoto.jpg(CNS): George Town United Democratic Party candidate and local business man, Renard Moxam, was ordered to pay a $500 fine in full this morning by the acting justice, Nova Hall. Moxam had been summoned to appear in the Grand Court on Friday morning after he failed to pay a fine handed down to him for not appearing for jury duty during the current session. Moxam, who entered the Grand Court dock after his party's leader, McKeeva Bush, following the adjournment of his theft case, was represented by Steve McField. The attorney apologised on behalf of his client and told the court that Moxam’s failure to pay was an oversight.

The attorney said that his client had been engaged in campaigning for the 22 May general election and he had simply forgotten to pay the outstanding $500 fine handed down by Justice Charles Quin, which is standard procedure when jurors don’t turn up to fulfill their civic duty without a lawful excuse.

Justice Nova Hall said she was willing to set aside the matter with no further action provided Moxam paid the court immediately in full.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love this:

    United Defendant'[s Party  🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    How can you refuse to turn up for jury duty and then "forget " to pay the fine? It's all so totally unbelievable. And this gentleman wants the public to vote for him to become a lawmaker? Incredible.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He could make it up to the court by volunteering to be a juror for McKeeva's trial.

  4. Anonymous says:

    He should be put in jail for not paying the fine and not showing up for jury duty.  Loser.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey, if you're not before the Court for one matter of the other, you're not a true UDP.


    Rayal, Johnny and Wallybetter get before the Court soon so that the UDP followers/kool-aid drinkers would believe they are worth a UDP wote.



  6. The lone haranguer rides again! says:

    Civic duty, smivic duty, good example Renard.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well this sounds an example of arrogant behaviour by someone who thinks the law is for the little people.  Sounds a perfect UDP candidate.

    • Anonymous says:

      Being busy with campaigning my ass! How arrogant!

      I wonder if such an excuse can also be used by the average person who is busy making a living with a full time and second part time job, while raising children …………or is that excuse only good for UDP wannabe politiricans.

      I wonder how much else he would "forget" if he would be actually holding a MLA position?

      People, hope you take note!

      • Anonymous says:

        Too busy campaingning to do what is right.  That gives you a bit of an idea how he would act if elected.  i.e.  just like the rest of the UDP past and present.  Too busy looking after thier personal gain to do right by the people.

  8. Anonymous says:

    UDP and complying with Laws is just about successful as Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner! Ain’t happening

  9. Anonymous says:

    Reynard you sold your business to Dart how do we know you not going to sell what's left of cayman to him? We sick of dart and or what he has done to this island. West bay looks like Miami there's nothing left of cayman. Look just behind the demolished hotel you will see stumps of trees which were cleared for more pavements. Where's the national trust? Oops forget he owns that too.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Any one voting UDP should be ashamed of themselves. Supporting UDP is saying to the world that you have no ethics, principles or one grain of respect for yourself and no conviction of wrongdoing. I say if UDP gets enough votes to form the next Government that we have let our Country down and take what you get.

    I have never seen such disregard for honesty and integrity in my life. It has become an epidemic and good has been outnumbered.

    I say to you that there is still a God and running around and getting baptized in various churches just because there is a large voting block won't go unnoticed by our Heavenly Father. He is still a just God

  11. Anonymous says:

    The UDP is a joke. Think back Cayman, the majority of the UDP have been in breach of the law in some manner shape or form. The many incidences of breaches of the law include; storming into radio stations, GBH or beating up someone who show interest in your spouce, using government credit cards in an unlaw manner. I'm sure others can think of many more

    Why would we ever vote for these jokers?  We must consider the example to our children and vote for honesty and integrity. We must take Cayman back to our honest and hardworking ancestors!!

    • Anonymous says:

      A joke? Yeah, a very sick joke! These UDP guys are racking up enough offences so the could soon run for the U.S. Congress!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not only UDP…..PPM has one that spent time in jail already….oh where, oh where are the honest men and women of this country???

  13. Anonymous says:

    Think ill ‘forget’ to vote for him.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Geez……he's not even elected yet and already breaking the law! Hear that Mac already had his training camp for all the new FRIES, no problem just ignore the law!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I note this man gives no reasons why he failed to attend for jury duty.  My guess is an overwhelming sense of self-importance.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Not paying the fine is bad enough, but really … Not showing up for jury duty? That is his civic duty and responsibility as a citizen of this country. If he could not own up to his duty before what would make anyone think he would own up to his duty as an elected official? — think before casting your vote

  17. Dred says:

    And there we go wondering what qualified him to be a UDP candidate and WHAMMO….now we know…..

    Can anyone tell me why it seems like you have to do something wrong to get on UDP team?

  18. Anonymous1 says:

    UDP fiscal policy?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Renard Mocks um.

  20. Anonymous says:

    You've got ten more to go and a whole four years to do it if you're going to compete with your boss, sir.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Oh no he's not. Just ask foolio how much he gave him to help keep mckeeva out of jail.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Come on now, what else is new? This is another fine example of UDP’s “above the law” mentality and he is only a candidate running in the upcoming election, imagine that!

  23. Anonymous says:

    UDP something for us all to strive for?   NOT!!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Not another UDP candidate. What's happening with these guys, you all seem to like that court house. I believe that any potential candidate who is having court appearances and has a bad character now should not be running in this election. They should do the right thing and have a little pride for themselves and country. I find it disgraceful and down right unbelievable that these things are going on in this Island. 

  25. Anonymous says:

    He didn’t care to do his civic duty and he certainly didn’t care to pay the fine cause like Mac Daddy he believes he’s above the law. People this is pretty much the same behavior our ex premier displayed when he was in power.


  26. Anonymous says:

    Moxam who entered the Grand Court dock after his party leader McKeeva Bush … lol, you simply cannot make this XXXX up

  27. St Peter says:

    Sounds like he is off to a good start…

  28. Anonymous says:

    Can someone tell me which one of the UDP crew is not under investigation or has not been fined, or does not have charges or a case pending.  What a total disgrace.

    Can't remember?  Sure it could happen, BUT you are running for office with the UDP so you should make sure you have your i's dotted and your t's crossed.

    Whoever votes for this bunch really needs to check into the hospital and have their head checked!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Oh give UDP a break CNS, do every little thing have to be made to seem as some major criminal offense. Did you really have to waste time publishing this, who really cares! It seems like any little thing negative about UDP is Published to make them all seem like criminals. How about some details on other candidates that are running or are all of them squeaky clean! Give UDP a break! Sheesh! Trust me I am not a big UDP supporter but it’s obvious for anyone to see what’s happening here.

    • Diogenes says:

      Because the fact that a want to be politician, who purportedly wants the job so he can serve the community, is not prepared to do his civic duty and serve on a jury, or comply with a court order, isnt really news, right?  Voters have no right to know about his attitude towards his civic responsibilites, or obeying the law, or even his apparent inability to remember these things, before electing him to office.  And what is with the "major criminal offence" line?  You think that if its a "minor" criminal offence its ok to vote someone into a position where they can write the laws of this country?  Who cares?  Every voter should care, and the fact that you do not tells me you are not worthy of the responsibility of voting.  

  30. Anonymous says:

    Follow d leada, leada! Except Renard got one up on him cos he not even got in yet and he jippin d Gov't!

  31. Anonymous says:

    How very UDP…you're supposed to do this stuff AFTER you're elected, noy before.

  32. Anonymous says:

    You really couldn’t make this stuff up. So how many candidates do we have now who are currently in trouble with the Law, or have been in their past? 9? 10? I am struggling to keep up!

  33. Chris Johnson says:

    What a joke. He forgot to pay a fine? One thing a normal citizen does, is not to forget to pay a fine. One does not forget CUC, Water and telephone otherwise you get cut off.

    And this guy is a leader? He needs withdraw his nomination and go back to flogging expensive wrist watches.

    • Dred says:

      Truer words have never been spoken.

      If he can't remember to pay a fine how can he remember all the other things.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Typical UDP

  35. The Wong. says:

    And that again is another reason why I would not vote for ANYONE remotely associated with the UDP…..

  36. Anonymous says:

    A no show for jury duty might sound like no big deal to some but it shows a disrespect for the responsiblity one has as a citizen. Every voter who has done their duty and shown up for jury duty should review this incident when voting.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Ok… Campaigning is a good reason to forget to pay the fine. What was the reason to not attend Jury Duty? I would have thought this would have been the most basic of ways to serve your country.

  38. Bitten Aints says:

    Allll Rigity then….The old footballer has started off on the wrong footing I see!!

    • Anonymous says:

      He got caught kicking for the wrong team and the ref decided it was a penalty.

  39. Anonymous says:

    If Cayman wants integrity

    Do not vote for any UDP

    • Anonymous says:

      After all Lyndon was not the worst Candidate. Alot of pressure was put on him as he was a strong candidate and was going to take julie out. Just hope he get himself a good lawyer and throw the books on them. How does some people sleep at night when they know all the dirt that they do, then hiding in the church.

  40. Anonymous says:

    That's not all he forgets to pay,

    and he now plan to increase our population by 40,000 to 95,000

    What a joke , cannot provide work for a population of 55,000 with 9000 on hand outs,

    whare will we get the $, ssssss for handouts for another 40,000.

    • Anonymous says:

      Umm, the other 40,000 won’t be Camsnian. They don’t get handouts.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually, there aremay non-Caymanians who do receive handouts. As soon as they received their PR they were down to Children and Family Services looking for assistance even though they had just attested that they would support themselves and their dependents on their PR application.  

  41. Not Interested says:


    If I didn't pay any sort of fine, I'd have to pay double, with no questions asked.


    This is why we need to be done of UDP, and PPM for that matter. Independent country needed. Back like we used to have it. The good ol' days. Them trying to tell us this country cannot run on independents. Well my boy, country was doing fine till about 20 years ago. When did the party system start? Alright then!

  42. Anonymous says:

    all lawyered up with Steve "Sacred Vessel" McField. from the top to the bottom. sad.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Typical UDP. If he can't manage to be responsible for something as simple as this how can he run the country?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Wow, another UDP oversight, what a surprise! 

  45. Anonymous says:

    …. And that the Cayman Islands is a sacred vessel and he should be able to ‘introduce’ himself at his bidding.

  46. Anonymous says:

    The failure to attend jury service shows how civic minded this candidate really is.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly not many people grasp the concept of civic duty.  A candidate for office should definitely be willing, able and eager to fulfill a civic duty when called on, to illustrate their ability and fitness to properly lead and guide the people of these Islands. Not paying a fine for avoiding a civic duty is, in my opinion, putting salt in the wound. 

  47. Anonymous says:

    Renard is too cheap to pay the fine

  48. Fo wha says:

    Surprise surprise…. Lol what next? Well the next few weeks are going to fun..
    Oh Reynard miss your tee time this morning? What a shame…..

  49. Anonymous says:

    UDP and the rule of law – LOL

  50. Anonymous says:

    Given that it seems that one or more have to attend on a regular basis maybe they could all hold their strategy and committee meetings there on a regular basis to be more efficient.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Moxam, just because you've made your first udp public appearance doesn't necessarily entitle you to show up in court.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Now that we have a $50 million surplus can we please have a special courtroom for the udp with their own special judge? It seems to me this would free up our regular judges by at least fifty percent. 

  53. Anonymous says:

    Can you please stay out of court at least until you get elected sir?