Eastern allies won’t help UDP

| 09/05/2013

ex n ard (219x300)_1.jpg(CNS): The two independent incumbent candidates in North Side and East End will not work with a United Democratic Party or even support a coalition Cabinet with any members who ran on the UDP platform in this election, the men told CNS Wednesday. Both Ezzard Miller (NS) and Arden McLean (EE) said they were confident of victory and asked electors in the other three constituencies in Grand Cayman not to give a single vote to the UDP. Ezzard Miller said that if the UDP managed to squeeze into government as a result of the split vote in George Town, he believed the UK could impose direct rule and confirmed that he would not support a single UDP candidate to be part of any government.

Miller said he hoped to see a mix of PPM and independent candidates returned across the rest of the islands but if he was forced to choose he would back the PPM, and while he would not serve in a Progressive Cabinet, he would offer his support to that party if necessary to keep the hands of government away from former premier McKeeva Bush. Arden McLean, a former member of the PPM and a close ally of Miller, said he would work with anyone except the UDP and would not support a UDP led coalition.

If McKeeva Bush has the largest group in the LA on 23 May, Miller told CNS that he would not support a single candidate in any position who had run on the platform with the former premier. “I have told all of them that," Miller stated, adding that he would not support Bush in the position of speaker either.

“I am not going to be part of a PPM Cabinet but I would support them to form a government if I was forced to choose,” he stated. Miller said that he did have some philosophical differences with the Progressives and, as a result, he was confident that there would be a balanced mix of candidates returned in the major districts, which would result in a coalition between independent members and the PPM.

Urging everyone not to vote for any UDP candidates in any district, Miller warned what could happen if the UDP were able to gain control of government.

“I believe that should the unthinkable happen and they wind up with enough seats to form a government or be in a bargaining position to do so, the UK would suspend the constitution,” the North Side candidate stated. “The people in all three major districts in Grand Cayman need to consider that when they go to the polls, especially those voting in West Bay.”

Miller said he believed that the political parties would win or lose the election in George Town and he was confident that the people in the capital would have the sense not to vote for anyone on the UDP ticket, as he predicted a split between the PPM and the independent candidates running in the capital.

Miller reminded voters that the UDP leader had been removed from Cabinet twice now, as he referred to Bush’s departure following the First Cayman Bank scandal in the 1990s and his more recent difficulties.

“The leader of the UDP is before the courts facing eleven serious criminal charges,” Miller added. “It is inconceivable that the electorate can support him or any of the people running on his platform as their very appearance on that platform indicates they support him in his bid to regain the position of premier. People simply must not vote UDP.”

McLean echoed the sentiments of his political ally and added that they were both going head to head with candidates who may profess to be independent but who were both supported directly by the UDP. The independent incumbent for East End told CNS that he was confident of victory in his district because he had worked very hard on the ground and the voters there know that not only does he have the experience but he also has integrity.

“I am confident in the voters' judgement to be able to distinguish who is the most credible candidate to be their representative in parliament and who also has the ministerial experience,” he said. He added his support to Miller’s position that a vote by anyone in the larger districts for a UDP candidate was a dangerous thing as he gave his staunch commitment to opposing any efforts by that party to cobble together a government on the morning of 23 May.

“I am not going to be part of making any UDP government. I will work with anybody but I will not work with any candidates who are returned on the United Democratic Party ticket,” he said, pointing to the last four years and the more recent arrest of the former premier.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I know not about any other district but I know Arden Mclean will be going back in for Eastend.. John Jr (Johnnie) looking for a job but he needs to apply else where as this is not a joke and the state that this country is in we really don’t need a yes man right now

    • Anonymous says:

      Too right. Poor Johnnie wouldn't know which end was up for the first 6 months.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like it's going to be lonely time in the Southesast corner for the next four years…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hot off press…the Galloping poll

    Cayman Brac-Moses K and Julie OCC
    East end-Johnnie McLean
    North side- Ezzard miller.
    Bodden town- Anthony Eden, Theresa P, Mark Scotland Dwayne Seymour
    George Town- Mike Adam , Kurt Tibbetts, Alden McL, Roy Mctaggart, Walling W, Elio Solomon
    West Bay: McKeeva Bush, Bernie Bush, Capt Eugene, Tara Rivers.

    UDP -7
    PNA- 3
    PPM – 4
    Independents -4

    Stay tuned for more breaking polls.

    • Anonymous says:

      What exactly do you think you are trying to prove 01.40? The fact the you are writing this at 01.40 means you are either high or drunk and absolutely not worth listening too. I suspect the same applies when you are sober.

      All you are trying to do is infer that you have talked to all islanders and you know what the results will be, in an effort to get others to believe same so they vote as you want them too. Do you know how insane you sound? Its also called bullying, go to the course tomorrow on bullying and get some help.


      Voters, only you in your hearts know who you will vote for, don't listen to these muppets and puppets trying to fool you with all kinds of jiggery pokery

      • Anonymous says:

        @08:56    I can tell you that 1:40 is correct. But I will see you blog here after May 22nd to apologise to 08:56.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah you need to attend a bullying course with the forever honerable. Problem is we understand his consultancy fees run like $750,000.00, ouch.

    • Anonymous says:

      lol. You're funny. That is wishful thinking if ever I saw it. The UDP will get a max of 5 seats. The PPM will get at least 2, possibly 3 seats in BT, and 3 in GT. EE is clearly for Arden McLean (don't believe the hype of Jonnie's supporters). Trust me, the UDP will not form the next govt. It will be a PPM led coalition govt. Mark it down.   

      • Peanuts says:

        UDP big fat 0.

      • semi pro says:

        as long as Alden isn't one of the PPM, im cool with that

        • Anonymous says:

          All you people busy hating on Alden because of the false perception that he's arrogant better be thankful for what he has done for this country. The history books will show and accomplished and dignified statesman who bit the bullets to take this country forward.

        • Anonymous says:

          He will be one of them. Don't follow the C4C/UDP polls.

    • Anonymous says:

      At least the fights would move from the cafeteria to the car park.

    • Anonymous says:

      anon 0140 please do not use drugs when making comments on CNS.

      When John John admitted that Mac threw them under the bus their careers as politicians went with the comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      McKeeva………you are not supposed to make your wish list known. And that’s exactly what this is…a wish list…. So you blogging now Big Mac……and here we are thinking you didn’t like CNS!!!!! Curwell stands more chance than Bernie gettin a seat in West Bay and he not running.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a sensible position by both Ezzard and Arden and something that needed to be said. Voting to put the UDP back in power after the last four years is a vote to continue the same policies and the "anything-goes" leadership style of Mr. Bush that got us nowhere since 2009. These gentlemen should rightly not align themselves with the UDP, which has demonstrated that it works best when it has a bunch of yes men and sycophants who can't think for  themselves, much less think and act in the best interest of the country.Surely, if the UDP is returned to power (and God help us all, if that happens!) Ezzard and Arden will need to be in the LA to be the check and balance against all the craziness that they will return to, as surely as spots stay on a leopard.

  5. Harrow says:

    You cannot just sit there and speculate on what the UK will do. If the UK did not think Cayman could handle electorial Government they would not allow it. You think its just easy to walk in and oust a Government like that, albeit a colonial Government? It has to be dire emergency. UK is a member of the EEC and they have to abide by international rules and protocals.

    Perhaps the man who is throwing out this idea (Ezzard)if he was in a position to do so, evern a cough  you make he would kick out the colonial government. Its not a dictatorship you know it is based on democratic principles and partnership between Cayman and UK.

    Unless someone from UK Government or the MI5 told Mr Miller this, then it is just that, a theory, or in the least, a wish on Mr. Miller's part. The world will not end if Mr Bush wins the upcoming election. I have seen conflicts in dependent territories before and I have read about them in history. Britain will not overthrow a colonial government without compelling reasons and those reasons are not interpreted by neither Mr. Miller or Mr.Mclean.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard and Arden … Men of Honesty, Integrity & Justice…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth said he will work with UDP….

  8. Big Whopper says:

    Did NOT see this one coming at all……well…maybe just a little bit…

  9. Whodatis says:

    It is times like these that I wonder if our politicians take us for fools.

    I am not a UDP supporter, but a government formed via the democratic process cannot be suspended and disbanded by the UK or any other entity.

    What would that say about their (supposed) belief in democracy?

    All of the scaremongering should be put aside and candidates should just get on with the job of genuine campaigning.

    After all, when all is said and done, the most crucial question of the upcoming election is: "Who is Dart voting for?"

    • Anonymous says:

      That's not hard to figure out.

      Dart is voting for a C4C-UDP-PNA coalition.  Just look at where all the C4C live and work — Camana Bay.  Winston Connolly, Jude Scott (Ernst & Young), James Bergstrom (Ogier), Roy McTaggart (wife works for Dart), not to mention most of them live in Camana Bay.

      And look at all the sweet deals UDP-PNA has given Dart.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Who Mr Dart votes for is entirely his choice and absolutely none of our business. If somebody tried sticking their nose in your business you would be the first to tell them to back off. Afford that man and every other one the same respect.

    • Anonymous says:

      Whodatis – you first sentence is simply staggering in light of the TCI situation. Was the TCI govt. not formed via a democratic process? The similarities are glaringly obvious.

      Take it from me, it very possible. 

    • Anonymous says:

      The "Coalition 4 Camana"?

  10. Anonymous says:

    To be fair, if I reside in a district with 4 or 6 votes, and we are going to continue this farse of multiple votes, then I should be able to exercise those votes as I see fit, including voting for one sole candidate 4 or 6 times if I desired to do so.  The independent candidates will be hard pressed to gain control unless all district votes are counted the same way.  The elections officials and observers should allow voters to exercise all of them in any way they choose for this election.  As it stands now, people may vote for one or 2 of their favorites and then may opt to allocate spare votes to their teammates so as "not to waste them".  Little wonder that these thousands of "waste votes" amount to the election of bozo party teammates every time.  We should want to put a stop to that, in the best interest of this nation.

    • Anonymous says:

      OMOV is the answer.  That's why I'm voting straight PPM.  They are the only party that has committed to pass OMOV.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think people should understand that in the event that the UDP regains power and Mr.. Bush is again the Premier and – read this carefully – IF he is found guilty in any of the charges brought against him, and sentenced to a term of 12 months or less – WE COULD HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A PREMIER WHO IS RUNNING THE COUNTRY FROM NORTHRWARD PRISON! THINK ABOUT IT!

    That maybe when the UK will impose direct rule??

    • Diogenes says:

      Not sure that is right.  Any conviction involving dishonesty, no matter the duration of imprisonment, would be sufficient to disqualify him.  Look at Mr Martin.  Moreover, I maybe wrong, but I thought the reference to 12 months imprisonment is to the sentencing guidelines, not the sentence i.e. if you could have been sentenced to more than 12 months it counts, even if the judge sentenced you to a lesser period of imprisonment. 

      • Anonymous says:

        First 3 sentences correct, last sentence incorrect. S. 62 of the Constitution says "is serving or has served a sentence of imprisonment exceeding 12 months imposed upon him by any court". It also explains that such a sentence includes suspended sentences.  


    • Anonymous says:

      What foolishness is this? Do you honestly think that Mr. Bush would be running the government from prison?

  12. Really? says:

    This is more made up Poll results!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Did not really need Ezzard or Arden to come out and say this. Anyone who understands how things work will know the main reasons Cayman is not in a Turks and Caicos scenario right now is:


    Step 1:  Compromised Premier was removed by his own government (without UK intervention)


    Step 2:  Elections near enough so that the people will be allowed to return a competent, honest government in the current year (again without UK intervention)


    Anything short of a Progressives/Independents coalition government, thereby saving the reputation of the Cayman Islands, will result in a Turks and Caicos type intervention which all of these years later is still not fully resolved with the T&C Premier on the run, having to be extradited out of Brazil, etc, etc.


    Combine this with the Honorary Consul breach of conduct story from yesterday and who knows what else the UDP/PNA are pulling behind the scenes, Dart trying to save face by pulling out of further NRA negotiations, so that the "Imminent" PWC report "can now be released", UK inteverention is a very REAL consideration for those going to the polls on May 22. 



  14. Raffael says:

    Never count your chickens before they hatch???? The voters will decide this toomany of our politicians have become so arrogant that they can now predict and dictate their own legacy and chart their own path without the input of the people who elected them. Counting out the people who just dont count have got some people in trouble many many times.

    • Dennis Smith says:

      What you say is often true but in this case both politicians have declared their intentions early enough so that their constituents can decide how they feel and where they stand on the position and vote according.

      In reality positions change based on events, issues and responsibilities. A good politician will support good legislation, so no matter who forms the government nothing is lost by taking this position. One thing about Mr. Miller and Mr. Mclean, they are not trying to please everybody with wishy-washy statements. They take positions and announce them, so you always know where they stand, even if you don’t agree. It seem to me this is a quality that everyone is advocating for.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, so you favour Julianna's approach that she will work with anyone (including McKeeva's UDP) to get a ministerial seat if that is what her constituents want? Knowing full well that Brackers crave a seat in Cabinet that is as good as saying she will rejoin McKeeva if she can wrangle a cabinet seat for herself. If so, what was the point of ousting him as premier last December? Was it not about doing the right thing as they claimed? The situation has only got worse since then. Now he is charged with 11 serious criminal offences and is facing trial. Was it only a power grab?

      You are confusing arrogance with leadership and integrity. They are declaring their intentions if they are elected and their constituents can elect them or not on the basis of their statements. Either way their integrity will be intact.    

      But spin away if you must.  

  15. WHAT !!!!!!! says:

    Now Thats what you call REAL MEN with BACK BONE..

  16. Anonymous says:

    C4C candidates need to come clean on this critical issue. If you are faced with the option of forming a Government with UDP/PNA or PPM, which way will you go? I am much afraid that the answer is UDP/PNA, why else would they all be mute on this very important issue. Mac has apparently offered C4C an alliance deal and it looks like C4C has taken it. Why else would none of these candidates state their position? XXXXX

    • Anonymous says:

      I get the opposite sense.  The few UDPers that attendedthe Chamber events had more in common with PNA and less in common with PPM and Independents.  In fact, the last term of the UDP is what drove all of these intelligent new candidates to run without party affiliation.  Not everything is s conspiracy theory. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Various C4C and independent candidates have come out and publicly said they wont support any party leader as premier which means they will only support one of their own as leader, because if the premier is any member of a party he or she would in effect be the new party leader if they weren't already.

      Ezzard and Arden are saying they will help form a Government with anyone except UDP. They have deliberately left open the possibility of teaming up with the PNA candidates.

      If we elect a UDP govt, we can expect continued dissarray and uncertainty.

      Electing a variety of C4C and independent candidates means no cohesive plan, no clear leader and much back room deal making. The likelihood of a coalition government lasting the full 4 years is next to none under the present system whereby the premier can wake up any morning and replace ministers etc. Independent candidates worked under the old constitution but not now. For that to work we would need to discontinue the new constitution, even Truman would have to admit that.

      While i will not be voting any UDP candidates because i do not think they have the credibility to lead, i am also now  moving away from C4C and independent candidates as there will be too much uncertainty and i am not sure what i am voting for as they have no manifesto and there is nothing to hold them accountable for really.

      The only real choice is to vote for a new PPM government to bring confidence back to government and the country. They have a reputation of being honest and transparent and i believe they are genuine and truly care. Overspending will not be a problem as we are now bound by the new FFR arrangements with the UK. At least with the PPM i know what i am voting for – and at least that transparent.

      • Anonymous says:

        This post is so true it could be Bible leaf.  No wonder there are so many thumbs down. But the Truth remains regardless.

      • Anonymous says:

        At least you acknowledged PPM overspent during their term. Sadly, they will do the same again because they have no real solutions or vision for the mess that they largely got us into. For there to be any real change leadership has to change PPM’s argument with the FS at the end of their term was it was their job to spend the money and it was Ken’s job to account for it! That is not mindset that is going to get us on the right track again.

        • Anonymous says:

          They CAN'T do the same again because of the FFR. There is new blood in the PPM.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Good…and thank you for having the decency to draw a line in the sand as far as allowing Mac to return to power,

    If UDP do get back in I hope UK will take over, we can't face another 4 years of dictatorship and corruption.

    • Anonymous says:

      OK, but just to clarify, I hope this also applies to former UDP potentially soon again UDP (read now PNA)?!?!?!

      They are just as bad cause they have all proven that they are useless!

  18. Anonymous says:

    "Bush" …………."speaker"? In the U.K. the position is entrusted to a person acknowledged by the members as being possessed of great personal integrity. How could someone with Bush's track record have his name even mentioned in the same breath? it's beyond lunatic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, but the last 4 years have been beyond lunacy too………..

    • Anonymous says:

      Besides he's already promised the post of speaker to one of his new best friends…a prominent lady follower.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I agree. But…..if we vote for quasi-independent C4C candidates how do we know that they won’t swing With UDP or PNA? Before I vote in George Town, I want a promise NOW from all indpendents that if they are elected on May 22nd they will NOT form a government with any UDP or PNA. How can we trust any Independent who will not come out publicly to say which party they will swing towards if they are elected. We just can’t take that chance . So, please independents tell us before we are swayed to cast our straight vote for PPM cause we KNOW PPM will not be horse trading with the UDP or PNA.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dahling – promise only comfort to a fool!


    • Anonymous says:

      The only people you know FOR SURE that ARE NOT UDP are PPM candidates. All others, except Arden and Ezzard, are suspect of aligning themselves with UDP if they get in.

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem with just about everything in this country is lack of independent- factual thoughts and talk. The "herd"mentality will always have a stronghold on this community if we continue to allow one person/persons to force their opinions on us (as facts) and we fall for it "hook line and sinker'.

      Ezzard and Arden are entitled to their opinion but that in no way should cause a stirring of the the voting public. I would not follow any of these men. One has been ineffective in actually helping his district and the other has done nothing short of rabble rouse the citizenry then back away in smuggness to watch the fallout.

      Vote your conscience on May 22  and do not follow the herd.      

      • Anonymous says:

        Arden has been quite effective in helping his district even though your buddy McKeeva tried to thwart that by giving public money to Johnnie to do projects and campaign against him. 

    • I andI DRead says:

      Stop the Press stop the speculation comrades.  When them people get in they will look out for demselves yall know that. so no matter what they say and how much ona get stressed elect them and wait 4 years later to see them on ya doorstep again.

  20. C4C all the Way says:

    People need to remember no matter which UDP members get in, if Bush gets in, then that means Cayman will have another four years of McKeeva Bush!  People is that what you really want?

  21. Anonymous says:

    These men are looking out for Cayman’s best interest. Anyone that thinks McKeeva Bush should be the next Premier has really lost their mind. So if you vote for UDP you are saying that and if you are running with hi. You are saying that. This country’s reputation is at stake here. Please do the sensible thing and don’t vote UDP. My children need a future.

  22. Amen says:

    For standing up, both Ezzard and Arden deserve to be considered for Cabinet seats in the Next Government.


  23. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard forPremier and Arden for Deputy Premier! Men of courage, conviction and leadership.

    • Hoping for better days says:

      are you serious? please….grow a brain cell! just one would do you good.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I am sure the feeling is mutual!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Miller really swings a heavy hammer, a UDP win does not mean UK direct rule..His implications are just more of his scare tactic style of politicing… He has never supported the UDP so it's no surprise that he wouldn't now….Fact…

    This election is a real slug fest..

    • Anonymous says:

      Err… Miller DID support the UDP to form the govt. in 2009. He rapidly discovered his error. 

      • I and I Dread says:

        bull crap miller could not have his way dat why he left.  Once a miller always a MIller, remember the coowboy hat and boots in fron t of the Assembly.  A leopard never changes hid spots and a hyena always shrilling.

        • Anonymous says:

          That's a gross generalization of the Millers and I'm sure they don't all appreciate it

    • Anonymous says:

      Ezzard stated he would help the UDP form a government just before Election Day 2009. Sometimes I think he just likes opposing whichever government is in power. However, I do commend both these candidates for stating what they will and will not do post election. How about you do the same C$C?

  26. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely agree with you and my family and I are not voting for any UDP or anyone connected to them.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Breaking News!!!!We Polled 14000 Registers Voters Gallup Polls

    The Cayman political Landscaping is changing.Latest Polls reviews 2 weeks before election.


    1-Mike Adams(UDP);2-D. Kurt Tibbets(PPM);3-Roy Mctaggart(C4C);4-Jude Scott(C4C);5-Walling(wally) Whittaker(UDP);6-Winston Churchill Conolly(C4C)


    1-McKeeva Bush(UDP);2-Rolston(Rollie) Anglin(PNA);3-Cline(CG) Glidden(PNA);4-Bernie Bush (UDP)

    Bodden Town

    1-Mark Scotland(PNA);2-Theresa M. Pitcairn(UDP);3-Anthony Eden(PPM);4-Osbourne(Ozzie)Bodden(PPM)


    1-Ezzard Miller(IND/PPM)


    1-John Bonwell Mclean Jr(IND/UDP)

    CB & LC

    1-Moses Ian Kirkconnell(PPM)

    2-Julianna O'Connor Connolly(PNA)

    Anyone using the Gallup Poll can do so with assurance that the data were obtained with extremely careful and reliable sampling and interviewing methods. Gallup's intent is always to be fair and objective when writing questions and constructing questionnaires. The original mission of polling was to amplify the voice of the public, not distort it, and we continue to be inspired by that mission.

    Next Polls will be 1 week before the election


    • Anonymous says:

      It might actually make the slightest bit of sense if you make the next poll one week AFTER the election.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dream on!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, we have a physic on the Island!!

      Isn't using the Gallup name without their approval some kind of deceipt or fraud? I will call my firend there and ask.

      Maybe not a physic, just another crooked UDP/PNA supporter using all illegal means at their disposal to get re-elected. No point boys, your man is right, you get back in and direct rule it is!!

    • Diogenes says:

      CNS – really?  Why wasnt this moderated out?  You cannot allow people to post straight lies dressed up as factual commentary.  There ma ybe gullible people who actually believe there is a Gallup poll. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Is this the same poll that I refused to answer? Dream on – most people not even answering the questions. Wait and see on May 22.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your "poll" belongs in only one place, and its not on CNS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummm… your info is a little off there, my friend. Three C4C candidates are not going to be elected in GT (and definitely not Jude) and, whether you like it or not, Alden will be re-elected. Mike Adam will most definitely not be the first elected. Walling is unlikely to beat Ellio. John McLean, Jr. is very far from winning in EE (don't believe the hype of his supporters).    

    • I andI DRead says:

      yow galup bredren ya on the scene.

    • Anonymous says:

      I've been polled 4 times and I lied my ass off!

    • Anonymous says:

      I seriously think the election observers should put a stop to this crap.

  28. Anonymous says:


    I would not vote for any candidate that is linked to the UDP (or PNA). However, this idea that the UK would impose direct rule because they don't like the outcome of the election is ridiculous. 


    Mr. Miller needs to stop trying to frighten the people of the Cayman Islands and stick to the facts.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's not as ridiculous as you think in these circumstances. The UK govt. will not allow McKeeva to be the next premier. If the UDP obtains the majority of seats and McKeeva is elected the only way to prevent that would be to suspend the constitution.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Please let us know where we can locate the communication from the UK that states that they will not allow Mr. Bush to become the next Premier; and that if he does they will suspend the constitution.

  29. Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

    Arden & Ezzard are our Heros! I hope ALL of Cayman listens to them as we CANNOT have another UDP Government for the next 4 years! We need Honesty brought back into our Government leaders!


    • Anonymous says:

      Happy to hear that they are your heroes!  They are not mine and never will be.  They could not even lead me through a grass piece.  So speak for yourself please.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Ezzard and Arden.

  31. Anonymous says:

    This is pathetic

  32. Anonymous says:

    Lol this is funny. These two actually think they will even matter when it comes down to forming the government!? The ppm are going to win all 15 and in the end they will be irrelevant.

    • I andI DRead says:

      Dream on beloved PPM dream on, you will soon awake from your deep deep nightmare!

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes very soon, although not nearly soon enough, the deep deep nightmare will be safely behind bars.

    • Anonymous says:

      PPM, I will support some of your candidates but you are honestly dreaming if you think you will win 15 seats in the upcoming election. If you do extraordinarly well you will win 7. And yes,the will matter a great deal to who forms the next govt. Better be nice to them.


      Btw there are 18 seats available, not 15.  

  33. Anonymous says:

    Arden and Ezzard not supporting the udp… this is news?

  34. Anonymous says:

    “I believe that should the unthinkable happen and they wind up with enough seats to form a government or be in a bargaining position to do so, the UK would suspend the constitution,” the North Side candidate stated. “The people in all three major districts in Grand Cayman need to consider that when they go to the poll”

    listen, I don’t want the udp back in power either but this statement is not only wrong it’s incredibly dangerous. The UK has never suspended a country’s constitution based on fair election results that they disagreed with. And the UK wouldn’t do it either because could you imagine how that would look on them? To suspend a constitution voted on by the people after a fair election where they had their own observers in to officiate? I expected better from Ezzard and Arden. Let’s beat them fair and square and with our honesty and integrity intact.And not belittle ourselves by resorting to the dirty politricks that they tend to use. This is wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      I 100% agree. This is fear mongering at it’s finest.

    • Anonymous says:

      The UK HAS suspended a territory's constitution where it elected a corrupt govt. Use your loaf. The UK was so keen to get McKeeva out of office in December it would not dissolve the LA and call early elections because that would have caused him to remain as premier for the 2 months until the early elections could be held.

      If the UDP is elected as the majority party with McKeeva as its leader the only way the UK can not appoint him as premier is to suspend the constitution. Ezzard and Arden are on to something.   

  35. Anonymous says:

    A line has been drawn in the sand.



  36. Anonymous says:

    God, I wish I could vote for those two. Together they have more integrity than all other politicians combined!

  37. Anonymous says:

    It is wonderful to know that these gentlemen unequivocally stated that they will not support any UDP led government. In the event of a coalition between independents and PPM, I think the two gentlemen would be good candidates for the Minister of Works(Mr McLean) and Minister of Health (Mr Miller).

  38. Anonymous says:

    Glad they're making it clear they won't support UDP but what concerns me is this thought that a coalition government can work…we had that in 2000 when there were no "parties" and the government fell apart within a year and we tried to go for a coalition government again in 2009 with 2 established parties and we ended up with the UDP. All 4 of my votes are going straight PPM at least I know they won't steal us blind XXXX and neither are they living at Camana Bay and working for Dart like C4C.

    • Anonymous says:

      Really now This comment is typically ignorant by ppm candidates and its bloggers. When did working hard, being successful and making money to live where you want to or can afford to become a crime or something to be embarrassed about? I thought being successful through hard work and keeping your head down was what most people teach their kids, does it really matter where a candidate lives? How sad that class warfare and color now dominates Cayman politics. I guess it won’t be too long now before we become like Jamaica, Bahamas and Bermuda if that sort of negativity is encouraged or spread by elected leaders.

  39. Anonymous says:

    These people know better that this. Or at least I thought they did! The goal of a coalition government is what gave us the UDP in 2009!

  40. Anonymous says:

    So they are willing to work with PNA….that’s shameful. I heard both of them on Rooster praising CG and Rolston but I never believed that meant that they would work with them. SMH