PPM set to take GT

| 23/05/2013

(CNS) Updated: With the back and forth in the capital continuing, Kurt Tibbetts was still holding steady at the top of the poll at 7am Thursday morning, leading what was shaping up to be a victory for the PPM in George Town. The result was held up by the last box but with over 93% of the count complete, C4C candidate Roy McTaggart was still in second place while the Progressive's leader was secure in third place just a few votes behind him. The PPM's Marco Archer was safe in fourth place ahead of C4C's Winston Connolly, who was in fifth place, and Joey Hew was keeping up the rear for the Progressives in sixth, while Mike Adam remained outside the top six as the gap widened between him and Hew.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Progressives at least have a Premier and a deputy.  

    We will support you Mr. McLaughlin

  2. Anonymous says:

    at least foolio got what he deserved…

    feel a bit sorry for mike…but then again he showed no real strength or real character over the last 4 years…..

    btw…how can someone like kurt top the polls????… a man who sleepwalked us into bankruptcy and then spent the last 4 years asleep……..

    • Anonymous says:

      That's because he's so much less dangerous sleeping than McKeeva is awake.

    • Anonymous says:

      So, a guy who can only manage third place in one district (so far) is going to be the national leader?


      Cayman needs national elections for national leaders.


      Prediction: Give McKeeva a year and he'll find a way to worm his way back to the top. Watch and see. He's a man among boys when it comes to political weaseling and dealing.

      • Anonymous says:

        How ridiculous. Alden's vote count as 3rd elected in the largest district – 2,145 – was much higher than McKeeva's as first elected in WB – 1,583. As a matter of fact Bo got more votes than McKeeva. Funny how national elections weren't necessary when McKeeva was premier.

        Give McKeeva a year and he will be buried in criminal charges. Hear that sound? That's the sound of nails in his political coffin.     

      • Anonymous says:

        Soon enough idiots like you will start to understand that mckeeva is history, very bad history, and that we are all eternally better off without his political weaseling and dealing.

    • Anonymous says:

      You're entitled to your opinions and no he does not take bribes, perhaps that's how he topped the polls. There are still some of us that wish to get back to some semblance of order and honesty

  3. Anonymous says:

    Alden in third place…that should send a message that the office of Premier needs to go to someone else..There a lot of good candidates in the PPM ..Let's make the final change and get us a good Premier.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A PPM government with Alden as premier? Lord help us. All the bloke knows is how to spend money. The worry is where he'll be getting it from. Property tax, anybody?

    • Anonymous says:

      When are you people going to learn to have respect for your leaders?

      • Anonymous says:

        Respect is earned buddy, never deserved or a natural right. Suggest we buy the new lot good calculators and a written explanation of "balanced budge"

    • Anonymous says:

      Let's try to come together and wish the new govt. well. Now is not the time to try to scare off investors with unfounded scaremongering.   

  5. St Peter says:

    But could we please still give Foolio a job taking out the garbage and cleaning the floor at the L.A.?

    And if he keeps quiet Alden wont have to use him like a punching bag again…

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d like to hire him to sing in our church choir. A little gas money for the Benz for when his ‘nest egg’ dries up.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dire days for Cayman.

    How many projects are going to be stopped by the PPM, and will they bankrupt the country again.

    • SSM345 says:

      08:22, please remind the rest of the country who is to be blamed for our financial woes when:

      2009 – there was a supposed debt of US$81M

      and now in

      2013 – it  stands at around US$700M.

      I would also like to hear your views on a government that attempts to tax itself out of debt?

      I am all ears. Thanks.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dire days for Cayman…are over.

  7. Anonymous says:

    hopefully PPM realizes that the government signed a binding agreement with Dart, and they need to get the road gazetted. What we don’t need is the project to be stalled. Otherwise, see the PPM in court.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's McKeeva that is going to court, remember?

    • Dred says:

      Road will be reopened. Thanks and goodbye

    • Anonymous says:

      Perfect. Can't wait. Bring it on. Now OUR VOICES will be heard. Now that we have competent leaders in control, should be a slam dunk for the CIG and the People of the Cayman Islands. Especially with the interfering tactics utilized by DART pre-election, Mrs. Doap did herself and her company a great disservice throughtout the process, especially in the last few weeks. Fair minded courts and judges do not look favourably on ugly.  There are no laws anywhere that award any person or entity for pure unchecked GREED.  Live up to your end of the deal now DART.  Maybe your group needs to read to the contract again to figure out what that is, instead of changes the terms at your every whim.


      PPM & C4C both said it was a BAD deal for the country and now the PEOPLE have SPOKEN.





    • Macman says:

      Do you realise that Mac will still be wasting OUR money when we have to have a By-Election if he is convicted (as many think he should be) of the 11 charges (so far) made against him!!! 

    • Anonymous says:

      What? Really? Here come the greedy suckers trying to hold on to this "deal" with their cold dead hands.  Time to renegotiate CIG for ALL of the people of Cayman!!

    • Anonymous says:

      "What we don't need is the project to be stalled"


      Exactly who is stalling what? Does anybody see a hotel that was promised from December 2011? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?

    • Anonymous says:

      Your arrogance is amazing! The new Government has not been formed and already you are telling the Government what they MUST do?

      The people you represent should get off their a**es and fullfill their part of the deal which is to build a hotel and provide jobs for Caymanians. The hotel could have been built, or at least started on the esisting property, a long time ago instead of closing existing roads and building roads on what is private property.

      Perhaps if the people had seen something for the benefit of the country, instead of self, before the election, the UDP would not have done so bad at the polls.

      By the way, has the new road been legally turned over to Government and gazetted yet? I thought not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Signed- sanctimonious ass

  8. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva got 1500 wotes? PPM we are seriously depending on you to put another one of those lovely schools in West Bay for us. And can you please build us a good drug rehab center there too. The situation there is disgraceful for a country with a government like the PPM.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey West Bay, can we have a junior whopper with small fries please.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Its Done!

  11. Anonymous says:

    OMG nooooooooooooo Alden cannot be Premier !!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you God. McKeeva cannot be premier!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      “The Scream” painting…lol

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually he already is.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope Alden can set his ego aside and truly appoint the best man/woman for a ministry. That would show that he really has the country at heart and doesn't just beat the party drum….

      • Anonymous says:

        Stewardship is about putting country first and appointing ministers who have the credentials, integrity and experience to serve this country regardless of their party affiliation. With this in mind there are many who would like to see Roy awarded a ministry.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Woo hoo..a great day for Cayman..thank you Bodden town for clean sweep and faith restored that there are still some decent people in West Bay.

    Thank you Cayman for sweeping out the stench of the past 4 years, now lets get together to make Cayman a wonderful place again.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Very well done PPM. You have worked very hard to bring some level of sanity back to the running of this country. Both you and the rightly successful Independent winners are to be applauded and we have every confidence that you will work together to form a government that will indeed move Cayman out of the nightmare that the UDP put us into. 

  14. C4C thinker says:

    Those who thinkwe are broke now just wait until this crowd are done Lawdy lawdy the UDP needs to be dissolved.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Well done Cayman! Hell we probably should even say well done West Bay.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Never mind foolio. You can be Mac's chauffer till he's finished in court.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, I am sooo pleased that people like Foolio, Cline and Rolstone will have to go back to a regular paying job with no additional perks! Must be rough for the two PNAs after 12 odd years in politics! Just wished that JuJu would have to join them.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you the new Government of the Cayman Islands…the one…the only…PPPRRRROOOGGGGGRRRREEEESSSSIIIIVVVVEEEESSSS!!!!! HHHUUURRRRAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Among the many things they need to take care of, I hope they start with immigration reform! If they only knew what was going on in some firms!!