Governor and Premier urge people to think of others

| 23/12/2013

(CNS): Both the premier and the governor were urging people to take time this holiday to think of those that need help in their Christmas messages. Premier Alden McLaughlin said his Christmas wish was that everyone in the Cayman Islands could live year-round with consideration, good will and caring for each other as he urged people to enjoy time with their families and to visit those who are hurting or in need this Christmas season. Governor Helen Kilpatrick asked people to look out for their neighbours who are sick or elderly, and to speak up for children who are at risk.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    When I read about the massive amount of spending and I, a retired ivil Servant, who was jerked around while in the service and was forced to retire with a pension of under 100.00 per month and a family dependent on me, I feel sick.  The former government thought only about the people in one district and the current one does not seem to think at all.  My feelings, when I get a small pension to buy food with and find out that can only buy enough food for 2 days, are that it seems that no government really cares about all the people.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Since the Cayman Islands made it clear it only values people with money when it changed the PR rules, I think I will pass on the whole "tocuhy feelie community" vibe this year and look after myself and my own thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just more empty words because talk is cheap.  Clean up the corruption and greed in government and statutory authorities, then i might believe you actually mean it. In the meantime the poor get poorer and the rich, richer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    On the teflth day of christmans my caymanians gave to me:

    12 barking mad dogs

    11 loud bass parties

    10 drunken car accidents

    9 robbers robbing

    8 raciists reparations caymanians

    7 jamaican scammers 

    6  illegaly fished conch

    5 corrupt police officers

    4 hypocritical church lady immigration goverment offcials

    3  lousy back stabbing nieghbors 

    2 mariuanna smoking prisoners

    1 Huge burning trashmore


    Merry Chrismans Cayman, you are poised for your last swirl before you head down the drain.

  5. Deserving says:

    Well I wished them politician’s would come round giving out there presents all the whole year. Insted of only xmas time.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There are many individuals, service clubs and nonprofit organisations who selflessly continue to give their time and resources to those in need here in the Cayman Islands. Day after day we continue to give as we see the need of many. We take care of others as if they are members of our family. There are many people in Cayman who don’t even have what some may consider to be a “livable” home, but that is what they face every day. There are many who are broken in spirit, physically hurt, medically ill and emotionally abused. There are those who don’t even know where there next meal will be coming from, but they need to find a way to feed their children.

    I want to say a special THANK YOU to the members and volunteers of these service organisations who continue year after year to help those in need. From the elderly to the abandoned animals, you know what a difference it makes to give your time. Even when you feel defeated and discouraged, you never let that stop you from helping. I want to say a special THANK YOU to the government, companies and individuals who continue to donate monetary resources in order to assist these service organisations.

    I wish you all the best over the holidays and that 2014 will give you a new lease on life and energy to continue to provide services to those in need.

    Merry Christmas.

    S. Scott

  7. And AnotherTing says:

    Peace and Good will that is the message. My Prayer is that in 2014, all able souls on this Islamd may find, jobs, not go hungry, don't lose their homes and crime be reduced as major good will issues we face.

    God Bless these Cayman Islands and all who live here.


    And Another Ting 

    • Anonymous says:

      Those that over extend and cannot repay mortgages increase the price of repayments for all of the honest regular payers, so I would happily encourage the banks to enforce more quickly.  Full employment is massively inflationary, so I would not wish that one anyone.  So aside from reduceing crime and the hunger line, I think the aims may be well intentioned, but the effects of them are not what you would anticipate.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It's just a shame that all of this goodwill that is being requested doesn't extend to those who are being thrown off the Islands due to ridiculous rollover laws. People that have contributed to the wealth, health, community and voluntary sectors of Cayman are being told to leave by a government who cannot see that immigration isn't a lottery that rolls over every few years, it's peoples lives and the potential prosperity of Cayman that suffers. Why replace a loyal, trusted and dedicated employee with a new, inexperienced and un trusted newcomer, it makes no sense, either financially, personally or numerically?

    So when I hear politicians and preachers lecture the people on compassion and consideration at Christmas it makes me feel quite nauseous. Perhaps if they gave more thought to the entire population and their vulnerabilities throughout the year, Cayman would actually present a more Christian face to the world than it does right now. Hypocrisy runs deep in Cayman, perhaps it's time to actually practice what you preach at your numerous and varied churches, love your fellow man, not just the ones that suit your particular cause at the time.

    • And AnotherTing says:

      Whoever you are your thoughts are yours,respect. Don't hold malice in your heart, go forth with a clear mind and heart and good will come to you. Merry Xmas. And another Ting.

      • Anonymous says:

        Try practicing what you preach, try to find the goodwill to assist those who have given so much to the growth of Cayman and the wealth of her people. Not all expats earn mega bucks, most earn a living wage, live in sub standard accommodation and spend all of their earnings here on Cayman. 

        It's true, decisions must be made, but not unless it is for the benefit of all. Cayman is shooting itself in the foot, but like the teenager she is, you just can't tell her, she will have to learn the hard way. On three occasions prior to Christmas, I witnessed many former residents loading their possessions onto the BA flight, promising never to return. This disregard for skills, experience and loyalty will back fire, and the economy will suffer as a consequence.

        Wake up Cayman, the peace has already gone, the goodwill is following, fast!

    • And AnotherTing says:

      Dear Person, in every human beings life there comes a timefor making a major decision, not just you but all others with the same thought process. The decision to go or stay, pick one. And Another Ting.

      • Anonymous says:

        Luckily I can stay all I want and do what I like despite the mean-spirited views of those like AnotherTing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    They should had thought of us and payed us our overtime…

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope you eventually receive your O/T. When you do, please use it wisely to invest in an English course so that you can improve your career potential and therefore your salary.

    • Anonymous says:

      I haven't been paid since mid November, and probably won't  get paid until the second week of January, because Iris is being replaced, Iris is the Governments computer system. So don't feel so  bad about not getting paid for overtime! I work six days of the week and me and my family had to spend the holidays without anything.