Parliament to meet on Cayman Brac

| 27/03/2014

(CNS): Eleven years since the Legislative Assembly was last held on Cayman Brac, LA members will be heading to the Sister Island next month to meet at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre for a three day sitting. On Tuesday 8 April the Cabinet members will also have their meeting on the Brac, more than a year since the government executive last met there, with ministers meeting at the District Administration Building in Stake Bay. Officials said government tries to hold a Cabinet session on the Brac at least once during each administration. Government has not yet revealed the costs for the LA meeting, which will see 18 members and support staff flown over and accommodated on the island for three days.

“Holding a meeting of the LA in Cayman Brac gives us an opportunity to demonstrate our solidarity with the Sister Islands and allows the public to see how their parliament functions up close and personal,” said Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose. “Many Cayman Brac residents have never had an opportunity to attend a meeting of the Legislative Assembly in Grand Cayman. It is all the more special given that both the Speaker and the Deputy Premier are from Cayman Brac.”

Radio Cayman and CIGTV 20 will carry the LA meeting with audio only.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Another government unsustainable policy of floating the Brac economy with public spending. Why not give Cleveland DIlbert the permission to invest private funds in his marina and hotel which will create jobs and tourism revenues and help ease government's fiscal burden?

  2. Anonymous says:

    More money wasted to appease the Brackers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This must be their plan to increase tourism numbers for the Brac.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh God help us! I suppose we have to pretend the Brac Welfare Community has some relevance other than the ridiculous two seats it has assigned to it.

  5. Peanuts says:

    What risk to have the entire Government on one plane? Hope the Gov stays here just in case.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is it really a risk?  We could find 19 potatoes at Hurleys and they would not do a worse job.

      • Anonymous says:

        Correct 08.23. I would say not just potatoes, that could be deemed as racist. Lets have a cabbage or two, garlic clove and a couple of scotch bonnets just to spice it up.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are both rude and disrespectful,and should be considered as heartless.Please,these are human beings you are talking about.You may disagree with their policies ,but you have no right to be so rude.

  6. Absurdistani says:

    Waste of money. Does England ever hold parliament here in Cayman?

    • Anonymous says:

      No, but is a mighty fine idea..I will suggest it to Dave C next time we have tea.

    • Anonymous says:

      No to your question.  But we are not part of Englands electorate. the people in the Brac are part of the Cayman electorate.  So your comparison is is a poor one at best.

      That said I do believe it is a wast of money.  Just a political move.  They should be here delivering OMOV as promised!!! Read the PMM manifesto!!    "Amending the Elections Law to establish single member constituencies in good time for the 2017elections thereby giving effect to the desires of the majority of Caymanians who participated in the One Man One Vote Referendum."

  7. Anonymous says:

    I agree; What a waste of money? What has happened to all the priorities of the PPM? We need more accountabilty with government' s expenditure. Please audit this to determine what value we are getting!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Parliament doesn't meet in Northern Ireland. Congress doesn't meet in Hawaii. What exactly is the point of this?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Airfare wont cost 4k and Moses will likely put everyone up, so what's the problem?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow. A cost of maybe $125 CI per ticket for about 25 people. Major cost right?! No, just over $3,000. Get a grip people! We're on track for a $100 million operating surplus.

    • Anonymous says:

      Give us a break. You know they will take the jet and it will be a special charter. The hotel will be full fare. Every rental car will be taken. Then there's the catering. And bar tab.

      This is government sponsored manna for Brac businesses.

      But you keep on drinking your Kool-aid………


  11. Anonymous says:

    Mckeeva I miss you!!

    • Knot S Smart says:

      Cant you just go to West Bay and look for him?

      As far as I know they have not YET put him 'up-a-yard…

    • Anonymous says:

      You miss the excessive expenditure on travel? A trip to the Brac is not even a tiny dot compared to McKeeva's travelling jollies. 

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great, lets find more pointless ways to waste money when we should be saving it…what exactly does the Brac add to the overall Cayman picture that is is worth such largess? Only the minister with responsibility needs to go there.

    • JahDread says:

      The. minister for Tourism really working, wish the rest of them would .

      • Anonymous says:

        The Minister for Finance and the Minister for Financial Services are working hard as well.

    • spotsydebbie says:

      Give me a break!  The Brac has much more worth than Grand Cayman.  If there was only Grand Cayman, I'd find somewhere else to go!

  13. Anonymous says:

    More money being wasted by PPM to keep Dilbert's hotel operational under the guise of stimulating the Brac economy.

  14. Anonymous says:

    What a totsl waste of Govt $

  15. Anonymous says:

    Why?!!! Why must we pay for them to fly over there to meet?!!! Just so that the Brac can have Parliament meetings too?!!! WTF? And next week they will be talking about cutting costs to stay "financially sound".

    My God, this is another example of waste. The little things that keep the Brac happy.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Makes perfect sense. How else are we going to blow this year’s $600,000,000??

    Yes we can. Yes we can.


  17. Anonymous says:

    Waste of money. Who really will benefit from this trip? Three days is a long time on a work retreat and if they’re that interested in bringing this to the bracers as a gift, then let them pay from their own pockets. What’s in it for the tax payers? Get a grip, the world economy is in upheaval and we need all the savings we can get.

  18. Anonymous says:

    The spending continues…

  19. Anonymous says:


    In a time when People is starving and these POLITICIANS lead by the incompetent headed to the unknown without any sence of direction and no care about public funds. ANOTHER UDP NO DIFFERENT.

  20. Anonymous says:

    What a waste of money.

  21. Anonymous says:

    waste of time and money….just another day in wonderland……..zzzzzzzzzzz

  22. Anonymous says:


    In these days of fiscal responsibility why waste the funds?

    Sometimes iswear the heads of government have their heads up their asses.

  23. Anonymous says:

    The only person I hope we get an opportunity to corner is our Education Minister. Maybe she will take the time to witness the deplorable state of our schools on the Brac. It is bordering on discriminatory…. reservation style accommodations forkids that consistantly out perform their Grand Cayman counterparts. Seems real parenting in the Brac is making up for all the shortfalls in funding to the Sister Islands. Pot is coming to a boil with most parents, pay attention Tara… your Mission Statemenlt is " Equal Access to All" Time to step us Moses and Julie.