Premier ‘wowed’ by amount of work PPM has done

| 30/05/2014

(CNS): A report of the government’s work in its first twelve months in office was presented to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday by the premier, who said even he wassurprised by how much the Progressives led government had done its first year on the job. “I knew that we had accomplished much since our swearing in exactly one year ago to this day, but I must say I was a little overwhelmed when the report was placed before me. I thought to myself, wow, we have done a lot in our first year,” Alden McLaughlin told his parliamentary colleagues as he presented the report. The premier went through what he said were a few the highlights, from supporting the private sector to new laws and policies. 

As he concluded the round-up, he said the PPM had promised to put government and the Cayman Islands back on the right course. “I think that we have done much in our first year to restore confidence and right the good ship Cayman.”

He said that the government could take satisfaction having done so much but they also realised, even more so now than at the start, “that there is so much, much more to be done”. However, he said the PPM administration was ready for the challenge.

“We have proven that we have the determination, dedication and self-discipline and we’re more than willing to make the effort,” the premier stated, adding that he looked forward to delivering an even more impressive report on the second year.

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  1. Da Bracster says:

    Dude you need HELP!

    • Anonymous says:

      I haven't read the report to see what is being done about UCCI: The current president is writing poems while Rome burns.

      Can ya'all do something before the place completely disintegrates.

  2. Niney says:

    A real winner! now to answer your question 8:18 you want to know what they have done besides selling us out to you know Who???NUTTIN but talk eh! now they need refinancing for bullet loans they say, one has to wonder now who and what else are they going to give away or sellout to get de ole NOD???? Mama little bwoys When he made the Leadership at Customs comment i realise this guy is truly lost!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a mix up and disgrace or country has bceome. Has any descent born Caymanian ever imagine our little rock could become such a Hell, laced with deceit, crime and ungodly people. Caymanians stop having children, look down the lineage, there is absolutely nothing for our chuldren to gain, only hedaches and third class or less citizens in their own country. Even if you educate then, Immigration are making sure they use imported help to surpress jobs that should be for our own people. They daily legalise poverty, crime and corruption, stamping away our rights to some people that only come to our shores with one intention rob, steal and destroy. Just imagine many Caymanians are now forced to sign and resign  6 months contracts if they do get a little job, while foreginers arrive on three year contracts,  renewable until they can fight the government for status which entails another family including grandmother and the whole lineage of that family. On these 6 months contracts some poor Caymanians are not entitled to bonus, loans or mortgages, land or cars, but the 3 year contract foreigner within a week is driving his car, or the company car, loans for boat by canel, and own condo(s). And if they wish they can fight for the status, volunteer hours at the Red Cross, or walk a dog, that is community work  (points) and then if that is not enough their names are on the Social Service list. I see husband and wife with neck tie in supermarket shopping with children in cart and when payment time come along ther husband pulls out the good old government voucher. This is the areas Alden and that bunch of clowns needs to focus on. Your own Caymanians are HURTING and you are helping the imported burden(s). Our people are fed up being called names and lazy, they are not given the opportunity to succeed, often time when they apply for a simply little job they are turned away no vacancy yet in a few days you see another face employed by the same nationality that turned you away. These imported workers are looking out for their own people not Caymanians, this is where Immigration needs to make sure this system of friend and family is eradicated once and for all. We are over stocked with a nation(s) where is the word (quota FULL)? Enough is enough! There is going to be one uprising in this country, and not far away. It is impossible for this lifestyle to go on much longer! People are hurting!

  4. Anonymous says:

    First Tara, now Alden..They are so full of themselves…

  5. Anonymous says:

    "Wow, man. This is, like,  totally,  yer know,  totally it! This is good stuff ………..I'm trippin' baby, I'm trippin!"

  6. Anonymous says:

    It it just me or does the premier come across as a person somewhat detached from what his government is doing? So what about what it isn't doing? (Tammie, are you editing this stuff?!)

  7. Anonymous says:

    He certainly gets WOW'd easily. Obviously so do the people of Cayman or else these guys wouldn't find it so easy to pull the wool over thier eye time after time.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I laughed so hard when I read this. I almost pee'd my pants.

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  10. Knot S Smart says:

    Alden old buddy – its the voters that must be 'Wowed' by your accomplishments – not you…

    In other words dont pat yourself on the back…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Can anyone please explain to me what these people have actually done? Sorry, only silly people would ask this question, the same people that would say the emperor has no clothes on. I call BS.

    Here's a nugget from Proverbs:-"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips."

    • Anonymous says:

      Take that in ya pipe and smoke it "Premier", your ego always gets the better of you Alden, always.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is an exemption clause for politicians whose whole MO and path to elected office is praising themselves. Didn't you kow? That is what being a politician is all about – praising yourself and making the other guy look bad. 

  12. Anonymous says:

    But you havent done the one thing you promised -the one thing tha won you the election,

    Start the ball rolling on OMOV now!

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. It'll sink you, Alden (and the current PPM MLAs). Get smart, do the OMOV thing, like now, okay?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Our political alternatives, as personified by their leaders:

    PPM – all knowing but often confused.

    UDP – clueless but always cocksure.

  14. Anonymous says:

    More BS from ppm at this rate theyis one and done in 2017

  15. Anonymous says:

    What was that saying again?

    Oh yes. Self congratulation is no congratulation.

    Why do all our Premiers and most of our politicians sound like Dr. Seuss’ “turtle ruler” perched up high on the back of their subjects?

  16. 4Cayman says:

    I have to agree with Big Mac, much of the projects that  recently came to light were under the UDP administration. Apart from the ironwood  (a bad deal) not certain what else the ppm administration are jumping for? $100m surplus is still  yet to believe.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, well said. Give credit where due, not where it is non-existent.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Why is public money being spent on party propaganda?

    • Bean Counter says:
      Reality check for PPM the operating surplus has nothing to do with the current government doing a good job rather almost all of it comes from increasing 83m in taxes from financial services (47% increase)and increasing 10.5m from tourism (52% increase). If you want to kill off the goose that lays the golden eggs you certainly are going about it correctly. 
      And after our operating surplus you still need to fund money losing statutory authorities, meet your debt payment obligations, and spend something on small capital improvements to maintain the status quo. The surplus quickly gets evaporated to near nil and are these not also operating expenses??? 
      Time to stop misleading the Cayman people. 
      CIG you owe your own staff 200m in pension obligations that date well over a decade and you indicate it will take another 20 years to make good on it. I trust you will follow suit and allow each and every Cayman business who also neglects their staff's pension plans the same courtesy? 
      And there is only a faint whisper about the largest expense looming the 2004 665m estimate of the health care cost for retired civil servants equals (conservative) 1.1b today. How much are you putting away for that crippling expense nothing you say? Young Caymanians take note your future has already been seriously mortgaged! 
      Applause applause applause ah no. 
  18. Anonymous says:

    This piece of fiction is worse than Tara's report card. Is everyone drunk on power that they can't see things like regular people who suffer because of their bad decisions every day. Pretty reports do not hide the facts 

  19. Anonymous says:

    I'm happy for you, but if you want my vote again then keep your promises and pass OMOV.

    • Anonymous says:


    • JonasDwyer says:

      Indeed it's twenty pages but what is the net effect to the people of the Cayman Islands. Are people better off today than they were one year ago. Is there a better life today?.  Do we see a better future for "ALL" based on these accomplishments?.

      Your turm thumbs downers and progressive stalwarts.