Governor to be sworn in on arrival

| 20/03/2018 | 99 Comments
Anwar Choudhury, Cayman News Service

Anwar Choudhury, the new Governor of the Cayman Islands

(CNS): Anwar Choudhury, the new governor of the Cayman Islands, will be sworn into office immediately after his anticipated arrival Monday, officials have confirmed. The ceremony will take place at the Legislative Assembly before the UK representative begins his official duties, with his first day culminating in a welcome reception at Pedro Castle. His arrival coincides with a sad time for him personally, as his father, Afruz Bakht Choudhury, died this weekend in London.

After ending his tour as the British Ambassador to Peru, Choudhury has been back in London over the last few weeks preparing for his new post here in Cayman. Choudhury will be arriving with his wife, Momina, and three daughters.

After the pomp and ceremony of the first day, the governor is expected to spend next Tuesday in a series of introductory meetings with Cabinet and senior government officials before attending a private welcome reception at Government House. Officials said an all-day Sister Islands visit is scheduled for Wednesday, 28 March, and other district tours are currently being planned. On Thursday, 29 March, Choudhury will hold his first press conference at Government House.

“The governor designate and his family will be very welcome in the Cayman Islands and between good old-fashioned local hospitality and the warmth of the Caymanian people, we look forward to dazzling them,” said Premier Alden McLaughlin. “I speak on behalf of the entire government in anticipating a productive partnership to ensure a prosperous and constructive future for the Cayman Islands.”

The welcome reception for the governor and Mrs Choudhury, hosted by the premier at Pedro Castle, begins at 6pm and will be open to the public.

Expressing his condolences to the new governor in a release today, McLaughlin said, “Beginning a new position in a foreign land cannot be easy on anyone, but it must be especially difficult when you are facing the death of a parent. On behalf of the government and people of the Cayman Islands, I wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to Mr Choudhury and his family.”

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  1. Eoin says:

    Its so hard to say this, but I think the Cayman people are very raciest against their own and others. They need to cop on and realize that the world is not running because of them. Nothing is ever good enough!!!!. America had a black president…so what! he ran the country well. Selfish arrogant bunch

  2. Tim says:

    I find it astonishing reading the racist, bigoted comments on this page. This man is attacked without any of you even having spoken to him or met him. He should be judged on his capabilities as a governor and that’s where the matter stops. Cayman is still inward looking, from the Pink Cruises to the new Governor the level of bigotry belongs in the dark ages. Outsiders refer to Cayman as ToyTown – and for good reason. For christ sake, grow up, understand your irrelevance in the world and keep your filthy bigoted, racist views to yourself.

    Read the other stories on CNS, rapes, murders, child sex, theft, domestic abuse, fraud and every scandal and crime under your perfect christian sun – and stand back and think, hey – that’s good old christian Caymanians perpetrating the overwhelming majority of these abhorrent crimes – not a muslim to be seen.

    No where in the world is perfect, no race is perfect and ano region is perfect. But one thing is for sure – Cayman is far from perfect and to rant against those different from yourselves is a sure sign of your own impotence, ignorance and irrelevance.

    Adapt, change and embrace – all very alien to a most in Cayman, but from my time on the island many can and have – these are credits to an Island where the easy path is to go to church, renounce anything that is different and live under a rock for your lives.

    If you want to live in the past – kick out all the legal firms, banks and hotels. Then kick off your shoes and walk down your mosquito infested, baron island and praise the lord until your hearts content for this is what he has created for you.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Why is the governor a diplomat. Seems like police would be more qualified.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman belongs to Caymanians.
    Diogenes and Whodatis are people who love the sound of their own voices. Can’t stand them. STFU.

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    • Anon says:

      Dio and Who both have freedom of speech 601. You can STFU yourself but you also have a right to your opinions.

    • Diogenes says:

      Discourse is an inherent and necessary interaction in any functioning democratic system
      If you don’t want to read comments, the comments sections on CNS probably aren’t for you mate
      Better yet, join the conversation

  5. Anonymous says:

    “Generation Identity”.

    Google it folks. (Links below to help you along.)

    It is frustrating to be proven right time and again on this forum.

    Reflecting to my posts pre-Gaddafi removal – and regarding the truth on the ground as it concerns racism, xenophobia, hatred etc in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, essentially all of the Europe – it brings me no pleasure to say “I told you so”.

    Now, contrast that reality to my Caymanian reality, and to witness individuals on this platform labelling my community with the most slanderous of terms, (an educated, traveled, and exposed) one cannot stand idly by.
    Especially being the child of an expat / immigrant – as are the vast majority of my cousins.

    (Boxing Day at my Grannie’s house looks like a UN convention with our range of features as diverse from Wesley Snipes to Courtney Cox, and there is not the slightest hint of division, discomfort or prejudice. Nothing but FAMILY.)

    To my dearest (White) British and European folks in the room; you have FAR BIGGER fish to be catching and worried about.
    Your homeland(s) are in peril and are being engulfed from within.

    (Brexit / EDL / Britain First / AFD / UKIP / Jobbik / Front National / Austrian government, etc are collectively just the tip of the iceberg.)

    Your strategy of ignoring that reality and opting to magnify your misconceptions of Caymanian culture has got to be the greatest display of cowardice.

    However, once again, I am certain to be vilified and insulted for simply referencing and highlighting actual developments.

    I will NEVER apologise for applying a global context to each and every discussion on this platform.

    Anyway, once again, I extend my warm welcome to the new Governor and his family.
    As always, Caymanians greet each official with a blank slate and allow them to show us their true colours.

    – Whodatis

    *
    https://www.generation-identity.org.uk

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/generation-identity-far-right-group-training-camps-europe-uk-recruits-military-white-nationalist-a8046641.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqybsUqkOWs

    ** If this trend of denial and dismissal within the impacted group continues, Cayman should, and will have to, rethink our open door policy of future immigration from these regions.

    It is clear to all, and history has shown on countless occasions, such hatred and division is poisonous and is most effective when left to fester and spread.

    *** Forget a “Muslim ban”, we may be forced to introduce a “European ban”.

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  6. Caymanian says:

    The best move ever from the FCO.
    The hatred I am reading on this post is unbelievable for this man and you don’t even know him.
    This problem started many years ago, when we stopped allowing expat kids in government schools. I recall going g to school with all kinds of people, rich, poor, Christian, Muslim etc. We got on alot better then as we learnt each other’s cultures, the other problem is that in Scholls these day when learning RE, the kids are only taught about Christian Values. In our day, we learnt about everyone’s.
    To the new government, welcome to Cayman.

    Oh, and for all you hates that get invited to government house, look forward to no more free booze, no pork and of course watch out for the governor disappearing for a few minutes to pray.

    Man I love this bigoted island. Bunch of backward donkeys.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please stop it with your inflammatory, divisive drivel.
      The Cayman Islands are a Christian nation under God. If you come here, you are welcome, regardless of your belief system.
      Just do not try to impose, which is precisely what you are trying to do.
      Stop trying to pick a fight, friend. Enjoy paradise. There are worse places.

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    • Anon says:

      Excuse me Caymanian. Are you not aware that Islam is at war with the civilized world? Where have you been. We have no idea who is on the team of the bad guys since 9/11. If you think this war does not include Cayman then why are they bothering to check our luggage at the Cayman airport and have mega tight security?

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  7. Anon says:

    I see we have a gathering of juveniles commenting today. Grow up folks, making Cayman look ridiculous. I pity the incoming Governor. Good luck, Sir.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Goodness, if a Muslim Governor gets this much attention and debate, I hope the next Guv is gay and brings his husband or her wife. That ought to be entertaining.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Look, I went to school with Hindus and Muslims and the only time religion came to play was when they celebrated their festivals, and that’s because all of us wanted extra shares of “sweet meats”. There are extremists everywhere; just look up North.

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  10. Al Catraz says:

    As is customary, the swearing-in on arrival is to be eventually followed by the swearing-at on departure.

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  11. Anon says:

    A terrible idea for England to send a Muslim Gov.
    They do not believe other religions have a right to exist.
    Women have no rights according to them.
    They do not believe in usury.
    They are not compatible with western thinking.
    This is a bad idea.
    England and the overseas territory is a Christian culture.
    It is a bad idea but political correctness rules the day.
    He will not be welcome.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh please they will cuss us, they will denegrate us but they won’t leave us unless they get rolled over or refuse PR. Don’t worry about them. His excellency will probably be the only Governor so far to come and live among us and understand when we get aggravated and agitated because he and his people has walked in our shoes. He understands the pains of having to bear the load of racism, hate and all the icsms and schisms that we have had to put up with. As for him being a Muslim, I have no problem with that just as he will have no problem with me being a Christian. We will show all you haters that we can and will work together and we will pray to God and Allah for your souls. Welcome to the Cayman Islands.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Classic, as a Christian you slag off everyone you can think of. Not quite according to the good Lords rules methinks? Understanding, forgiveness? Pride before the fall? Pride being a sin…selective Christianity, gotta love it.

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    • Anonymous says:

      That’s an important point. He might be able to relate to us better. He looks like a kind man and will no doubt be touched by the welcome he receives, as all governors are, and will find some of his preconceptions and FCO briefings accurate, others less so.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please, spare us the sob story about being oppressed. Would you rather the alternative today specifically now? Then you could have all that a nation without the banks and insurance companies has to offer except maybe a few more tourists. Yes this and more until the place slides into a sinkhole of complete social unrest and anarchy somewhat like a neighboring island went through.
      Lest you forget what natural resources has Cayman got to offer up for trade now outside of the financial sector and maybe a few offshore products courtesy of CEC? We rely on other people, countries and our neighbors in the region to have what we have now. And it might be that we’ll always have to rely on foreigners to maintain a certain comfy standard of living.
      The UK is merely trying to steer us by way of full adoption of our constitution and rule of law to prepare the country for independence. Maybe you won’t see it in your lifetime but is it not a goal worth working for? You’ve obviously lost the plot, much like our first Premier did, and look where it nearly got him.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Speaking of losing plots … have you looked in a mirror recently?

        Anyway, it is rather entertaining hearing these words from someone who left their country to come to Cayman for a better life.

        I know it burns, but it is what it is.

        As for natural resources, Cayman has plenty, and unlike most leading economies, England included, ours is limitless.
        (I’ll let your limited little Eurocentric mind figure that one out.)

        It is a new day. We are not afraid. Go cry in a corner.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Hiding doesn’t help Who. Same old…once the revolution comes your seas will be overfished with no one to stop them and everyone else can produce a lot more coconuts than us. Your delusions know no bounds.

          • Anonymous says:

            Still not getting it.

            Seriously, that western indoctrination is some powerful stuff.

            *Hint: Millions of visitors don’t come here for fish or coconuts…plus they aren’t limitless.

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        • Anonymous says:

          This is truth

        • Anonymous says:

          I am not here to knock Cayman as I love it BUT what natural resources are you thinking of? Pray tell?

          • Anonymous says:

            No need for praying.

            Simply go down to ORIA, wait outside arrivals, pull aside any flip-flopped individual and have a chat.

            They’ll update you.

            *Hint: They didn’t mention these tremendous revenue-generating, limitless resources in your Eurocentric university literature.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Surely you jest, if not I think you might also be seeking out another country for a better life. My heart bleeds for your freedom.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Governor, and condolences on your sad loss. That cannot be easy, and much respect for coming in spite of the circumstances.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    great move by the fco…and a true slap in the face to the backward, bigoted culture of the real caymankind

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Dear Governor: you’re in charge of the RCIP and the courts. That means you’re mainly responsible for the fight against crime. Please get on with it immediately. Lately, it feels like we’re losing this fight and it is your most important responsibility.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Condolences and welcome to these beautiful Cayman Islands. Be fair but by all means get value for our money spent, expenditure. There is a lot of waste in all governments. Insist on value for expenditure and ACCOUNTABILITY. The people will thank you.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the Cayman Islands Mr. Choudhury.

    Caymanians are fair and welcoming people. Our population increase (more than double) in the last 30 years is but one example.

    (Compared to recent trends and decisions of the world’s oldest and largest democracies (UK included) – we could not see a more juxtaposed stance.
    However, facts have never been much of a concern for the CNS regulars and voters.)

    “Warm and friendly” was the label given to us – by strangers and visitors.

    No insecure, unfulfilled, and attention-seeking poster on CNS has the power or license to undermine that history and reality of this island-nation.

    That being said, Diogenes, you are an idiot – and if really a Caymanian (as you claim), ought to be ashamed of yourself.

    – Whodatis

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ah, Who…never knowingly warm or friendly.

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    • Diogenes says:

      Stop the presses

      Mr “I am against ad hominem attacks Whodatis?”
      Is that really you, I can’t tell due to the ridiculousness of this ad hominem attack, CNS you might want to verify that is really him, I am concerned, this could be a case of stole psuedenimity!!!!!

      The Who I know and love to hate would never be caught dead being a hypocrite…
      ( *laughs out loud*)

      Who are you, (who, who, who, who) [ pun intended, and credit to “The Who – Who are you”] and what have you do with the real Who!!!!!!!!!

      I am shocked and chagrined, dazed and confused,
      ta ta for now,
      Diogenes

      * In all seriousness you really have to do better Who,
      These are the same stale points I have rebutted time and time again, change up your game, reinvent yourself maybe “Whomdatis” or “Whomstdatis”
      Like a stopped clock I am bored of watching you make a fool of yourself, you might be right twice a day, but for the rest of the time you are spouting lies, misinformation and BS

      When you want to talk about the realities of Cayman, I’ll be here Who*

      ** I know it’s hard to believe that someone who can think for himself without sticking to conservative talking points and vapid illogical arguments is Caymanian, but I can assure you, I arrived on these isles via the 9 month rental and rude and sudden slip and slide we know as the birth process, to a multi generational Caymanian mother and father, though I don’t need to justify myself to the likes of faux intellectuals such as yourself**

      *** Citing population growth as an example of us being “fair and welcoming”, perhaps you missed the resentment bubbling below the surface, but as they say “none so blind as those who refuse to see ***

      **** Sure we are “warm and friendly” if you can tick one or more of these boxes
      1 – White
      2 – Christian
      3- Willing to do shit jobs for shit pay while being demonized by the masses ( the facade ends real quick) ****

      ***** I am seeking so much attention that I use a pseudonym rather than my real name, logical, perhaps I am just expressing my beliefs in a public forum like any normal person*****

      ****** I might suggest talking to your doctor if a daily dose of reality is too much for you ******

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      • Anonymous says:

        Ok bub.

        You just relax and simmer in your lil’ stew of shame.

        – Whodatis

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        • Anonymous says:

          I’m sure Diogenes will be reeling for months after such an intellectually sharp rebuttal…

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          • Anonymous says:

            “Dio” isn’t worth one of my intellectually sharp rebuttals – however, you are correct – he is clearly reeling … as we see by his seemingly never-ending retorts this evening.

            – Whodatis

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        • Diogenes says:

          Of what exactly?
          Your little attempt at a hit-piece with no substance whatsoever?
          The same old tired points, and “do as I say not as I do” mentality you have
          People are tired of your smarmy alternative facts and half truths, every comment you write gets more dislikes than the last

          Whatever you think you accomplished, you tried your best
          It just wasn’t good enough

          Dio

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          • Anonymous says:

            “People are tired of your smarmy alternative facts and half truths, every comment you write gets more dislikes than the last…”

            LOL!!

            Considering the source and platform, I am horribly saddened to learn of this reality!!

            Bless…

            – Who

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          • Anonymous says:

            I wish there was a magic word that would put Who out of his misery.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bitch fight!!

  18. Diogenes says:

    I feel bad for him
    He is going to get blamed for every bad thing in Cayman

    They announced who it was and people here tried to get him removed based on personal information and past, rather than his policies or actual wrongdoing in his job
    He is going to be in for a rough couple of years

    Mr Choudhury, welcome and good luck you are going to need it
    We Caymanians excel at shifting blame (generally onto the closest expat in sight) and as Governor ( a Muslim Governor at that) you will be vilified and attacked to no end

    Diogenes

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    • Anonymous says:

      How unfortunately you’re the first to post!! I’m caymanian to the bone as well and you can’t speak for me!!! I’m a believer of if you go to Rome you should do accordingly!!! Welcome home Mr Anwar!!! Welcome to our beautiful Cayman Islands, your home away from your home!! Our condolences from my Caymanian family to yours on your loss of your dad!!!

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      • Diogenes says:

        My comment is supportive warning for Mr Choudhury, I am criticizing the Caymanians who were attacking him long before he set foot on the islands, their mindset is counterproductive to what I thought were Caymanian “values”.
        I try my best to judge each person, whether friend or stranger, MLA, representative or personality on the content of their character not their titles, attributes, faith or skin color. One of the many lessons of MLK that we should all live by

        Diogenes

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        • Anonymous says:

          Re: “I try my best to judge each person, whether friend or stranger, MLA, representative or personality on the content of their character not their titles, attributes, faith or skin color…”

          Those were your words Diogenes, yet in your original post you expressed the following;

          “WE CAYMANIANS excel at shifting blame (generally onto the closest expat in sight) and as Governor ( a Muslim Governor at that) you will be vilified and attacked to no end…”

          If truly a Caymanian, you are the poster-child for a “lost in the sauce”, self-hating, brown-nosing, insecure, weak individual.

          Kindly do not attempt to speak on the behalf of Caymanians ever again.

          You have shown your true colours this go-round and your despicable attempt to draw on MLK as a life-line when you realised your screw-up was laughable but oh so typical of people of your character.

          – Whodatis

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          • Anonymous says:

            So says the largest poster-child for a “lost in the sauce”, self-hating, brown-nosing, insecure, weak individual, with major insecurity issues who can never address issues that Cayman has, but seeks to deflect/blame those issues on UK, US or whoever he happens to be irritated with that day. Unbelievable effort, Who. One of the few people that makes perfect sense being slagged off by one of the people who makes least sense.

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            • Diogenes says:

              Don’t concern yourself with Who, he still mad that Cayman is no longer a right-wing echo chamber where he could get away with his Shapiro talking points without a challenge
              These comments along with all the bemoaning the conversations on CNS show he has no interest in actual discourse, he’s more interested in pushing his categorically false narrative about Cayman and our relationship with the UK and expats respectively
              The right’s war on information is nothing new and I am more than equipped to hold my own intellectually with the infantile attempts to claw some sort of legitimacy away from my points
              The hypocrisy is breathtaking though, the cheap-shot of someone intimidated by opposing information

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              • Anonymous says:

                1. Who da heck is Shapiro? I know (of) a few – but have never quoted or followed a single one.

                (Again, as I outlined earlier, you are lost in the sauce, Bub.)

                2. I am “the right”? Thanks for letting me know.

                3. Cheers, mate!

                – Who

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          • Diogenes says:

            Who, if you can honestly get up and say that my claims are without virtue you are as clueless as I thought
            If certain groups among us aren’t blaming and scapegoating Jamaicans, or filipinos, it’s the FCO or the Governor’s agenda, or expats in businesses, or the lodge, or DART, or secret conclaves of rich persons. As Caymanians we excel at playing the victim card (some justifiably so, others not so much.
            They are blamed for the job market, poverty, crime, drug use and importation, stealing resources, holding caymanians down, development etc etc etc.
            Though you can pretend this isn’t real because it doesn’t go with your mindless narrative Read the comments on any of the CNS articles relating to the Governor for yourself

            You can create whatever reality it is you choose to live in, some of us live in the real world.
            Everyone on CNS is familiar with your liberal relationship with the truth or “facts” as the kids call them.

            I’d like to know which part of my comment made based on my actual attempts to make judgements based on attributable characteristics rather than wide-sweeping and incorrect assumptions about a person based on their phenotype or faith
            I really do love how you, a person whom I have never met and whom I have no personal relationship with seem to have some complete psychoanalytic and psychological breakdown of my personal beliefs and practices, status as a born and raised Caymanian and my “true colours”. I can’t even reference MLK, whom I consider to be the a wonderful model without it being a “lifeline” though I have referenced him in the past and who is really surprised given his legacy in the modern day.
            I love when people think they know me though,very insightful as to what type of person you are

            In any case you act as if the propaganda has not already be spread far and wide on this issue, from the announcement of his position people have assaulted this man based on generalities and assumptions rather than any justifiable evidence. I notice you completely ignored that when you were cherry picking what you were going to attack my comment on but here you go:

            Case and point: https://cayman27.ky/2017/08/fcos-muslim-governor-pick-questioned-for-our-christian-based-nation/

            While Kerry Tibbetts isn’t exactly the ideal spokesperson for the average Caymanian, she is not the only one articulating this rhetoric even if you have somehow convinced yourself otherwise read any of the comments on articles relating to this issue ( I use this magical thing called proof, you seem to be unfamiliar with)

            Cayman just seems to love Muslims:
            https://caymannewsservice.com/2017/08/imam-knocked-back-on-inter-faith-efforts/comment-page-1/

            https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/08/07/muslim-visitor-reflects-on-cayman-outreach-campaign/

            We all know you like acting like Cayman is some communal love fest of peace and acceptance (where you got that idea I haven’t the slightest clue) While trying to stomp the UK for Brexit acting like they had a referendum on immigrants instead of complex and multifaceted referendum based on the EUs policies both social and economic including immigration and immigration practices. By your own measure Cayman would appear to be almost as “xenophobic” though you are also well known for your high minded rationalizations.

            We could spend all day arguing about the validity of my assertions, which while broad itself was true but I’ll leave the semantics to you, We all know some Caymanians can get through their lives without blaming all their bad fortune or shortcomings on others, but acting like there aren’t a large vocal group of our small community who will refuse to acknowledge any fault in any issues and instead blame those in positions they cannot attain like the Governor for all of Cayman’s problems is your prerogative Who.

            You seem quite agitated Who, might I suggest a stiff drink and a weekend away from the kids?
            Then again, abrasive seems like your MO, but I must say it is entertaining watching you trip out though

            You can call me a “lost in the sauce”, self-hating, brown-nosing, insecure, weak individual” as much as you would like the evidence speaks for itself, and though you may disagree with me politically I didn’t expect you to be so intellectually dishonest in plain sight

            Much love Dio

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            • Anonymous says:

              * Keep the flame on low-medium to bring about a smooth consistency.

              Also, some added flour dumplings are always a nice touch.

              – Whodatis

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              • Diogenes says:

                Feast you eyes Cayman,
                When your arguement has no substance, this is what your responses look like

                This man Who parades around these comment sections like he is the be all and end all of truth, but has no actual responses to valid points and counterarguments
                Nothing but a charlatan with cookie cutter responses and a dictionary, who thinks he is all that and a bag of chips

                People see you for what you are Who
                You do my work for me

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              • Anonymous says:

                Who, suspect you suffer Attention deficit syndrome or are possibly a fatal sociopath ( or antisociopath if that’s possible)

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        • Anonymous says:

          Ahh.. I get it, you judge people.

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          • Diogenes says:

            Doesn’t everyone?
            I try my best not to but I am only human, everyone gets their chance, what they do with it is their business, and once their decision is made judgement is justified
            These people didn’t even give him a chance, they slandered him, attacked him and will likely spend the rest of his tenure trying to mobilize some large scale opposition based on one portion of his personal life and faith
            As much as we like to pretend the anti- “insert minority here” mindset is not the fringe in Cayman it is perfectly acceptable in many instances

            Dio

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            • Anonymous says:

              Dio and his CNS bestie goin’ H.A.M. on these thumbs tonight doh, LOL!!

              *Helpful hint guys: When you get home, switch between the wifi and mobile data connections; that way you’re on different i.p. addresses in each instance and you’ll get at least 1 more vote each!

              Braps!!

              – Who

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    • Anonymous says:

      Spot on Diogenes. Caymanians will be up shit creek when they get independence because there will be no one else to blame but themselves and they just cannot handle that. Has to be the Governor, or the Chief of Police, or Jamaicans, or Dart or expats in general that cause all their problems. Never Caymanians who are to blame. So pathetic. I wish Britain would give them independence next year and let’s see who Ezzard and Steve McField and Orett Connor and Theresa Lewis-Pitcairn and Bernie Bush and Mckeeva Bush, to name just a few, can find to blame for all the woes of Cayman.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I wish you would go back to the shit creek you’re from!
        You’re jealous of Cayman Islands.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone living amongst a community whereby the reliance of “they” and “them” when referencing to the level shown in your post really ought to reconsider their current existence.

        Very sad.

        – Whodatis

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      • Anonymous says:

        7.15pm… sounds like a one way ticket out of here would be your best option. Be gone.

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      • Anonymous says:

        7.15.. obviously you are one of them (expat) and not one of us (Caymanian). But if you so unhappy here with the way we do things, you can always go back where you came from.

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      • Erasmus Bodden says:

        Regardless of how rough this comes across ….the commenter does have a point

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        • Anonymous says:

          Many people believed Enoch Powell had a point too.

          In fact, several polls suggested that between 67 and 82% of the UK population agreed with Powell’s opinions.

          – Who

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          • Anonymous says:

            In 1968.

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            • Anonymous says:

              …and Brexit was in 2016.

              The year is 2018 and the UK far-right has never been more energetic.

              However, don’t take my word for it – go research the stats and reports…which none of you will, of course.

              Typical ostrich head in sand response.

              – Whodatis
              *2 words: “Generation Identity”.

              You heard it here first…or maybe you haven’t.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Problem is whodatis, Powell did have a point but he expressed it in such racist terms that the point became lost and he is remembered for an expression “rivers of blood” he never actually used. But as an astute and knowledgeable scholar of Britain you would know that just as you would know he was the Minister responsible for initially bringing in immigrants to do the jobs in the National Health Service that British people didn’t want to do. Don’t you agree that it is time we Caymanians were free of the British chains and can take on the responsibility for our own decisions without blaming others?

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            • Anonymous says:

              Confused by your ending.

              Who is “blaming others” and for what exactly?

              Personally, I have always advocated for the eradication of our colonised mindset.

              However, contrary to common sense and CNS rhetoric, the prospect thereof scares the heebie-geebies out of the regular contributors…who aren’t natives, by the way.

              (This stance is also a major catalyst for the scorn in my direction on this forum.)

              Don’t get it twisted and believe for a second that Whodatis doesn’t get it or know the time.

              I jest and clown around with disingenuous douche-bags now and then – but I am acutely aware of the spirit of this platform and adjust accordingly.

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        • Anonymous says:

          I agree Erasmus and I am a generational Caymanian but it sickens me that some of us blame others rather than ourselves for most of our problems. The person making that comment was rough, true, but we really need to think about whether there is not even a grain of truth in what he or she says. Personally I think there’s much more than a grain.

    • Anon says:

      No Dio he will not get blamed for everything. We are a Christian culture and we do not want Muslim culture invading us. Read up about Islam. The culture is horrible. Things will seem ok at first and then they take over with their culture and methods of doing things. Just watch and see.

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