CNS readers vote Eden most ‘useless’ MLA

| 07/06/2018 | 130 Comments
Cayman News Service

MLA Anthony Eden

(CNS): A readers’ survey by CNS on the performance of all 19 of the current Members of the Legislative Assembly found that veteran politician and the opposition member for Savannah, Anthony Eden, is the most useless MLA. Asked to grade the job of current representatives from useless to excellent, well over half of the more than 400 readers who took part graded Eden as useless and just 8% thought he has done an excellent job. But although the oldest member of the House was given the clearest of thumbs down, with just over three out of ten points, when it comes to excellence readers took a dim view of the entire legislature. 

The results of the survey put Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, the minister of tourism and the PPM representative for Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman, on top, scoring the lowest amount of useless votes and securing the greatest number of excellent votes. But even the most popular member only managed just over 6 out of 10, and just over 27% of those who took part considered his performance excellent while almost 17.5% still thought he was ‘useless’.

While the premier scored better than might be expected, it was far from a ringing endorsement for his performance. Of the 375 who opted to rate Alden McLaughlin, the immigration minister and PPM representative for Red Bay, almost 21% said he was useless, while 24% voted excellent with the rest somewhere in between, giving him an overall average score of 5.4 out of 10.

CDP Leader and Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush, who represents West Bay West, also fell well short of a thumbs up for his efforts over the last year. More than 40% of the 387 survey participants who rated Bush graded his performance as useless, while just over 21% felt he was doing an excellent job.

Despite the government’s lackluster performance, with Capt Eugene Ebanks, the CDP member for West Bay Central, who sits on the Unity government’s back-bench, scoring almost as badly as Eden with just two fewer ‘useless’ votes, the opposition as a whole did quite badly too.

Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller (North Side) did the best of all of those on the opposition benches, scoring 4.1 out of ten, with a useless rating of just under 38% and just 47 excellent votes.

When it comes to the House novices, David Wight, the PPM back-bench member for George Town West, was the most popular. Attracting 78 excellent votes and 84 useless votes, the newcomer fared better than many of the experienced members, with an average of 5.1 out of ten. However, Kenneth Bryan, the member for George Town Central, got the novice wooden spoon with just 47 excellent votes, while 166 of the 395 people who rated the youngest member of the House opted for a useless grade.

Despite being totally unscientific and merely a snapshot of how CNS readers felt about their local politicians one year into this administration, it may well serve as a moment of encouragement for the MLAs to improve their standing over the next three years.

You can still take the survey here and see the results of the poll here

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where on earth does that leave the one capt Whogene? Was this survey done by the onerable Touch mi naa?

    • Anonymous says:

      Everyone please note from an informed Internet source:

      “Self-selection bias is the problem that very often results when survey respondents are allowed to decide entirely for themselves whether or not they want to participate in a survey. To the extent that respondents’ propensity for participating in the study is correlated with the substantive topic the researchers are trying to study, there will be self-selection bias in the resulting data. In most instances, self-selection will lead to biased data, as the respondents who choose to participate will not well represent the entire target population.

      “A key objective of doing surveys is to measure empirical regularities in a population by sampling a much smaller number of entities that represent the whole target population.”

  2. Amjed zureigat says:

    Mr Eden is good MLA and was good minster
    I against this article it is not right
    Amjed zureigat

  3. Anonymous says:

    CNS. Love your website. But this “article” smacks of low grade trash tabloid journalism. Proof in support for my assertion is in the tone of the comments. The survey is completely unreliable and you know it. Stick with the news please and stop trying to create it.

    P.S. not a fan of Eden or most of the other politicians but this is still wrong.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What an interesting way to poke the the sleepy bear!!!
    As for Moses, he only works hard for the things that benefit him or his namesakes.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is it any coincidence he was named after the UK’s most useless prime minister?

  6. Savannah says:


    Folk here, are going to elect Minister Anthony Eden back into power. Because it’s not about what he has done in the past – Rather, ITS WHAT THE MAN REPRESENTS! ??

  7. Anonymous says:

    If the constitution changed where paper Caymanians could run and serve in the LA but could not become Premier the quality of politician working for the public good would rise.

    • 8th says:

      Go back home to your country of origin if you want to run for elections. It’s that simple.

      • rick says:

        There home is Cayman and know cayman more that you

        • 8th says:

          Rick if you have PR or Cayman Status the system has failed again.
          You are what is wrong with our immigration system. The other economic migrants like you that want to live in this country full of natives which you loathe and have no respect for the people our culture, customs and laws must be exposed and rooted out and not allow your cancerous attitude and behavior to spread in God’s country. We will protect our people and our borders like Israel does against domestic and foreign terrorists. We will not change our homeland for the likes of people like you.

          • Jotnar says:

            Given paper Caymanians can vote, their numbers grow every year, and the average majority of an MLA is less than 100 people, your comment about not changing your Homeland is a bit hollow.

            • 8th says:

              If you are not one of us (a multi-generational Caymanian) I do not expect you to understand. We do not have anywhere to go new Caymanians can always return home.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh don’t worry. I’ll let the airplane door smack my ass on the way out too. Why? Because I like it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nice try, ever heard of roll over….. careful what u wish for

    • Anonymous says:

      7.57am You are a bigot. That is also the reason that this poll is useless, because the majority of people taking part, are like you and feel the same way you do.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeh right, we see how they run their businesses!

  8. Anonymous says:

    CNS’ editor and or readers can dislike Anthony Eden for his stance on gay marriage all day long – but to denigrate his legacy as “useless” speaks more to a significant ignorance of the gentleman and his contribution to our society than any semblance of an accurate description thereof.

    The celebratory bullies really ought be very ashamed this morning.

    • Anonymous says:

      All is fair in politics. It’s one thing to be against gay marriage and LGBT rights. It’s another thing entirely to get on a soap box and use the type of rhetoric he used that alienated many people including members of his own party when he spoke. For a distinguished politician to use such incendiary rhetoric is disgusting and a public disgrace. He has done his part and it is now time for him to step down and let the younger generation take Cayman forward into the future. And before anyone says anything, I come ya by pain na by plane.

  9. Anonymous says:

    And Mr Anthony probably would be first to provide critique for your terse reply to a respected Island publication and its staff. “LIMIES” ? Hmmmm Just to remind you of the facts, You are living in a BRITISH Overseas Territory. Her Majesty is “THE BOSS” Her face is printed on your banknotes and coins to remind you.
    British Overseas Territory, British LIMEYS give money to your Islands from the UK public purse (from taxpaying LIMEYS) who incidentally do not have such luxury of tax free salary. If you are going to make a point, make it respectfully.

  10. Anonymous says:

    OOps resorting to such language means CNS has hit a soft spot.

  11. deleted says:

    To call a person useless is demeaning, insulting and borders abuse. Mr. Eden has served this country without issue for decades, until he expressed his ant-homosexual views and openly promoted his thoughts and Christian values. The fact that he does not accept men on men having sexual intercourse orally or anally was applauded and booed. It depended on what side of the fence you were on. He as the Gays have a right to have an opinion. He has a right to what his vision is for his commnuity. To call him useless when so many seated members have not nor will they ever serve nor accomplish what this great man has done. He should be Priemier after Alden does not seek re-election, whenever that may be. Great men are noticed because they do not bend over for everyone that makes noise…..Mr. Eden will never bend over, and we are witness to a great Caymainian man. We need more leaders like him…..integrity, honesty, intelligence!

    • Anonymous says:

      @12:03 am, Mr. Eden may well have helped his community in the past, but he must be willing to serve ALL human beings in his community. Gay people are human. Period. They have human rights just like the rest of us. Period. If Mr. Eden is not willing to serve all human beings in his community, then he should not serve. Period.

      Signed: A heterosexual male Caymanian.

      • Anonymous says:

        Its foolish to say he isn’t prepared to serve all human beings! He is prepared to serve his constituents. He is just not willing to agree to certain changes in the law and as far as we know the majority agree with him which is evidenced by his being returned to his position. There is a reason why gay people are called minorities they cant or shouldn’t except in exceptional cirucmstances change the vote on a policy or legislation if the majority disagree. Like it or not. Perhaps you need a different argument.

        • Anonymous says:

          So what you are telling us is that discrimination against minorities is cool? Thank God, I’ve missed slavery.

          • Anonymous says:

            No I’m saying he’s serving his constituents. That’s his job. The majority returned him to office. I’m also suggesting that we have no reason to change our laws when we have no indication that the majority wish to change our laws in support of the minority. Do you? A referendum might solve that. Your views and your values might not be the same as your neighbors. so how do you fairly decide. It simply cannot be that at the whim of a few, the few rule the majority .

    • Anonymous says:

      It is interesting that you highlighted male homosexuality in your comment and not female homosexuality; surely it isn’t just men that engage in that behavior, unless you and Mr. Eden don’t see female homosexuality as a problem (hypocrisy much?). What you seem to forget is that Mr. Eden, while he is in office, doesn’t just speak for himself, he speaks for his entire constituency. There are a number of gay people in his constituency whom he failed that day when he got on his soap box.

      So to talk about “demeaning, insulting and border[ing] abuse” is laughable for at least two reasons:

      1.) he demeaned, insulted and verbally abused his own citizens for the sake of gaining/retaining his dying breed of religious voters. So, to use a colloquialism, “da wha ya get!”

      2.) Politics is a dirty game! Everyone and their mother knows that! Would you like us to provide him a blanket (as well as you for that matter) while he sits in the corner rocking back and forth sucking his thumb? If he can’t take something as “abusive” as a poll naming him the most useless MLA, then that’s all the more reason for him to step down. If you can’t take the heat, come out the kitchen.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not really. He is not compelled to serve everyone. You do not have to vote for him. He serves his voting people. Again he need not bend over for every homosexual that rattles on their right to confornicate openly. He is not required nor should he get on his knees beaneath Homosexuals begging for their forgiveness nor should they beg for his acceaptance. The Gays preach acceptance but do not accept his right to his own values and intellect. Two way road it is! His values hold steady and true to our Lord and Jesus Christ. No apologies needed. No should demeaning terms as useless be appplied to this great representation of a man. Man not need to lay with Man. People want to punish Mr. Eden for taking a stance. I champion not his actual stance but his courage to stand up and be counted and not waiver from public outcry. I salute you Mr. Eden and many others do too!

        • Anonymous says:

          “Confornicate”?!?! Ok, Shakespeare…I was going to retort, but I see now my words would have been wasted… and yes, “retort” is a word…dumbass…

    • Anonymous says:

      After the hatred and vitriol this demagogue has spewed out of his mouth, you have some nerve to be condemning criticism of him as abuse. If he can dish it out, he ought to be able to take it. Stay out of the kitchen…as they say…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Anger issues much? Lol. Chill bro! Not CNS’ fault he was given low scores. Would he have been a lesser man had he not been born Caymanian? Does serving in the US Forces make him a hero? Not sure if you can answer those questions without resorting to 4-letter words, but try. Your mama can’t be too proud of you with that mouth of yours.

  13. Anonymous says:

    eden is a perfect example why all status holders should be allowed run for office.
    to think that some of the best in cayman society are excluded is another example of what a wonderland type of place we live in…..

    • 8th says:

      Go back home if you wish to run for office. You are not eligible to run for office in the Cayman Islands our elections law and 2009 Constitution are very clear. Should be simple to understand.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not all status holders will act in the best interest of people other than those of their own elk, I work with a New Zealander who has status and says he won’t come any further into town than Kirk Supermarket. He made the same statement you are and when I asked if I could become a citizen of New Zealand and run for elections he said it wouldn’t be fair because having citizenship isn’t the same as knowing the intricacies of the culture. He also said I would be biased toward immigrants like myself…..

      • Anonymous says:

        But that argument falls down where the place in question is a cultural vacuum.

      • Anonymous says:

        The reality is, of course, that if you became a New Zealand citizen (after 5 years residence and at a cost of NZ$470), you ARE entitled both to vote and to stand for office. You can then also, as a Commonwealth citizen, move to the UK and vote in UK elections once you have been resident there for a year. If you then get indefinite leave to remain in the UK (e.g. by marrying a British citizen), you can stand for office – you don’t have to be British to run in a UK election.

        I don’t normally do the grammar nazi bit, but an “elk” is a large animal – the word you are looking for is “ilk”, as in “family, class, or kind”

  14. Anonymous says:

    truth hurts bb….get used to it, we’re in control now.

  15. Jotnat says:

    WTF prompted that on a chain about MLA competency? Obsessive much? Or concerned about your treatment of animals?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Eden is a man of high morals and has a solid die hard block of voters. We do not need any useless survey to tell us who has our best interest at heart. He did not need to campaign to get in the house. All he needed was to have his name on the ballot paper. He is not guided by some party, but by his belief in God and good old fashion common sense which is not so common these days. If he was a YES man who supported every thing that has the potential to destroy our country then he would be the most popular man in the assembly. We need men like Mr. Eden who will stand up for what is right.

  17. Anthony says:

    Let me make this clear….I hate no one, regardless of race,sexual preferances or religious belief. I must say though, after reading all of these comments we have many hateful Religious and LGBT people in Cayman. Sad…..Very Sad!

  18. Mr. Eden won without even campaigning says:

    Mr. Eden will never be unseated by his constituents because we begged him to stay when he told the public he would not seek re-election.

    We want him there for us.

    Obviously the people who voted in this survey didn’t vote in Mr. Eden’s district, and the only vote that matters is from those who can continue to return Mr. Eden back again and again, which is what we did and will continue to do.

    So this survey was just as “useless” as the fox who wanted the grapes so badly and couldn’t reach them, but then afterwards cussed those same grapes he so desperately wanted.

    We can tell who voted in this useless survey and it matters not in our voting precinct.


    • Anonymous says:

      Sample size way too small to pay any attention to the results reported here. In addition, there is no control on the categories of respondents.

      Not worth reporting.

    • E H says:

      It’s easy for the people to judge when they don’t know this man just because he isn’t loud and obnoxious as the others he doesn’t deserve to be called useless.

      In my opinion living in the same district as Mr Eden the man is always a helping hand to anyone in need you can clearly see this by persons who show up to his home asking for help the man is a kind heart individual and is always lending a hand where he can.

      He was retired and we the people re-elected him back. He must be doing something good for the people.

      Using his image is so not cool when most of them are called useless, that word should’ve even be on the poll to describe anyone of the MLA’s clearly people have there people whom they support.

      A lot of elderly persons support Mr Eden and I’m sure not even close to half of them got the chance to vote on this poll.

      Want real votes use them same machines around the government with the smiley faces and you’ll get a bigger vote person.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow. So if I understand stand correctly, you’re a big fan, right?

  19. Elvis says:

    400 votes ? Hehe

  20. Anonymous says:

    Well he must be doing something as he keeps being re-elected; just because you all don’t see what he’s doing in his constituency, doesn’t mean he’s not doing something.

  21. David Shibli says:

    I am not ashamed to say that I support Mr. Eden 100%.
    He is a man that respects God, is loved by his constituents and loves his country.
    Mr. Eden, I salute you.
    You bear the brunt of a “modern” society, but I know that your integrity is without question.
    Stand strong, sir.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sure, spewing hatred is very Christian and God-like indeed.

      • Anonymous says:

        Mr. Eden hates no one. He has a healthy respect for God. Why don’t you go to the Middle East and you will see who is spewing hatred. I have one word for you. Bully.

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you actually saying that this man respects God. The same man that hates fellow citizens who do not share his sexuality.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Well, if Ezzard and David are top of the list I can only imagine who was voting. Their own paid minions I suspect. I know I didn’t vote in this survey….too busy working for a living to get the time to opt in for such a nonsense survey. Please tell me one positive thing either of them has achieved or at least tried to achieve since the election, other than expand or be in photo ops.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Term limits is definitely needed! We have so many people who, even though they are now unemployed, and past their best days, are so much smarter than McKeeva, Anthony and Ezzard. What a difference they would make.

  24. Anonymous says:

    How fun. Can we have a “Biggest Bigot” poll next please?

  25. Anonymous says:

    I have no respect for Eden or his fanatical, bible-bashing attitudes but to be honest isn’t the end result of this survey simply that all our long-serving MLAs are regarded as useless by the voting public?

  26. Anonymous says:

    the gospel is there for all to hear! it your choice whether you wish to adhere or not? nobody is forcing it on anyone….jesus gave us choices…if ya all cant see the forces of good fighting evil in this world…observe!☺

    • Diogenes says:

      “Nobody is forcing it on anybody”

      You must be on a different island, cause it sure as hell isn’t Cayman


      • Anonymous says:

        Is anyone “FORCING” you to remain in a country which you so eloquently BASH all the time?

        The planes fly in multiple directors, as does the vessels that come and go from these shores.

        Remaining a country which you obviously have distaste for, is rather ridiculous as this is NOT the only country in the world, which means YOU remain because you gain BENEFITS!

        If you cannot make a constructive comment or find that your fingers would crack if you found something positive to comment on, then would seem it is time for you go out into the rest of the world and find somewhere else that makes you HAPPIER THAN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS!

        Unfortunately Caymanians are very passive people, and would rather type on a blog or talk on a talk show instead of resorting to other tactics as our more patriotic neighbors in the Caribbean.

        You think Cayman and its culture is so bad, why don’t you go to Bahamas and speak ill of their country and see what response you get.

        Not ONE day goes by that you can simply read an article without disgusting or pessimistic responses.

        GROW UP and GET A LIFE! and if you don’t like it MOVE ON, whether you are a born Caymanian or NOT, find SOMEWHERE that will MAKE YOU HAPPY! Just remember, not everyone or every where is going to allow you to have your way in all things, life is usually a compromise, get over it or move on, simple!

        • Diogenes says:

          No one should be forced to leave their home due to discrimination
          The fact that you are even suggesting that shows the depth of what is wrong with this system and those who support it

          If pointing out the truth about Cayman and the way we treat minorities as a community is “speaking ill of a country” then who’s fault is that? No one is forcing Cayman to discriminate against anyone.

          Telling persons facing discrimination and fighting for the basic rights afforded to any other human being to “grow up” and “get a life” shows just how immature and indoctrinated you really are.

          You prove our points for us, you talk about life being a compromise, please do tell what exactly do you have to compromise while you are discriminating against others, how are you the victim in this instance?

          A sad state of affairs when those responsible for the injustices are the ones playing like the victims and crying for sympathy.
          I am a Caymanian by birth and I’m not going anywhere, try again


          • 進化 says:

            Dio I wholeheartedly agree. Born and raised Caymanian and will live here for the rest of my life – some people, perfect example being the person you just blew out of the water, need to get with the times.

            We all stopped believing in Santa’s flying sled once we became wise enough.

            • Anonymous says:

              Well 8:24 pm….

              Santa sure as shit is a made-up story for kids, just like the tooth-fairy and the Easter bunny and these types of rubbish.

              Jesus Christ, however, is very real. Open your heart to him.

              • Anonymous says:

                Santa’s story is more plausible than that of your pal Jesus.

              • Anonymous says:

                Santa Claus is just a corruption of the name of St. Nikolaus, the 4th Century Bishop of Myra, who was a real historical figure. He was very generous to the poor, often leaving anonymous gifts (yes – some allegedly dropped down the chimney). Nothing particularly miraculous about him, just a wealthy man who was generous to the poor (though that is sufficiently rare to be worthy of some note). Naturally, he died in prison.
                The modern images are the product of Victorian re-invention and a 1920’s Coca-Cola advertising campaign

    • Anonymous says:

      what are you trying to say?

  27. Diogenes says:

    Evident by all the liberal European socialist havens that have extended equal rights to all animals
    Oh wait…
    Just more hyperbole from the right, do you people actually believe any of the shit you write? Why are you even on CNS if you think it is written by “liberal scum” go back to reading the government approved news on Cayman 27 or the Compass


  28. Anonymous says:

    Someone must have inadvertently kicked a rock allowing you out for the afternoon.

  29. Anon says:

    I would have ventured to say that it realistically is a draw! Neither are worthy at this stage to represent a school debate never mind a country!

  30. Slacker says:

    You may want to research “consensual” and “informed consent”, before posting inane comments.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Sh*t I didn’t even know he was still in.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Sadly he is just a remnant of the past, a time when sounder minds were there to do the thinking for him. Cayman needs to get rid of the drift wood, if it intends to weather the troubled times ahead. These politicians should stand up and be counted. Great job CNS at bringing this to light.

  33. Anonymous says:

    maybe it’s his east end genetics….

  34. Anonymous says:

    to be rated lower than whogene, jon-jon, alden, ezzard….etc….is not good.

  35. anonymous says:

    This is a very biased poll. Most of those politicians highly rated as useless are actually very useful. It’s just that they ways in which they are useful are not good.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I 100% agree that Mr. Moses Kirkconnell has been the most productive MLA with the opportunity given to him by the people…hats off to him! And I hope he continues on that path…..

    But as for the rest I will not necessarily say any of them are “useless” as they all have their good and bad qualities and at times whether it was in the past or now tried to make a difference somewhere in the community. BUT what I will say is USELESS is the “title” of Premier, the bickering back & forth tantrums, this one don’t want to work with this one, being YES MEN, being elected to just collect a paycheck, fading into the back bench, not getting a grip on government departments going AWOL lately etc, etc, etc.

    Our people are loosing their homes, unemployment is still badly plaguing the people, families barley getting by to feed children/themselves or afford bills and no one will ever know how that feels until you go through it yourself. The people see you as USELESS because your fat paycheck was secured by their vote while their harsh realities remain in limbo from your false promises.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ref Anonymous says: 10.19 am 07/06/2018, What the hell has MLA’s uselessness have to do with someone losing their house? Get real moron, If you have a mortgage and can’t afford it, then should you not do something about it yourself? or is it the right thing to do and just put the blame on someone else? How is that problem related to the MLA’s not being equipped to do their job and not being able to be switched on? Most people lose their house because they drink 2 six packs of beer daily and smoke 1 or 2 packs of cigarettes a day, or have more than one woman they are keeping, or they like to steal and tell so much lies they can’t be trusted with a simple job.

      But I am glad Anthony Eden is alive, I thought to hell for sure he was dead. I hope he is now safely out of the coma and will make a full recovery!

      • Anonymous says:

        WOW @ Anonymous 4:24pm 07/06/2018 what a bitter comment with lack of compassion from a complete ASSHOLE.

      • Anonymous says:

        What are you smoking? It could destroy your last two brain cells.

  37. Victor Kolfari says:

    Sadly political power attracts those who should be denied it This Unity govt is living proof of that Cayman. Unwise or bad political decisions at the polls bring disastrous outcomes and dire consequences for both those who made those decisions and those who voted against them that’s the really sad part. Poor Cayman

    • anonymous says:

      I am glad you assessed your survey as “unscientific.” There is something called reliability and validity of survey findings. And a lot of that depends on the nature of the sampling.

      I suspect that the responders are very similar in profile to those who are often referred to as the “haters,” rendering your findings entirely unreliable.

  38. Naya Boy says:

    What does David Wight, Mckeeva and the Unity government and Porn have in common Promising everything delivering nothing!

  39. PPm Distress Signal says:

    When you vote for those who have done or accomplish nothing in their own lives and constantly tell you nothing or what you want to here to get elected. Why are you expected them to do something. When you have a cabal of the non elected failures and corrupt principals from elsewhere make decision for those who vote them and their political pariahs out you get the representatives you deserve. As for Mr Wight tell us what exactly has he done to deserve 47 votes and if you can’t answer that read the post over again and see which line applies.

    • Anonymous says:

      He can play cricket!! The majority likes David, I like him as well but would not Vote based on that alone. He will learn, still time.

  40. Anonymous says:

    It’s difficult when you know things that take place behind the scenes but you cannot openly speak up because there are consequences.

    Mr. Eden is still working, he still supports his community. Just ask the people who turn up at his home every single day asking for help. I know because I live in that community and I see it, day in and day out. He, with the other members of the opposition constantly fight the battle against the government where they disagree but they aren’t power, they cannot overrule a decision the government makes. CNS when you do these polls you cannot assume people even have the proper criteria for voting – they are voting based on who is making the most noise but noise doesn’t equal action.

    • Anonymous says:

      So maybe he should work for the NAU instead?

    • Anonymous says:

      Totally agree. The word ” useless” should not have even been in the survey. Every human being has some use. SAD.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree 3:26 how is it all we can do is sit down and call these elected useless ,have you not anyone of your own .?looks like nothing can please us .at lease they hat the ambition to get elected ,which takes a lot of their time and rest .hold on till some of your own really become useless ..God help us ,.

    • Anonymous says:

      In the developed world it’s known as vote buying. Highly frowned upon if not illegal.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I just dunno with this one….it’s definitely a toss up between Captain Eugene and Anthony Eden being the most useless IMO.

  42. Ppm Bizzy Signal says:

    Wha ya mean useless he attends all funerals and ting hahahahaha David Wight don’t make me laugh at least mr Eden is accessible and his mailbox is not full and he does not tell you to go to the NAU to get rid of you too busy running their own businesses yes the same 47 Ppm Internet loyalist trolls getting fueled up. Elected to do nothing and they have not prove us wrong

  43. Anon says:

    Best. CNS. Article. EVER!

    Joey Hew would’ve gotten my “Most Useless” vote. Does this guy do anything besides collect a check?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Useless is the kindest attribute that comes to mind. What I think of him would not make it past the CNS filters (and quite right too, by the way).

  45. Anthony says:

    It’s because Mr. Eden’s strong stance on Gay marriage.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe also have to do with the fact that he has done absolutely nothing but collect pay cheques since being elected… So there is that.

      • Anthony says:

        You don’t even know how much Mr. Eden has contributed to his constituency and the Cayman Islands. The amout of sick and suffering people that he looked after is overwelming You all are hating on him because of his stance against gay marriage.. That’s it!

        • Anonymous says:

          No not so much about marriage, perhaps his homophobic tyraids and general hate speech against gay people. He should have been warned about inciting violence. Leadership is not just about your own convictions but that of those whom he serve. Case in point our current governor who is Muslim but serving a prominently Christian community. Mr. Eden had my respect. He lost it when he thought it was ok to make people feel less than. I’m talking Caymanians here.

        • Diogenes says:

          Perhaps you could endow us with the long list of his legislative accomplishments? He is an MLA not your best friend or your fixer. People shouldn’t have to turn to anecdotal evidence to back up a legislator who’s record should be clear for the public to see. Your reliance on anecdotal evidence rather than pointing to his voting record, arguments in the LA or legislative contributions proves the very point his detractors are making, he hasn’t done anything of value. Unless of course calling the LGBTQ community “evil” and then claiming he is the one being attacked is something of value to Cayman, (is that really all it takes to get a cushy job with a 100k+ salary and benefits here, cause I might just join in for the economic stability)
          Take a second to think this is a man who at least implied he would be stepping down and then changed his mind to “defend christian values”. This is a man who refused to debate his competitors in the 2017 election and did the bare minimum in terms of campaigning. I am a former resident of the Savannah/Newlands area and I can assure I never saw or heard from him once even though up until OMOV I was technically one of his constituents

          You can spin whatever delusions of grandeur you like, half of the time if you tune into legislative sessions you will see him either on his phone or nodding off in the back
          A waste of space in the LA and a man elected purely by virtue of incumbency, who should be in the pines with his cohorts


          • Anonymous says:

            Diogenes, in the 1990s he worked brilliantly as a Minister of health with two excellent civil servants he poached from the Education department which was so dreadful..failed primary school people promoted to big jobs they could not handle…. no one of quality wanted to work there. He established the new hospital after a terrible political mess stirred up by Ezzard who had been tossed out in the election of 1992. I spoke to a civil servant recently who worked with him in those days and she said he had none of the biblical nonsense and certainly none of the gay bashing hatred he is now famous for. She believes someone in his extended family…and there are gays in it as everyone knows… must have made some inappropriate move on a family member that drove him stupid.

            • Diogenes says:

              As a Caymanian especially an older Caymanian you’d think he’d be used to seeing family with family…

              Just being real here


  46. Anonymous says:

    Air when breathed too many times becomes stale and toxic… Time to air out the LA. Term limits need implementation. Cayman is going to hell in an express rocket and the same pilots are in control and have been since I was a kid.

  47. Anonymous says:

    he is a man of God! I respect men with his continuing drive for upholding the principles of the bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ…..☺

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