Alden rails against PACT’s management of pandemic

| 03/12/2021 | 130 Comments
Cayman News Service
Alden McLaughlin MP addresses Parliament on Wednesday

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin (RED) was deeply critical of the PACT Government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic when he spoke in Parliament this week. The veteran politician accused them of living in “some kind of parallel universe”, because despite “their preening” about how good they were, he had “found no constituency of support, no approval of the way the government has managed the COVID-19 pandemic”.

McLaughlin, who now sits on the opposition backbench, said that if he was still the premier the management would have been “very very different”.

He said that while the country had to open at some point, “I don’t know who thought that the point to reopen should be at when the virus is at its peak in terms of community spread… because that’s where we are”.

While he lauded the government for continuing the rollout of the vaccine and reaching a level of coverage he never thought possible, which he noted was largely protecting us from the worst ravages of the pandemic, he described the current rate of community spread as a “disaster”. He said it was undermining any efforts to rebuild the economy or to re-start tourism.

“The community spread of the virus at the level that it is scares people away from events, from bars, from restaurants, from stores. And… who in their right mind is going to travel to a country where the level of community spread of the virus is so high that you are almost guaranteed to get the virus for your vacation?

“And if you test positive… you are then going to be condemned to your hotel room… Who is going to pay for that privilege?” McLaughlin asked the speaker. “Without effective control of the community transmission of the virus, the economy cannot and will not ever recover.”

Only tourism destinations that have kept a lid on the spread have been able to attract visitors, he said, as he wondered how the economy would recover until the government does something about the transmission.

McLaughlin said the government had not put in place any effective measures to curtail the spread of the virus since its return after 14 months with no community transmission. He accused government of letting the virus run until it burned out, and while that might work in the long run, he said, he didn’t know how long, and in the meantime it would destroy the economy.

“Somebody has got to get their arms around this issue,” he said, as he called for the enforcement of the necessary protocols, which he claimed was not happening. Instead, PACT was organising an experiment with a cruise ship, he said, when everyone knew that cruise ships were the crucible of this COVID pandemic.

McLaughlin also highlighted the problems being created for the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), as he referred to its recent meeting and the catalogue of challenges they faced. He said the government was making the situation worse by not granting permits and by the poor management of the community spread.

See McLaughlin’s address to Parliament on CIGTV below:


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Rich from the Everyone’s-livelihoods-are-expendible man.

  2. Cheese Face says:

    You’re doing a marvelous job running the community park in your constituency Alden.

    • Anonymous says:

      Alden is no longer a member of Government. He is now merely the MP for Red Bay. His power to spend government funds is no more. All he can now do is advocate. He pushed for Government to purchase the land for the park and he pushed for the development of the plan and the work done so far while he was Premier. Now however, it is the new Minister of Planning, the Hon. Julianna O’Connor Connolly and her sister minister, Hon. Sabrina Turner the MP for Prospect to complete the park.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh you poor man, no longer can you do anything but dress up really nice, collect a fat check and tell Roy what to say and do. But as far as taking care of the district of Red Bay, your lookout (12:10) person says you can not do anything.

      • Anonymous says:

        Since you can not do anything, why don’t you do us all a favor and resign and let us have someone who will work for Red Bay instead of making excuses why he can not do anything. Can’t is a coward to lazy to try.

  3. Unhappy Caymanian says:

    Alden

    Poor Alden

    As empty as ever.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As has been shown election after election, we keep getting the same clowns running, it’s time we allow status holders to run for election. Although they probably want no part of broken down political system.

  5. Anon says:

    The truth about Covid is that virus anywhere means virus everywhere. Until we can somehow stop fake stories about vaccine dangers and vaccine hesitancy and help Africa with logistics to vaccinate everyone, we will always have mutations and spread. Closing borders and travel bans do nothing to prevent it and are pointless… you can’t shut down and stop travel for economic reasons either. The only long terms solutions to Covid is everyone being vaccinated and regularly boosted.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The only thing you can overhauls criticise pact for is not making vaccines compulsory for everyone, which would have reduced hospitalisations and deaths, but seems the voters were against that anyway. More big news articles in the uk Sunday papers about the now 5.8m delayed cancer and other non Covid operations as 30 per cent of hospital beds are taken by Covid patients who are 90 per cent unvaccinated, if you choose not to get unvaccinated, you are very selfish. You contribute to increased spread and increased burden on hospital space that could be used for more deserving people with non Covid illnesses.

    • Anonymous says:

      YOu are only half right. Being unvaccinated does not “increase the spread” since you can get covid if your vaccinated.

      But it does cause more strain on hospitals.

      • Anonymous says:

        Unvaccinated do spread it more than vaccinated as they are more likely to catch it and carry higher viral loads

      • Al Catraz says:

        Being vaccinated lessens the severity of the infection, because your immune system has a head start. That ALSO shortens the time that you are infectious in the event you do become infected.

        So, yes, vaccination decreases spread of the virus by shortening the window that a vaccinated person is infectious.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am a physician so I want no part in an argument. But, I want to share a good study. It came from the USA NBA. The players and family last year were in isolation so they could play. They were tested daily. What was seen?? Vaccinated tested positive for 5 days and unvaccinated for 7.

  7. Anonymous says:

    In the era of coronavirus, the most interesting events – those that can realistically and quite dramatically change the lives of billions of people – hardly make it into the news. Have you heard a lot about the WHO emergency session on December 1? No, everyone was discussing a new strain, Adele’s new album and yet another cunning Russian – a close cold snap, which the European tabloid press affectionately calls “Beast from the East”
    Meanwhile, the results of the session promise to be simply fateful. The member countries of the organization agreed to begin preparations for the creation of a global international treaty “to combat pandemics.” The clauses of this agreement will be binding in 194 countries of the world, that is, almost everywhere, around the globe. No, no one will harmonize them with national legislation. And no, no one will ask the opinions of the population of these countries either.

    How will this global agreement will be implemented? The fact is that the WHO health regulations are binding on all member countries of the organization. A “pandemic treaty” will replace these rules with much more stringent and detailed. According to them, each government will be obligated, upon request, to provide WHO with data on all the details of diseases in the country, even if it includes personal data of citizens and facts sensitive to national security.

    WHO looks like a modest Geneva office with boring instructions. However, in fact, its instructions are mandatory for doctors around the world.

    • Anonymous says:

      The WHO and the EU are not fit for purpose. I wouldn’t pay either too much time if I were you. Will both be replaced within a decade.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Worldwide 1.5 to 2% of total cases result in a death.
    The 7500 total cases in cayman, would result in 100 to 150 deaths.
    Get vaccined to protect yourself and others.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Whether PACT or PPM has to follow Public health advice.
    Common sense says when we get cold and cough dont know covid or flu. When covid test positive dont know delta or omicron. So what . The preventive measures are same and I am not repeating.
    So we learnt we cant stop entry of covid but we delayed. Similarly we will not stop omicron.
    Then the Public health saying any positive visitor and family contacts inquarantine until omicron test negTive is useless.
    A visitor may test positive on 7th day and I need not say consequences.
    Just learn from usa canada and uk and follow them. We r not better than them. We have to learn and follow them.think.

  10. Chet Oswald Ebanks says:

    Ok, So what did Alden do for us Caymanians. Well he gave away the most beautifull part of 7 Mile Beach to Dart. Remember the land that was supposed to be our camping ground. Now Dart is building another hotel. So he and his buddies can import more slave labor, at the cost of Caymanian jobs. I truly wish this man would go and sit down and shut up. Alden you had 8 years in power. You did nothing to help your own people. You and your so called last Unity Government, sold Cayman out. Yet you expect Caymanians to live on $6.00 an hour. When food, housing, gasoline and insurance prices have risen every year. What you need to do is exit politics. Am so feed up of the way you have treated your own people. Maybe you should finally give us Caymanians something to rejoice about. What was your plan for Cayman. Oh issue more work permits, while your own people suffer. And can’t afford to live in their own country. Remember time has a way of repaying persons like you, who have left Caymanians broke, and unable to afford to live and survive in their own country. Do us all a favor, and exit politics. You only only care about you, not us Caymanians. Sad when you can only complain. I ask the question again. What was your plan. Oh keep your people down and treat them like dogs. Must be hard sitting on the other side. Then again who gave himself a raise. You did Alden, while your own people continue to suffer in their own country. You and your so called Unity Government, all you have done is make it impossible for Caymanians to live in their own country. Please do us Caymanians a huge favor exit politics. You have done enough harm. Your not part of the solution, you are the problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      Camping ground and trash dump every Easter!

    • Anonymous says:

      Plenty of jobs out there if caymanians are willing to work hard

      • Anonymous says:

        You mean…if employers are willing to hire. Many jobs aren’t even advertised. Much of hiring on-island is done by word-of-mouth or through the back-door. Your traditional job application process, vetting process & objective hire no longer exist. It’s been in a decline since ~2010, and has only accelerated. So, your best bet is to network & listen for the verbal job adverts aka “sneaky ads” & subjective recruitments that evade the traditional print advert for all to see & fairly apply for an interview or shortlisting. Cayman Islands job market is crap and its unscrupulous Human Resource practices/management are nothing short of disappointing, especially for a small island nation.

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians sold out to DART plain and simple.

      • Anonymous says:

        I concur. These politicians with their half- baked brains who like to entertain wealthy people to the point where their money literally run the government, the country & its politicians. I wonder how much $$$ DART has injected into the Cayman Islands in exchange for his phantom “Governorship”, since he discretely rules like one, without UK government’s (“the Crown”) appointment.
        Moreover, how much of the Cayman Islands does KENNETH DART own? Let’s start the analysis with real property acquisitions, then business partnerships & shareholder interest.
        I really hope Governor Roper & Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is reading this.

  11. Anonymous says:

    So what is that you’ve got going on there Alden, a reverse praise sandwich ? Tell them they’re piss poor, serve in a little praise and then the top slice piss poor again ?

    You know what the thing is though Alden ? – (except if you’re in the deli serving your own) no matter what you put in the middle of a PPM sandwich when you’re continually starting out with stale bread, its that nobody’s interested, no matter how you think you’ve slice it, – don’t even try with a toaster, the PPM narrative well past burnt out 🍞

  12. Anonymous says:

    Probably time to re-survey the population and see if the majority are still in favor of opening. We’ve gotten dose of reality now with community spread. Loved ones are being lost and lives cut short. Thousands in isolation. Businesses impacted with staff shortages.

  13. United Cayman Clowns Party UCCP says:

    New Cayman party badly needed! No Clowns allowed should rule out most candidates.

    • Anonymous says:

      And criminals. Dont forget criminals. No clowns and no criminals. Should be no one left after that.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Alden could finish the park he started in Prospect before he starts judging other people’s performance.

    • Anonymous says:

      A park means that much to you? A flippin Park? Why don’t you call the department responsible for taking care of parks? I’m sure multiple phone calls from you community would get them off their asses to come out and do their job.

      But you think you vote a politician in to make you a park? No wonder we have such garbage representatives in our ministers. Votes are wasted on your mentality.

      I say we change the constitution to make people take an IQ test and a moral intelligence test before they can run for office or make a vote.

      A flipping park to raaaaht!d. A. PARK.

      WOW.

      • r.mcd92@hotmail.com says:

        parks are important. don’t you want a place within walking distance to be able to go and relax in public and not have to spend money.
        its good for you and a simple thing, so simple that if not completed (much like the school in GT by PPM) then it demonstrates a complete lack of care for the community itself.
        So maybe chill out and think about relaxing in a walkable neighborhood with some shade and areas to take the kids.

      • Anonymous says:

        Calm down Alden, don’t worry we know you don’t care about the voters. By the way what are the politicians voted in for?

    • Anonymous says:

      That will never happen because there is nothing in it for him.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Any clown that opens the country can fumble their way into a better situation. Alden couldn’t even do that part.

    • Truth says:

      Alden Alden get over it Big Mac beat ya not Way e. The man who you refused to give up stuck the proverbial knife down deep in the political abyss. You know how it go it’s not about country but about power, you wrapoed up with him now let Wayne smell the stench of betrayal too, you know what it coooming! Remember 2001.

    • Anonymous says:

      11.52am He kept us safe though. Look at the lives lost lately.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Alden the great at it again. Why don’t you head over to Monoco and ride bicycles with the Prince?

    • Anonymous says:

      Not enough first class seats available for the entourage.

    • Anonymous says:

      Or hand out beers to Brits who in a few short months will demand an end to legitimate privacy in cayman through beneficial owner registry not reciprocated by any other nations.

    • RB Voter says:

      Ride a bicycle? If he can keep up properly on the damn thing and don’t fall down. Ask Day Breakers cycling guys

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ppm bot alert.

    • Anonymous says:

      PACT fool alert! 🚨

      • Anonymous says:

        nope…unsually high amount of pro-ppm thumbs….
        always remeber they got found out for trying to rig compass opinion poll on the port.
        but this somehow it was glossed over and forgotten about…

  18. Anonymous says:

    My word. This place is too small for party politics. It’s the size of a small town. Unfortunately, we don’t end up with statesmen and women, we end up with bumbling fools in charge, supplemented by the odd one or two with brains.

    PPM or PACT, it doesn’t matter. There’s not enough talent to go around.

  19. sour grapes says:

    This is just sour grapes from Mac because his party lost the election. Their approach to COVID wasn’t that great either: Look at the financial carnage they caused to the tourism industry! Newsflash: No approach to COVID is going to satisfy everyone, because what people really want is for COVID to end — and that’s NOT likely to happen, no matter what government does or doesn’t do. Best approach: REJOIN THE WORLD.

  20. Anonymous says:

    What is alden’s problem? We have stricter measures than most countries for arrivals. We have had vaccines available for almost a year and everyone will be boosted by next few weeks. We are 2 years into a pandemic that will go on for years.

    No vaccinated people are dying. We can’t make policies to protect unvaccinated… I struggle to have any sympathy for people that get ill if they made a decision not to take a vaccine that is proven to be safe and protect you. They are not the priority at all – the freedoms of the vaccinated are what should drive policy and it is correct we can travel freely without quarantine.

    • Anonymous says:

      We have strict measures on arrivals but with this amount of community spread, that is not the problem. There are no restrictions in place to slow transmission in the community in this wave or the ones to come.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. It’s not difficult! Do you need a government official to show you how to wear a mask properly? Responsible people who are also vaccinated are not testing positive as they don’t go to packed venues and take appropriate precautions.

        • Anonymous says:

          It is not possible to social distance in my office. It is full of right wing anti vaccine people who refuse to wear masks. What say you then?

    • Anonymous says:

      His problem is he is not the man in charge anymore and it is driving him crazy.

  21. Anonymous says:

    For nearly 2 years the world has tried to stop the virus spreading. But the virus has mind of its own and is laughing at silly humans.

    So what silly humans continue doing, doubling the effort? They still trying to stop spreading. Are we Homo stupid?

    Vaccines reduced mortality, treatments are available and, the wild guess, 50% of the earth’s population already had Covid19.

    Why do we continue testing and locking up healthy/asymptotic people perpetuating mass hysteria? Treatments must be the focus, not chasing the virus. This is common sense if we are Homo Sapient.

    I am recovering from Covid19. The first week was bad, I took doctor prescribed treatments and supplements. It worked. Yesterday I had vitamin cocktail IV treatment, approved by my doctor. What a difference it made!

    Cayman has an Alternative Health clinic now. Excellent addition! Ask your alternative health practitioner what treatments are right for you!

    IV therapy used for COVID-19 recovery treatment. https://www.winknews.com/2021/02/19/iv-therapy-used-for-covid-19-recovery-treatment/

  22. Anonymous says:

    All wrong, except for the cruise ship part. That is just a really bad idea. They are over-stacked, floating petri-dishes . But everything else he said is senseless. I am in the US, and it is abundantly clear that the risk of getting Covid after all the vaccines, including the booster, is very high, but its severity is extremely low. I say that because he’s touting 14 months of being viral free, and that’s great, it worked out perfectly white trying to get people to begin vaccinations. However, you can’t run forever, you can’t hide. Covid is here to stay, and like every other virus that came before it, even when humans didn’t walk the planet, we have had to adapt to. It is how we have survived as a species.
    Now, I want nothing more than to return to Cayman ASAP. It has been our only home away from home for 20+ years, but I’m not sure if I’d be perceived as a contributory factor, and our family then mistreated. I want us to come when it’s the right time to be accepted.

    • Anonymous says:

      I wouldn’t let the comments on here stop you. The overwhelming majority of people in Cayman understand that vaccinated and tested tourists pose very little risk and are happy to have you.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Alden still smarting because he had to take his head out the trough. His developer friends must have been pissed at him too.

    Sell out.

  24. Time says:

    Alden, if you can not see the amount of good people you and your grpup have destroyed, how much you and your group have destroyed this country for nothing else but a power trip and the love of money then truly you are damned, truley you are blind and truly you are evil.

    One good thing though. KARMA never sleeps. It will get to you somehow. Just like Mckeeva Buah, it hit him hard and still is. You Alden may not feel it personally but those close to you will.

    Just a matter of time. And as rge ols Cayman Saying goes, time longer than rope buddy…..

  25. Anonymous says:

    Alden is right on this. Pact is gambling with the lives of our vulnerable and our elderly. This was not the time to reopen when we are trying to get accustomed to community spread. And Pact is doing nothing whatsoever to reduce the spread. At least PPM tried to reduce the spread, same as other countries are doing. We are doing nothing but reducing the vulnerable and elderly to sitting ducks. We are too small to act like our dying are merely statistics.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Captain High Pants to the rescue

  27. Anonymous says:

    And he would stop community spread how? What was his plan?

  28. Anonymous says:

    The perfumed developers best friend says what now?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Hey Alden when you go to the LA, why don’t you wear your QC wig and robe, then you could really be a important guy and maybe be relevant again!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Just which politician is going to provide their support and condolences to the grieving family? Couldn’t this have been avoided? How many more PACT government?

  31. Anonymous says:

    Jesus Christ, this man is narcissism personified.

  32. Anonymous says:

    ?…still no covid deaths from under 70’s who are vaccinated.
    Hospital numbers steady and not putting our health service at risk….
    So what was the plan from no-plan-ppm?
    Alden forget to mention what he would do differently. Total Muppet.

    • Anonymous says:

      The spread of the Virus to the Brac was caused by the vaccinated people travelling there, for they didnt have to be tested, the unvaxed had to be tested , both should have had to be tested.

      • Anonymous says:

        The spread of the virus to the Brac was caused by an unvaccinated civil servant island hopping on our dime. Just sayin.

    • Anonymous says:

      He had to call early elections because you people were all #sheissupported and didn’t care about hashtags when Wayne made Mckeeva speaker.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, with a booster you are well protected against omicron and we are on boosters now. The hospitals have not been overrun, and it seems to only be the unvaccinated filling the beds mainly, we are in good shape, absolutely no need to lock the airport up again! Covid is never got away.

    • Anonymous says:

      They had a plan but stay listening to CMR and what it’s fed from Kenny and the crew bout the PACT politicians trying to save face. The people voted and PACT was formed, focus on their plan and stop bringing up what PPM wanted or would’ve done, IT DOESN’T MATTER as they are not the sitting government. Only thing PPM has to give the people of Cayman is a robust opposition, key word opposition not alliance. Stop expecting them to offer ideas to government. Cayman voters give me whiplash, first you want someone out then you want them to give guidance to who you chose to put in. LMAO.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Sit down! Cry baby. Do your part to save Cayman instead of ranting like you would not be still selling us out if you were the premier.

    Sit down and do positive things that may be looked at as someone who really is trying to undo the damage you have caused this country and its people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ask the current Government to do positive things or you STFU. Dummy, going expect the opposition to do what the PACT Govt is in charge to do?

    • Anonymous says:

      PACT is handling the pandemic just about as successfully as some of their Ministers can travel.

      The rules/regulations/guidelines change at least weekly. Oh……and lest we forget about the Travel Cayman computer “glitch” this past week. Or was that really incompetence from the top down. The past 3 months have been a worse nightmare than the 15 months previous

  34. Anonymous says:

    I have to laugh at all the PPM and Alden-haters. Each and every one of you are responsible for the situation we are now in. Your boy Wayne is a SH!TSHOW of a SH!THEAD and you gullible gumps put him in charge. Own up to your own stupidity go sit down.

    No one is impressed with PACT or their supporters. We blame you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes 6:20 you are so correct, your hero would have asked boss hog what they wanted done and that is what he would have done. McLaughlin is such a pompous blow bag and still going on with “if I was still the premier” crap. Hey x premier and buddies, what is the plan for the Red Bay park you wasted our money on? Now that is a real shit#$ow! Guess he never sees that as he is to busy being the x premier and telling Roy what to do.
      Best thing that ever happened was getting rid of the PPM and all their special interest buddies.

    • Anonymous says:

      What’s wrong with the situation exactly? Almost no one in hospital, people can travel freely, high vaccination rates, businesses thriving and people not locked down in their homes in fear of a virus we now have treatments for. The situation is quite good.

      • Caymanian says:

        6 new deaths.
        Babies being infected
        Over 200 under 18 infected.

        Yeah nothing happening here. We are peeeeeerfectly find on top of the list of most infections per capita.

        Soon we will be on top of deaths also as we slowly okay all the new deaths.

      • Anonymous says:

        What is wrong is McLaughlin is not the head dog anymore and it is driving him crazy. Plan was to have Roy as the puppet out front with Alden pulling the strings in the background but it all fell apart when him and his flunkies lost the election.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, I’m going to travel in January thank God. If it was PPM I feel we would be the furthest country in the world behind still only allowed to go to church on Sunday.

    • Anonymous says:

      No one is impressed with your ranting and cursing – that’s all that policians do-divide the people to keep themselves in high figure jobs, corrupt, conceal and put on a theatre show that a 1 year old would be ashamed.

      And your blame gets where?

  35. Anonymous says:

    My people. If we just do nothing than we can do nothing wrong. Right?

  36. Anonymous says:

    Alden tell them.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Doing what he does best poke fun at everyone and everything. What a pickysome r@$$,always been petty and always will be, if you did’nt look closely you would think he was Donald Trump, making up names about people. Try go and live in another country for a couple of years, where you are a small fish in a huge pond and see if anyone notices you, might do you good to get some exposure elswhere. Where is the reopening plan you had, and if there was one, why didnt you leave it for the new administration? Talk about that!
    What an embarrassment, it seems anyone can be Queens Counsel nowadays.

  38. Anonymous says:

    From the DoE-dismissing, anti-gay DART shill who refused to oust recidivist McKeeva or introduce anything more than a watered down Standards in Pubic Life….sit down.

  39. Anonymous says:

    “and while that might work in the long run” God forbid we follow a strategy that works in the long run. No,lets be shortsighted and instead bleed out slowly and only after we are fully broken endure the inevitable. Smart people said it would utimately go this way, and it did exactly as predicted. This guy is a very very slow learner.

    • Anonymous says:

      No he is a small minded very vindictive person who is run by the big dollar special interests. He could care less about anything but himself. If he is such a civic minded person, why isn’t anything being done to help Red Bay? What about our park? Look old man, sit down and shut up please.

    • Anonymous says:

      He’s right to say, and be critical of their “In the long run” approach.
      Even a forest will rejuvenate it’s ecosystem after a fire.
      Can you wait as long as a forest?

    • Anonymous says:

      But how long is the long run? Normally indicates a long period of time. Which is obviously at the moment is too long now as the public has fatigued of Covid for 2 years and what solutions do they give us, a new variant and push of boosters.

      I’d rather had we had minimal community spread, kids still able to attend daily classes and the CMO advising once the border opened that only detected cases were from travelers like it was prior to July 2021. Had PACT acted back in September that would be the case, people would be vaccinated realizing the threat and the eminent opening. People just need to admit, this government wanted the spread to either make us become desensitized or deal with it, only their caucus knows.

      • Anonymous says:

        They think we can get herd immunity. You know how well that worked for Sweden and other countries.

  40. Anonymous says:

    …“I don’t know who thought that the point to reopen should be at when the virus is at its peak in terms of community spread…”

    Alden saying the PPM would still have the borders closed. What would the PPM cut in the budget then?

    • Anonymous says:

      Has PPM ever ever done anything that helped anyone but themselves? The answer is, Never!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Sit down and be quiet Alden.

  42. Tainted by Association says:

    Alden is the one who paraded that imbecile in front of the nation, speaking gibberish and howling at the moon, posing as the minister of health, so he should just shut up.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Alden still trying to grant as many permits as he can. He just does not get the harm he has caused.

    • Anonymous says:

      And if the PPM was in charge, there would not be the need for permits because the borders would still be closed.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because of what he has done the Caymanian people are now so marginalized that there is every risk of them not giving a shit, either way. Our society is overburdened by impoverished masses brought in to benefit a select few who refused to invest in their employees, or pay a living wage. We have a growing underclass, who are waking up to the fact they were sold out. Many Caymanians are spending their inheritance to survive, and are starting to see their futures as suffocating under a debt mountain propped up by a handful of Alden and Eric’s Robber-Barons.

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh please! We have been on that train since the Caymanian Protection law was replaced with the Immigration law. At least Alden and the Progressives left us with cash in the bank to tide through us tough times.

          Experience counts especially in a crisis. If you still think that money grew on trees and the last two Governments were just following the civil service program board then you have further unpleasant surprises ahead. Unfortunately, even though I won’t be surprised, I’ll be suffering right along with you.

          • Anonymous says:

            Ummm, the Caymanian Protection Law was never replaced with anything. It was simply renamed. And then politicians, developers and even civil servants started ignoring it and even acting contrary to it.

            • Anonymous says:

              And that is exactly the problem. Politicians and Civil Servants ignoring the rule of law, unfettered in their ability to provide favors for their chosen, and leaving economic ruin for Caymanians in their wake. It is a form of corruption but is facilitated by supposed regulators who are also in on the game or are unwilling to rock the boat.

            • Anonymous says:

              Who ever voted that comment down is denying fact. The Caymanian Protection Law, as written in 1971, lives on today as the Immigration (Transition) Act.

              Now if only our Attorney General could explain why our government has been ignoring it, and even acting contrary to it?

          • Anonymous says:

            The money the Progressives left us with was in fact generated by the private sector. Not the Progressives and not the Cayman Islands Government. Some of it is blood money. 30 pieces of silver received by the Progressives in exchange for destroying the prospects of Caymanians and damaging our future sustainability. You give them credit? They led us well through the early days of Covid, but generally, they are deserving of derision. Such a shame. We once believed they were honest stewards of our future, but the truth will out.

  44. Anonymous says:

    As if you could come up with anything better Alden.. but then I guess empty barrels do indeed make the most noise.. If it were up to you and the PPM we would be shut down indefinitely.

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