McTaggart files no-confidence motion in Bush

| 30/09/2022 | 209 Comments
PPM Leader Roy McTaggart explains the opposition no-confidence motion in the government

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion for a no-confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush, which was seconded by Barbara Conolly MP (GTS) and supported by the entire opposition. Alleging that Premier Wayne Panton “does not appear to have any intention” to remove Bush, McTaggart said Panton was “dithering” and blaming the Progressives’ no-confidence motion in the government for delaying the ousting of the speaker. He said he had brought the motion against Bush to ensure that parliament had the opportunity to decide whether or not Bush remained as speaker.

“It has been increasingly obvious to me over the past week that despite his letter demanding the resignation of the Hon. McKeeva Bush as speaker, the premier does not appear to have any intention of acting to ensure the removal of Mr Bush from the post,” McTaggart said in a statement released Friday afternoon.

“The most recent confirmation of this is the premier’s excuse that the opposition’s filing of a motion of a lack of confidence in the government somehow complicates his handling of the matter of Mr Bush and he went on to question the opposition’s priorities.”

Querying Panton’s own priorities, McTaggart said he suspected they were all about “desperately trying to keep his government intact”. Accusing the premier of dithering, “as he does on everything else”, he said that “it becomes my responsibility to do what the premier is afraid to do”.

He stressed that it was Panton who had made a deal with Bush to form the PACT Government following the last election, while the Progressives had decided it was better to be in opposition than form a government with him again.

Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart explains the motion of no-confidence in the speaker

However, McTaggart said nothing about the Progressives’ decision to bring the election forward in 2021, several weeks after Bush was convicted of assault and long after he had been charged. The PPM-led coalition also dodged the issue and failed to file the no-confidence vote themselves based on what they had, at the time, perceived as a political advantage.

Nevertheless, McTaggart is now pressing for a vote against Bush as well as one against the government. Earlier today in a statement to CNS about the situation in general, McTaggart had called Panton “weak and indecisive”, maintaining that it was not the opposition that was preventing the premier from acting to remove Bush from the position of speaker.

“To blame the opposition’s lack of confidence motion against the government as somehow hindering the premier’s ability to act as he sees fit regarding the speaker is nonsense and a poor excuse,” McTaggart said.

Although Bush stated two weeks ago that he would step aside, he was still in office on Friday lunchtime, a week after the deadline Premier Wayne Panton gave him to resign following allegations of sexual assault. Panton has still not said what he plans to do after implying that the PPM’s call for a no-confidence vote in PACT had complicated the issue.

McTaggart said that when the premier wrote to Bush asking him to step down, he “must have had options in mind” to deal with the eventuality that Bush did not voluntarily leave. “The obvious option would be for the premier to bring a motion of no confidence in the speaker during the upcoming meeting of parliament,” McTaggart told CNS, noting that government could still do that now. However, since then the PPM has filed its own motion.

With parliament now pushed back to next Friday, the opposition’s motion has been filed within the five-day deadline for submissions ahead of a meeting. Given that Bush cannot preside over his own demise, it will be up to Deputy Speaker Kathy Ebanks-Wilks (WBC) to place the motion on the order paper and preside over the debate.

The Progressives’ leader brought the no-confidence motion for a number of reasons but it will not bring down the speaker even if it succeeds. The leaders said he brought a no-confidence motion in PACT in the first instance rather than Bush because he believed that some of the PACT members of parliament have lost confidence in their leader and might be willing to bring their own government down.

“The entire country is also aware of the discord and disunity that exists within the PACT Government, resulting in significant governance issues,” McTaggart said. “The result of this instability is that very little is happening in government and the country. The premier may question the rationale for the opposition’s motion, but we view it as a necessity in order to restore confidence in government and get the country moving forward over the remainder of the term.”

It is now possible that both votes will go ahead during the forthcoming parliamentary meeting, now moved to Friday, 7 October. “At that time, we will know where everybody stands. If the premier is happy with his government and his performance, then he has nothing to fear,” McTaggart added.

McTaggart also said that Ezzard Miller’s comment to CNS Wednesday that the no-confidence motion in the government should have been in the premier is incorrect. He pointed to section 51 of the Constitution, which states that removing a premier requires a no-confidence resolution in the government by the parliament.

See the opposition no-confidence motion in the speaker below and in the CNS Library.

Watch McTaggart explain his no-confidence motion in the government below:


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  1. Flabberghased At Premier & Bush says:

    I am so very embarrassed for Mr Panton; so very embarrassed. Almost gone is the respect for him as a person and as a professional. Not absolute utmost respect but simply respect. The world is watching the Cayman Islands. The islands are not merely three small Islands between Cuba and Jamaica, and off the coast of Florida in the Caribbean; we are the Cayman Islands…and the world is watching. This government has made such a spectacle of the government which opetates the functioning of Cayman Islands. An absolute spectacle yet half of their term is not over. They may forget but there’s a new Prime Minister and a new King. Already there’s rumored to be changes in the UK which are going against what may have been in place for our Sovereign Queen. Something has got to give. In any other country regardless of what anyone else types on this tgread, someone such as Mr. Bush would have had to step down so long ago simply on the fact that the information was going to be released through the media. Whatever they may all be holding against each other there’s something going on why they’re doing what they’re doing and it doesn’t only come down to politics and code of conduct. There’s more to it than that. Caymanians need to wake up and open their eyes. Take to the streets and publicly say everything that they’re saying on social media. This is a circus. And Mr bush? I’ve never seen someone that had no pride in himself at all. No pride; he doesn’t respect his family he doesn’t respect his colleagues he doesn’t respect the people in other countries whom he has worked with to say “I need to stop even if I’m behind…” because he certainly not ahead. I’ve never seen such a narcissistic politician.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, Ghasted my flabber too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I have to agree with you. Yes, Mr. Bush is a nass hole….. He should be deported…… or put in prison for his crimes. twenty years at Northside would be about right.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The Govt also needs to put a Moratorium on Jamaican W/permits and raise the fee for T & B licenses. Instead we are issuing more and more. Can’t anyone else see what a threat we are under?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Govt not going to stop Jamaicans , Saunders, Kenneth, Jay, Mac, Seymour all depend on Jamaicans votes.

    • I ain’t ready yet Aha says:

      What a pile of BS. You took the time to write all if that nonsense about Premier Panton only demonstrates that you are extremely jealous of him. Perhaps you are a member of the Progressives, or someone from somewhere who can’t get the concessions so willingly given by the former government or perhaps you just plain ain’t got nothing else to do. You and your 25 likes no doubt are not eating from the trough anymore and are all frothing at the mouth.

  2. Anonymous says:

    9:10 I am a generational Caymanian who have also travelled and lived in other countries and I AM EMBARRASSED!!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Strange that the OBE JP is still attached to the name of a shameless repeat offender.
      Holders of such honors are supposed to be upright citizens , no.?
      Any way he can be stripped of these undeserved appointments..?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Why would any sensible patriotic Caymanian have blind loyalty to either of these parties or any politician for that matter? Y’all sound like gang members and sheeple up in these comments.

    Based off what I’m seeing, our politicians are a 1-1 reflection of the people they represent… Crappy education system, ignorant voters, manipulative politicians. ♻️

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    • Anonymous says:

      1.49am Unfortunatly most of the Electorate is now illiterate imports not descended from any Caymanian.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m OP. Everybody here is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants. Chill out with the xenophobic bs.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s true 6.21, all descendants of Mac’s status grants now coming home to roost.
        Thanks Mac.

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        • Watler Bodden says:

          Or you could thank all of our fellow Caymanians who put Mac in power in the first place.

          It’s odd that ppl are quicker to blame the Jamaicans that Mac let in than the caymanians (also ALL descendents of immigrants) that let in Mac.

          It’s not a very sensible stance. Xenophobia from caymanians has to be some of the stupidest self loathing behaviors i have ever had the displeasure of witnessing. Perfect example of what happens when people are ignorant of their own history.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Having traveled and lived in many countries around the world, I must say the most stupid, lame, uneducated, naïve and ignorant people, i found here in the Cayman Islands.
    It is amazing to observe how business and corrupt politicians enrich themselves and destroy the place, while the population just sits in church and does nothing.
    No country in the world would allow a speaker of the house acting as human waste. Media would be all over it. Not here.
    I am glad I can afford to live here, but if were caymanian, I would be sooooo embarrassed.
    On the other hand, if i were caymanian, I would probably not even notice what is going on on my islands, let alone the rest of the world. I would be stuck in my bible and praying for a new car.
    Absolutely pathetic.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You can leave you know ? Show me where it’s any different anywhere in the world ? And to generally say Caymanians are stupid means you haven’t spent much time getting to know us! That is truly offensive. But to make it worse you would never say where you are from or even who you are but you are right here eating the bread. You are probably worse for this country than any corrupt or inadequate politician

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      • Anonymous says:

        This isn’t a fringe opinion. Most people from small, insular communities are less intelligent than their more worldly counterparts.

        According to you anyone who disagrees with your assessment is wrong and can leave the country. Can you even see how that plays exactly into the point at hand?

        Instead of pointing to other administrations in a glaring display of whataboutism, maybe own up to the rot in your own back garden and clean it up.

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      • Anonymous says:

        7:52 am. Yes we are very stupid to vote for women beaters ( more of one of those) and convicted cocaine seller and then the Premier makes him a minister. Yes we are very stupid people, stupid indeed. But other countries has many, many
        stupid people voting too.

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      • Just me. says:

        Thank you for proving his point. Many of us are here for our own reasons and its not to enjoy the ignorant and rude people. I have lived all over the world myself and have seen that everywhere has its assholes but Cayman is special in this regard. Here they vote them in power and enjoy watching them fail as honorable men. Thankfully I am one of the many who has nothing to do with you or them and my life is good. I am good for this little island(not a country) and I do my part and pay my taxes, duty’s, etc. and I do not live off the taxes and entitlements. I dare say the island would be much better off without the lazy, ignorant, hateful, corrupt, and ugly people that do not contribute in a positive way to the island and hate everything and everyone but themself. I would say please leave soon but no one else would take you would they?

    • Anonymous says:

      Err Kamala Harris and Joe Biden not exactly statesmen

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      • Anonymous says:

        sorry, you meant Trump.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Trump is not the president

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          • Anonymous says:

            Biden isn’t a president either……… but they put him in that position because they wanted someone who would do as told. He was a senator from Delaware in the U.S. Senate (1973-2009). I don’t remember him doing anything of any importence during that time.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Hilarious. I doubt you really believe that. Half of the country is made up of expats, some of which I would safely assume are from your home nation where you also have your share of greed corruption and ignorance. But you’re right, Maybe we should stop importing trash ppl that like to generalize whole populations and focus on cleaning up ourselves for a while. Truth be told your comment says more about you than the Caymanian people as a whole but do you. Thank you for your comment.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve seen similar in undeveloped countries…..I think it stands out in Cayman as we have a sophisticated financial sector with really unsophisticated (bordering challenged) leaders…this latest group has actually destroyed the comprehensive immigration structure created over decades by much smarter and less selfish men. Winston how bout finding some like minded Caymanians and starting a new party….PLEASE.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You should post where you’re from so we can do a comparison…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not all Caymanians condone this crap that has been going on for so long. I am a

    • Anonymous says:

      Excuse me, but many Caymanians are as embarrassed and fed up as you are. I am a generational Caymanian, born and lived here for the past 60 plus years and I am embarrassed as well. A few years when this man abused a woman he was found guilty and he pretended that he was sorry, signed some kind of promise and blamed the episode on his grieving for his daughter who had passed away sadly. He used that sad occurrence as an excuse. The then Opposition brought a motion and guess who stopped it from having standing -none other that the now Minister of Tourism. These people and their supporters do not want decent educated smart politicians, they like the other type. As much as I had a strong feeling that Wayne Panton was not leadership material and definitely would not have voted for him if he was in my constituency i hoped that he would at least try. He hasn’t done a bloody thing to benefit the Cayman Islands since he and his pack has been elected. I am baffled as to why he will not do anything to remedy this situation. I am glad that Roy and Barbara has stepped forward to bring these two motions and hope that enough of the parliamentary members will support the motions. I hope they will still have enough of the love and respect that they talked about on the debate platforms to do what they are being paid to do.

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    • Anonymous says:

      9.10pm Please learn the difference between a real Caymanian and others. Most on Voters list these days shouldn’t even be in Cayman much less voting.

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    • Anonymous says:

      @9:10pm..Have you been to the USA or heard of the MAGA Party or maybe Herschel Walker, Donald Trump etc..We are far far away from that..

      Why are you still here? With all your money, why live here with the most stupid, lame, uneducated, naïve and ignorant people? Are their Skeletons in your closet that we should know about?

  5. Anonymous says:

    The no-confidence motion in the premier and his govt will fail. They will not vote against themselves. Internally they may make a change at the top in due course, maybe after two years.

    The no confidence motion in speaker will not happen as the speaker will resign.

    A new speaker from outside will b selected. That’s my guess.

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    • anonymous says:

      What a slop in the face for Kathy Wilks-Ebanks, the deputy speaker. Not a soul has mentioned her name. all I hear is bring in some external speaker, bla bla. She deserves the chance her own PACT Party (yes it is a part as dysfunctional as it is they met and planned together before the election) would give her. Clearly what i hear on the road about Wayne not liking her must be a thing …..or her would give her the opportunity to be the speaker.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Is there such a thing as a Parliamentary censure motion expressing contempt or disgust rather than simply no confidence?

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    • Anonymous says:

      You could put anything to a vote – but only a motion framed as “no confidence” would have the practical effect under the Constitution or removing either the Speaker or the Premier. See Sections 51 and 65 of the Constitution.

  7. Anonymous says:

    As a side note, can the PPM stop polluting my YouTube streams with their ridiculous adverts? The pompous music is as ridiculous as expected, but it really doesn’t add gravitas.

    I mean, I’d rather not have any adverts, but I’m cheap, and I’d rather be subjected to the local clowns advertising their overpriced substandard internet packages, and that’s saying something.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    The motion got filed. That’s a good thing. A new election might be a good thing at this point too. Pact operates like a sack of cats.

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  9. anonymous says:

    From what I understand it will be Katherine Ebanks-Wilks who will take over as speaker for the no confidence vote. At least she will be off the hook, however i want to hear what each one of the PACT have to say and what each vote will be. The country is waiting to see who knows the difference between right and wrong and to see where the alliances line up. Get your popcorn people things are about to get interesting and i can’t wait to see what spin CMR puts on this one to try and save Wayne.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Sandra can’t save Wayne now! The gravy train done left the station never to return. I saw her posting about the important of multiple income streams this weekend lol! She clearly knows it’s all coming to an end

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Would one of the PACT supporters writing smack about Roy and the PPM instead of dealing with the issues please explain exactly why you don’t want Mac to face a vote of confidence. I have been voting a long time and I have never voted PPM but in the absence of any explanation I am left to assume that those attacking Roy rather than providing reasoning for why there should not be a confidence vote must actually support Mac and endorse all he has done.

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    • Hancock says:

      What is a vote of confidence. Pray tell all.

      😂😂😂

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    • Anonymous says:

      PACT and Gov have requested that habitually handsy McKeeva.Bush (well past double-dip retirement age) resign proactively ahead of what seemed like inevitable fresh criminal charges and parole breaches. Instead the Police, Department of Public Prosecutions and Judiciary, have taken statements and reliable witness and certainly corroborating video accounts, and then done nothing. There is no way that deeply ingrained corruption can be painted as a PACT deficiency. Several weeks after the fact, it presents to all sentient voters and stakeholders as something else.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oddly, when I think of Mac I think of a stupid man with no consideration for anyone but himself. On the other hand, when I think of Roy, I think of an intelligent man who is only interested in getting everything he can for himself….. and he done that very well while in office. Neither of them gives a damn for anyone but themselves.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well for one, a vote of confidence would be showing support for the speaker. I think what you mean is a vote of no confidence, and nobody I’m aware of has any issues with it, it’s the way they went about it that’s the problem. They went after the PACT government first, not the speaker. The first no confidence motion was an effort to dissolve the government, but would not have removed the Speaker. In a way, they would have been protecting Mac once again, were they to be successful in that vote. PPM only filed the motion of no confidence in the speaker after being called out on their politricks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      But PPM loved old Bush before when he was helping them. Strange now they act so righteous. None of them are any better than the other, they all stink worse than rotten fish.

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    • Anonymous says:

      anyone who does not support the motions being present by Roy is infavour of what the Big Mac has done as well as the do nothing Premier can’t have it both ways, either for or against. And cannot see further than the little handouts.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I had hoped that one of the elected PACT women would have brought this motion but it appears that they are just as bad as the male MPs who refused to bring this motion. Shame on each of you.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You going to risk that wage? they aren’t.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Can’t blame them – there isn’t one Caymanian out there that will feed their families or pay their bills.

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    • N says:

      And just as bad as the alleged victims of assault by Mac? If it’s the two “upstanding” women that I’m told, and both of them cower in fear and refuse to press charges, then there is little hope for our Islands!

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    • Anonymous says:

      They are all afraid of the premier’s mouthpiece.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    I am glad that somebody brought this long overdue motion and I hope that the motion is debated in Parliament and that the debate is carried live on radio and television.

    I want to know how each MP will vote. It is important for every person to be able to see which MPs have common decency and which ones want to keep Mac in power for what he can do for them.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Kenneth, Jay, Saunders, Seymour will vote for Mac
      Juju and Bernie will wait to join the winning side.
      The rest will stay with Wayne and hopefully form a coalition government with the current opposition.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If you are correct then the motion will fail as you need a two-thirds vote to to be successful. Meaning you need at least 13. If you take Mac, Kathy (She will be presiding) Kenny, Jay, Saunders, Seymour, Bernie and Juju out that only leaves 11 members to vote yes. Interesting situation.

        • Anonymous says:

          The analysis mixes up the vote for changing the government wit the vote in the Speaker. Bernie and JuJu waiting to join the winning side makes sense in relation to a vote to change the government, not so much for Mac. For the vote in the government all votes are in play. Question is then how does Roy get to 13 when he starts with 6. Because you have to believe that Kenny, Chris, Dwayne and Jay will cross sides if promised the right ministry, and JuJu has never been on the wrong side where she ends up in opposition. If Bernie is in play too, that means Mac – who must hate the Premier at tis point – just needs to switch sides, and Wayne is toast. Ever wonder why Roy waited to file the no confidence vote in the Speaker until after he had filed one against the government?

          • anonymous says:

            keep up – the PACT filed the “confident in the Gov’t’ motion after moving the meeting of the LA from Wed to Friday. Now why was it Jon Jon and Isaac who filed that? Perhaps someone encouraged them to? With this the PPM waited for the Premier to do the right thing and file the motion, which he did not do. Wayne went on his CMR station and explained that he couldn’t file the motion because PPM had field a no confident motion. That was a lie – he could have filed it but didn’t so Roy did. He was also the person who would not form a Gov’t with Mac after the election. Someone else did even though he know this man’s character

        • Anonymous says:

          Well what about Isaac and Andre. Heather will definitely vote for weenie.!

      • Anonymous says:

        Poor Bernie lol

  13. Anonymous says:

    Direct UK rule is required. Cayman has no capable politicians or people able to run a territory.

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    • Anonymous says:

      “Direct UK rule is required.” Seriously? Withdraw your head from deep in your posterior and look at the ruin that is the UK political system. They can’t rule themselves let alone somewhere else.

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        Direct rule would be an appointed representative, not the UK elected parliamentarians. In the Turks and Caicos it was the Governor. Basically rule by the FCO.

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      Actually, we would be fine if the Governor and organs of good governance did their job!

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    • 7th Generation Cayman says:

      The UK is a mess. Focus on fixing your own troubles over there. Cayman does not need anymore useless tourists in the civil service from top to bottom living the good life at the expense of the cayman public purse.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oddly, when I think of Mac I think of a stupid man with no consideration for anyone but himself. On the other hand, when I think of Roy, I think of an intelligent man who is only interested in getting everything he can for himself….. and he done that very well while in office. Neither of them gives a damn for anyone but themselves.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t know if all of our representatives are unable to put anything together….. but they sure haven’t shown much in the last dozen years! I sent a note to the Queen right before she died asking for some help to get the Caymans back on track but unfortunately she passed away the next day. She was a great leader.

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      • Anonymous says:

        She was too busy with the infighting in her own family. To worry about her. She has gone to her eternal rest.

    • said Liz Truss says:

      Neither does the conservative party.

    • Anonymous says:

      you clearly haven’t followed the British news lately. they’re equally corrupt and incompetent.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The UK is not exactly overflowing in that department either!

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      No way . The U.K. Is just as bad! Liz truss and her chancellor is causing a lot of mess over the pond. Only the PPM can bring the motion seeing that Wayne is a no show.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Lots of witness statements gathered and video reviews. Where are the fresh charges and probation penalties? Those are the critical questions at this point. Parliamentary finger pointing is a side show distracting voters from the prospect for material justice. It’s very concerning that justice appetite takes a back seat to who’s in charge instead of prescribing the only acceptable LA response for a habitual abuser of authority.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You seem to have a direct personal knowledge of the progress of the investigation. I wonder how that is

  15. Anonymous says:

    Personally I am glad that somebody brought the no confidence motion. I hoped that it might be Wayne but Wayne is no doubt trying to persuade Mac to go without a vote that would embarrass all right thinking people.

    If he wants Mac to go without a vote Wayne will likely need to offer a big reward that the public will pay for one way of the other. If I had to guess I would guess that Wayne will offer Mac an appointment as Cayman’s latest ‘national hero’, some type of quasi-diplomatic appointment such as casino ambassador (including government credit card usage), perhaps unlimited legal aid in case of future allegations, a knighthood, or maybe new legislation that will make Mac Cayman’s first ‘Lord’ (take that Alden). Anybody else care to guess how far Wayne is prepared to go to further demean these islands.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    That Bush still hasn’t been charged with any new charges or probation breaches, these many weeks later, should be deeply concerning to ALL voters, parliamentarians, FCO reps, regulators, credit observers, and business stakeholders.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No doubt Mac will want a nice redundancy payment as well as his pension and an the MPs salary….

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    • Anonymous says:

      Um, wouldn’t that be up to the governor and his judges , the DPP etc?

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    • Anonymous says:

      And he never will be charged as the supposed victims will never come forward to press charges. It was all covered up internally by the high ups.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Who made him speaker knowing of the history?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Both Alden McLaughlin and Wayne Panton. That’s who. Both of them.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The prospect of power made Mac’s history irrelevant to Wayne. For the others in PACT it probably had more to do with the biggest pay checks any of them had ever seen.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not just the pay check. The opportunities that arise from being a government minister, domestically and overseas…

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          Free condos in new developments perhaps – if they have been paying attention to their mentor.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    If we had Members of Parliament who are worth 10% of the bloated salaries that they voted for themselves we would have at least 18 motions of no confidence in the Speaker with MPs rushing to get their motions in first. As it is I am glad that Roy and Barbara finally did submit their motion.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why did neither Roy not Barbara do the same when they were in Government and not on the Opposition? They kicked the can down the road and Mac was still eligible to run for office in the last election.

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  19. Power Corrupts says:

    Big Mac needs to go as Speaker PPM and PACT will agree on that.

    However, everybody knows why the PPM will say and do anything to get back in power and control government. They have lots to cover up and promises to keep to the money men that control them. Too many secrets will be revealed if they are not in control to protect all the secrets and spin.

    https://caymannewsservice.com/2020/06/development-deals-to-remain-secret/

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      Development deals on remain secret if the current government wants it that way. PACT has every right to publish them if they want to. Maybe the answer to why they haven’t is in your moniker.

      • Kat says:

        That is not necessarily true, lots of agreements have clauses that prohibit release of information that would be binding on those who inherited such a contract as well as those who made the contract in the first place.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been thinking. Bush has something on everyone. So the most likely reason he has not been removed is that he has some sort of gotcha moment here. So the government will have some kind of scandal going on in it because of his removal afterwards. The opposition is a a failure of a government too. so what do we have to look forward to? Sad times.

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      Seriously if I was so unfortunate to have all these comments hurled st me, whether guilty or not I would have already resign and slither off somewhere quietly in shame, but not him. Anyone who tries to hold on to power after all of these statements must surely have no conscience or self respect. Can he ever expect to get the kind of respect that a Speaker of the House is afforded? There must be something horribly wrong with people who behave like this. I agree that this government and past governments share the blame for putting him where he is but he is a grown old man and he and only he is responsible for his behavior.. whatever he may have holding over others, I am sure all the others have things holding over him. I applaud Roy and Barbara for stepping up to bring the motion while the present Premier sit and sulks, does nothing and says nothing. .

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      • Anonymous says:

        I think you finally understand that when the present premier is saying nothing he is neither sitting nor sulking but rather effectively accomplishing a whole lot more than the ppm have! Thank you for your effective leadership Wayne.

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      He got nothing on me. I worked in the Next Level in the late 90s….. I’ve seen a few things..

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  21. Anonymous says:

    The important difference is that Bush had already been charged with serious criminal charges back in 2020 and even then, Unity/PPM/Sir Alden failed to take steps to remove him from public life, or apply a material code of conduct/SIPL. Whereas, PACT have not yet received that clarity from the RCIPS and judiciary on new charges and probation breaches. We might ask what/who is holding that up, what they might be waiting on, or have they already committed to brushing this latest under the rug as with so many prior instances? Endemic corruption. This is why Cayman deservedly qualifies for the OECD/CFATF Grey/Blacklists. Decades of this grade of inaction, and mostly on PPM’s watch. Roy needs to sit down.

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      How quickly you all forget that it was Kenneth that kept McKeever in Parliament. I understand why Alden didn’t bother to bring a second vote against McKeever and decoded to hold elections. I don’t understand why people are against Alden and not against Panton? Oh yes I remember CMR poison articles against Alden.

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        Kenny was the third backbencher needed to trigger vote of no confidence. Kenny was needed because none of the PPM/Unity cabal were willing to raise their hands. You guys are the ones with amnesia.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    The 50% of voters of WBW that voted for Mario can also petition to remove Bush as MP and end his political career. It’s remarkable that the power thirsty parliamentarians aren’t publishing a roadmap to help these voters and territory they profess to care so much about. The margin of “victory” in that 2021 contest was only 21 votes.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    While PACT is not perfect – Roy truly needs to shut his mouth!! He has had plenty time over the years and did nothing with it – yet continues to prosper and get rich of our backs while the rest of us are suffering and barely surviving. The only good thing PPM did (or Alden did – I should say) was navigate the country through the first phases of the covid pandemic. THAT IS IT! Nothing more. Let’s remember during that time the Governor and Chief Medical Officer were running the show and directing every move and decision made by the PPM so they were the local entertaining puppets carrying out orders during the unofficial state of emergency.

    Before that PPM were simply focused on concessions for developers and making the wealthy get even wealthier. Never forget that PPM told us that Caymanians can’t get high-ranking positions. In their eyes we should basically settle for pot scrapings. SO, as far as I am concerned – they all need to HUSH and move along.

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    None of these people care beyond the power grab. Think the cost of living, immigration, health costs, mental health, traffic issues, education system, cruise port, garbage/recylcing, erosion of public beach access and on and on will be sorted by changing from Wayne to Woy (or worse, Julianna?!), you’re deluded.
    Same problems under PPM. All they’ll do is be less subtle about their ties to Dart.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    The PPM just wants to look for every crack so they can weasel their way back in charge even though they did absolutely nothing to help the average Caymanian household all those years they were in charge. Maybe it’s true that they passed things quicker because they all read from the same hymn book, but everything they passed I completely disagreed with. PACT might be taking longer because they are not always aligned with each other but at least I agree with the majority of things they are trying to do 100%!

    PPM will destroy Cayman’s environment to the point of no return and sell off every bit of this island to the highest bidder. Don’t trust them!

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  26. Anonymous says:

    Well done Roy. Finally got your priorities straight.

    Just to recap: last time Mac did this, PPM instead of trying to remove the Speaker, called a snap election. This time around, instead of pushing for his removal, try for a power grab instead. Only after being called out on this, does the opposition leader decide to file this no confidence motion in the speaker.

    Spare us of your sanctimony. We all know what this is really about.

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