Independents secure nine seats

| 25/05/2017 | 146 Comments

(CNS Elections): With independents securing three major PPM ministers’ scalps and the CDP failing to secure any seats outside of West Bay, the final results have left Cayman facing significant uncertainty over who will lead the next government. The results were all in well before midnight, but the question of who will lead the next government and who will be sitting in Cabinet is completely up in the air.

With all nineteen seats counted, the tally was nine independents, seven PPM and just three for the CDP.

The PPM secured some surprise results, with Barbara Connolly taking the George Town South seat with 40.6% of the vote, ahead of Mike Adam who had been tiped to take the seat but in the end secured just over 33%. Paul Hurlston, Catherine Tyson and Alric Lindsey all lost their deposits after failing to secure 10% of the vote.

Over in West Bay there was no change. McKeeva Bush secured 76% of the vote taking his WBW seat easily. Bernie Bush received 54% of the vote in WBN and Capt. Eugene Ebanks secured 56% in his head-to-head race in WBC. Tara Rivers (IND) took 53.8% in WBS, well ahead of  CDP candidate John Jefferson.

The Results in Cayman’s first ever election under OMOV in SMCs are as follows:

West Bay North – Bernie Bush, CDP

West Bay West – McKeeva Bush, CDP

West Bay Central – Capt. Eugene Ebanks, CDP

West Bay South – Tara Rivers, Ind

George Town North – Joey Hew, Progressives

George Town West – David Wight, Progressives

George Town Central – Kenneth Bryan, Ind

George Town South – Barbara Conolly, Progressives

George Town East – Roy McTaggart, Progressives

Red Bay – Alden McLaughlin, Progressives

Prospect – Austin Harris, Ind

Savannah – Anthony Eden, Ind

Newlands – Alva Suckoo, Ind

Bodden Town West – Christopher Saunders, Ind

Bodden Town East – Dwayne Seymour, Ind

North Side – Ezzard Miller, Ind

East End – Arden McLean, Ind

Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman – Moses Kirkconnell, Progressives

Cayman Brac East – Juliana O’Connor Connolly, Progressives.

Check back to CNS later today for full details and analysis of the results.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Soon segregation t Me too f it hasn’t already been done for some. The like of a politically exposed person is not the same ever again. Big ups to those who deserved it though and hope you give locals a true chance now that you got one shot.

    • Sharkey says:

      I think that everyone can be satisfied, Bush or McLean would be the next Premier . I really don’t know if that’s good or bad news . But 4 years would tell us .

    • Anonymous says:

      We just voted out the best run Government in the Caribbean.

      • Anonymous says:

        Pretty low bar.

      • Anonymous says:

        You must have been oiling that Government why it was the best run Government in the Caribbean .

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s a stretch…PPM did a decent job but they were far from perfect. I think the election results speak for themselves, a Government is only as good as the constituents that vote them in.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The problem with OMOV is not the fact that everyone gets gets one vote, it is the fact the districts were shrunk to the size that someone like Kenneth could actually get elected (WAY too small) and that term limits weren’t included.

    Think I’m wrong? If he could beat Marco who is the best MLA in decades, how the hell do you expect to remove someone in a district that thinks that way? Get used to a couple of these seats having horrible representatives from now on.

    • Diogenes says:

      I can see your frustration at the result, but that is also the beauty of OMOV. The people of GTC deserve the representation they desire. Under the old system, the people of GCN, GTS, GTE, & GTW decided who would represent GTC. Setting aside any personal animosity, most people would agree that we (the people of Cayman) owe a huge debt of gratitude to Marco Archer for the way that he managed the finances of this country over the last four years, and the legacy of what he has done will continue for many more years to come.

      A majority of the voters in GTC, 495 of them to be precise, felt that they were no better off after four years by Marco Archer stabilizing the finances of the country, paying off debt, and setting aside some money for the huge contingent liabilities that lie before us. It’s probably hard for some of them to understand why it costs so much for the government to fulfill the promise they made to Civil Servant that after 35 years of service they would have free health care for the rest of their lives, when any one of Kenneth’s 495 supporters can go to the George Town Hospital and not have to pay anything either. And that includes those who have never worked a day in their life!

      Kenneth has four years, as do the other 18 MLAs, to show the people of GTC that they are better off by having elected him. What we the people have to ensure is that none of the 19 elected take the money that belongs to the entire country and hand it over to their supporters for no good reason other than to ensure that they will always have a majority of the vote at election time. All we have to do is abide by the laws of this country and speak up when we see something wrong, and no politician will be able to create a fiefdom anywhere in Cayman.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians have spoken. We want representation for us, not for special interest groups or for financial interests. And if you’re not a voter – sit down. Go back to where you can vote if you want a say. You’re here as our guest – remember that, I know this will get tons of thumbs down by CNS’ primarily expat and Caymanian hating commentators, Just shows us who you really are.
    I am proud of my Eastern district voters who rejected the party system, Let’s hope the CDP and PPM don’t combine now to hold on to power for themselves.

  4. Diogenes says:

    One possible solution out of this plight is a PPM government with independent candidates Suckoo, Eden, and Rivers all given Ministerial positions thus .forming part of the government, but without them having to become members of the PPM.

    1&2) Premier – Alden and Deputy Premier Moses, both with same portfolios as before thus giving continuity of relationships with UK and overseas.
    3) Eden as Minister of Culture + Health. Yes it will be hell for four years but better than a lifetime of hell.
    4) Roy as Minister of Finance & Financial Services – the only visible option.
    5) Tara as Minister of Education
    6) Juliana as Minister of Works/Development/Agriculture etc
    7) Suckoo as Minister of Environment & Social Development
    Joey, Barbara, David remain on the Back Bench and the Premier will always be on a knife edge with respect to decisions that he has to make.

    Appoint a Speaker from outside the House, like a post career Civil Servant (not Linford) who worked in the Legislative Assembly and who knows all of the protocol and can rule fairly without kissing butt holes.

    Ezzard, obstinate as he may be, is another alternative to Eden for Minister of Health and Culture, just don’t let him have anything to do with environment.

    As much as I like him, please don’t make Harden our Premier, and keep Saunders as far from our finances as you possibly can!

  5. Anonymous says:

    This just proves that it’s not true to say that if a person has a conviction for supplying cocaine he can’t ever find a job again. Now that’s a rehabilitation of an offender!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well – we all should be dancing cause according to all those promises made along the campaigning, each Caymanian should have a job by next month, the cost of living is going to be reduced drastically and people who fall behind on their mortgage payments will be bailed out

    Let’s see how Kenneth, Chris Saunders, John John and the usual WB gang are going to deliver on those promises. Oh, and Austin had the answer for everything during his radio times, so let’s see how much he is going to accomplish……….Reality is going to be a hell of a ()*$()* for some of them………..

  7. Anonymous says:

    In star wars when obi wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker arrive at mos eisley looking for han solo obi wan warns Luke ‘ you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy’….. Well , I hate to disagree obi wan but..

  8. Anonymous says:

    All I have to say is Enjoy your one man one vote….

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully there are some sensible independents who realize that to accomplish the goals of their constituencits they need to be a part of a legitimate (and honest!) government. True leadership is putting the stability of the country ahead of personal ambitions.

    • Anonymous says:

      …and the track records of so many of those who have been elected show that they are capable of that? Think not!

      This place is crazy – if you are successful in your career and personal life you apparently are a stuck up elitist. If you are one who has had its share of questionable choices, you are qualified to lead this country.

      Caymanians really love to screw things up for themselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        And we voted back in McKeva Bernie Eugene Tara Roy Anthony John John Miller all whom have been in government and didn’t do a damn thing. Tara herself ran Independent last time, and again ran Independent…but yet she jumped on the PPM Wagon….that shouldn’t be allowed

  10. Anonymous says:

    All the blame going around for voting in people not qualified? We can only vote for candidates who stood for election! the best candidates, as usual, didn’t stand – either because they’re too busy making a lot of money in private sectors (and that’s ok but i wish it was different), or they’re not allowed because of draconian rules about eligibility (surely we need to objectively review who can stand for election)

    and for those saying it’s crazy people with only 1 or 2 or 5% of the electorate can’t possibly represent….the rules mean only small #’s of people can/will vote for candidates….the rules are what’s brought us to this, and they need changing (term limits/eligibility/etc/etc/salaries/etc)

    meanwhile, get ready for a few flip flops and 4 years of more nothing really…..

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well, I do hope that everyone is happy now. The party system has been voted out in favour of a bunch of misfits who obviously cannot get along and there is nothing but uncertainty until the whole group decides among themselves who will form the government and who will lead the country. the independent model does not work! now we sit and wait until the backroom brawl is over and the one with the least blood on him/her will be our leader. GTC and Newlands voters – you have just voted out Marco and Wayne – 2 of the most intelligent and capable Ministers this country has seen for as long as I can remember. the future is on your heads.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So who gets to break the news to Dr. T that all the money he spent on Kenneth gets him zero in the end?

    Kenneth isn’t running anything in the next government and for the good of the country hopefully never in the future either.

    • frangipani says:

      really don’t know what kind of game and why that Steve Tomlinson was/is playing but he has sure made a mess of our country in one swell swoop!!!

  13. Caymanian donkey says:

    Ok now that this is over. Let’s see if any of these elected persons come back into their districts. Simple answer No, they got the job now!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Before people go on talking about the party system being dead, let’s give this one a think.

    Two of the independents got voted in last time as PPM, so really those seats didn’t change, there was no change in ideology. If you look at the margin of victory through GT total and consider the old system before OMOV, PPM likely would have run a landslide across GT and Kenneth would be sitting just where he was 4 years ago (and where he should be), with not enough votes to get a seat.

    Secondly, the Independents are not a party, those that voted for Alva or Tony would not have voted for Saunders or John John and those that voted for Ezzard and Arden would not have voted for Kenneth. There is no total unity of independents. One of the major Parties will control the government.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Integrity, intelligence and experience are the main qualifications for a good politician, but not in Cayman.

  16. Diogenes says:

    Donald Trump’s election kool-aid has been imported into Cayman, and I predict that an Independent candidate will be named as the next Premier, and he/she will be removed from office before the end of the year.

    This is a good thing for Cayman, as only through pain will we be able to mature. Anyone who failed to get more than 50% of the vote will know that next time they can easily be removed, so they will work for the people or try to grab as much as they can get for themselves in four years.

    Since Kenneth Bryan is the man of the hour I will use him as an example, but this applies to most of them.

    Kenneth received less than 500 votes, and Cayman has a population of 50,000+ and registered voters in excess of 20,000. So Kenneth’s supporters represent less than 1% of the total populations, and less than 3% of the registered voter. What does this mean?

    Most people did not vote for a candidate who would best serve the country, but for a candidate who would best serve them. Kenneth, like all the others, was elected on promises, so when he fails to keep his promises then his supporters will become disenchanted/disillusioned and search for another political saviour.

    What will cause people to become disillusioned with their candidate? The euphoria will wear off, and the handouts that bought their votes will gradually dwindle to nothing until they magically reappear just before the next election. Some will get appointed to cushy government boards, or good pay for do-nothing jobs, but most of them will soon realize that their candidate will not continue to pay their rent, water bill, electric bill, phone bill, and give them $25 every time they ask. People like Saunders will blame the opposition, whomever they may be, for not passing legislation telling banks how much they can charge/pay as interest and all of the other promised social programs will not materialize and people will still have to pay their mortgage or lose their house.

    Please do not blame one-person-one-vote for incompetents being elected as they were elected just as frequently under the old system. You are now in a position to hold your Representative, whether you voted for them or not, accountable for their actions. After a few my election cycles we still start to get the hang of this new system and begin to elect people who are mostly capable of doing what needs to be done for the benefit of all, rather that what would please a few.

    • Anonymous says:

      You have no right to speak about President Trump!!!

    • ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

      Any easy way to solve the problem of so few people electing an MLA is to go from single member constituencies, which unnecessarily divide the islands into small factions, to island wide voting where everyone gets 19 votes. The 19 people with the most votes become our MLAs regardless of where they live to serve everyone in the Cayman Islands. If an MLA is only looking out for the few that voted for him/her then we will be taking a giant step in the wrong direction. All MLAs need to have the best interests of the Cayman Islands in mind at all times.

      • Anonymous says:

        We don’t need 19 MLA’s or 19 votes. OMOV with island wide voting will suffice.

        • anon says:

          instead of first past the post use proportional representation – single transferable vote. Google it – its great!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Outside of West Bay, where there are folks that can read, and seniors that did not accept 800 bags of groceries and frozen turkeys – most would never cast in favour of the disgraced CDP leader who chronically misused his position of trust, using public funds as if it were his own money for his own glory. For anyone disillusioned with PPM, the Independents were the only available alternative.

    I hope our Independent coalition government swiftly amends our Constitution – it needs a lot of work. For starters we need: term limits (to force retirement of career MLAs), an Independent non-party-aligned House Speaker, loosen Birth Caymanian criteria, honor our civil and human rights obligations…and more. We need to scale back our unrealistic infrastructure ambitions, blooming payrolls, and CIG’s unaccountable spending practices. We need to conform to International Public Accounting Standards by recognizing and planning to offset and write down the impending government pension and healthcare liabilities that were ignored for four years – while pretending we had an operating surplus. We need to take responsibility for the tens of millions we pay to support Cayman Airways and the Turtle Farm, while ignoring the GT and Brac Dumps and an unfinished JGHS.

    Moses and PPM need to stop kowtowing to Giora Isreal (Carnival’s longtime SVP Port & Destination Group) who alone contends that Cayman will be “out of the Cruise ship business” without a deep water port facility. His heavily-biased old dogma senior citizen opinion is simply not valid. Nor is it true that liners are getting bigger and bigger for our region – the order book speaks otherwise. All of the bigger class ships on order are destined for Asia/Antipodes including Carnival’s.

    • Anonymous says:

      We also need Parliamentary privilege not to extend to hate speech…

    • Anonymous says:

      You are insulting West Bayers in general with your comments
      “Outside of West Bay, where there are folks that can read “.

      Get your facts straight! Several West Bayers have been leaders such as the late Hon.T. W. Farrington a man recognized for his ability, and subsequently with Leaders of Government Business, and then our first Premier.

      Then we have had the majority of local bank managers starting from the Hon. B.O. Ebanks Jr. Even Mr. Harry Chisolm formerly of Royal Bank has West Bay roots.

      If you don’t know facts, then please dont be like Mr. Trump and create alternatives.

    • ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

      While we’re making changes how about preventing MLAs from receiving salary and pension at the same time? You’re either working or retired not doing both at the same time.

  18. Mmmm!! says:

    Moses should be Premier, but unfortunately he is Ppm so ammm that may not happen. But then again its politics so who knows.

  19. Anonymous says:

    How many candidates did Dr T. get for his investments?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Direct rule please!

  21. Anonymous says:

    The law needs changing to permit drinking on election day. In fact make drinking mandatory. It could only improve decision making. Nothing could make it worse.

  22. Anonymous says:

    All I can say about Marco is his actions and reactions on the radio were unprofessional, extremely rude, pompous and patronizing. The holier than thou talking down to was inappropriate and uncalled for. I saw a different side of him that I wasn’t interested in seeing for another 4 years. Up until then, I would have voted for him.

    • frangipani says:

      Doubt very much that Marco displayed any pomposity. Not the Marco I know!!! as for ‘unprofessional’ that’s not Marco in anyway shape or form.

    • Anonymous says:

      You voted out one of your countries best people for what?

    • Anonymous says:

      So you penalised Marco for one unfortunate response on being caught off guard but you’re happy to get behind perpetrators of assault and drug dealing.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Have to feel sorry for Marco

  24. Knot S Smart says:

    Actually I see only 4 real independents – Ezzard, Arden, Suckoo and Anthony. Then we have 1 independent PPM – Tara, 1 independent Dr T – Marco, and 3 independent CDP – Harris, Saunders and John John. The party that has the most votes is therefore the PPM with their 7 + Tara.
    The best coalition would be Ezzard for Speaker of the House, Mr Moses for Premier, Suckoo for Deputy Premier, Arden for Minister of Roads etc, Roy for Financial Minister, Alden for the Financial Industry (where Wayne was) and Ms Julie and Tara for the other two Ministerial positions.
    The people have spoken and it is time to end the political turmoil and make peace with each other and move on…

  25. Caymanian donkey says:

    Phones ringing today!
    One if the days conversations
    Alden “Mac, you want speaker and beanie gets Sports minister”?
    Mac” I’m in”!!

  26. I laughed, I cried it was better than Cats! says:

    Wow, these results are terrible. It is like we tired to vote in the unqualified and reprehensible!

    • Anonymous says:

      Absolutely, most disappointed about GTC, BTE and BTW… house full of novices.. Lord help us!

      • SAD says:

        Agree. now we know that there are 1302 voters in total between these three that need to be take of the voters list for the inability to make an informed decision 🙁

      • Anonymous says:

        BTE is good my friend! Jon Jon is what they wanted and he is just fine! He unlike so many others will not forget his people.

        Now, you need check the yardie that one BTW; sorry Maxine, because I know that had to hurt to the core!

    • Anonymous says:

      Austin is an admitted domestic abuser (on record and apologized in court) John John was prosecuted for assault, and claimed his wife was his property as a sacred vessel and Kenneth Bryan was found guilty of assaulting police- These violent men are a huge step backwards when it comes to domestic violence and law abiding citizens, they ALL felt they were ABOVE the law and that is just too scary.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Bush all the way!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Well now maybe Marco can see first hand how effective the NWDA is and the negative side of work permit revenues. Maybe he can pass it on to Alden and Kenneth

  29. Anonymous says:

    Let’s hope nobody is stupid enough to sell themselves to Alden again !

  30. Anonymous says:

    Let’s wait and see how many of these are actual independents – and not CDP/PPM-ers in disguise.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I now believe anything is possible is cayman!
    You can be arrested and charged with domestic abuse and still win an election, you can be arrested for selling cocaine, go to jail and be arrested a second time for police assault and still win an election, you can be education minister and do nothing and still win an election, you can give away PR to thousands and still win every election cycle after, you can be premier and keep silent on local issues for most your term and still win an election.
    Not to mention the fb scandal which should of seen a certain candidate disqualified a number of weeks back!
    If nothing else the next four years should be interesting..

  32. Anonymous says:

    Lesson to Kent and Dennie stop beating up on civil servants.

  33. Anonymous says:

    LOL! Classic case of, “The government you elect is the government you deserve.”

  34. Caymanian donkey says:

    Alden shoved Marco under the bus. Congrats to Kenneth but we have lost a good person.
    Marco please run as in independent in Red Bay next election so we can vote for you.

    It is going to be very interesting over the next few weeks to see who gets what ministries.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, he should try Prospect next time as we had very slim pickings this go around. I ended up voting but I promised myself if there was a line and I had to wait, I wasn’t gonna bother as I didn’t believe in any of the options I had. OMOV was a bad idea and I hope they change it.

      • Caymanian donkey says:

        Sorry we want him!

      • Anonymous says:

        OMOV is a good idea but it needs to be countrywide not split into tiny districts. The top however many voted in then get designated areas if we must insist on having the island split down into constituencies. Having 2 or 3 people running in a small area requiring barely more than 200 votes to win is ridiculous.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe if GTC voters had two brain cells to rub together, Marco would be back in office where he belongs.

  35. Anonymous says:

    If we voted in an independent party that is what should stay. I hope that non of the independent’s go to a party, that isn’t what we voted for..but yet the Caymanians again voted Tara, Roy & Eden in again, no brains whatsoever. Tara was independent last time too and went PPM. This is the most stupidest thing i have ever heard of…we didn’t vote for the independent to go to PPM or CDP. But to vote Tara in again when she didn’t do jack all for our children, yet the caymanian people stupid as they are voted her in again. And Eden??? REally? He is an embarrassment to the country and Roy another one very disappointing.

  36. Anonymous says:

    The results are extremely disappointing. We have lost high caliber and highly qualified individuals like Marco Archer and Wayne Patton and voted in the same dinaosaurs like Anthony Eden, Ezzard Miller, McKeeva Bush, Capt Eugene and Bernie Bush? I am gobsmacked!

  37. Anonymous says:

    So did GTC really pick a guy who’s been to prison and has 2 years work experience as a news reporter on his resume with no real qualifications?? Or am I having a bad dream/nightmare?? Pls tell me this isn’t real.

  38. Anonymous says:

    The best person for Premier and Deputy Premier could be either of the following;

    Alden, Arden, Roy Mctaggart or Moses Kirkconnell. Whoever is Deputy Premier could also be Minister of Tourism and Enviornment.

    Tara for Minister of Education and Labor, Chris Saunders for Minister of Finance, Alva Suckoo for Minister of Works, Jonathan Seymour for Minister of Community Development and whoever becomes Premier can also be Minister of Health.

    McKeeva should continue to be Leader of the Opposition and be kept away from the people’s credit cards and govt finances period. Bernie will continue as Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

    Kenneth Bryan could be counselor for the Minister of community development and Joey Hew as counselor to the Minister of Tourism. Barbara Connolly could be counselor to the Minister of Education.

    Remove Juliana from Speaker of the House and replace her with Dr. Steve if he wants that’s position.

    Ezzard to remain as Chairman of Finance Committee.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I am sure that McKeeva and Alden are talking tonight.

  40. Anonymous says:

    How are in Gods name Kenneth Bryan gets elected before Marco is astounding. Four years of hand outs, mortgage relief and other benefits won’t save you Kenneth. Hope you deliver on all the socialist policies. See you in 4 years. In the mean time I am sure that McKeeva and the Saunders puppet will do their best to support you in your socialist proposals. Please explain how your expenses will be offset by income.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Well, I have been a faithful watcher and commenter all day.
    It is time to go to bed now.
    My darkest fear is that somehow, the toxic twins, Alden & McKeeva will conspire to defeat the voice of the people.
    Let’s see what happens? Good night, all.

  42. Anonymous says:

    I called a PPM sweep. I have never been happier to be wrong.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to all independents. Keep this lesson in mind: DON”T SWITCH SIDES! Remain independent in your thinking. We are watching! Good luck.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Great result! Now everyone has to learn to debate things out, make sense and work together instead of pushing things through the party line. I hope we have even more independents next time.

  45. Anonymous says:

    So people have shown themselves to be a bit more racist, selfish and extremist at a secret ballot box than they are in real life.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry, can you be a little more explicit?
      What were you expecting and why?

    • Anonymous says:

      To reject Marco’s integrity and proven capabilities is a sad day for Cayman , especially when you consider the quality of his replacement.

      • P&L says:

        Yes it is truly sad to see Marco not get in… he was arguably the strongest and most productive Minister over the last four years BUT the only person we have to thank/blame is ALDEN!!! The coward would not run against Kenneth… so he convinced Marco to do it… I’m sure reassuring him there was no way he would lose and well… the gamble worked for Alden… but not for Marco… and not for the country. So you want to blame some one… blame our EX-PREMIER!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Too bad I can’t hit the “thumbs up” button several hundred times on this one! By not electing Marco we’ve lost a capable man for the job and to know it was to an individual who doesn’t have the integrity, morals, skillset or maturity just leaves me shaking my head. It seems that people voted on popularity or possibly the promises made by Kenneth not on the reality of what makes good common sense for the country. Sad times we live in.

  46. Anonymous says:

    You have 8, 8 and 3.
    McKeeva holds the key.
    He will negotiate with Alden or Arden for Deputy Premier.

    Holy hakadooli, this is exciting.

  47. Caymanian 345 says:

    Congratulations to Christopher Saunders for his win in BTW. I hope he is chosen as our next Minister of Finance as he is well qualified to do so and to represent our beloved Cayman Islands.

  48. Anonymous says:

    West Bayas what happened. Mac this is a very strong message. The UDP CDP or whatever the name change finished.

    • Unison says:

      I think its done for Mckeeva Bush. He should be Independent or resign. His days of leadership are over

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately we still have do nothing whatsoever but collect my very large paycheck whogene on the payroll for another four years. West Bayas are a complete disgrace to politics in this country.

      • Anonymous says:

        West Bay is a prime example of politics most negative glaring examples! Decisiveness, Manupilative, Opportunism, Crassisim, Character Assassination , Immoral Behavior, Selfish, Humanistic Destructive, Environmental Destructive, Greed, Social Decay, lliteracy. These are the subjects that is being offered at the the West Bay political College for the next four years. The faculty body that will be teaching these subjects is called CDP headed by none other than (professor the biggest bush) that the soil of West Bay has grown, with over thirty years experience in these disciplines. Who did not sign up on the 24th need to hurry up because classes are about to start!

    • Anonymous says:

      God sees. God knows. West Bayers should be left alone to elect their own gowerment and run their own hell hole.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s hope Mac is kept out of any government as he will only do what he does best….disrupt and divert .

    • Anonymous says:

      Them old head Bayas too fool…they believe any empty promise.

      Where has Eugene…Bernie and Keeva been the past few years that’s they been back benching….they will learn though.

      West bay will continue to need serious rehabilition as a district – insanity is conducting same actions with expectancies varied for different results.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Let’s not predict too quick on that, with what Alden (the coward) pulled off to get a seat, he will get an IND to go PPM side so that he will be Premier again.

    • Unison says:

      He still has 7 but 3 he needs to form a government! Thats not easy to get. Also INDEPENDENTS are more likely to hold their ground.

    • Anony says:

      This was preplaned with just minor skewing to the results. Alden knows all too well….Marco you jobless lol? Welcome to ‘our’ Cayman1

    • Anonymous says:

      Tara seemed to be hesistating on going back to Ministry of Education when they asked her last night. She is possibly considering breaking ranks with PPM,especially if she can get a better position with a coalition government.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think we will see Arden as Premier, the question is whether the other Ministers will be made up of all Independents and CDP or PPM. Mac can decide where he wants his support. Or you could get a situation with an Independent led PPM coalition. Arden as Premier with Alden as Deputy, in that scenario you could get Chris and Roy as Minister of Financial Services and Minister of Finance.

      Lots of options and plenty negotiations still to go for sure.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Arden will be the new Premier.

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