Hush-Hush Replacement of Cayman’s Premier

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The long-serving Premier of the offshore financial centre The Cayman Islands has been quietly replaced after his arrest on allegations of theft.

McKeeva Bush was in charge of the islands for 30 years, but was arrested in December on charges related to the use of a government credit card.

The allegations go back to 2004 and police in Cayman’s have already carried out an investigation into the matter in 2010.

Mr Bush also faces allegations of abuse of office, breach of trust and conflict of interest. He has announced that he plans to fight the allegations and originally fought off a challenge to have him stand-down while the case was proceeding.

However, Governor Duncan Taylor used his discretionary power under the constitution to revoke the premier’s appointment – a decision which was backed by Mr Bush’s party, the United Democratic Party.

First woman leader

Mr Bush has been replaced by Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, the island’s first woman leader.

The news has been welcomed by the Cayman Islands business and financial services industry with the leader of the Island’s Chamber of Trade Chris Duggan saying: “Political stability is vital for a democracy which is what this move brings.

“This has been a very tumultuous time for the people of the Cayman Islands.”

He added: “The chamber of commerce welcomes the new government and we will work with them to develop our economy.”

His views were echoed by the chairman of Cayman Finance, which promotes the Island’s financial services industry, Richard Coles.

He said: “These are serious allegations against Mr Bush and it is imperative that confidence in our legal and political system is maintained. It is right that he steps aside while the investigation continues.

Election date

“The financial services sector in the Cayman Islands operates independently of the government and the potential criminal charges do not have an impact on the government or the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.”

Mr Coles added: “It is Cayman’s intolerance of any type of unethical behaviour regardless of who it is, which helps sets us apart from many other countries and helps make us a country to do business with.”

The Cayman Islands is now gearing up for an election in May and no charges yet have been brought against Mr Bush who has not made clear whether he will be standing for election.

Ms O’Connor-Connolly was also the Cayman’s first woman minister after she was elected in 1997.

She was born on Cayman Brac, started her career as a teacher before graduating from the University of Liverpool in law and then practising law in the Caymans before entering politics.

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  1. THE HIDDEN REASON THE UK WANTS McKEEVA BUSH OUT OF THEIR WAY CAYMAN NEEDS TO KNOW

    What did I tell you knuckleheads? I knew it was coming but not quite so
    soon! The Uk is really showing their true colors. They are really bald
    faced hypocrites about this whole
    McKeeva Bush arrest issue , But I didn’t think they would come out of
    the closet quite so soon where their war on the Hon. Mr. McKeeva Bush ,
    former Premier, is concerned..
    I have told you in many articles
    written that Its not about McKeeva Bush overspending nor credit card
    fraud and it definitely is not about importation of explosives!!!
    IT’S ABOUT OUR RECENT BILL OF RIGHTS AND WHAT THE UK WANTS TO INTRODUCE TO THE TERRITORIES.
    Read My Lips:-

    WHAT THE UK WANT SIMPLY CANNOT HAPPEN ON THE HON. MCKEEVA BUSH’S
    WATCH! He is their greatest nightmare! You don’t seem to be aware of
    this, its time you do.
    Unlike Mr. Bush I don’t think Mr. Alden
    McLaughlin can stand up to the UK on this one, he is far too weak,
    timid and sucking up to the UK Whiteman. .Based on Mr. Alden
    McLaughlin’s behavior and thirst for the throne, trying to be more
    appealing to the present governor as a future premier that the UK can
    handle, be their true Puppet, and use him for their own purposes.
    It
    makes one wonder whether Mr. Alden McLaughlin did promise the UK that
    he would really support gay and lesbian marriage in the Cayman Islands
    and all the other liberal sewage that comes with it?
    I urge the
    Caymanian people to wakeup, Mr. Alden McLaughlin needs to come clean. I
    was made to understand from people that know him very well and that
    have had close dealings with him that “Alden is very sympathetic towards
    these type of people, we better be careful with him.” I also understand
    that our law firms are infiltrated with large numbers of homosexuals,
    how did they get a strong hold here? Are they sleepers waiting to pounce
    on the bill of rights too to aide the UK in their ploy to destroy our
    beloved innocent unspoiled Cayman Isle with our conservative christian
    values? Open your eyes Cayman, the Ministers Association’s work has
    yet to be unfolded, you think they worked on the constitution, you
    haven’t seen anything yet. Get ready for round Two.
    Mr.Arden Mclean
    and Mr. Ezzard Miller will you both stand up to the UK on gay issues and
    uphold principles and christian values we hold dear to our hearts
    telling them the answer is No?
    Both of you are too well aware as
    politicians that the UK wanted McKeeva out of the way so they could go
    through with this and push this gay garbage onto the territories,but you
    continue with your political rhetorics. The UDP minority government
    should know better as well but it is proof that these people too are not
    as versed politically nor understand the sciences of politics as one
    would expect from these high echelons of our legislature, but then again
    its a game they are all playing, its all about a thirst for power and
    might .
    ARE ANY ONE OF YOU ANY BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY THAN MCKEEVA BUSH ?
    The answer is ‘ N O”

    Quite Frankly I do not care how much Mckeeva Bush spends from his
    Credit card, whether government or personal. Mac, go ahead and max it
    out if you please! knock yourself out!
    BUT I do care a lot and am
    very disturbed at this UK press release and they should expect people
    like me to express my greatest anger if I learned that a gay lesbian or
    queer is teaching my child in our schools that sodomy and homosexuality
    is Ok; corrupting and destroying their little innocent tender minds. I
    would be even more angry if a teacher told my child that marriage is a
    union between any two persons whether two men or two women!
    I serve you what the Bible says that the institution of marriage is a union between One man and one woman.
    You see from the very Beginning, God made Adam and Eve, NOT ADAM AND STEVE!!!!
    MCKEEVA BUSH WOULD NOT ALLOW THIS garbage coming frorm the UK announced on this morning !

    Ladies and gentlemen, that is the real hidden corrupt, well organized,
    conspiracy,and tempura reason the UK WANTED MCKEEVA BUSH OUT OF THEIR
    WAY! he has done NOTHING WRONG! His only sin is standing up for
    Christianity and morality saving our children from these UK predators!

    You idiots can’t see it because of your stupidity and you choose to be
    naive and ignorant towards the real truth behind his arrest. you prefer
    to think the worst and engage in gossip, preferring to see him fall
    instead on waiting for a press release like this one I was waiting on to
    prove my point of truth being told about the dirty UK tactics,.
    I
    want to take this opportunity to say “I told you so.” I’m not at all
    surprised as a matter of fact I have been waiting for this as I and
    others who are politically sound knew it was coming sooner or later.From
    the day the past leader of government business The former Hon. Tom
    Jefferson rightly so turned back that boat load of homosexuals on a
    cruise ship during the nineties, they have been lobbying the FCO every
    since using expensive lawyers and organizing to take over the Cayman
    Islands and the UK territories with their SICK LIFESTYLE. I’D AGREE
    FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS TO GO INDEPENDENT BEFORE I AGREE TO THIS MESS.

    I hope you realize that every governor and comm. of police from hereon
    are hired to support, implement and enforce the liberal laws a soon as
    the UK decides to throw this putrid sewage on our heads and tell us
    that it’s raining.
    I’d approve of independence from the UK before I
    agree to this, after all we’re not getting anything from them anyway,
    they are doing absolutely nothing for us, but running up expensive tabs
    in the millions of dollars and ordering us to pay it from our public
    purse.Its time to stand up to them like McKeeva Bush.
    ENOUGH OF THIS White Slavemaster NONSENSE!
    I feel a sense of accomplishment as I can boldly say to you once again:-
    “I told you so!”
    TAKE A LOOK AT THE UK”s latest Sewage Pipline:
    OT minister to support same sex marriage in UK

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  2. IT IS TIME FOR BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES IN THE CARIBBEAN TO FORM A
    FEDERATION, AND DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM UK MODERN DAY SLAVERY.

    As
    I read the article recently on Lord Blencathra’s removal from the post
    of Cayman’s Representative in the UK, and the OT Ministers plan on
    voting to support Homosxeual Marriage in parliament with an epxectancy
    for the Territories to support him, and impose the same upon us. It is
    with regret as the OT’s keep having horse manure shoveled on them, day
    after day under this FCO rule. When is enough “Enough?”

    Now, this
    recent press release by CNS of the UK’s allocating $8 million dollars
    to fight so called corruption in the Caribbean, my response was “Here
    these jerks come again. They should use that money on themselves from
    start to finish for a change as the British parliament is riddled with
    corruption.”

    However, as a people its time to
    start thinking deeply about what we really want for ourselves. Do we
    want jobs, do we want to be free from racial, economic and social
    oppression? we must not allow the British to come to our shores and
    again destroy the reputation of the Cayman Islands with prefabricated
    accusations to suit their own liberal agenda. None of their
    investigations have lead to anywhere but a dead end.

    If the British really knew how predictable they are they would run and hide…

    Since
    the former premier McKeeva Bush is such an emminent threat to them
    getting their liberal gay and lesbian – homosexual agenda through, and
    keeping us all as slaves with “No right to work” in our own country a UK
    territory. We assume that 99% of that $8 million dollars will allocated
    to block the Cayman Islndd’s former premier The Hon. Mr. McKeeva Bush
    from running for office both in 2013 throughout 2016 as he may be too
    old or retired by that time. Remember he is their greatest nightmare for
    standing up to the UK each time they try to impose their liberal sewage
    on the Cayman Islands and Mr. Bush’s response each time is ‘NO.”

    About these shrewd operators.Take some time read a little bit about where these Cunning and Crafty Brits are Coming from will
    you.

    Nearly all these early settlements arose from the
    enterprise of particular companies and magnates rather than from any
    effort on the part of the English crown. The crown exercised some rights
    of appointment and supervision, but the colonies were essentially
    self-managing
    enterprises. The formation of the empire was thus an unorganized
    process based on piecemeal acquisition, sometimes with the British
    government being the least willing partner in the enterprise. If the
    territories can manage themselves then why are we all brainwashed into
    believing that we can not do without the UK? What do we need them for?
    The answer is “NOTHING”

    We need to decide our own destiny and stop allowing our financial industry competitor to do so to our own detriment.

    The
    slave trade became an economic necessity for the Caribbean colonies
    benefiting the British. Movements for the end of slavery came to
    fruition in British colonial
    possessions long before the similar movement in the United States; the
    trade was abolished in 1807 and slavery itself in Britain’s dominions in
    1833.

    The British Empire was the world’s first global power; by
    1921, it held sway over a population of 400–500 million people — roughly
    a quarter of the world’s population — and covered more than 14.1
    million square miles.

    During the pretense of decolonisation,
    Britain under sought to pass socalled parliamentary democracy and the
    rule of law to its colonies, with varying degrees of success leaving
    questionable consequences. Almost all former British colonies have since
    chosen to join the association which replaced the Empire.

    Nonetheless,
    British colonial policy was always driven to a large extent by
    Britain’s trading interests. While settler economies developed the
    infrastructure to support balanced development, tropical African were
    abused in those territories. Like
    Caymanians are today and and found themselves developed funding units
    for the British. Work permit sales in the millions of dollars seem to be
    a funding unit for the British as well. British policies based on their
    own advantage and self interest had a negative impact on some
    territories economically.

    The British would engage in
    manipulation of conflict between ethnic and racial identities, in order
    to keep subject populations from uniting against the the British who
    were the occupying power causing all the oppression, unhappiness and
    dismay — the classic “divide and rule” strategy — left a legacy of
    partition or inter-communal difficulties in areas as diverse as,Ireland,
    India, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Uganda, Iraq, Guyana, and Figi. No wonder the
    Irish hates the Brits more than anything else.

    The British
    colonial authorities in Kenya successfully manipulated the Mau Mau
    starting a war between the tribes killing only 22 Europeans
    but l8,00 locals. They are accustomed to stirring up trouble among the
    people in its territories.

    The same divide and conquer zeniyh is
    at work and in full force in the Cayman Islands. Where the work permit
    grants, believed to be the thrust of the UK FCO weapon to be used
    continually to upset Caymanians, and dividing the locals and expats who
    are constantly at war because of the constant disenfranchise of
    Caymanians as opposed to expats being the preferred work applicant. It
    is much clearer that the UK has something
    to do with this, as the war
    between the unemployed local and the employed foreigners controlling
    all the jobs continues. It seems perfectly OK with the UK that has never
    addressed this injustice and socioeconomic genocide against the
    Caymanian people.

    Its time for the Caymanian people to seriously
    consider Independence from the UK. It is impossible to continue to
    tolerate this abuse of power coming from the UK
    and FCO against the people of its territories..

    The arrest of
    the Premier of the Cayman Islands where he has not been charged, has not
    been prosecuted and has not been sentenced for merely maxing out his
    credit card and assisting customs release of explosives for a
    constituent in the quarry business, is an indication that the UK FCO is
    repeating history all over again and will stop at nothing to bring down a
    leader in its OT who can not be controlled by them.

    The UK wants
    the former Hon. McKeeva Bush out of the political picture so badly
    that they are stooping as low now to agree to foot the tab this time,
    instead of letting us pay for the Tempura round II now brewing and
    gearing up to dump these unknowns onto our shores. Generally commencing
    their entertainment or pastime activities at the local pubs and posing
    on the decks of the RCIP boats having fun. We are indeed curious to see
    what
    a prefabricated illustration
    looks like this time around……coming from this UK camp.We sincerely
    hope the Daily Mail follows them to the Cayman Islands and around the
    territories to do a story on them.

    We are all aware that the
    British are cheap skates, usually expecting everyone to pay for their
    own expenses. For the UK to allocate $8million plus to pay for these
    probes, is an indication that they are desperate to get former Premier
    of the Cayman Islands McKeeva Bush out of their way and even more
    ‘”DESPERATE TO HOLD ONTO THE REMAINING
    TERRITORIES who may be gearing
    up to Free themselves from this political and economic slavery imposed
    upon them by the UK and oppressing the poor keeping Caymanians
    especially the natives jobless, hungry, devastated, helpless,and
    devastated.
    BOTTOMLINE:-

    In order to save their face in the UN the UK FCO is now calling this Anti corruption
    probe a mere investigations to fight corruption! we
    political science scholars know better.

    It is just not true.

    As
    one familiar with the UK dirt and their underhandedness and
    crookedness; I serve the people notice that This is nothing short of a
    21st century War declared on the territories and its leaders who stand
    up to the UK with an attempt to enslave, intimidate, divide and conquer,
    to continue to control the territories and discourage them from going
    independent.

    I call on the territories to form a federation for the Caribbean, engage in trade
    strategies,import
    and export, build your own defense forces, your own national guards,
    your own, coast guards, your own armies, and unite and defect from the
    UK, declaring
    claiming independence at a specified date and time, and stop being kicked around
    by these white men from Europe.They are slave masters.

    Its time to cut strings, stop the probes designed to control us and keep us in UK Slalvery and their
    rule.

    Grow up Declare Independence from the UK. Here’s some more horse manure they plan on shoveling our way:-

    https://caymannewsservice.com/world-news/2013/02/02/uk-cops-get-%C2%A385m-probe-overseas-corruption

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