the ministry responsible for the recent paving of roads and parking lots in parts of Cayman Brac has refused to answer any questions about it,
Premier McKeeva Bush said Tuesday night that he saw no problem with the
government paving sections of private property there.
residents of Cayman Brac have privately asked for some time why public
resources and equipment were being used to pave private car parks while many of
the Island’s public roads remain unpaved.
Leader Alden McLaughlin also said concerns about the private property
paving in the Brac were brought to his attention.
Bush said Tuesday night during a political meeting in George Town that he didn’t
see a major issue with the paving.
Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly] has done a tremendous amount of work for
Cayman Brac,” Mr. Bush told an audience of more than 200 gathered outside the
courthouse. “Now, they are cursing and trying to make a game…of her fixing
somebody’s driveway or fixing the church [parking lot].
cursing her right now about building roads. We have in Cayman been assisting
people, but that’s the least we can do…when you pay your money for your cars,
import duty and annual fees…is to do something to your driveway or road that
was leading to your house.
have been doing that for years, so it is not that strange.”
Bush said paving public streets outside homes may cause flooding problems in
driveways that come off the road if those areas are not repaved at the time the
road is done.
road keeps getting higher, your piece of property keeps getting lower. It
behooves government to fix that drop off at times,” he said.
Mr. McLaughlin said he questioned the need, in light of the current
budget situation, for government to be paving roads anywhere.
go further and actually use [public money] to improve parking lots and driveways of private
individuals and private institutions is not just wrong, but it is hugely unwise
in these times,” the opposition leader told the Caymanian Compass last week.
Bush said Mrs. O’Connor Connolly, who is a Cayman Brac representative as well
as Minister of Works, should “keep her head high” in the face of such
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