We at the Caymanian Compass wonder what our readers who live
outside of the country must think about the events occurring here over the past
To sum up, we’ve had a governor/police commissioner reveal
that a premier is under investigation for numerous matters, but not really say
Then we had a premier verbally attack the governor and
police commissioner and proceed to give all of the details of his alleged
misdeeds to this newspaper – saying they didn’t really seem like misdeeds at
The premier’s political opponents set two separate dates for
him to resign.
When he ignored them, they decided to hold a ‘shadow
parliament’ on the steps of the country’s Legislative Assembly to debate an
apparently fictitious motion about whether or not they have confidence in the
premier and his government.
Not surprisingly, the motion passed unanimously.
Speaking from a purely journalistic perspective, we would like
to thank our lawmakers and territorial administrators for giving us a great
number of interesting subjects to write about over the past few weeks.
However, from the perspective of a business that has
long-time and deep ties to this community, we believe what can only be
described as an ongoing spectacle is not in the best interests of the country.
In our view, a few things are becoming clear: First, Premier
McKeeva Bush is not going to resign in the current situation.
Second, holding a faux parliament outside the Legislative
Assembly isn’t going to change his mind.
Third, the UK-led investigations into Premier Bush are
either going to end in charges or they will end in him being cleared.
Depending on what happens with these cases, Mr. Bush’s
government will have to decide how to proceed if and when the UK/local law
enforcement ever decides to do anything.
For now, dare we suggest the opposition and government both
sit back down in parliament and start putting together a budget?