It would be funny, if it weren’t all so serious.
As of Wednesday night, Cayman Islands lawmakers proceeded to
debate a budget proposal from the ruling government; the document having just
been delivered to the assembly members themselves within a short time of the
By Wednesday evening, and even up to press time Thursday,
this newspaper had received no official word that the United Kingdom even
assented to the budget that was printed out for legislators. Moreover, there
were no copies of the unapproved spending plan made available to the press or
To sum up, lawmakers spent Wednesday night debating
something they didn’t officially know was a real document and which they didn’t
bother to make available to the general public, just in case the UK did happen
to agree to it.
We’re tempted to laugh, but frankly, this is not the
appropriate time for it.
This is a gravely serious matter; the country is about a
week away from losing spending authority contained in its two-month temporary
We are still on uncertain ground with regard to the UK and
official budget figures are apparently not available.
The above series of events does just about anything but
inspire confidence in the country’s leadership.
The public really should demand better.