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Former UK parliamentarian wishes Cayman well

Matthew Gordon-Banks

Matthew Gordon-Banks, founder of the UK-Cayman Islands Parliamentary Group.

The founder of the UK-Cayman Islands Parliamentary Group, Matthew Gordon-Banks has sent his best wishes to Cayman for 2013, following the recent changes in government.

Mr Gordon-Banks founded the British-Cayman Parliamentary Group, which still flourishes, in 1994 when he was a Member of Parliament, and in a personal capacity advocated a change in government in the islands in the 2004 election.

The Parliamentary Group was founded for a variety of reasons but, said Mr Gordon-Banks, “the public sector and taxpayers of Cayman were having to pay a heavy price due to humanitarian work involving a then influx of Cuban refugees. We set the group up to help give Cayman a further voice in London and Europe and that group and its current officers in the British Parliament continue to play an important and helpful role today”.

Mr Gordon-Banks, who hopes to visit Cayman later in the year, told Cayman Net News, “This is a challenging time for Cayman with what, in effect, is almost an interim government for a period, ahead of elections this year.”

“I am very sorry that Mr Bush has had to leave office in the manner he has, but it was frankly unavoidable. Friends of Cayman who live abroad know that any criticism of the RCIPS and the Governor are unfair. The Governor would have been informed of any potential arrest only at the last moment and only because of his constitutional position. I wish Mr Bush had stepped down quite some time ago with dignity. However, I say ‘innocent until proven guilty’. I know what it is like to be accused of an offence and then have to wait a long time to be exonerated, although in this case, the current allegations are much more serious.”

Mr Gordon-Banks added: “It is important Cayman islanders make as many decisions affecting their lives as possible, locally and by elected Cayman politicians. Following recent changes, Cayman has an experienced new Premier and a very capable Leader of the Opposition in Alden McLaughlin. I am very confident The Cayman Islands will have a good 2013.”

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  • anonymouos

    ITS TIME THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND ALL BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES IN THE CARIBBEAN TO FORM A FEDERATION AND – DECLARE INDEPENDENCE AND FREE THEMSELVES FROM UK SLAVERY.

    Lord Blencathra was recently removed from his post as Cayman’s representative in the UK. Is he doing too good a job helping Cayman? is that why he is being removed? who knows, the UK handler- officials are confused and out of control and have no comprehensive plan of action in any and all plans involving their OT.s. It is the blind trying to lead someone with 20 20 vision.
    Maybe Lord Blencathra is not Liberal enough for the FCO???

    Just read a disgusting article on CNS and my response is “Here these jerks come again. They should use that money on themselves from start to finish.”

    However, as a people we need to organize, academically economically, nationally and socially. 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.

    If they knew how predictable they are they woul run and hide. I can predict their every move..as they are a sloppy set of louses.

    I guess since Big Mac is such a threat to them getting their liberal gay
    and lesbian homosexual agenda through that 99% of that $8 million dollars will be
    used to keep him from running for office both in 2013 throughout 2016 as
    he may be too old or retired by that time.

    These shrewd operators.

    Its time for the Caymanian people to seriously consider Independence from the UK. Enough of this destruction of our territory.

    Can’t They want Mac out of office so badly that they are even stooping so low
    as to now be willing to foot the tab this time instead of letting us pay
    for their Tempura now brewing and gearing up to dump these unknowns on
    our shores starting their entertainment activities at the local pubs and
    posing on the back of the RCIP boats having fun. Curious to see what a
    prefabricated illustration looks like……coming from this UK camp. Trust me my people the UK cheap skates are not spending this huge amount of money on
    someone who overspends on a mere credit card or imports explosives, you should all know that.

    I sincerely hope the Daily Mail journalists followes them here to do a story on them and their every move.The British are cheap skates, they want everyone to pay for their own expenses.They are out to bring someone down, For the UK to pay for these probes, its an indication that they are ‘”DESPERATE TO HOLD ONTO THE TERRITORIES who may be gearing up to Free themselves from this political and economic slavery imposed upon them by the UK.

    BOTTOMLINE:-

    To save their face in the UN the UK is calling this Anti corruption
    probe operation and methods as mere investigations and to fight
    corruption. IT IS A LIE!

    As one familiar with the UK dirt and their underhandedness and crookedness;
    This is nothing short of 21st century War by the British FCO declared on the territories in attempt to enslave, intimidate, divide and conquor, so they can continue to control the territories and their leaders, put the people against them and discourage the Overseas Territories them from going independent.

    I call on the territories to form a federation for UK OT’s in the Caribbean region, build ,your own defense forces, your own national guards, your own, coast
    guards, your own armies, your own financial industry, your tourist industry, manufacturing, use your natural resources, stop them from stealing it, and unite and defect from the UK. It is time to begin to claim independence from the British and stop being kicked around by these white men from the UK as though you are little children. TCI and Cayman Islands are being targeted to suppress any move towards independence. the UK wants to continue to control these two Territories, its leaders and its resources. We are not children anymore, we are all adults and Its time to cut strings.

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