14 January, 2008

Mid-Term Report

Cayman Islands Government Publishes Mid-Term Report. I was impressed when I read that the government of the Hon Kurt Tibbetts of Cayman Islands has published a report on what it has accomplished and what it still plans to do [link here] . Mr Tibbetts calls it his government’s “Mid-Term Report” [link here] . His government took office two years ago with a pledge to the people that it would embrace a style of government that was open, honest and transparent. As he says, such a report is an ideal vehicle for delivering on this commitment of openness. Copies of it have been left at places all over the country for members of the public to pick up and keep.

Hon Kurt Tibbetts, Leader of Government Business

Of course, his government is still brand new, and full of energy and good intentions. Most governments in their first term, when they are not yet burned out and jaded, make gestures like this. As the years go by, and the pressures of holding high political office take their toll, one of the first attributes to go out the window is transparency and openness. Ministers become worn out and reluctant to discuss what is happening in the country. After that, it seems always to be the same old, same old.

What about us in Anguilla? Have we ever had a Mid-Term Report? If so, when was the last one? Isn't one due?


  1. Now you've done it! If our illustrious leaders ever gave us a mid-term report, Hubert would jump up and say Government every whim of "QC Mitchell," a son of the evil plantocracy.

    So now it can never happen. Too bad...

  2. hubert is just an old misguided relic of anther era.He is an eloquent speaker of nonsense ,division and demolition.His arrogance and constant meddling has created an atmosphere of chaos in Gov't,but yet not only him is to blame for this.It is also our present leaders who invite and tolerate such infantile behaviour.The whole Gov't is in need of purging and replacement.

  3. "...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

    --Reichmarshall Hermann Goering


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