The Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands Government are pleased to announce their newest non-revenue-generating venture: Celebrity Politician Delivery Service.
For absolutely no money, you – YES YOU – can have parcels and envelopes delivered to your door by a MLA. According to MLA Rolston Anglin, this delivery service is vital to the operation of the government and necessary because MLA don’t have support staff like government employees – unless it’s election time and then they have dozens of support staff tripping over themselves to wipe the MLA’s nose.
A local Sprint representative is concerned that the MLA’s new service could put a bite into their highly efficient islands-wide delivery service, but told Cayblogger that the MLA system is more than likely doomed to failure.
“If it’s free, you usually get what you pay for,” this unnamed Sprint representative said. “Besides, shouldn’t MLA be taking care of government business and attending important cabinet-level budget meetings and finance committee sessions instead of wasting time hand-delivering their own envelopes and then complaining about their own inefficiencies when they are the ones who are in the best position to rid the system of these inefficiencies?”
That’s a good question, unnamed Sprint representative. Good question indeed.
All of this comes on the heels of MLA Rolston Anglin telling the Caymanian Compass that he was upset that the finance committee had to postpone questioning Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Stuart Kernohan during vital budget discussions due to the chief’s scheduled vacation conflicting with the session.
Anglin himself, in spite of his whinging and complaining about Chief Kernohan, could not be present for these vital meetings because he was running errands and delivering his own envelope – but this didn’t stop the absentee MLA from pissing and moaning about having to postpone Kernohan’s session in finance committee, that he himself skipped out on.
Cayblogger suggestion to Anglin: call Sprint and let them deliver your envelope. I would consider this, as you say, “money well spent” if you are supposed to be in finance committee; especially if you claim to have questions you wanted answered by the chief.
Apparently once Anglin did finally manage to tear himself away from running errands and bother to show up at Kernohan’s hearing, he asked not one question because he feared that his question would have already been asked and he didn’t want to waste time.
Side bar: Webster’s defines wasting time as “a parliamentarian who can’t effectively delegate menial tasks to a subordinate; or one who fails to outsource administrivia in order to do one’s job more effectively and serve one’s constituents while at the same time bad-mouthing the islands’ top cop when he should be working.”
Anglin could not be reached for comment. Sources tell Cayblogger he was delivering a balloon bouquet to an East End octogenarian and then he had to stop off and feed his neighbor’s cat, shortly before dashing back to the LA to catch the last five minutes of vital budget meetings during which he made no material contribution.
Anglin is scheduled to write a letter to the governor – on principal – about this travesty of civil servant behaviour and lack of respect for the processes that keep the government machine operating like a... finely-tuned, governmental bureaucratic machine.
Anglin hopes to draft the letter to His Excellency during some upcoming down-time; otherwise known as Finance Committee - unless he has deliveries to make.
If anyone sees the Honourable Kurt Tibbetts, please tell him I’ve been waiting on my pizza for two days now.