Monday, September 20, 2010

Cayman Islands’ premier berates bureaucrats; calls them bottlenecks in economic recovery

YOU might have heard of Cayman Islands as a tax haven where there is no income tax, capital gain tax or corporate tax. But no one probably has any idea about Cayman Islands’ high-flying premier McKeeva Bush’s official take on bureaucracy.
Known for taking occasional swipes at his own bureaucracy, McKeeva has recently said that bureaucracy is hampering his efforts to get the country’s economy back on track, local media of this Britain-held island of western Caribbean Sea, said. The premier described the bureaucracy as “silent, passive non-compliance” and a “dragging of feet” when people were opposed to government projects. He further said that bureaucracy has prevented the country from making positive progress.
Significantly, Caymanians have high standard of living as the country’s per capita GDP is 12th highest in the world. The economy of the country is based on tourism and indirect taxation, say import duties.
Of late, bureaucracy bashing has become a global fashion statement for many a global icon including prime ministers of Japan and UK.
(In Picture: Premier McKeeva Bush with a Miss Cayman)
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For details, check the ACTUAL CIRCULAR, dated September 14, 2010

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