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The Editor Speaks: John Kemp on Tempura

Colin WilsonwebI didn’t think I would be writing another Editorial on Tempura but my attention was alerted by one of my readers to a Viewpoint that appeared on CNS. You can, if you haven’t already, read the whole thing at:

John Kemp says he “was an investigation officer involved in the Tempura fiasco, having been a Central London Police officer for 30 years.”

He gives more background on himself that is impressive. He refers to the CNS article “No decisions re Tempura”, about the knowledge that former governor Stuart Jack, the FCO’s overseas territories security advisor, Larry Covington, and Attorney General Bulgin are alleged to have had on the entry to Cayman Net News (CNN).

Kemp makes these observations:

“In the case of the Cayman investigation, for me, it involved the retrieval and examination of records of thousands of emails, texts and phone calls and also the examination of numerous hard drives. This historical work is massively time consuming but nonetheless has on many occasions proved fruitful in securing convictions. To find out now that all of this work may have been pointless is just staggering and such a waste of resources and public funds. This new information would also mean that I was also involved in the unnecessary arrest of a high court judge, a former politician and the suspension of senior police officers, which could have all been avoided.”

He then asks these questions:

“Why all the court battles in an effort to suppress information coming out? Why hide the truth? The issue has only been made complicated for the general public because of the lack of information. Why is the governor using the lawyers to make decisions on what should and should not be investigated? Where could that particular dangerous road lead to?”

Kemp is absolutely right; especially asking why is the governor involved with who and what should be investigated. It is normally the Commissioner of Police who makes these decisions.

It is obvious the powers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are pulling all the strings.

However, I am puzzled as to why Kemp is getting involved and asking these questions now. The timing of his Viewpoint piece some weeks after Martin Bridger first made his claims that he never was told Jack, Covington and Bulgin all knew about the Cayman Net News entry, makes me wonder if someone else gave him the prod.

Could it have been Martin Bridger?

He was part of Bridger’s investigation team and he has excellent computer skills.

Strangely, when former Cayman Islands Auditor General, Dan Duguay, investigated Tempura and Cealt in 2009, John Kemp’s name was removed from the final document. Why?

It has since been discovered (due to John Evans and one of the persons asked to break into the CNN office) that Kemp received CI$107,000 from the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) between 2008 and 2009. It was also gleaned from the same Evans discovery that the Metropolitan Police admitted, despite what Duguay had been told, the contracts had actually been decided in London with no CIG involvement.

So, there are even more questions to be asked now:

Who authorised the retrieval and examination of records of thousands of emails, texts and phone calls?

Who authorised the examination of numerous hard drives’?

Where are the missing Tempura documents?

Perhaps John Kemp can tell us?

I know John Evans would love to know, too.

What a tremendous plot for a John Grisham novel all this is.

Can I copyright it?

Thank you Mr. Kemp you have added to the intrigue.


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