Speaker claims social media hacked

| 25/11/2019 | 71 Comments
Cayman News Service
House Speaker McKeeva Bush

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush says he has reported a social media hack to the police after he appeared to post his cell phone numbers underneath a picture of a scantily clad woman, a post that was circulated widely on several different sites over the weekend. But Bush has not denied engaging in angry exchanges, also on social media, with supporters of the ‘vote no’ to the cruise port campaign. Bush cursed out several opponents in a number of early morning social media attacks.

Bush seemed particularly incensed with Johnny Doak, the son of local architect John Doak and step-son of senior Dart executive, Jackie Doak. Bush accused the younger Doak of lying about him having an interest in the latest Seven Mile beach bar that is catering to cruise tourists.

Although Doak did not directly name Bush, the speaker made the assumption that he was the one being referred to, as it is understood that one of Bush’s relatives is a partner in the ‘pop-up-bar’ Coral Beach, by Royal Palms on leased beachfront land belonging to Dart.

The speaker described Doak as a “son of a bitch”, in what appeared to be one of several early morning tirades against those opposed to the cruise project across social media platforms over the last few days. At one point Bush even appeared to demand that Doak meet him face to face on the steps of the Legislative Assembly.

Bush took aim at several other people, engaging in exchanges about why they do not support the port, and attacking Caymanians for being foreigners.

He also made false allegations against Johann Moxam, accusing him of previously being involved in a cruise port bid, which is simply untrue. This false narrative was first peddled publicly by Premier Alden McLaughlin in the Legislative Assembly.

Social media users who saw some of Bush’s exchanges were all clearly shocked by the language used and the approach taken by the speaker as he engaged with voters over the controversial topic and the forthcoming referendum campaign.

Those campaigning against the cruise berthing project will be in the heart of the speaker’s West Bay West constituency this evening at the John A Cumber Primary School for the second in a series of public meetings, where two veteran Caymanian sea captains will be making guest appearances. The CPR group will be presenting their case and encouraging people to vote ‘no’ on 19 December, when Cayman goes to the polls for a rare opportunity to make a direct democratic decision about a critical matter of national importance.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Did the picture of the scantily clad woman show a mans hand grabbing her butt? Just wonder if it’s a random pic or a Florida casino souvenir.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t there a “code of conduct” or “code of corruption/follow the law” in the constitution that refers to the elected? Are they free to roam as they please?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Drain the swamp, he is the swamp.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Does the Minister responsible for gender affairs have any comment on the use of the term “bitch” to describe an educated and powerful woman, who played no role in the dispute?

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry Tara is too busy trying to convince Hollywood not to discriminate against Cayman in movies. Hmmm I wonder what those gay men who make movies will have to say to her about Chantelle and Vicky being discriminated because of their sexual identitiy. Fools paradise!!!!

  5. Dementia comes says:

    It may be that the Minister is unfit for public office. At his age dementia starts to take control. With this latest bout of tirades and foul language this may be a warning sign of its occurrence.
    Its just a rational thought. Maybe spare the public and country of any official embarrassment in the future.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dementia? Or perhaps there is a clue in CNS “early morning” phrasing. Lot of truth in the old adage about nothing good happening after midnight. Might explain the mysterious “hack” as well – lot of people do things involving scantily lad women in the wee hours which they have no recollection of the following morning.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure the beach bar is just one of many operations our esteemed MLA’s have no interests in!!!! give me a break…we live in a country where all the boards that matter are staffed with vested interests…a revolution is needed…people need to finally take to the streets…look at Hong Kong…take your country back Cayman…stop turtling.

    • Anonymous says:

      The question should be: within one month, did McKeeva declare his family relation’s quid pro quo interest in the DART beach bar, which required a CIG Liquor License? Or did it take Johnny Doak to expose him now?

      62.—(1) No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly who—(g) is a party to, or a partner in a firm or a director or manager of a company which is a party to, any contract with the Government for or on account of the public service and has not, within the period of one month immediately preceding the date of an election in which he or she is a candidate, caused to be published a Government Notice setting out the nature of such contract and his or her interest, or the interest of any such firm or company, in it;

      • Anonymous says:

        Mac’s involvement in Dart’s beach bar was a well known fact before the “exposure”.
        It’s Shameful that , Johnny’s mother, the former Mrs Doak , has been so unkindly referred to by the Speaker.
        He should apologize to this highly respected woman who has devoted her working life as an experienced and hard working senior Nurse at the GT hospital.

      • Hmm says:

        One month immediately preceding the date of an election good body @ 11:33Am. I really don’t see your point in relation to the reference YOU have cited.

    • Anonymous says:

      No MLA’s had any interest in the real estate company granted exclusive rights to certain developments either…

      The idea of us having law and order here is a farce.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bush doctor McKeeva sounds violent and unhinged. No longer fit for any position in our government.

  8. Cyril says:

    He is politically dead.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Face facts Cayman. Here this man is a King. He has been voted in time and time again because the voters love him and his ways. They love the handouts, they love his exploits. He is the man they have chosen to represent them. He is them. Now you see the real problem here. Governor can’t fix this.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes what you said is true but his supporters are old and dying out. The “Kings” reign is coming to an end.

    • Anonymous says:

      For the most part what you have said is 100% spot on. However this is one West Bayer that is disgusted to know I hail from the same district as this imbecile.

  10. Two Cents says:

    Say what you like about the independent candidates who were elected in May 2017, but this moron would have been a nobody if the foppish XXXX hadn’t offered him anything he wanted.
    He went from out in the cold to making $180,000 per year on top of his $100,000+ per year pension with a vehicle, a driver and 1st class travel to anything he can come up with to go to.
    Don’t blame the Governor and FCO; blame ourselves two times – for electing him and for electing the foppish XXXX who gave him the goods and can’t live without him.

  11. Elvis says:

    Total disgrace

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wow.

    Vote No.

  13. Anonymous says:

    We need a Speaker of the class and integrity of Mrs Sybil McLaughlin or Mrs Edna Moyle or Mrs Mary Lawrence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Eeeesh…let’s just agree that we can do better and leave it at that.

    • Anonymous says:

      I remember Mary Lawrence arguing that the press had no right to report on proceedings in the legislature. Not sure that’s quite the example I’d pick.

      But I agree, the continuing prominence of McKeeva Bush in Caymanian public life is both a mystery and a disgrace.

  14. Anonymous says:

    A political broadcast or political announcement shall not include –

    a. any matter in contravention of the Laws of the Islands;
    b. any abusive comment upon any race or religion;
    c. any blasphemous, obscene, indecent or profane matter;
    d. any scandalous or defamatory matter;
    e. any scenes of nudity, eroticism, crime or violence;
    f. any scenes or sounds of private grief or human suffering; or
    g. any harrowing sights or sounds.

    Political advertisements, broadcasts or announcements, must include:

    (a) the name of the political party or candidate (as the case may be) responsible for the broadcast or announcement; and
    (b) the fact that the broadcast or announcement has been paid for.

    Contravention of this Elections Advertising/Broadcasting provisions are illegal.

    Please refer to part IV of the Elections Law for the full provision.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’m getting pretty tired of mentioning ….”National Vote”… may the best 18 win and be held accountable…104 square miles.

  16. Anonymous says:

    What an embarrassment to these beautiful islands. Rise up and get these disgraceful idiots out of the LA. GOVERNOR YOU THERE?????????????

  17. Anonymous says:

    so what happens if (a big and precarious if) the RCIPS investigates this properly and find there was no hack, then that adds to the offenses?

    who knows maybe theyll find some dynamite

    • Anonymous says:

      The RCIPS does not investigate allegations involving well connected persons. Dynamite could hit them in the head, and it seems they would not notice.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Was, is, and always will be the king of The large tribe of adoring fans that live in the bushes of West Bay.

    • Anon says:

      3.48pm “adoring fans”?, well rewarded for their loyalty!.

      • Anonymous says:

        Come by my house Dahlin. I have a little something for you. I likes to take care of my people, and know tings a little tough right now.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Why are we surprised.? as Mya Angelou once said “when someone show you who they are, believe them” how many times will we allow him to show us. Fool us once shame on him, fool us twice, shame on us!

  20. Anonymous says:

    How about we stop commenting on how much we despise this man and actually PROTEST!! Let’s march into town and stand right outside the doors of the LA! Let em know we’ve had enough! Scare them to the core!!! WE WANT YOU OUT!

  21. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva: please resign for the good of Cayman and for your own good.

  22. Thuggery in the house says:

    We can expect more of this rubbish from this “Mouth Champion” until the SIPL law is passed!

  23. Johnny Rotten says:

    Now this from the “Mouthpiece” of the House. Right on the heels of his self gratifying speech about his 30+ years in politics in which he mentioned “the growth and maturity displayed by members of this house”. No country should ever take Cayman seriously while ever we have Mac and his kind in the House.

  24. Say it like it is says:

    I am sure a large number of our sane citizens would like to meet with the “Speaker” on the steps of the L.A. Would he please name a date and time.

  25. Anonymous says:

    And when he is Premier again one day he will have his own army.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  26. Anonymous says:

    Where is our vote of no confidence? Surely the speaker of the house cannot behave this way and get away with it? Mr governor?!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Just another day in Buffoonistan.

  28. Anonymous says:

    The FCO won’t do anything unless the people of the Cayman Islands demonstrate that they will *finally* no longer approve of the cyclical self-interested and non-conforming governance that plagues the LA. So far in that time, we have managed just one voter-initiated Petition on one issue, and appear to happily ignore all the other larger elephants in the room. We need to enact SIPL Law, protect civil and human rights, and change the candidacy requirements so that the people that find their way to that room, are reading and understanding the material and serving the public instead of themselves or their third cousin. Don’t we all know this?!?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Blow hard buffoon.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Those who saw the post probably expected the language he used. What we didn’t anticipate was the grammar! LOL

  31. Anonymous says:

    I read some of the exchanges. Utterly astonishing that an elected official would ever threaten to fight someone opposed to their side in a national issue.

    • Scotland Yard says:

      Why is this surprising? This is how he has behaved on social media for decades. If you happen to disagree with this bully, he curses and tries to belittle you. The sad part about this, is that this has always been his behavior and still Alden made him speaker of the house, showing disrespect to the Caymanian people and the House. I think it is time for him to be removed and the Governor needs to deal with this, since the politicians have so little respect.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s be fair and honest. The threats and annoyance wasn’t primarily because someone is on the opposite side of the referendum. An individual made some insinuations of impropriety, conflicts of interest and other pecuniary interests which Mac, instead of dealing with it in a normal way, went into full Trump mode, and wrote himself into the story.

      He’s too easy to get wound up and he took the bait. But baited he certainly was and while the reaction was over the top and unbecoming, he should have focused on seeking a retraction rather than name calling And vain threats to citizens even if they are trolls.

  32. Kurt Christian says:

    Vote No

  33. Anonymous says:

    Beyond the Thunderdome

  34. Anonymous says:

    I hearing that he and Arden is secretly joining forces. Dat will be a winning combination

  35. Anonymous says:

    This man is truly a disgrace and needs to be removed from office.

    • Anonymous says:

      He has needed to be removed from office for decades. Many of those who now deride him were direct beneficiaries of his graces.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Big Mac is a Big clown! An embarrassment to the Caymans

  37. Anonymous says:

    Next referendum – Stop Mac from ever having a hand in politics again.

  38. Anonymous says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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