Tag: Bernie Bush

West Bay MLA to undergo heart surgery

West Bay MLA to undergo heart surgery

| 04/06/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Bernie Bush, the Unity government back-bench representative for West Bay North, is currently in the Health City Cayman Islands hospital in East End awaiting a heart bypass operation on Wednesday. After feeling under the weather, Bush paid a visit to the doctors, where a minor blockage was picked up during medical tests. Bush has […]

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Ed ministry in legal fight with rejected local applicant

Ed ministry in legal fight with rejected local applicant

| 26/02/2018 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The education ministry is pursuing a judicial review of a Civil Service Appeals Commission (CSAC) decision after it found in favour of a Caymanian candidate who claimed she was wrongfully rejected for the post of HR director in that ministry as a result of discrimination. The issue has caused concern for back-bench MLA Bernie […]

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Education minister silent in budget debate

Education minister silent in budget debate

| 07/11/2017 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Despite significant criticisms from the opposition benches and entreaties for much more spending on education over the last week during the debate on the government’s 2018/19 two-year budget, the new education minister has remained silent. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was the only minister not to speak during the debate, which began last Wednesday and in which […]

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Capt Eugene to work on environment

Capt Eugene to work on environment

| 08/06/2017 | 79 Comments

(CNS): The CDP member on the government back-benches, Capt Eugene Ebanks, the member for West Bay Central, will be working alongside Cabinet minister and independent member for Bodden Town East, Dwayne Seymour, as the councillor with responsibility for housing and the environment. Ebanks has served in the LA since 2000 but he has not played […]

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Athletics association in leadership turmoil

Athletics association in leadership turmoil

| 24/10/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A successful legal challenge has put the Cayman Islands Athletics Association leadership into turmoil after the elections were stayed by the courts by an injunction that was granted until administrative and financial records have been handed to the executive. Local attorney and member of the association, Harold Delroy Murray, filed the legal action to […]

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CoP belittles politician’s complaint

CoP belittles politician’s complaint

| 04/03/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The police commissioner appeared confident Friday that the bumper list of complaints filed against him by opposition MLA Bernie Bush were groundless. David Baines dismissed the more than 20 complaints as nothing more than gossip. Even though the list refers to a number of actual incidents that have caused concern throughout the community, he accused […]

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MLA files bumper complaint against CoP

MLA files bumper complaint against CoP

| 03/03/2016 | 53 Comments

(CNS): West Bay MLA Bernie Bush has filed a complaint with the home affairs ministry, the deputy governor’s office and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office under section 44 of the Public Service Management Law regarding the conduct of Police Commissioner David Baines. In his complaint, the opposition UDP member, who has frequently voiced his concerns […]

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No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

| 26/02/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): There have been no arrests or suspensions of police officers from their jobs, even though the commissioner has admitted that serving officers may have been directly involved in a major drug theft from an evidence locker in the George Town Police Station yard. RCIPS officials told CNS that the investigation is ongoing and connected arrests have been […]

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Over 50 kilos of drugs stolen in cop-locker burglary

Over 50 kilos of drugs stolen in cop-locker burglary

| 16/10/2015 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor has revealed that a whopping 24 kilos of cocaine and 33 kilos of ganja were stolen during a break-in at the George Town Police Station earlier this year. Having already caused public controversy as the RCIPS initially denied that the thieves had managed to get into the container located in the station […]

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Special education needs require more resources

Special education needs require more resources

| 16/06/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): What appears to be a growing number of students in the government school and even pre-school system with special educational needs (SEN) and learning difficulties raised concerns among legislators last week, when the education minister’s budget for 2015/16 come under scrutiny. Tara Rivers said that SEN as well as the behaviour and social issues that […]

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MLA holds fire on police boss

MLA holds fire on police boss

| 04/02/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and MLA for West Bay, Bernie Bush, has said that he will be holding off on filing a motion of no confidence in the commissioner of police (CoP) in the Legislative Assembly because of the planned legal action that his party leader, McKeeva Bush, is taking against the commissioner and others […]

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