Tag: Bernie Bush

New minister offers support to fire chief designate

New minister offers support to fire chief designate

| 13/06/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Home Affairs Minister Sabrina Turner, who was given the portfolio in April, has offered her support to Chief Fire Officer Designate Randy Rankin, who will take over from CFO Paul Walker when he leaves the Cayman Islands in September. Turner took over responsibility for the Ministry of Home Affairs from Bernie Bush in the […]

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Bernie, back on the job, welcomes athletes home

Bernie, back on the job, welcomes athletes home

| 04/05/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Sports Minister Bernie Bush, who was back in his ministerial post this week, was in attendance to congratulate the National Junior Track and Field and Swimming squads at a special reception on Monday evening to celebrate their outstanding 2022 CARIFTA Games performances in Jamaica and Barbados. The athletes returned from the Games with a […]

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What’s PACT without two letters?

What’s PACT without two letters?

| 18/04/2022 | 143 Comments

101 writes: Praises were heaped on Premier Wayne Panton when he recently did the ‘tough’ thing and suspended Cabinet Minister Bernie Bush for his recent behaviour which breached the code of conduct. But closer inspection of the situation demonstrates that the PACT government, rather than doing anything historical, may be demonstrating an all too familiar […]

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Bernie Bush scandal pushed CO to resign early

Bernie Bush scandal pushed CO to resign early

| 13/04/2022 | 155 Comments

(CNS): Michael Ebanks, the acting chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, has resigned from the civil service over the Bush scandal, and Julian Lewis, one of the two deputy COs in the ministry, is now acting in the post until the top job is filled, officials have confirmed. The news of Ebanks’ resignation […]

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Bernie’s alleged bias against fire chief backfires

Bernie’s alleged bias against fire chief backfires

| 11/04/2022 | 188 Comments

(CNS): Minister Bernie Bush has been suspended from office and lost responsibility for home affairs after infringing the Constitution and breaching the Ministerial Code of Conduct over the management of the fire service. In a press statement released early Monday, Premier Wayne Panton said that Health Minister Sabrina Turner was taking over the home affairs […]

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Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

| 05/04/2022 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Home Affairs Minister Bernie Bush has told CNS that when he took up office, he was surprised to learn that the current chief fire officer had been paid extra cash each month to train Caymanians. Bush said he had done what he could within the law to ensure the funding was cut off.

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Port board embroiled in new HR turmoil

Port board embroiled in new HR turmoil

| 04/04/2022 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The long-running problems impacting human resources at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) appear to be lingering, as CNS has learned that an internal audit is now underway into various appointments made directly by PACI’s board in relation to numerous vacancies. Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon the board announced the appointment of Brac […]

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Owners give back Miss Lassie paintings

Owners give back Miss Lassie paintings

| 31/08/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): An American couple who bought several paintings from the artist Gladwyn K Bush, better known as Miss Lassie, more than 20 years ago have given the paintings back to the Cayman Islands. Lyle Lawson and Gordon Jaynes recently shipped the three pieces of culturally significant work to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation from London […]

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Community affairs boss moves to new ministry

Community affairs boss moves to new ministry

| 04/05/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Another change in the senior civil service line-up supporting the new PACT Government was revealed Tuesday, when Government Information Services issued a release about Minister Bernie Bush’s first visit to departments under his responsibility at the new Ministry of Home Affairs, Youth, Sport, Culture and Heritage. Teresa Echenique, who was one of two chief […]

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Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

| 12/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre have a list of grievances that have still not been resolved, even after a significant number of workers walked off the job Friday and carried out a day-long protest. Despite their public declarations about many issues and a workplace that they describe as a “toxic environment”, which were […]

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‘We have a political mess’ says Rolly

‘We have a political mess’ says Rolly

| 24/03/2021

(CNS): Rolston Anglin, who is challenging Bernie Bush for the West Bay North seat after eight years on the political sidelines, distanced himself from any alliances, including those of his West Bay candidate colleagues, as he answered questions at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum on Tuesday. Anglin described the current election campaign situation as […]

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