Tag: Cayman Islands Parliament

MPs clear CI$3.5 million for wages in 2021

MPs clear CI$3.5 million for wages in 2021

| 21/07/2021 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Elected members ensured that they will all be paid their newly increased salaries and additional benefits this week when an amendment was added to the supplementary appropriations bill for the 2021 budget to vote for the cash required to cover the cost of running Parliament and their wages. Some CI$3.5 million has been set […]

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Bush opens parliament with warning about rules

Bush opens parliament with warning about rules

| 14/07/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush opened Parliament on Wednesday, laying down the law as he made the most of his increased power that has come with the increased independence of the House. The speaker’s position is now more than just a referee between the two political sides of Parliament. During his address Bush also warned the […]

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Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

| 09/12/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): Protesters will gather outside the House of Parliament on Friday to demonstrate public outrage over the behaviour of Speaker McKeeva Bush and his failure to resign after admitting a violent assault on a female beach-bar manager. They will also be showing how they feel about MPs who have not held him to account. One […]

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Smiles and handshakes for guilty speaker

Smiles and handshakes for guilty speaker

| 07/12/2020 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Government leaders were all smiles and handshakes as they were greeted by House Speaker McKeeva Bush on Friday at the official naming of Parliament, just 24 hours after he appeared in court and admitted assaulting a female bar manager in a drunken frenzy earlier this year. Bush was in full ceremonial garb as he […]

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Privy Council confirms House transition

Privy Council confirms House transition

| 12/11/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The UK Privy Council formalised the change of the Cayman Islands’ Legislative Assembly into a Parliament on Wednesday, making the elected officials MPs instead of MLAs. The constitutional change is symbolic rather than substantial but it comes at the same time as members voted for the House to become an independent entity, which will […]

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Miller urges resurrection of respect

Miller urges resurrection of respect

| 05/11/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller (NS) has urged his fellow politicians to reverse the destruction of the Legislative Assembly as it transitions into a parliament after years of disrespect for the institution that has led to ‘brain dead’ MLAs making life-changing decisions for people in the middle of the night. While other members chose to mark Monday […]

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Politicians bid farewell to LA, hello to parliament

Politicians bid farewell to LA, hello to parliament

| 03/11/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ politicians talked into the small hours of Tuesday morning as they bid farewell to the Legislative Assembly and hello to what will become a parliament later this month. The UK Privy Council is expected to confirm the agreed changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution that will include the upgrade for the […]

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