Tag: McKeeva Bush

Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

Parliament to debate car imports, tall buildings

| 02/12/2022 | 243 Comments

(CNS): Two private members’ motions set to be presented in parliament next week will see MPs debate the issue of increasing the current building height limits to 20 or even 30 storeys, and restricting car imports to alleviate traffic congestion. Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has filed a motion calling on the government to “consider as […]

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Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

| 01/12/2022 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The government’s controversial deal with the Dart Group for the conglomerate to take over the Cayman Islands’ waste management and develop a waste-to-energy facility is now not expected to close this year. Speaking in parliament in October, Premier Wayne Panton suggested that an agreement could be reached by the end of November. But a […]

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Bush won’t run to keep his seat in 2025

Bush won’t run to keep his seat in 2025

| 24/11/2022 | 115 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush has announced that after almost four decades as a political representative, he will not run in the next general election in 2025. Bush said this was the first time he had confirmed that he would not stand for election and that 40 years was enough. His announcement followed the news that he […]

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Bush facing historic sexual abuse allegation

Bush facing historic sexual abuse allegation

| 22/11/2022

(CNS): The RCIPS has opened another investigation into the former speaker, McKeeva Bush, after receiving a report of a historic allegation of sexual assault by the veteran West Bay MP. The police confirmed that Bush had been informed that a criminal investigation had begun based on a complaint dating back over twenty years.

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Bush’s OBE under forfeiture review

Bush’s OBE under forfeiture review

| 21/10/2022 | 98 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED: The royal gong awarded to former speaker of parliament McKeeva Bush MP (WBW) is under review after a request was made to the UK’s Honours Forfeiture Committee. Bush received an OBE in 1997 but CNS has learned the award is now under the microscope. Anyone can make a complaint about an honoree who […]

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Premier: PPM priority is power not principle

Premier: PPM priority is power not principle

| 13/10/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the opposition was looking for power and was not really concerned about principles over the last few weeks since the former speaker was embroiled in a scandal and the premier asked him to resign. Panton said Wednesday that if the Progressives’ priority had really been about the need to […]

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Bush out as speaker after U-turn on departure date

Bush out as speaker after U-turn on departure date

| 12/10/2022 | 175 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush has finally agreed to leave office immediately, even after insisting in a speech Monday night that his exit date was entirely at his discretion. The veteran West Bay politician had planned to stay in the prestigious job until the end of next month after being pressured into resigning following allegations of […]

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Speaker bows out as victim with ‘swan song’

Speaker bows out as victim with ‘swan song’

| 11/10/2022 | 74 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush said he would pray for those who are trying to bring him down, as he delivered what he called his “swan song” from the speaker’s chair on Monday evening. Bush made no apology and barely mentioned the reason for his departure, instead implying it was the work of his political enemies who, […]

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PACT MPs accept Bush’s resignation on his terms

PACT MPs accept Bush’s resignation on his terms

| 10/10/2022 | 108 Comments

(CNS): With the entire opposition boycotting the current session of parliament, the PACT Government voted to accept the resignation of Speaker McKeeva Bush on Friday without any debate or discussion. The resolution confirms the government’s support for the terms Bush set out in his resignation letter, paving the way for him to remain in the […]

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Panton sought deal with opposition, Sir Alden claims

Panton sought deal with opposition, Sir Alden claims

| 10/10/2022 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Sir Alden McLaughlin has claimed that Premier Wayne Panton recently approached the opposition about forming a government with them. Speaking at a PPM press briefing on Friday after the opposition members boycotted parliament, the former premier said the Progressives had brought a no-confidence motion in government because various members of PACT had been speaking […]

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Opposition boycotting parliament until speaker goes

Opposition boycotting parliament until speaker goes

| 07/10/2022 | 221 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said Friday that under the current government Cayman’s legislature is becoming a “kangaroo parliament”, as he announced that the opposition would not take part in the proceedings until Speaker McKeeva Bush vacates office. In a statement issued just after the meeting opened this morning, the opposition leader said that although […]

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