Tag: McKeeva Bush

CIG aims to cut public debt by half

CIG aims to cut public debt by half

| 06/09/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The government has revealed its latest plans to tackle what was once a serious debt problem, but in order to do so it will find itself temporarily falling foul of the Public Management and Finance Law. Government’s core debt is expected to stand at just over $451 million at the end of this [...]

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MLAs get lessons in democracy

MLAs get lessons in democracy

| 07/08/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A number of the country’s novice MLAs and some new Cabinet ministers spent two days learning about parliamentary democracy and how the Legislative Assembly works in a post-election seminar conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, last week. Speaker and veteran politician [...]

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Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

| 07/08/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly will not face any charges following accusations that he groped a waitress in a Florida casino last month. McKeeva Bush had been arrested after the woman alleged that the veteran politician had touched her inappropriately while she was ser [...]

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64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

64% of CNS readers call for Bush to step down

| 26/07/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): A straw poll posted by CNS on Friday found that 64% of readers who took part want Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush to resign immediately, following his embarrassing arrest in Florida for allegedly groping a casino waitress. Almost 62% of those who said he should resign at some [...]

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Bush: I committed no crime

Bush: I committed no crime

| 24/07/2017 | 114 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly is insisting that he will be completely cleared of the allegations that he groped a casino worker in Florida last week. After returning to Cayman Friday evening amid calls for his resignation, Bush claimed he was wrongfully arrested. He a [...]

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Opposition calls on CIG to deal with Mac

Opposition calls on CIG to deal with Mac

| 21/07/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The opposition MLAs are calling on the PPM-led administration to deal with what they say is the embarrassment caused by the arrest of the parliament’s speaker, McKeeva Bush. The statement from the five independent members on the opposition benches falls short of calling for Bush’s resigna [...]

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Should McKeeva Bush resign?

Should McKeeva Bush resign?

| 21/07/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS): McKeeva Bush, who holds one of the highest offices on the Cayman Islands, has been accused of groping a woman in Florida, and the police there say they not only have the alleged victim’s sworn statement but they also have a video of the incident. In addition to the alleged crime, since [...]

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Bush accused of groping waitress

Bush accused of groping waitress

| 20/07/2017 | 124 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, continued to make headlines Thursday as more details emerged in connection with his arrest in Florida last Monday night. According to a spokesperson from the Seminole police department, Bush (6 [...]

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Mac arrested outside US casino

Mac arrested outside US casino

| 19/07/2017 | 226 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly and former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was arrested in Florida, Monday outside a casino. Bush was reportedly released on a $1,000 bond after he was taken into custody over an altercation with a member of staff. The Seminole police reco [...]

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Coalition deal will be made public, says premier

Coalition deal will be made public, says premier

| 06/06/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said that deal he struck with the leader of the CDP, McKeeva Bush, that led to the coalition government between the PPM, the CDP and three Independent MLAs will be made public once it is finalised. Alden McLaughlin told the media Tuesday that the agreement is not finished beca [...]

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Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

Mac sets out his speaker’s stall

| 31/05/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): As he was sworn in as speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, signaled that he is likely to be a less conventional supervisor of the parliament than Cayman has been accustomed to. Bush told the other 18 members of the LA that the role of speaker cou [...]

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