Tag: McKeeva Bush

Miller to quietly protest speaker’s return

Miller to quietly protest speaker’s return

| 13/10/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): When the Legislative Assembly opens tomorrow, the return of McKeeva Bush to the speaker’s chair will be quietly protested by the independent member Ezzard Miller (NS). Bush faces trial in summary court later this year on charges of assault in relation to a violent attack at a local bar but has chosen to return […]

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Miller calls on premier to remove speaker

Miller calls on premier to remove speaker

| 02/09/2020 | 118 Comments

(CNS): The return of House Speaker McKeeva Bush to his high office sets a terrible example, MLA Ezzard Miller (NS) said Wednesday, as he called on Premier Alden McLaughlin to remove him. The independent member asked when “enough will be enough” regarding this speaker and his behaviour since his appointment, which has eroded the esteem […]

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Outrage grows with speaker’s return to job

Outrage grows with speaker’s return to job

| 21/08/2020 | 215 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush’s decision to return to his job as speaker of the Legislative Assembly while facing charges of assault on a female beach bar manager has fuelled public outrage this week. Meanwhile, Bush has reaffirmed his support for the premier, along with the education and health ministers, who had all been cited as part […]

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Bush faces December trial for assault

Bush faces December trial for assault

| 14/08/2020

(CNS): Speaker William McKeeva Bush is now expected to stand trial on 7 December for three assault charges and one count of disorderly conduct. The veteran politician and West Bay representative is accused of beating up a female manager at a Seven Mile Beach bar during what was said to be a drunken evening in […]

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Speaker denies assault charges

Speaker denies assault charges

| 03/07/2020

(CNS): McKeeava Bush (65), the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and MLA for West Bay West, denied three charges of assault and one of being drunk and disorderly, when he appeared via video link in Summary Court on Friday. The veteran politician is accused of beating up the bar manager at Coral Beach bar in […]

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Speaker still directing parliament

Speaker still directing parliament

| 24/05/2020 | 163 Comments

(CNS): Despite being on a leave of absence from his post as speaker of the Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush (WBW) still appears to be pulling the levers of the country’s parliament. Bush, who is facing charges relating to a violent assault at a Seven Mile beach bar on a female manager, has not presided over […]

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Bush still holds speaker job

Bush still holds speaker job

| 11/05/2020

(CNS): The representative for West Bay West, McKeeva Bush, still holds the substantive post of speaker, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed on Monday. Bush is supposed to be on leave from the senior position following allegations and charges against him for assault. However, he was seen in his full ceremonial robes last Friday presiding over the […]

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Speaker charged with assault

Speaker charged with assault

| 24/04/2020

(CNS): McKeeva Bush (65), the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and member for West Bay West, has been charged with three counts of common assault and one count of disorderly conduct under the liquor licensing law in connection with a well documented violent incident at a Seven Mile Beach bar in February. Bush was said […]

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Conolly elected deputy speaker

Conolly elected deputy speaker

| 24/04/2020 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The PPM member for George Town South, Barbara Conolly, was elected as the deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly late Thursday evening, as proceedings were wrapped up after a special sitting. Conolly is one of just three women in the House and will replace Bernie Bush, who resigned in protest when the current speaker, […]

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MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

| 17/04/2020 | 128 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED correcting day of deputy speaker election: Ten Members of the Legislative Assembly will meet next Wednesday, obeying social distancing rules, in order to amend Standing Orders, paving the way for all members to sit in a virtual session the following day. At that emergency meeting members will elected a deputy speaker and amend […]

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Case against speaker goes to prosecutors

Case against speaker goes to prosecutors

| 19/03/2020

(CNS): The decision over whether or not House Speaker McKeeva Bush will be charged in connection with an assault at a bar last month is now in the hands of the director of public prosecutions (DPP). An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS Thursday that the investigation file had been submitted to the DPP for legal ruling. […]

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