Tag: McKeeva Bush

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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Police silent after speaker’s interview

Police silent after speaker’s interview

| 12/03/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush, who is currently on some undefined leave of absence, was interviewed by police on Wednesday in connection with his involvement in a violent assault on a manager at Seven Mile Beach bar last month. However, the RCIPS has remained silent on the progress of the investigation and has not said […]

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Opposition throws Bryan out

Opposition throws Bryan out

| 05/03/2020 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has thrown MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) out of the group after he refused to support the rest of the members in their efforts to convene a special meeting of the Legislative Assembly. Despite calls by the public for House Speaker McKeeva Bush to resign over his admission of a violent assault […]

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Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

Bryan blocks meeting to debate ousting speaker

| 02/03/2020 | 177 Comments

(CNS): The special meeting of the Legislative Assembly to debate a no confidence vote in House Speaker McKeeva Bush and elect a new deputy speaker will not take place because Kenneth Bryan (GTC) voted against it at a meeting of opposition members over the weekend. Under the Constitution, seven MLAs can force a meeting of […]

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Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

Miller calls for LA meeting to debate ousting Mac

| 28/02/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Now that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly has taken a leave of absence and the deputy speaker has resigned, the LA has been left “with a procedural void” if urgent legislation needs to be passed, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has said. He is calling on the opposition members to join him in […]

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Deputy speaker resigns on principle

Deputy speaker resigns on principle

| 27/02/2020 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Following news that the speaker of the Legislative Assembly is taking a “leave of absence” in light of his alleged assault of a woman last weekend, MLA Bernie Bush has announced his resignation as deputy speaker with immediate effect. While the premier apparently approves of the speaker’s temporary leave, Bush’s statement reflected the outrage […]

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Mac’s leave of absence unconstitutional, MLA says

Mac’s leave of absence unconstitutional, MLA says

| 27/02/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller has noted, in response to House Speaker McKeeva Bush’s announcement that he is taking a leave of absence from the post, that there is nothing in the Cayman Islands Constitution that allows for such a move. Having been the first MLA to publicly call for Bush’s resignation or removal […]

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Bush agrees to ‘temporary’ leave

Bush agrees to ‘temporary’ leave

| 26/02/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush is expected to formally announce that he is taking a leave of absence from his job presiding over the Legislative Assembly in the wake of allegations of assault against him last weekend. Bush has not yet released a statement but CNS has learned he is planning to “take an immediate leave […]

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The end of Teflon

The end of Teflon

| 26/02/2020 | 71 Comments

101 writes: In some ways the sleepy little island hasn’t changed. One of the prime examples of this has been our community’s unwillingness to rock the boat, speak up on key issues, and be publicly critical of our elected leaders on important social issues.

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Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

| 25/02/2020 | 235 Comments

(CNS): The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is flying to London on Wednesday, where he will meet up with Premier Alden McLaughlin to discuss the statement he issued on Monday about his alleged assault of a woman, in which he admitted that he had significant physical and mental health problems. They will also discuss how […]

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Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

| 25/02/2020 | 144 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the representative for North Side and former opposition leader, is the first, and so far only, member of the Legislative Assembly to publicly comment on the alleged assault on a woman by House Speaker McKeeva Bush last weekend. Calling for his resignation or, if necessary, his enforced removal, Miller expressed serious concern […]

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