Tag: McKeeva Bush

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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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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