Tag: McKeeva Bush

Bush back in driving seat for new parliament

Bush back in driving seat for new parliament

| 18/05/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush is heading up the new independent Parliament Management Council, putting him back at the centre of Cayman politics, despite his conviction late last year for a violent assault, the controversy that surrounded it and his very narrow victory in West Bay West. Bush held the first meeting of […]

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A sliding scale of judgement

A sliding scale of judgement

| 23/04/2021 | 73 Comments

Public Servant writes: I listened tentatively to conversations about the re-appointment of William McKeeva Bush as speaker of Parliament. Some viewpoints were positive. Some were negative. Others were in-between and hopeful. Overall, though, there seems to have been a shifting of accountability from the previous government to the new one. I believe that this shift warrants […]

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Roy forces PACT to embrace Mac as speaker

Roy forces PACT to embrace Mac as speaker

| 21/04/2021 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart and Joey Hew made their first strategic move towards undermining Panton’s PACT when they nominated Barbara Conolly for speaker on Wednesday, following the nomination by Jay Ebanks and Katherine Ebanks-Wilks for McKeeva Bush. The move forced the newly formed PACT to vote for Bush, despite the viable alternative, because of the risk […]

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Crisis Centre plans to decline Bush cash

Crisis Centre plans to decline Bush cash

| 20/04/2021 | 142 Comments

(CNS): In a short statement published on the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s website and social media pages, the charity’s board of directors said that they will be declining the offer of a monthly donation from what will be Speaker McKeeva Bush’s salary. The charity, which runs a shelter for women and children fleeing abusive situations […]

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PACT confirms Cabinet, Bush apologises

PACT confirms Cabinet, Bush apologises

| 19/04/2021 | 188 Comments

(CNS): Premier Designate Wayne Panton has confirmed his Cabinet after five days of political wrangling following the inconclusive election result last Wednesday. Isaac Rankine has reneged on his early agreement to support the group now known as PACT, however McKeeva Bush will return to the speaker’s chair in support of the new line-up. Bush apologised […]

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Mario’s ‘primary objective’ to oust Mac

Mario’s ‘primary objective’ to oust Mac

| 25/03/2021

(CNS): Mario Ebanks is running in the April elections in order to oust McKeeva Bush from his West Bay West seat. At the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum in the district on Wednesday evening, the former public servant was unequivocal as he outlined his reasons for challenging Bush in this election after many years away […]

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Mac still in denial over assault conviction

Mac still in denial over assault conviction

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Despite pleading guilty, agreeing to the crown’s case against him in a written basis of the plea and telling a magistrate he was remorseful about the assault, Speaker McKeeva Bush still denies being violent towards Livia Kwong last February. Appearing at Rolston Anglin’s West Bay North campaign launch Thursday evening, Bush denied culpability when […]

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Mac planned counter-motion on MP violence

Mac planned counter-motion on MP violence

| 15/02/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The controversy surrounding Speaker McKeeva Bush shows no sign of abating, regardless of the premier’s move to bring the election forward by six weeks. On Friday morning Bush called in to a radio talk show and revealed that he had planned to file a counter-motion to the no confidence one filed by the opposition. […]

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Bush to retain trappings of office

Bush to retain trappings of office

| 12/02/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush will retain his prestigious office until Election Day, despite the decision by Premier Alden McLaughlin to call an early election and dissolve, or prorogue, Parliament. By avoiding dealing with a no confidence motion, McLaughlin has ensured that Bush will retain all of the trappings and financial benefits that go with his […]

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Special meeting hangs in balance

Special meeting hangs in balance

| 10/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader is one signature short of triggering a special meeting of Parliament to debate whether or not McKeeva Bush should be ousted from his prestigious office before the current term ends, as a result of his conviction for assault. Disappointed that the premier has said he will not now hold a meeting […]

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Opposition pursuing ‘special’ meeting of Parliament

Opposition pursuing ‘special’ meeting of Parliament

| 05/02/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): After Premier Alden McLaughlin said he did not intend calling a meeting of the Parliament before the body is dissolved in March, opposition members are seeking the seven signatures necessary to force a special meeting to debate the no confidence motion in Speaker McKeeva Bush. Answering questions from CNS at Thursday’s press briefing, McLaughlin […]

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