Tag: McKeeva Bush

PPM back-bencher calls out PACT hypocrisy

PPM back-bencher calls out PACT hypocrisy

| 01/12/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MP David Wight (GTW) called out members of PACT on Wednesday over the hypocrisy of their decision to put McKeeva Bush back in the speaker’s chair despite his assault conviction and after many of them had not only campaigned against him but had publicly stated they would never work with him. Wight admitted […]

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Speaker shuts down budget debate early

Speaker shuts down budget debate early

| 30/11/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush took a hard stand with opposition member Joey Hew (GTN) on Monday night, when he ruled that he stood too late and threw the debate back to Finance Minister Chris Saunders to wrap up. Bush accused MPs of playing games, as it is common for opposition members to wait until the […]

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Mac opposes October opening in social media post

Mac opposes October opening in social media post

| 08/09/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush has publicly declared his opposition to the PACT government’s current policy to lift some quarantine restrictions on visitors in October. Despite being a member of the current government, Bush falls outside the collective responsibility held by Cabinet members, and while his role as speaker requires him to refrain from engaging in […]

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MPs clear CI$3.5 million for wages in 2021

MPs clear CI$3.5 million for wages in 2021

| 21/07/2021 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Elected members ensured that they will all be paid their newly increased salaries and additional benefits this week when an amendment was added to the supplementary appropriations bill for the 2021 budget to vote for the cash required to cover the cost of running Parliament and their wages. Some CI$3.5 million has been set […]

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Bush opens parliament with warning about rules

Bush opens parliament with warning about rules

| 14/07/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush opened Parliament on Wednesday, laying down the law as he made the most of his increased power that has come with the increased independence of the House. The speaker’s position is now more than just a referee between the two political sides of Parliament. During his address Bush also warned the […]

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PPM denies role in release of Bush assault footage

PPM denies role in release of Bush assault footage

| 21/06/2021 | 161 Comments

(CNS): A decision by the Cayman Compass to publish the CCTV footage of McKeeva Bush assaulting Livia Kwong, the bar manager of Coral Beach Bar at the time in February last year, has become embroiled in politics, given the timing of the release. The publishers claim they secured the video with the help of a […]

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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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