Tag: McKeeva Bush

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

| 12/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new-found unity in the Legislative Assembly with the unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the last ten days emerged when Speaker McKeeva […]

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HRC chair stands ground despite Mac’s rebuke

HRC chair stands ground despite Mac’s rebuke

| 11/04/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): James Austin-Smith has stood by a press release issued by the Human Rights Commission criticising government’s decision to appeal Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage. The HRC chairman did not apologise to the Legislative Assembly, despite demands from Speaker McKeeva Bush. In a letter to the speaker, he said that he did […]

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Mac calls for HRC chair to be sacked

Mac calls for HRC chair to be sacked

| 08/04/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): The fallout from the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage continued in the Legislative Assembly Friday, when Speaker McKeeva Bush accused the chair of the Human Rights Commission of contempt regarding a press release from the HRC released Thursday. Bush said James Austin-Smith should be fired because he is an atheist. Following on from […]

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Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

| 10/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Mario Rankin, one of the organisers of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, has taken aim at the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who, despite his supposedly neutral office, has been weighing in on the polarising debate about the project and dismissing the campaigners. In response to comments by McKeeva Bush suggesting that campaigners will […]

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Speaker calls for Cayman skyscraper

Speaker calls for Cayman skyscraper

| 01/01/2019 | 218 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly has said he wants the Government of National Unity to allow at least one building of 50 storeys for tourism, residential and commercial businesses “to make a mark” and encourage “the wealthiest among the wealthy” to live here and set the Cayman Islands apart in the region. In his New Year’s […]

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Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

Speaker offers unusual warning to governor

| 31/10/2018 | 136 Comments

(CNS): In his address in the Legislative Assembly welcoming the new governor to the Cayman Islands, House Speaker McKeeva Bush urged him to stay out of legislative business. Using what he said was a regional turn of phrase, he warned Martyn Roper that “cockroach has no business in a rooster fight”.

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Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

Bank shareholders asked to give back ‘people’s cash’

| 08/10/2018 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The opposition is appealing for the shareholders of Cayman National, who are about to enjoy a cash windfall if its sale to Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago (Barbados) goes ahead as expected, to give up some of their financial gain to the public purse, arguing that government lost out in a poor deal to […]

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Premier adds lunch in Athens to Euro trip

Premier adds lunch in Athens to Euro trip

| 02/10/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): After rubbing shoulders with European royalty in the playground of the rich and famous in Monaco, the premier lunched with Greek shipping magnates, having added Athens to his European trip this week. According to a press release from his office, Premier Alden McLaughlin, along with officials from the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, […]

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Speaker drives opposition out of LA

Speaker drives opposition out of LA

| 12/09/2018 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The entire Cayman Islands opposition walked out of the chamber of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday morning in solidarity after Speaker McKeeva Bush reprimanded Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo and directed the premier to move a motion to suspend him for the day. Suckoo had refused to apologise over allegations he had “impugned” a member […]

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Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

| 10/09/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The government’s proposal to overhaul the system to grant local national honours generated a degree of animosity across the floor of the Legislative Assembly last week, when several opposition members raised questions of political bias. As opposition leader in 2010 when the law was first brought to the LA by then premier McKeeva Bush, […]

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