Tag: McKeeva Bush

Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

Constitution dictates speaker’s removal

| 12/01/2021 | 57 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: The question Caymanians must answer is: Given our Christian heritage that has demanded very high standards of morals and ethics, particularly from our leaders, is it OK for McKeeva Bush to remain in the speaker’s position while serving a 60-day imprisonment sentence for criminal offences related to beating a woman?

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Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

Premier dodges McLean’s demands over speaker

| 07/01/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Leader of the Opposition Arden McLean are embroiled in a new political row after the LOO wrote to McLaughlin asking him to remove McKeeva Bush from the speaker’s chair now that he had been convicted of assault against the female Coral Beach bar manager. But instead of addressing the content […]

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Pressure mounts for MPs to oust Bush as speaker

Pressure mounts for MPs to oust Bush as speaker

| 06/01/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Constituents across the Cayman Islands have been calling, messaging and emailing their MPs as well as posting their demands on social media to remove Speaker McKeeva Bush from his high office following his conviction for a violent offence against a woman. The silence of most representatives has struck a chord with the community, and […]

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Bush makes no mention of crimes in rambling message

Bush makes no mention of crimes in rambling message

| 31/12/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): In a disjointed and rambling New Year Message, Speaker McKeeva Bush found time to take aim at unidentified individuals who have criticised him and the government, but made no apology for his violent and shameful conduct that led to his assault conviction earlier this month. Bush said there were people who had “conducted themselves […]

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Miller: Premier misleading on Bush departure

Miller: Premier misleading on Bush departure

| 23/12/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Forcing McKeeva Bush to resign as speaker of the House of Parliament should not bring down the government and Premier Alden McLaughlin is misleading the public with these claims, Ezzard Miller has said. The North Side MP maintains that asking Bush to step down does not mean an early end to the administration and […]

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Bush’s victim was afraid to leave home

Bush’s victim was afraid to leave home

| 23/12/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Details of the fear and intimidation felt by the woman who was assaulted by Speaker McKeeva Bush have been outlined in the magistrate’s sentencing ruling, which Cayman News Service has now obtained and posted in the CNS Library. In a statement, Livia Kwong told investigators that because of who had assaulted her and events […]

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Bush begins 60 day evening curfew

Bush begins 60 day evening curfew

| 21/12/2020 | 162 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush began a two-month long evening house curfew at his West Bay home on Monday, as the sentence handed down for his conviction for assault by Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn came into force. Meanwhile, Premier Alden McLaughlin indicated that government was unlikely to do anything to remove Bush from his prestigious office, regardless […]

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Speaker’s behaviour shameful, says magistrate

Speaker’s behaviour shameful, says magistrate

| 21/12/2020 | 180 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush is under home curfew after a magistrate suspended a short two month prison sentence and fined him $700 on Monday for his conviction for assault and disorderly conduct. Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn described his behaviour as reprehensible and said she needed to send a message to the community. Bush has also […]

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Protestors angered by MPs’ inaction against speaker

Protestors angered by MPs’ inaction against speaker

| 15/12/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): As Speaker McKeeva Bush presided over proceedings inside Parliament on Friday, protesters outside called on him to resign, even though they were sure he would not “do the right thing”. The activists said it was clear that Bush would not leave voluntarily, despite pleading guilty to a violent attack on a female bar manager. […]

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Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

| 10/12/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Following the false evidence given by OfReg Board Chairman Linford Pierson to the Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard Miller MP, the chairman of the committee, has called on government to remove him. But he also made it clear to parliament on Thursday that the controversial report, which Speaker McKeeva Bush had tried to stop becoming […]

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Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

Protesters to call for MPs to oust speaker

| 09/12/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): Protesters will gather outside the House of Parliament on Friday to demonstrate public outrage over the behaviour of Speaker McKeeva Bush and his failure to resign after admitting a violent assault on a female beach-bar manager. They will also be showing how they feel about MPs who have not held him to account. One […]

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