Tag: McKeeva Bush

Bush uses Thanksgiving message to push port

Bush uses Thanksgiving message to push port

| 28/11/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who is increasingly ignoring the usual protocol of remaining neutral about controversial political issues, has used a Thanksgiving message to push the government’s port project and take a veiled swipe at its opponents. McKeeva Bush said that while he was minded not to be on the offense, as […]

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Speaker claims social media hacked

Speaker claims social media hacked

| 25/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush says he has reported a social media hack to the police after he appeared to post his cell phone numbers underneath a picture of a scantily clad woman, a post that was circulated widely on several different sites over the weekend. But Bush has not denied engaging in angry exchanges, […]

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Mac steps up attacks on CPR

Mac steps up attacks on CPR

| 20/11/2019 | 134 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush has directly attacked the local Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) activists who successfully campaigned to trigger a people’s referendum on the port project. At a government meeting on Tuesday, Bush made several misleading claims about the campaign and the cruise project before urging the people of West Bay not to listen to […]

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Speaker takes aim at ex-CDP member

Speaker takes aim at ex-CDP member

| 14/11/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush took aim at a former party political colleague on Thursday, when he rose from his chair to deliver a statement on the day he celebrated 35 continuous years as an MLA. He spoke about the privilege of serving the people of West Bay, but it wasn’t long before he was […]

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Speaker calls port opponents ‘rascals’

Speaker calls port opponents ‘rascals’

| 23/10/2019 | 154 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly Speaker has again weighed in on a sensitive political issue, despite the impartiality that is supposed to come with the job as the referee between government and opposition. Posting on social media Wednesday, McKeeva Bush said that some of the “mean ones” that don’t support the cruise port project were “rascals”, […]

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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Speaker says speakers can speak

Speaker says speakers can speak

| 22/07/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): While speakers in the Westminster parliamentary system are expected to not speak on political issues, the man who currently occupies that office in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, during an address at a special youth event hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Trinidad this week, said that speakers can speak up on behalf […]

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Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

| 04/07/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, has travelled to the Isle of Man to join in the 2019 Tynwald Day celebrations this weekend in the British Crown Dependency believed to have the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. Bush is said to be representing Cayman at the event, where […]

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Bush implies tall tower has green light

Bush implies tall tower has green light

| 02/07/2019 | 196 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and former premier, has told the Jamaican press that his idea for skyscrapers in the Cayman Islands has been agreed by the current premier, Alden McLaughlin, and that the way would be cleared for high-rise buildings to attract the wealthiest people in the world. While the […]

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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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