Tag: McKeeva Bush

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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No confidence motion a necessary vote

No confidence motion a necessary vote

| 02/02/2021 | 26 Comments

Len Layman writes: If government manages to dodge a vote on the no confidence motion on the speaker, they will be doing themselves and the people of Cayman a grave injustice. In life, the most difficult decisions to make are usually major decisions that involve choosing right over wrong. The effects of doing right are […]

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Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

| 01/02/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): There is no guarantee that government will hold a meeting between now and the dissolution of parliament in March, ahead of the 2021 election, to discuss the ‘Bush question’. Even if there is a sitting, the coalition could still dodge dealing with the no confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush filed by Opposition Leader […]

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McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

McLean and Miller file motion to oust speaker

| 28/01/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean (EE) and Independent MP Ezzard Miller (NS) have filed a no confidence motion calling for McKeeva Bush to be ousted from his prestigious parliamentary position as speaker. The motion is a second attempt after Kenneth Bryan MP thwarted their first effort and the government has since refused to entertain the […]

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Ebanks accepts Bush’s claim he was ‘attacked’

Ebanks accepts Bush’s claim he was ‘attacked’

| 27/01/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): The West Bay Central MP and McKeeva Bush’s long-time political side-kick and running mate, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accepted claims made by Bush, which were rejected by the court, that Livia Kwong, the victim of his assault, attacked him first. As constituents across Cayman pressure their MPs to respond to Bush’s conviction in the […]

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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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