Tag: McKeeva Bush

Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

Speaker criticised for taking sides in port debate

| 10/01/2019 | 79 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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Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

| 05/09/2018 | 162 Comments

(CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, has circulated a message to his supporters urging them not to sign the petition currently circulating asking for a referendum that would enable voters to say whether or not they support the proposed cruise birthing facility. In a social media chat message […]

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Speaker denies working with CHEC

Speaker denies working with CHEC

| 27/08/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and leader of the CDP, McKeeva Bush, has denied that his consulting firm is working with or consulting for China Harbour Engineering Company. In a short memo written by the veteran West Bay MLA on behalf of his company, WMB International Consulting Ltd, regarding his connections to CHEC, […]

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Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

| 04/07/2018

Updated with response from McKeeva Bush: I was on the Legislative Assembly website and noticed that in the biography section, McKeeva Bush is given the title “Dr”. I don’t recall him ever earning a university degree, much less a PhD. When did he earn his doctorate?

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Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

| 27/06/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by the Public Accounts Committee chairman to have the Legislative Assembly debate a contempt motion over allegations that the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, misled the committee during its October hearing were thwarted by the speaker of the House on Wednesday. Having signed off on the motion, Speaker McKeeva Bush claimed that […]

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