Tag: McKeeva Bush

ODPP has filed appeal in Bush assault case

ODPP has filed appeal in Bush assault case

| 19/07/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Director of Public Prosecutions Simon Davis has confirmed that his office filed an appeal in April after the court stopped the trial against McKeeva Bush, who was facing allegations of indecent and common assault. However, the trial judge, Justice Stanley John, ordered a stay of the proceedings on 29 February.

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Bush expects ‘incompetent’ ODPP to try him again

Bush expects ‘incompetent’ ODPP to try him again

| 18/07/2024 | 18 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush MP expects the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to continue the case against him over allegations he indecently assaulted two women at a cocktail party almost two years ago. He has told CNS that he also believes the office, which he described as “incompetent”, may also appeal against the court […]

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Judge reverses stay in earlier Bush assault case

Judge reverses stay in earlier Bush assault case

| 17/07/2024 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The legal woes of McKeeva Bush MP may not be over. An acting Grand Court judge who presided over and stopped a trial in which he was facing indecent assault charges earlier this year has reversed part of his decision. In a ruling delivered to the court on Wednesday, Justice Stanley John said he […]

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Bush calls for public inquiry into DPP and CoP

Bush calls for public inquiry into DPP and CoP

| 16/07/2024 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Following his acquittal on historic rape charges on Monday, veteran politician McKeeva Bush MP called for a public commission of inquiry into the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and the Office of the Commissioner of Police. He said the inquiry was needed, not just because of the failed cases against him […]

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Bush found not guilty in historic rape case

Bush found not guilty in historic rape case

| 15/07/2024 | 52 Comments

(CNS): It took the jury of four women and three men little more than one hour on Monday afternoon to find McKeeva Bush (MP) not guilty of rape and sexual assault. As the foreman delivered the verdict at around 3:20pm, he said that it was unanimous. Bush then told the court he intended to call […]

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Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

Bush not immune from prosecution, says crown

| 15/07/2024

(CNS): As Eloise Marshall KC summed up the crown’s case against McKeeva Bush for rape and sexual assault, she told the jury that the former premier of the Cayman Islands is not immune from prosecution. In court on Friday, the prosecutor asked the jury to consider not just the content of the evidence given by […]

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‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

‘A bunch of you put her up to this’ Bush tells prosecutor

| 12/07/2024

(CNS): As his trial continued Thursday, McKeeva Bush MP emphatically and persistently denied a historical sexual assault allegation when he took the stand to give evidence in his own defence. In an often combative and angry exchange with prosecutor Eloise Marshall KC during cross-examination, Bush repeatedly said that the incident, as described by the woman, […]

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‘The truth will come out’ Bush told police when charged

‘The truth will come out’ Bush told police when charged

| 11/07/2024

(CNS): Nevron Bradshaw, the lead detective on the historic sexual assault case against former premier McKeeva Bush (69), told the court that when he had cautioned and then charged him with rape, the politician had said, “All I have to say is that the truth will come out.” When Bush was arrested in connection with […]

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Witness says she did not ‘make up’ Bush rape allegation

Witness says she did not ‘make up’ Bush rape allegation

| 10/07/2024

(CNS): In a contentious day of cross-examination yesterday, the woman who has accused McKeeva Bush of raping her at least 24 years ago struggled to answer questions or tell the court what happened on the night of the alleged sexual assault. However, she insisted that she was not lying and challenged Bush’s attorney on why […]

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Bush’s KC arrives in time to challenge rape allegation

Bush’s KC arrives in time to challenge rape allegation

| 09/07/2024

(CNS): Jerome Lynch KC was sworn in at the Cayman bar Monday in time for him to cross-examine the woman who has accused his client, McKeeva Bush MP, of raping her, an accusation that he has denied. Bush is being prosecuted by Eloise Marshall KC but he was facing a legal inequity without his own […]

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Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

Bush raped woman in mangrove clearing, crown tells jury

| 08/07/2024

(CNS): Former Cayman Islands premier and the longest serving member of parliament, McKeeva Bush, has been accused by a woman of raping her on the ground in a mangrove clearing off the West Bay Road more than 24 years ago. As Eloise Marshall KC opened the historic rape case against Bush on Friday, she briefly […]

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