Tag: McKeeva Bush

Premier: UK treachery goes beyond enforced register

Premier: UK treachery goes beyond enforced register

| 04/05/2018 | 212 Comments
(CNS): News that the UK is going to force the Cayman Islands and other overseas territories to establish public registers of beneficial ownership relating to the financial entities domiciled there is a “treachery” that goes beyond the registers itself, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said. [...]

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Bush has ‘forgiven and forgotten’

Bush has ‘forgiven and forgotten’

| 09/04/2018 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly has denied that politics and a desire to hold onto power led him to join forces with Premier Alden McLaughlin to form the Government of National Unity. After years of animosity between McKeeva Bush and McLaughlin, the veteran politician [...]

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Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

Premier gets CI$86k 2nd-hand Range Rover

| 12/02/2018 | 143 Comments
(CNS): The government has recently spent around CI$218,000 on four cars for the premier, the speaker and visiting dignitaries. Premier Alden McLaughlin is now being driven around in a CI$86,000 second-hand Range Rover Autobiography, which officials from the Protocol Office said was purchased oversea [...]

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Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

| 29/01/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not giving up on his efforts to sue government for what he has always maintained were trumped-up charges designed to drum him out of office when he was premier. Lawyers acting for McKeeva Bush have filed an application in Florida’s Southern D [...]

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Speaker takes apolitical tone in New Year message

Speaker takes apolitical tone in New Year message

| 02/01/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): For the first time in many years, McKeeva Bush has taken a completely apolitical position in his New Year message to the community. Despite being part of the coalition government that helped to secure Premier Alden McLaughlin a second term, the speaker took a very neutral position when he del [...]

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Premier calls on members to respect speaker’s office

Premier calls on members to respect speaker’s office

| 08/11/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the defence of his long-time political adversary, McKeeva Bush, Monday, saying the Legislative Assembly meeting had not got off to the best start. Following disputes between House Speaker Bush and the opposition, McLaughlin called on members to respect the off [...]

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Bush holds opposition leader and MLA in contempt

Bush holds opposition leader and MLA in contempt

| 03/11/2017 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush was back on the rampage Friday, responding to comments made on a radio talk-show by the opposition leader and the member for George Town Central, after they criticised some of his rulings over the last few days. Before the budget debate resumed this morning, he said Ezzar [...]

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Speaker reads riot act to MLAs and media

Speaker reads riot act to MLAs and media

| 01/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): McKeeva Bush, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, spent more than 25 minutes delivering a statement to the parliament Wednesday, warning members to follow the House rules and making it clear he would be clamping down on infringements. Bush also indicated that the media should not be reportin [...]

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CIG aims to cut public debt by half

CIG aims to cut public debt by half

| 06/09/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The government has revealed its latest plans to tackle what was once a serious debt problem, but in order to do so it will find itself temporarily falling foul of the Public Management and Finance Law. Government’s core debt is expected to stand at just over $451 million at the end of this [...]

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MLAs get lessons in democracy

MLAs get lessons in democracy

| 07/08/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A number of the country’s novice MLAs and some new Cabinet ministers spent two days learning about parliamentary democracy and how the Legislative Assembly works in a post-election seminar conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, last week. Speaker and veteran politician [...]

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Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

Mac escapes charge in casino groping accusation

| 07/08/2017 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly will not face any charges following accusations that he groped a waitress in a Florida casino last month. McKeeva Bush had been arrested after the woman alleged that the veteran politician had touched her inappropriately while she was ser [...]

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