Tag: McKeeva Bush

Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

Tomlinson denies having power over any MLAs

| 29/05/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Dr Steve Tomlinson has denied that he has any power to tell the elected candidates what to do, even though he has been widely credited with causing the collapse on Friday of the first deal struck between the soon to be reinstated premier, Alden McLaughlin, and the new speaker, McKeeva Bush. T [...]

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Alden gets as far as GAB with new line-up

Alden gets as far as GAB with new line-up

| 29/05/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Alden McLaughlin appeared poised to secure the premiership Monday when he and Moses Kirkconnell arrived at the Government Administration Building at around 3pm in the company of McKeeva Bush, Capt. Eugene Ebanks and Austin Harris ready to form a Progressive-led coalition government with the [...]

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Backroom talks on again over new government

Backroom talks on again over new government

| 27/05/2017 | 256 Comments
(CNS): The ‘new new’ potential administration that was cobbled together just before midnight Friday that put McKeeva Bush back at the helm of government was on shaky ground Saturday morning, CNS understands. Various unverified sources suggested that the elder Independents, Ezzard Miller [...]

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Change of plan already?

Change of plan already?

| 26/05/2017 | 312 Comments
(CNS): An hour before midnight Friday night and some six hours after he signed a deal with the leader of the Progressives to form a government, citing the “interests of the nation”, McKeeva Bush appeared to have backed out of that agreement, where he would have been made speaker, and sec [...]

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PPM and CDP cut deal for government

PPM and CDP cut deal for government

| 26/05/2017 | 97 Comments
(CNS): Alden McLaughlin will be keeping his job as premier, while McKeeva Bush will be swapping his seat on the opposition benches in the Legislative Assembly for the speaker’s chair. In a brief statement from the two men Friday about their decision to work together, there was very little det [...]

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Mac confident he can beat challengers

Mac confident he can beat challengers

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): After he went through the official nomination process Wednesday morning, Cayman Democratic Party Leader McKeeva Bush said he was confident that he would win the district of West Bay West. Bush was the first candidate to appear at the library in his constituency before noon but two o [...]

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Mac defends party system

Mac defends party system

| 17/03/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): As the Legislative Assembly resumed on Friday, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush came to the defence of the party system in the face of growing criticism and allegations that political parties are behind all of Cayman’s ills. The Cayman Democratic Party leader issued a stark warning about the [...]

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Health insurance costs come under political fire

Health insurance costs come under political fire

| 01/03/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The problems people in the Cayman Islands are facing with health insurance were at the centre of debates in the LA last week when the opposition leader presented a private member’s motion to tackle some of the challenges the uninsured face and the premier steered through some amendments [...]

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Bush to run in West Bay West

Bush to run in West Bay West

| 02/01/2017 | 104 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has confirmed that he will be running in his own home district of West Bay West in the 2017 election under the new electoral system. McKeeva Bush revealed in his New Year message that he will be launching his election bid with a constituency council meeting on Monday ni [...]

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Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

Mac makes veiled attack on Hewitts

| 15/12/2016 | 97 Comments
(CNS): Falling short of denying or admitting his part in the election petition against Tara Rivers, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush took aim at Gordon Hewitt, his wife Velma Hewitt, who is a former member of the UDP, and their lawyers on his Facebook page Thursday without ever mentioning anyone’s n [...]

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‘UDP threw me under the bus’ says Hewitt

‘UDP threw me under the bus’ says Hewitt

| 14/12/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Gordon John Hewitt told a court that he was repeatedly reassured, through attorney Steve McField, that the UDP would cover all the costs of a petition to challenge the election of Tara Rivers in 2013. But he said the party “led me down the garden path” and then “threw me under the bus [...]

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