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Tag: McKeeva Bush

JPs call for full review of SAR ops

JPs call for full review of SAR ops

| 09/06/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The two justices of the peace, who were supposed to work with UK Coastguard Commander Andrew Jenkins on the search and rescue report into an incident in which five people lost their lives in March, have called for a full review of local search and rescue operations because of weaknesses ident [...]

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MLAs call for gay rights referendum

MLAs call for gay rights referendum

| 06/06/2016 | 149 Comments
(CNS): Once again, some of Cayman’s longest serving politicians have attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. During the budget debate in the Legislative Assembly last week, both Anthony Eden and Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush took aim at plans for a conference on issues imp [...]

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Bush: Budget misleading public

Bush: Budget misleading public

| 06/06/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has called on government to break its 18-month budget down so that people can make a fair comparison to last year’s spending plan. Responding to the government’s 2016/17 budget Friday, McKeeva Bush said it was misleading and confusing because it was impossible for t [...]

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Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

| 03/06/2016 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised questions about the report conducted by a UK Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins and has said the two local JPs who were supposed to work on the report did not see or sign the final document but would be publishing their own report. Speaking in the Legislative [...]

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Law changed to allow medical suits

Law changed to allow medical suits

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government steered through a critical amendment to the Health Services Authority Law Friday in order to address a clause that has been in the legislation for twelve years and resulted in a shocking court judgment in February preventing a family from claiming damages due to negligence in conne [...]

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Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

Mac vows to fund Meals on Wheels

| 29/04/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush told government that “talk is cheap” after several ministers and backbenchers got up to praise the Meals on Wheel programme during a debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Debating a private member’s motion brought by Bush asking government t [...]

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Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

Governor agrees to JPs supporting MCA expert

| 26/04/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Following the debate in the Legislative Assembly Monday at the special meeting called to deal with two private members’ motions dealing with police issues, the governor has taken on board the call from members for two local JPs to support Andrew Jenkins, the expert from the UK’s Maritime [...]

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Concerns over constitutional limitations emerge in debate

Concerns over constitutional limitations emerge in debate

| 26/04/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): MLAs largely avoided mentioning the word ‘independence’ during the debate in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Monday in the first of two opposition motions regarding the police, but the perceived shortcomings in the constitution when it came to the lack of control and limited in [...]

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Bush’s ex-assistant admits daughter got $60k+ grant from NBF

Bush’s ex-assistant admits daughter got $60k+ grant from NBF

| 28/03/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Richard Parchment, the former chief political assistant to McKeeva Bush when he was premier, has admitted that his daughter was one of only a handful of Caymanian students who received annual scholarship grants worth more than $60,000 from the Nation Building Fund to play basketball. Appeari [...]

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Opposition calls for debate over police management

Opposition calls for debate over police management

| 23/03/2016 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The eight opposition members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly have asked the speaker to call a special meeting of parliament to debate the management of the RCIPS, which they say is in dire need of review. The members want two motions to be addressed at the earliest opportunity and [...]

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Mac accuses auditors of ‘rotten’ agenda

Mac accuses auditors of ‘rotten’ agenda

| 14/03/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Following the recent meetings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush has once again hit out at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) and accused them of telling a “bellyful of lies” because of their own “rotten” agenda. Bush has denied that politicians [...]

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