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Tag: McKeeva Bush

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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Mac presses for voter deadline extension

Mac presses for voter deadline extension

| 09/12/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush has called on the Elections Office to push back the year-end deadline for eligible people to register as voters in time for the 2017 General Election. Wesley Howell, the supervisor of elections, told CNS that they are considering pushing back the deadline into J [...]

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Ebanks found guilty in status grant scam

Ebanks found guilty in status grant scam

| 08/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks (50) from Bodden Town was remanded in custody Tuesday after a jury took less than three hours to unanimously find him guilty of 27 charges of obtaining property by deception and theft in a status grant con. He was convicted of taking more than $167,000 from at least two dozen [...]

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Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

Status scam suspect claimed he gave Bush $250k

| 02/11/2016
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks put the blame for his troubles on the shoulders of McKeeva Bush and members of the UDP when he gave evidence this week, refuting the charges against him regarding a massive status grant scam. Ebanks claimed that he gave the former premier around $250,000 from people he recrui [...]

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PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

PPM starts campaign against Mac’s claims

| 22/09/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The People’s Progresssive Movement, a.k.a. the Progressives, has begun an online campaign disputing the claims that have been consistently made by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush in various public forums about their track record. With six months to go before Nomination Day and the official s [...]

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Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

| 12/09/2016 | 165 Comments
(CNS): The premier called for tolerance and respect for human rights when he spoke at an anti-gay rally Sunday. Alden McLaughlin told an audience at the religious event, billed as supporting biblical family values, that his government won’t introduce same-sex marriage but he also warned against cr [...]

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GM insect release will go ahead, says premier

GM insect release will go ahead, says premier

| 14/06/2016 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The first planned release of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in West Bay by a UK bio-technology firm will not be stopped, Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed. In a letter responding to a request from the opposition leader to put the release on hold until “scientific questio [...]

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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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