Premier supports embattled MLA

Embattled backbench MLA Dwayne Seymour gets support from the leader of his political party in the wake of some serious legal troubles. 

Mr. Seymour, 41, was charged last week in connection with an incident at a Seven Mile Beach hotel that involved a fight between three men, one of whom was the MLA. 

Mr. Seymour – an MLA for Bodden Town district – has been charged with attempting to obstruct, prevent, pervert or defeat the course of
justice in regard to that incident. 

Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush released the following statement in support of Mr. Seymour on Tuesday morning: 

“On behalf of the elected Government, we wish to express publicly, our moral support for our backbench colleague Mr. Dwayne Seymour during this difficult time.

“As a Government, and as Caymanians first and foremost, we understand the many challenges that must be faced, both internally and externally to build and to keep a family together, and as Caymanians we understand and empathize with the pain that is endured when someone, against God and against all social and ethical obligations, interferes with that sacrosanct relationship.

“It is in the appreciation of the circumstance and of those considerations that we publicly voice today our continued support and confidence for our colleague and friend Mr. Dwayne Seymour. ”

Mr. Seymour is due to appear in court on 9 November to answer the charges. 


  1. What about the Premier support for Mr. Frank Mcfield.He’s a politician as well!
    His case should be dropped as he is like other politicians frustrated with this twisted system.

  2. Whoa! Did I just read that our government declared to the civilized world that they, their families, and god comprise a holy trinity that is above the laws they impose on us mere mortals?!

  3. More evidence that Mr Bush is getting way above himself. It almost always inevitably happens with politicians of modest calibre; but even Mr Bush might just be able to remember the doctrine of the separation of powers – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. Or what was he doing during the long deliberations about the new Constitution?

    Editor’s note: This comment had to be edited for legal reasons.

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