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The leaders of the ruling Government party were beset by investigations into their conduct in both their public and private lives.

In late April, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed that the Premier was involved in three separate investigations, two involving real estate deals and one involving the importation of dynamite.

The longest-running investigation has been going on for more than two years, and involves alleged financial irregularities in a land deal involving Mr. Bush and American developer Stan Thomas back in 2004.

In May, Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick said it was inappropriate for Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly’s Ministry to spend more than $520,000 in public funds to pave more than 50 private parking lots on Cayman Brac without approval from the Legislative Assembly.

Mr. Swarbrick referred the matter to the attorney general’s office, and said if the attorney general does not act on the report, he would consider bringing it before the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Finally, in late May, Education Minister Rolston Anglin was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a vehicle accident. No one was injured in the accident, and the matter is now before the court.

 

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