Name: McKeeva Bush
District: West Bay West
Affiliation: Cayman Democratic Party
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
McKeeva Bush criticized repeated attacks on the territory’s two-party political system Friday, warning that individuals or groups outside the Legislative Assembly could end up controlling the government following the May 24 general election, rather than the candidates voters choose.
Two senior Cayman Islands customs officers received more than $600,000 in salary and pension payments upon their retirement from the service at the beginning of the current government budget year. The payments were made during the previous government budget (2015/16) and were reported in the Ministry of Finance’s annual financial statements as “additional expenses in personnel” by the customs service.
A Cayman Islands government minister signaled Tuesday that some changes to a controversial proposal seeking to further regulate the practice of law in the islands would have to be made before the bill is approved.
Cars jammed the sides of the main road from the public library to Cox Lumber as passing motorists honked their horns and shouted encouragement in the direction of two separate, competing events – announcing the political candidacies of election hopefuls Dwayne Seymour and Robert Bodden.
Further allegations were made Thursday regarding local law firms hiring a private company to follow two Cayman Islands legislators.
Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly members will meet privately starting Monday afternoon in attempts to reach a compromise on the much-debated controversial Legal Practitioners Bill. The “in-camera” session of the House is set to start at 3 p.m.