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Bernie Bush sets out goals for sports

Three months after being elected Member of Parliament for West Bay North and named sports minister, Bernie Bush has announced several objectives for his term.

Bernie Bush walks out of Crosstalk debate

A Cayman Crosstalk district debate was momentarily derailed on Tuesday as West Bay North incumbent Bernie Bush refused to participate in the discussion after...

Crosstalk debate: West Bay North candidates face off

West Bay North candidates Bernie Bush and Rolston Anglin join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues affecting their district.

Premier ‘disillusioned’ as bill ends in defeat

The Domestic Partnership Bill’s defeat in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday may have shown a divided legislature, but Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said that is where the division ends.

OfReg chairman takes aim at audit report

OfReg chairman Linford Pierson went on the offensive Wednesday, taking aim at the auditor general’s performance audit into the local regulator and questioning the report’s validity and its objectivity.

Opposition calls on government to convene House sitting

North Side MLA Ezzard Miller is calling on the Opposition to join him in convening a special sitting of the Legislative Assembly to debate a motion of no confidence in House Speaker McKeeva Bush.

Bernie Bush resigns as Deputy Speaker

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush has resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Bernie Bush resigns as Deputy Speaker

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush has resigned as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Educators eye cameras for classrooms

Education officials are considering adding cameras in local classrooms.

Bush marks 35 years of service

House Speaker McKeeva Bush issued a warning to legislators on Thursday to be mindful of their words.

Bernie Bush joins official Opposition

Independent legislator Bernie Bush has joined the formal Opposition led by East End MLA Arden McLean. It comes a week after he resigned from the government backbench.

Bernie Bush makes ‘port exit’

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush occupied his new seat on the Opposition benches on Wednesday morning on the final day of the debate of the Referendum Bill.

Same-sex marriage: What your representative said on the issue

Cayman Islands legislators unanimously backed a private members’ motion last week supporting government to appeal the decision by the chief justice that legalised same-sex marriage to the “full extent of the appeals process”.

PAC members attend London symposium

Public Accounts Committee members Bernie Bush and Austin Harris attended a symposium in London last week that addressed tackling corruption in public spending and identifying wasteful spending.

PAC members attend public spending conference in London

Two members of the Public Accounts Committee, Bernie Bush and Austin Harris, are in London this week to attend a conference on public spending.

MLA Bernie Bush out of hospital

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush has been released from the Health City Cayman Islands hospital following heart surgery and is now resting at home.

Bernie Bush recovering from heart surgery

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush underwent a successful heart bypass surgery at Health City Cayman Islands Wednesday, but the second-term representative’s recovery is expected to take several weeks.

MLA Bernie Bush hospitalized

West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush is expected to undergo heart surgery at Health City Cayman Islands later this week.

McTaggart, McLaughlin blast opposition’s budget claims

Cayman Islands Finance Minister Roy McTaggart on Monday rejected opposition lawmakers’ claims that a $135 million, two-year projected budget surplus was a “duppy” (ghost) and that his government’s budget did little to help the ordinary Caymanian.

Independent legislators look to join new ‘unity’ government

The Cayman Islands new coalition government will have at least 13 members, possibly as many as 15, by the time it is sworn in Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Longtime rivals join forces to form coalition government

For the second time in four days, longtime political rivals Alden McLaughlin and McKeeva Bush agreed to form a coalition government.
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Candidate vows $500 subsidy for Caymanians in tourism industry

Mervin Smith, independent candidate in West Bay North, plans to use government funds and a higher minimum wage to support Caymanians in industries that have seen stagnating or falling salaries.

Deputy governor concerned about ‘politicized’ civil service

A heated Legislative Assembly exchange Monday over the fate of a Cayman Islands senior prisons manager brought warnings against “politicizing” the public service from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.

Legislature may go until last day

Government is running out of time to consider a long list of potential laws, including the Legal Practitioners Bill, the elimination of independent FOI and complaints commissioner’s offices and the establishment of local fuel market regulations, as lawmakers face the final three weeks of their current term.

Bush, Bernie

Bernie Bush is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for West Bay North.

Political coalitions forming ahead of May 2017 election

At least four, and potentially five political coalitions or political parties are readying to contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24. Both major political parties, the Progressives and the Cayman Democratic Party, intend to field a slate of candidates.

More than 600 attend senior citizens social

The annual senior citizens social, hosted by the West Bay Community Council and West Bay MLAs McKeeva Bush, Capt. Eugene Ebanks and Bernie Bush, attracted more than 600 people when it was held on Dec. 17 at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Hall.

EDITORIAL – The troubling issues surrounding the Hewitt bankruptcy

In May 2013, Velma Powery-Hewitt ran for legislative office in West Bay, finishing fifth in the four-member district. The winners included fellow United Democratic Party candidates McKeeva Bush, Bernie Bush and Eugene Ebanks – as well as one independent candidate, Tara Rivers, who would go on to join the Progressives government in a ministerial position.

‘We need unity’: Former foes Anglin, Bush bury hatchet before election

Former Premier Mckeeva Bush and his one-time education minister Rolston Anglin publicly buried the hatchet Monday night as they appeared on the same political stage for the first time since their acrimonious split prior to the 2013 election.

EDITORIAL – ‘Super ombudsman’: Complaints from the complaints committee

The en masse resignations of four lawmakers (Bernie Bush, Eugene Ebanks, Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo) from the Complaints Commissioner committee are important not so much from a “practical” standpoint as from a “political” one.

Lawmakers resign in protest from ombudsman committee

Four Cayman Islands MLAs resigned Wednesday from the legislative committee that oversees the Complaints Commissioner’s Office in protest of the government’s plan to combine that office with other government watchdog entities. North Side independent MLA Ezzard Miller confirmed he had sent his resignation to the Speaker of the House on Wednesday.

EDITORIAL – Firefighters’ three-alarm mold emergency

People who become professional firefighters expect to encounter certain occupational hazards. Mold, however, isn’t one of them.

Baines rebuffs ‘litany of accusations’

Alleging misconduct and “inadequate performance” by Cayman’s top police officer dating back to 2009, West Bay MLA Bernie Bush filed a formal complaint against Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines last week.

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