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Premier delivers broadside against the Governor

Premier McKeeva Bush launched a broadside against Governor Duncan Taylor on Friday (4 May), accusing the UK representative of being complacent to the problems facing the local economy. In a press statement, the Premier charged that the governor has done nothing to help the Cayman Islands, but has been an obstruction to the government's efforts to uplift the economy. “Can the Governor tell us what he or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have done to help the Cayman Islands? When Cayman is criticised in London, have they stood up for us? No.’’ ...

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Tempura rears its ugly head

The highly controversial Operation Tempura investigation is set to occupy the headlines yet again when two former senior British police officers confront each other in a courtroom battle. The Independent, a British newspaper, reported this week that the former head of the Cayman Islands’ police service force is suing for wrongful dismissal after he was sacked four years ago during an inquiry into an alleged illegal break-in at Cayman Net News offices of the late publisher Desmond Seales. ...

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Bush elected vice chair of Caribbean OCT Council

Premier McKeeva Bush was elected Vice Chair of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council on Thursday. High level political representatives of 10 Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories convened for the first time in Curacao where they agreed to establish a regional Overseas Countries and Territories Council. Chief of Staff Leonard Dilbert said the Premier and his delegation were very warmly received, treated with the highest respect and offered enthusiastic support from other delegates and their hosts, the Prime Minister and Government of Curacao. In addition to Premier Bush and Mr Dilbert, the Cayman Islands’ representatives were Jamaal Anderson, Technical Assistant European Union Projects in the Cabinet Office and Attorney Steve McField. ...

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Opposition files no confidence motion

True to his word, the Leader of the Opposition Hon Alden McLaughlin filed a motion of no confidence in the premier of the Cayman Islands, in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, 27 April. In a press release, Mr McLaughlin announced that he had filed the motion, which was seconded by North Side MLA Ezzard Miller. The opposition had earlier this week called on Premier McKeeva Bush to step aside from so that the three police investigations he is currently facing could proceed independently, but this fell on deaf ears. The Premier left the island on Thursday, leading a government delegation to the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories meeting in Curacao. ...

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