Opposition Leader files motion to remove Mckeeva Bush as Speaker of Parliament.

| 28th January 2021 | 0 Comments

The Honourable Arden Mclean and Ezzard Miller have filed a motion of no confidence to remove Speaker Mckeeva Bush as Speaker of Parliament.

The motion comes after Speaker Bush was given a suspended custodial sentence for the assault of a female Bar Manager at Coral Beach. The Unity Government has also refused to take action against the Speaker.

“The Speaker of Parliament is one of the most esteemed role an elected official can hold under our constitution. It was the hope of many caymanians that the Speaker, Honourable Mckeeva Bush, would have done the honourable thing and resign in light of being convicted in a court of law. While it came to no surprise that Speaker Bush refused to resign despite his criminal conviction and suspended custodial sentence, I am surprised that Premier Mclauglin, as the leader of the Unity Government refused to demand his resignation or take the necessary steps to remove him. It was my hope that Premier Mclauglin would have raised the same moral conviction, integrity and leadership that he displayed more than 8 years ago when he moved a No Confidence Motion against Mckeeva Bush was arrested and charged.” Arden Mclean.

“The refusal of Speaker Bush to resign coupled with the inability of Premier Mclauglin and his Unity Government colleagues to do the right thing and remove him displays the highest level of dishonor and disrespect to our women and every single person that calls the Cayman Islands home.” Ezzard Miller

The public is calling on Speaker Bush to resign from the post. There was a protest to remove Speaker Bush on the 13th of December, and since then the Unity Government has been mostly silent on the issue.

(Protestors outside Parliament (Courtesy: CMR)

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