Cops release Bush on bail

| 11/12/2012

mac good.jpg(CNS): The RCIPS has released the premier on bail following his arrest this morning. No charges have been filed against him but the police said that McKeeva Bush was expected to return to police custody tomorrow for further questioning. In a short release on Tuesday evening, a police spokesperson said that Bush had been released following a series of interviews and the questioning would continue tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 12 December. Other sources told CNS that the police also searched the premier’s office Tuesday while Bush remained in custody.

As news of the arrest of the premier spread around the world, independent MLAs Arden McLean and Ezzard Miller both said it was now time for the premier to step down from his post and for the UDP to deal “expeditiously with matters concerning the political governance of the country in order to reduce any further local or international reputational damage.”

Meanwhile, there has been no further comment from the UDP since Deputy Premier Juliana O'Connor Connolly stated that the party was making no comment and had convened a closed door meeting.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Anyone happy or gleeful over this turn of events is either blindingly naive or does not have Cayman at heart. Those of us who love and care about this country (and have no where else to run back home to like the opinionated expats commenting and laughing it up  on this site) were deeply saddended yesterday. Not because we support McKeeva, but because this puts Cayman in a very bad light internationally, and is another step towards the UK removing our self-determination.

    I personally am not a supoprter of the UDP and have serious issues with McKeeva's methods and politics. But given the mood in the country among the people, this would have been take care of by the electoralprocess, and he could have been arrested onceout of office. Not for his sake – but for the sake of Cayman.

    The timing is highly suspect – why not wait unitl after the elections? These "probes'have been ongoing and dragged out as it was. What was a few more months? It is likely that the UK will use this as an excuse to set up direct rule – and voila! No more financial indsutry (as we compete with London for customers) and welcome to direct taxation. And don't even ask what they will do to our Immigration laws and Human rights legislaion – has anyone seen the God awful mess that the UK is these days?

    I would not be surprised if they call off the coming elections. And for those of you praising the Governor and the RCIPS – never forget – their allegiance is to the UK. Not to Cayman, They are run and directed by the FCO. Why do you think the RCIPS has a British Commissioner and is now largely made up of UK and Jamaican officers? 

    Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Paranoid nonsense.

    • Power of the People says:

      Agreed that rejoicing is not in our best interests as a nation, however, I for one and extremely ANGRY that it has come to this. I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but come on!!! Really! We are not stupid! I am furious at the UDP collectively for allowing it to get this nasty. When the first hint of investigations came to light, they should have muscled the premier out of the way and saved face for this country and themselves. 

      If therewas ANY love of country within that group of blind mice, they would have insisted that the sanctity of government and honour of our this nation be preserved by not allowing him to remain in the position to taint either. 

      NOW, we are ALL embarrassed and shamed by this turn of events…which we ALL knew would eventually come. NOW we, who have been promoting the jurisdiction as stable and transparent and the best place on earth must figure out how to prove that fact as our competitors flash the tabloids under the noses of our clients with delight!

      Well done UDP! You are all disgraceful puppets who will be responsible for the fall of this nation under the leadership of the Premier who has neither love of country nor honour of man. Are you happy now!? Has it all been worth it? Blind allegiance to what!? Not the people who elected you on your flimsy promises and bright smiles! 

      So now you will be remembered for your ineptitude at controlling your leader and not the works of your various roles within government. 

      I recommend the dissolution of parliament NOW and call for general elections immediately to remove the lot of you and try to damage control all that ONE MAN has managed to destroy. 

      Bloody hell man!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did he use his CIG credit card to make bail?  Just wondering.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Remind me please what JAMAICA was going to honor him for this week ….INTEGRITY.. lol

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why would you arrest the man at 7 am and release him at 5 pm without charging him? It sounds like the reasons for the arrest are somewhat weak

    • Anonymous says:

      if you recall they have been to his offices.  i presume that the early arrest was to prohibit him from removing documents from his office.

  5. Anonymous!!!2 says:

    Mr Bush is still innocent until proven guilty and please do not start your hate comments yet, reason I say this,  remember Tempura, and the ex chief of police,commisioner. They will leave no stone unturned to bring a Caymanian down.

    We jump to conclusions too soon and ridicule and slander before we get all of the facts. A lot of this is hear so,  so lets use our better judgement and refrain from all the name calling and nay saying. This is our coutry and if he's found guilty, thats a huge burden to carry, so we should try to be sane in what we say or do.

    The world is looking at us,lets prove that we are intelligent and dignified through all of this.

    God bless the Cayman Islands.

  6. Anynomous says:

    MLA's ARDEN and EZZARD wants the Premier to steop down.!!  Cayman Islands really, are you so blind not to see that this is Political WITCH HUNT on the Premier.   The ink had not even dried on the paper as yet and they calling for STEP DOWN.   What goes around comes around, just sit and wait.

    • Anonymous says:

      Come down off your high horse. He should have stepped down LONG BEFORE this arrest.

      And even though people are saying how BAD this is for Cayman, take a look in another light. The international community will now see Cayman's integrity when it comes to enforcing the law no matter the person's stature inthe community.


  7. Anonymous says:

    The UDP cannot say much until Mac tells them what to say! They will never change!


    • Anynomous says:

      23.03, that is why they are called United.  Something that we stupid Caymanians do not have.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not that I am for nor against but I have always said that Caymanians do the best job at destroying their own. They really have good brain for that, and they glory in it too.


  8. Slowpoke says:

    I understand, that he has hired new Legal Counsel.  He/She will probably just be instructed by McField so, all is good…

    • Anonymous says:

      so what you are saying is that we will all soon hear that Mac was trying to protect the sacred vessel that is Cayman?

  9. Truthseeker says:

    Flight Risk?

    Surely you jest? For Cayman to be rid of this man by his permanent departure would be a godsend!


    • they don't fool me. says:

      If you have any idea about Constitution or public or international law of nations you would not utter a naieve statement how are you going to banish a man from his own country?

  10. what a non response. says:

    I cannot believe that after the events of today that the UDP are still calling the Almighty's Name while addressing this mess. Please, I think it is time to stop.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, that line sounded like something out of Lord of the Rings – pathetic

    • Anonymous says:

      Calling on the Almightys name dosent work anymore for JU jU. Everyone knows her style. God is not a man to be mocked.

  11. Anonymous says:

    If someone wants to lead this country, they need to step up now without any back-stabing and show us we can continue and this will not pull us down….we need an honest leader, not someone who reels in others loss but someone who is above and wants the best for our country…Lets hope we find it, I'm not so surte it's out there..

  12. Anonymous says:

    TNT Mac lol!

  13. Anonymous says:

    UDP..Business behind closed doors as usual. Out with the lot of you who have so steadfastly stood by and watched the disgraceful antics of your leader.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Julianna's statement about the whole thing shows just how limited intellectually she is. But that is the problem with Cayman's elected officials; they are not at all bright. But they are born Caymanians -so that is all that matters.

    God help us.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree some of them aren't all that bright – but to paint all Caymanians as stupid is what you seem to be doing, and that isn't too bright or right. Are you a bigot much?

  15. Anonymous says:

    I thought you had to go to court to get bailed. Hope they took his passports.

  16. B. Plate says:

    Is this wise? Surely the man is a flight risk. His trips pf fancy are notorious. At the least take his visa card away.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mr. Bush is innocent untli proven guitly, this is nothing but a conspiracy. The UK know they cant get anything over Mr. Bush so they want to get rid of him so they can control our island and or leaders. And we too blinded by hate of Mr. Bush to see it.

      No need to step down just because he is being questioned, when he is charged would be another matter and even then, I would still wait to see if he is guilty.


    • Dred says:

      Probably not a flight risk now because he would have to pay for it. He would only be a flight risk if he could turn it into “official business”

    • WHAT A JOKE says:

      And the Passport…….

    • Anonymous says:

      Sending my private jet to take him around the world.  It will not cost one cent, free travel.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why would he fly if he is innocent? Only the guilty do so…look at Turks and Caicos, Qadaffi, Saddam Hussein, Tunisia..but better ground both the island helicopters just in case