Bush bailed, no charges

| 12/12/2012

mac mary miller.jpg(CNS): Updated — While the RCIPS has emphasised that investigations involving the Cayman Islands premier remain active, a spokesperson said that McKeeva Bush has been released on police bail following a number of interviews with Financial Crimes Unit officers today and yesterday. Police said Bush has been placed on police bail until early February 2013 to allow further investigations to take place both here in Cayman and abroad, in connection with the allegations made against him. They also confirm that a considerable amount of property, including computer equipment, was seized during searches yesterday. "The investigations involving Mr Bush are still very active and the RCIPS will be pursuing all lines of enquiry in consultation with the Legal Department," the RCIPS said.

Meanwhile, Suresh Prasad, who had been questioned by the RCIPS in connection with allegations of corruption relating to the dynamite probe, was also released Wednesday on police bail until February next year while enquiries continue.

Police did not state what, if any, bail conditions had been placed on either the premier or Prasad at the time of their release from custody.

Despite, his release sometime on Wednesday afternoon and the news that the premier will face no more questions from the police until next year, there was no comment from him, the government in general or the UDP on his position. Cabinet, which was cancelled on Tuesday to allow the UDP party to meet, was convened today in the absence of the premier.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Resignation would be the decent thing to do , but decent things are done by decent people with an understanding of the difference between right and wrong….missing with this man.

    Integrity and honor are totally absent here and as is the case with all despots, blind lackeys enable the staus quo….investigate the lackies as well.

    Please Mr. Taylor as you recognise this is no ordinary investigation, you HAVE to bring in legal as well as law enforcement specialists to battle the forces of evil.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People should shut up especially when they don't know the procedure that the Police follow, first investigation following a complaint, if there is merit to proceed, the accused is invited or arrested and red his rights, transported to the station, booked in and then Interviewed, bailed then further investigation if necessary followed by preparation of case file, file submitted to legal for ruling, if legal determines there is a case charges are prepared, after court sign off on charges, the accused is informed cautioned and bailed to court.       

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder why RCIPS could not have exercised simple search warrants and the simply asked him to come in to answer some questions.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who says he was not asked to come in and answer some questions? My understanding is that he refused and that is why the arrest was necessary.   

  4. Anonymous says:

    You pack of wolves have destroyed your country significantly.  The days of your fool fool politics are gone and done with 20 years ago.  You can no longer involve personal feelings, bad mind and jealousy to overcome you.  Please ensure that you put measures in place, make sound and intelligent decisions when functioning in the capacity of leaders of your country.  You cannot be childish and enforce or thrust bullyism on individuals, just because you do not like them,  What a joke!! International scandal on the Premier and NO CHARGES?  When you hear of the arrest, one will think that something positive would come of this and that the outcome will be a set of charges, But NO! you have not even completed your investigation.  Politicians, get  your facts together before the police makes these embarassing runs. 

     

     

     

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    10 million in my opinion is money well spent as it has cost us far more than that by having him in power in the first place!

    Let's ask the UK for some more!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Listen up, stop using religion to try to cover up all this non sense ! if you do wrong, it will eventually catch up to you and bite you right in the butt when least expecting, whether youre a Pastor, Doctor, Lawyer or  whatever !!! so no amount of prayer or fasting will do any good.  You folks need to stop pretending to be so Holy I am so over all this ridiculous bullcrap about prayer, God, Jesus etc. etc. people claim to pray every day, and it seems people are more evil than ever !!  

  7. Anonymous says:

    If this is the result …. can we get five more?

    If five UK cops have managed to achieve this much so far, lets have a load more!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I fail to understand how he is on bail if he has not been charged.  anywhere else in the world they can hold you for 24 hours for questioning after that they charge you or you walk free.  what bail?  this all seems ridiculous, a big fuss for nothing… now we wait till feb 2013

  9. Anonymous says:

    All i can say  these investigator better know what they are doing because this better DONT be another TEMPURA  for these Islands.

  10. Ya mon says:

    You were paid how much for this?

  11. Anonymous says:

    or will justice be served?

  12. FairandBalanced says:

    This is seriously ridiculous. I strongly believe the Police had very strong information about the alleged corruption. THE MAN HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED! SERIOUSLY! This is a very untidy and unprofessional police force. You arrested the man and caused international disgrace on him and the people of the Cayman Islands and they states He has not been charged with any crimes. Come on now! This is crazy! Disgraceful and stupidity at its highest level! You do your investigation then charge!

    • Anonymous says:

      Fools like you should shut up especially when you don't know the procedure that the Police follow, first investigation following a complaint, if there is merit to proceed, the accused is invited or arrested and red his rights, transportedto the station, booked in and then Interviewed, bailed then further investigation if necessary followed by preparation of case file, file submitted to legal for ruling, if legal determines there is a case charges are prepared, after court sign off on charges, the accused is informed cautioned and bailed to court.       

      • Anonymous says:

        He is the PREMIER of this country you don’t arrest a PREMIER of a country then fish for charges. These ” investigations” have been ongoing for TWO+ years now this is absolutely pathetic and will quickly turn into another Tempura given the UK’s track record.

        • Anonymous says:

          Who says they are "fishing" for charges? An arrest requires reasonable suspicion that you have committed an arrestable offence. The police can make that determination on their own.Whether there is sufficient evidence to charge is a matter which must be determined by the DPP after reviewing all of the evidence. That may take some time.    

  13. Anonymous says:

    So god protects those that steal and abuse their position of power? nice.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Really?

    If it didnt before…Now this looks politically motivated!

    Good job RCMP zzz…

  15. Anonymous says:

    I am confused as to  what transpired on Tuesday; and I say that to say this, as someone who has had dealings with the Financial Crime Unit and was not treated in the manner in which the Premier was treated.  Speaking of my situation; I knew there was an investigation ongoing and I was expecting to hear from the FCU sometime.  As expected when the FCU was ready to interview me, I was contacted and advised to come down to the FCU and that I may take my attorney if I wanted.  I was questioned and like Mr. Bush  released without charges and advised to returned at a later date.  I was not bailed, as i was not arrested on "suspicion" of an offence, which i understand to be the normal.  When I returned I was advised that they are still investigating based on new information I provided and they will contact me when they have concluded.

    I was never arrested for questioning, I was never "bailed" to return.  It is my understanding that if the FCU had sufficient evidence to charge me, they would arrestted me on "suspicion" then I would need bail.  From what I am reading, it appears that Mr. Bush has not be charged; neither on suspicion or confession; therefore I cannot understand why he needed to be bailed or even why he was arrested to be questioned; I am begining to feel that the RCIP may have muddled this investigation and Judge Henderson situation is repeating itself.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19.  So good they said it twice.

  17. Anonymous says:

    To hell with the stubborn, bigoted, piety you and others like you spout.

    I apologize for my harshness, but I must be very frank and by no means direct this solely at you. I will firstly state I am not a Christian. Not for the fact I do not believe that there is a power greater than us, as I can not prove or disprove this. I merely could not insult the teachings of a Holy book by claiming to be a follower by picking and choosing what works for me. I will say that I was raised by a family that made sure I learnt my scripture and have absolute respect for the texts, so please allow me.

    Firstly, Deuteronomy evolved around an ancient code that was comprised of a number of mitzvot to the Israelites. It sanctioned slavery, ordered the absolute annihilation of the people (who had been called the most ancient of people and had lived in the Promised Land), the legitimization of the murder of non-virgins, the exclusion of bastard children from the presence of the house of the Lord, death for disobedience, the order that the only peace offering to be made to non-Israelites to be slavery, and other outlandish laws. How you could possibly prescribe a verse from a book that, firstly, does not even sanctify YOUR right to freedom and life and bestows a blessing reserved for tha group who believed they had the God given right to do such things is bewildering, as well as ironic.

    Everyone is praying in one way or the other, and just because some can scream Yahweh's name louder than  everyone else doesn't mean that 'He' isn't hearing theirs- if he's hearing them at all. I know I am praying for justice. Justice not to benefit my wants, or my desires, but what is only fair and deserved in this situation. And like all prayers, this may be answered or not. Direct your prayers to the Island not to one man for self-gratifying reasons. Just saying.

     

  18. Anonymous says:

    It amazes me how misunderstood this man is. So please allow me to clue you in. The ONLY things that will make this man step down are any of the following, jail, severe illness, or death. Worse, if the police are wrong, or are right but botch this up, there will be hell to pay. To take this onestep further, the non-action from this man's cronies clearly states they are more attached to the man and his ways than that of the Cayman people and country. What we have here is the horrific combination of power, greed, entitlement and lack of accountability. This is a recipe for disaster and time is not a friend.

     

     

  19. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if this is an attempt to seal his travel expenses from the public.  If the police declare it as evidence would it still be available under the FOI or could a judge then seal the evidence and keep it under wraps…just wondering.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Bet he gonna sue like henderson did !!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Five Englishmen recently came and joined the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit and are conducting this investigation involving the Hon Premier. One has to wonder, will this be another "TEMPURA" and will it cost us another $10 Million CI and still counting.

     

  22. Anonymous says:

    Stand firm Mr. Premier, stand firm help is on the way, people are praying and God has this all in control. 

    The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. 

    Deuteronomy 28:7

    • Anonymous says:

      I love when scipture is taken out of context.  You can make the bible say anything you want.  If this man has been posted by god then he would not be so proud.

    • Anonymous says:

      Psalm 18:41:

      "They cried for help, but there was no one to save them–to the LORD, but he did not answer".

    • Anonymous says:

      If the evidence comes back that Mac is guilty of all charges and more, will his supporters try to blame his secretary for setting up shell companies, moving funds and everything else?

    • madazhell says:

      You must have a really high fever.

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Implying Mac is a reincarnation of another much more Godly figure?

      I do not think so…not even close…oh how you bible bashers turn every phrase to suit your own needs or wants, that is what causes most problems on this earth, never mind if it is the Lords Bible or or the Quran, it is the way men play it to suit their own needs rather than the original intent of the Lord or Prophet.

      Incidentally I work in an office full of Caymanians and indeed they are all praying; praying that Mac does not come back from Jamaica, or very quickly falls from grace. Sad, but true.

      Officeman 12.13.12.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dear God, please don't answer those Prayers.

  23. The Prognosticator says:

    Friends, Caymanians, expats, lend me your ear.

    This is a move engineered from high places. The intended end result is that Mr. Bush is acquitted of all charges and wins the next election.

    Watch carefully as every charge vaporizes through lack of evidence.

    • Anonymous says:

      If that were to happen, which I doubt, then we would be in for a massive law suit.

      There is not likely to be any conclusion to the matter before the next election.

  24. Anonymous says:

    RCIPS. Better have all ducks in a row. Sorry for severe lawsuit if not.

  25. Big whopper says:

    Does he have a Jordanian visa?.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Democracy at work is a good thing to observe. If the Premier has done no wrong and his "hands are clean and heart is pure" then I hope that his name will be cleared and his reputation restored, however, if it is found that he hascommitted wrong doing then I hope that the RCIPS will uncover every action, including that of any associates who may also have been involved, and that the full extent of the law will be unleashed. These Islands are too precious and many good people have worked too hard to build a country based on honesty and integrity to allow its undoing by contrary behaviour. I pray for all involved and trust that the truth will be uncovered and exposed.

  27. Anonymous says:

    We are praying for you Mac, Just keep the faith, Who God has blessed no man can curse.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Dear Mr Premier,

    This too shall pass but I wish you had listened to your Caymanian people more.  Like you this country is hurting and we look forward to the best out come.   Keep the faith and know that all things work together for good to then that love the Lord.  Not UDP, PPM or C4C.

    Caymanian

     

  29. Anonymous says:

    …so neither quickly nor responsibly as hoped for by 101 in his viewpoint – and seemingly in the hands of a department some of whose members got status from Mac and then opined on it’s legality. Great!

  30. Anonymous says:

    It's obvious the popo don't have enought to charge him. Rather than cause such an uproar in the country they should have waited until they had a case if there is one.

    Being pushed by the UK to embarass  Bush who has pushed back on the UK who now want him gone.

    This is a conspiracy if I ever saw one and plenty people think so too.

    • Anonymous says:

      lol. You all have to understand the process.

      The Police had to arrest him before he is charged.  They had to get in his house so they could gather further evidence and and arrest had to be made to caution him of what their investigation and found and what further actions could be taken.  (that is the process) They have gathered enough surface evidence to do this.

      They have got what they wanted and will go backto his house if they need more edvidence arresst others if they see fit to help with their investigations.  

      Once they have gathered their information/evidence then it goes to legal who then will review the evidence collected and statements taken to see if there is sufficient evidence to stand in court for his crimes.  Then the police can charge him. 

      Rememer now there was already some sort of charge made already and a fine imposed in 1 of the parties in the explosives case. 

      The gentlemen must have been feeling lucky to see that they got of so lightly with that case and thought it ended there to their surprise that was only the cake being mixed the baking and icing is coming now.

      We should not rejoice over someones dimise but we hope that lessons are learnt by the parties involved and others that are practicing the same way. 

       

  31. Ching Ching says:

    How long before the West Bayers have their candle light vigil outside bush house?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a fishing expedition to me..Two months on bail. Why would you arrest someone and tell them to go about theri business for two months until they build their case against you, then maybe, just maybe they will charge you with a crime.

    Sounds like anotherRCiP investigation gone awry. No wonder the Police commissioner is so pissed off these days.

  33. Anonymous says:

    What a let down….hope the ongoing investigations don't slow down. If the legal department is reluctant to assist in a timely manner….let's bring in a team of lawyers from the UK…it will be money well spent.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm. Arrest, then bail, then investigations will be continuing? Tempura part deux?

  35. Anonymous says:

    That seems irresponsible. Three months of uncertainty that this country has to go through. He is the premier of God’s sake! He is not above the law but should you have arrested him if you were not going to be in a position to charge him promptly with something? Do you think anyone will buy property in the next three months while they do not know what is happening? Will anyone move here? Will anyone hire? Will anyone start a new business? This is madness. We can survive allegations of corruption if we deal with them promptly and effectively. If we throw the prospect of top level corruption into the international media and then do nothing public for months, you will have caused incredible and unnecessary harm to our economy.

    • Anonymous says:

      The UDP can solve this by forcing him to resign/removing him as premier.  

  36. Anonymous says:

    We have enjoyed thisstory in Bermuda

  37. Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

    Now you will hear the "Spin-Masters"!

  38. Anonymous says:

    More waste of Gov. money!!!!

  39. Anonymous says:

    hmm

  40. Anonymous says:

    Now that it has reached this far, he aught to step down, whether by choice or not.  Mr. Governor, new elections are in order.  Alden, this time around, please amend the constitution and put the proper checks and balances in place that should have been there from the get go.  And enhance that anti-corruption law with some rather significant penalties and jail time so that anyone who abuses power or engages in corruption will be stung fast and stung hard.  The standards in Public Office must also be given attention.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Please tell me that after this very overt action of questioning the integrity of Mac that he will step down until the outcome of the investigations has be reached? To continue in the position of Premier whilst under investigation does not show a belief of innocence as he thinks but  a "bloody mindedness" and sense of  disregard for this country.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Surprise surprise…

  43. Anonymous says:

    I expected more.

  44. Knot S Smart says:

    Whey!

    Pack your bags guys. This calls for another world tour…

  45. Anonymous says:

    Bailed until Feb 2013? Rolly sentencing held over til Mar 2013?

    Will make the Election Campaign super-ironically funny

  46. Anonymous says:

    Aaahh boyyy… I can see Mac now. NO travel restrictions… Jet Set, GO…  or NO Charges brought against him period and a 10 million dollar law suit from the public purse AND a GOOD likelyhood to be re-elected again 2013. What else am I missing? Help me here.

    Maybe some REAL Retribution to be brought upon the People of the Cayman Islands?? Maybe?