Bush comes face to face with the new governor

| 25/09/2013

(CNS): What could have been a sticky moment went off without a hitch, according to government sources, when Opposition LeaderMcKeeva Bush formally met the new governor Monday. Although Bush has met the Helen Kilpatrick before, he was in South Africa at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting when she arrived in Cayman, so the former premier missed the first round of official meeting and greeting with the UK’s latest representative in Cayman. After an extremely prickly relationship with her predecessor, Duncan Taylor, whom Bush accused of trying to undermine the economy and advancement of the Cayman Islands and of conspiring against him, it is understood that the opposition leader had a cordial first official meeting with Kilpatrick.

Now in opposition, the UDP leader will not be working as closely with Kilpatrick as he was forced to do with Taylor, when Bush held the political reins of power. However, as leader of the opposition, father of the house, a member of the National Security Council and a leading political figure in Cayman, Bush will still interact with the governor.

Bush formally met Kilpatrick at her offices in the Government Administration Building.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    helen…what do you think of mac's comments regarding duncan taylor???… i look forward to your response

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hoped she washed her hands afterwards.

    • Anonymous says:

      No Need to wash her hands, because his hands are clean and his heart is pure. It's a pitty she was not the Governor during his reign of terror and corruption on this country, for it would have been interesting to see him disrespect her as he did with all women "sit down little girl and be quiet".

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    Gov : "Who are you?"

    Mac :"I am McKeeva Bush"

    Gov :"And, who are you?"

  5. Anonymous says:

    She is a very brilliant woman and will soon find on her own that Mack has a heart of gold and good intentions for the Cayman Islands. Of course she can see that he has class.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes yes. She will see that his "heart is pure and his hands are clean".

  6. Anonymous says:

    He will do anything to get reelected. Governor, wash your hands with disinfectant !

  7. Anonymous says:

    I sure hope that the Gov told Bush "this is how it go" not the other way around.

  8. The Parliamentarian says:

    "as a member of the national security council Bush will still interact with the governor."

    What a shame that she has any contact with that boor.

    • SSM345 says:

      Charged with corruption and still a member of the security council?

      Sweet baby Jesus.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Handled with class.    Nice to see.      I join the league of those who'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall.    Miss Helen is a breath of fresh air.

  10. Chris Johnson says:

    I do hope that Mr Bush was more polite to Her Excellency the Governor than he was with her predecessor. He is not an good advertisement for protocol and good manners. The good news is that Ms Kilpatrick is an accountant and thus will not tolerate his verbal diatribe against Auditor Generals. She clearly understands the role of Auditor Generals and hence will put Bush back in his box. Transparency rules, ok.

  11. SSM345 says:

     "father of the house"


    Maybe a more fitting title than Honourable?