Cayman Islands premier under investigation

first_imgNewsRegional Cayman Islands premier under investigation by: – July 26, 2011 35 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Islands governor, Duncan Taylor, has told independent member of the Legislative Assembly Ezzard Miller that Premier McKeeva Bush is currently under investigation in respect of an alleged financial irregularity and there is, therefore, no need to appoint a Commission of Enquiry, as requested by Miller on July 14.“In answer to your request I can confirm that this matter is already the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). In light of this, I do not see the case for considering a Commission of Enquiry,” Taylor told Miller.In his response to Miller, the governor acknowledged that the investigation in question centres on a letter said to be written by Bush in 2004, when he was then Leader of Government Business.The letter to developer Stan Thomas, written on Windsor Development Corporation letterhead, and apparently faxed from Bush’s ministry in October 2004, asked for a balance of $350,000 to be sent to the corporation’s account as a result of Bush having “ensured that all of the proposed re-zoning issues” had been approved by Cabinet.Windsor Development Corporation is reportedly owned by Bush’s wife, although according to the official register of interests he is a signatory on the corporation’s bank account.At the time, land purchased by Thomas was the subject of a zoning application. It was rezoned in July 2004 by the Legislative Assembly after Cabinet approved a change in the territory’s development map.Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img