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Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

Is McKeeva Bush a ‘doctor’?

| 04/07/2018 | 95 Comments

Updated with response from McKeeva Bush: I was on the Legislative Assembly website and noticed that in the biography section, McKeeva Bush is given the title “Dr”. I don’t recall him ever earning a university degree, much less a PhD. When did he earn his doctorate? Auntie’s answer: I checked the website and you are […]

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PPM will need to move headquarters

PPM will need to move headquarters

| 22/04/2018 | 4 Comments

I just noticed that the PPM headquarters on Crewe Road is for sale. Do we know if they are seeking a new headquarters? Also, can we find out how much they paid for this property when it was bought compared to what it is listed for?” Auntie’s answer:  Actually, the property in question at 488 […]

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Can an MLA be ousted from office?

Can an MLA be ousted from office?

| 08/04/2018 | 1 Comment

How do you initiate a vote of no confidence for elected officials? Auntie’s answer: I think your question is about removing Members of the Legislative Assembly from office rather than a vote of no confidence, which can be exercised for the premier. This occurred in 2012, when then-premier McKeeva Bush was ousted after such a […]

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MLAs jumping the queue

MLAs jumping the queue

| 27/03/2018 | 3 Comments

I’ve noticed on several occasions MLAs visiting the government building and demanding their personal applications be processed right away. Do you think they should get priority? They treat the staff with no respect. Auntie’s answer: Up front I will say that I have never had time for people who take advantage of their position or […]

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VIP treatment of MLA at airport

VIP treatment of MLA at airport

| 10/12/2017 | 36 Comments

Today I arrived in Cayman on the same flight as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his wife.  Why is it that upon disembarking they were taken directly through Immigration and Customs without queueing and then skipped the (very long) line to pay their duty? I’d like to point out that the Member was […]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 07/12/2017 | 6 Comments

While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of […]

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Can MLAs decline their salaries?

Can MLAs decline their salaries?

| 20/02/2017 | 12 Comments

Is it possible for an individual to “volunteer” for office? That is, if an individual is interested in politics and steering their country’s ship and is qualified to run as a candidate, is it possible for that person to run for office and, if elected, accept the seat with no or half the salary? If […]

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