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Cayman Islands: Pressure Mounts For Speaker Bush To Step Down

The future of McKeeva Bush’s position as Speaker hangs in the balance, as the veteran politician faces mounting pressure, including from Premier Wayne Panton, to step down from the role

The future of McKeeva Bush’s position as Speaker hangs in the balance, as the veteran politician faces mounting pressure, including from Premier Wayne Panton, to step down from the role.

The Cayman Compass is reporting that the premier had given Mr. Bush until September 23 to demit office, having issued a strongly-worded letter requesting his resignation on September 15 following allegations of assault concerning the Speaker.

Sources indicate Premier Panton gave Mr. Bush the deadline to resign as Speaker out of respect for the ongoing period of national mourning and the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II, which he and Governor Martyn Roper are in the UK to attend.

The Compass says if he does not resign, the next step is a vote in Parliament to remove him.