Published On: Sat, Sep 29th, 2012

Letter of support from Premier Cayman Island to Schotte

WILLEMSTAD – The Prime Minister of Cayman Islands McKeeva Bush has sent a letter of support to the Prime Minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte.

In this letter Mr. Bush states that democracy is important, certainly for small territories where bigger countries have tremendous advantage over these small nations. The Prime Minister continues with his support saying; “Your leadership built on vision, honesty and integrity is serving us well and allows us to work closely together to better improve the future of our people.”

Wikipedia reports that Bush was elected Premier during the Cayman Islands general election in 2009, and in addition to assuming the post of Premier, he also currently' serves as Minister of Finance, Tourism & Development for the current United Democratic Party administration. Following the Cayman Islands general election 2005, Bush served as the Leader of the Opposition from May 2005 to May 2009.

In late 2010 the Cayman Islands police opened an investigation into Bush relating to alleged financial irregularities dating from October 2004, and that investigation continues. The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Duncan Taylor, has declined to appoint a commission of enquiry whilst the police investigation is ongoing.

In April 2012 the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed that Bush is the subject of three ongoing investigations, including the investigation revealed in late 2010. Two of the investigations are related to financial irregularities and the other to "involvement of the Premier in the periphery of a recent incident where a quantity of explosives were imported to the Cayman Islands without the necessary permit. "

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