Cayman Governor: Premier’s Arrest a “Matter for the Police Commissioner”


Above: Cayman Islands government offices in Georgetown (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor has issued a statement that he was “aware” of the arrest of Premier McKeeva Bush Tuesday morning and that the conduct of the investigations was a “matter for the Police Commissioner.”

Bush was detained by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Force early Tuesday morning for a series of charges including abuse of office. Taylor said the reasons for the arrest “have been set out in the statement issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.”

“The conduct of criminal investigations in the Cayman Islands is a matter for the Police Commissioner,” Taylor said. “If evidence is brought to his attention which leads him to suspect that an offence or offences may have been committed, I expect him to carry out a robust, fair and comprehensive investigation, regardless of the individual concerned. I am confident that the Police Commissioner will ensure that this applies to the ongoing investigations involving the Premier.”

The Governor said he wanted to reassure the people of the Cayman Islands “of my commitment and that of the whole of the Cayman Islands Government to ensure the continued effective functioning of the government and the continued efficient delivery of services to the public.”

According to the police, more information will soon be forthcoming.

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