Wednesday, December 19, 2012

McKeeva Bush

William McKeeva Bush, OBE (born 20 January 1955) is a Caymanian politician and the former Premier of the Cayman Islands. Bush, the leader of the United Democratic Party, was the first elected member for the district of West Bay, and has served seven consecutive terms in the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands representing that constituency. He was removed from his post as Premier in a vote of no confidence following his arrest in December 2012.
Bush was educated in the Cayman Islands Government primary and secondary school system and was awarded an honourary master’s degree in humanities from the International College of the Cayman Islands.
Personal Life
Bush is married to Kerry Bush (née Parsons), whom he met at a Christian youth group while a teenager. The couple have one son, Barry. Their daughter Tonya Yvonne Anglin died from diabetes complications on 25 January 2011; she was survived by her husband Chet Anglin and daughter Zariah (Bush's granddaughter).
Bush is a director and shareholder of the Cambridge Real Estate Company.
Queen Elizabeth II appointed him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1997 for his work in the Cayman Islands community and success in the Cayman Islands Government.