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The Cayman Islands National Unity Government is unlikely to take disciplinary action against House spokeswoman McKeeva Bush, who was convicted Monday of assaulting a woman in a bar on West Bay Road earlier this year

The charges stem from an incident in February in which a drunken Bush assaulted a female manager on Coral Beach on West Bay Road

“I’m not sure if the country will now be well served by my actions that are triggering the collapse of the government and holding early elections. We have to take that into account,” Premier Alden McLaughlin told reporters at a news conference on Monday morning. when asked for a comment on what to do next after Bush was convicted

McLaughlin, who attended the conference to announce a multi-million dollar new hospital project, said he was not informed of Bush’s conviction when asked about the trial

McLaughlin added that there will “may or may not” be another session of the House before Parliament is dissolved in March Cayman Islands will be held on Jan. May 2021 vote in the elections

Bush had previously pleaded guilty to two of the three charges against him and was convicted on Monday on the third charge, the heaviest of the three charges

He has been given a two-month suspended sentence for any bodily harm.He has been fined $ 700 for disorderly behavior and given the victim $ 4 in compensationPay $ 279

Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn, who condemned Bush, has also issued a 60-day curfew on the House Speaker

Independent opposition lawmaker Ezzard Miller, who has spoken out in favor of Bush’s removal since the incident was first highlighted, told Cayman Compass that his position was unchanged

“My position remains the same After committing the offense, he should have resigned, after being charged, should have resigned after pleading guilty, should have resigned after being convicted, should have resigned, if he did not resign, should the unity government will remove him as spokesman, “Miller told the compass

The compass has also asked the official opposition for a comment and is waiting for an answer

Although a conviction against Bush has been recorded, the law would not exclude him from campaigning

To be disqualified on a conviction, a person would have to be sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment for a criminal offense, even if they are suspended or convicted of dishonesty for a period of time

According to the electoral law, the provisions on disqualification provide that a person; who has or has served a term of imprisonment (whatever it is called) of more than twelve months imposed by a court in a country or by a competent authority replaced by another sentence imposed on him by such a court has been imposed, or is under such a sentence, the execution of which has been suspended or convicted with dishonesty by a court in a country for a crime

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Source: https://www.caymancompass.com/2020/12/21/premier-govt-unlikely-to-take-action-against-bush/