His first action after being dethroned was to travel to Jamaica to
deliver a commencement address on integrity, although the university
decided to hold off on awarding him an honorary doctorate it had
October 24, 2012
The country’s new Traffic Law paved the way for electric cars to operate
legally on Cayman Islands streets. Cayman Automotive CEO John Felder
had been pushing for the change for seven years.
The inaugural Cayman Airways flights connecting the Cayman Islands to
Panama City were scheduled to begin over the Easter weekend, from
Thursday, 5 April to Monday, 9 April, 2012. Regular Thursday and Monday
flights start 31 May, 2012.
As a result of the UK’s Framework for Fiscal Responsibility, the November deadline to strike a deal with China Harbour Engineering Company to build cruise berthing facilities in George Town was pushed back until 31 March, 2012.
October 19, 2011
Additional funding of $4.6 million was made available to police to fight crime, and Bush also provided an extra $100,000 to Cayman Crime Stoppers to be used as reward money for anonymous tipsters.
April 20, 2011
The keys to the new Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue
were handed over to the government in March. Work on the office building
began in 2008 at a projected cost of $85 million.
26 January, 2011
Plans to create a wind farm in Grand Cayman are scuppered in favour of a
Doppler early warning weather radar system because the turbulence
caused by the blades of the wind turbines would interfere with the $4.6
million radar system.
October 15, 2010
Bush said the government
has received legal advice from the UK indicating that the period of
time a foreigner must be away from the Cayman Islands after reaching a
term limit could be as short “as we want… in our legislation”.
Prices at the pump and on utility bills went up 1 July following
government’s approval of a 25 cent increase on gas and diesel import
tariffs. The 25 cent per gallon increase raises import duty from 50
cents to 75 cents per gallon for gas and 60 cents to 85 cents a gallon