BUSTED: Ex-Cayman premier arrested in U.S. after casino incident

Author:  Edited from CMC
MIAMI, Florida – Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and former Premier McKeeva Bush was arrested last month in the United States following an incident at a casino.

Bush McKeevaAccording to Broward County, Florida court records, Bush, 62, was arrested by the Seminole police late July 17 on a misdemeanor office.

“William McKeeva Bush was arrested by Seminole Police on Monday at 11:02 p.m. (local time) at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and charged with simple battery or misdemeanor battery,” Gary Bitner, a spokesman for Seminole Police department, noted in statement to the Cayman Compass.

The police records indicate that Bush was offered bail with a cash bond of $1,000.


The arrest followed an interview with Bush and a sworn statement by the alleged female employee victim and a review of surveillance video.

According to the arresting officer, the surveillance video showed Bush allegedly wrapped his arm around the victim’s lower back and forcefully pulled the victim towards his direction.

“According to the arresting officer, the victim alleged (Bush) grabbed her buttocks while pulling her with his right arm,” the officer noted.

Bush denied he has done anything wrong.

“I regret the attention and concern that my wrongful arrest has caused to all concerned overseas, my constituents and the great citizens of Cayman,” Bush said.

“I am certain that once my attorney and the prosecutor have an opportunity to review the evidence, the only conclusion that will be reached is that I committed no crime.”

Up to press time a  court date had not been set as Bush had not been formally charged.