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W. McKeeva Bush

1st Premier of the Cayman Islands
In office
November 6, 2009 – Incumbent

In office
November 8, 2001 - May 18, 2005
May 27, 2009 – November 6, 2009
Preceded by Kurt Tibbetts 2000-2001
Kurt Tibbetts 2005-2009

In office
May 18, 2005 – May 27, 2009
Preceded by Kurt Tibbetts 2001 - 2005
Succeeded by Kurt Tibbetts 2009 - Incumbent

Minister for Financial Services, Tourism & Development
In office
May 27, 2009 – Incumbent

Minister for Tourism, Environment, Development and Commerce
In office
November 8, 2001 – May 18, 2005

Minister for Tourism, Environment and Transport
In office
November 8, 2000 – November 8, 2001

Minister for Community Development, Sports, Women's and Youth Affairs and Culture
In office
1994 – 1997

Minister for Health and Human Services
In office
1992 – 1994

Member of the Legislative Assembly for the District of West Bay
Incumbent
Assumed office 
November ,1984 - Present

Born January 20, 1955 (1955-01-20) (age 54)
Cayman Islands
Political party United Democratic Party

(2001-Present)

Spouse(s) Kerry Bush

William McKeeva Bush (born January 20, 1955[1] ) is a Caymanian politician. Bush is serving his seventh term in the Legislative Assembly and has represented the district of West Bay in the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands continuously since 1984.

Following the Cayman Islands general election 2009, Bush currently serves as the Premier of the Cayman Islands and Minister responsible for Financial Services, Tourism & Development for the current United Democratic Party administration.

Bush has served on previous Executive Councils (renamed Cabinet in 2003). In winning his fifth term in 2000, he led the Better Balance Team to take all four of West Bay's seats.

Bush served as the Leader of Government Business and as Minister for Tourism, Environment, Development and Commerce from November 2001 - May 2005 during the United Democratic Party administration.

Minister for Tourism, Environment and Transport from November 2000 - November 2001.

Minister for Community Development, Sports, Women's and Youth Affairs and Culture from 1994 - 1997.

Minister for Health and Human Services from 1992 - 1994.

Bush also served as the Leader of the Opposition from May 2005 - May 2009.

Bush is notoriously associated with overseeing of 3000 Caymanian Status grants via cabinet that has caused much social friction and anger amongst the Caymanian population. Furthermore, Mr. Bush and the United Democratic Party were alleged to have been at the center of several corruption allegations relating to the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, the Government affordable housing initiative, Boatswain's Beach, and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Bush was forced to resign from Executive Council in 1997 being implicated as culpable in the failure of First Cayman Bank, a fraudulent institution he was a Director of at the time.

In November 2001 he was a founding member of the United Democratic Party.

A self-employed businessman, Bush is a director and shareholder of the Cambridge Real Estate Company, he is married to Mrs. Kerry Bush; the couple have two children.

Preceded by
Kurt Tibbetts
Leader of Government Business
November 2001– May 2005
Succeeded by
Kurt Tibbetts
Preceded by
Kurt Tibbetts
Leader of Government Business
May 2009–November 2009
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Premier
November 2009–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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