(CMR) Subsequent to the resignation of Mr. Bernie Bush as Deputy Speaker, North Side MLA Ezzard Miller is calling on the Members of the Opposition to join him in requesting a special meeting of the Legislative Assembly to elect a Deputy Speaker and debate a Motion of No Confidence in the Speaker.
“The Cayman Islands is on the verge of a constitutional crisis. To forestall this, we, the Members of the Legislative Assembly, must assume our responsibility by invoking the relevant provisions of the Cayman Islands Constitution and the Legislature’s Standing Orders to deal with such matters,” Mr. Miller said.
The North Side Member said that this was urgent, as while there is no written Code of Conduct, there is certainly an implicit Code to which every Member subscribes:
“At the core of our unwritten Code of Conduct is a pledge to safeguard the respect necessary to maintaining the trust and confidence of the local population and the international community. When we damage that respect as has so obviously happened in this case, then our fidelity to the institution that we serve and represent must be challenged,” Mr. Miller said.
Invoking the relevant constitutional and legislative provisions has become necessary, Mr. Miller said, as “It is obvious that the Speaker will not do the honourable thing and resign. It is also clear that the Premier and the Unity Government will not revoke the current Speaker’s election.”