(CMR) The Progressives party has filed a motion declaring a lack of confidence in the PACT Government following the resignation of embattled MP McKeeva Bush.
The motion filed on Friday is expected to be heard on Tuesday, 14 November, during a Special Meeting of the 2023-2024 Session of the Parliament of the Cayman Islands.
The Progressives gave several reasons for filing the motion, including recent resignations, which have left the PACT Government without a quorum to hold meetings.
“It is apparent from the statements made by the Members who have resigned from the PACT Government that there are major disagreements within the Caucus and the Cabinet of the PACT Government regarding the Budget and otherwise,” the motion read.
It also states that, “Whereas in consequence of the foregoing, the Government is without a parliamentary quorum and can only hold meetings of the Parliament and conduct the country’s business if at least one member of the Opposition is in attendance;
AND WHEREAS Government’s current authority to spend money to pay its bills, fund financial assistance to those receiving stipends, pay salaries of Civil Servants and pensions to pensioners will expire on 31 December 2023;
AND WHEREAS Parliament must meet shortly in order for the Government to present the Throne Speech and the 2024/2025 Budget and pass the necessary Appropriation legislation to ensure that the Government can meet its financial obligations;
AND WHEREAS there has not yet been any announcement regarding a date for the holding of the Budget Meeting of the Parliament and time is running out.”