“The Board, along with the people of The Cayman Islands, await the formation of the next Government, however, should the proposed donation come to realization, we will respectfully decline the offer.”
(CMR) The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre has refused to accept the proposed donation from West Bay West MP, McKeeva Bush to be given as part of his deal to return to the speaker seat with the PACT.
One of the conditions for Bush's return to office was to offer up 10% of his monthly salary to the Crisis Centre by way of a donation. However, they have confirmed that not only did they not know about the deal but they have no interest in taking the money.
In a statement issued late this afternoon, the shared that the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s Board of Directors would like to confirm that we were not aware of the understanding between PACT and Mr. Bush regarding the proposed contribution of funds to the Crisis Centre in advance of their press release last evening.
They noted that “violence against women, men or children is unacceptable and we pledge to continue to work on eradicating this violation of human rights from our islands.”
The donation is meant to make amends for his assault on a woman back in February of 2021. At the time, the organization was one of few NPO's that spoke out about the incident indicating that they were hopeful that it would be a “tipping point” for real change in the Cayman Islands.