The following was released to the media this afternoon from the Opposition:
Like many Caymanians, and concerned residents, we are saddened to hear of the arrest of the Hon. Speaker and the International embarrassment this has caused the Cayman Islands.
We, therefore, call on the Government of National Unity to take the necessary action to restore dignity, honor, and prestige to the position of the Speaker.
We the members of the Opposition understand that it is also our duty to protect and uphold the dignity of, and respect for, our high offices and we, therefore, feel compelled to recommend this course of action to the Government.
Naturally, this would be a stressful time for the Hon. Speakers' family and we ask that you keep them in your prayers.
May God continue to bless our beloved Cayman Islands.
Kenneth Bryan, the representative for George Town Central believes no action should be taken at this time but instead the government should await the final outcome of the criminal proceedings.
He stated concerns over government instability and due process as overriding concerns.