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Cayman Islands Premier being investigated by police

07:43am | Sun, April 22, 2012

Cayman Islands Premier Mckeeva Bush is reportedly being investigated by the police in the British overseas territory.
Caymanian news site - caycompass.com reports that a police statement on the investigation followed confirmation by Governor Duncan Taylor on Friday about police investigations concerning Mr. Bush.   
    
According to the police, two of the investigations involve allegations of financial irregularities in relation to a land deal while a third relates to the importation of explosives into the British Overseas Territory.
    
A police spokesman is reported as saying that allegations have been made in relation to the premier's involvement in a recent incident where a quantity of explosives was imported to the Cayman Islands without the requisite permit.
The spokesman added that the Governor and the UK foreign and Commonwealth Office is being kept fully updated.
   
He's also reported as saying it would be inappropriate for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to make any further comment in relation to any of the allegations made, or the status of the investigations.The television station, Cayman 27 reported on its website that Mr. Bush is aware of the statement by the police but has so far made no public comment on the matter.
   
Mr. Bush is reported in a broadcast address to the country Thursday night as saying he did not know of any investigation that involved him.