Cayman Islands speaker denies working with blacklisted Chinese company

Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush

By Caribbean News Now contributor

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Former premier and current speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, has denied that his consulting firm is working with or consulting for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). The parent company of CHEC, China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), was barred from being involved in projects financed by the World Bank in 2009 under its fraud and corruption sanctioning policy.

In a memo written on behalf of his company, WMB International Consulting Ltd, regarding his connections to CHEC, Bush indicated that he was in Belize in June “introducing” the Beijing-based firm to possible investments…

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