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Today's Date: 30 August 2014
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Gov't members summoned to expulsion meeting

The five members of the Cayman Islands ‘minority government’ have been summoned to a meeting of the United Democratic Party later this month that will consider their removal from the political party.

According to correspondence obtained by the Caymanian Compass Thursday, matters to be discussed at the 29 December meeting are the removal from the membership of the UDP on a complaint of “undesirable conduct”.

The letter goes on to state that the complaint pertains to “your support of a no confidence vote against the government without first having the concurrence of the [UDP] General Council”.

The Compass only obtained one of the letters sent to a government member, but it was understood all five had received similar communication.

During a press conference Wednesday, the five members of the ruling minority government put in place by Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor indicated that they were largely uncertain of any future role they might have in the UDP, whose leader, McKeeva Bush, was deposed by the no confidence vote.

Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said in Thursday’s editions of the Caymanian Compass that her government was prepared to take the risk of removal from its former party due to the no confidence vote.
 
 
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