McKeeva Bush, former Cayman Islands Premier, has had his Officer of the Order of the British Empire award revoked by King Charles III due to his conviction for assault.
A list of 12 individuals who had their honours forfeited was posted to the UK Government's website on August 22. It cited the official reason for the revocation of Bush's OBE as a 'criminal conviction'.
The reason given by the UK Government conflicts with Bush's earlier claim that King Charles III had received and approved his request to voluntarily renounce the OBE award.
Bush continued to insist Tuesday that he had chosen to relinquish the honour of his own volition. He has been the subject of several criminal allegations, investigations and charges in the past 15 years.
But he has only been convicted of one incident, in an assault case that stems from a drunken altercation that occurred at Coral Beach Bar along West Bay Road, in February 2020.
In December of that year, he received a two-month prison sentence, which was suspended for two years, and fined nearly $5,000.