GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Wednesday December 19, 2012 - Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands, Julia O'Connor-Connolly is now the islands' new Premier following Tuesday's no-confidence vote in Premier McKeeva Bush
On Wednesday , Governor Duncan Taylor announced that O'Connor-Connolly is backed by a majority of lawmakers and he is satisfied she can form a "stable, functioning government."
O'Connor-Connolly who was deputy Premier under McKeeva Bush, who was ousted Tuesday will have as her Deputy Rolston Anglin while Mark Scotland, Cline Glidden and Dwayne Seymour will make up the rest of the Cabinet.
O'Connor-Connolly was House speaker from 2001 to 2003 and has represented the islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman in the Legislative Assembly since 1996.
This latest development follows last week’s arrest of the former Premier on suspicion of fraud allegations.
Governor Duncan had two choices following the lack of confidence in government vote – he could decide to let the 5 remaining members of the United Democratic Party caucus continue as a government or call an early election.
Opposition Leader Alden McLaughlin promised that his People’s Progressive Movement will attend any sitting from now until the May National vote in order for there to be quorum.