Cayman Islands’ Premier McKeeva Bush was removed from office after a vote of no confidence by lawmakers after being arrested last week for theft. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that Premier McKeeva Bush has been removed from office after a vote of no confidence by lawmakers in the Cayman Islands House of Assembly on Tuesday afternoon.

The legislators voted 11-3 in favor of a “no confidence” motion against the ruling government.

Bush abstained from voting on the motion.

In recent days pressure has mounted for Bush to step down from office following his arrest last week on suspicion of theft in connection with financial irregularities relating to the alleged misuse of a government credit card.

The motion to remove Premier Bush was brought by opposition leader Alden McLaughlin.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

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