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Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

| 22/08/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeff Webb,  who was convicted of racketeering offences relating to his time as president of the regional football body CONCACAF, has managed to postpone his sentence for the seventh time, according to information from the US court in New York dealing with the case. Webb has already given up over […]

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$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

| 11/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Spanish sports media company, Imagina, which was caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, having paid $3 million in bribes to Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands, has been ordered to pay $24 million in fines and restitution by a New York judge after its affiliate company in the US pleaded guilty to bribery […]

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Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

| 10/07/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed legislation last week prohibiting the sale or distribution of suntan lotions that contain toxic chemicals in the state from 2021, becoming the first place to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers say these toxins are linked to widespread coral reef damage and are harmful to marine life. A press […]

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US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

| 06/06/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Miss America is scrapping the swimsuit section of the competition in order to shift its focus from physical beauty to talent and inner beauty. In a press release Tuesday, the organisation announced “sweeping changes” to where contestants will no longer be judged on physical appearance. Miss World has already eliminated the bikini parade from its global […]

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Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

| 12/03/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): FIFA has rejected an appeal by former VP Jeffrey Webb against a fine imposed on him for his part in the massive corruption scandal. In addition to the millions of dollars he has handed over to the US authorities for his convictions in relation to the bribery investigation, Webb faces a fine in excess […]

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Webb secures another sentence delay

Webb secures another sentence delay

| 08/03/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Almost three years since Jeff Webb (54), a former president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, was rounded up in the US justice department investigation into international football corruption and over two years since his conviction for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, his sentence hearing has been postponed yet again. The seventh date for […]

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Caribbean condemns shocking Trump comments

Caribbean condemns shocking Trump comments

| 15/01/2018 | 415 Comments

(CNS): Leaders, commentators, pundits and university bosses across the Caribbean have been united this weekend in their condemnation of the alleged insults made by US President Donald Trump about the Haitian people and some African countries, which he had labeled as sh**-holes during a meeting last week. CARICOM issued a statement on behalf of its […]

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US fugitive to fight extradition

US fugitive to fight extradition

| 11/01/2018 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Wayne Collier (28), who is wanted by the American authorities in connection with the murder of his pregnant partner, appeared in court for the second time Thursday. Defence attorney John Furniss, who is representing the US fugitive, told the court that he planned to fight the extradition to the USA. Collier is accused of […]

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Suspected US double-killer arrested in Prospect

Suspected US double-killer arrested in Prospect

| 10/01/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The police have revealed that an American national who is wanted by the US authorities in connection with a double murder in Miami in November has been arrested in Prospect. The RCIPS released very limited information about the case but said the 29-year-old man was visiting the Cayman Islands. Police executed a provisional warrant at […]

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The prince and the president dance around politics

The prince and the president dance around politics

| 28/12/2017 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Former US president Barack Obama’s first media interview since he handed over the keys of the White House to Donald Trump may have come as a surprise to many as it was with the BBC and a royal prince. When Prince Harry sat down with the former US leader for the Q&A as part […]

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No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

No record of Florida fugitive in Cayman

| 16/11/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Local authorities say they have no record of a fugitive from Pasco County, Florida, being in the Cayman Islands, following news reports in the United States that Joseph Burke (53) may have fled here after scamming another man out of $100,000 in a house sale con. “Currently there is no record of the individual being […]

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