Tag: Anti-Corruption Commission

FIFA signals return of funding

FIFA signals return of funding

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association could soon see the much-needed funding from the global governing sports body return, after FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who visited Cayman Friday, said he had full confidence in the investigation into alleged financial crime at the local association. Last week Bruce Blake, who, despite his arrest, had been reinstated […]

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Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

| 08/08/2019

(CNS) After what officials said was “a complex and protracted investigation” by the Anti-Corruption Commission, former Cayman Islands Football Association executives Bruce Blake and Canover Watson have been charged with a list of offences under various laws in relation to financial crimes at CIFA. The two men were arrested more than two years ago in […]

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Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

Email mix-up kept opposition from conference

| 06/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLAs missed the anti-corruption seminar this week because the invitations were sent to the wrong email addresses, though this does not explain why all of the members from the government benches failed to show up. Commissions Secretariat Manager Deborah Bodden said that the gov.ky emails were used for the invitations for all 19 […]

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ACC arrests public official in mystery probe

ACC arrests public official in mystery probe

| 22/05/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators alongside officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested a 31-year-old man from Prospect on Wednesday in what they stated was an ongoing investigation. The man, who is a public officer, has been detained for questioning. He was arrested on suspicion of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the […]

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ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

| 25/04/2019

(CNS): A 55-year-old man from Newlands has been arrested on suspicion of several corruption offences in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. He is the fourth person arrested in the unidentified probe, in which three other people have also been arrested since October 2017. So far, no one has been charged in […]

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ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

| 14/02/2019

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators, supported by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers, have arrested two people on suspicion of corruption offences in an unidentified probe. A 42-year-old man, whom the ACC described as a public officer without revealing where he is employed, and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday, 13 February, on suspicion of […]

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ACC chair says unit busier than ever

ACC chair says unit busier than ever

| 06/02/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission will need more investigators if the number of reports continues at current levels, according to ACC Chair Richard Coles, a former attorney general of the Cayman Islands. He told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the ACC could proceed with more cases if his team was doubled to match the doubling of […]

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Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

| 03/10/2018 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has written to the Anti-Corruption Commission about the presence of representatives of two cruise lines, which are known to be involved in one of the final three bids for the cruise port project, on the same platform as those managing the process at the tourism ministry’s public meeting last week. Ezzard […]

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ACC arrest three in new fraud investigation

ACC arrest three in new fraud investigation

| 21/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission, along with RCIPS officers, have arrested three men in an undisclosed corruption probe. Officials said that the suspects from George Town and Prospect were arrested yesterday (19 September) on suspicion of corruption offences, including fraud on the government and breach of trust. The men, who are aged 33, 37 and […]

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Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

| 20/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: An employee of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd, also known as the turtle farm has been arrested and suspended from their job after more financial irregularities were discovered during the facility’s 2016/17 audit. Management issued a very short statement on Wednesday evening stating about the latest scandal, which has been […]

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ACC cops to be armed with tasers and cuffs

ACC cops to be armed with tasers and cuffs

| 01/08/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Despite largely dealing with white-collar crimes such as bribery, fraud, deception, money laundering and conflicts of interest, the Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking a change in the law to enable its officers to be armed with Tasers and pepper spray. The amendment will also allow these specialist officers to use equipment such as body armour […]

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