Tag: Anti-Corruption Commission

Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

| 12/04/2021

(CNS): Following the launch of the awareness campaign to highlight election corruption, aimed at keeping the 2021 elections clean and transparent, a key element of it has now become a secret. The General Election Against Corruption Today (ACT) Education Campaign included the 50 candidates publicly signing a pledge to uphold standards while competing for a […]

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Candidates face growing requests for cash

Candidates face growing requests for cash

| 16/03/2021

(CNS): Alric Lindsay, an independent candidate for George Town South, told CNS he is seeing an acceleration in requests from voters for cash as he canvasses in his constituency and is worried that voters don’t understand that selling their vote is against the law because of the legacy of politicians who have been wiling to […]

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Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

| 10/03/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Almost two thirds of the staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre are angry over what they say is the failure of the senior management team and the board to deal with succession planning. More than 60 members of staff have petitioned the premier alleging breaches of the immigration law with the re-appointment of a […]

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ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission reported Tuesday that a 27-year-old public servant from East End was arrested Tuesday for various corruption offences but gave no details about the case. The unidentified man is suspected of committing fraud on the government, bribery and breach of trust, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. The ACC said he had been […]

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UN corruption convention to extend to Cayman

UN corruption convention to extend to Cayman

| 10/12/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The UK government is extending its ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption to the Cayman Islands. The convention is aimed at developing a comprehensive response to the global problems associated with corruption and how to implement preventive measures and enforcement. The local Anti-Corruption Commission said the extension will provide it with another […]

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Harris is new head of Anti-Corruption Commission

Harris is new head of Anti-Corruption Commission

| 14/09/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Sophia Harris has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission after the departure last month of Richard Coles. Harris has been a member of the ACC for four years and she takes over the leadership with around a dozen active cases still being investigated by the commission’s officers.

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Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

| 30/07/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Marcus Alexander, a former senior immigration officer, was given a four-year prison term on Thursday, following his conviction in a bribery scheme relating to the immigration English language test. Alexander, who continues to deny the accusations, was one of nine people who were found guilty and one of three men jailed for substantial periods […]

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Woman in ODPP charged in mystery ACC probe

Woman in ODPP charged in mystery ACC probe

| 17/04/2020

(CNS): Evita Dixon (38), a public officer from Prospect, has been charged by officers from the Anti-Corruption Commission with breach of trust, having been arrested last October. The ACC said the charge stems from her position as a member of support staff with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

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ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

| 25/03/2020

(CNS): Two men were charged this week with more offences by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in a mystery probe may relate to a corrupt scheme at the Turtle Farm. Mark Anthony Manderson (39), a former public officer from George Town who already faces charges of breach of trust and fraud, has been charged with […]

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ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

| 09/01/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from Bodden Town was arrested by Anti-Corruption Commission investigators on Thursday in connection with a probe stretching back to the spring of 2018, which is believed to be connected to procurement irregularities at the Cayman Turtle Centre. The man is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the corruption […]

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Public officials charged in mystery ACC probe

Public officials charged in mystery ACC probe

| 19/12/2019

(CNS): One former and two serving public officials have been charged with fraud and money laundering offences by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in a mystery probe that is believed to be connected to the Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay. Mark Anthony Manderson, (38) described by the ACC as a former public officer from […]

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