Tag: Bruce Blake

CIFA opens nominations for president

CIFA opens nominations for president

| 29/04/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association will be holding its Extraordinary Congress on 28 May and nominations for the post of president are now open. The job became vacant last year after the arrest and later conviction of former CIFA president, Jeffrey Webb. Acting President Bruce Blake, who has also been under scrutiny after irregularities […]

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FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

FIFA scrutiny of CIFA underway

| 01/03/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association expects FIFA-appointed auditors to complete a forensic review of its books within the next six weeks. After the former president of CIFA, Jeffrey Webb, admitted to racketeering charges in the US and after revelations that CIFA cash may have been involved in the corrupt hospital CarePay contract, Acting President Bruce […]

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CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

| 15/02/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The regional football association CONCACAF says it has collectively embraced the proposals for reform from FIFA and member states, including the Cayman Islands, will vote on the changes during the Extraordinary Congress later this month in Zürich. But a report by Reuters revealed that the association’s lawyers warned the members last Friday that if they don’t […]

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CIFA executives facing shake-up

CIFA executives facing shake-up

| 11/02/2016 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Peter Campbell, will be questioned by the executive regarding his possible involvement in the misuse of money that belonged to CIFA, according to Acting President Bruce Blake. He said that CIFA was holding off on major changes to its statutes until after the FIFA Congress in Switzerland, when football’s governing […]

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Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

| 10/02/2016 | 36 Comments

101 writes: Entrenched. Stubborn. Dedicated. Confused. We are not sure which of these words best describes Bruce Blake right now. If we are to believe what he wants us to, Blake, the acting president of CIFA, is simply a man dedicated to the development of football in this country, who was not only unaware of the corrupt […]

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Blake denies knowledge of frauds

Blake denies knowledge of frauds

| 09/02/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The acting president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Bruce Blake, claims he had no idea what his former colleagues, Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb, were up to regarding the allegations against them over the Cartan Tours deal with CONCACAF or the cash that moved in and out of the CIFA accounts. Blake, who […]

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Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

| 08/02/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As Canover Watson began serving a seven-year sentence for corruption Friday, another public scandal he is involved in can now be revealed following the lifting of reporting restrictions on a civil lawsuit filed in the US. In the civil action by CONCACAF against travel firm, Cartan Tours, Watson is accused of being involved in a corrupt deal, […]

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CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

| 26/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The executive committee of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has submitted a package of reforms and amendments to its members ahead of the extraordinary congress next month, when they will vote on the new clean-up package. Meanwhile, Bruce Blake, the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, is […]

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Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

| 23/12/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Following the Office of the Auditor General’s refusal to take part in the independent review of the Cayman Islands Football Association’s books and the sports minister’s insistence that the CIFA executive remains well away from the review panel, the CIFA president has said he was willing to rethink the situation. Bruce Blake, who formally took over the […]

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CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

| 17/12/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association, which remains embroiled in the wider international football scandal, has announced plans to convene a panel to review donations that it received for Goal, a grassroots project funded by FIFA. CIFA has received almost US$2 million from the global association and questions have been asked about where the cash has gone.

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CIFA ousts Webb and blasts minister

CIFA ousts Webb and blasts minister

| 08/12/2015 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association has formally ousted Jeffrey Webb from his position as president but the acting CIFA president, Bruce Blake, will remain at the helm until elections take place at a planned congress next year. CIFA’s Executive Committee has also hit out at the sports minister, who has expressed concerns about the […]

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