Tag: Canover Watson

MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

MLA’s persistent CarePay inquiry shut down

| 17/11/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Persistent efforts by opposition member Chris Saunders (BTW) to get more information from the government benches about the CarePay fiasco and who else should have been held to account in connection with the scandal was shut down by the speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Saunders w [...]

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Watson’s appeal ‘wholly without merit’

Watson’s appeal ‘wholly without merit’

| 14/09/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): In rejecting Canover Watson’s appeal against his conviction in the CarePay corruption case, the Appeal Court of the Cayman Islands reinforced the trial judge’s assertion that, as a member of a statutory authority board, he was indeed a public officer and his position was within th [...]

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CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

| 03/07/2017
(CNS): The beleaguered Cayman Islands Football Association has suspended its vice president, the association announced Monday in its first comment about his arrest last week by anti-corruption investigators. The inquiry relates to specific cash transactions in CIFA bank accounts, but it is understo [...]

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Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

| 03/07/2017
(CNS): Bruce Blake has confirmed that he was the first of two local men arrested by anti-corruption investigators last week in relation to allegations of secret commissions and money laundering in relation to the Cayman Islands Football Association, but he has categorically denied the “suspici [...]

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CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

| 30/06/2017
(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators have arrested a second man as part of an investigation which is related to the Cayman Islands Football Association, CNS has learned. Following the arrest of a 47-year-old George Town man yesterday, who is still an executive with the football associatio [...]

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Public purse to pay for Watson’s appeal

Public purse to pay for Watson’s appeal

| 27/06/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): With all of his own funds frozen in anticipation of forfeiture, Canover Watson (46) has been granted legal aid to fund his appeal, his defence team has confirmed. The local businessman and former chair of the Health Services Authority, who was convicted last year on a number of corruption cha [...]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hosp [...]

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CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

| 15/03/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, confirmed that it is no longer using AIS Cayman Ltd or its Jamaican parent company, AIS, to verify and clear payments for its clients at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Lonny Tibbetts told CNS that, following a request for proposals in 2 [...]

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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 involv [...]

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Watson appeals, lawyers silent on grounds

Watson appeals, lawyers silent on grounds

| 23/02/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the HSA board, Canover Watson, has appealed against his convictions earlier this month of five corruption related charges in connection with a government hospital contract. His local defence attorney, Ben Tonner, told CNS that an appeal had been filed on behalf of his cli [...]

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IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

IT manager connected to CarePay contract still on job

| 23/02/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The IT manager at the Cayman Islands Hospital, John Thompson, who sent an email to Jeffrey Webb implying he would “blow the lid” on the shady aspects of the corrupt CarePay contract after he suggested he had only received a small payment for his part, is still working at the hospital, Liz [...]

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