Tag: Canover Watson

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 association, a second man, aged 46 and described as being from […]

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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 charges relating to the hospital […]

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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 hospital. They found that the former hospital board chair Canover […]

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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 2013, the payment systems are now […]

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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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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 client but no grounds have been specified. Watson […]

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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, Lizette Yearwood, the […]

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YCLA revokes Watson’s gong

YCLA revokes Watson’s gong

| 12/02/2016 | 77 Comments

(CNS): In another indignity for disgraced local businessman and one time community leader, Canover Watson, the board of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards have stripped him of the local gong given to him in 2007. Backbench MLA Roy McTaggart, who is chair of the board, said the award had been formally rescinded as the convicted fraudster’s conduct […]

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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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Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

| 08/02/2016 | 124 Comments

(CNS): As his old friend and business partner began settling into his new life in jail this weekend, former CIFA president and FIFA VP, Jeffrey Webb, was enjoying a lavish party at his Georgia mansion. Still under house arrest, Webb hosted a celebration for his wife’s 40th birthday at their home in Loganville, just outside Atlanta, which, according […]

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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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