Tag: Canover Watson

Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

Judge rules Watson gained $5.5M in hospital fraud

| 25/01/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The judge hearing legal arguments from prosecutors and the defense team representing Canover Watson ruled in favour of the crown in a key decision Thursday. Justice Marlene Carter found that Watson had jointly benefited in the entire CarePay contract fraud and said there was enough evidence to indicate that he was liable for as […]

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Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

Crown: Watson got CI$5.5M in CarePay fraud

| 23/01/2018 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Prosecutors are arguing that the former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson, personally benefited to the tune of more than CI$5.5 million as a result of his part in the fraud perpetrated against the hospital with his long-time friend and business partner, Jeff Webb. Watson was convicted on several charges in February […]

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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 was given formal answers from the deputy governor, […]

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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 the ambit of the Anti-Corruption Law. The panel found […]

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CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

| 03/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 understood “that the association itself is not under investigation”, the release stated. However, CIFA […]

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Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

| 03/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(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 “suspicious” accusations. Through his lawyer, the vice president of CIFA said […]

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CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

| 30/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(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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