Tag: CarePay

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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Webb faces legal action by FIFA

Webb faces legal action by FIFA

| 16/03/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As he awaits sentencing in the United States for his part in the huge corruption scandal that has rocked the world of football, one-time local hero Jeffrey Webb, alongside others who have pleaded guilty, is now facing civil legal action from FIFA. Singled out for hiding assets in the legal suit filed in the […]

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Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

| 23/02/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Former local football hero Jeffrey Webb was earning $2 million a year when he was head of the regional football body, CONCACAF, at the same time that he was allegedly embezzling huge sums from the Cayman Islands public purse. An article on Bloomberg about the troubles now facing the federation reveals that, as well as picking […]

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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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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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Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

| 08/02/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): When Justice Michael Mettyear handed Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority, a seven-year jail term on Friday, he described the evidence against him of corruption in the CarePay case as “overwhelming”. But the case against Watson was based heavily on the incriminate documents and correspondence recovered from his computers and not […]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year terms for the conspiracy convictions and three-year terms for the counts of conflict of interest and […]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments

(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lucrative CarePay hospital payment […]

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Jurors sent out in Watson case

Jurors sent out in Watson case

| 03/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After a day and a half summarising the facts and evidence and directing the jury on the law in the crown’s case of corruption against Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority Board, the judge sent them out to begin deliberations at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Justice Michael Mettyear told the six […]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason that questions were asked about […]

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