Tag: corruption

Immigration fraud case back in appeal court

Immigration fraud case back in appeal court

| 18/11/2021

(CNS): Another former immigration officer who was convicted for fraud in 2019 in a bribery conspiracy trial has made an appeal against her conviction as a result of new information about the case. Kathy Ann Forbes (47) was found guilty of fraud on government in the case, which related to the English Language test for […]

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Webb’s sentenced postponed for eleventh time

Webb’s sentenced postponed for eleventh time

| 23/09/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Jeff Webb, Cayman’s disgraced football hero and former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, has had his sentencing hearing for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal postponed yet again. The case has been pushed back to December, six years after the George Town man admitted his part in the FBI investigation that shook […]

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Defence raises racism allegations in corruption case

Defence raises racism allegations in corruption case

| 27/07/2021

(CNS): A lawyer defending Evita Dixon, a former legal executive with the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) charged with a breach of trust, challenged the crown’s case against her on Monday, as he pointed to evidence that the office was a toxic environment. Courtney Griffiths QC told a jury that the black and […]

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Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

Anti-corruption pledge becomes secret

| 12/04/2021

(CNS): Following the launch of the awareness campaign to highlight election corruption, aimed at keeping the 2021 elections clean and transparent, a key element of it has now become a secret. The General Election Against Corruption Today (ACT) Education Campaign included the 50 candidates publicly signing a pledge to uphold standards while competing for a […]

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Elections Office refers complaints to cops

Elections Office refers complaints to cops

| 06/04/2021

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has confirmed that he has referred a number of complaints relating to the campaign to the police, explaining that they are the agency tasked with investigating public concerns about the election. Wesley Howell told CNS that he is not able to comment on the specifics of any investigations but that […]

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Candidates face growing requests for cash

Candidates face growing requests for cash

| 16/03/2021

(CNS): Alric Lindsay, an independent candidate for George Town South, told CNS he is seeing an acceleration in requests from voters for cash as he canvasses in his constituency and is worried that voters don’t understand that selling their vote is against the law because of the legacy of politicians who have been wiling to […]

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Addressing corruption a priority for Miller

Addressing corruption a priority for Miller

| 11/03/2021

(CNS): The most serious national issue for the Cayman Islands right now is corruption, Ezzard Miller said at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum in North Side on Tuesday. The candidates were asked about the priorities the next government must address, and, bucking the trend of answers from his challengers in the district that traffic […]

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ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

ACC makes arrest in another mystery probe

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission reported Tuesday that a 27-year-old public servant from East End was arrested Tuesday for various corruption offences but gave no details about the case. The unidentified man is suspected of committing fraud on the government, bribery and breach of trust, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. The ACC said he had been […]

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Those who buy votes will sell their country

Those who buy votes will sell their country

| 28/02/2021

(Uncorrupt Voter): We are just weeks away from yet another general election that many will perceive as corrupt because of the widely held belief that at least some of the country’s political representatives will be elected or re-elected by bribing voters with gifts and/or cash. Election observers will find, as they always do, that Election […]

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DVDL corruption case set for trial

DVDL corruption case set for trial

| 26/01/2021

(CNS): A former employee at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing and three men will go on trial in May facing public corruption charges. Kimberley Roberts (34), the public officer, as well as Kemar Nickolas Jones (37), Alex Jevaughan Rattary (24) and driving instructor Willard Issacs (56) have not yet entered not guilty pleas […]

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Corruption is a growing problem in Cayman

Corruption is a growing problem in Cayman

| 11/12/2020 | 139 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: In my opinion, unfortunately, corruption is systemic in the Cayman Islands. The lack of leadership demonstrated by elected and non-elected leaders and the application of a sliding scale used to investigate, charge and convict public officers is consistently displayed for all to see.

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