Tag: corruption

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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Webb sentence hearing postponed again

Webb sentence hearing postponed again

| 05/08/2020

(CNS): Jeff Webb, the former Cayman Islands Football Club and CONCACAF president who was charged in the 2015 FIFA scandal, has secured another delay in his sentencing hearing in New York for what is estimated to be the eleventh time. It is already clear that the one-time local football hero, who has handed over millions […]

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Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

| 30/07/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Marcus Alexander, a former senior immigration officer, was given a four-year prison term on Thursday, following his conviction in a bribery scheme relating to the immigration English language test. Alexander, who continues to deny the accusations, was one of nine people who were found guilty and one of three men jailed for substantial periods […]

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ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

ACC cops add charges in mystery probe

| 25/03/2020

(CNS): Two men were charged this week with more offences by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in a mystery probe may relate to a corrupt scheme at the Turtle Farm. Mark Anthony Manderson (39), a former public officer from George Town who already faces charges of breach of trust and fraud, has been charged with […]

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ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

ACC arrests 4th man in long running case

| 09/01/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from Bodden Town was arrested by Anti-Corruption Commission investigators on Thursday in connection with a probe stretching back to the spring of 2018, which is believed to be connected to procurement irregularities at the Cayman Turtle Centre. The man is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the corruption […]

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