Tag: corruption

ACC charges two HSA public servants

ACC charges two HSA public servants

| 16/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Nick Smith (57) from George Town and Dominic Dacres (41) from Spotts, who both work at the Health Services Authority, have been charged with various criminal offences relating to an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. The two public officials were charged last week, the ACC said on Monday in a brief statement about the case.

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Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

Watson and Blake silent at first court showing

| 20/08/2019

(CNS): The charges against the former treasurer at the Cayman Islands Football Association, Canover Watson, and its current vice president, Bruce Blake, for alleged corruption and related offences have been transmitted to the Grand Court after the two men made their first court appearance Tuesday. Watson and Blake sat a clear distance apart as they […]

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Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

Blake and Watson charged in CIFA case

| 08/08/2019

(CNS) After what officials said was “a complex and protracted investigation” by the Anti-Corruption Commission, former Cayman Islands Football Association executives Bruce Blake and Canover Watson have been charged with a list of offences under various laws in relation to financial crimes at CIFA. The two men were arrested more than two years ago in […]

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Immigration officer acquitted of corruption

Immigration officer acquitted of corruption

| 22/07/2019

(CNS): The second of what was expected to be three trials relating to allegations of corruption within the immigration department failed to get underway last week when the crown offered no evidence following several days of legal arguments. One 58-year-old female immigration officer and one 47-year-old civilian man from the Dominican Republic were both acquitted […]

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Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

Cayman hosting anti-corruption conference

| 03/06/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Heads of anti-corruption agencies and government integrity commissions from across the Caribbean part of the Commonwealth will be meeting in Grand Cayman this week to discuss the fight against corruption. This is the first time that Cayman has ever hosted the conference but it does so five years after the government passed but failed […]

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ACC arrests public official in mystery probe

ACC arrests public official in mystery probe

| 22/05/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators alongside officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested a 31-year-old man from Prospect on Wednesday in what they stated was an ongoing investigation. The man, who is a public officer, has been detained for questioning. He was arrested on suspicion of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the […]

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ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

ACC cops make fourth arrest in probe

| 25/04/2019

(CNS): A 55-year-old man from Newlands has been arrested on suspicion of several corruption offences in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. He is the fourth person arrested in the unidentified probe, in which three other people have also been arrested since October 2017. So far, no one has been charged in […]

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Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

| 12/03/2019

(CNS): Daniel Meeks, a former police constable with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, denied being corrupt when he appeared in Grand Court Friday and pleaded not guilty to two charges. The ex-officer left the RCIPS more than a year ago, in December 2017, but he was recently charged with one count of misconduct in […]

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Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

Defendants deny messages relate to bribery

| 15/02/2019

(CNS): Five immigration officers and one civilian have all denied that messages between them have anything to do with a conspiracy regarding bribes paid to them to inappropriately assist people to pass an English test in order to secure work permits. Each of the defendants who have appeared in the witness box have suggested what […]

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ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

ACC arrests two people in mystery probe

| 14/02/2019

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators, supported by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers, have arrested two people on suspicion of corruption offences in an unidentified probe. A 42-year-old man, whom the ACC described as a public officer without revealing where he is employed, and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday, 13 February, on suspicion of […]

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ACC chair says unit busier than ever

ACC chair says unit busier than ever

| 06/02/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission will need more investigators if the number of reports continues at current levels, according to ACC Chair Richard Coles, a former attorney general of the Cayman Islands. He told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the ACC could proceed with more cases if his team was doubled to match the doubling of […]

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