Tag: corruption

HSA staff deny false overtime claims

HSA staff deny false overtime claims

| 01/11/2019

(CNS): Two employees of the Health Services Authority have denied allegations that they made false overtime claims to the hospital and were paid for work they never did. Nick Romano Smith and Dominic Fernando Dacres both pleaded not guilty to various criminal and anti-corruption charges relating to the overtime accusations, when they appeared in Grand […]

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Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

Corruption case wraps up with 3 more convictions

| 01/11/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Three women, one of them a former immigration officer, were all convicted of corruption related offenses Thursday, wrapping up a long-running case into bribery at the immigration department relating to English language testing. After three Grand Court trials, nine of the twelve charged in the bribery conspiracy have been convicted, including several former immigration […]

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ACC working on complex, protracted inquiries

ACC working on complex, protracted inquiries

| 15/10/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) concluded 26 investigations between July 2018 and June 2019, according to its latest annual report. During that 12-month period it had 12 active cases and another four pending as the ACC officers waited on more information. The commission also conducted 115 interviews during this time of both suspects and witnesses, […]

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Public officer arrested by ACC cops

Public officer arrested by ACC cops

| 04/10/2019

(CNS): A 38-year-old woman from Prospect was arrested yesterday by Anti-Corruption Commission investigators with support from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in connection with an ongoing but undisclosed probe. The woman, who is a public officer, was arrested on suspicion of committing breach of trust, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law. She was detained for […]

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Global activists highlight regional corruption

Global activists highlight regional corruption

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): More than half of all citizens in Latin American and Caribbean countries assessed by Transparency International believe corruption is getting worse in their country. In the latest report from the anti-corruption activists, people in this region think their governments are not doing enough to tackle corruption. Global Corruption Barometer–Latin America and the Caribbean found […]

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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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