Tag: corruption

Deterring abuse of public office

Deterring abuse of public office

| 21/11/2022 | 48 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The PACT Government has published proposals for a number of very welcome legislative changes in recent weeks. There is however one proposal for legislative change that is not welcome, specifically, the government has published a proposed amendment to s.17 of the Anti-Corruption Act that should not be enacted in its current form. 

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Two men arrested by anti-corruption cops

Two men arrested by anti-corruption cops

| 25/08/2022

(CNS): Two public officers were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of corruption and criminal offences, according to a release from the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission. Both men are 44 years old; one is from George Town and the other is from Prospect. However, the ACC investigators did not provide any details relating to the allegations or […]

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ACC refers North Side ‘soil scandal’ to prosecutors

ACC refers North Side ‘soil scandal’ to prosecutors

| 11/07/2022

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has referred a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the National Housing Development Trust, the ACC said in a release. The ACC became involved in the ‘soil scandal’ when residents in North Side raised concerns that topsoil and fill cleared from crown land earmarked […]

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Panton: Cayman needs to heed warning from BVI

Panton: Cayman needs to heed warning from BVI

| 15/06/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton welcomed the news last week that the UK will not be suspending the constitution in the British Virgin Islands. The British government is giving the new coalition government time to address the issues the territory faces in the fallout from a corruption inquiry and the arrest of the former premier for […]

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Woman jailed over drivers’ licensing fraud

Woman jailed over drivers’ licensing fraud

| 17/12/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): A former civil servant who worked at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) was jailed on Friday for nine months and two weeks, following her conviction earlier this year for corruption offences relating to dozens of licences she gave out to drivers who had not passed a driving test.

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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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