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No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

| 26/02/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): There have been no arrests or suspensions of police officers from their jobs, even though the commissioner has admitted that serving officers may have been directly involved in a major drug theft from an evidence locker in the George Town Police Station yard. RCIPS officials told CNS that [...]

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Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

| 23/02/2016 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Former local football hero Jeffrey Webb was earning $2 million a year when he was head of the regional football body, CONCACAF, at the same time that he was allegedly embezzling huge sums from the Cayman Islands public purse. An article on Bloomberg about the troubles now facing the federati [...]

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CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

| 17/02/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the corruption scandals plaguing the football world continue, the regional governing body CONCACAF has dropped its legal action against a group of hospitality companies that it had accused of defrauding the organisation and colluding with corrupt officials, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Web [...]

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The high cost of corruption

The high cost of corruption

| 15/02/2016 | 25 Comments
Anonymous writes: Government will soon begin to increase taxes to pay for needed infrastructure because of continued development that is not self-funding. The general public complains about the cost of living and the business community says that the high cost of doing business contributes greatly t [...]

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Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

Webb parties as Watson starts 7-year stretch

| 08/02/2016 | 123 Comments
(CNS): As his old friend and business partner began settling into his new life in jail this weekend, former CIFA president and FIFA VP, Jeffrey Webb, was enjoying a lavish party at his Georgia mansion. Still under house arrest, Webb hosted a celebration for his wife’s 40th birthday at their home [...]

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Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

| 08/02/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As Canover Watson began serving a seven-year sentence for corruption Friday, another public scandal he is involved in can now be revealed following the lifting of reporting restrictions on a civil lawsuit filed in the US. In the civil action by CONCACAF against travel firm, Cartan Tours, W [...]

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Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

Missing witnesses at centre of CarePay case

| 08/02/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): When Justice Michael Mettyear handed Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority, a seven-year jail term on Friday, he described the evidence against him of corruption in the CarePay case as “overwhelming”. But the case against Watson was based heavily on the incrim [...]

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Watson handed seven-year term

Watson handed seven-year term

| 05/02/2016 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Canover Watson, who was convicted yesterday in the hospital CarePay corruption case, has begun serving a seven-year sentence in HMP Northward after Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his sentencing ruling Friday morning. Based on UK guidelines, the judge handed out concurrent seven-year te [...]

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Watson guilty on five counts

Watson guilty on five counts

| 04/02/2016 | 138 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Health Services Authority, Canover Watson (45), has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust in relation to the nine week corruption trial over the lu [...]

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FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

| 02/02/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): With both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF at the heart of the global football corruption scandal, FIFA announced Monday that it is cutting off its funding to the Americas. This means there will be no more big pay-outs from the world football HQ for the Cayman Islands Football Association or any other n [...]

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AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

AIS owners question political not legal, claims QC

| 01/02/2016
(CNS): The issue of who was behind the local company that secured the lucrative hospital contract was a political issue and not a legal one, Trevor Burke QC said Friday, as he summed up the defence against corruption charges for his client, Canover Watson. He told the jury that the only reason tha [...]

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