January 22, 2021

Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission on Confiscation Hearing – Canover Watson

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On 4 February 2016 Canover Watson was convicted by a jury of his peers of the following five counts: 1. Two counts of Conspiracy to Defraud contrary to Common Law; 2. One count of Conflict of Interest contrary to sections 19(2) and 19(3) Anti-Corruption Law 2008; 3. One count of Fraud on the Government contrary […]

The Editor Speaks: CarePay and does anyone really care?

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I came down heavy on Bodden Town MLA Chris Saunders in a recent editorial and likened him to the late British Actor Sir Christopher Lee’s performance playing the notorious “hanging judge” Judge Jeffries. Today, I am somewhat on his side, as it still does not remain clear to me how only one man has been […]

The Editor Speaks: HSA debt is over $100M

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One of the practices in place at the Cayman Islands Hospital when you go to the Clinic to see a doctor or get a prescription refilled is to charge you $75 BEFORE you get to see a doctor, or in the case of a prescription refill, you actually don’t see a doctor. And the prescription […]

The Editor Speaks: Is it only me who cares?

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It is over a year since we learnt the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) would begin their review of “suspicious accounting” by the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA). The whole board of CIFA was tainted by their association with the disgraced and proven crooks Jeffrey Webb and Canover Watson. I am not going to go […]

‘We won’t fund them’- Cayman minister of sports repeats call for tarnished CIFA executive to step down

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From Sportsmax Cayman minister of sport Osbourne Bodden has held firm to the stance that the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will not receive another cent of funding from the government until financial regularities are accounted for. The CIFA was thrown into turmoil in the aftermath of the arrest of then president Jeffrey Webb last […]

Cayman Islands young leadership awards group revokes Canover Watson’s award

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From Young Caymanian Leadership Awards YCLA Revokes Award granted to Canover Watson George Town, 10 February, 2016 — The Honorary Board of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards (YCLA) today announces that the YCLA Award given to Mr. Canover Watson in 2007 has been formally rescinded, by decision of the Board and the Foundation Directors. Mr. […]

UPDATE: Canover Watson found guilty on 5 charges – receives 7 years jail sentence/Former FIFA watchdog member Watson jailed for seven years

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Former FIFA watchdog member Watson jailed for seven years BY SIMON EVANS From Reuters A former member of world soccer body FIFA’s financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of FIFA’s Audit and […]

Cayman bank lent $240,000 to company owned by disgraced former FIFA officials

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From Curacao Chronicle GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Former Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president, Jeffrey Webb, borrowed money from Fidelity Bank in the Cayman Islands on behalf of a sports firm he owned with Jack Warner, his predecessor at CONCACAF, with the help of Webb’s former business partner Canover […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman’s #1 story – Jeffrey Webb

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The name of Jeffrey Webb once was taken with pride. The man who had it all. The prince who was going to turn the tarnished name of the world’s #1 sport into a new regime of honesty and openness. He was respected and soon he would be the head of FIFA. Time was fast running […]

FIFA’s Webb charged in Cayman Island’s corruption case/ACC Charges

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From Reuters Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in soccer’s global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday. Cayman authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Webb and are expected to seek his extradition, reported Cayman […]