January 22, 2021

Plot thickens in Cayman Islands FIFA cash scandal

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From Caribbean360 GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Monday June 13, 2016 – American authorities involved in the FIFA corruption investigation may also be looking into the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and the disappearance of funds from the Zürich-based football headquarters to CIFA when Jeffrey Webb was president and Canover Watson was treasurer. The Cayman News […]

The Editor speaks: Bridger blackmail?

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After reading the extraordinary letter from Martin Bridger of Tempura infamy that was available in full on the CNS website (has been removed at the time of writing this), I have to agree with Premier, Alden McLaughlin, it could be interpreted as “blackmail”. In one of the letters Bridger wrote to the premier he said […]

US chasing $130m in undeclared offshore accounts in Cayman Islands

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By Pat Sweet From CCH Daily Two financial institutions based in the Cayman Islands have pleaded guilty in a US court to helping US taxpayers hide more than $130m (£92m) in offshore accounts in order to evade taxes, and could be forced to reveal the names of account holders, in the first conviction of a […]

The Editor Speaks: Blake is CIFA’s shining knight

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After the revelations from the CONCACAF lawsuit I spoke about in my Editorial yesterday that revealed the current President of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Bruce Blake, had signed the questionable loan deal to CIFA from Cartan Tours, he said in an interview with CNS, he knew nothing about it as it was all […]

The Editor Speaks: Hogwash

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When a barrel of good apples has a bad apple thrown in the result is all the apples will soon go bad. When apples begin to decay, they emit gases. If the rotting apple is mixed in with a group of other apples, the good apples can absorb these gases and begin to rot, too. […]

The Editor Speaks: A quick and thorough investigation

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When a senior government civil servant says they are instigating an internal investigation into misconduct by another senior civil servant and it is going to be a quick and thorough investigation you know it is not. It maybe ‘thorough’ but it will not be “quick”. With absolutely no accountability as to time nor how thorough […]

UPDATE: Another water related death (8th) in the Cayman Islands this year!

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From RCIPS Wed Apr 1 2015 6:11 PM It is with regret following the death of a 62 year old American national on Tuesday 31 March 2015 that RCIPS make the following statement and add clarity in the wake of a misinformed blog which appeared in the local media and has proven to be distressing […]

Cancer specialists join Baptist Health South Florida

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Physicians from one of the largest hematology and oncology practices in the region, Advanced Medical Specialties, have joined Baptist Health Medical Group – an organization of more than 180 physicians integrated within Baptist Health – as the founding physicians of Miami Cancer Institute. These cancer specialists offer a wide range of treatments, including outpatient chemotherapy, […]

The Editor speaks: Police Commissioner Baines speaks up but is it enough?

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Even after listening to Police Commissioner Baines’ interview on CITN/Cayman 27 last week and his reply to questions to him by CNS it still may not be enough to save him. He wants to stay he told CITN until his contract has been fulfilled and he has 2 years remaining on it. He said: “I […]

The Editor Speaks: Shocking revelations at Morritt’s

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I was shocked to read the story on CNS today (Fri 14) at trouble in Paradise – the Paradise Club being Morritt’s Tortuga Club in East End. It was only earlier in the year when I was present, at the invitation of then Operations Manger, William Connolly, appearing as the Town Crier at the opening […]