Watson case adjourned

Former Health Services Authority chairman Canover Watson appeared briefly in Grand Court Friday.

The court adjourned against Watson, who is facing money laundering charges, until March 6 pending an application from the Crown to have the matter joined with a second defendant, Miriam Rodriguez.

Watson faces 10 charges, including six for money laundering, in connection with an inquiry into the award of contracts. Those contracts included one for the Health Services Authority’s patient swipe-card system known as CarePay, to a company called Advanced Integration Systems (Cayman) Ltd, in which he is alleged to have had a beneficial interest.

Rodriguez was charged last week with money laundering and fraud-related charges. The allegations against her include a claim that she assisted Mr. Watson in the awarding of the contract to AIS.