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Cayman Islands businessman Jeffrey Webb has pleaded guilty to seven charges in a 15 count indictment against him related to the U.S. Department of Justice probe of racketeering and bribery schemes in world football’s governing body, FIFA. Webb, a former FIFA vice president, former president of FIFA’s governing body for the Caribbean, North and Central America, and suspended president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, entered his guilty plea on Nov. 23.
The payment of US$2.4 million for the proposed expansion to the private sector of the Cayman Islands Hospital’s CarePay patient swipe-card system prompted questions from the Grand Court judge presiding over the trial.
Pat McCallum may be introverted and petite, but do not let that fool you. She excels at every sport she puts her mind to, the latest being running.
Such is the lure of triathlon and outdoor, individual sports generally, there is always constant growth and evolution.
Jeffrey Webb's replacement at the CONCACAF football organization has been arrested in an ongoing probe of FIFA.
For most kids, getting to school is simply a matter of hopping on a bus. Mathieu Pothier is not “most kids.” To get to school, the 10-year-old has to spend a lot of time on airplanes.
Primary school football action concluded its regular season games on Saturday with Cayman Prep, Savannah Primary and Cayman International School respectively topping the Under-9, U-11 boys’ and Girls’ Primary Football League standings. All teams now go into the playoffs.
Independent legislator Winston Connolly has voiced his disappointment at the failure of his colleagues to support his calls for an end to the practice of politicians giving handouts to constituents.
Of the hundreds running the Cayman half-marathon next week, Agueda Blake has pushed herself through the pain barrier in preparing for the 13.1 mile event.
Foreshore Offshore celebrated American Thanksgiving.
Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson deceived local government officials into paying an additional US$1.2 million for the expansion of a public hospital patient swipe-card system by “doctoring” copies of the initial CarePay card contract and sending it to Ministry of Health officials in August 2011, Crown prosecutors said Thursday.
The much anticipated Star Wars sequel will be showing at Regal Camana Bay this December.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that US$250,000 from the Cayman Islands Football Association found its way into a Fidelity Bank account initially set up to take in payments from the public healthcare system for the CarePay patient swipe-card contract.
A young girl’s concern for her community is turning heads and causing a stir.
The threat of injury to young athletes always used to be left to chance, but in recent years, club administrators and coaches are preempting that by forming partnerships with physiotherapists.
To have a successful adult program, any sport has to have a vibrant kids program and in the Cayman Islands, and rugby has been doing that for almost two decades.
A jury panel was chosen on Friday for the trial of Canover Watson and Miriam Rodriguez, but not before 56 of 70 potential jurors were excused. The seven jurors and two reserves chosen were scheduled to begin hearing the matter on Monday, Nov. 23.
The Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission is actively investigating 12 cases of corruption, and incoming complaints have dropped by more than half since 2012-2013.
Luca Football Club picked up their first win of the season with an emphatic 6-2 victory against Bounty Hunters in the DHL Sunday Football League at the weekend.
There was some excellent youth football during the sixth round of the 2015/16 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons on Saturday.
Referees in Cayman are now more qualified after the Cayman Islands Football Association hosted a FIFA Referee Course.
Although a relative newcomer to the local flag football scene, Jordan Stubblefield believes that it offers “no better level of competition on the island.”
Ten thousands miles is an extremely long way to come just to play in an amateur rugby tournament and imagine travelling from Australia to Cayman with the disappointment of already knowing that the women’s Halloween 7s was cancelled.
Three coordinated attacks shattered a bustling Friday night in Paris, killing at least 129 people and turning the French capital into a war zone. French residents in Cayman have been anxiously checking that friends and relatives are safe, and former Cayman Islands Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick, who recently moved to the city, described the scene in Paris Sunday.
Each year, accounting firm PwC welcomes its numerous new hires with activities that help to introduce them to life in Cayman.
Flag football took on an international flavor with the visit of a Bahamas national team over the weekend – and the visitors returned home in triumph.
Scholars International face Sunset at the Ed Bush stadium in the most attractive fixture of the Premier League matches on Sunday.
Sunset Football Club used to be widely seen as a team for mostly British ex-pats who enjoyed the social aspects of the sport rather than having a competitive edge.
Sheldon Scott should be a dead man. The 25-year-old was seconds from being crushed to death in an industrial accident at the East End quarry when he was pulled to safety.
Triathlon may be a mainstream sport now, as witnessed by the hundreds involved in last week’s annual staging of the Cayman Islands event at Public Beach, but years ago it was a tiny affair in Cayman Kai.
The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association hosts their Invitational I-Cup Tournament this weekend.
Dominic Dyer has made his name as one of the Caribbean’s fastest schoolboy middle distance runners and on Sunday the 16-year-old speedster added the triathlon to his resume.
The DHL Sunday Football League’s third week saw the day’s best match between Harry’s and OtisAir Wanderers at Ed Bush with a wonder goal by Alwin Brooks of Wanderers.
Scholars International stormed to the Premier League title last season and by the way they’ve started this campaign, they are going to be extremely difficult to topple.
After several years of steady improvement, the growth of Cayman’s tourism industry began to slow this year.
Cayman Cricket’s off-season T20 tournament, The Challenge Trophy, started on Sunday with one major upset and the triumphant return of another team.
Fabian McCallum is honing himself to run a leg of the Cayman Islands Marathon next month for the celebrated Middle Distance Runners, coach Derek Larner’s squad of mostly teenage athletes.
Cayman Rehab has added physiotherapist Stephen Corridan to its growing team.
Chastine Rankine is a familiar face on the Cayman football scene, best known as an official now, although she was one of the first women to play in regulated games in the Eighties.
Elite Sports Club has some of the youngest – and tiniest – players in the women’s football league and one of them is the exceptionally talented Shannelle Bennett.
George Town always have one of the most competitive sides in the Cayman Islands Premier League, with an outstanding record in the cups. But they rarely challenge for the league championship because of inconsistency.
The Rugby World Cup held plenty of interest with expat Cayman residents, irrespective of whether the sport is widely played in their homeland or not.
Shakur Welcome has been excelling in adult football as well as in the youth leagues as a goalkeeper with Cayman Athletic since he was 14 and is now intending to make an impact in rugby.
A couple of football enthusiasts have come together to form the Cayman Christian Football League, but no one will be relying on the hand of God for help.
Martha Hall scored both goals for Sunset women on her debut to help them win the Charity Shield 2-1 and on Sunday was finding the net again in their 3-0 victory over Elite.
The DHL Sunday Football League had plenty of drama on the second weekend of fixtures.
Never judge a book by its cover, they say, and that is especially true in Agueda Blake’s case.
Roma United Football Club used to be a team of older players who often ran out of steam and lost in the final minutes of matches, but a recent change of policy has seen more youngsters like teenager Antony Bush drafted into the first team which has improved the side’s balance considerably.
Most footballers in the Cayman Islands bounce from one team to another, especially if they are good. Not Jetena Bodden, though, a Scholars International midfielder for nine years.
Flow TV has signed an exclusive deal to bring live coverage of the CONCACAF 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying matches to viewers across the Caribbean.
Australia and New Zealand, the mightiest teams in the Southern Hemisphere, will battle it out in the Rugby World Cup final this weekend.
Two Cayman Islands Monetary Authority board members appointed earlier this year are unable to serve their three-year terms for various reasons, and replacements will have to be found, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton confirmed Monday.
The welcome rain certainly did not affect the players’ spirits on Saturday, as the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons continued with the fourth round of play.
New Zealand were the overwhelming favorites to retain their Rugby World Cup title at the start of the tournament and this weekend they moved into the final against Australia – another two-time champion – who beat Argentina 29-15 on Sunday.
Lead by example and success will follow, says American football legend Dan Marino, who shared his insights about leadership to about 150 people at an event at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
For the past eight years, Sunset women’s football team has not had to worry about the position of goalkeeper because Jovani Hessing has filled it superbly.
The DHL Sunday Football League returned to action on Sunday with the highlight of the weekend being the delayed Appleton Cup final at the TE McField Annex between Harry’s and Boca Juniors.
The youth basketball scene is thriving in Cayman. Every Saturday afternoon, girls and boys play in the league at the Clifton Hunter School in Frank Sound.
It was another busy day of primary school football on Saturday in the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League.
The Premier League football season kicked off on Sunday and lethal striker Dwayne “Gaza” Wright got off to his typical fast start with a hat trick for Elite Sports Club.
Sunset women’s football team seems to have replenished its already dominant squad exceptionally well in the summer.
The Sunset women’s football team has been formidable for years, sweeping every team before them, and with the influx of new players, they look destined to continue that dominance this season.
If Scholars International women’s team do well this season then goalkeeper Kristina Seymour is likely to have a big input in that success.
Athletes can start Halloween early by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation inaugural Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser this weekend.
The women’s football season kicked off with the Charity Shield over the weekend and the player who most impressed was Sunset’s Martha Hall, whose two goals made all the difference.
The new Cayman Islands Football Association season kicks off in earnest on Sunday and after the way the Charity Shield game ended last weekend, good behavior and exemplary sportsmanship should be at the forefront of all concerned.
One of the fastest female runners in Cayman is Julia Storrer who tends to combine her travels with entering races wherever she goes.
The Sunday Football League returns to action this weekend with DHL Express as its new leading sponsor.
The Cayman Islands Football Association season kicked off with the men’s and women’s Charity Shield matches at the TE McField Annex on Sunday.
Nekita Saintvil whizzes up and down the field for Anytime Fitness Wolverines and is one of their key players, which is partly why they were crowned women’s flag football champs last week.
It was an exciting day of youth football on Saturday as Cayman’s primary schools battled for bragging rights in the second week of the 2015/16 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons.
The Cayman sporting community is mourning the passing of celebrated cricketer Peter Burke who died of cancer last Friday.