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Webb pleads guilty in FIFA probe, will forfeit US$6.7M

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.

CarePay trial: Judge asks about US$2.4 million 'contract'

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.

McCallum's fun runs get quicker

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.

Wolves will get bigger and faster

Such is the lure of triathlon and outdoor, individual sports generally, there is always constant growth and evolution.

Webb’s replacement at CONCACAF arrested

Jeffrey Webb's replacement at the CONCACAF football organization has been arrested in an ongoing probe of FIFA.

Jet-setting student flies to school

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.

Playoffs kick in now for primary kids

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.

Connolly cannot get backing for ban on handouts

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.

Blake runs through pain for half-marathon gain

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.

eShore celebrates Thanksgiving

Foreshore Offshore celebrated American Thanksgiving.

CarePay trial: Health Ministry duped into paying $1.2M, claims Crown

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.

Movies at Regal Camana Bay this month

The much anticipated Star Wars sequel will be showing at Regal Camana Bay this December.

CarePay trial: Football cash funneled into 'sham' account, claims Crown

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.

Age proves no barrier for young Bodden Town community activist

A young girl’s concern for her community is turning heads and causing a stir.

Corridan has hectic marathon day

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.

Cribb passes on skills at clinic

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.

Fifty-six jurors excused from Watson and Rodriguez trial

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.

Anti-Corruption Commission probing 12 cases

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 serve Hunters late feast

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.

Red Bay aims for third U-11 title

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.

FIFA course raises standards

Referees in Cayman are now more qualified after the Cayman Islands Football Association hosted a FIFA Referee Course.

Stubblefield dictates Predators

Although a relative newcomer to the local flag football scene, Jordan Stubblefield believes that it offers “no better level of competition on the island.”

Johnson's trip from Oz not wasted

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.

Paris – and the world – reels from terrorist attacks

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.

Fun day a hit with the kids

Each year, accounting firm PwC welcomes its numerous new hires with activities that help to introduce them to life in Cayman.

Bahamas edge it for I-Cup glory

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 will not find Sunset dull

Scholars International face Sunset at the Ed Bush stadium in the most attractive fixture of the Premier League matches on Sunday.

Parry sees new-look Sunset rising

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.

Quarry crush victim tells story of survival

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.

Bebarfald came here just to dive

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.

Bahamas back in Cayman for I-Cup tournament

The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association hosts their Invitational I-Cup Tournament this weekend.

Dyer adds triathlon to repertoire

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.

Mighty hits Boca Juniors hat trick

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 top of the class again

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.

Slower summer affects tourism growth

After several years of steady improvement, the growth of Cayman’s tourism industry began to slow this year.

Bovell aims to revive Cayman

Cayman Cricket’s off-season T20 tournament, The Challenge Trophy, started on Sunday with one major upset and the triumphant return of another team.

McCallum is primed for relay

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.

New physiotherapist joins Cayman Rehab Services

Cayman Rehab has added physiotherapist Stephen Corridan to its growing team.

Rankine was inspired by Pele

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.

Bennett, 14, is already an Elite talent

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.

Moore aims to boost GT's scoring

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.

Ruby respects rugby more than gridiron

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.

Welcome embraces 'violent' rugby

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.

Church league prays for divine matches

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.

Hall's strike helps Sunset shine again

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.

Wanderers outlast battling Luca

The DHL Sunday Football League had plenty of drama on the second weekend of fixtures.

Blake's spirit towers for all to see

Never judge a book by its cover, they say, and that is especially true in Agueda Blake’s case.

Bush wants pro career

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.

Bodden is a dedicated Scholar

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’s World Cup coverage kicks in

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 have mental edge over All Blacks

Australia and New Zealand, the mightiest teams in the Southern Hemisphere, will battle it out in the Rugby World Cup final this weekend.

Two CIMA board members not available

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.

Verhoeven is a hat trick hero

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.

All Blacks homing in on cup

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.

Football legend Dan Marino inspires with insights on leadership

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.

Hessing keeps Sunset glowing

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.

Harry's grab cup late on

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.

MacRae is inspired by Heat's Wade

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.

Red Bay continues perfect season

It was another busy day of primary school football on Saturday in the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League.

Gaza off with hat trick

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.

Sanjenko adds steel in defense

Sunset women’s football team seems to have replenished its already dominant squad exceptionally well in the summer.

Wilson eyes Sunset dominance

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.

Seymour always saves Scholars

If Scholars International women’s team do well this season then goalkeeper Kristina Seymour is likely to have a big input in that success.

Save Our Youth Foundation is staging Monster Dash

Athletes can start Halloween early by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation inaugural Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser this weekend.

Hall's brace was first of many

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.

Right attitude is a kick-off must

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.

Storrer runs wherever she goes

One of the fastest female runners in Cayman is Julia Storrer who tends to combine her travels with entering races wherever she goes.

Sunday games return with delayed cup final

The Sunday Football League returns to action this weekend with DHL Express as its new leading sponsor.

Hall double has Sunset rising

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.

Saintvil loves Wolverines' unity

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.

Truth For Youth off the mark with double over George Town

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.

Burke's passing is Cayman cricket's sad loss

The Cayman sporting community is mourning the passing of celebrated cricketer Peter Burke who died of cancer last Friday.

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