Cayman 27 – ARCHIVE

Watson says he and Webb were “just good friends”

Just good friends, and nothing more.

Canover Watson Monday (18 January) rejects claims he and former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb were like brothers.

Under cross examination, the former chairman of the Health Services Authority said he and Mr. Webb were involved in a number of businesses together.

But he denied AIS Cayman, the company controversially awarded the CarePay scheme for the hospital, was one of them.

Crown counsel Patrick Moran asked Mr. Watson why he named Mr. Webb as a next of kin or close friend on a credit card application form.

Mr. Watson said: “Mr. Webb worked at the bank where he was senior manager. It made good sense to name his as next of kin or a friend.”

Mr. Watson admitted the two men were partners in the businesses Turner Company Limited, W Group and Caribbean Sports, but he said not in AIS Cayman.

When asked why in an email he said Mr. Webb needed to reimburse him fifty percent for a fee paid for company registration for AIS, Mr. Watson said this was an oversight by his PA, Miriam Rodriguez, insisting he was not a partner in that company.

The case continues.

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Paul Kennedy

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Paul has worked for more than 20 years for regional and national newspapers in the UK covering some of the world’s biggest stories.

A multi-award winning journalist, Paul’s dream story is to find a dog that can play the piano. In the meantime he covers general news, produces, and hosts a weekly show about English football.

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