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Canover Watson found guilty on five counts


Former chairman of the Health Services Authority Canover Watson has been found guilty on five of 6 counts of corruption-related charges.

A jury has found Mr. Watson guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest and one count of fraud on government. He was also found guilty of breach of trust. The case was in relation to the corruption trial over the CarePay payment and verification system at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

The jury found him not guilty on count 5 – transferring criminal property.

Mr. Watson has been remanded to custody and will be sentenced tomorrow (Friday 4 February) at 10:30 a.m.

Tune in to Cayman 27 News at 6 p.m. for the latest.

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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