Man critical after West Bay stabbing

| 05/07/2015 | 32 Comments

crime scene generic(CNS): A local man is currently in the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town in critical condition after he was stabbed in the head and chest early Saturday morning. Police recovered a gun from the crime scene in West Bay, a spokesperson for the RCIPS said. The 911 service received a report of shots being fired at Sunburst Lane, off Batabano Road, a few minutes before 6am yesterday (4 July). When officers arrived they found one man at the scene who had been stabbed. 

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition, police said.

An extensive search of the scene was conducted by the officers involved and a handgun was recovered. An investigation into the incident is now underway by the West Bay CID.

The latest violence comes following the murder of 20-year-old Jason Powery from West Bay on Wednesday night, who was shot and killed close to the globe Bar in Martin Lane, George Town.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    8.35..You could’nt had said it any better…..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anyone who comes into my house uninvited will receive the same treatment.

  3. Kayman says:

    Cayman is a society that is a complete and utter mess with no foresight, bad parenting, lack of strong leaders, too much social problems and Poor justice system.

    I’m a Caymanian and a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child and better to grasp a bible than a knife, yet unfortunately this mindset has gone out of the window. We have a generation who strive on violence and the get rich fast at any cost mentality and I don’t see this going away any time soon.

    More money needs to be invested in trading schools, youth programs, sports and combating child abuse and teenage pregnancy. Also look at legalizing ganja and create a national lottery as most crimes are linked to these things.

    • Need to Know says:

      Agree with “Kayman” except for legalizing ganja and creating a national lottery. How could you think its in our best interest to legalize drugs and to allow our countrymen to pee their hard earned fortunes away in a casino? It seems that you’re ok with people having bad habits just as long as they don’t affect you directly.

      I would rethink your concept if I were you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why not legalise other vices? CIG already pisses away revenues from alcohol tax. But those with a bible in one hand an a drink in the other have a hard time accepting the inevitable progression of our social evolution. The money earned from this can be channeled into helping people cope with thier addictions. That is if CIG don’t learn to curb thier addition to pissing revenue away first.

      • Anonymous says:

        The part about pit and gambling were meant to be a separate post.

      • Anonymous says:

        Legalizing marijuana is a no-brainer to me. Cayman has no sustainable exports and more and more states are legalizing it as well as Jamaica for a reason. I’m not sure if you’ve seen the financial statistics for Colorado since the legalization of marijuana or the positive health effects it has on those suffering from cancer and other ailments but I would look into it if I were you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Kayman…Your first sentence was bang on! This recent crime spree is making me take a long hard look at the future of Cayman and if I should seek more peaceful pastures elsewhere. In fact, I just yesterday bumped into Cayman Al Qaeda online on Facebook…he claims to be a Caymanian West Bayer but is really a Cuban and is now in the United States. He post in Arabic and makes sick and threating comments towards famous Caymanians also living in the US. Thankfully, I reported him to homeland security but this just goes to show right alongside are own terrorist we have imported the regions warlords. Lastly, the Camana Bay project and others like it are creating segregated parts of Cayman. The Ghetto where I live you can’t even go down the street anymore all they do is beg beg beg….years ago they could take a bus to town and diversify their begging but now no one is in town to beg so its like they see you and just run you down…these bums just stalk you wait right outside the building and stuff and government does nothing…I saw a guy with side burns and older guy who begs by immigration push like $20 in his pocket and then turn around and try to bum me…place filling up with bums, muders and people all screw face…hard to survive
      in Cayman but I just try 2 smile

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is like a mini Jamaica!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous 9:05- that is one of the best posts I have read on here. Spot on.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Build more gated communities. Then most of the crime would be irrelevant as far as I am concerned and many share my view.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t agree more. The failure to build such compounds arises out of denial of the scale of the crime problem.

    • Need to Know says:

      Build more ‘gated communities’? This is an asinine idea. It will only serve to create more division between locals and expats, the rich and the poor, and crime will only increase. While you may feel safe behind closed gates, all you would be doing is redirecting crime to the unprotected areas. Is that what you want?

      What you have to understand is the ‘criminals’ are mainly attacking each other. The ‘burglars’ are usually career criminals, local addicts, desperate unemployed persons or expats on minimum wage. Read the article in last week’s newspaper on the Philipino man who burglarized Cayman to pay for medical treatment for his teenage son and you’ll see what we’re up against. The same goes for addicts who steal breadfruits from backyards and then try to sell them to the homeowners. It’s a nonstop cycle of criminal stupidity.

      • Anonymous says:

        I do feel safe behind closed gates. Many of my senior staff would like the same security but at the moment because of the lack of supply they can’t afford it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Innocent bystander!!?? This “victim” invaded a private home armed with a gun and was stabbed and chopped by the homeowner and another occupant. Too bad he was taken away in this condition, it should have ended worse for him!! People fed up and defending themselves!! BTW this incident was not gang related, but woman-related!

  8. Anonymous says:

    More cops from the UK on holiday. The problem stems from the top cop. Paid vacation.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am not sure that a police would rush here from the UK anymore.
      Word got out that it is not all that friendly or appealing.

  9. Sharkey says:

    IS the Governor embarrassed ask for help from the UK , because of an inept police department that can’t or wouldn’t fight this crime problem ? Step up and be a Governor, protect the citizens do your job like you’re suppose to do.

  10. Sharkey says:

    This is really a shame and disgraceful for the government to sit down and let crime destroy the Islands . I think that the Governor can order some good guys from the UK that could clean up bad guys in a week or two. Sense it looks like the police can’t or wouldn’t do anything about the crime on the Island.

    • Anonymous says:

      And there is the blame game we know and love here on Cayman. So it’s the governments fault that your feral kids are intent on killing each other?
      Nothing to do with irresponsible parenting, a burgeoning drug culture, indiscipline at home, on the streets or at school, an inherited culture of self entitlement and zero hard work, a take and not give society, no aspirational coaching and a crap education system?
      Add to the mix a copy cat, wannabe gangsta look and attitude, violent gaming, alcohol and a victim mindset that reinforces intolerance and perceived rights without responsibility, and it isn’t rocket science to work out why it’s going so badly wrong.

      Whilst government has an obligation to protect its people, it’s people have the responsibility to ensure their children are safe, educated, well rounded human beings who respect others and themselves. Stop blaming the government and start looking at yourselves, why are your kids doing what they do, who let it happen, why do they think the way they do and what are you as a society going to do about it?

      There are so few of you, how can you sit back and allow this to destroy your future without taking action. We hear idiots rant about work permits holders, we hear MLA’s scoring cheap political points, we hear some call for direct action against perceived unfairness, but we don’t hear anyone coming up with a solution to your disintergrating society.
      So stop the blame game and get on with finding solutions, be responsible adults and take the initiative for a change, act as one community and remove the blight that is killing your young people.

      • Anonymous says:

        Spot on. Too bad it will fall on deaf ears. It is always someone else’s fault!
        Lack of parenting + lack of education = crime. It really is that simple.

        • Anonymous says:

          Exactly, and to add, what parents? Most just have delinquent “baby mamas & fadas”. Some of same kids start out without a sense of belonging and in the company of domestic violence, so they go on to belonging in a gang. Family units are way more fragmented now than even 20 years ago so unless there is a responsible person mentoring, the kid is programmed to be a thug from childhood.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agree with everything you said, however it does not negate the pure incompetence, apathy, and corruption that is the RCIP. Improving the RCIP is an attainable endeavor by getting rid of the dead weight and replacing them with well trained cops who actually will do their job. It has now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that when you recruit cops from corrupt third world countries you get cops who are corrupt, apathetic, and incompetent.

        • Anonymous says:

          7:10 – You mean like the ones from the UK who have been running the RCIPS for years (changing, but always UK)?

          Note, I don’t interact with the police enough to think they’re apathetic, etc. I merely take your post as written and point out that if you’re going to blame nationalities then perhaps you need to blame the constant nationality in a position to do something about it.

          (Yes, that would be Caymanians as well.)

      • Anonymous says:

        9:05 – Like what you said, but, it will go over even better if its ‘us’ rather than ‘you’. As soon as its ‘you’ people get defensive and don’t want to read what you wrote. Unless you really meant to come off sounding so condescending in your penultimate paragraph.

    • The wookie says:

      Sorry, I am confused. Either you want furriners here or not. Or is it just when the difficult stuff rears its head?

    • Big Daddy J says:

      How much more Sharkey 10,000 You ever wonder who pays the bill? take the time and do a cost benefit analysis on this time honored pure rubbish UK strategy we have been employing from time and memorial. You may find some very nasty little answers and even realize who besides the criminal benefits from crime in Cayman. Its findings may very well shock you who and what is really generating it too.

  11. Joey says:

    Cry me a freaking river. I feel so sorry for this innocent bystander.

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