Top financial cop departs RCIPS

| 02/07/2015 | 37 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS officers on parade

(CNS): After less than one year at the helm of the RCIPS Financial Crimes and Joint Intelligence units, Detective Superintendent Stephen Ratcliffe has resigned from the senior police post and will leave next month. Following reports by the police commissioner during the recent Finance Committee hearings that the service was short of its full capacity by almost 40 heads, Radcliffe is one of eight officers to walk off the job this year, including cold case chief Denis Walkington and the pilot with the Air Support Unit.

The RCIPS said that Ratcliffe, whose father was police commissioner here in the 1990’s, was leaving for “reasons personal to him”, though several sources have told CNS that his departure relates very specifically to a dispute with senior management in connection with a high profile probe. Ratcliffe, who is a Cambridge graduate, had more than seven years experience with the MET in London before joining the RCIPS.

Meanwhile, Walkington, who first came to Cayman as part of the now notorious Operation Tempura team, has taken a job at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The only detective permanently assigned to the Cold Case Unit, Walkington is now the disclosure liaison for the criminal prosecutor, and police management are understood to be reviewing the future of the unit.

The helicopter pilot leaves this month and one of only a handful of scenes of crime officers is also leaving in September. In May and June three constables left, having resigned, and a fourth was dismissed. In addition to a number of retirements, 14 officers quit the service in the first half of the year.

While the attrition rate is not necessarily very high, the shortage of police officers was the main justification given by Commissioner of Police David Baines over why he was unable to maintain a full complement of neighbourhood officers and a permanent police presence in the eastern districts. He told Finance Committee last month that he had 450 officers on staff but needed 487.

The public will only be able to speculate about why officers are leaving the RCIPS but a recent freedom of information request regarding the salaries of Caymanian officers by a CNS reader illustrates some disparities in pay between police staff of the same rank.

RCIPS Officers Salaries June 2015 – FOI response

Although there is a salary band that relates to rank and experience in the RCIPS, officials confirmed that the police commissioner is the person who decides the salary point of individual staff and their pay rises within the bands set out in the police law. However, years of service will also influence the difference in pay levels.

The vast majority of Caymanian police officers earn around $40,000 per annum but 51 local officers of varying rank earn between $40k and $50k per year, while just sixteen senior police officers earn between $50k and $100k each year. According to the statistics released by the police, most inspectors fall in the $40-50k salary bracket but two earn between fifty and sixty thousand dollars. And while six chief inspectors are also earning between $50 and $60k, two of their colleagues are earning closer to $70,000.

The release also reveals that housing allowances are not, as many believe, confined to overseas officers as 179 local police officers, from auxiliary constables to the deputy commissioner, also receive a housing allowance.

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  1. SKEPTICAL says:

    Any chance his purportedly blocked investigation might have been very embarassing for the island ?

  2. doeant matter says:

    seems like our officers are over paid. not much countries pay their officers so well

  3. Knot S Smart says:

    Why dont we just dismantle the entire Police Department and use the funds saved from their salaries to compensate victims of crime instead?
    Because they are not solving any crimes anyway…

    • Rick says:

      Maybe you are not paying attention. Our courts and prisons are full. Where then do the patrons originate?

  4. C'Mon Now! says:

    So we have a lot of officers at 450, but a shortage of specialists and investigators needed to do more than drive around in a car or pose for pictures with tourists.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am sure everyday this man went to work it made him sick.
    And as far as pay goes get some officers that actually know how to police say 50 of them and dump the other 100 pieces of dead weight that text and chat all day and turn a blind eye to everything.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Will we ever know the truth?

  7. WaYaSay says:

    The CoP, with his police service, is doing the same thing that the private sector are doing every day. Any private firm with a non Caymanian at its head, and a non Caymanian as the HR chief, has a two tiered salary system.
    If you are a friend of the MD or the head of HR, you are invited to “come on down” and are paid at the top of the salary scale, or moved up to the next higher salary band.
    In order to maintain their personal emoluments budget they then hire Caymanians at the bottom of that scale and have them work for years without a salary increase.
    It happens every day in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think that as the head of any respectable organisation, public or private sector, I would want to employ the best person for the job in hand. If that means reaching out to very experienced colleagues around the world then so be it, the point being that Caymanians do not have the highest level of training or wide knowledge base that say an officer from Scotland Yard will undoubtably have. So remuneration will obviously be commensurate with that experience and skills base.
      Isn’t it better to pay for the best rather than put up with inexperience and a mediocre service?
      Of course, Caymanians could always join the Met and get a few years under their belts, returning to their homeland as experienced and competent police officers, then employing ‘foreign’ officers wouldn’t be necessary and the bigoted bitching could stop.
      The same applies to other civil and military services, but one would have to bet that Caymanian kids wouldn’t hack being subjected to rigorous discipline or face the possibility that someone might actually shoot back at them. I also think they’d miss their mommies too much.

      Although just a point to remember, British officers arent foreign when serving fellow British citizens, (Caymanians) and on British sovereign territory.
      Just saying!

      • Anonymous says:

        6:13– do I detect some of the “bigoted bitching” you so scornfully attributed to your Caymanian fellow citizens?

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes, the truth hurts doesn’t it? But then again you’re the ones who can’t police your own little island, control your kids or protect your own people, so shame on you.
          When the tables are turned and someone dare point out the damn obvious, you start crying in your beer and blaming everyone else. Well get over it, man up and do something about it.
          The main reason for the drain of professional police officers on these islands is the open hostility most of them are subjected to by their local colleagues and the appalling conditions they are made to work in. Add to the mix a toy town army of 2nd class recruits from around the Caribbean and it’s no wonder that highly experienced and dedicated law enforcement officers have had enough of this Mickey Mouse system.
          Perhaps the question should be asked why experts in financial crimes and professional standards have resigned in the first place. Could it be that this pointless little place has a deeper problem with corruption than they are prepared to confront. Could it be they are leaving before the false allegations start and they are forced to jump anyway?

          I for one am glad I’m out of there, the so called islands that time forgot are just that, stuck in a time warp of self delusion, self entitlement and worse of all, self destruction.
          Call it bigoted if it makes you feel better, but everyone knows the truth, once you realise just how messed up your society and thinking really is, then you might actually progress instead of continually marking time. No society or government is perfect, but burying your head in the sand, whining and whinging won’t make it any better, only positive action will do that. Get your kids educated to international levels of expectation, sort out your drink and drugs issues, get contraception and sex education to the poorest, spread your national wealth amongst your people instead of it being concentrated into the few, and most of all, get a reality check and grow a pair.
          If a country of a mere 30,000 citizens and the highest wealth index of almost any Caribbean country can’t get its s### sorted out, what chance have the rest got?
          And just for good measure, they are not my fellow Caymanian citizens, they are my fellow British Citizens, a fact I am only too aware of and one from bitter experience that doesn’t fill me with huge pride.

      • SK says:

        Totally surprised at your comments.

        Either you have never heard of a thing called internet or you choose to live on another planet when it comes to being a “brit’.

        Who ever you are, first and foremost, read history, these Islands and so many like them were ‘subjected’ to the imperial designs of the most draconian empire called the British empirein the 17th century.

        Second please google “incompetence of UK Met Police and the Scotland Yard’.

        We dont hide the crimes of our “Lord Peers” involved in child molestation as a Police Force!

        Get your facts straight and go back to ‘England’. keep your racist remarks to your ignorant self and as we say in Cayman,

        “shut your mouth child’……

        Be gan now!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          lmbo. Ain’t that the kettle calling the pot black. You just hide your child molesters period.

        • Anonymous says:

          Good one. I’ve never heard of Internet, but I’m clearly writing on an Internet blog, are you really that stupid?
          And read your own history, these islands were a colonial settlement, founded on behalf of Britain by former Cromwellian soldiers from Jamaica. They were never taken by force, nor were they oppressed by an occupying army or de facto government. They were then and still remain now the sovereign territory of Great Britain.
          And before we go down the well trodden path of slavery, let’s not forget that the comparative few who were sent from Jamaica to Cayman were substantially better treated than those who remained, and received handsome compensation in property and cash at emancipation.
          You may also be surprised to learn that these islands weren’t permanently settled in any case until the 18th century. You really should know that, seeing as you are so smart.

          As for the snide child protection remarks, well aren’t you just a paragon of virtue. What about your dirty little secrets such as rampant corruption, domestic violence, hiding the special needs population and denying HIV patients, homophobia, religious intolerance of non Christians, inter familial relationships, racism and the indentured slavery of those you see as inferior because you are too damn idle to do the work yourself. To name just a few of your indiscretions.
          You see, you only have a population the size of a small town in the UK, but we don’t have rampant drug, drink and gang violence in our town, nor do we have a poor elderly population denied full healthcare or proper welfare provision. We have hospitals and institutions for our mentally ill and humane prisons, police cells and stations for our incarcerated. And we do this with a police service that is significantly smaller than the RCIPS.
          We also support each other through general taxation, we don’t leave the most vulnerable to support themselves whilst the rich few just get richer.

          But oh no, you hook onto one or two deviants that appear from a population of 65m and try to dismiss your own serious shortcomings. If you want some real child abuse news on the UK, try looking at Rotherham or Oxford and the hundreds of Pakistani Muslim men who have raped, drugged and abused hundreds of white British girls for their warped gratification. Perhaps you can get off on the British being the abused and not the abusers as you claim.

          And because I’ve heard of the Internet, I can be anywhere and comment on a free press. But you don’t like that either, because criticism isn’t well received by the fragile Caymanian population is it? Even your ‘premier’ throws an embarrassing tantrum when he doesn’t like press freedom encroaching on his delusional vision of democracy.

          Perhaps you should come visit our planet and see how the real world functions outside of the closet.

      • Anonymous says:

        As a Caymanian, agree 100%….Amen! About time the British started to remember they have just as much claim here as descendants of English settlers, governors and administrators

      • Swamp Crab says:

        I would like to know what crimes these super experienced, skilled, and well deserving foreign officers that you speak of are solving.

        • Anonymous says:

          Mores the point, how many crimes are your own solving, after all, you’re the ones whining that there are too many foreigners in the RCIPS?

          You don’t exactly come out of this with a glowing reference.

          And why can’t you get enough quality officers from your own population in the first place, could it be that they couldn’t be bothered to turn up for the interview, and if they did, couldn’t crack the entrance exam or interview process?

          Through bitter experience I have witnessed the lack of professionalism and even basic literacy demonstrated by local officers. It’s a joke of tragic proportions.
          How embarrassing for you to realise that you just don’t come up to standard and that you’d rather employ 3rd rate, 3rd world constables to do your dirty work than up your own game and put familial, social and cultural behind you.

          Or is it something more basic, such as courage, loyalty and integrity that you lack?

          • Swamp Crab says:

            Actually, I am not sure of your experiences, but I have been told by numerous currently serving officers, as well as officers who have resigned, both local and foreign, that those who control the hiring processes etc, deliberately avoid hiring locals who ARE qualified, they are the ones who hire the 3rd rate and 3rd world applicants, who, by the way I have also had personal encounters and experiences with, and they are by far past the illiteracy and incompetence levels that you speak of. I have a question…please do enlighten me on where those responsible for recruitment are from? Who has the final say on who is hired, and who is not hired? Yes, that’s right…your fellow Englishman. So tell me, why do THEY hire 3rd world and 3rd rate illiterate and incompetent officers? They have even hired a murderer from another country for gods sake!

            On another note, I have a number of local family members who previously served in the RCIPS, all loved their job, all love their community, all very successful and effective in their career in their time of service. Now, each and every one of these officers have resigned, due to incompetence of leadership, lack of proper strategy, immense reduction of support with properly allocated department resources and equipment, lack of protection, and worst of all, corruption. Those officers (foreign and local) who held positions of superiority and leadership within this time were far more educated, precise and effective in their roles within the RCIPS than any that we have today. Now the RCIPS receives increasing amounts of financial resources from the CI Government, to hire more illiterate and incompetent officers, who are substantially far less educated, equipped, and effective than ever before. Under whose watchful eye is this all happening? That’s right, your educated, experienced and knowledgeable Englishman.

            Whether you agree or not, being an EFFECTIVE police officer will make you some friends (the people who you are protecting), but it will undoubtedly make you enemies (those who are a threat to the people that you are protecting). Being a police officer is, and always will be a dangerous job. Sorry to say that now the RCIPS is full of people who lack everything needed by any police officer, anywhere in the world. I will say that there are still a few good officers, local and foreign, but I am certain that they are not as effective as they could be, due to the lack of leadership within the RCIPS. I don’t care what you or anyone else can say, 99% of the officers who now serve in the RCIPS are here for a paycheck, both local and foreign, none of them are here because they genuinely care for these islands, and the 1% that are serving for love of country, I feel very confident to say that they are our own local officers, regardless of their level of qualifications and positions within the RCIPS, or what you think of them. What you need to think about are all the qualified, super experienced and skilled officers from all over the world that are now serving in the RCIPS, what exactly are they all doing? I mean, I really wish that I had the opportunity to achieve becoming the worlds best fighter pilot, and then just stay home and pick my nose all day and feed my bugers to the chickens. How entertaining!

            • Anonymous says:

              Yep, you are both delusional and misinformed. Where are all these super educated locals queuing up for police training then, and why didn’t they actually apply during the last recruitment period?
              I think you listen to too much of your own propaganda as there are no lines of locals queuing to protect their country, just the same as there aren’t any queuing to protect the public in the prison service.
              To blame the English is just plain garbage and not worthy of further debate. Save to say that what is their motivation and where are the queues of British coppers waiting to work in Cayman at the request of these mysterious recruiters? I know where the queue is to leave.
              It’s government policy to employ cheap, inexperienced officers from around the Caribbean and it has been for the last 10 years. Why did they need to do that, what was their motivation?

              And please don’t run away with the false idea that the money is the big attraction to work here, it most certainly isn’t. Once tax liabilities at home are considered and the ridiculous cost of living here is taken account of, a basic constable is considerably down on his potential earnings compared to the UK. Take career progression and the diversity of specialities into account and Cayman’s only draw might be the weather. But Cayman doesn’t have the monopoly on good weather or the outdoors lifestyle.
              The current average basic pay for a constable after completion of basic training is approximately £26k and in London it’s £32k with allowances. That’s a maximum in the first year of CI$42k. Now off set that against the 4th highest cost of living index in the world, the upheaval of moving 5000 miles leaving friends and family behind, coupled with the security and prospects of a career in a world class police service, and Cayman doesn’t quite look so good.

              No, your arguments are predictable, baseless and typically narrow minded. As is your assertion that I’m English.
              You obviously have no experience in the field and listen to the same old stories peddled by disillusioned wannabes who couldn’t hack the disciplines expected. Unfortunately locals do not view their police service as a career for life, more like a gravy train to acquire a pension, healthcare and other benefits at the tax payers expense. Too many hop from job to job on this island, especially when they are confronted with their lack of productivity.

              Clearly you need to get a grip of reality as a society and start acting instead of whining.

              • Swamp Crab says:

                I can not blame any locals or even expats for not applying for a job in the RCIPS, I myself would not apply for a position there. Would you apply to a police force that is in shambles, or any other company for that matter? One with poor track record, poor public trust, repeatedly putting the public at risk, poor law enforcement, I mean, there is barely anything good to say about their track record….I think not, unless you were truly desperate and had no other means of supporting yourself, and are willing swallow your dignity. These are the type of people that RCIPS has now become saturated with, minus the good few that have not yet given up hope. I will not pursue any further argument about it, as what you think and say will not change what I know, and it is obvious that you are bent on asserting your “knowledge of all” on those who you see as lesser than you, not sure if you would admit to it, but that is a true sign of an Englishman. In regards to your comment of “listen to the same old stories peddled by disillusioned wannabes who couldn’t hack the disciplines expected.” If I had the permission of the officers that I have mentioned that have resigned, I would say who they are, and you would swallow your own nuts, if you have any. My point is that the RCIPS has now become a failure, at just about everything, with the exception of over paying increasing numbers of officers for underachieving results. We have had past leaders of the RCIPS that lead an effective police force, there were more Caymanian officers, lower crime rates, less hideous crimes, and most importantly, public respect and public trust, today, all of the above has been turned around a complete 180 degrees. Let me make you feel a lot better by not mentioning the particulars and just say this: If the head of a company is educated, experienced, and effective, they will root out any problem below them, beside them, in front of them, in order to achieve success for their organization, if the head is not up to par, then ANY problem will take root and fester, anywhere within the organization, including the top, and it will not be rooted out, as is evident within the RCIPS today.

                • Anonymous says:

                  You wouldn’t be employed in any police service because your hatred of the English people amounts to racism, a serious crime in most forward thinking countries.
                  I think the poster has a point and doesn’t tolerate your blind obedience to hearsay or the bitterness of those who have an axe to grind.
                  We care not for those who resign, we only care for those who fight from within. It is true that the RCIPS is a mess, employing second rate employees from undeveloped countries. But it will never improve if local people don’t step up in the first place, and the defeatist attitude demonstrated by you and your failure friends is challenged by quality officers who want to make a difference.

                  And by the way, there are 3 countries in Great Britain and 4 in the United Kingdom. If you can’t get the basics of your argument accurate, then why should anyone take your assertions seriously.

                  Back to the swamp with you.

                  • Swamp Crab says:

                    Only stating the facts, sorry if that hurt your feelings. You would call me racist, but you and the rest of the people who choose to come to these islands for whatever benefit you seek, and degrade these islands, degrade its people, attempt to impose your will upon us, are not racist, and do nothing wrong. You my friend, are the blind and narrow minded one. As well I did not mention any racists comments, just responding to the statements made that our local officers are not up to par for positions within the RCIPS, and that there are foreign officers and leaders here with glowing experience, education, training, and skills, but take a look at the RCIPS now, what a pretty sight. I will ask the question again, what are all of these super officers doing? Please show me these quality officers who not just want, but who ARE making a difference. Or are they the failures that you would like to label others as? As far as I can tell, they are leading the RCIPS to a mound of steaming s$%t. As I have said before, in the past there were great commissioners and leaders of the RCIPS, who led a very effective police force, in fact the majority of these leaders were foreign officers, that should prove my comments as unbiased and not racist. What we have today, is a failure on just about all aspects of a police force, and I hope that 1 day you will be able to suck it up and admit that it is due to poor leadership, regardless of nationality, and poor choices made at the top in regards to how to effectively operate the RCIPS. They simply do not have a clue….

                    Have your field day my friends, blast away, you will not have any more responses from me on your rubbish. Have a nice day.

                • Anonymous says:

                  I am interested in a couple of points here and just need a little clarity.

                  Recently, I read somewhere, that there were more burglaries in the nineties than nowadays, which was back in the day with “lower crime rates”, more respect and more Cayman officers. Things obviously didn’t pan out too well then either.

                  How many local or Caribbean officers that you speak highly of were headhunted or applied to go the other way and work in Canada, UK or by extension, anywhere else in Europe?
                  Fair is fair and it is a generous two way street that is given and the opportunity is there as well as the passport.

                  How many of your friends wanted to “resign”?

                  • Swamp Crab says:

                    Not sure what you are talking about in the 90’s, I have lived all of my life in Cayman, the 90’s were very peaceful, those were the days that you could go out for an entire weekend leaving your home completely open and unlocked, and not a soul would trouble anything in or around your home, not to say there were no crimes, for certain they were, but undoubtedly substantially far less, and more petty, lives were not put at risk,and the majority of the time, the police would actually catch them, unlike today. We have officers that know nothing about this country, nothing about its people, and they are charged with its security. There are a total of 5, combination of friends and family, who DID resign for the reasons mentioned in my earlier post. As for the mention of them being failures, they have each now become self employed, from producing food products, which almost certainly each and every one of you consume some of at least every week, to active participants in the tourism industry, all have raised exemplary, well mannered and respectful as well as respected children, who have either now completed degrees in their chosen field, or are on the path to completion, all have been married for many years, and none of their families are broken. They are all exemplary citizens.

    • Anonymous says:

      All Government heads of HR are Caymanian, so that story falls at the first hurdle

      • WaYaSay says:

        Anon 7:59. My post refers to the private sector………so what is your point?

        Anon 6:13 and Anon 10:35, I assume you are the same person……forgive me if I am wrong.

        It is hard for me to accept a sermon from YOU about “bigoted bitching” when you so readily generalize about all Caymanians the way you do! Perhaps you prefer the label of “racist” instead of “bigot” as that seems to fit you better!
        Very few Countries or “territories”, British, U.S., Russian, Asian, Chinese or Australian have the unique problem that Cayman has, twice as many jobs as they have citizens in the workforce. The mere fact that we have more jobs than Caymanians demand that we import labor. We imported you didn’t we?

        I never suggested that we NOT import labor, just that we level the playing field and weed out HR managers and CEO’s who blatantly break the labor laws of the Cayman Islands, as they now exist.
        What I have a real problem with is your assertion that any foreign labor recruited, is automatically better than recruited Caymanians, therefore they “deserve” the better salary for doing the same job!

        You claim that Caymanians, wanting to join the Police Force, “join the Met and get a few years under their belts” and until that is done, we should recruit from the Met. Well Sir/Madam, how has that been working for us? Crime in every category has been increasing year after year! The percentage of convictions in court, for the few that are charged, are decreasing year after year! The information gathering within communities that police use to prevent crimes from occurring is dismal! Don’t take my word for this, just ask the CoP and the Judges.

        You say we are “the ones who can’t police your own little island”. If we are recruiting “the best and most qualified from around the world then why does these problems exist in the first place? Oh yes, you told me, it is because all Caymanians are “uneducated and have drink and drug problems”

        I will ask the question; “why experts in financial crimes and professional standards have resigned in the first place”? Are you suggesting that the “training” you so ably recommend for Caymanians, join the Met, getting shot at, etc. does not equip them to deal with “open hostility most of them are subjected to by their local colleagues”?

        The more I read your post the more convinced I am that instead of getting the best from around the world, thereby justifying paying them higher salaries than Caymanians, the buddy system, among expats, is what is in play. The results, both in the Private sector as well as the Police is what convinces me that what is actually happening is that foreign HR managers are recruiting their buddies, and paying them more than they are offering Caymanians.

        By the way……I don’t drink beer………so it is difficult for me to cry in one!
        The mere fact that you are trolling CNS, from abroad, leads me to think that YOU are one of those who were recruited by your HR manager buddy. YOU obviously could not do your overpaid job, so you chose to quit, or you got fired for incompetence……….which really serves to make my point!!!!

        WaYaSay?

        • Anonymous says:

          Me say you fool.
          The point being that you don’t have the expertise, obviously, because they are all leaving and you have no credible local replacement. Please point to your world renowned centre for training excellence in law enforcement, and I’ll gladly retract the issue of experience and skills base. You see, (it is very clear to those that can see) since most of the U.S, UK and Canadian officers have long since given up on this place, the crime rate has indeed rocketed. So you blindly started recruiting from Jamaica and other Caribbean nations to make up the shortfall. Sadly, word had already spread amongst expat colleagues back home that Cayman was a nitemare and worth avoiding, and so the march of the unmotivated began.
          And the reason why so many ineffective officers came in their place, simply because they were sick and tired of poor pay and conditions, endless violence and rampant corruption, they just wanted a quiet life. Cayman was the ideal location for their laid back attitude and limited skills base, so you now reap the whirlwind that was inevitable for such shortsightedness, arrogance and apathy.

          Your ignorance on this subject is clear when you state that Cayman is unique in its population and labour issues. Of course it isn’t, most small nations that require a boost to their workforce have identical issues. The Bahamas, BVI, TCI, The Channel Islands in fact almost every island nation on earth has to import labour of varying different skill levels to make up shortfalls, the more successful the island, the more people they need. Even the UK has and is taking on immigrant labour, but unlike you, they don’t deny them their right to settle and become citizens after 5 years. How big do you think their population would be without a history of incoming labour? Contrary to popular local belief Caymanians are not an indigenous people, you are all expats and immigrants, and you or your descendants all came here for work or a better life.

          The ‘buddy system amongst expats’ is frankly laughable, coming from one of the most sycophantic, nepotistic, corrupt, hypocritical and self indulgent people on the planet. And even if it were true that some buddy system was evident, ask yourself why. Could it be that they can be trusted to be productive, professional and punctual?

          Yes, it is true, your countrymen and their Caribbean colleagues in service are simply unprofessional wannabes who just can’t be bothered. To walk around posing for tourists and collecting speeding tickets is just about their limit. God forbid they ever actually do any meaningful police work, if they did then the crime rate would be significantly better than it is, especially in high concentration ‘Caymanian’ communities where the majority of serious crime is committed by Caymanian on Caymanian.
          Of course not all Caymanian people are uneducated, drunk or drug addicts. However, to try and twist an argument to suit that idiocy is proof that some are coming up short.

          Your problem with expat officers is clear to see from the naivety of your ‘how has that been working for us’ comment. It won’t ever work for you until the self pitying and self entitled mindset is replaced with ‘how can we make it work for ourselves’. After all, that is your usual mantra, especially when money is involved.
          Crimes are going unpunished due to the amateurism demonstrated by first line police officers on attendance at a scene. Evidence is lost or ignored, notes are not accurate or in some cases unfinished and also lost, crime scenes aren’t secured properly and investigators are woefully inadequate. Add to the mix a justice system that appears to be made up as you go along, and it’s no wonder that criminals on Cayman are having a field day. Trust me, it’s not just the police that are incompetent, the whole system is a joke, even the lawyers don’t have to try too hard when faced with such disorganised and pathetically prepared prosecutions.

          No my friend, your delusion is admirable in its sincerity, but it is none the less a delusion.

          PS: Caymanian is not a race, it’s a national identity to describe any person of any race who is a citizen of the Cayman Islands. By no means are my comments aimed at any individual racial profile and you would do well to understand the words you throw around in haste, (especially as you have no clue to my racial, national or ethnic make up). Reducing an argument to race is not only false and pathetic, but only serves to underline the victim mentality that I spoke of previously.

          PPS: Oh yes, I did quit at the end of my contract, (seriously, it couldn’t come soon enough). I am now retired, living off a 30 year pension and spending my days fishing. No trolling here, just live baiting.

          • Right ya so says:

            Bitter much!?

            • Anonymous says:

              No, just honesty through experience. What makes me bitter is the thought that numpties like you actually think you can BS your way out of a massive problem of your own design. You don’t have the guts to make the real decisions that may improve the situation, you just slag off those that are at least trying to make a difference on your behalf.

      • Anonymous says:

        Head of HR for Ministry of Education is an expat…just FYI

        • Anonymous says:

          The performance of the RCIPS is one of serious concern, but the education system and local standards of teaching is an absolute disaster.
          But once again, why is it that education has relied on expat teachers and why are so many returning home?
          I suggest for exactly the same reasons. They’ve had enough of the backward Caymanian mentality, student indiscipline, self entitlement, lack of leadership and low expectation.

    • SK says:

      spot on!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Has official ever been successfully prosecuted for financial crimes in Cayman. If not, looks like an example of why not.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nobody enters the crime fighting career path to get rich. It is only high paying for those willing to abandon their morality, principles, and oath of office. Far better to resign with disgust than join the hushed legions willing to look the other way. Very telling resignation.

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