House fire in East End was arson

| 07/04/2016 | 46 Comments
Cayman News Service

House fire in East End, Grand Cayman 29 March 2016

(CNS): Police and fire officers investigating a fire that destroyed a house on Seaview Road in East End last week have determined that it was started deliberately. No one was inside the house and no one was injured in the blaze, police said. Just after 1:30am on Tuesday morning, 29 March, fire, police and EMS were dispatched to the location by the 911 Communications Centre. Fire officers extinguished the fire but the house sustained major damage. There have been no arrests in connection with the incident and the investigation is continuing, police said.

The owner of the property, Jenn Frey, who lives in the United States, posted a video on YouTube of before and after photos (see below), where she wrote, “The home was on the market for sale. Buying the home to get rid of us would have been a better example of Caymankind.”

Owner believes house fire was arson

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call Bodden Town CID at 949-2220.  Anonymous tips can be provided via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or use this link to report information online.

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  1. Vesper says:

    Is Cayman about to turn into Nassau? This is really disturbing, as Cayman says they are “first world.” I am starting to wonder if they are only a little Nassau? People are watching the crime situation there and you better believe when it comes to buying real estate, going in vacation, etc. we take all of this into consideration.

  2. anonymous says:

    A medium to large size college has 15000 to 30000 students. Now compare it to the local population of the Cayman Islands and what it takes to govern this small group of people. With an army of people who try to run,control and guide this tiny group of people this miniscule country going down fast with crime, corruption, lack of law enforcement and rotten morals. It is almost impossible to comprehend this.

    • Anonymous says:

      I used to consider this a fair analogy. However, you do have to consider that the vast majority of a university population are high achieving students of good to better academic ability. So it follows that that type of grouping would be easier to manage than a national population encompassing a much wider demographic.

      But I agree that, with all the tremendous resources available to Cayman over the past 50 years, the current decay is utterly disappointing.

      We should be so much better.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is how wars are started. To the person/persons who did this, Do you care about your homeland? How about the reputation of Caymanians? You have become the enemy of your own people.

    • Anonymous says:

      9:01 what makes you think that it a Caymanian did this. or Island is full of others around why pick on us? may be it was for the insurance .

      • Anonymous says:

        By the American, that was in the states at the time of the fire?? Get real, even if they were involved someone else started the fire. Someone on island.

      • Anonymous says:

        How is it possible that you are that ignorant? If you have proof that it was not a Caymanian please show the world.

      • Anonymous says:

        To answer your question: Facts. History. The definition of Caymanian which is anyone from any country that was here before (fill in the blank as you see fit).

        • Anonymous says:

          1971 actually. Not as I see fit – but the Law that first defined the term Caymanian in the modern era – the Caymanian Protection Law debated and passed in 1971, but of course you had to be a British Subject.

          • Anonymous says:

            Sorry I should have added and sees laws as just guidelines.. But thank you for that. I wish they would teach that in school.

            • Anonymous says:

              They won’t teach it in school because they do not like the acknowledgement that all original Caymanians are (and always have been) British. Many more recent status recipients are not and have not been naturalized.

    • Anonymous says:

      He/she/they used moral sense as a guidance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your Correct this is how Wars are started.
      Pushed to the very end and then it will be total Chaos. warning after warning were given begged and pleaded.
      AND now the outcome will be total destruction of the financial service industry and tourism
      All the while your leaders play on Facebook and set up charity races and fight amongst themselves. To stupid to Realize Strike after Strike is being executed

  4. Well says:

    I watched two videos on this poor woman’s YouTube channel one with a Jamaican police officer talking to her and another Jamaican man. I thought both the officer and the other man were being rude to her and talking down to her. Then I watched one where she confronts a Jamaican man about illegally being in her warehouse unit and he was also very disrespectful to her. I assume it was the same guy from the video with the police officer. He was with other Jamaicans in the second video as well doing something with scrap metal. But people seem hell bent on blaming Caymankind. I want justice for this family and the perpetrators must be delt with as terrorist because burning down someone’s home to send whatever screwed up message you want is an act of terrorism. Plain and simple.

    My island has its own homegrown share of terrible people that we have to deal with but please recognize the added imported terrible people who attack and terrorize the decent local and expat population that just wants to earn a living and enjoy the right to a safe and civil society, not this third world ignorant terrorism.

    I will so though I really admired how strong and assertive she was in her video. She stood her ground and stood up for her rights. She has a lot of heart. I’m sad that they are leaving. She seems like a really honest and law abiding person. I hope they catch these bastards.

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps this will help people understand why law abiding citizens do not bother to call the police.

    • Anonymous says:

      Who is the Jamaican character that seemed to be openly operating a trade and business in someone else’s premises without a scrap metal license – the one the Jamaican police officer seemed to be unwilling to do anything about? Who is the Frey’s Caymanians partner? Where are they in all of this?

    • Perceptions says:

      Wow I thought the complete opposite I found her to be rude, confrontational and condescending. Clearly, they were used to her behavior because they were not dealing with her and they didn’t approach her in a threatening manner at all.

      • Anonymous says:

        I absolutely agree. Sometimes people on this site can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to someone speaking with a Jamaican accent. XXXXXX I would be very careful who and what you believe in this situation. And the policeman was just listening to her, trying to calm the situation. He was not rude. Clearly she or her husband had already talked to his sergeant. I don’t understand what the police who happen upon such a scene are expected to do. It was clearly a civil dispute. Again, the Jamaican accent prevents many commentators on this site from having any judgment. That’s called racism, folks.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am so glad that people are using the latest video recording technology to document all kind of things including the police ineptness. Thanks to YouTube it becomes available to the world in an instant.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please watch all YouTube videos ! you will see that this is a combo the lady is dealing with Jamanian & Caymaican # Trouble

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is the real CaymanKind, and bunch of envious, jealous, small-minded minions that hate to see anyone else have anything.

    • Anonymous says:

      Looked to have a good dose of YardieKind involved to me! Watch the videos.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have been close to 3 Caymanian born women, very nice ladies. One had moved to the States and doesn’t want to come back ever. Two others on numerous occasions had complained about envious, jealous, small-minded nature of their own people.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Who knows what the burning issues really are – in terms of what caused this incident to come about ? I suppose it’s better to be moving back to locations such as Detroit, South LA, New Orleans, Chicago, Paris, Brussels, Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa, China etc……..where crime is extremely low and discrimination is almost non-existent. ??
    For all those who don’t like the Cayman Islands and it’s native people, please catch the next flight out, I’m sure you won’t be prevented from leaving the airport, and I promise we won’t miss you at all.

    This is not only for the expats but certain Caymanians, who not longer love this country and would now wish to give 45% of their annual salary to other governments for income taxes, state taxes, federal taxes and property taxes etc……

    Multi-generational Caymanians are really fuc&@”/ sick and tired of becoming door mats for certain waterlogged folks, who can’t seem to dry out in the Cayman Islands warm temperatures.

    • Anonymous says:

      Spoken in true CaymanKind fashion. SMH

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously the chip on your shoulder is more like a log. If the injustice of having your home burned down doesn’t move you then you are lost and clearly out of touch. If you believe this person would not burn down your home you are in denial.

    • Anonymous says:

      Okay, I Am going, but please please please don’t burn my house down.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Who knows what the burning issues really are – in terms of what caused this incident to come about ?”

      Really? Because if we did we would think that setting fire to someone’s house was a reasonable response? Only in your world buddy.

    • Ex driftwood says:

      In real terns, you hand over a minimum of 22 per cent on most items bought then an additional inflated mark up.
      Whst i may not have the weather, crime or corruption i know where i stand on a daily basis. I was thinking of PR but really?
      Malta here we come.

    • Anonymous says:

      I will go when I am ready, not when you say.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Government/Immigration – you see what your mismanagement is coming to! I am disgusted.

  8. Judge Judy says:

    Whatever happened with the other retribution fire in East End recently? Nothing? Par for the course really.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Arson is a horrible crime that ought not be tolerated in the Cayman Islands. It is a cowardly attack on a person’s home. Who ever would do such a despicable crime needs serious jail time and all those aware of this crime need jail time as well.
    Hopefully someone will do the right thing as no one is safe with this type of person walking free.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting the confirmation of what everyone knew except for a few that were being silly to think it was some sort of accidental total fire destruction…
    I hope Karma slaps up those that are responsible, in an equally horrible way.
    Wonder how happy they are with themselves? How do you do something like this and think it’s okay!! Gross. Backward. Small minded. Eviltons.

  11. Anonymous says:

    My sympathies to the owners, i’m glad they have set up a new home in another country and gotten away from the jealousy of this little small town island. I’m trying to figure out how to leave this island myself, i’m so sick of the crabs in the bucket mentality and the jealousy. The old time Cayman is gone, vanished. Welcome to the new Caymankind.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, I am with you on that. After almost 20 years here, I am ready to call it quits! A small island that could be paradise has spiraled down into a lawless place with a dog-eat-dog mentality!

      • Anonymous says:

        I’ve been here 25 years and was thinking the same thing yesterday. This really makes my stomach turn. And let me be clear!!!! For ANYONE to burn another’s house down for ANY reason is mentally deranged. Something is WRONG with YOU!
        So third world!! So mentally stunted. I imagine they are not educated beyond Jr High School. (ie. 13yrs old)
        EVERYONE should be outraged by this and those of you who don’t ought to rethink your moral standards and your capacity to Human Being!

      • lo-cal says:

        I wonder where this mentality came from? Hmmmmm! If it wasn’t here before and now after 30 years of welcoming everybody from everywhere its changed — I wonder what would cause this??

        Just a reflection of the times – Like the song says, the best way to ruin a location is to call it paradise! Oh well, on to the next paradise! Cuba here i come.

        • Anonymous says:

          It is Caymanians who vote the Government who should ensure law and regulations are upheld. Caymanians have every opportunity to run their country the way they want, but from what I have been seeing, everyone rather wants to take a short cuts and an get an immediate pay-off rather than doing the right thing for the long term benefit.

          The reason Cayman is the way it is these days is nobody elses fault but Caymanians!

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks Mac!

        • Anonymous says:

          Don’t thank Mac thank yourself! WE, Caymanians are to blame! ALL of US! We have allowed politicans to do as they please with changing of laws ie Cayman Protection Board so now that work permits are one of the greatest revenue generators for Gov’t! We haven’t yet completed or included mandatory trade/votech into school curriculum! We have 138 foreign nationalities working for SLAVE wages in a 5th financial center in the world? The Caymanian can’t get a job, and when they do it is wages of 18-20yrs ago! We have illegal immigrants working and taking away what little jobs the poor Caymanian can do! We have the foolish Caymanian going into business with 60-40 deals where we know it is NOT the Caymanian with the 60%! And so the foreigner now has his foot in the door, bizness up and running and the very Caymanian he USED for the 60-40 deal doesn’t even get a Vo-Tech or Trade scholarship nor even a job as gardener! The Courts give Caymanians a conviction for a spliffof weed to keep him fr ever getting a job but the confiscated illegal drugs are stolen fr the Police station and not ONE officer is held accountable and then vicios cycle continues! UNemployment begets CRIME!! So instead of pointing a finger look in the mirror and see where U have failed Cayman! The only way for us to turn this around is ALL of us to join hands and look at how we can make life better here for all of us! Stop pointing fingers! WE all have played a part and we all need to take a share!! I pray the culprits of this awful crime is caught and punished….And as a Caymanian am sad to see such an evil act committed here…..

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