Archive for September 19th, 2017

RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

RCIPS holds open day to attract recruits

| 19/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Over forty young men and women showed up for an RCIPS open day last Saturday, which was part of the current recruitment drive to attract young Caymanians into the service, to learn more about what it’s like to be a police officer. The current recruitment campaign ends on Wednesday, 11 O [...]

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Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

| 19/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers in the British Virgin Islands and medical and emergency personnel in Anguilla, deployed to assist those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, are remaining to face the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to pass over the Virgin Islands as a category 5 tomorrow [...]

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‘Community wardens’ on the cards

‘Community wardens’ on the cards

| 19/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS management and the government are both keen to boost community policing to try to get a grip on crime in Cayman, and one idea that is under discussion, according to the premier, is that of ‘community wardens’. These would be uniformed officers but, similar to the auxilia [...]

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GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

| 19/09/2017
(CNS Business): The proposed new hotel development at the Pageant Beach site in George Town will be going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, but not everyone will be hoping the board gives the proposed project the nod. Despite enthusiastic support from government for the new hotel i [...]

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Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated

| 19/09/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Category 5 Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica last night, and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Facebook, “Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.” Maria is now heading to the British and US Virgin Islands an [...]

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Ten years for gun and ammo possession

Ten years for gun and ammo possession

| 19/09/2017 | 79 Comments
(CNS): Michael Fernandez Jefferson, who was found guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition after a jury trial in July, was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday by Justice Charles Quin. During the trial the court was told that the police, acting on a search warrant, had found a [...]

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