Woman gang raped by masked men

| 05/06/2018 | 116 Comments

(CNS): The criminal investigation department of the RCIPS has begun an inquiry into a report of a woman being gang raped in Savannah by a group of four masked men over one week ago, though the case was not reported to police until Friday. In a very short release which gave few details about what appears to be a very serious incident, police said it had been reported that the attack happened after the victim pulled off the road near to the junction of Astral Way and Homestead Crescent as she was driving towards Bodden Town at around 4:30am on 28 May. 

It is not clear why the woman stopped, but she apparently got out of her car, and as she did so she was grabbed from behind by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing who was with three other masked men.

She was then pulled back into her own car and driven to a nearby location and raped. The culprits then left the location, police said. No other details have been revealed to the public.

CID officers said they are interested in speaking to anyone who may have any information about this incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the Savannah area at around 4:30 on Monday morning, 28 May. People are asked to contact Bodden Town CID directly at 649-2220.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why is everyone talking about why the woman decided to get out her car at 4 am? Why is no one talking about the real issue – why were there 4 men waiting to GANG RAPE someone at 4 am???




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    • Anonymous says:

      Because it is important to present the public with the details of the incident.

      Educated individuals identify quickly that there is a lot of information missing from the article. Information which is extremely valuable.

      If you’re going to publicize the “rape”, you have to disclose all details to ensure justice is served.

      1. She stopped for a reason; what was it?
      2. Exactly where did she pull over and did she notice anyone in the surrounding area upon pulling over, including cars?
      3. Was she drinking alcohol?
      4. Where was the last place she visited before she pulled over?
      5. Did she recognize the sound of their voices? What accents did they have?
      6. Where did they drive her to?
      7. Did they rape her in the car? (Should be lots of evidence in there if that’s the case!)




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    • West Bay Premier says:

      As this incident sounds to be rear in Cayman , I think for many reasons there should be more details about this topic made publicly , so that other ladies aren’t entrapped into .
      For instance , if the trap was to have one lay on the road like injured, and this lady stopped to assist. I know that it wouldn’t be nice to pass an injured in need of help , but if you know that that could be part of a stunt , then you have to be prepared to handle the situation .
      So I feel that more details about this gang rape need to be made publicly before the next one happens, and so that other decent men can be aware and teach them scumbags a lesson .




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  2. Pick A Struggle People says:

    CNS I think creating a comment section was a mistake, lol! Then again, maybe not. Good to see and know there are SO MANY illiterate, SMALL MINDED people trying to be heard.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Cayman could be worse and looks like it’s going to be.




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  4. Eastern says:

    For crying out loud –

    IT IS IN THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST TO KNOW WHY THIS WOMAN STOPPED HER CAR!

    And please don’t tell me this has anything to do with blaming the victim. If these thugs have a modus operandi, shouldn’t the public know about it??




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why don’t you go and harass the woman for more information then?

      The point is to have respect and support for the victim. I’m sure if she was able to provide more information she would have. I’m sure if there was more information to provide the police would have given it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      No, it really IS NOT anyone’s business why she pulled over. It IS, however, in the public interest to know why 4 men thought they could rape her and get away with it. Stop victim shaming.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    It only matters for the rest of us if there was really no random masked men but some sort of liaison that went really bad. Not saying it was right either but it would be easier to wrap your mind around than 4 masked men driving around looking for some poor woman at 4:30am. If it’s true what was reported then we have a very serious problem that requires desperate measures. A dangerous liaison on the other hand can be handled differently by the police .




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  6. Anonymous says:

    What a terrible statement from RCIP…… who put that together!




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  7. Anonymous says:

    By asking why a lady pulled off the road does not mean we are blaming her for being gang raped. We just want to know if she pulled off the road because she saw a suspicious package on the road, or a person lying on the road side she thought may have needed assistance. I once stopped on the West Bay Road where Wendy’s is located, as there were cement blocks on the side of the Road and got jumped by two guys. And you bet they were sorry after I fixed their faces for them.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    The likes of Cayman S+++ (MARL) Road online scandal bag has fueled the type of reactions and cultural shift we are seeing here.




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  9. Offended says:

    I appeal to VCNS to either edit out the bad language or simply not print the relevant post.
    To the posters: If you can’t express yourself without using such language, better not to write anything at all.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please…. I think there is bigger fish to fry here. How about the a$$holes who GANG RAPED a woman. Go preach your language crap somewhere else.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Take your head out of your ass Bruh, its 2018.




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    • Anonymous says:

      LOL @ “Offended”.

      You are soft as butter.

      If someone’s comment(s) offends you based on their use of volatile language to simply express their emotions about a said topic then you need to get out of your cave more often.

      Seriously, adults use “colourful” language to vent, express disdain of a specific topic or just to keep your blood-pressure low (yeah, it does that). Your mentality is child-like, therefore you should not partake in adult forums.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    This Island is getting worse and worse, I think it is time for me to leave and go back home to a better place!




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  11. Paul Boogle says:

    Does anyone ever stop and think that at that hour she could be coming from the night club or from family or boyfriend home, hence she could stop to take a pee or vomit or something. Odd things happen at time when you driving at anytime. If we were not there people stop assuming only she knows why she stop. You ever heard of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And has for talking down Cayman most people only come here because the money has value to where they are coming from, they don’t love Cayman they only using this beautiful Island for reaching somewhere. The day you see Cayman money devalue we will all see many of them running from here. There is no more perfect place into today’s world people. Ungrateful is not the word.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Amen!




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      • Anonymous says:

        Amun rah the egyptian God?? Do you even know your own history? Practice what everyone around you tells you, eh?




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        • Anonymous says:

          @ 3:19 pm

          1. The usage of Amen, meaning “so be it”, as found in the early scriptures of the Bible is of Hebrew origin; however, the root from which the word was derived is common to a number of languages, such as Aramaic (Jesus spoke Aramaic).

          2. As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, “Amun-Ra” also came to be worshiped outside Egypt, according to the testimony of ancient Greek historiographers in Libya and Nubia.

          You therefore know nothing of what you are speaking of, please do some proper research as you are providing misleading information.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    WHY DID SHE GET OUT THE CAR FOR? @ 4:30 AM?

    you are a woman Alone driving home and you seriously stopped in the middle of the road to do what exactly and just out of the blue 4 men were waiting to rape who ever stopped this makes no sense.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Could be any number of reasons. The details are not really anyone’s business. The fact that she was GANG RAPED is the only thing that matters here ! It doesn’t have to make sense to you or anyone else and it’s people like you that is the problem in this country. No wonder women are afraid to speak out.




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      • Eastern says:

        You just don’t get it. I think it is in the public’s intetest to know whether she was flagged down or not!




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        • Anonymous says:

          Agreed people can ask why she pulled over but the “why out until 4am” and the “why is did she wait a week to report” questions are demeaning and heartless. I unlike most “get it” and very much empathize with this woman. Empathy…. a word most of the posters on here and marl road don’t know the meaning of.




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      • annoyed with this island says:

        AMEN!! She could have been out and they slipped something in her drink and or followed her home. No one knows what happened except her and the negative comments are not going to help her tell her side of the story at all! All you people do is judge and jump to conclusions until its your mother, daughter or sister that it happens to and believe me it happens in Cayman more then you think or will ever know because of the small mindedness of the people on this island women are scared to come forward and when they do its never taken seriously.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You don’t need the “for” at the end of that sentence. “Why did she get out the car?” would suffice.

      So getting out of a car at 4am means she deserves to be gang raped? Who cares why she got out of the car? Why are you more concerned about her actions rather than the actions of those that did this to her? Maybe she was tricked into stopping her car. Maybe they threw something at her car and she thought she had hit something so stopped to check it out. Any amount of things could have happened and you know this, but are hell bent on making her look bad. Why? You need to take a hard long look at yourself and learn how to be non judgemental amd more compassionate.




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    • Anonymous says:

      This statement is a perfect example of victim blaming. This is not about what the woman was or was not doing, what she was or was not wearing. This is about the will of 4 men who felt the need to express their power over another person in a violent way.

      The time for blaming the victim is NOW!




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      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t think they are blaming the victim, just trying to understand the circumstances. The details are important, partly, so that whatever method they used to get her to stop and get out of the car aren’t successful again. It is a set of unusual details that is troubling, probably could have been phrased better, and shown some sympathy for the victim, but still an important question for future safety of others, assuming this isn’t a weird one-off.




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  13. World traveller says:

    For this reason she didn’t want to give too many details…the community will victimize the victim as it is being done now. This is the reason Women don’t come forward as our society is train by the male figure (passed down to the female) that if this happens it was obviously the woman fault. Again we don’t need all the details we need to be more supportive, encouraging and respectful to victims like this woman.

    Remember we all have women in our lives that we care for, next time it could be one of them and will YOU go tot he press and give full details of her? I don’t think so, so stop judging and start supporting.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Well said. People around here love a good scandal and gossip. Even something as serious as rape they stoop to skeptisim and victim blaming. Even women. Many assume the woman deserved it by the way the victim dressed or behaved. Take the case of Errington Webster. KT and her crew jumped right on the prostitution card and said the 15 year old who he abused should also be charged. Sick.




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  14. Kace Inplace says:

    It doesn’t matter what time it was, doesn’t matter why she pulled over, it doesn’t matter if she knew the perps, doesn’t matter if it was a planned meet, doesn’t matter if she was drunk or sober, doesn’t matter what she was wearing. What matters is she allegedly didn’t consent to sex, meaning she said No. Some of theses comments are very insensitive and need to be deleted.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    These types of crimes will continue to happen as long as our politicians and police continue to refuse to allow people to be able to defend themselves against these violent criminals. If some people want to be victims then that is their right but the people that don’t want to be victims should be allowed to protect themselves.




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  16. Anonymous says:

    This may sound fishy, but it is also very concerning. More details are needed. Was she flagged down? Was she forced off the road? Did she pull over for someone she knew? Were they waiting for her specifically? Or not. I hope she is brave enough to give details to catch the attackers and hope she is strong enough to heal from this horrible event.




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  17. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the stigma attached and associated with this horrific type of attack would have prevented this brave lady coming forward earlier. Various reasons why she would have stopped on side of road, lets see if more information is released by RCIPS. A ruthless band of bastards like those roaming Cayman is an extremely disturbing thought.




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  18. Satirony says:

    Maybe a person in apparent distress flagged her down, a woman perhaps, and the kind driver fell into the carefully laid trap. If four men conspired to do this, there can be no limits to their depravity. They have to be found.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    Please hurry go.




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  20. Anonymous says:

    this is so crazy. 4 masked men driving around town looking for someone to rape at 4:30am. And then this lady pulls over by herself at that hour of the morning! I really hope there is more to this story…




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  21. Anonymous says:

    She stopped and got out of her car and the masked men were waiting there? So odd?




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Sounds fishy




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  23. Just sayin says:

    It would be helpful to know why she stopped. Was she flag down by another person?




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  24. Anonymous says:

    yet tasers and other defensive products are still illegal here. #caymanlogic




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    • Shhhhhhhhhh. says:

      Maybe 4.47 pm you meant to say “Pepper spray” as you will never, ever get “tasers” in your hands legally. In many countries, pocket sized pepper spray cans can legally be purchased over the counter for personal protection, for eg. USA. When crime against the person gets out of control, there is a strong argument in support of personal possession of pepper spray cans. Very unlikely to happen here, as we are a BOT. and it has not even been raised as a topic for debate in the UK. Pity.




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      • Jotnar says:

        You can buy hand held stun guns perfectly legally in many US states. Agree they are currently illegal here but to suggest that it is inconceivable that civilians could have access to them is misleading. Particularly when then you go on to say pepper spray – also illegal here – is acceptable in many countries. So are hand held stun devices.




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  25. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully there is some DNA that will assist in arresting these animals. One of the most disgusting things that a human can do to another.




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  26. anonymous says:

    Four masked men just waiting for someone to pull off the road at 4:30am makes no sense to me.




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    • Anonymous says:

      its called a trap




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      • Fred the Piemaker says:

        There is nothing in the article to indicate that – no suggestion that she was induced or forced to stop. Not saying she wasn’t, just that the report is entirely silent on it, which is what has fueled all the sceptical comments here, which in turn has brought out all the posters interpreting their comments as being anti woman, pro rape or victim blaming. Appreciate CNS can only report what they are told but greater clarity from the police about the circumstances might have helped focus attention on the alleged assault and dissuaded less speculative comment.




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  27. Anonymous says:

    Check the CCTV cameras? Oh wait, I forgot they are now just a sunk cost to the public.




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  28. Anonymous says:

    Why did she wait over a week?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Victims can experience a worldwind of emotions after, from blaming themselves, anger, fear. Some people are so traumatized or fear ridden they wait years to speak up. She may have been threatened if she spoke up. Waiting one week is not uncommon and we should be careful not to imply anything by her decision to do so.




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    • Kace Inplace says:

      Because she is brave, victims are usually left traumatised . Some take Months to Report while most go unreported. A week was quick and very grave of her




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    • Anonymous says:

      Have you ever been the victim of rape or attempted rape? If you had you would not be asking this question.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Probably she was anticipating the victim blaming and the insensitivity that has been expressed here already.




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  29. Anonymous says:

    Rape is a horrible thing to happen to a woman but this seems fishy. She just happened to pull over where 4 men just happened to be waiting? At 4:30am? Sorry.. seems fishy.




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  30. Anonymous says:

    You can have this shit hole as I and my family are leaving. Just after two weekends of half naked men and women walking west bay road and then this incident. Christian conservative nation eh?




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    • Anonymous says:

      lmfao, I hope you aren’t going back to the US




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    • Anonymous says:

      Let me know if you need a ride to the airport.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Bon voyage!




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    • Anonymous says:

      @4:06 happy that you and your family are leaving. Too bad you will be right back here in the very near future, as our shit hole is paradise to wherever ur from I’m sure.




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    • Anonymous says:

      My shit hole is much better than your shit hole…hope you caught the next flight right after you finishing writing this…

      Somehow, I think you are still around enjoying the shit hole which is ten times better than the shit hole you crawled out from to come here..

      Enjoy your flight!




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    • Anonymous says:

      This is important to note….

      1. Which country will you go to where you won’t encounter incidences of sexual assault or other violence?

      2. If the poster is a migrant, it is telling that the allure of coming to Cayman should not be confused with any form of loyalty to it. If the poster is Caymanian, same applies.

      3. Cayman needs to wake up and pay attention to those who are committed to staying to fight for things to be better and not to those who will up and leave and never give Cayman a second thought.




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      • Jotnar says:

        Except of course it pays no attention to anyone other than a registered voter irrespective of their intentions or commitment to the islands.




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    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a total shithole! But Caymanians still want to believe it’s some sort of paradise and a privelage to live here. Most educated Caymanians can see and are not afraid to admit that Yes, it is becoming a horrible place to live. All the “goodbyes” and the “I’ll drive you to the airport”s are the ignorant Caymanians,defense mechanisms. Fair enough since sadly many don’t have other options. Be thankful you do and run for it.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Well said. @ 8:16 pm

        Signed: Native




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      • Horrible place to live? says:

        @8:16 PM I am one of those educated Caymanians. Undergrad UK, graduate school in the US. Having lived and worked in the US, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Cayman, I can attest to you that Cayman is still a wonderful place to raise a family and live well. I found the UK, Ireland and US to be racist societies (or, at the very least, implicitly biased). People labeled as “minorities” in those countries are deemed third class on sight, regardless of their background, education, etc. Meanwhile the people that should be feared and mistrusted are instead trusted on sight (notice any similarities with the men accused in this #me too era?). Societies riddled with corruption, violence, and greed. Just turn on the television news from those countries if you require proof. And you’re calling Cayman “horrible”?

        So if Cayman is horrible to you, I can’t imagine what utopia you came here from. It must be a lovely place indeed. Or perhaps you’re just a troll looking to stir us up? There is a lot of that going on these days.




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        • Anonymous says:

          You stir yourselves up. No need for outsiders to bother or care.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Judging by your impressive education, I suspect you are one of the more weathy Caymanians who can afford to live in a gated community, or perhaps own a state of the art alarm system. Good for you. How about the poor Caymanains who can barely afford a box Kraft Dinner, let alone a safe place to live….




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          • Horrible place to live? says:

            Nope, I live in West Bay. No gates at all. What makes any society better are the people in it, taking responsibility for it. I volunteer at a primary school, I act as a mentor to A level students, I volunteer at the Human Society and other organizations. I’m certain that the people leaving negative comments about Cayman on CNS make no effort to better this, or any society. They are the kind of people that just point the finger at this and make negative comments about that, but do absolutely nothing to try to make it better. We are all part of this society, Caymanian and expat alike. If you’re not doing anything to make it better, you are part of the problem.




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            • Anonymous says:

              Well aren’t you the noble citizen. Too many there aren’t more like you. Maybe Cayman would have a chance.




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        • Anonymous says:

          This is a disgusting statement to infer that whole societies are racist in nature. I would bet that 99% of the societies you speak of are not racist at all. It is sad however that the 1% of society makes statements like this possible as their hatred is magnified a hundred times over because of the 24 hour news cycle and social media. I believe it is actually racist to generalize a race because of an individual’s acts. I am curious as to who deemed anyone third class on sight and why anyone should be feared or mistrusted because of their skin color.

          Racism will never end as long as people like you perpetuate this vitriol. Teach your children love and to take people for who they are as individuals not generalize the whole group because of a single person’s misdeeds.

          I don’t believe when God made man that he made one of each race. People over time have found ways to divide societies and this is one. Live righteously and just pray that the people you encounter choose to do the same.




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          • Horrible place to live? says:

            I think you may have missed the “or at the very least, implicitly biased” part of my comment. You may want to look up the definition of implicit bias.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed @ 4:06 pm




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    • Anonymous says:

      Byeeeee yall




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    • John says:

      What brought you to this shit hole in the first place? Just leave, the sun will still shine with or without you. Acting as if you’re coming from a better place. Some of you foreigners all are so ungrateful and disrespectful towards this Island.




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      • Anonymous says:

        christian nation lol, shame you’re not living by the good book

        Leviticus 19:34

        “You are to treat the resident alien the same way you treat the native born among you—love him like yourself”




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        • Anonymous says:

          Yet, the “resident aliens” of today in Cayman don’t like the local people, so tell me again; I should open my arms to you whilst you spit in my face?

          Eyes wide shut.




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          • Anonymous says:

            because your bible tells you too, why do you question your God?

            or is Cayman not a christian nation?

            turn the other cheek




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      • Anonymous says:

        Not acting. And get over it. What is there to be grateful for?! White sand and sun? We can get those many places. And news flash, you locals disrespect your own island yourselves, and each other, daily.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I suspect this wasn’t written by an expat but just a halfwit stirring it up. Don’t bite fishy.




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