Cruise ship visitor charged after leaving hospital

| 26/07/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have said that the 37-year-old man from the United States who was arrested on board a cruise ship before being rushed to hospital where he was in a critical condition has now been released and has been charged with assault, resisting arrest and possession of ganja. The police said that he was scheduled to appear in court today, Friday 27 July. The details of the case remain mysterious but police said Thursday that the man was arrested at 8am Wednesday, after the ship he was on docked in the George Town port and a 911 call was made. The RCIPS said that the man and the woman he was travelling with had been involved in an altercation in international waters aboard the ship. When their cabin was searched by RCIPS officers they found an undisclosed quantity of ganja. He was then arrested on suspicion of assault ABH and possession of drugs. The female victim was taken to the George Town hospital for treatment for her injuries and later released.

The police have not said how long after being in their custody the man became unwell or what the cause of the sudden critical illness or injury was but he was taken to hospital.

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  1. Jotnar says:

    If the assault took place in international waters surely its a matter for the cruise ship and the jurisdiction the ship is flagged under, not Cayman? They have a brig on the boat – keep him locked in that until they get back to the port of origin. Have enough of our own hooligans without picking up the costs of housing and prosecuting cruise ship passengers as well.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    We should take a gamble and build a berthing facility at great expense in an effort to attract more of this type of visitor.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t want the cruise thing built but that was a stupid thing to say.

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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s being built. i was told by the Port Authority my contract at the terminal will expire August next year because they are building a new berthing facility. Shadow Government strikes again.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Imagine dealing with a few hundred of them on the public beach, not a really nice crowd to deal with, especially the Americans, where are the keyboard warriors now, don’t worry I see you observing, but when the sun went 12oclock, I saw you retreating, spineless cowards.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Went to public beach next to the Kimpton this week.What a disgrace and it wasn’t the tourists.Ganja smell everywhere, dirty,broken beach chairs, vendors drinking beer and speeding waverunners. I will never go again so what must tourists think. Let’s clean up our own act before moaning input our bread and butter.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If you mean african-americans, you may have a point.

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