Man found dead outside GT bar was killed

| 30/11/2019 | 89 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Islands ambulance (file photo)

(CNS) UPDATED: Police are seeking help from the public to piece together what happened to a man who was found dead outside Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza off Eastern Avenue in central George Town at around 3:40am on Saturday morning. A spokesperson for the RCIPS has confirmed that a homicide investigation has been opened into his death but police have not yet revealed his identity. However, they have confirmed he is a foreign national and officers are reaching out to his family overseas.

Emergency services were dispatched to the location following a report of a man being in distress. When they arrived they found the man was unresponsive. He was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they do not yet know what happened to the man before the call was made to 911. “Circumstances surrounding this incident are still unclear and detectives are seeking the assistance of witnesses who were present and can provide an insight as to what took place,” an RCIPS spokesperson said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. 

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  1. Cayguy says:

    No CCTV or eyewitnesses or in these places? Liquor license should have been yanked long time from that venue.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Eastern Ave was taken over by Jamaicans long ago. I lock my car when I approach Eastern Ave. No Joke!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    people blaming the bar?…..smh.
    its the people who go to the bar who are the problem.
    this does not happen at expat bars.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummm… Bananas is an expat bar. Eastern avenue is an expat area….

      • Anonymous says:

        They said expat but they meant white.

        • Anonymous says:

          I know that. It is unfortunately typical of what we are importing. Non white = Caymanian is the basis on which too many operate. It is as ignorant as it is racist.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m white and I absolutely agree with you – the original poster meant white, and irrespective of the racism of the comment suggesting colour that expat bars are free from violence is BS. But this is not an expat Caymanian issue – consider how many local bars have their fair share of violence and criminality, and how many Caymanians have been convicted of violent acts including murders in and around bars. Not the colour of your skin or where you hail from is the issue – it’s the mentality of the customer and the presence of alcohol, coupled with certain bars taking no measures to impose security.

        • Anonymous says:

          Correct 3:58 and you will be considered racist for saying so even though it is true. But there has been an influx of low class Jamaicans to Cayman for many years and they are ruining the neighbourhoods they frequent and live in: loud music, garbage thrown out of cars, derelict vehicles, unwanted children all over the place. They live here like they live there. But the fact is WE are to blame because it is we Caymanians bringing them in to do the work our own lazy ass men and women won’t do.

        • Anonymous says:

          i meant it was obviously west indians at work….

      • Anonymous says:

        They actually have a good kitchen, but no one there speaks any English. Do not know how they get their permits, but guessing back door.

        • Anonymous says:

          Well, you see, our authorities are willing to eventually prosecute the idiot low ranking Caymanians that receive bribes, but ain’t no one going to mess with the Chicas that paid them…

        • Anonymous says:

          This is the only country that caters to low lives, by allowing them to get permits. In my young days, people from certain countries were not allowed entry, because of their blood thirsty and criminal mentality. Many times they arrived on boats and were not allowed to disembark.
          Our problem is government, only looking at revenue and not seeing the damaging future. Permits and status should have a bold note, ” Criminal activity, will result in cancellation or deportation”, which should keep them in check. Too many undesirables are allowed to come here and spread their dirty influences and deeds. One secures entrance and the whole bow-weevil family ifollows, that’s our Immigration.

      • Anonymous says:

        You mean Jamaicans are also expats right ?

      • Anonymous says:

        I think you mean KINGSTON Avenue

    • Anonymous says:

      No you are wrong, this is a primarily expat venue. Very Dominican. Common knowledge.

  4. Anonymous says:

    GT’s turning into a giant ghetto! More police presence would suffice!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    They should do like in the states. If the police is called to your premises often you are fined heavily and if it keeps happening you lose your licence and are shut down for good. That’s what needs to happen in this place. If not this stuff will keep happening. No accountability for owners. This place is so backwards its not funny.

    • Anonymous says:

      There won’t be any bars left in Cayman with this policy.

      • Anonymous says:

        That would be good!! Buy you booze and drink in your own home instead of racking up issues and expense for the police/government. So many times these horrible news comes out of this place and it’s surroundings.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sadly, it’s not just this bar that often has violence and other problems. Makes me wonder what people do for a living if they can stay up drinking until 3 and 4:00 a.m. all the time. I sure couldn’t do that, even if I wanted to.

      Nothing good happens after 1:00 a.m. — at least in public.

  6. Jacky Boatside from Oldbush says:

    Totally agree 5:15pm those now arriving are totally changing the social fabric and dynamic of these little islands their removal along with their political enablers now running this island is essential to our survival and our very future.places of illdisrepute will continue to become establish here until we stand up against those who’s job it is to protect us are now removed for failing to do right by us the voters of these islands.This abomination unity garbage has to go Cayman because their prosperity is simple destroying our way of like and social and natural environment and making us now a minority in our own land.This is certainly not what our forefathers envision for us.Vote No! Not only to this dock but this unity lowlife corrupt adminstration run by decay.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If you do not do CPR appropriately there is no point in doing it at all. There is a big difference between actually trying to initiate resuscitation and putting on a show.
    HSA needs to update their procedures and standards.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps the right thing to do would be to declare the man dead and leave him where he lay as this is a potential crime scene. Knowing when and when not to start lifesaving measures is an important aspect every trained responder should know. You have to have received to proper training though.

  9. Anonymous says:

    To all the people saying close it down….the people who frequent that establishment will just find another watering hole to frequent.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed but you are missing the point the other places will no doubt understand what will happen and improve their standards and safety or less suffer the same fate.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry but at what point was something said that it was a result of something happening at the bar that caused the persons death. People die….
    Daily…………… odd places……………….death doesn’t wait until your at the hospital.
    It comes whenever it wants.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Are waiting for a european journalist to expose the Cayman Island’s awful newly developed underbelly and embarrass us all. Or should we seize this opportunity to remedy this problem whilst we have time remaining, whether we think we created it or not before negative international exposure signals our demise. Or internal, irreversible social decay, whichever occurs first…

    • Anonymous says:

      Newly developed????? I think you will find that underbelly has existed for many years.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are right. It has existed since the cabinet status grants/the opening of the Ritz Carlton/the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. Well done Mac and Alden. You must be so proud…

        • Anonymous says:

          A well respected past chairman of the immigration board was so right when he said ” mass work permits, status grants was good for business but he hoped that the work permit holders realized that they were also importing the permit holders culture and it is not all good for the country on a whole”

        • Anonymous says:

          What a revisionist perspective. There were machete fights, bottles smashed over heads, and cow cod whippings – years before the Status Grants – and many of those attacking perps were Caymanian women!

        • Anonymous says:

          7:58am. Those two stooges are sitting on their mouths. Not a word from them, no matter what happens, when it is status or work permits. I hope the voters do them justice in 2021. They have ruined the social and moral fabric our these Beloved Isles.

      • Anonymous says:

        5:32am, years ago we could vouch for our own. As to the present, we have allowed too many undesirable characters in to infiltrate our system. They bring their bad habits and life styles, which are all accepted. How can we remedy the situation??

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just seen the CPR on social media.
    That was scary and shocking for a trained medic

  13. Anonymous says:

    George Town is getting more and more dangerous, it seems that every other week someone is found dead or passed out somewhere. We need to beef up security at bars and places like that.

    • Anonymous says:

      How about we stop importing poverty and ruin from our neighbors?

      • Anonymous says:

        I think you need to look at the education system and Cayman’s position as a drug transshipment point to understand why this sort of thing is happening. Soooo easy to blame others (work permit holders, illegals, neighbors). Go take a look in the mirror instead.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are not importing it.
        You have created it.

        • Anonymous says:

          I watched the video of the attempted resuscitation and wish I had not. What appeared clear is that many of the useless idiots standing around and drinking and filming, while doing nothing to assist, were not “of” the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Many of them have no security whatsoever.

    • Anonymous says:

      you think? and getting more dangerous? where have you been for the last 30 years?

  14. Patron Caymon says:

    Time For bananas to be closed down permanently this bar is frequented by too many politicians who constantly rescues it from the liquor license board rules and regulation Needs to go !

    • Anonymous says:

      They just move to another bar..remember Nectar, Jet, bar above old Mitzi’s. Seems Banana’s and Sky Lounge these days.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        What we need to dooooo… is enforce existing laws, and perhaps shore up parts of the Town and Communities Law in regard to regulating noise. Also, why in the world did the Liquor Licensing Board extend operating hours to 5:00 a.m.????????????? Why does any bar need to stay open later than 1:00 a.m. or perhaps 2:00 a.m.?? Don’t we have enough trouble on the streets??

        GO HOME! Finish your night there!

        • Anonymous says:

          I’m caymanian and use to work as a bartender years ago,my boss had a policy of,,,,,,use your own brain And consider that the person has had enough,, and serve them no more,,and to stay open till 5:am is ridiculous. 1:am is quite ok .have a safe Christmas.

  15. Anonymous says:

    And still the liquor licensing board continues to grant places like these permission to remain open until the early hours of the morning, considering the violent individuals, gangs, and drunken brawls that frequent the premises. God forbid the small man, Cayman born and raised, plants a single seed that sprouts into a herb for medical use. It’s not ok to grow your own herbs on this Island, but it’s ok to import the poison (alcohol) that attracts the lowest scum to these bars and alcoholics who have anger management.

    Time is longer than rope and this young generation is wising up up to these blatant hyprocritical rules set in motion by the corrupt in power. I say this all the time, get ready for the revolution.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t use this to push your agenda. Both the ‘herb’ and alcohol abuse are equally wrong. One made legal while the other remains illegal. Both are drugs. Both alter the mind. Both are so called natural.

      • Anonymous says:

        lol your crazy. Do not debate things you know nothing of.

      • Anonymous says:

        Correction. One is the deadliest drug in the world, while the other is nothing more than a plant like any other you see growing on the side of the road. The stigma that herbs are bad for you is outdated with no evidence to support the claims. Please crawl back into hole you came out of.

  16. Anonymous says:

    The video circulating on social media,of the CPR being performed on this poor man, god help us if that was EMS.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully they close this dump down once and for all! This place has been nothing but problems since it’s opening!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Why oh why has this establishment not lost its licence.
    This island is so weak

    • Believing in our own BS says:

      Someone has political connections. These places definitely contribute to the social rot of Cayman society. But they do supply a steady and frequently renewed supply of Latina fresh meat and you can’t take that away if a politician or other corrupt, connected member of society is involved. Ahh the dark underbelly of Cayman protected and nurtured by those in power.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because someone on the Liquor Board is obviously looking out for them. But it’s not only this establishment, others are also not complying with the law. Where was security when all of the violence was happening and eventually led to man’s death? Isn’t there Liquor Inspectors anymore to ensure that these places are compliant? When was the last time we saw one of them?

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