Bodden Town man shot dead, suspect in custody

| 02/07/2022 | 142 Comments
Scene of the murder Friday night (from social media)

(CNS): A 32-year-old local man from Bodden Town was gunned down on Bodden Town Road on Friday evening while he was in a parked car by a small restaurant across from Gun Square Road. The man, who has not yet been identified, was shot at around 5:30pm. Police said that emergency services arrived at the scene and attended to the victim. 

He was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor. A 28-year-old man, also from Bodden Town, was arrested shortly after the shooting and remains in custody.

Police have given very few details of the incident but a witness who said he was the victim’s uncle spoke to Cayman Marl Road at the crime scene. He claimed he was in the passenger seat of the car when his nephew was shot. The man said the gunman pulled up alongside their vehicle in a car with a dark tint and then fired two shots. One went into the car door but the second appears to have been the fatal shot.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information was asked by the RCIPS to come forward and report it to the officers investigating the killing.

Information can be provided by calling, the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via the website.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    If the police stopped every single 10 year old Honda Fit rental car that infests these roads, it’d be like lifting a dead log in a forest with all the critters you’d find.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    If the penalty for being caught with illegal tint was mandatory vasectomy, we wouldn’t have these issues.

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  3. Meh says:

    Who are the people running the numbers racket? Who? Where are they from? Who are the people at the helm of a supposed justice system who not only refuse to tackle the issue but are also complicit colluders in said numbers racket? Where are they from? For how long will people stand by and ignore the obvious because said burgeoning realities do not fit within the parameters of their own agenda, their own nationalistic loyalties, their own greed and their own implicit responsibility for the furtherance of sociological cannibalization and the degradation of quality of life for all and sundry? Who? There are none so blind as those who refuse to see. Dis a wa ya git. Dat a wa dem deh git. Carry on folks, nothing to see here.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    FREE BIRTH CONTROL. Give persons a good chance to make a good decision.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    RE: 10:54 ANNOY…

    Did you read the comment in it’s entirety?

    2 of the children belong to Ja’cans.

    Dead beat mommy. But all the sperm doners are dead beat fathers also.

    Dead beat mommy + dead beat father= Disaster without a doubt.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Amazing and yet predictable that those who know these young men and their families is telling us that they are Caymanian, and many ignore that just to blame Jamaicans.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Who caused the problem?

    A Caymanian CHILD gets married at 16 has her first child at 17 and her 3rd at 23, divorces her Honduran husband at 24, has a child for a Jamaican guest worker at 26. Marry a 2nd Jamaican at 28 has 2 more children, and divorces her second husband at 36.

    All of her 6 children are taken from her by DCFS as she is abusive, she lives on NAU, is unemployed, and unskilled.

    The 6 children all grow up to become criminals and they repeat the lessons they learned from their mother, abuse, under education, unemployment, and generational living off the state.

    The Caymanian mother?
    The Honduran ex-husband?
    The Jamaican baby father?
    The Jamaican ex-husband?
    The state?

    Discuss

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    • Anonymous says:

      I blame the Jamaicans in charge of such matters for failing and even refusing to enforce the Maintenance Act for decades. I blame the immigration authorities for allowing the scum fathers to come here, be here, and stay here. I blame the churches and the department of education for not doing all possible to help the young woman recognize her worth and take full charge of her fertility. And yes, I also blame the young woman and wider Caymanian society, of which I am a part.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Mass cognitive decline, i.e., loss of collective intelligence, causes a dramatic societal collapse of a society.

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    • Anonymous says:

      A very thoughtful post that societies face globally. There are no easy solutions, but one common denominator exists.

      Poverty.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Terrible excuse. The vast majority of poor people are not criminals!

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      • Anonymous says:

        You do a huge disservice to the billions of people on the planet who live in genuine poverty without harming others. Poverty is a lame excuse for thuggery.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Spoken like a true capitalist

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          • Anonymous says:

            Thank you. Can you name another economic system that has lifted so many more out of poverty? Poverty is not having to wait for another nau handout to buy a stupid wing for your Accord.

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            • Anonymous says:

              Capitalism and imperialism have killed millions of people and have and continue to poison the emvironment. These are undisputed truths.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Does not compute. Cayman was far poorer in the past.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like birth control and education may be the answer. Also working instead of sex even if at a minimum wage job. Learning after one or two children and one or two failed marriages you don’t keep having children and getting with other men.

      Self respect. Morals. Education. Work ethic. Family values.

      On a side note, I know a guy who was raised by a women who had 6 children by 6 different guys ( he was one of children). He went to high school, prep school, college. He then got himself a good job (6 figure job). Got married and then had his first child at age 36. BTW- he is Jamaican living in the U.S. He bought his own fixer upper house and is doing quite well for himself and his family. It is all what you want for your future.

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    • Anonymous says:

      US crime rate went done beginning 20 years after Roe v Wade…

      Unwanted pregnancies become neglected children, which become delinquents, which become criminals.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Let’s see what happens now that that has been reversed in most States in América.

      • Anonymous says:

        it was gong down regardless of Roe v Wade. Its been going down in countries that didn’t have abortion. Its going down globally decade after decade due to better education and less poverty…

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    • Anonymous says:

      F) all of the above

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    • Anonymous says:

      That’s a hell of a lot of generalizations.
      Cayman did not become a welfare state until recently.
      Progress isn’t always progress.
      Everywhere that has suffered from the arrogance of colonial creep, you will find a broken indigenous people, led by the corrupt few.
      One just needs to look at the common factor here.
      Yes I know it is uncomfortable, but the mirror does not lie.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Except of course here theee are no indigenous people, and the native population is arguably colonialist. But let’s play your game – how long should it take an indigenous people to recover after colonial ism and accept responsibility for their own affairs? 1 generation? 10? Never – people are simply unable to deal with the events that happened before they were even born and exercise their democratic rights to elect decent people?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Handouts do not always help. It is better to help them support themselves, teach them a trade, community service. (Them as in anyone that needs support excluding elderly)

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        • Anonymous says:

          Tough to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you have no boots

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          • Anonymous says:

            Get a job. Get training. Get an education. Use birth control( condoms work if used). Have self respect. Morals. Don’t live above your means. Don’t do drugs. Don’t use weapons.

      • Anonymous says:

        So, independence is the answer you say?

    • Question says:

      Why does someone have to “cause the problem”?

    • Anonymous says:

      12.25pm All of the above.

  8. Anonymous says:

    These comments are awful. How is Jamaica (an entirely different country) getting blamed for this? You guys love to have someone to blame so you can’t self-reflect. Yes Jamaica has its issues, but this incident literally had nothing to do with the country or it’s people. Maybe Caymanian parents can start raising their men right and this wouldn’t be happening.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Not a good look for GC. Shootings, fighting for such a small place and no, that doesn’t go on in my neighborhood even though we live in the US. Our neighborhood is quiet. Just like GC used to be. Very sad. Two families torn apart with great loss for an issue that didn’t need to be solved by using a weapon.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Gentrification, inflation, wage stagnation, desperation, greed, selfishness, entitlement, lack of education, embracement of vjolence, loss of trust in institutions.

      Many factors leading to where we find ourselves now. No easy or quick fix.

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      • Anonymous says:

        So absolutely zero responsibility lies with the criminals themselves? Interesting theory. Funny how the majority of people suffer all the same issues but don’t become violent criminal thugs.

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    • Anonymous says:

      2:13, the US had their 306th mass shooting of 2022 over the wekeend…..sit down.

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      • Anonymous says:

        US firearm homicide rates per CDC are 7.5 per 100000. We have had 3 in a population of 70000 in 6 months. Sit down – really?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not in my neighborhood. 8:24. I was just saying GC used to be quiet like my neighborhood still is. It is sad that it is happening. It is sad that it happens anywhere. Cayman is smaller than my hometown.

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    • Anonymous says:

      agreed

  10. Junior says:

    This has been happening now for the last 20 years when church groups insisted they were “ groups” of men and not gangs at all. One by one they are killing themselves and a actually cleaning the island up themselves if you like.
    It wont change until police, government and all agencies are corrupt free and make a stand against turning blind eyes to contraband , guns etc being smuggled on island sometimes by your own people in some cases. Yes your own people.
    Turning a blind eye or smuggling themselves.
    We supposed to have a gun and ammunition sentence in place? Its a joke, lawyers argue mitigation and judges listen and they get half a sentence. 60% later they are out again to kill and worse.
    Get used to it. Y wife is born and bread Caymanian and she won’t even go anywhere after dark for years now. But guess what? She wont say anything against anyone either.
    GET A GRIP CAYMAN! GET A GRIP

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  11. Anonymous says:

    This happened around Jon Jon’s turf, no surprise, becoming just like McBeaterville in West Bay. The police need to approach the minister, he probably knows all about it. High level thugs promote this kind of culture. Is it any surprise that this type of mayhem began a major resurgence after McBeater walked free? Now we have young wannabes as elected members. I’m not trashing Jamaica but the garrison culture has definitely found another home.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Is Jamaica the only place with garrisons?
      These sort of things happened in the 70’s and 80’s. Only difference is we did not have social media or reliable news source back then.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    kind of makes ‘you might be get run over by a bus one day’ redundant, – its twisted what a graduating generation is having to brave themselves through these days

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately the more crime we have here, the more jobs for the friends and associates of law enforcement, security companies, prosecutors et al. The bigger and more complex these organizations become, the More opportunity also for higher wages, promotions, awards and recognitions.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Doubt it was random, deeming it irrelevant.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Gun Square?

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  16. Anonymous says:

    3:26 pm, u r right, 2 many Jamaicans all over these islands. It’s going to get worse, need to put a cap on letting anymore of them come here pronto and send plenty of them home.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Now I know why it took me 30mins to get from Savannah Primary to Countryside yesterday at 7:30pm…

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Why Jamaica?

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    • Anonymous says:

      2.54pm Who do u think brings in the drugs and guns? Who do u think our young people emulate?

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      • Anonymous says:

        “Our” young people? Not “their” young people? You sure about that?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Who do you think buys the guns and drugs from them? And if I start copying someone else’s behaviour, it’s their fault, not mine? Got it. Let’s not take any responsibility for our own choices.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Probably gang or drug-related. Still, very sad.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Killing is senseless irregardless of the motive.

      A we seh dat.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t forget girlfriend related. So many youth dying because they’re so ill prepared for even the most,basic relationships in life. We need to be helping these people with life and leadership skills through school.

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      Baby mama drama

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Anyone agree they should do a better job at tracking and removing these illegal tints?

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    • Spoken Truth says:

      Caymanians has diverted from the people we used to be; a hardworking, God-fearing, respectful, resilient, and moral people. We have traded that all for the instant, follow-fashion, prideful, immoral, materialistic, reprobate and lazy mentality adopted nowadays! Take a good look around see who is like this here and you will clearly see where it came from and who instigated this kind of behaviour. A lot of this is generational curses and cycles not broken…a child lives what he learns. Train up a child in the way he should go and it will not depart from him. I have seen quite a bit in my short life span change in Cayman. Today it’s these young men/women making the wrong decisions, but what are you doing to be sure you or your children/grandchildren/young family members don’t follow into the same traps? Take a good reflective look at you & yours and see what plank you need to remove from your eyes…good change just might save you and your family’s life or freedom!

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      • Caymanian says:

        😂moral ppl? All the half brothers and sisters running around this place and you talking about Christian morals. Hardworking? Compared to who!? What kind of hard work have caymanians ever done BY CHOICE? I’ll wait.

        Resilient maybe but the rest of that is bs. Calm down with all that tourist fluff.

        Morals 😂😂😂😂😂😂

        I love my ppl but we are delusional af and incapable of being honest with ourselves sometimes.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    When Dr. Frank was relevant back in the late 1970s & 80s, he warned about our social decay. Jim Bodden and especially Truman Bodden dismissed him and publicly derided him as a crack pot. Eventually he was broken.

    Chickens coming home now.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What did Dr. Frank say about the time he got shot?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Shhhh

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      • Anonymous says:

        The parrot did it.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Ouch?

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      • Anonymous says:

        It is funny you say he was relevant in the 70s and 80s when more recently (2001-2005) he was a cabinet minister. Remember his low-cost housing scam with the Italians out is Cuba? Did Dr. Frank also warn of corrupt politicians back in the 70s and 89s? Maybe he should have.

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      • Anonymous says:

        02 @ 3:41 pm – By the time Dr. Frank got shot, he was already a broken man. Even when he was a Cabinet member we had missed his best. Remember, Frank had recovered (?) from a mental breakdown induced by years of disregard, insults and demeaning actions from our political leaders of the day. Do you remember (or even know about) when he applied for a job in our Social Services Dept. and Truman Bodden gave him, a qualified sociologist, a job counting aluminum cans in the dump?

        Jim & Truman broke him and we all know why! Truman couldn’t accept that a little black boy from GT could qualify with university degrees from venerable institutes in New York and Germany, and know more about our island’s social development than Truman himself. Cayman racism in action!

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        • Anonymous says:

          What world do you live in. Neither Jim Bodden nor Truman Bodden have anything to do any issues with Dr. Frank. What a fool you are.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Other things ie substance abuse can contribute to mental breakdowns too.

          Not aware of anyone having coke forcefully shoved up their nose.

          So if we are being reflective let’s take ownership for how personal choices contribute to people’s demise.

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        Nothing. Ever.

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      • Anonymous says:

        We will just skip over that little incident

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not a lot.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, ask Dr. Frank why he got shot. Bet he won’t answer. He did not shoot himself, as he alleged.

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    • Anonymous says:

      1:35, Hasn’t it been almost 20yrs since Dr. Frank got shot?

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    • Anonymous says:

      #whoshotdrfrank?

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  22. Elvis says:

    Play stupid games , win stupid prizes yet again.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica s is ruining Cayman big time

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    • Anonymous says:

      You misspelled wealthy developers

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      • Anonymous says:

        But correctly identified their appetite for cheap labor and the exclusion of locals, without regard to the inevitable consequences.

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      • Caymankind says:

        huh? wth do wealthy developers have to do with shootings?!

        and the blanket statement, Jamaica is the problem, is THE PROBLEM!

        You lot love to turn your eye at other nations without realizing how shallow, racist, vulgar and corrupt you truly are. Sickens me to the core to call myself a Caymanian at times.

        Apologies to the few Caymanians and ex-pats that work hard, promote peace and have to live alongside this uncivilized version of Cayman.

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    • Forman says:

      This is true.

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    • Caymanian says:

      Maybe if you spent less time blaming other people for your problems you might actually find a solution.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The solution is the immigration law, which no one in authority reads, except when forced to, and even then, they intentionally misinterpret it to favor their non-Caymanian next of kin.

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        • Caymanian says:

          So in other words, it’s OUR fault. The real solution is for caymanians to get their shit together. Bottom line. If we were doing what we we should be doing, we wouldn’t have any of of these other issues that are only symptoms of the root disease… our greed, laziness and lack of vision.

          Stop blaming other people for the things that WE allow to happen.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What does Jamaica has to do with Cayman and their crime situation? That’s people in Cayman will never learn because it is always another person or country’s problem.

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    • Caymanian says:

      What the hell does Jamaica have to do with two Caymanians?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh just STFU!!!!

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  24. Anonymous says:

    This is a senseless act and now two young Caymanian mens lives are cut short – one by death, the next by prison. This will also affect the lives of everyone around them related or not. Hopefully this doesn’t continue with more blood shed for retaliation

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  25. Anonymous says:

    A lot of blaming. No problem solving.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Easy! Cayman is a rare country to have annual budget surpluses. Shockingly lucky. Solution is quality cameras all over the island like Singapore does. You need high quality cameras that can actually identify the car and track its movement. Issue is will the politicians invest in it. Other obvious improvements is better and more teachers in public school and birth control to stop the cycle of poverty of young Caymanian pregnant with multiple kids and the father is no where to be seen. It starts in the home!!!

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  26. Anonymous says:

    So what, we live by the rule of the jungle now. You rich folks better get those gates reinforced at your exclusive communities. Dr Frank warned that this would happen but no one paid him any mind. Just keep selling out the country and let money rule!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Frank was elected as a Minister.
      Frank stirred the pot.
      Frank didn’t help.
      Frank got shot too.
      Frank didn’t talk.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t you cry babies worry, ,Mr Dart and Mr Shilling will get all this straitened out soon!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Good. Can they start with your spelling?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Stop selling to the highest bidder. Reserve for future generations. Money is the root to all evil.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dart and Schilling might need to watch out for the have nots, because they are helping the extremes between rich and poor, as the middle class gets quickly eroded.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The people who are being allowed to come and stay here is our greatest problem. Thorough investigation/background checks would alleviate most of the problems.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    BT murder before sundown & street figbt in GT downtown. Wild, wild, Cayman holiday weekend fueled by alcohol and violence.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Eventually a stray bullet will injure or kill an innocent bystander. Newbies and tourists should be aware of their surroundings and times of the day now.

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      • Anonymous says:

        10:37, “Eventually a stray bullet will injure or kill an innocent bystander.”

        That already happened a few years ago. A 7yr old was killed at Hell gas station when they were caught in the crossfire of gunmen going after their father.

  28. Lawless Caymanus says:

    If you put your entire law enforcement system in the hands of Jamaicans then you must want Cayman to be Jamaica2.0.

    Like Global Warming, it is almost too late to fix the gangsta culture that pervades Cayman.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The scapegoating of Jamaicans by Caymanians predictable as the sunrise.

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        The destruction of Cayman by Jamaicans is as real as gravity.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Bizarre considering so many young Caymanian men like to act Jam.

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      • Anonymous says:

        And? The drugs, guns, baby-mama culture, failing education system, failed police, relaxed standards on everything from driving to employment, almost all come from…..?????? (and the answer is not Cayman).

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      • Anonymous says:

        Identify the caymanian who has visited or lived in another country and has tried to change or take it over? Can that be said about some of these individuals?

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      • Anonymous says:

        As far as these people are concerned, a Jamaican has never done anything positive in Cayman. Go down the list of criminals and let’s see how many are home grown.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Seems foreigners point fingers at Jamaicans more than Caymanians do.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well, Bodden Town is Little Jamaica anyway,10:53. Full of them.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The 2 young men are considered caymanians. Regardless if one has a jamaican parent. They both born and raise right here. It’s concerning that all they know how to do is rob, murder, lie and cheat their way through life. That’s all to do with how you’re raised and not your nationality.

        Many successful Jamaicans and Caymanians to go around. All are hard working and honest. Let’s reevaluate ourselves first and foremost. We can’t point the finger so easily…we have many issues home grown which have been swept under the country’s rug.

        Mothers and fathers raise your children better than this. Please. Or we will all suffer for many decades to come.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Being born here to a Jamaican parent does not automatically mean you are Caymanian! Just sayin!

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          • Anonymous says:

            The guy who was killed has a very Bodden Town Caymanian mother and ( I believe) an absent from long time Honduran father. Sadly, he has been a very “difficult” individual from the time he was a primary school kid and as an adult he has committed several very serious offences.

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      • Anonymous says:

        How about reserving judgment till you see who got shot and who shot him? That Murfreesboro trial that just completed didn’t feature any Jamaicans.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Too many work permits given out to GANSTERS. They are causing chaos in their own country, so what can we expect here.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Stop handing out Permits and marriage sof convenience, that would be the Answer.

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