Website launched to open up police commission

| 06/07/2022 | 27 Comments
Cayman News Service
Governor Martyn Roper chairs the PSC

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the launch of the new Police Service Commission (PSC) website will offer accessibility and transparency for the public on the new commission, which was established last year to manage the hiring and firing of senior police officers, as well as the good governance of the RCIPS. The commission had its first meeting in March this year and has held four since then, the last one on 11 April.

While the website is being touted as a way to open up the commission, providing a page for the minutes of meetings, none had been posted by Wednesday morning and the official launch of the site.

The PSC is described as an independent body chaired by the governor with six other members, including several lawyers, the chief officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the UK Overseas Territories Police Adviser.

The new website will provide information to the public about the constitutional section and the associated regulations governing the Police Service Commission, its terms of reference, operations and decisions. Like the RCIPS website, it was designed by Netclues. According to PSC Secretariat Manager Nancy Barnard, it cost CI$9,500.

“I am pleased to see the arrival of the PSC website as it offers accessibility and transparency for those who want to understand more about some of the important decisions made within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS),” Roper said.

The current membership of the commission is:

  • Governor Martyn Roper – Chairman
  • Attorney Richard Coles, a former Attorney General of the Cayman Islands
  • Attorney Richard Barton
  • Attorney Graham Hampson
  • Attorney Lindsey Cacho, a former senior police officer
  • UKOT Police Adviser Andrew Munday
  • CO of PoCS Gloria McField-Nixon
  • Nancy Barnard, PSC Secretariat Manager
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I see they must meet at least twice a year. What’s the urgency? This is another Cayman/British joke.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dont miss the cause by noly discussing the symptom (website). Why does the RCIPS need another oversight body? Runaway train?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Roper should retire early and fire Franz if he is serious about helping these islands

    • Anonymous says:

      Found that out from time all them o/s millions of dollars fees for Permanent Residency were still outstanding – still/most likely not paid but Permanent Residency still being enjoyed! Passports and all issued!

    • Anonymous says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    More fancy words and fluff from leadership that is disconnected from reality. The website is a joke so not a good start

    • Anonymous says:

      The Website was not designed by 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬 in the field of a Web Design. Although they do claim, they are the best.

  5. Merith says:

    This is what happens when CIG procures from the private sector.

    I just can’t understand why the private sector has fallen so far in terms of capability and customer service.

    I can license my car in 10 min but can’t speak to my banker on the phone. Go figure.

    CiG has Happy or Not terminals at it customer service points. Not one private sector company has followed this approach. Why?

    I know the civil service haters won’t like this post. But they will know its factual.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Every website must come with a Search Box/Field/Bar 🔍, usually on the right top side of a screen.
    Where is it? I could not find it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh my. Darvy, I know for a fact that you know website design better than this. Don’t let Jay and Kartik sell you on this kinda crap when you officially take the helm at CSD.

    CNS: The website was not designed by CSD. The commission paid Netclues to do this.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Try to read white text on white ‘moving’ background.

    The site must come with a warning: Searching this site may cause sensory overload. Ask your doctor if such activity is safe for you.

    • Anonymous says:

      White text blends with white uniforms plus the photo image is not still, so I have no idea what is written.
      Moving photo image creates cognitive illusion of self-motion or vection, which is a “sensory conflict condition”. Not sure why digital designers of the website had to do that since it is quite disturbing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    If “busy” environment makes you dizzy, causes vertigo, skip the site-everything is “moving” and “floating” including the useless orange line with dots across the screen.

    P.S. Isn’t it time to remove face mask for a photo op?

    • Anonymous says:

      I do miss printed material- newspapers, books, magazines. Nothing was jumping, moving, floating, flashing, strobing, popping, rolling, appearing,disappearing- just still images.

      Today, in 2022, website creators are trying to squeeze so much on one small screen ignoring (or simply being oblivious of) a very important part of human physiology-the sensory system.

      When your brain is overwhelmed by input, it enters fight, flight, or freeze mode in response to what feels like a crisis, making you feel unsafe or even panicky. In photosensitive people it can even trigger seizures if screen images flick or roll.

      This new website is a perfect example of digital designers ignoring neurological factors beyond sight (Principles of Sensory Design)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Who is responsible for hiring the junior officers? Where are the well trained constables we used to get from the Met? Can we have an exchange so willing and interested Caymanian officers can get a couple of years in the UK as part of their training?

    • Tom says:

      Those officers who “successfully” completed those attachments to UK police services were systematically targeted and removed by the old corrupt guard and treated like outcast and sellouts to the “whiteman” Even the corrupt establishment were afraid of them because of their knowledge and acquired expertise in administration and investigative skill. It’s even more dangerous now with Caribbean contingent they brought here now with their third world corrupt agenda.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh, I know. I saw it happen up close. I understand the continuing damage. I hang my head in shame. They disgust me.

    • Anonymous says:

      ‘Willing and interested Caymanian officers can get a couple of years in the UK as part of their training’

      I would not, for one second, subject Caymanian officers to the toilet bowl that is currently UK policing. To say they would get their eyes opened is an understatement of the highest order.

      A weekend nightshift in Leeds, Liverpool, Glesga, Laahndahn, Madchester or anywhere to be honest, would leave them with a VERY different view of the world!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Another live website with spelling errors that fails to provide the very meeting Minutes it was designed to publish.


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