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Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

| 21/05/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS’ two helicopters remains in the United States, where it has been since before the current health crisis, and the other is due for routine maintenance and must be sent off-island for two weeks in June. However, the gap in police support left by the absence of these two machines will […]

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Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

| 20/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last year, it is continuing with an intensive training programme for all stakeholders. Trainers for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) visited earlier this month to guide supervisors here through […]

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Drone found near airport runway

Drone found near airport runway

| 14/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has said a disabled drone was discovered last week within the perimeter of Owen Roberts International Airport very near to the runway. Officials said the operation of a drone so close to arriving and departing aircraft is both illegal and extremely irresponsible. But this is not […]

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Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

| 12/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Over 100 civil servants have received training over the last month to help them detect and tackle fraud and corruption in government. Facilitated by consulting firm KPMG, the training aimed to provide a better understanding of the internal controls needed to prevent both, officials said. Participants included staff involved in the areas of accounting, […]

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New cop chopper touches down at ORIA

New cop chopper touches down at ORIA

| 08/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The new police helicopter arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday, which will increase the capability of the RCIPS to carry out search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection. This second Airbus H145 is replacing the EC135 helicopter, which crash landed earlier this year due to a technical fault, damaging it beyond […]

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Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

| 26/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has begun the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, with a focus this year on sexual violence. Cayman is far from immune from this global scourge and the associated blurring of lines around sexual consent, victim blaming and excusing perpetrators. According to police statistics, they have dealt with […]

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Peek at financial crime used to raise awareness

Peek at financial crime used to raise awareness

| 12/11/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Cases of financial crime with Cayman connections, especially when related to the offshore sector, have historically remained largely under wraps here. But in a new report, “Money Laundering Typologies and Trends”, the authorities use examples of suspicious behaviour and real criminality that have touched Cayman as a way of helping people in relevant industries […]

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Speed check radar coming to WB road

Speed check radar coming to WB road

| 05/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced plans to introduce speed check radar signs on the West Bay Road and some other locations where excessive speeding is prevalent. Speaking at the National Roads Authority’s recent road safety conference, the minister responsible for roads, Joey Hew, said that studies have shown that drivers will slow down 80% of […]

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CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

| 04/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has called for Jamaica to lead a regional challenge against the United States’ lax gun laws, which is allowing illegal trafficking of weapons in the Caribbean. Speaking in the neighbouring island recently, CJ Smellie said that tabling a resolution at the United Nations signed by regional leaders would […]

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Safety officers take to streets

Safety officers take to streets

| 21/10/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As the RCIPS launches its new Community Safety Officers (CSOs) branch, eleven men and women have completed their induction course and will begin patrolling their communities next month. These recruits are not police officers but civilian wardens tasked with identifying issues of concern and helping to bridge the gap between the police and public. […]

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Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

Police battle rogue ‘brunch’ drivers

| 17/10/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has said that it has received numerous complaints about rogue driving, which is increasing the current traffic chaos. The police also raised concerns yet again over drunk drivers, in particular, drivers who attend Sunday brunches, consuming “an exorbitant amount of alcoholic beverages” and then driving home. Drinking and driving is now a […]

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