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Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

| 05/12/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Holiday traffic safety operations are already underway with intensified road enforcement operations, the RCIPS has said, and it will continue throughout the season and into the new year. In the first five days of this month police have already arrested seven drivers for DUI, two of whom were [...]

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Neighbourhood watch cuts crime in canal community

Neighbourhood watch cuts crime in canal community

| 03/12/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Snug Harbour Neighbourhood Watch Committee and residents have reported a drop in crime in their community after creating the neighbourhood watch six months ago in the wake of a surge in burglaries in the waterfront residential area. On Sunday residents and watchers met with their MLA Joe [...]

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Crimestoppers tipster collects $3k for help catching crook

Crimestoppers tipster collects $3k for help catching crook

| 03/12/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): While some say crime doesn’t pay, Cayman Crime Stoppers says it can for those who help catch criminals, as one person in the Cayman Islands recently found after receiving US$3,000 for his or her help last month in catching a local crook who was wanted for numerous offences. The payout i [...]

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Police building closer ties with community, says CoP

Police building closer ties with community, says CoP

| 28/11/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has pointed to the importance of linking and communicating directly with the public in order to fight crime and create safer communities in the Cayman Islands. Developing a community policing strategy has been an important focus for the RCIPS this year, and as [...]

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Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

| 05/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Almost three years after the former Health Services Authority board chair, Canover Watson, was convicted of massive fraud in the CarePay case, officials said in a press release that the HSA is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all areas of its operations and had conduc [...]

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Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

Miller: Gambling bill poor solution to wrong problem

| 31/10/2018 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear he will not be supporting the government’s plans to amend the gambling law because be believes the draconian move is a hopeless solution to the wrong problem that will be fraught with challenges. Ezzard Miller told CNS it was time to legalise and [...]

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Clampdown coming on illegal ‘numbers’ racket

Clampdown coming on illegal ‘numbers’ racket

| 25/10/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government posted a flurry of legislation to its Gazettes website Wednesday, ahead of next month’s Legislative Assembly meeting, including a bill that will increase the penalties for illegal gambling, as the authorities move to clamp down on a growing problem that fue [...]

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CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

| 27/08/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Government has confirmed that Caymanians will be heading up the Customs and Border Control Agency and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard as the two new units begin to take shape. The current collector of customs, Charles Clifford, will be the director of the new border agency, which will oversee [...]

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Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

| 20/08/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Amendments to the Penal Code that government hopes to steer through the Legislative Assembly at next month’s meeting on Cayman Brac have been welcomed by the police, as they say it will help them and prosecutors convict sexual predators and abusers who groom young victims. The Penal Cod [...]

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Police expand recruitment drive to non-locals

Police expand recruitment drive to non-locals

| 09/08/2018 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is extending the current recruitment drive period and opening it up to applicants who have been legally resident on the islands for at least four years. Although the recruitment drive was originally for Caymanian and permanent residents only, Police Com [...]

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Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are concerned about the current spike in serious crime being perpetrated by young people across the islands. Meeting with residents in North Side last week, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and officers from the district said the increase in juvenil [...]

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