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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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Gun control must be priority, say activists

Gun control must be priority, say activists

| 26/07/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Local activists are calling on the authorities to prioritise gun control in the Cayman Islands and implement more initiatives and intervention programmes to prevent young men from being lured into gun crime. George Roper, a reformed ‘lifer’ at HMP Northward who now works with you [...]

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Activist calls for proactive approach to crime

Activist calls for proactive approach to crime

| 19/07/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Former government social worker Michael Myles, who is a vociferous advocate for a more proactive approach to tackling the causes of crime at an earlier stage, is calling on the current administration to intervene with vulnerable children and young people before they go off the rails. In the f [...]

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Seven cars broken into in one day in WB

Seven cars broken into in one day in WB

| 18/07/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Police are warning car owners to lock their cars after officers in West Bay responded to seven reports of vehicle break-ins on Tuesday. Property was stolen in only one of the cases but all of the vehicles involved had their windows smashed. The first report came in just after 7:20am from Cour [...]

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New beat cops join EE and NS teams

New beat cops join EE and NS teams

| 18/07/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says that two new beat officers have joined their Community Policing Department to cover the districts of East End and North Side and that they will be based at the local sub-stations. Both MLAs in those districts have advocated for years to get permane [...]

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Amnesty nets 18 guns and nearly 900 bullets

Amnesty nets 18 guns and nearly 900 bullets

| 04/07/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Senior officers at the RCIPS were lauding the success of last month’s firearms amnesty on Wednesday, as they showed off the weapons and rounds of ammunition that were handed in to police as a result of the month-long clemency period. Throughout the month, 18 firearms and 896 bullets we [...]

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Five days to go as amnesty attracts more guns

Five days to go as amnesty attracts more guns

| 25/06/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): With less than one week to go before the end of the current firearms amnesty, another two weapons and much more ammunition have been turned in. Police said that more than 460 rounds of ammunition and 11 weapons have now been handed in. So far, three handguns and eight rifles have been taken [...]

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Police patrol cars light-up with upgrade

Police patrol cars light-up with upgrade

| 25/06/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS has begun replacing the emergency lights on its vehicles with an upgraded version that is designed to increase the visibility of police when on patrol. Portions of these new lights will remain on permanently when the vehicle is on the road, making them easier to see and, police hop [...]

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