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Officials step up prison rehab efforts

Officials step up prison rehab efforts

| 20/10/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are now training to fill some of Cayman’s major skills gaps for technical jobs that are in the highest demand, from air-conditioning repair to carpentry. One of the biggest problems with the criminal justice system is the recidivism of offenders, given the barriers they face finding work when they leave […]

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CoP: Knife crime linked to boozy nightlife

CoP: Knife crime linked to boozy nightlife

| 04/09/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Police will be making greater use of stop and search powers and encouraging the authorities to tighten liquor licence regulations to tackle an increase in knife crime around bars and clubs, RCIPS Commissioner Derek Byrne has said. So far this year there have been 169 crimes involving bladed weapons. Over the past week or […]

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Cops help security guards fight crime

Cops help security guards fight crime

| 26/08/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Community Policing Unit recently held a five-day Crime Prevention Workshop for security guards, where topics included defining their role, robbery awareness and deterring crime through environmental design. The workshop was hosted by Sergeant Cornelius Pompey and Constable Christopher Donaldson, who talked to staff of National Security Services about what part they can […]

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Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

| 11/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS) The RCIPS Air Operations Unit is back to full capacity after both of the helicopters have been serviced and spruced up ready for what is usually the busier part of the hurricane season. The newest H145 arrived back home last month and is now fitted with weather radar, daylight and thermal imaging camera, Nightsun […]

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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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