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Poor driving major issue for police

Poor driving major issue for police

| 15/01/2020 | 107 Comments

(CNS): The number of cars on the road, tourists unfamiliar with driving on the left, a legacy of poorly engineered roads, too many foreign licence holders, or even a lack of enforcement have all been blamed for the traffic chaos the Cayman Islands is enduring, but the police say it’s all about poor driving. Inspector […]

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Men charged in gun point rape

Men charged in gun point rape

| 15/01/2020

(CNS): Two men from East End are facing a list of serious charges over allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman on 30 December at gunpoint. The men, aged 29 and 26, are said to have used a firearm to threaten their victim and force her to perform sexual acts. Police have not revealed the […]

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Man abducts woman at knife-point

Man abducts woman at knife-point

| 14/01/2020

(CNS): A 21-year-old man has been charged with a list of offences, including abduction, after he forced a woman into his vehicle at knife-point last Thursday, 9 January, and drove off with her to the Morgan’s Harbour area of West Bay. Police say that the victim had left work at another location when she was […]

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300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

300 crashes on Cayman’s roads in December

| 03/01/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The police have confirmed that they recorded around 300 crashes during the month-long holiday safety campaign, code name Operation Azurite Two, and arrested more than 50 drunk drivers, including two early on New Year’s Day. Over 1,300 tickets were also issued during December for offenses such as speeding, illegal tint and using mobile phones […]

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Police deal with almost 1,000 traffic offences

Police deal with almost 1,000 traffic offences

| 27/12/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Since the start of December the RCIPS traffic unit has recorded almost 1,000 traffic violations, ranging from DUIs to illegal tint, as they pursue this year’s holiday crackdown. The safety campaign will continue into the New Year, police said, with intensified road enforcement operations, including an increase in traffic stops and high visibility patrols. […]

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Armed robber strikes in parking lot

Armed robber strikes in parking lot

| 23/12/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An armed robber made off with cash and a mobile phone Thursday night, police have now revealed. The stick-up happened shortly after 10:00pm off Spruce Lane, in the Courts Road area of George Town. according to an RCIPS press release circulated Monday, four days after the incident. The robbery took place in the parking […]

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RCIPS opens regional cyber-crime centre

RCIPS opens regional cyber-crime centre

| 18/12/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A new Digital Forensics Hub, co-funded by the UK’s National Crime Agency, has opened in the Cayman Islands to help in the fight against cyber-crime and online sexual abuse across the region. Launched on Wednesday, this RCIPS state-of-the-art hub will be used to combat child sexual exploitation and other forms of criminality perpetrated online […]

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Police call for bar killing witnesses

Police call for bar killing witnesses

| 13/12/2019

(CNS): Officers investigating the killing of Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge (36) outside a George Town Bar are urging people who were in the area at the time to come forward and help the inquiry. Wannukawatta-Waduge, who was from Sri Lanka, died after he was assaulted at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early […]

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Man stabbed in bar brawl

Man stabbed in bar brawl

| 11/12/2019

(CNS): A man is in hospital suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries following yet another stabbing outside a bar during a brawl. Police have arrested two West Bay men, aged 41 and 42, who are currently in custody. The fight was said to have happened at about 9pm Tuesday evening in the parking lot of […]

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Boat captain charged with manslaughter

Boat captain charged with manslaughter

| 11/12/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: A 36-year-old man from Prospect, who was captaining a boat that smashed into a smaller vessel in the North Sound this summer, killing two men and badly injuring a woman on board, has been charged. Sean McDonald who was behind the wheel of the Pepper Jelly, a white 32-foot Scarab centre console boat […]

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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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