Tag: Cayman Islands Coast Guard

Coastguard to manage Stingray City

Coastguard to manage Stingray City

| 27/11/2019 | 107 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has been given the remit to patrol and manage Stingray City to try and address the overcrowding as well as growing reports about the anti-social and sometimes criminal behaviour of boaters and operators at Cayman’s number one tourist attraction.

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New police chopper touches down at ORIA

New police chopper touches down at ORIA

| 21/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The new RCIPS helicopter, an Airbus 145, arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport Thursday afternoon. It was fast-tracked after the existing police chopper was taken out of service and sent for maintenance, having been damaged in a crash landing due to a technical fault last month. The new machine will not only fill the […]

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New chopper expected in days

New chopper expected in days

| 13/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter is being fast-tracked to arrive in the Cayman Islands sooner than expected, after the existing machine was damaged recently in a crash landing at the airport. The new chopper, which is being jointly funded by the Cayman and UK governments and […]

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UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

UK backs CIG plans for new multi-use chopper

| 31/10/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper may have arrived in the Cayman Islands at a time when the relationship between the UK government and the local administration is strained, but he has come with some good news over expanding the RCIPS Air Operations Unit and adding a new multi-use helicopter. Speaking to the media on his first […]

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Coast guard to get new chopper

Coast guard to get new chopper

| 28/08/2018 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Government is planning significant investment in the new Cayman Islands Coast Guard, it was revealed Monday when Premier Alden McLaughlin told the press that his administration is considering buying a new helicopter to help its mission. He said he hoped to “go further” than merely upgrading the existing RCIPS chopper to meet the needs […]

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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 | 40 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 both the immigration and customs […]

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NSC backs gun amnesty and safety officers

NSC backs gun amnesty and safety officers

| 12/04/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to begin a gun amnesty this month after this was agreed to during Tuesday’s National Security Council meeting. Chairing his first NSC meeting, Governor Anwar Choudhury steered officials towards and approved a number of crime fighting measures, including the adoption of Community Safety Officers — civilian wardens […]

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Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

| 16/03/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is moving ahead with the plans for a national border force, merging the enforcement elements of immigration and customs. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that when it is complete, the country will have a single border force agency with staff trained to better protect the sea and airports and to focus […]

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