Tag: David Baines

Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

Police bosses admitted unfair retirement policy

| 05/07/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Both Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis and the former commissioner, David Baines, thought that the controversial retirement policy in the RCIPS that forced local officers to retire at 55 while their colleagues from the UK got to stay on the job until 60 was discriminatory, the court he [...]

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Cops retirement discrimination case opens

Cops retirement discrimination case opens

| 26/10/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A class action brought by around a dozen police and former police officers who say the Royal Cayman Islands Police Association discriminated against them due to both age and nationality opened in Grand Court Tuesday before Justice Robin McMillan. Arguing on behalf of the police officers in t [...]

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Lawyer seeks details on officials dodging duty

Lawyer seeks details on officials dodging duty

| 10/06/2016 | 84 Comments
(CNS): A local attorney on a mission to seek out and expose senior law enforcement officials who are not meeting their obligations under the law stepped up the pressure this week with a very specific request. Peter Polack has asked the Lands and Survey Department if Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, w [...]

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Premier accuses Bridger of extortion

Premier accuses Bridger of extortion

| 08/06/2016 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has accused the former head of the corruption probe into the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service of blackmail. Following two letters sent to McLaughlin by Martin Bridger, who continues to be engaged in various legal issues relating to the fallout of Operation Tempura, [...]

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Anguilla police boss replaces Baines in BVI probe

Anguilla police boss replaces Baines in BVI probe

| 08/06/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The former Cayman Islands commissioner of police, who had been heading up a 19-month police corruption enquiry in the British Virgin Islands, has been replaced by the police commissioner from Anguilla, Paul Morrison. In a statement to the local media, the BVI police said Morrison would take o [...]

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CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

CoP shortlisting ‘soon come’

| 23/05/2016 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The governor’s office has confirmed that more than 50 people have applied for the post of commissioner of police, despite claims that the circumstances surrounding the current top cop’s departure would deter candidates. Among the applicants is at least one Caymanian but officials have not [...]

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UK coastguard to conduct search review

UK coastguard to conduct search review

| 21/04/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins from the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed to conduct an independent review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s response to a search and rescue report and the subsequent operation in March after five people were reported mis [...]

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Governor begins search for top cops

Governor begins search for top cops

| 18/04/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The recruitment process for a new RCIPS commissioner of police and a deputy commissioner has begun and the governor’s office has placed adverts in the local print media and posted the vacancies on the government website. With mounting political and public criticism, the current CoP, Dav [...]

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US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

US agencies decline request to review search & rescue

| 08/04/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The United States Coast Guard and the US National Transport Safety Board have turned down requests from the Cayman Islands governor to undertake the review of the RCIPS handling of the recent search and rescue operation in which five people, including two young children, lost their lives. The [...]

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Premier blames opposition for CoP’s costly departure

Premier blames opposition for CoP’s costly departure

| 29/03/2016 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The premature departure of the police commissioner has proved an expensive exercise and compounded leadership problems, the premier has said, as he pointed the finger of blame at the opposition benches. Alden McLaughlin said he had been in discussions with the governor regarding matters of co [...]

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Baines to quit one year early

Baines to quit one year early

| 29/03/2016 | 148 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner David Baines is to quit his post one year before his contract expires but the governor’s office has confirmed that the beleaguered RCIPS boss will still be paid until the end of his contract next June.  In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the governor offered her [...]

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