Tag: David Baines

No evidence cops involved in lock-up break-in

No evidence cops involved in lock-up break-in

| 14/03/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has said that there is no evidence to support previous allegations made by former police commissioner David Baines that corrupt officers were involved in the break-in at the police lock-up in the George Town Police Station yard in 2015. Almost 60 kilos of cocaine and ganja were stolen from […]

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Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

Bush files US action to see BOT adviser’s emails

| 29/01/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly is not giving up on his efforts to sue government for what he has always maintained were trumped-up charges designed to drum him out of office when he was premier. Lawyers acting for McKeeva Bush have filed an application in Florida’s Southern District court asking for a subpoena to be […]

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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 heard last week. When attorney Jeffrey Jupp […]

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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 their human rights challenge, Attorney Jeffrey Jupp said […]

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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, who owns a number of […]

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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, the premier said the former Scotland Yard officer […]

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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 over from David Baines following his retirement as […]

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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 given any further details ahead of the shortlisting process, […]

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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 missing. The governor’s office released the news Thursday morning and said […]

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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, David Baines, submitted his resignation last month and is […]

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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 governor’s office has said that it […]

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