Tag: David Baines

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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Speaker sets special meeting for next month

Speaker sets special meeting for next month

| 29/03/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Hopes by opposition members that the speaker of the House would call a much earlier meeting of the Legislative Assembly to debate two motions relating to the management of the police service have been dashed. The speaker has confirmed the parliament will not sit until Wednesday, 13 April, jus [...]

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Local survey finds 79% think Baines should go

Local survey finds 79% think Baines should go

| 24/03/2016 | 55 Comments
(CNS): After just four days of polling for a local survey created to assess public opinion about the police commissioner, more than 500 people have responded and 79% of them say David Baines should go. The results of the survey so far, which asked six questions on the performance of the top cop, do [...]

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Opposition calls for debate over police management

Opposition calls for debate over police management

| 23/03/2016 | 86 Comments
(CNS): The eight opposition members of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly have asked the speaker to call a special meeting of parliament to debate the management of the RCIPS, which they say is in dire need of review. The members want two motions to be addressed at the earliest opportunity and [...]

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CoP admits ‘abject failure’ over home invasion

CoP admits ‘abject failure’ over home invasion

| 22/03/2016 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The increasingly beleaguered police commissioner admitted that the RCIPS had completely failed a victim of a burglary in North Side at the weekend after police took more than 14 hours to respond to a serious crime report. David Baines has reportedly apologised personally to the victim for the [...]

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Survey seeks public opinion on CoP

Survey seeks public opinion on CoP

| 21/03/2016 | 56 Comments
(CNS): Local activist Kent McTaggart has created an online public opinion survey about the performance of Police Commissioner David Baines and is urging people to take part and express their feelings about the job he is doing. The survey opened on Sunday night and by Monday lunchtime it had been com [...]

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Search moves to recovery operation

Search moves to recovery operation

| 11/03/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): After searching almost 2,000 square miles of ocean with no sign of survivors, officials confirmed Friday evening that the RCIPS coordinated search and rescue operation had been declared a recovery. The search for 9-year-old Kanyi and 11-year-old Kamron Brown, their uncle Gary Mullings, Edsel [...]

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Governor to investigate search operation

Governor to investigate search operation

| 10/03/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): As criticisms of the police over the search and rescue operation for two children and three men missing at sea continued, the Cayman Islands governor announced Thursday that she was carrying out an independent review at the request of the police commissioner. Her announcement came just ho [...]

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CoP belittles politician’s complaint

CoP belittles politician’s complaint

| 04/03/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The police commissioner appeared confident Friday that the bumper list of complaints filed against him by opposition MLA Bernie Bush were groundless. David Baines dismissed the more than 20 complaints as nothing more than gossip. Even though the list refers to a number of actual incidents th [...]

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MLA files bumper complaint against CoP

MLA files bumper complaint against CoP

| 03/03/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): West Bay MLA Bernie Bush has filed a complaint with the home affairs ministry, the deputy governor’s office and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office under section 44 of the Public Service Management Law regarding the conduct of Police Commissioner David Baines. In his complaint, the [...]

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