Tag: Derek Byrne

Arrest made in gambling shop murder

Arrest made in gambling shop murder

| 28/04/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of Harry Elliott (62) at a George Town illegal gambling shop on School Road Monday evening. The suspect, one of around six men that the police believe are at the core of a criminal gang behind the current spate of gun violence, was given […]

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Police still not revealing detection rates

Police still not revealing detection rates

| 01/04/2022 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The latest crime statistics published by the RCIPS this week show that crime remains relatively stable in the Cayman Islands, with the figures for 2021 reflecting a less than 4% increase over 2020. But while the police can tell the country exactly how many burglaries, sexual assaults and robberies took place last year, they […]

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Fifth road victim of year dies in hospital

Fifth road victim of year dies in hospital

| 31/03/2022 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Brendon Lee Gayle (25), who was involved in a serious collision on Mangrove Avenue last week, has died in hospital. Police said Gayle, who is from Jamaica, died on Tuesday, five days after the crash, which happened in the early hours of Thursday, 24 March, and is the fifth person this year to die […]

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Shots fired during gas station armed robbery

Shots fired during gas station armed robbery

| 30/03/2022 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A gunman fired his weapon into the air as he entered the Esso gas station on Dorcy Drive shortly after 10pm Tuesday night before demanding cash from a customer. He was one of two men who had arrived at the scene on a motorbike and afterwards they both left on the bike. The robbery […]

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Court orders CoP to give back officers’ vacation

Court orders CoP to give back officers’ vacation

| 16/02/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The police commissioner’s move to change the policy on shift patterns for uniform officers in the RCIPS that effectively deprived many of them of a chunk of their annual leave entitlement was unlawful, a court has found. The police association and two named officers challenged the policy under a judicial review, in particular the […]

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More resources going to traffic, says CoP

More resources going to traffic, says CoP

| 07/12/2021 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne told politicians during Finance Committee on Tuesday that more police resources are going to be diverted to the traffic unit in 2022 in order to get to grips with the increasingly “erratic and dangerous driving” being seen on the roads.

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Breachers caught playing dominoes, says CoP

Breachers caught playing dominoes, says CoP

| 09/09/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): With the news of more than 50 people breaching isolation protocols in August, Commissioner of Police David Byrne has reminded people of the dangers of COVID-19, noting that most of these cases involved residents going to visit travellers rather than the travellers leaving their place of quarantine.

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Suspect charged in Vic’s Bar mass shooting

Suspect charged in Vic’s Bar mass shooting

| 22/07/2021

(CNS) UPDATED: The 36-year-old man arrested last Friday at an address in the Lower Valley area of Bodden Town has been charged with murder, five counts of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the mass shooting at Vic’s Bar in George Town on 9 July. Ezekiel Carter appeared in Summary […]

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Panton calls for meeting with CoP

Panton calls for meeting with CoP

| 09/07/2021 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has asked Governor Martyn Roper to invite members of Parliament to an emergency meeting with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to brief them on the recent spate of gun violence on Grand Cayman. The shootings began last month and in the space a week escalated to two murders and eight other people […]

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Traffic remains key issue for cops

Traffic remains key issue for cops

| 13/05/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Poor behaviour by drivers as well as the amount of traffic on the roads that is fuelling the Cayman Islands’ high per capita crash rate will continue to be major issues for the police, senior RCIPS officers said at a press briefing Wednesday, when the annual statistics for road collisions, offences and fatalities in […]

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Crime dips 12% due to COVID-19 lockdown

Crime dips 12% due to COVID-19 lockdown

| 12/05/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Crime in 2020 appears to have declined by 12.8%, according to the RCIPS’ annual statistics. But the true crime picture has been distorted, given that the Cayman Islands endured a period of complete and then partial lockdown during the second and third quarter of the year. Police at that time were able to stop […]

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