Tag: Derek Byrne

DPP denies wrongly influencing case

DPP denies wrongly influencing case

| 18/07/2019

(CNS): Patrick Moran, the acting director of public prosecutions, has denied that one of his prosecutors acted improperly over a criminal case that was recently heard in Summary Court, in which a Cayman Airways pilot dodged a conviction after she was charged with DUI and assaulting a police officer. The case stirred up some concerns […]

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Demands for CoP to step into land dispute

Demands for CoP to step into land dispute

| 07/07/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): An ongoing land dispute that has arisen between two private home owners in West Bay has become a community battle and residents in the district are demanding that Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne step in and restore the legal right of way that former Cabinet minister Mike Adam has to his home after his […]

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Cayman needs to be alert to people-trafficking

Cayman needs to be alert to people-trafficking

| 28/05/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said Cayman Islands law enforcement agencies need to be alert to the issue of people-trafficking, even though it is not as much of an issue here yet as it is elsewhere in the region. Following a number of recent court cases indicating that human trafficking may be the underlying […]

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Regional top cops meet to coordinate crime fight

Regional top cops meet to coordinate crime fight

| 22/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is hosting the 34th annual Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference this week with a focus on cyber crime. The event, which is being held at the Marriott and was opened by Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday, is aimed at fostering more collaboration between regional police services to tackle modern […]

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Analysts to help RCIPS report clean-up rates

Analysts to help RCIPS report clean-up rates

| 15/05/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Two expert crime analysts will be joining the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service shortly to help the police understand their detection rates, which, in addition to current information on crime levels, will show the public how successful the RCIPS is at solving crimes. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne explained that crime reduction and prevention rates […]

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CoP denies using chopper as personal taxi

CoP denies using chopper as personal taxi

| 03/05/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has denied allegations that appeared on social media Thursday that he used the new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter to take trips overseas in order to receive an award and attend a funeral. He said the chopper was recently scheduled for a training session over mountains in Jamaica, so […]

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Burglaries fell to historic low in 2018

Burglaries fell to historic low in 2018

| 01/05/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The number of reported burglaries in the Cayman Islands fell dramatically last year compared to 2017, according to comprehensive statistics released by the police Wednesday. The annual crime figures show that burglary was down across the board by 36.5% in 2018, from 510 the previous year to an 18-year low of 324. While crime […]

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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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Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

Manderson backs CoP’s move to recruit residents

| 13/08/2018 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has backed a move by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to recruit foreign residents for entry-level positions to the RCIPS after the opposition called on him to prevent the change in policy. Manderson said that locals would still be given priority, even though the criteria have been broadened. CoP Byrne revealed […]

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Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

Juvenile crime raises concern for cops

| 30/07/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are concerned about the current spike in serious crime being perpetrated by young people across the islands. Meeting with residents in North Side last week, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and officers from the district said the increase in juvenile crime is directly associated with youngsters being out of school […]

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