Tag: Derek Byrne

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

Ten bikers show up for legal initiative

| 06/12/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Following the joint effort of local opposition politicians, dirt bike fans and the RCIPS, a legal off-road motorbike gathering was organised in George Town on Sunday but it failed to attract significant numbers. Police managed the event in the Industrial Park area, where officers set up a roa [...]

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CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

| 30/11/2017 | 124 Comments
(CNS): The police commissioner has warned that strong-arm tactics and enforcement will not solve the growing problem on Grand Cayman of illegal and dangerous motorbike activity. Derek Byrne released a statement Thursday about the events of last Sunday and said that the goal to curb the problem was [...]

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Illegal bikers charge cop road block

Illegal bikers charge cop road block

| 27/11/2017 | 400 Comments
(CNS): As many as one hundred people riding motorbikes charged at a police road block Sunday, throwing bottles and steering towards officers, as the RCIPS attempted to stop an unsanctioned across-island bike event. Senior police said it was “pure luck that someone was not killed”, when the gang [...]

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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

RCIPS failed victims in child abuse cases

| 01/09/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Two cases of serious and historic child sexual abuse will probably never go to court as a result of police bungling and delays, a situation that was uncovered by an external review of the RCIPS Family Support Unit’s handing of child abuse cases. Another case of the same nature that was flag [...]

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Premier promises cops all the cash they need

Premier promises cops all the cash they need

| 31/07/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is expected to receive a boost to the annual budget this year after the premier promised at a public meeting last week to properly fund it and the police commissioner said the RCIPS was in a growth phase. Government will be funding a new Community Beat [...]

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US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

| 10/07/2017
(CNS): David Dean Meadors, a 52-year-old American businessman who was arrested by customs officers after they found a large quantity of ammunition in a shipping container and two guns at his home has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The man who is in the process of building a r [...]

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Police go after homeless in GT squat

Police go after homeless in GT squat

| 05/07/2017
(CNS): The police have arrested five people who were living in a squat in the Rock Hole area of George Town. Three men, aged 63, 53 and 24, and two woman, aged 40 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of several offenses following a raid early Sunday morning. Police said they were joined by immigration [...]

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Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

| 05/06/2017
(CNS): Police and customs officers have arrested five people, including a local customs officer, three Venezuelan nationals and a woman from West Bay, in a suspected drug ring. During a joint RCIPS and customs raid just after 7pm on Friday evening  (2 June), cash and cocaine were seized at a Geor [...]

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Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

Premier commits to 60% cut in gun smuggling

| 11/05/2017 | 156 Comments
(CNS): The premier has committed to investing “whatever it takes” into police resources and the creation of a national coast-guard to fight the rising gun crime in the Cayman Islands. Alden McLaughlin has said that if the Progressives are returned to office in two weeks time, one of the prioriti [...]

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Cop at scene of crash victim of vandals

Cop at scene of crash victim of vandals

| 04/05/2017 | 107 Comments
(CNS): The police officer who was first on the scene at the horrific road smash in East End on Tuesday night after he followed the black Honda Accord has become the victim of vandals. The RCIPS have started an investigation into the case of criminal damage after the officer’s private car parked a [...]

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