Tag: Kurt Walton

Another illegal gun found during traffic stop

Another illegal gun found during traffic stop

| 07/05/2024

(CNS): The police have seized another unlicensed gun after stopping two cars on Mary Street in George Town in the early hours of Sunday morning. Two West Bay men, aged 24 and 27, have now been charged and are expected in court today in relation to the discovery of the loaded weapon. Police Commissioner Kurt […]

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RCIPS seeking police recruits in new campaign

RCIPS seeking police recruits in new campaign

| 01/05/2024 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has begun the search for new recruits and is calling for applications from young Caymanians who are interested in joining the RCIPS as constables. Recruitment is open to all Caymanians and permanent residents with the right to work between 18 and 40. The search comes at a time […]

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Crashes increased 11% in 2023 but death toll fell

Crashes increased 11% in 2023 but death toll fell

| 26/04/2024 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Fewer people were killed on the roads in the Cayman Islands in 2023 than in 2022, but the number of collisions increased by around 11%, with police recording an average of 61 crashes per week. According to statistics released by the RCIPS this week, nine people died on the roads last year compared to […]

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Robbers and thieves push up 2023 crime rate by 3.9%

Robbers and thieves push up 2023 crime rate by 3.9%

| 25/04/2024 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Overall crime increased in 2023 by 3.9% when compared to the previous year, largely as a result of acquisitive crimes such as theft, burglary and robbery, the RCIPS confirmed Wednesday after releasing the crime and traffic statistics for last year. While serious violent crime fell slightly, gun crime remains a significant problem. In a […]

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Football shooting suspects released on police bail

Football shooting suspects released on police bail

| 04/03/2024

(CNS): The two West Bay men, aged 24 and 40, who were arrested on Friday and Saturday in connection with the shooting at the Ed Bush Field on Sunday, 25 February, have been released on bail, pending further investigation, the RCIPS confirmed and asked for the public’s patience as the investigation continues. After an arrest, […]

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Local demand for drugs fuelling gun smuggling

Local demand for drugs fuelling gun smuggling

| 03/03/2024 | 116 Comments

(CNS): There are at least 90 illegal guns currently on the streets of the Cayman Islands that police know about, it was revealed at a meeting about the escalating violence held in West Bay Wednesday night, and senior RCIPS officers and politicians drew a link between the demand for drugs and the smuggling of firearms. […]

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Football match shooting hits headlines around the world

Football match shooting hits headlines around the world

| 27/02/2024 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ reputation as a safe place to live and work or take a vacation took a serious battering on Monday when, within a matter of hours, news of the shooting at the Ed Bush Stadium during a premier league football match Sunday night began hitting the headlines. All of the major US […]

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Gang tensions behind football stadium shooting

Gang tensions behind football stadium shooting

| 26/02/2024 | 123 Comments

(CNS): Police are working on the theory that heightened gang tensions are behind the shocking but targeted shooting last night at the Ed Bush football field in West Bay, where seven people were hit. Two George Town gangs are believed to have joined up with one of two long-standing gangs in West Bay in a […]

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CoP rolls out new three-year plan for RCIPS

CoP rolls out new three-year plan for RCIPS

| 21/02/2024 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has published a new strategic plan that will guide its goals over the next three years, which Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton said would use “innovative approaches aimed at transformative change”. As Walton makes his mark as the leader of a police service in which he has served for more than three […]

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Death or jail awaits gangsters, warns CoP Walton

Death or jail awaits gangsters, warns CoP Walton

| 29/01/2024 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton has warned local gangsters that the current tit-for-tat violence and increase in tensions will only end in their death or being locked up if they do not stop. After another man was shot multiple times in the stomach on Friday morning in West Bay, Walton said that anyone who […]

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CIG seeks shift in driving culture to end road deaths

CIG seeks shift in driving culture to end road deaths

| 22/11/2023 | 113 Comments

(CNS): With tens of thousands of cars being imported into the Cayman Islands every year and a rapidly growing population driving around on an inadequate network, Cayman’s roads have become increasingly dangerous. As a result, the government has launched a National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) with the aim of eliminating serious crashes within the next […]

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