Tag: Purple Ribbon Bus Service

Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

Cops begin Christmas crackdown on crime

| 03/12/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Police will begin their annual holiday safety operations tomorrow, Friday, with increased visible patrols and community support, as well as intensified road enforcement operations. The goal is to ensure a safe holiday season for members of the public as they do their shopping, travel the roads and enjoy festivities. Acting Superintendent of Uniform Operations […]

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100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

| 12/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops has issued over 100 speeding tickets, another 132 for excessive tint, arrested eleven drunk drivers and eight disqualified and unqualified drivers, and handed out more than 30 other citations for other traffic offenses, as the RCIPS Christmas crackdown gets underway. With Cayman’s mounting traffic troubles and the constant reports of serious road […]

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Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

| 03/01/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made 47 arrests for drinking and driving during the holiday season, but just four of them were on the morning of New Year’s Day. That so few people were caught over the limit and behind the wheel after the night of celebration may be because around 1,400 people made use […]

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Booze board grants blanket extension for NYE

Booze board grants blanket extension for NYE

| 27/12/2018 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board has approved a blanket extension for New Year’s Eve (Monday, 31 December) for all bars, night clubs, restaurant and hotel licensed premises. Officials said that retail, restaurant and hotel licence holders will be permitted to remain open until 4:00am on Tuesday, 1 January, but all alcohol sales must stop at […]

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Machete in car lands WB man in jail

Machete in car lands WB man in jail

| 24/12/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old-man from West Bay spent the night in jail Saturday after police found a machete in his car and arrested him on suspicion of possessing a restricted weapon at night. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that just before 9:00pm, a member of a George Town Business Watch alerted officers out on high […]

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Drivers urged to stay sober behind the wheel

Drivers urged to stay sober behind the wheel

| 21/12/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Since the beginning of December, when police began their Holiday Safety Campaign, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has already made 32 arrests for DUI, with six of those arrested having a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit and in one case over three times the limit. The RCIPS, which supports […]

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Operation Winter Guardian targeting drunk drivers

Operation Winter Guardian targeting drunk drivers

| 06/12/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Drunk drivers will be among the main targets of this year’s annual police holiday safety campaign. The crackdown on crime, particularly on the roads, will get underway this weekend with an increase in high-visibility RCIPS patrols and traffic stops on various roads around the Cayman Islands. Operation Winter Guardian aims to reduce traffic collisions, crack […]

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Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

Drug council seeks final support for NYE bus

| 21/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council said it is still seeking more support to ensure that this year’s Purple Bus service offers a full complement of free buses. The programme, which is in its 16th year, will start at 9pm on New Year’s Eve, and with sponsors for eight buses already secured the service has been […]

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No arrests made on NYE for DUI

No arrests made on NYE for DUI

| 01/02/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS) More than 1,000 people rode the free Purple Ribbon Bus on New Year’s Eve and the National Drug Council said based on police statistics not one person was arrested for drinking and driving on the last night of the year. While the RCIPS has confirmed some road blocks took place on the night, notorious for drunk […]

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NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

NDC issues Purple Bus route for NYE revellers

| 30/12/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Although many residents drive responsibly, there are still people who believe they can drink and then drive safely, despite evidence to the contrary, the National Drug Council said as they reminded residents and visitors who will be out celebrating on New Year’s Eve that the Purple Ribbon Bus will be running on 31 December from 9pm until […]

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Purple Ribbon Bus to take home revelers

Purple Ribbon Bus to take home revelers

| 11/12/2015 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The National Drug Council has managed to secure some sponsorship to support the New Year’s Eve Purple Ribbon Bus Service, which has long been seen as a major contributor to keeping the roads a little safer that night. Officials confirmed that some donors have come forward but with more support they would be able […]

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