Tag: RCIPS Air Operations Unit

CoP: Cayman complying with curfew

CoP: Cayman complying with curfew

| 27/03/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said that, on the whole, the community is being compliant with the curfew and crime is also stable across the Cayman Islands with no spikes. Police are out in large numbers, making for high visibility, including support from the RCIPS helicopter. There were two burglaries on Wednesday night but […]

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Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

| 18/03/2020

(CNS): Three Jamaican men were charged last week with possession of and trying to import ganja into the Cayman Islands after the canoe they were on was interdicted by marine cops. On 12 March the RCIPS helicopter, which was on proactive patrol, spotted the boat with the men on board around 30-40 miles from Grand […]

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RCIPS chopper delivers medicine for stranded ship

RCIPS chopper delivers medicine for stranded ship

| 16/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter transported emergency medical supplies on Saturday for a transatlantic cruise ship that is stuck 25 miles off the coast of the Bahamas with five confirmed coronavirus cases on board, four crew and one passenger, and at least 40 people in isolation. The MS Braemar, which has 681 passengers, most of whom […]

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New cop chopper touches down at ORIA

New cop chopper touches down at ORIA

| 08/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The new police helicopter arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday, which will increase the capability of the RCIPS to carry out search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection. This second Airbus H145 is replacing the EC135 helicopter, which crash landed earlier this year due to a technical fault, damaging it beyond […]

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Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

| 14/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The 34-year-old man from West Bay and 35-year-old man from George Town arrested early Saturday morning have both been charged with importing and possessing ganja with intent to supply. The men were netted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit which found around 400lbs ganja, with an estimated street value of CI$400,000, aboard […]

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Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

Chopper providing vital assistance to Bahamas

| 10/09/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter, which was deployed to the Bahamas last week to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, flew 21 flights in the first three days, according to the RCIPS. The H145 helicopter is based in Nassau, from where the two crews, working round the clock, […]

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Medivac training diverts to real crash

Medivac training diverts to real crash

| 09/07/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Paramedic Shawn Kelly from the HSA took to the skies in the police chopper with the RCIPS Air Operations Unit crew on Saturday morning in a familiarisation exercise, but it wasn’t long before the training deployment turned into a real emergency. During the flight the helicopter received a report about a serious crash in […]

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Police chopper saves lives

Police chopper saves lives

| 07/07/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter is continuing its work to save lives as well as interdict drug smugglers and other criminals. During the last two weeks of June the chopper was involved in six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands: including two on 17 June and four during the following week. A heart […]

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RCIPS chopper heads to US for damage assessment

RCIPS chopper heads to US for damage assessment

| 23/05/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The fate of the first Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter hangs in the balance as it is on its way to Louisiana, via Texas, to find out whether or not it can be repaired. The helicopter was wrapped and delivered to the George Town dock earlier this week to be shipped to the […]

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CIG mulls second new police chopper

CIG mulls second new police chopper

| 08/04/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The old RCIPS helicopter was very badly damaged in the recent crash on the Owen Roberts Airport apron and government may need to buy a second new machine, depending on the findings of the insurance company. While the brand new helicopter is already on duty and was involved in its first medevac emergency this […]

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New police chopper touches down at ORIA

New police chopper touches down at ORIA

| 21/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The new RCIPS helicopter, an Airbus 145, arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport Thursday afternoon. It was fast-tracked after the existing police chopper was taken out of service and sent for maintenance, having been damaged in a crash landing due to a technical fault last month. The new machine will not only fill the […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.