December 11, 2017

The Editor Speaks: A good man leaves

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I have to confess, when Neil Lavis arrived here from the UK to take up his job as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, I didn’t think he would last twelve months. He not only had to battle with the challenging job of dealing with criminals, but the government who would not spend […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Director resigns

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4 Years of Progress The Ministry of Home Affairs regretfully announces the resignation of Neil Lavis as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Lavis joined HMCIPS, which includes HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks, in June 2013. During his tenure, he introduced several new policies and procedures to improve the standard of […]

Cayman Islands prisoners participate in Sycamore Tree Project

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The second and third offering of the Sycamore Tree Project has now been completed and this time, the ladies of Her Majesty’s Prison Fairbanks participated. The Prison Chaplain, Ms. Cathy Gomez facilitated the programme for 19 inmates in both establishments. Chaplaincy volunteers, a psychology intern, prison officers and other staff participated in the programme whenever […]

The Sycamore Tree Project at HMP Northward

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On Sunday, April 3rd, seven men celebrated a great accomplishment. For some, it was the first time they had successfully completed anything. It was a proud moment for each of them with fellow inmates, staff and family members in attendance. The night marked the culmination of the Sycamore Tree Project, a program that unites offenders […]