May 13, 2021

A win for us all!

From Freedom United Chalk one up for the good guys! We found out American online retailer, Wayfair, was illegally selling merchandise made with Turkmenistan cotton, known to be produced using large scale state-sponsored forced labor. Together with our partners at the Cotton Campaign, we sent them a letter raising our concerns.   Find out what happened next. […]

Cayman: RCIPS releases 2020 Crime and Traffic Statistics

Today, 12 May, the RCIPS released its 2020 Crime and Traffic Statistics, and the Senior Command Team held a press conference to discuss the main developments and trends described in the statistics with the media. Among these developments are decreases in serious crime and overall crime compared to 2019. This includes decreases in acquisitive crime, violent […]

Cayman: Police investigated Aggravated Burglary in George Town

Just after 9:50PM yesterday, 11 May, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of an aggravated burglary at a residence located on Anthony Drive in George Town.   It was reported that two masked men dressed in black clothing and brandishing handguns, entered the residence, demanded money and […]

Cayman: Investigation launched into Incident at Clifton Hunter High School

The Department of Education Services (DES) advises that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has undertaken investigations of an incident involving three Clifton Hunter High School students, who fell ill after allegedly ingesting food that contained an unknown substance. Of those involved, two individuals have already been identified and excluded from the school until the investigation […]

Colombia’s leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class

In the face of a state that assassinates its own people, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting. By Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra / Globetrotter As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike, demonstrators have seen […]

Campaigners urge U.K. to criminalize child marriage

Forced marriageFreedom United community powers open letter urging U.K. to ban child marriageMore than 20 organizations signed an open letter to the U.K. Prime Minister this week calling on the government to criminalize child marriage, a move that would protect children from being coerced into marriages against their will. The Freedom United community’s voice also […]

Nigeria Rivers attack: Gunmen kill at least seven police officers

From BBC File photo of a police station in Rivers State, where gunmen opened fire on officers A manhunt is underway after a night of violence left at least seven police officers dead in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State on Friday. Gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the southern state, then drove to two police […]

Cayman: Resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions

His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE has received and accepted the formal resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Patrick Moran. His final day in office will be 18 May 2021 followed by a period of annual leave to 28 July 2021. Mr. Moran has tendered his resignation for personal reasons. Mr. Moran […]

Cayman: Man Arrested on Drug-Related Offenses in Cayman Brac, 7 May

Just before 8:30PM yesterday, 6 May, police conducted a search of a residence in Cayman Brac, under the Cayman Islands Misuse of Drugs Act. During the search, officers recovered a quantity of ganja and a small quantity of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. A 40-year-old-man of Cayman Brac was arrested in relation […]

Cayman: Police investigate two drug incidents in April that lead to charges being laid

From RCIPS On Sunday, 18 April, officers on patrol in East End observed two vehicles travelling at high speeds on the Queen’s Highway. The vehicles appeared to be driving in convoy . The vehicles were both stopped and searched. One vehicle, which was being driven by a 30-year-old-man of East End, was found to be […]