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Cayman: Parliamentary Statement Premier Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly Shooting Incident at Ed Bush Stadium

Monday, 26 February, 2024

Mister Speaker, I like the rest of our community, am deeply troubled by the horrific shooting incident, which took place at the Ed Bush Stadium last night (Sunday, 25 February), leaving several persons being treated for serious injuries at the George Town Hospital.

We are appreciative of the actions taken by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), first responders, medical professionals and many bystanders who charged into danger and saved lives.

The Government conveys our deepest sympathy and fervent prayer to all those affected by the incident. While our law enforcement and intelligence professionals continue to gather the facts, we appeal to members of the community who witnessed the incident to come forward and provide information. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the RCIPS.

I have convened an emergency meeting with all Members of Parliament and relevant Government officials at 1:30 p.m. today which will then be followed by a press briefing at 3:00 p.m. to further update the public.

This level of violence is not normal in our beloved Cayman Islands and will not be tolerated. The Government fully supports the RCIPS and all its efforts to ensure a safe and secure Cayman Islands.

May God grant us a shared vision and resolute strength to stand together as we address issues of safety and security in our communities, in the face of this brazen violence.


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