October 26, 2020

RCIPS announce DRIVE CAYMAN/Burglar caught in the act by police and arrested

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image003Save the date – DRIVE CAYMAN

Do you want to learn how to keep Cayman’s roads safe in a family-friendly, fun and interactive way? Do you want to try on impairment goggles (alcohol simulation eye-glasses), see cars complete challenging obstacle courses and skills demonstrations? Do you feel it’s important to pay your respects to those who have lost their lives on Cayman’s roads – then the DRIVE CAYMAN event is for you!

DRIVE CAYMAN | Safety. Skill. Family.  is being hosted by Streetskill and the Cayman Islands Motorsports Association. It’s shaping up to be an event ‘not to be missed’ for anyone who uses Cayman’s roads – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers.  The demonstrations are FREE, the food is FREE and the learning experience is FREE.

The event will be held from 1:00pm until 5:00pm on SUNDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2013 on Huldah Avenue, George Town, between the Cricket Pitch and Credit Union.

The organisers of the event are looking for more people to become involved in making the event a success. Plans are being finalised to showcase classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. If you own such a vehicle and want to participate on the day, then please email the DRIVE CAYMAN team on [email protected] to register.

A memorial wall will be unveiled at the event. Anyone who wants to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives on Cayman’s roads is invited to come out and contribute to the memorial.

To help publicise the important road safety messages, the organisers are making a specific appeal for anyone who has been affected by a fatal road crash, and is willing to talk about their experiences on video, to contact them by Thursday, 14 November.

image007Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, representing the Streetskill Committee, is encouraging as many people as possible to come out to the event.” It promises to be a great combination of fun and learning for all ages,” she said. “The committee members are all very excited about DRIVE CAYMAN. We hope that it will have a huge impact on how people behave on the roads and that everyone will go away having learned something new that day. Of course our priority is to ensure that people go away with one main thought in their mind – and that’s that they ALL have a significant part to play in making Cayman’s roads safe. “

For more information visit us on Facebook | Streetskill Cayman Islands and DriveCayman. To get involved email us at [email protected]

About Streetskill:

The STREETSKILL initiative was launched on 1 May 2006 by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the National Roads Authority (NRA), the Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council (CIRSAC) and Government Information Services (GIS).

Since its inception STREETSKILL has contributed to a national road safety strategy that includes the Public Works Department and the Department of Drivers’ Licensing.  Most importantly, STREETSKILL has saved lives.

OUR MISSION

Is to improve road safety, reduce incidents, and reinforce safe practices for all road users in the Cayman Islands.

OUR VISION

To lead, facilitate, collaborate and activate participation and engagement of all stakeholders committed to saving lives on the roads of the Cayman Islands.

Burglar caught in the act by police and arrested

From RCIPS Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

A 53-year-old man is currently in custody after being apprehended by police officers following an attempted burglary on North Church Street George Town.

About 1.31am today police officers conducting proactive duties observed the male attempting to gain entry to the Fish Shack located at # 127 North Church Street George Town.

The police became suspicious of the male’s activities and approached the male who was subsequently apprehended.

The male has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, going equipped for stealing and assaulting police. He remains in police custody.

“This clearly demonstrates the dedication of the RCIPS in our commitment to fighting crime. The officers involved are to be commended”, said Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, officer in charge of George Town.

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