March 4, 2021

Cayman: Inmate passes at Northward Prison

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Officials with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service have confirmed the passing of an inmate on Wednesday evening (18 December 2019) at the Northward prison compound. The prisoner, Durney Ebanks, was found laying unresponsive on his bed by two prison officers. The officers applied lifesaving measures prior to the arrival of emergency medical technicians […]

The Editor Speaks: CarePay and does anyone really care?

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I came down heavy on Bodden Town MLA Chris Saunders in a recent editorial and likened him to the late British Actor Sir Christopher Lee’s performance playing the notorious “hanging judge” Judge Jeffries. Today, I am somewhat on his side, as it still does not remain clear to me how only one man has been […]

Cayman prisoners pick up trash

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HMCIPS Inmates Give Back to the Community Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has rolled out its new community works programme this month, as inmates hit the streets with trash bags in hand, ready to give back to the community. “We are thrilled to launch this pilot clean-up project called “Prison Community Work Party”,” […]

The Editor Speaks: Long time comin’ but there is progress

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The government have just announced plans are in the works for a mental health facility to be built in East End. The target date for completion is April 2019. The company that will spearhead the design of the facility is Montgomery Sisam Architects from Canada along with Cayman Islands Designers DDL Studio. The original intention […]

Cayman Islands: Man arrested and firearm recovered – UPDATED

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From RCIPS Tue 9 May 2017 Man Charged in Connection with HMP Incident on 6 May A 27-year-old man of Bodden Town has been charged as follows in connection with the incident outside HMP Northward in which a firearm was recovered: Possession of unlicensed firearm (ammunition) Possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist […]

The Editor Speaks: Sadness

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It is with much sadness to learn that a man I have known for years, Marcel Deardon Archer, has been found guilty for cruelty to animals. His sentence of home confinement may seem light since the Cayman Islands Animal Welfare Officer Margaret Baldino had testified she had found dead rabbits, chickens and pigeons and a […]

Surveillance drone thwarts Cayman Islands prison drug smugglers

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By Anthony Cuthbertson From Newsweek Drones have become a favorite tool for smuggling drugs and other contraband into prisons, but now one institution is turning the technology against criminals. Northward Prison in the Cayman Islands has become the first facility in the world to successfully deploy a drone to prevent an attempted drug delivery. The […]

Drones banned near all Cayman Islands airports

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Directions to restrict operations of SUAs in the Cayman Islands Published 2nd February 2016, The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands, under the provisions contained in Articles 4 and 6 of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2013 [AN(OT)O 2013], has issued a Direction to restrict the use of small unmanned aircraft in the […]

Prison service re-dedicates chapel

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Community members recently came together with staff and inmates of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) for the rededication of the chapel at Northward Prison. On Sunday evening, 4 May 2014, some 70 persons gathered for a special service to mark the reopening of the chapel, which had closed more than a year previously […]

Northward Prison intercepts more contraband

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Prison Officers at Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Northward continue to battle with the threat of contraband being smuggled into the prison system. Four pounds of ganja and six bottles of rum were recently discovered inside the prison perimeter, in addition to a cellphone and a USB charger. Supervisor of Security & intelligence Maxine Spalding […]