August 14, 2020

Cayman: Premier & Minister of Infrastructure tour road works in Red Bay, Prospect

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin,Minister of Infrastructure Hon. Joey Hew, National Roads Authority (NRA) Board Chairman John Ebanks and other representatives of the NRA recently (on Friday, October 18) toured and inspected ongoing road works in several areas of the Red Bay and Prospect communities in Grand Cayman. The roads included […]

Cayman Islands: Robbery in the Red Bay area, 29 March

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From RCIPS About 1:50PM today, Friday 29 March, police were dispatched to the entrance of Selkirk Drive in George Town where it was reported that a single man, armed with machete, attended the location of a local food truck and demanded money from the workers present. The man was described as having dark skin, being […]

Cayman Islands police continue targeted traffic enforcement operations to address community concerns and persistent issues

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From RCIPS Over the past week, 12 March – 19 March, the RCIPS has been continuing road enforcement operations to curtail road dangers and respond to resident complaints.  Operations over the past week targeted drunk driving and unsafe vehicles, namely, dump trucks, which residents have complained travel through the Prospect area at unsafe rates of […]

Cayman Islands Chamber raises $25,000 reward for armed robbery convictions

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The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has raised $25,000 from members as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects behind the robbery at Foster’s Food Fair (Dorcy Drive) on Saturday, April 8. One suspect was detained by the police in connection to the crime – in which a security […]

The Editor Speaks: One man – actually 63 persons

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The Editor Speaks: One man – actually 63 persons It was an exciting day yesterday (Wed 29), especially when 3pm was fast approaching – the cut off time for declaring to run in the May election – and the majority of the Progressives had not declared. However, this was tactics on their part, and clever. […]

Major “Roddy” Watler remembered

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Today (Fridayy 3rd March) is the anniversary of Major Joseph Rodriquez ‘Roddy’ Watler who served as Inspector of Police (for 33 years), was light house keeper, foreman of public works, boarding officer of vessels, and warehouse keeper. He was appointed Officer in Charge of the Cayman Islands Company of The Jamaican Home Guard on 1st  October […]

Cayman Islands: Robbery of jerk stand on Saturday night, 17 December

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From RCIPS: Monday 19 2016 Just after 11PM on Saturday night, 17 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre received a report of a robbery of a jerk stand in Red Bay.   A few minutes before two men had approached the jerk stand armed with what appeared to be handguns and demanded the cash on hand.  They […]

The Editor Speaks: Remembering a “forgotten” Cayman Islands hero who was born 136 years ago.

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Major Joseph Rodriquez Watler (better known as Mr. Roddy) “Roddy” was born on 3rd March 1880 in the District of Red Bay, Grand Cayman. He died at age 75 in April of 1965. Roddy served as Inspector of Police for some 33 years. He also served as Light House Keeper, Foreman of Public Works, Boarding […]

Cayman Islands police community meeting a big success

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From RCIPS George Town Community Meeting – Selkirk Drive Red Bay The RCIPS is today (6) saying a big thank you to the community of Red Bay. Over 45 residents turned out last night Tuesday August 5th to voice their concerns or just simply show their support for the work that is being carried out […]

The Editor Speaks: Even with a ‘good spin’ the crime statistics are dreadful

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The spin was working overtime in the latest commentary from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) that was included with the 2013 crime statistics to produce statements like “a dip sample of burglary reports has revealed that during the last ten weeks of 2013, 30% of reported burglaries took place at premises which were […]