December 15, 2019

TCI: Gov’t moves to ban Styrofoam and plastic straws

From Turks & Caicos Weekly News By Delana Isles  A LEGAL notice banning Styrofoam and plastic straws has been presented in the House of Assembly for passage.  It is named the Plastic and Other Single Use Products (Use and Waste Management) (Expanded Polystyrene Foam) Regulations 2019. The regulations are intended to further guide the enactment […]

Cayman: CBC Cocaine and Ganja seizure

The Customs & Border Control Service (CBC) would like to announce that on the 1st December 2019 a 27 year old Caymanian female was arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport on suspicion of importing cocaine on a flight from our Sister Islands. A 44 year old Caymanian male was subsequently arrested in connection with this […]

Cayman: Second RCIPS helicopter arrives on Island

The new RCIPS Helicopter arrives on Island today (Friday 6 December). This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the […]

U.S. FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users

From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook Inc data for voter profiling and targeting. The Federal Trade Commission also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy […]

Official: Pensacola shooter was a Saudi Arabian aviation student

From Newsmax A U.S. official has identified the shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning as a Saudi Arabian aviation student. Authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related. The shooting was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says 11 people were shot in […]

Sensationalized images “doing more harm than good”

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION From FREEDOM UNITED We’ve probably all seen them – images used to portray modern slavery that are sensationalized, disempowering and misrepresent a person’s experience. While these images are usually used with the intention of raising awareness of modern slavery, they instead create harmful stereotypes and suggest that modern slavery always involves physical […]

The Editor speaks: You MUST come forward

Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, age 36, a Sri-Lankan national working in Cayman, died from injuries he had received during an incident at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early Saturday morning, 30 November. The RCIPS are appealing for witnesses. RCIPS detectives have been reviewing CCTV footage taken during the incident, and have determined […]

Cayman: Several packages of ganja recovered from vehicle

From RCIPS Shortly after 10:00PM on Saturday, 30 November, officers on patrol in George Town attended a restaurant on School Road. While at the location officers smelt a strong scent of ganja nearby. As a result a search was conducted with the assistance of police K-9 Shadow. The dog led officers to a vehicle at […]

Cayman: Collision involving police vehicle

From RCIPS Shortly after 7:30AM, 2 December, an RCIPS motorcycle, which was responding to an incident, was involved in a traffic collision with a private SUV. The RCIPS motorcycle had lights and sirens activated, and both vehicles were travelling westbound on the Linford Pierson Highway, when they collided. The officer received minor injuries and was […]

Cayman: Arrival of new RCIPS H145 helicopter

WHAT:                                   Arrival of new RCIPS H145 helicopter WHEN:                                   Friday, 6 December – please arrive between 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. at the latest so the Head of the Air Operations Unit can provide a safety brief before set up.   WHERE:                                 Air Operations Unit hangar PARTICIPANTS:                   H.E. Governor Martyn Roper, Hon. Premier Alden McLaughlin and RCIPS crew BACKGROUND:                   The […]