Archive for May 3rd, 2009

UK passports fees increase for overseas applications

| 03/05/2009 | 0 Comments

(CNS):  The price of issuing a new or replacement passport for British citizens abroad has gone up. As per the Diplomatic Services Consular Fees Order 2009, (made on 18 March and enforced 9 April), the fees for administering an application made abroad, including applications for replacing an expired passport, replacing a passport of restricted validity with a new passport of full validity, issuing a new passport with amended personal details and replacing a lost or stolen passport, have been increased.

 

From now on applications for British Citizen passports will attract the following fees: Where the applicant is aged 16 years or over, £124.00, where the applicant is under 16 years old (for a passport valid for 5 years), £79.00,  and for a 48 page passport it is now   £150.00.  All fees must be made payable using a pounds sterling bank draft only (no personal cheques will be accepted) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. To submit an application and for further information please contact the Passport Office on Elgin Avenue.

 

 

 

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Bikers support crime hotline

| 03/05/2009 | 0 Comments

(CNS): To raise awareness of the success of Cayman Crime Stoppers, members of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association will be crossing Grand Cayman on their two wheel machines from West Bay to Kaibo next Sunday, 17 May, stopping midway for a public meeting at the Savannah Countryside Shopping Village. Cayman Crime Stoppers is one of some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programmes around the world and recently it has been taking record numbers of tips for this jurisdiction.

“The tri-partied system of police, press, public continues to be a huge success as Cayman Crime Stoppers has received the highest number of tips in history over the past 8 months,” Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman Stuart Bostock said. "I am prohibited from giving details on specific cases but can say that information has been received in regards to serious crimes of narcotics trafficking, firearms offences, bodily harm and theft.”

According to the Crime Stoppers website, Cayman has the highest call to arrest conversion rate in the region as well as the highest number of calls per capita.

As the calls for Cayman Crime Stoppers go to Miami, callers can be confident of the integrity of their anonymity. In the recent district police meetings, time and again residents told the Acting Commissioner of Police that were not comfortable revealing what they might have seen or heard regarding crime as they could not trust that what they reported would not be traced back to them. Crimestoppers gives the public a secure alternative route for passing on information relating to criminal activity.

“Riding out Crime 2009” is intended as a public awareness campaign to maintain the success of Cayman Crime Stoppers and to encourage people to keep using the service. For riders who would like to take part, registration is CI$50 which includes membership to Cayman Crime Stoppers, lunch at Kaibo, refreshment stops, T-Shirt and other giveaways. The public is invited to join the event at Countryside Village at 10:30am or for the BBQ lunch at Kaibo at 12:30, where people can enjoy free giveaways, see the bikes and learn more about both Cayman Crime Stoppers and the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association.

For more information contact sbostock@security.ky  or call 916 2362.

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