Election goes well say cops

| 25/05/2009

(CNS): Despite the fact that police are investigating an irregularity on the party of United Democratic Workers who have been accused of contravening the Elections Law by handing out campaign cards and possibly causing undue influence, the RCIPS said that the election operation was a success.  The RCIPS said that following months of planning officers executed smooth and effective police operation over the  election and referendum period.

“Our operation went off extremely well,” said Superintendent Adrian Seales who was in charge of policing for the election and the referendum. “We had a large number of officers involved in the election process and they all carried out their duties diligently and professionally.”

The police are responsible not just for the security of the people on Election Day but that of the ballot boxes. The RCIPS thanked election officials who worked extremely closely with the service and also to the general public who were cooperative throughout the process.

“We didn’t have any issues with voters at the polling stations or during celebrations later in the night as the counts were being announced,” said Seales. “We are very pleased with the cooperation and considerate behaviour of the Cayman Islands community.”

Seales also noted the contribution of the Special Constabulary whose members gave up their time to assist regular officers.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

 

Category: Election 2009

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How can things have gone well when there was that situation in town? CNS can  you please ask the Election’s Office if they are planning on doing anything about it?

    CNS: Read Praise for election staff: "Incidents involving the alleged handing out of cards with candidates’ names on Election Day have been turned over to police, Mr. Gomez said. Officers of the Special Branch are reportedly dealing with the matter."

     

    • Anonymous says:

      When can we expect a report from Special Branch on this? Do we expect a report, or is it just going to be swept under the carpet?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Am wondering what happen to the investigation too. 

    This will be just one more case to be pushed under the rug.

    Welcome to Cayman

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is happening with the investigation?  I think it is a crying shame but then again that happens all the while anyway but they dont normally hand out cards they just say it to the people.