US sailor attacked in GT

| 09/03/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Headline News, Coast Guard Cutter Bear, Cayman crime(CNS): A member of the US Coast Guard crew currently visiting the Cayman Islands became the victim of an attack when he came ashore from his ship, CNS understands. Police have confirmed that George Town detectives are investigating an attempted robbery which left a sailor with head injuries in the early hours of this morning. About 2:10 am the 21-year-old American sailor, was walking in North Church Street with a friend in the Burger King area when a man jumped out of a side street, struck the victim on the face and demanded cash.

According to police, the victim fell to the ground and his friend yelled at the assailant, who then jumped into a dark coloured Jeep Cherokee and sped off. The Jeep had a Quincentennial licence plate and the suspect is described as wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans.

The victim was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was detained overnight suffering from head injuries. He has now been discharged from hospital.

Detective Constable Dave Morrison, of George Town CID, is appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the relevant time and witnessed the incident or the Jeep fleeing the scene to come forward.

CNS understands that the men, who are serving aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bear, which departed today, Tuesday 9 March, were not wearing uniform at the time as they were enjoying an evening’s shore leave.

Anyone with information should call George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well the Tourist Board should be proud of our Island now. We are the talk on Trip Advisor ‘s  Travel Forum website. It will not take long to see the number of tourists drop even lower. With everything else going on can the islands really afford to lose this money too.  Best wake up and see what is ahead of you.  Yes I know people travel to other islands with crime too but let’s be honest those islands are very affordable and have gated resorts for saftey. People will accept that if their dollar goes further. And that is what it all about these days with less money to spent it is all about SAVING MONEY!

  2. Kaptain Kayman says:

    Is it time for Cayman to form a chapter of the Guardian Angels?  

    Seriously, why can’t we take our safety and that of our guests into our hands? Or, we can just wait for someone to hand it to us on a silver platter…the clock is ticking.

  3. Kaptain Kayman says:

     How many dark coloured Jeeps can there be registered on the island?  I mean really RCIPS, figure out how many Jeeps are licensed.  Then figure out what their colors are.  Now this is the hard part, figure out how many have Quincentennial licence plates.  Once you have narrowed it down to the two possibilities, check out Grand Ma Ebanks dresser to see if she has a white T-Shirt and dark jeans, if not, check out Young Tunk McTavish to see if he has either or both.

    My work here is done.  

    Well, almost.  Since we hired a Regan era staffer to help fix our finances, shouldn’t we hire Rudy Giuliani’s security consulting firm to fix us like he fixed a slightly larger metropolis???? 

  4. L says:

    If someone is bold enough to go after a fit and athletic 21 year old male it won’t be too long before we start hearing about elderly persons and others being assaulted freely.

    This is spiraling downward pretty quickly.  Hope the police read these comments and focus their efforts before Cayman becomes just another lawless island with barred windows instead of the beautiful community it could still be if action is taken before it’s too late.

     

     

  5. PJMKR says:

    Need of time…. Hidden Camera’s

    This jeeb should be under custody by now on this tiny island, if not it shows how efficient our response team is  and also to mention….DID OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT CHECK THE STOP SIGNAL CAMERA’S…..hopefully they are working. police has to install hidden camera’s on high ways and sensitive parts of island.

  6. mick says:

    people say this must be nipped in the bud i dissagree it must be chopped off at the root if not your lovely islands will suffer,all the advertising that is going on in the uk will amount for nothing just because of a few wasters , the police need to toughen up, half the police force think they are on vacation . As i mentioned there is a big advertising campaign in the uk at the moment the heading say’s a lot of people dont know where the cayman islands are ,they soon will if the police & the authorities dont get a handle on this & quick , first the cruise ships will stop coming ,& then the holiday companies will seek safer & better policed  places to go , it can be reversed only if you act now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cayman…say goodbye to life as you once new it. This will do the trick…now the advisories about the Cayman Islands will be issued and soon the cruise ships will change destinations as well as the air travel tourism. It was only a matter of time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Show up and make a difference then! Maybe you can’t.. At least you can type….don’t worry, it soon stop snowing at your house and you can feel like you still live in Cayman 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your kindness and support of our fellow Coast Guard member…I was shocked to learn that this had happened as well..The Coast Guard has been coming tot he Caymans for many many years and I pray this doesnt affect your island.

     

    I would like to comment on one of the poster who said that the Coast Guard arent in Iraq..in actuality..we have at least 10 ships there in the war…so yes..they are fighting over there too!

     

    It is sad that an island police department can not fins this thug..its and island..how far could he go??

  9. Anonymous says:

    Start with interviewing people who were at Jet Night Club, and O Bar during the night in question. Was there an altercation or words exchanged? The time line of the attack seems to coincide with these late night club operations. Most likely the sailors were attending one of these nightclubs and then walkingback to port after a night out on the town . I could be wrong but did anyone ask the victim if this was the case? Was it perhaps an act of jealousy on the thugs part??

    • Anonymous says:

      I know both of those who were in the incident, there were no words exchanged, I was on the phone when this happened. They were at one of those clubs, and I often have wondered if there was someone watching them at one of these spots. No altercations or anything of this sorthappened.

  10. Anonymous says:

    a dark jeep cherokee with quincentennial licence plates nearly ran a friend of mine off the road flying out of West Bay that night of the 2 shootings…not sure if they’re connected, just saying that vehicle seriously needs to be looked into…

    • Anonymous says:

      Report it then, or get your mate to. Will only take a couple of minutes but may help police narrow things down

    • astounded says:

      WHY THE HELL ARE YOU POSTING THIS TELL THE POLICE FOR GODS SAKE ??????

  11. Anonymous says:

    This should make headlines elsewhere. We’re developing a really bad reputation here now and its time to nip it in the butt!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully the description of a dark Jeep Cherokee with a Quincentennial licence plate will be enough for the police to locate and arrest a suspect.

  13. A Noni Mouse says:

    Well Well Well…

  14. Anonymous says:

    We seriously need to question why we are not bringing in task forces to deal with the crime here.  Is it pride, or is there a more sinister reason, as in who is profitting from all this crime in Cayman.  Its time to root out corruption.  Corruption is like a disease.  It spreads.  If you are the boss and your staff seeing you doing things that are questionable, the staff feel that they can do it too.  Its time for our leaders to lead by setting the right example.  Stealing, lying, cheating, accepting bribes for favours is all wrong and we know it.  Stop the corruption, stop turning a blind eye.  If you see someone committing a crime, or know they have comitted a crime and keep it to yourself, remember, you are partly responsbile the next time it happens. A child, a woman, now a tourist – what next?  I don’t want my son to grow in this environment.  Where everytime he goes out, there’s a chance that some stupid little punk takes a dislike to him and shoots him, or he;ll get caught in the crossfire of some stupid gang fight.  These criminals are are stupid, idle  imbeciles with not enough sense to have a real life and they are running this country right now.  Terrifying.

  15. John Evans says:

    Don’t fool yourselves into thinking this is an isolated incident or the first of its kind.

    At Net News back in 2007/8 we picked up stories of a number of similar attacks where a vehicle drove up alongside an ex-pat or tourist, the attacker or attackers jumped out and beat the guy (never female victims back then) up before getting back in the vehicle and speeding off. Always late evening or early morning and always what they call in the UK a ‘black on white’ attack. In general they all seemed to occur in the GT area.

    I don’t think any of them were reported to the RCIPS and without that to ‘stand’ the story up we couldn’t use the material. However, I spoke to a couple of the victims and am satisfied both that the attacks took place and that the motivation wasn’t robbery – it was racial.

     

  16. Anonymous says:

    I hate to say it but what is missing with these youngsters are missing is a good old fashion as*ing !

    When we were kids if you stepped out of line you got an as*ing – home, school, aunties house, friends parents… it didn’t matter. Any adulthad the right to set you straight if you needed it. What happen to the saying it takes a village to raise a child?

    Parents today work all day and have no idea where their kids even are, have no control (the kids beat them up), school has no control of them , and they have have child abuse laws that prevent you from even spanking them.  We have generation of thugs… thugs who grew up unsupervised. We need to go back to the old days, when extended family and friends all pitched in to help watch the kids! 

  17. Anonymous says:

    Wow we got issues when Coast Cuard sailors are attacked and they are considered tourist in case we don’t notice. We’re in a sad state of affairs and this is what all of past inabilities to tackle gangs and violence. Hopefully the US doesn’t put a travel alert on us to their citizens if so we’re in for a long and sad decline. Police needs to be more vigilant and have to be tougher on crimminals. A Jeep Cherokee with blue plates well hopefully the License Department can get this solved for our safety and security.

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe if the US puts a travel alert on Grand Cayman the community will finally open their eyes.  I lived there for four years and each year the crime got worse.  I really don’t think that the sailor having on a uniform would have stopped the attack, do you?

  18. caymanian says:

     Criminals are traitors to our country. Last time a heard, treason carries maximum penalty. No jail. Takes too much space and costs too much money. That money must go to provide the best education in existence. It will take two generations of well educated, motivated people to get this country back on track. In the meantime, no mercy with criminals. Nobody will miss them if they disappear from the face of the earth. Lets nip this on the bud before is too late. Lets establish a six month curfew and clean up undesirables. It will be a bother for a while but in the end, it will pay off.

    • Nonnie Mouse says:

      And then you find out you convicted the wrong guy.  Resurrection is limited for the direct members of God’s family.

    • Ah says:

      Ah, someone advocating the penal policy of the Taliban.  Woo-hoo, GT is the new Kabul!

    • ivan mclean says:

      AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaem brother!

  19. Chet O. Ebanks says:

    Am gonna say what a way to go. As a few other posters have said this was the atatck on a tourist we said was coming, and here it is. Now watch what happens. Why can’t this government get with the program and bring in some undercover forces to deal with this mess we have here. We are not only broke as a country but we are losing the place we all call home. Cayman to me have become just like the rest of the world crime ridden and money honey people always only caring and looking out for themselves. The government members in the house should all be forced to earn CI$4000 a month then they will see what it is like for ordinary citizens in these islands to live like. I do hope and pray that the powers that be ACT now and not later for I as a Caymanian am sick and tired of turning on the tv and radio and hearing this crime that crime.

    I say if the government can’t do something about this crime wave then we should have a vote and choose a new one, and get on with the job of making Cayman a safer place. I sure hope and pray that no more tourist or visitors to our islands get attacked, because that will surely be the END of these islands and then what will we do. SAD government do something if not RESIGN and let others do the job of running this country. And please stop blaming the last government because too many of you have been in politics far too long and in my opinion YOU ARE ALL TO BLAME FOR THE MESS this country is in.  If this keeps up NAME calling and blaming come next election day if we all last that long I for sure will stay home rather than VOTE. Do something and ACT NOW, I say ACT NOW.  

  20. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians, Residents, Status Holders, Expats,

    Why are we allowing these poor excuses for human beings to continue ravaging this beautiful place?  Unfortunately, due to an unbelievable lack of legislation, we are unable to fight back in any way, shape, or form.  As a born Caymanian, with family dating back to the first settlers, I am becoming ashamed to call this home.  What happened to parents who instilled morals in their children?  Parents spanking their children for talking back to them, etc.?  As sad as I am to say this, the majority of the people committing these crimes are Caymanian.  Do you people (young and old, black and white, whatever the case may be) really think you are gangsters?  Let’s be real and put it into perspective.  This is an extremely small island.  So because you might live 3 miles down the road from another district, you’re really going to shoot them up?  Get with it!  That is one of the most ignorant, and absolutely assanine things one could possibly think!!!  As far as the robbery and assault on a member of the US military, well, there’s little to be said.  I just pray that you good-for-nothing SOB’s try it on one of our own ex-military officers.  Then maybe you will see what a real what a real "gangta" can do.  Trust me, they are not people you want to cross!!!  Should that not work, I would like to recommend to the CI Government that anyone caught in so called "gang" activity (of any sort), be flown into the middle of Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, South Central, or New York, dropped there and see how long they last.  Let’s see how "gangsta" you are then!  These people are not even worth my pitty.  I dare you to come to my house, or try to rob me.  I will protect myself, and I will tie up the courts system in appeals until there is such a thing as "self defence" in our legislation.  You make me sick!

  21. Anonymous says:

    As a Caymanian  I would also like to add my apologies to this young gentleman and all other tourists/persons of every nationality that has been a victim of a crime in Cayman.  It may be very hard to believe, but Cayman was not always like this.  We used to be known for our beautiful island, our hospitality and most of all the friendly and welcoming people.  I think it is safe to say that we no longer have that reputation.   

    I remember when the worst thing to happen on a Friday night was someone getting a little drunk and maybe a fist fight ensued….but that was the end of the incident.  

    What has happened to us as a country?  Have we become so heartless as a country that we care so little for each other that we have a 15 year old girl missing for over a month and there has been TWO articles in the paper with absolutely no details.  Not one search party has been organized and we have heard NOTHING from the police. There are no posters out, the RCIP have issued no alerts. This would NEVER have happened a few years ago.  Even if she had run away from home, someone would have known where she was and sent her right back home.  

    Now we have Caymanians against ex-pats, and while I agree that there are issues that need to be dealt with, ex-pats getting jobs when there are qualified Caymanians, we also  Cayman would not be where is was (during the good times) without the knowledge and experience and help of these ex-pats.  

    Now we have a country divided into Born Caymanians, Paper Caymanians, the 2003 Status Grant Caymanians, and we are all divided not only against other nationalities but against each other.  We are all living in the same island, we all want to have a good life for ourselves and our families….why can’t we all pull together, stop the blame game and come up with SOLUTIONS.  

    The government so far has not offered any viable long or short-term solutions, for a country that is (quickly becoming was) the fifth largest financial district in the world, we are on the fast track to becoming a third world country. 

    People, put your differences aside, we need a government to bring this country out of this disaster not sink us further.  The Premier obviously has delusions of grandeur and does not have the ability to come up with any viable solutions.   

    We will soon be living with bars on our windows.  

     

  22. Anonymous says:

    What has happened to Cayman??? The laws need to be changed to deal with the wave of crime we are experiencing. No pussy footing around! these F$#@’s are to be considered terrorist and therefore need to be treated as such. The UK has a terrorist law in place that i’m sure we could use. Stop calling them gangs and gangstas, they are terrorist cells and terrorist, and are threatening the national security of this country. Lets use 21st century legislation to combat these cockroaches.

  23. Caymanian says:

    Too bad the vicious, illiterate fool isn’t reading this because I would say to him… "Run, but you can’t hide!  You aren’t going to mess up my country because you are too lazy to work hard and too lazy to try to educate yourself so that you can get a higher paying job!  When they bring back flogging I hope you are the first in line!" 

    Let’s just hope some of the officer’s friends come back and take revenge on the GUILTY, not the innocent, hard working citizens.

  24. whodatis says:

    I am no great defender of all people and things Caymanian – but something does not sound quite right about this story!

    Not ONE but TWO U.S. sailors "attacked" by a Cherokee driving assailant at 2 am on North Church Street on a Monday night?

    I don’t know about anyone else – but I find it difficult to understand why anyone would drive to the waterfront, park up his car, wait for some random personto come along, see TWO random people coming along – then decide … "This is it!"

    Hmmm – something just doesn’t sit well with me here.

    And as Miss Twyla pointed out – who the hell attempts a quick robbery on a busy, lit street whilst driving a big and cumbersome SUV?!

    XXXXX

    • Night Flyer says:

      Whodatis 18-59 I know it dosent sound right,crime never does to the majority of law abiding people.The US coast guard story is sad, but true.

    • Anonymous says:

      The same type of thug that would walk up to a woman in the middle of the day in George Town at a shopping plaza, pull out a gun and shoot her in the face, the same type of thug(s) that would wait in a parking lot of a busy resturant on a Friday night on 7-Mile Beach and abduct and murder a young lady, the kind of thug that picks up a lady to give her and ride and then pulls a gun on her, the same type of thug that walks into a packed nightclub on a Friday night and starts shooting…..the list goes on.

  25. Anonymous says:

    After fighting a  loosing battle in iraq and afganistan america change their focus to the local population for help, a bit late i’ll suggest however the cayman goverment can win hearts and minds if it take adequate steps to promote and protect its local population if not too late.

    • nonsense says:

      You tard — these are CoastGuard and would never have been in Iraq or Afghanistan. They are helping Cayman patrol the area to stop drugs and guns from coming into your British Overseas Territory.

      And your sentence is incorrect:

      "change their focus to the local population for help"

      should be:

      "change their focus to the local population to help"

      but even that is a poorly written.

       

      Surprised you didn’t add — "don’t let the door hit your ass".

       

      • Anonymous says:

        FYI not my british islands, and dont the truth always hurts.

        cayman goverment need to fight RACISM in cayman and problem slove

      • Anonymous says:

        The US Coast Guard has served in Iraq and Afganistan as they have in other wars. Get your facts straight.

        It’s a shame that this violence is happening to Caymanians, expats and visitors. Foreignors cannot change the way your island is run. It is up to the Caymanian People to demand changes (remember only Caymanians can vote or become involved in politics).  The only choice a visitor has is to decide to never return. There are plenty of other islands in the Caribbean for them to visit.

        I  had a business associate from Canada call me today wanting to know what was going on in the Cayman Islands and why the drastic increase of violence.  People talk and it is only a matter of time before businesses decide the risk of violence to their employees is not worth having an office in Cayman. This is not the only offshore jurisdiction.

  26. Anonymous says:

    What a missed opportunity!!!! What a pity that the Coast Guard Sailors did not react better – they should have given the robber a nice licking!!! I hope that the next time the Coast Guard comes to Cayman, they are better prepared. Please bring some Iraq-veterans with you – and it would be great if they could anchor closer to West Bay and clean up over there, too…

    At least it should be possible to find the suspect – how many Cherokees with Quincentennial license plate are in Cayman?

    • Anonymous says:

      Knowing the Brit navy I cannot believe this guy would have got away with it had he tackled one of them.

    • Anonymous says:

      You think the police have a database that could tell them, don’t you.  Oh dear, where do I start…

  27. Anonymous says:

    Don’t kid yourself that this attack on a US sailor on leave won’t have an effect of the country.

    It is regrettable that this yob didn’t get what he deserved.

  28. Anonymous says:

     Wow, great going Cayman…

    The stupidity and violence of some of the people among us is just absurd.

    I just hate how a few idiots ruin such a great place for all of us.

    • Anonymous says:

      Suffered head injuries.  Hummmmm anything more about the two victims airlifted to Jamaica?  Don’t hear anything more about any ongoing investigation into those two victims being so brutally attacked.  Imagine the sailor was injured even worse then he was..great….people posted "wait till it happens to a tourist", not only a tourist but someone from the military!!!  That isn’t going to go over to well

  29. S.A.G. says:

    Just wanted to say it’s people like this that make me want to rip people’s faces off with my butt cheeks, I mean… Come on.  Get a damn job, enjoy the paradise you live on or come to Kansas… where it sucks, and it’s cold, and you’re neighbors with Missouri, then you’ll want to hit someone in the face and rob them

    • Anonymous says:

      "this that make me want to rip people’s faces off with my butt cheeks"….

      lol your funny. I dont even know what you mean by that.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to Afcaymanstan,opps,sorry,i meant Afghanistan………

  31. Anonymous says:

    sounds like more than "15" people committing these bs crimes to me

    • Night Flyer says:

      Anonymous 17-31     I think the number 15 was just plucked from the sky we all know its way more than that.

  32. Anonymous says:

    You can believe this will spark warning notices from the USA, like they did with some of the Eastern Caribbean Islands.  When one cannot walk the streets of Cayman  without being mugged, beaten or dragged into some unknown wilderness.

    This is happen too often, that someone will be prepared to deal with the situation at the right time.   They will meet their match sooner or later, as people are becoming sick and tired of this behaviour.

     

        

    • Anonymous says:

      Yip, I was thinking the very same – warning notice from the US to its public is quite likely now.

      Those ‘wee boy bullies’ should be ashamed of themselves!

  33. Anonymous says:

    The suspect is described as wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans…Come on I am quite sure some one can fill in more details of the suspect if you want the help of the public,,was the suspect male/female, black/white, tall/small, etc etc……..Sometimes I think the police do not want to catch suspects or they know who they are,,,family

    • Anonymous says:

      You have to remember it is the victims that supply the description – not the Police. With things happening unexpectedly and so fast, also in a state of shock and surprise – would you have all the details? I doubt it!

  34. Twyla Vargas says:

    This is terrible to read, however there are some knots in the story that need loosening.

    1)  Sailor walking along North Church Street in vicinity of Burger King.  Man jumped out of a side street, struck sailor in head and demanded cash.

    2)  Man then jumps into dark coloured jeep Cherokee and sped off.

    I may be wrong, but this sounds like that personwas waiting for this guy.  Because, Majority of cases reported  of persons  being robbed while walking the streets is not being done by people driving a Cherokee  or any other vehcle. 

    On foot,  and Jumping out of the side street, yes I cn see that happnng.   But speeding off in a Cherokee?   Something does not match up.    There has got to be more to the story.

  35. Anonymous says:

    WTF is wrong with people ?

    Seriously?

  36. Anonymous says:

     And so it begins………….

    Get your safety gear on because the downward slope is now getting very slippery …. and it’s going to hurt when you get to the bottom

  37. Anonymous says:

    As a Caymanian I would like to express my apologies to the American sailor who was injured and to the entire ship’s company. I hope to hear that the sorry excuse for a government that we have will also convey an apology to this man and this ship, but I will not hold my breath.

    As a Caymanian I also want to express my anger at the complete failure of this government to do anything about the violent crime that is destroying my country. Take time from jet setting around the planet and renovating your personal property at our expense. Bring in laws that create effective deterrents. End parole for violent crime and make it very difficult for persons charged with violent crimes to get bail. Make the prison into a place that these thugs are afraid to go. Have your endless committees study long term solutions all you want but bring in the legislation that we need to deal with the immediate problem NOW.

    To the police – there cannot be that many dark coloured Jeeps with quincentennial plates on the road. I expect that the police will interrogate the owner of every single one of them as to where they were last night and where their vehicle was. It is likely that the criminals who assaulted our guest are already "known to the police".

     

     

  38. Pending says:

    If the RCIPS cannot locate the vehicle mentioned in this article, we are seriously screwed as a society……

    • Bobby Anonymous says:

      Why leave it the police? I suppose the public have no eyes! Can they not be on the lookout for the same,then report it?

      We the public need to do more, if you smell a rat then the chances are it is a rat. REPORT IT!!!!

      I know people get upset that nothing seems to get done when they make a report, but hey, follow up on your complaint. If not then at least you know that YOU done the right thing.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Who are these scumbags doing this things??? I am so sick and tired of hearing of these idiots doing their best to destroy our lslands!

    Enough is enough! We need legislation in place to allow all law abiding citizens to protect themselves from this scourge of dumb animals and brutes (irrespective of their nationality). I say lets start a petition to legalize mace, pepper spray etc, etc.

    Personally, I would prefer a stun gun, but I guess that would be too "radical" right? Not! not when it comes to protecting ourselves, our country and livelyhood.

    Signed,

    A very fed up and ready to fight back female.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those items are illegal. ….but..

      I know a couple girls who always carry a can of insect spray or some

      other spray in their purse…just in case….that would hurt the eyes of an

      attacker..IF they could get to it in time…..

      • Anonymous says:

        As a single tourist on your island just last month I made sure that I had a can of hair spray in my hand as I walked to my car in any parking lot. I have been aware of the crime for quite sometime on your beautiful island and I was not going to make it "easy" if I was attacked. I also have a friend visiting your island in two weeks who will do the same, but don’t feel bad, we use pepper spray(licensed to carry) when we travel to the city near where we are from. Crime is everywhere, but you just have to make sure you are aware of your surroundings and make sure you do what you can not to be a crime statistic. Sad that it is happening in Cayman where we both felt extrememly comfortable to visit and walk around anywhere at anytime, but the world is changing. Who knows how long we will continue to visit Cayman. Only time will tell.

  40. Uncle Bob says:

    Time has run out Cayman. You don’t have to be Einstein to know that this was politically the WRONG person to have involved in our local mess.

    This is gonna be good to watch.

     

     

     

    • Fuzzy says:

      Uncle Bob why the apparent glee at the possibility of bad things happening to Cayman ?Do you really us that much?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Here is we…here it comes.   Now the USA is going to get this report somewhere and that is going to be the end of us now.  American Servceman Attacked in Cayman.  Just put us on that list and we are no better off than Iraq or some other hostile country.  JESUS PEACE…they do not even do that to tourist in Jamaica.  This is ridiculous.  Cayman we are going down the wrong path and it is a path of no return if we fail to do anything about it.

  42. The US Armed Forces says:

    OK, now you’ve done it.  An attack on our military officers is an act of war and will not be tolerated.  We will be back to occupy your little island and pacify your citizens by force.  See you on Thursday.  Don’t forget to kiss your turtles goodbye.

    The US Armed Forces

  43. Anonymous says:

    One hopes there are not that many Cherokees with Quincentennial plates.  When the police find the person(s) they should be airlifted to the Coastguard Cutter by the police helicopter and left to the devices of the USCG crew.  Once they have finished with the idiot(s) what is left can be hurled overboard.

  44. Anonymous says:

    This place is getting as bad as St. Thomas…the Sailors there are always told this could happen…and no one wants to be compared to St. Thomas!!

    I think the population now needs to seriously demand some action. It certainly will be someone you know next…or maybe even you.

  45. Anonymous says:

    This is getting ridiculous .  Pretty brazin attack when they are attacking US military officers.   Give me a reasonable severance for breaching my contract with the Cayman Government and I am out of here.  This place is going to be like Lord of the Flies soon enough.

    • philip says:

      So we are to presume you are a civil servant, on this website at 4.45pm, so i am presuming at work, no wonder the vast majority of people think that you are all lazy, way to go on drilling it home to us.

  46. Anonymous says:

    The more reports like this ("tourist" attacked, "gang violence", shootings, etc.) that occur will make it more likely that The Cayman Islands will eventually be thought of as just another "island" to avoid like many of our neighbors.

    Tourism dollars go elsewhere; more people out of work as a result. More crime; vicious circle.

    Answer? Do a crime…do the time. Get these hoods off the streets. NOW. Before it’s too late…

  47. The End says:

    Yup folks, as EXPECTED we got our "tourist" victim!!

    Now how do we explain to Obama and the US media that it’s safe for Americans to come here.

    Of all the people they would have to attack – A MEMBER OF THE US COAST GUARD!!

    I hope the police find out who did this quick! So we can get a couple of "licks" into this thief too!!

    Idiots!!!

  48. Good Bye Cayman says:

    Welcome to the front page of the world news for sure now.. what is this place coming to????????? i am a born caymanian but am really think about moving my family out of this place… We are lossing our place in the world every day soon it wil be dog eat dog  as it’s already getting close to that now…

     

    Good luck my pepole.. i wish their was an Easy Way to fix this but thier is not…..

     

     

     

     

  49. Pack your Bags! says:

    Brilliant! The attack on a tourist that we have all been waiting for! Not just any tourist, but a member of the US Coastguard! Nice work!

  50. Anonymous says:

    IGNORANT thieves, especially after the Associated Press piece on cayman, why would someone do this!

    ifthere not carefully, there wont be anyone worth robbing here

    • Real Tea says:

      Ignorant thieves cannot read.  They will only respond to acts on them that they put on others.  FIGHT BACK.  Police, stop pussy footing around – human rights, yes, but as they whack you with a machete, ask if they are thinking the same…

       

  51. Anonymous says:

    How many Jeep Cherokee’s with the special edition plates can there be on island? Do they have a database of this?  I hope so …