Cops issue warnings over Pirates Week revelry

| 04/11/2013
 
(CNS): Pirates Week 2013 will start on Thursday 7 November and finish on Sunday 17 November and the cops are warning people to act responsibly during the festivities. The RCIPS George Town Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell, is urging people who plan to attend the festivities not to drink and drive, not to leave children unsupervised in George Town centre and to keep valuables safe. She is also warning bar and liquor store owners and mangers not to serve underage patrons. With thousands of people expected to attend, Howell urged people to be responsible to ensure that they and others have a good time during the annual fun 10-day festival.

 
“We hope  that everyone has a fantastic time and that they enjoy all of the events. It’s a great time for us to showcase all that is good about the Cayman Islands. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to remind people to be responsible and to take the normal common sense approach to safety both at the events and on the roads," she said.
 
The police have urged people to use taxis or designated drivers and not to drink and drive. Pedestrians are being warned to use crossings where available, to keep their valuable safe and to drink and act responsible at all times. 
 
The RCIPS also said that children should be supervised by appropriate adults and that children should not be left in the town centre unsupervised. "Parents should know where their teenagers are, what they are doing, who they are with and when they should be expected home," the police said. "Teenagers should enjoy the events, but must not become involved in anti-social behaviour."
 
Liquor licensed premises are also being warned not to sell alcohol to people who are underage. If they do they will be in breach of the liquor licensing laws. Bars and clubs are also urged not to harbour underage people on the premises.
 

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  1. L. Ee says:

    I think they should call it Bounders Week. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I promise only to have one drinking session.  From Friday to Monday.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Keep an eye on anyone with gold teeth or knives and smell of cheap liquorv1

  4. Anonymous says:

    Argh matey! Walk the plank ye scaly wagsscaly wags

  5. Anonymous says:

    The police need to pay close attention to a particular spot in town on the waterfront XXX.  It seems this establishment is well known for the young and underage drinkers that go there for all their events and because of the large income gathered, refuses to address the issue.  

    Last year when I was there the visibility and obviousness of these underage drinkers was quite shocking.  Little girls no older than 15 or 16 drunk as can be and being touched up by men 3 times their age and because these men are buying the drinks these little girls are allowing it.  The managers for this place should be ashamed of themselves.  XXXX

  6. Anonymous says:

    And when enjoying the great event, take extra care this year & watch out for the increased number of criminals in Cayman so don't walk home alone or carry much money/fancy jewellery.

    Have a great time everyone.

  7. Knot S Smart says:

    Is it not a bit ironic for Remembrance Day to be celebrated during Pirates Week?

     

    • Anonymous says:

      The only irony 16.45 , is your comment. Remembrance day is always 11th November, Pirates week not necessarily.

  8. Anonymous says:

    No where in this does it remind the bars to NOT sell alcohol to overly intoxicated people, isn't that also a breach of the liquor laws or do we not care about that?

    • SSM345 says:

      15:27, it's Pirates Week, have you ever seen a sober pirate, especially during a festival celebrating their namesake?

      Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, to the barrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    • Duffman says:

      We don't care about that.

    • SSM345 says:

      Talking about reponsibility and pirates in the same breath is an oxymoron.

      Anyway who cares, all the Chrisitans won't be there because its Pirates Week. Let your innner-devil out I say.