Robber strikes at tourist spot

| 11/11/2014

(CNS): Another popular tourist restaurant has been targeted by a masked gunman in the latest in a spree of commercial robberies in the George Town area. Police said that Paradise Restaurant on South Church Street, along the waterfront in George Town, was robbed at around 10:50 Monday night.  An RCIPS spokesperson said that a lone gunman armed with a handgun entered the restaurant and demanded money from the cash register. The robber also took money from two customers at the restaurant as well as a cell phone. A few hours later a woman wasmugged of her handbag by an unarmed man along the West Bay Road near Seven Mile Shops.

Police said the street robbery took place at 1:52 Tuesday morning, when the female resident from George Town was walking along the road. She was approached by a man who grabbed her handbag and ran off. Minor injuries were received to the complainant, who, according to police, tried to resist the mugger but no weapon was reportedly used.

Police have not given any descriptions of the suspects in either case or said in which direction the robbers ran iafter their crimes.

Anyone who has information that may be able to assist in either of these or other recent robberies are asked to contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room tip-line at 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477(TIPS).
 

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  1. Snowman says:

    I'll just come out and say what few are afraid to openly say…

    The reason this crime is rampant is because these hooligans are the cousins, brothers, nephews or other relatives of the Caymanian RCIP officers themselves!  Think about it.  Why would these little hooligans get away with so much on a tiny island and you never hear of any of them getting caught, detained or prosecuted?

    Does anyone seriously think that these people cannot be found?  Of course they can.  The officers ARE finding them.  When they do, they realize it's their cousin or relative and they probably don't want to hurt the family, so they give them warnings off the record.  Then you see some crime calm down for a bit…then a few months go by and they go back to it again when the heat is off, knowing that "Uncle Officer" won't rat them out.

     

    • Anonyanmous says:

      Can count the number of Caymanians in the RCIPS on one hand so I don't think the family connections are there.  I would agree with you 100% if that was the case in 1960s – 1980s but today no way very few Caymanians there, shift the blame some where else like the recipients of the mass status grants of 2003 if you must.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It was only a matter of time before tourist started getting targeted, these guys have no fear of the law and why should they. They are better armed, next it will be the LA that gets stuck up or they will just wait outside the airport to rob you while the police look the other way..

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman 27 video on Coconut Joes armed robbery of the tourist calls for grave concern.  The poor frightened tourists were trying to hide their wallets and belongings while young people of these islands loot and intill fear in them.  Have a look closely.  Even the couple that was sitting at a table in the back was hiding their stuff while the patrons at the bar was handing over their monies.  The poor guy at the end in the white shirt whose chain was ripped off, quickly took his wallet out and hid it on the ground.  I also believe more of this will happen if this is not seriously addressed.  To you bloodcloths, keep this us and you soon be crippled or dead. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I noted that couple at the table too. They will never be back to Cayman. I am sure neither will their friends. I was horrified at how the robbers ripped the chain off that man and maybe even the other man sitting at the bar. This was a vicious attack. Guns in their faces. This, to me, was more than just a robbery of money.

  4. Raffaelle says:

    You seem to have all the answers  Anon 12:35 But  could you answer this one can you tell us which one of the recent Police witness robbery crew in court is a Caymanian. You are right it is a Caymanian Problem and Caymanians should be given the opportunity to solve and resolve it But you see our little Police Force is filled up to brim with everybody else but Caymanians including the Experts who you claim brings skills and experience and diversity. Where has that got us Today???  with the largest police service and Budget in the world per capita and every crime fighting tool and laws under the sun including a spying apparatus to violated our privacy similar to North Korea. Finally Inward looking Bigotry you should have look up the meaning before you post that. Exactly who is denying Caymanians jobs and opportunities because they have to employ their own kind, who they invited and arrive here with their own racism baggage and use their wealth and power to deliberately influence prejudices and discriminatory views and policies towards Caymanians. If it is so bad here 12:35 why don't you pack up your bags and go somewhere else to live you disrespectful Ras!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Business  owners are not permitted to have a firearms license to protect their business. Law abiding citizens can't carry something as simple as pepper spray  to protect themselves. But the criminals can have guns! How long do you think this will go on before it escalates to the next level ?? When these gun toting criminals start using them to shoot their victims . Cayman has about the highest amount of Police per capita in the world and this B S still continue to occur, I think it is time for the Police to start earning their pay and stop giving lame excuses as to why these criminals cannot be caught and arrested, you complain that you are afraid because the police are not armed and the criminals are, but the fact is it don't take a gun to do good police work! How hard is it to stakeout  an area and observe the activity surrounding that area? For example it has been reported that people have been attacked more than once in the vicinity  seven mile shops, so this gives you a clear idea of the area that this sort of crime is likely to take place. Then we heard about coconut joes, the fish,shack and now paradise all of thoserestaurants, held up at gun point. I say again how hard is it for the RCIPS to put some officers in an unmarked car in the parking lot to monitor some of these places? Who knows? Maybe you might get lucky and catch some of these criminals in the act! I'm not saying that an unarmed officer should try to approach a criminal armed with a gun or a machete, but we all are aware that at any given time of the day the RCIPS has an armed response unit rolling around armed to the teeth, that can be called to  assist if needed. So I say to the RCIPS let's stop boasting about how many people that you arrest in your road blocks for various traffic offenses, and start doing some good old fashion police work to catch these real criminals.

  6. Anonyanmous says:

    Wake up people the good times are about to end.  Be prepared, get yourself a job, work and save, stop killing the golden goose.  Pretty soon tourism and a relatively crime free society are all that we will be left with, don't destroy our good name and image by crime.  Please read this and other related articles and know that the dependence on the financial industry may be a thing of the past long before we realize it so be very careful in how we treat our tourists.

    http://cqrcengage.com/achieveourdreams/app/document/5060706;jsessionid=NQ9QJonL9jBMo11OvJ8i3xGY.undefined

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/tax/article4253248.ece

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Commissioner of Police MUST go. Let us do to Baines what was done to Stowers in the 80's and MARCH!!!! I don't care who the criminals are however I hold Baines responsible for the POOR policing that is happening in this country. Get the criminals OFF the streets be they Caymanian, Jamaican, American, Canadian, Limeys, or wherever they come from. This bull crap has to stop or some innocent life will be lost. If this is the best the police can do, God help us.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of robbery, Where is the missing BILLION DOLLARS?

  9. Anonymous says:

    If the trash is robbing at the highest levels of scoiety, what you think the trash at the low end of society going to do? 

  10. Jack pijanowski says:

    Might be time to sell my vacation condo before it is worthless.

  11. Knot S Smart says:

    When I was growing up the worst thing that we did to tourists was to give them wrong directions when they were lost… or give them directions like 'three breadfruit trees on the left, then you see a lil road,  then a big mango tree, then turn right"…

    I'm sure that they were sometimes upset because 'those damn boys gave us wrong directions'

    But nowadays this bunch of vipers are jerking their chains from their necks, taking their wallets and watches and scaring them s&^tless…

    Poor tourists…

     

  12. Anonymous says:

    we were going to rename the island, we call Robbers islands

  13. Anonymous says:

    When are Caymanians going to get a grip on their home grown social problems and the home grown scum who are the very public face of it?

    For such a small local, (non expat) community to have such a high level of social incohesion and violent criminal activity there must be a systemic failure of Caymanians to live as one community and respect the people they live amongst. We hear so much about Caymanian culture and the welcoming Caymanian people, but the truth is they can't live with each other, let alone the rest of the world who bring wealth, experience, skills and diversity with them.

    Only 1400, (apparently) unemployed individuals claim that there is no work available, yet 20,000 work permits are currently issued, can't you see that there is a local problem far beyond expats taking your jobs. Can't you see that even if you could cut the WP numbers by half, you would still have those who will avoid meaningful employment in order to drink or get high, or those who will breed with any man stupid enough to sleep with them?

    The shameful truth is that Caymanians live for today and do not plan for tomorrow. Your rich are getting richer without putting more into the society from which they came. The reliance on duty alone to pay for your elderly, your poor and vulnerable is not working and it needs to change. Without leadership from your own, those with the biggest snouts will take the largest share, (and that includes your politicians). The current sniping at Dart is a classic case of some Caymanians trying to live in the past and berate an expat for bringing wealth, employment and quality infrastructure to their country. How many Caymanians can claim to have invested so much in their own country? Fosters, Kirks and Scott's are all names familiar on island, and they represent the finest and the worst of Caymanian business. They are undoubtly successful family run businesses, they employ many local people and they give generously to charity. BUT, they are monopolies, pure and simple. The result, higher prices, higher cost of living, less selection and no competition and we all, including Caymanians, pay that price. So open up your business practices, allow inward investment by outside companies, stop the small number of very rich Caymanians from taking a disproportionate percentage of the wealth OUT of the country and allow open competition. With a more open business atmosphere will come new employment potential and more competition, raising local wealth and lowering prices.

    Obviously not all Caymanians are criminal, selfish, inward looking bigots, but without a leadership which embraces all of its people under a social programme of fundamental change, then all Caymanians must share the blame. This is clearly a Caymanian problem, caused by Caymanians and largely committed against Caymanians so get a grip and stop blaming everyone else for your lack of back bone.

    • Anonymous says:

      I rather see local indigenous Caymanians succeed in business rather than relying on inward investment. When the local business people such as the Kirkconnells, Dave and Steve Foster's family, Hurley Merren's family and A.L. Thompson family etc., make business profits those profits remain on island. When a company like CUC ,which is majority Canadian owned makes profits the dividends paid from those profits are repatriated to the mainly Canadian shareholders.

      Does any Caymanian family. except maybe the C.L. Flowers family with their block making facility, have more of a monopoly on any line of business than Dart?

       

    • Anonyanmous says:

      In reply to poster 12:35 you are so true.  Yogi Berra said, "you ain't seen nothing yet".

    • Anonymous says:

      You have mixed a bit of truth with a bunch of bullshit. You talk about "sniping at dart" and then talk about the monopolistic local businesses trying to cover over the fact that dart is the biggest monopoly, among other very destructive things, in the Cayman Islands. If the entity known as dart was to be named and shamed for all that they have done even they would not be able to show their face in public.Somewhat ironic considering the fact that dart is notoriously anononymous and most do not know what he/they look like. I know what a Caymanian is but because of myriad scumbags most people nowadays do not have the slightest idea and only wish to denigrate Cayman and Caymanians. Whoever robbed the damn bar I hope that they are caught and punished severely. Unlike you, however, I am not so asinine as to assume that the armed assailants are really Caymanian or not. Screw dart and screw you. The destruction of the Cayman Islands are directly correlative to the rise of power and undeserved influence of the dart entity in the Cayman Islands. All monopolies are bad, your attack on just the Caymanian ones show that you come from a place wherein a large portion of the root cause lays like a snake in the grass.

    • anonymous says:

      Just checked the court list to see if there was anyway of disproving this. Sadly, you are right.

    • jkjuram says:

      Don’t forget – the roll-over of good people has brought thousands of new imported opportunists of various nationalities who are hIred do menial work for slave wages-but fill their pockets at noight, or while we working locals are at our jobs!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Well…looks like I'll be cancelling my upcoming trip and booking at an AI in Mexico.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Isn't this the second time this year a robbery has taken place at this restaurant?

  16. Anonymous says:

    What these robbers got pails into insignificance when compared to the billion missing from the public purse.  Now THAT billion is the t of the iceberg.

    • anonymous says:

      Anything touched by government seems to be a financial shit show. How much more money or assets are lost or unaccounted for behind the scenes?

  17. Anonymous says:

    England is laughing !!  Soon Cayman is NOT attractive any more for investments

    and ALL will flow to London ..  the bubbly is ready !!

    all part of a BIG masterplan

    good luck with your plans for independence  Cayman

    WAKE UP !!

  18. Anonymous says:

    everybody wants to go shopping for Christmas, some go to caymana bay, some go to kirk freeport, most go off island, the disenfranchised prepare for christmas much differently. Too many late teens and early 20's out there with nothing to do. Some just are plain lazy, but others are desperate and uneducated from poor parenting in their early childhoods. Many people who comment here on CNS so ignorantly have never had to go without electricity for weeks, not being able to even store food in your fridge because there is no power and it will spoil, worrying that your grandmother will catch a heat stroke and pass away. your parents telling you that you are worthless and cant find a job – desperation breeds crime.

    • Anonymous says:

      Been out of work since February- still haven't had the thought to go rob someone. I even turned in a pocketbook that I found at the grocery store parking lot the other day that had a wallet, a tablet and a cellphone sticking out of it. "Desperation does not breed crime", because believe me, I am pretty desperate to find a good paying job, but would never think to rob someone. I just keep doing those small odd jobs that come my way and plug along to pay the bills. You can make excuses for crime, but that is all they are…excuses.

  19. Anonymous says:

    If the sheer increase in the number of robberies don't show that the constant, in your face, fake it til you make it stories in the media about how good things are in Cayman are total rubbish- I don't know what is.

    Pirates Week is a BUST this year.  Nobody has the money to the throw at frivolities like Pirates Week. 

    The streets are a ghost town. What do you see?  Real Pirates.  Real robberies. Real pillaging. In the news yesterday: RAPE. 

  20. Knot S Smart says:

    The best solution to stop these robberies would be to castrate the convicted robbers and to tatoo the word 'STEER' on their foreheads…

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, it would be for the peoiple who know who they are to step up to the plate and inform.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Armed police on every corner of the street 24/7.

     

  22. Anonymous says:

    It'll take nothing less than a US State Dept travel advisory to jolt us out of our complacency. But by then it'll be too  late.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh yeah, nothing kills tourism faster than a travel advisary warning. What a mess.

  23. Anonymous says:

    It's going to get worse during the holiday season… great.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I just watched the video on the robbery at Coconut Joe's on Cayman 27. If people can not identify those 2 then they do not live there or they do not want too. If I lived there I would be able to put a name to those 2 in a second- by the way they were dressed , by the way they were built and by their walk and actions. Crime is being allowed because people are not turning in these characters. That video was very clear. Very easy to identify those two if you knew them.

    • Anonyanmous says:

      The opreative word here "if you know them".  I left school over 30 years ago and lots have changed about my school mates and I but if I see one of them 200 feet away from back on I can still recoginize them. Likewise with any other person that I have know for over year to play it safe.  If these people are Caymanians or live here lot of people should know them.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you see something-say something. If you know them- report them. If not, you are letting them commit a crime and then walk amongst us the next day like nothing happened. It is not right that people can not go out anymore and enjoy a dinner in the fresh air without wondering if they will be robbed of their belongings. How can you bring your family out to dinner or your sweetheart if there is a possibility a gun will be stuck in their face before the end of the night? By not reporting the criminals, they are being allowed to continue their crime and the public is accepting it.

  25. Soldier crab says:

    Lots of hotels and condos are going to be empty if this crap continues. On another note, where's our Commish? He's been very quiet recently?

    • Anonymous says:

      Been in the UK – again! Probably finding a good job back home and planning his escape. 

  26. Anonymous says:

    If they get caught they can give their spoils back and the courts can rule no crime was committed as their was no policy in place explicitly say you cannot rob tourists and since the spoils were given no crime was committed.  Actually there is no crime in Cayman then.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I defy anyone to be surprised that this latest robbery. Cayman has a number of armed robbers that will go anywhere to rob tourists and locals alike.

    When I read the headline my only question was "Which restaurat this tIme?"

  28. Anonymous says:

    I feel more safe in the Bronz than in Cayman now

  29. Anonymous says:

    The police have completely given up here and these things are go happening without rant fear of arrest. We need help as we have lost this battle.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh i know lets hire in KPMG or ernest and young.  They apparently are experts on education so why not see if crime is in their portfolio.

    • Anonymous says:

      The police haven't given up they never had a grip on crime….that is why we are wher we are at today…

  30. Anonymous says:

    Come celebrate Pirate Heritage Past and Present!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Time for an asset sell off. Central America is not looking so bad after all

    • anonymous says:

      See you in Cuenca, Ecuador. European feel to the place including the climate, cheap, lots of expats and very little crime compared to here. Residency is not a problem either.

    • Anonymous says:

            – 20:28.If you really want to get away from it and just disappear for a while ,then Southern Mexico is just the place for you.

  32. Anonymous says:

    It really, honestly surprises me that the RCIPS are as slack with certain things as they are. For an island as small as ours, where everyone knows everyone, I can't imagine it is really that hard to police? They have so many resources, so few people… what are they even doing? Our crime rate has absolutely skyrocketed in the last 5-7 years and as someone who was born and raised in Cayman, I find it truly upsetting. Our absolutely ridiculous immigration policies are certainly contributing – instead of giving intelligent, well based, established people work permits we file far too many for Filippino domestic workers and Honduran gardeners. We really need to smarten up and bring the crime back to a minimum; or at least get a handle on the violent crimes.

    • Anonymous says:

      18:05, start informing then. That is why the police are stumped. If you hadn't noticed all you need is a mask, gun and to get away from the crime scene. You do that, consider yourself a sucessful robber.

      People in Cayman know exactly who these pople are but they won't inform because of the stigma associated with it or because they are family members.

      That is what the proboem is.

      And the people who do know and are doing nothing about it, are just a bad as those committig these crimes which are completely destroying our image and the place we all call home.

      It's Caymanians playing the main roles in all of our Island's serious crime.

      FACT.

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      Explain the linkage between hard working Filipino domestic workers and Honduran labourers and the armed robberies?  The two that robbed Coconuts sure didnt look Filipino to me.  Or are you serious suggesting that those two were only robbing a bar because they had been denied a job as a domestic worker or a gardener? 

    • Get Real says:

      Name one, just one, Filipino who has been charged in the commission of a violent crime in the Cayman Islands.

      Filipinos are certainly not the problem.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those two thug robbers were certainly NOT Hondoran or Fillipino that much is sure. Also,, how can the police know where the robberies are going to take place- are they mind readers? BUT, the public certainly knows these thugs and could and would be able to help the police in the identification of them if they wanted to turn them in.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please do explain the connection betweenthe Filipino domestic Helper and the Caymanians or status Kids going around with this criminal activity. You forgot about the Jamaican laborer? Don’t stop there, what about the Indian sales persons?  What’s the connection and how do they make the criminal do these crimes? Obviously you know something that we do not, so please share the valuable connection.

      I would really like to know the connection, especially after seeing those two idiots enter and being so lame, look like one of them had crap in his pants. But let’s keep our head buried in the sand or stuck up in each other’s rear. That way we can continue to pretend and what the eyes don’t see, well we can’t be witness.

      The police do not care because for most of them plain and simple this is not There Island, they are collecting a pay cheque. When Police officers like Mr. McFarlane give a ticket in town to the wrong nationality or to a "connected" person, he gets moved around. It happens with other officers, same thing that happen with Robo Cop. They are not allowed to use discretion. It’s a back stabbing job over at the police station. And the Security Firm with connections to the man in charge of the security of the Islands is making a killing (pun intended). The conflict is so obvious it’s obscene.

      Criminal see this conflicts and know they can get away because instead of watching out for criminals, the police force are too busy looking out for each other to see who is breaking any of the rules, or for that matter, who is ignoring the rules. How can the police bother to catch any criminals if they have so many restrictions, and the criminals have more rights than the officers sworn to protect and serve?

      An idiot criminal gets run over while fleeing a robbery, and all the other Caymanians can make a fuss about is why he was run over by a non-caymanian? Or how much force was used to apprehend him. He should have had a bullet through his head.  An officer lost his job while slapping an idiot criminal with his own machete that was already in court. 

      Bring back the old Task Force; give amnesty to Mr. Haines and King B. to gather up the old boys, they know how to deal with this few children criminals, once they have the authority. Three months I say and the Island would be a joy to live-in again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why is always brought down to certain 'furriners'…?  Filippino domestic workers….yes, see lots of them running around robbing people!!!??  Honduran (?) gardeners…?

    • anonymous says:

      Hang on, I have just checked the blame roster. It is still the Jamaicans turn for blame, then the UK, starting the new year off blaming status grant holders, the Philippines are not due until March then followed by the Hondurans, Swiss and Finnish people.

      The next occasion when Caymanians accept blame coincides with the appearance of haleys comet and is also a national holiday.

  33. Anonymous says:

    This all started when west bay road was closed this is just the beginning you can’t steal people’s land without something happening.

    The revolution has started.

    • Anonyanmous says:

      It all started when government (UDP, PPM  and no party affiliation) opened the flood gates and let every Tom, Dick, Harry, Mary, Susan, Jane, their families and animals in without as much as an interview when we knew little or nothing about them.  We Caymanians are to be blamed for our present woes, we created the mess and our present situation.  We displaced many of our own and in the process created a culture where crime and handouts becomes an alternative to work. This mess in Cayman, was created by politicians from both sides of the fence.  The only politician from the 2003 administration I hold blameless in all this is Charles Clifford, every other must share the blame for the demise of this country equally.

    • Anonymous says:

      17.44 -please start taking your tablets again. They are good for you and stop you making foolish statements in public.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Will the PPM ever wake up and deal with this?

    • Anonymous says:

      Get real. 35 years ago the Holiday Inn was innudated with Beach Bums. Worthless shits on booze and drugs trying to pick up guests. They are mostly dead or in Northward now. However, the game goes on with thier bastard children now gangbanging the island and fathering a new crop of bums. The problem was not created n 3 years and no political force can fix that quickly.

      • Anonyanmous says:

        Know your facts 35 years ago the Holiday Inn was what the Ritz Carlton is today and I would agree a few boozers and stoners were there providing services to guests there to have a good time. Many of the Beach Bums as you put it are dead or in Northward, the game remains the same even though the players have changed.  What you have written is 90 percent wrong and only 10% is true and I will let you and those who know the truth sort the facts from fiction; for one Caymanians are no longer allowed to roam any beach in Cayman, as for their bastard children now gangbanging the island and fathering a new crop of bums.  Let me enlighten you prior to 1987 Cayman had a very low level of 'bastards' in comparison to anywhere in the Caribbean, Centeral, South and North America.  As for the gangbangers get to know who they are check out their background and find out where they mamas from and who their real daddy is, it would surprise you to know where they really hail from and have roots to.  I will confidently say not many if any, came from the beach bums at the holiday inn 35 years ago we all know where their offsprings are and it's not here in Cayman. I concur the problem was not created 3 years ago but I disagree that no political force can fix it quickly.  Our politician need to man up and don't give a crap about political opinions and do what Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani did in New York in the 90s.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Get real ,  what do you know about 35 years ago . The men were not beach   bums , they were land sharks that showed the tourist a good time and kept them coming back year after year for more good Island hospitality .  Robbing a tourist at gun point is not hospitality . From your comment sounds like you born 34 years and 365 days after .

        • anonymous says:

          Land sharks, beach bums, creeps, whatever…. so they were unemployed back then and still as much as a pain in the ass as nowadays. 

           

          • Anonymous says:

            Land sharks , beach bums . Please let me set you free . About 35 years ago the men of those days helped build Cayman to what it was before bums and creeps and parasites like you born . If it was not for the men you call land sharks,beach bums , you would not have any tourist comeing to Cayman .   About jobs , these men were able to start their own buisness from scratch , can you do that today ?    So dont tell me that it is not the politians fault .     These men you call land sharks /beach bums  , made STING RAY CITY , helped build the TURTLE FARM , were TRUSTED to entertain people like  x Governers ,  x  Chief of Police , Mr Boxall , MR Uzell , Mr Hunter , Mrs Dilbert , Mr Padgett Brown ,  Mr Arec Joseph. I know that all of these people are over your head to know ,  these are some of the other people that helped build Cayman to what it was before people like you were born .     From reading your comment i  think  this is the storry that big Mac used to brain wash you .

  35. Tapped Out says:

    $30,000,000 a year on public education and what do we get?

    $30,000,000 a year on policing and what do we get?

  36. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to little Jamaica, and little Cemtral America.  Land of paradise lost, good night Cayman.

  37. Anonymous says:

    And PPM focusing  on daylight savings. 

    This island that we love so is gone, with no sight of return to its once glory.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      And PPM FOCUSING ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ! They know that we will have less sunlight this time of year , so the criminals can have more time to do thier crimes . I must think that this is the way that the present goverment is thinking on how to get all the good Caymanians to leave the Islands and sell to Dart .

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe just the police should go on daylight savings time. That way they would be one hour ahead of the robbers and could be at the scene of the crime waiting for the robbers to arrive.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Heads+hands need to roll!
    Chop de rass off these leeches + crackheads!

    • Anonyanmous says:

      The solution is not to kill our people, crackheads or not we need to stop the handout s and give them handups by way of jobs that they can do. There are far too many leeches, our own and imported that is draining this country of its resources. Stop social services payments except for the elderly and anyone who is of working age, strong and able to work let them find jobs there is no excuse for people to sit on their tushes and not work. With 20,000 work permits on island in various sectors now is the time for government to place a payroll tax on expats since government have to support their people because companies won't hire Caymanians. Nothing is for free "We" employers, employees, Caymanians expats and government need to meet each other half way and an expat tax seems to be the best solution. There are payroll taxes in Bermuda and BVI yet both are still doing well as a matter of fact we are loosing much financial business to BVI so I can  assume a payroll tax did not stop companies leaving here to go there (this is for those that will write that if we impose a payroll tax on expats it will drive companies away).

      • Anonymous says:

        There already IS a payroll tax on expats – it's called the Work Permit fee – or do you really think that it costs $38000 to process a work permit application for a highly-paid CEO and only $1200 for a lowly-paid supermarket cashier? Everywhere else in the world a work permit costs the same, regardless of the job and the salary it commands. Cayman only gets away with taxing expats and not locals because the tax is disguised as a "fee".

        If you want an expat-only payroll tax, fine, but good luck on getting a discriminatory tax tostick. Implement a "tax" and everyone will have to pay it.

        Bermudas payroll tax is 14% and it applies to both Bermudians and expats alike. And from what I hear, Bermuda's economy is in a worse state than Cayman's. BVI also has income tax (though the current rate is 0%) and an 8% payroll tax, levied on everybody, not just expats

  39. Anonymous says:

    The only way out is a sacrifical lamb…please choose the weakest indvidual in your organization..its the only way our incompetent management can keep up appearances with all this crime.

  40. Anonymous says:



    Some of these criminals need time and a half to serve in prison, not half time.

  41. caymanianiniow says:

    That's it I'm done.

    I used to work there in the mid 90-s. Never for a minute did we ever think we would be held up during business hours. After closing, petty robberies were common (about once every 6 months) but never during open hours.  I won't be coming home to visit family and friends anymore if I can't feel safe going to my old watering holes.  Especially if I have to pay such outrageouse airfares to get there.  I'll find another safe vacation spot where I don't have to in fear of being robbed at gun or knife point in broad daylight. Nuff said

     

     

  42. Anonymous says:

    This is the useless Caymanian underclass at work. What is Cayman going to do about it?

  43. Anonymous says:

    That is it……we are leaving. Crime is out of control for such a small country

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't Panic, Crime is down remember.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please ….. where is this world is CRIME FREE…. anywhere you go you will have to live with the criminal elliment. This will only stop when the PEOPLE start to fight too. The Police in any one country can't stop CRIME alone.

      Get real and WAKE up come out of your fantisy ohhh world

      • anonymous says:

        Channel islands, Iceland, Switzerland, rural Spain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, rural France, Austria, Germany. I don't know about anywhere else, I can only speak of the places where I have lived and worked. All have less problems than here.

        • Anonymous says:

          These places just don't make these things into a big deal and it certainly wouldn't make news. 

        • Anonymous says:

          These places just don't make these things into a big deal and it certainly wouldn't make news. 

          However the few things  I know about a few of the places you've named. It's much worse there. Your personal experience are that nothing happened and you weren't aware. 

           

          Eg  Germany terrorists planned the 9/11 incident in Hamberg. Dubai laws are different there.  They have strict immigration rules which do not allow certain nationals in at all. Eg Jamaicans, South Africans, Russians – fairly new restriction. Dubai also has laws in place that if you do something you are 'removed' similar to  Saudi, Abu Dhabi, Oman etc. Those places do not not have freedom for woman so limited ability for women to drive. Wear what they want and ridiculous  laws on fidelity. You go to jail if you are accused of cheating etc. 

          Every place has things wrong with them. But don't compare the freedoms and the living conditions here to places like that. Switzerland of all named  maybe the only exception where I will agree. However they too are not without it's own problems. 

    • Anonymous says:

      As if there's less crime anywhere else. Anywhere else in the world petty things like this wouldn't make the news. 

      • Fred the Piemaker says:

        Five years ago things like this were unheard of.  Not now.  And since when does walking into a bar pointing a gun at customers and ripping the jewelry off their necks get considered petty or something that wouldnt make the news?  Tijuana or Rio, South Africa maybe – vast majority of the world, absolutely not.  Just wait till one of these scum actually shoots a tourist and see what happens to 1/3rd of our GDP.  Ask Aruba what happened to their tourist revenue when that American lady got abucted and killed.. 

    • MEM says:

      Completely agree, this is absolutely ridiculous!

    • Anonymous says:

      That is it , you hear that . Do you see that ?  The house break in where the home owner beat the krapp out of the thief . He should have used his machette to have given him a taste of thier own meddicen , this  realy helped the police in solveing that crime fast .  Protect your property .

  44. Anonymous says:

    Well if its not illegal to use a government credit card formoersonal gain, for billions to go missing without explanation or heads rolling, I guess this is a non crime too.

    • Anonymous says:

      15:09   Billions are not missing;stop spreading propaganda.

      • Anonymous says:

        16:28, you are right, billions are not missing, in next AG report, it will be trillions.

      • anonymous says:

        Ok, time for some hard truths then. Firstly, where is it? Who had it? Who had the "unaccounted" 1.5 billion in government expenses in 2009? Show me the balanced books and I will believe you.

        • Anonymous says:

          PPM was in power from 2005-09. So, does that answer your question. The current administration is responsible for that missing 1.5 Billion.

           

      • Anonymous says:

        Correct, it is only a billion and it is not missing, we just can't tell you where it's gone…..

    • Anonymous says:

      you are such an a$$…

  45. Anonymous says:

     this is just the tip of the iceburg!

    • Anonymous says:

      More like the hamburg-er

    • Anonymous says:

      As this post shows, poor education is at the heart of many of these issues.

      • Anonymous says:

        As this post shows poor education . poor education is only half of the problem , because some educated  people are bigger crocks , this is the other half of the problem we are faced with in Cayman .  Stealing can be done in many different ways . If this cap dont fit you , dont wear it . We have good uneducated  and  good educated people in the Islands let us all be one , GOOD people .

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm just about to book my winter holiday getaway to GC. I think I will make sure to carry a small bottle of hairspray, bugspray and anything else I can think of so when I am getting robbed I can spray it in their eyes. I'll have my personal alarm to blow when I am being attacked to scare the $#@% out of them and will also be wearing my hard toe boots so I can kick them where the sun don't shine.

      Really sad that GC has come to this when it used to be a place of peace and relaxation.

       

       

    • Anonymous says:

      iceburg ?  i like iceberg letuuce !!