No fires allowed on beaches

| 12/05/2009

(CNS): Residents are being reminded that open fires should not be lit on any beaches in the Cayman Islands. The message comes after an illegal bonfire was left burning on Seven Mile Beach. The blaze was discovered at Governor’s Beach Friday morning, 8 May. Staff from the Recreation, Parks and Cemetery Unit put the fire out, which appeared to have been started using a number of large logs. The RCIPS would like to remind the public that open fires on the beach are not only extremely dangerous, but also illegal under the Penal Code.

Residents should also remember that littering is an offence under the 1997 Litter Law. If cooking on the beach, residents should always put safety first, use a grill at all times and ensure that all hot embers are put completely out when finished with.

“Officers will be looking out for offences like this while on patrol,” said Area Commander for West Bay, ChiefInspector Angelique Howell.

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.

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