Police say missing teenager is safe

| 17/06/2009

(CNS): Police have confirmed that they have now made contact with the teenager who was reported missing over the weekend. Having urged 17-year-old Yanique Conolly to contact them directly police said this morning that officers had spoken to her and she was safe and well. Thanking the media and the public for their assistance police offered no further details on what had happened to Yanique since she was last seen in George Town on Friday morning.

Police first issued an alert for Yanique on Sunday morning when they asked her to make contact with her family. It was reported that Yanique had last seen her mother at the courthouse on Friday morning around 10:30 when she told her she would get the bus to her home in Bodden Town.  

Then on Monday policesaid there had been sightings of Yanique and indications from other relatives that she had made contact and she was asked her to call them directly. It is not clear if Yanique has been reunited with her relatives or whether her disappearance was due to a family dispute.

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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  1. Anonymous says:

    I do remember a great lesson which I learnt from  the homily I heard in my church from my Priest. He said that one day in one family one of their son’s came first in the class and was supposed to get a prize for his graduation. He asked his parents to be present at his graduation to see him receiving the prize. His father said that if his mother was coming than he would come.His mother was busy and could not go so his father said that he couldn’t go and gave him some money instead to party with his friends afterwards. The boy never went to the graduatuon function but took that money and bought DRUGS . In another case one boy asked his father how much he earned per hour and the father replied that he hadn’t even told  his wife and  was not ready to tell his son. He finally disclosed  that it was  20 dollars per hour. After a few days the son asked  his father for 10 dollars, the father scolded him and said he bought him everything him and what did he need money for. The father took pity on him and gave him 10 dollars.  The son quickly took that money and went to his bed and took another 10 dollars which was  under his pillow. He gave his father 20 dollars and asked him for one hour with him. This is what is happening in our world today, we don’t have time for our kids and then we get this type of situation.

  2. Anonymous says:

    She is 17 years old…..how many of you were still getting discliplined at that age?

    • Anonymous says:

      "She is 17 years old-how manyof you were still getting disciplined etc

      That is EXACTLY the problem in Cayman these days-and for many years now.The discipline is needed in the 0-10 (some would say 0-5 year olds)-17 is WAY too late and doesn’t work. Ask the government primary and middle school teachers and they will tell you the schools are filled with pre 12 year olds who are accountable to noone and never have been. Why do you think Northward is so full of young men? Because they never had anyone saying to them lovingly and consistently (as opposed to occasional and random fists and two by four spoil the child biblical crap discipline) you cannot do that and I will not let you do it.

      But surely we all know this by now-or is indiscipline still being blamed-I wont mention the names of disturbed very senior Caymanian civil servants of the past now thankfully removed from our education system- on these foreign teachers who wont beat the crap out of the kids.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Annoyed Braca – you, nor I, have no idea what prompted this young girl to go missing.  I think it is unfair to judge her so harshly and demand she be punished without knowing the root cause.  For all we know events within her homelife may have made it necessary for her seek refuge somewhere else.

  4. Nicole says:

    Annoyed Braca. pls do not ever call any young people stupid!  Dont forget we were all young once too.  I am very happy that she was found safe, in the worst case senario things could had probally turned out worst.  We all make mistakes and nobody is perfect in this world.   

  5. Annoyed Braca says:

    Well…now that this young lady is found I sure hope that the necessary disciplinary actions are carried out to demonstrate not only to her but to the public that this sort of thing should not be so commonly occuring. Suppose my son or daughter really does go missing?! It’s because of these stupid young women that real serious cases are not taken seriously.