Firearms suspect not the T&K cop killer

| 28/10/2009

(CNS): A man on the run from the RCIPS, Dainian Cecil Henry, was at one time a prime suspect in the slaying of  a Turks and Caicos police officer but was later eliminated from from the suspect list, police sources have told CNS. Henry made headlines Monday when he escaped from police custody at the George Town Police Station. A “Wanted” poster released by the Turks and Caicos Crime Stoppers in January 2005 shows that he was at the time on the run in that country and considered armed and dangerous but it was later determined that he was in Jamaica at the time of the murder. (Left: wanted in T&K in 2005)

See the "Wanted" poster

When reporting his escape from custody Monday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Henry was arrested over firearms related offences and describe him as medium to dark complexion, approximately 5’ 9’’, heavy set at about 170lbs, low cut hair, and was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with yellow stripes and khaki shorts.

Police advised the public to report any sightings of this individual immediately and are strongly advised to not approach him directly.

Anyone with information of crime taking place can pass it on to police in a number of ways; people can speak with an officer they know and trust, they can reach George Town detectives on 949-4222, they can leave information on an anonymous voicemail service by calling 949-7777 or they can call 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:

    OK the murder charge was dropped, what about the Robbery charge? or did they just not have enough evidence?

  2. Miss Understood says:

    I’m sure this fine upstanding young man has simply been misuderstood. The plethora of charges are all a huge mistake.

    He’s cute.

  3. I own a dog says:

    To be honest, if I was "wanted" for a crime but actually innocent, I would want that cleared up.  This individual doesn’t seem the least bit bothered. hhhmmmmmmmm…….Makes you think!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well, well after reading today’s headlines "Henry is no stranger to the Cayman Islands court system, having been brought in previously on charges of being concerned in the importation of cocaine, threatening violence, resisting arrest and giving a false name.  Being in custody for matters related to firearms, according to police", what the hell is this man doing on this Island?  What is his status why is it that his permit if he has one etc. was not revoked and sent on his merry way, you have to actually commit a bigger crime and get sentenced to spend time at Her Majesty’s Hotel at tax payers expense?  I really don’t understand will somebody help me with this, as I must be missing something. 

    • Anonymous says:

      And poor Fabian who was so brutally murdered a couple of weeks ago was also no stranger to the Cayman courts and questions should also be asked about what he was doing here so long after being charged (but never tried) for crimes allegedly committed months ago.


      Can we please expedite trials so that we do not keep people in limbo, and in some cases, expose the community to needless risk.

    • robert says:

      for the record that boy is not guilty t&k police didnt tell the world he was also one of them they tried to pin a murder on him they mist    there not speaking the truth men in high position want him to go down but god is not sleeping cnn need to start asking the right questions t&k high office have all details


  5. Sue Gestion says:

    I don’t think we want people who go on the run after being accused of a being involved in gun crime if they do it once (in T&C).  Let alone twice.

  6. Mr Keith says:

    Does seem a little irresponsible to have a headline saying someone is a copkiller only to correct it 24 hrs later…possibly the research could have been done before the initial headline.  Only a little grumble cos I do read CNS regularly but i think you understand my point.

    • Anonymous says:

      Suspect in a cop-killing case. Not necessarily a cop-killer. No mistake by CNS, but commentors just assumed he was guilty on their own. I don’t think CNS was irresponsible with the two updates to the article, they were just relaying new information close to real-time in an accurate and fair (they personally didn’t assume guilt) manner.

      CNS: We also passed the wanted poster on to the RCIPS yesterday morning. It’s a shame that the ten point plan to reduce crime did not include keeping the public more informed.

    • Anonymous says:

      It does not matter whether he is a cop killer or not he is wanted criminal !

  7. rasta says:

    Oh – my – our appologies to Mr Dannian. he is only wanted for firearms offences here, and we jumped to the conclusion that he is guilty of murdering a cop in TCI.

    How about immigration adopt a policy that states if you were ever ‘wanted’ for murder of a cop, you cant get a work permit?

    Just because he wasnt convicted by the TCIP means nothing but they couldnt close the case. Oh – wait he had a some jamaican back up his story that he wasnt in TCI at the time. what an absolute joke.

    i am pretty sure that I have never been on a wanted poster (especially for killing a cop) and also pretty safe to say that i dont know any law abiding regular guy that was ‘mistakenly’ wanted by the police.

    kudos to immigration for letting this (man) thru and turning down those dirty accountants (who are ruining our island) and kudos to the cops for allowing him to walk outof the police station. you have all proven that we are no more but a bunch of incompetant, corrupt, unprofessionals.

    • T says:

      "Just because he wasnt convicted by the TCIP means nothing but they couldnt close the case. Oh – wait he had a some jamaican back up his story that he wasnt in TCI at the time."

      Ha ha, you don’t thing the police checked the passport records, LOL


      May be he shot him with a high powered rifle from Jamaica, though


  8. Marek says:
    There was some question about this case not being real. Here is a little additional background:
    Saturday, January 22, 2005

    TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS: The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force lost one of their own Thursday afternoon in the line of duty as a result of a shooting that took place in the Leeward area of Providenciales.

    The slain officer, Police Constable Prince Smith, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, served the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force for approximately two years.

    In response to this most horrendous crime, Head of Security, Governor James Poston and Chief Minister, Michael Misick held an Emergency Press briefing at the Office of the Chief Minister, yesterday evening. 

    In his statement, the Governor called the crime “shocking and appalling”. He expressed condolences to the family of the slain officer and his sympathy to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police force as they grieve the loss of a colleague.

    On behalf of his government and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Chief Minister Michael Misick also expressed sincere sympathies to the family of Constable Smith. 

    As the Minister responsible for Tourism, the Chief Minister noted, “Our country is dependent on Tourism and Inward Investment and a crime such as this one and tourism do not co-exist”

    He stressed that “The government is committed to putting all of its resources behind catching these criminals and bringing them to justice”. He affirmed his stand with the police department by reassuring them of the government’s commitment to “providing the necessary resources to recruit more officers and more equipment that would enable them not only to detect crime but to prevent the type of incident that took place”. 

    He noted that the Turks and Caicos Islands, prides itself in being one of the safest countries in the world and urged those responsible to “Nip incidents such as this in the butt”. 

    He made a plea to all citizens and residents alike to come forward with any information that could assist in the police investigation.

    The Commissioner of Police has been asked by the Chief Minister to submit to the government what he deems necessary to ensure the safety of the public at large to be considered in the preparation of the 2005/6 Budget. 

    Police Superintendent Hughes, in giving an account of the crime, said that at approximately 1:15 p.m. a call was received at the Providenciales Police Department reporting a shooting in the Leeward area. Upon arrival Police Constable Smith was seen lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound to the stomach. 

    Circumstances surrounding the crime are that Constable Smith accompanied by other persons whom had just left a taxi van, were about entering a restaurant when two armed men wearing masks approached them. 

    Descriptions given of the two suspects are that one is 6 ft tall and the other approximately 5ft 7inches. The shorter of the two was carrying a long arm shot gun while the other assailant was carrying a short arm. The police are yet to establish what type of firearms they were.

    Robbery is believed to be the motive for the crime, since the assailants demanded and made off with a bag one of the passengers was carrying. The shorter of the two suspects is the one believed to have shot Constable Smith.

    The wounded officer was rushed to the Myrtle Rigby Health Clinic where he was treated but subsequently died of wounds sustained.

    The police are at this time in search of the vehicle that served in the get a way which was also stolen from persons in the Leeward area. It is said to be a white Dodge Van with License plate number 6063. 

    According to Police Commissioner Harvey, work is being done to reassure the officers within his force that their safety is of grave concern. Presently, all off-days for police officers have been cancelled until the perpetrators of this crime have been captured. 

    Commissioner Harvey went on to say that there is a possibility the force will be bringing in additional aid to assist in the investigation, so as to wrap up the case as soon as possible.

    He said that a major recruitment effort is underway whereby nineteen new officers will be added to the taskforce by next month. 

    Shortly, police presence will be extended throughout the island of Providenciales with the opening of two new Police Stations located in Five Cays and Chalk Sound.

    The general public of Providenciales is urged to render their full support to the Police in their investigation.

    • Anthony Montana says:

      Hmmmm… Sounds similar to some of the armed robberies that have been happening here lately.  Two armed men, masks.  Makes you wonder why they thought he was involved.  And how he was cleared.  Maybe T&C cops are just as useless as ours.

      Although I would give them some leeway as the suspect was wearing a mask.  Our cops cant charge someone when he isnt wearing a mask, when they have video footgage and when he shoots 2 people in front of 200 others.  No, I take it back, I cant see T&C cops or any others being that bad.  

  9. Marek says:

    The murder of Officer Smith in T&C did indeed happen in 2005 and it was investigated by RCIPS from Grand Cayman. (See this long link below):

    Read the last line


  10. Anonymous says:

    Immigration cant do everything. There is approximately a two year backlog in kicking people out of Cayman. Immigration doesn’t have time to see who is coming in as well. 

    Although the rollover had a genuine purpose, the limiting of future voters. For the record, it had nothing to with job opportunities. However, there is a price to pay and that is the negative social  and economic effects. People are less committed to the island and they spend less. That is the good news. The bad news is thousands of disgruntled employees. Some steal on their way out, but most will "bad mouth" Cayman wherever they go. Just so you know, the pillars of a financial centre are professionalism, stability and reputation.

    This negativity is compounded by the Board members personal agendas and utter incompetence. Cayman is simply getting rid of law abiding people, who have been here seven years plus for unknowns. Because of the rollover, Immigration is going to grind the island to a halt. Cayman is going backward so fast, even the crocodiles are coming back.

    Unfortunately, this person’s escape is essentially a police issue. I say unfortunate because I won’t belittle an organization that I may have to depend on for my family’s well being. I wish the police all the best in trying to catch this person.








    • Anonymous says:

      For the record, and as someone dealing with these issues daily, rollover did (and does) have a job opportunity role. If you do not believe me try sending a rolled over member of staff overseas for a year and hold their position open  for them. When they come back tell the Board (when you ask for the permit) that they have broken their stay and you need them back in their old position because you have made no attempt to train or find a Caymanian or Permanent Resident to fill it – and are not expected to – because rollover has no job opportunity element.

    • Anonymous says:

      Turks & Caicos? AGAIN? Why is it that there is so much criminal links between TCI & the Cayman Islands? We seem to attract the same crooks, the same criminals, & the same thieves! What a strange coincidence! or is it? "birds of a feather flock together" so maybe we are both ‘an attraction’ for the same criminals.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is something very strange with this! How can a person escape custody at the GT jail? He should be guarded, in a cell,

    • Anonymous says:

      well hellllllllooooooooo! What’s the shock here? Are we really surprised at hearing that we have foreign criminals in our society? Wake up folks! We have many since 2003. We have many foreign criminals in our country after 3000 status grants were given away by Mckeeva Bush & his UDP colleagues, hundreds of whom we had no idea who they were! No background checks were done & we ended up with many criminals in our country now calling themselves "Caymanians"! Thanks Big Mac! THANKS! Therefore I am not surprised to hear of this one, anything is possible!

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a ridiculous situation!  It just goes to show what a joke our Police are and why isn’t Immigration checking up on those who apply for permits of any kind? The world is full of crooks and schemes. If someone could ‘google’ and find out, certainly going to ‘world check’ would have brought up the name with any information required to verify this person. God help the Cayman islands as He is the only one who can at this stage. We are being run by unqualified people in some of the most important departments.

  12. I own a dog says:

    It seems to me that quite a few of us did the same thing -"google" the man, which I did from the very first report.  So prehaps if Immigration posted a list of names on line with CNS – we the john doe public could do their jobs for them at most likely a  lower cost and with a lot better results.  

  13. John Evans says:

    UK citizens cannot obtain a ‘police clearance’ because the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) here will only process applications from recognised organisations and the Cayman Islands government is not on the list.

    When I applied for my GOL all immigration had was a sworn affidavit that my record was clean with my signature on the bottom of it.

    Perversely, I used to get a more thorough background screening when passing through the USA in transit for Cayman.

    However, when I applied to join the RCIPS Special Constabulary (and I can hear the laughter right now but it happened!) at the beginning of 2008 they took my fingerprints and ran a full screening – so it can be done if the organisation concerned wants to do it.

  14. Anonymous says:


    I think the RCIP need to get their act together!

  15. "Unsolved Mysteries" says:

    There is a work related program which allows common labourers from other Caribbean regions to seek employment in Turks & Caicos.  It is something similary given from Canada, where persons may enter on the "farm work program".  

    Since his "escape" from Central, have there been any reported sightings or has one of our own "placed him under temporary house arrest’ (without notifying authorities)?

  16. BL says:

    I just laugh, reading all of these comments:

    How are you going to screen individuals who come here when there is no “universal fingerprinting system?” How are you going to do extensive searches on all permit holders; if they tell us they are from some place and have positive police records from such a place, how are we going to meticulously search their background? Be realistic!  And not all records are flawless. This man I understand came from Jamaica with a legitimate police record from Jamaica; once submitted to Immigration, should have Immigration still do a search and asked for other records from all the countries this man traveled to?
    People… If you want Immigration to do acrobats, ask your Government to financially support them more, and take the 50 that is going into Police and put them into Immigration and Customs! Simple!
    • Anthony Montana says:

      Really?  You laugh at this?  Stop laughing.  Its not funny. Google search showed the wanted poster ofhim from T&C, this shows that this issue has nothing to do with financially supporting immigration or having more police.  He was arrested twice and police didnt see he was wanted for murder and immigration didnt kick him out of the country.  Its just that they are bad at their job.  Nothing else.  Is that funny? Would it also be funny if he robs you at gunpoint or shoots you?  I dont think so.  He is wanted for gun charges and murder.  We are all in danger.  Wake up.

      • Anonymous says:

        I couldn’t agree with Anthony’s response more, well said…


      • Caymanian at Heart says:

        What’s funny is that we can do a simple google search and see this guy’s past and immigration and the police can’t?  The moment they arrested him he should have been cuffed and yet he managed to walk freely out of the station.  He also had previous arrests in Cayman and they failed then to match him up there too….stupidity or corruption?

        I am an expat and 100% fine with being finger printed, I give blood already for the VD test – being a quality resident I am fine with getting fingerprinted.

        – Course it’s not just the work permit holders committing crimes right?


        • Anonymous says:

          You people are so ignorant. You really think the police did not know about his past? If that is so, you are way more stupid than them.

          And, if you all think you can do a better job than the RCIP, sign up, join them! …….put your money where your mouth is. I mean, you’ve all seen CSI, right? You could totally do the job better than they can.

          Wake up. Look around. It is not just Cayman that has crime issues. It is the entire world. And why is that? Are all police officers in the world bad at their jobs? I don’t think so. It is SOCIETY you fools. Every single one of us, and our parents, are to blame.

          • L says:

            Yes, but if the man slipped through our Immigration borders… as he had a clean record from Jamaica, and that same man commited a crime here, could not the Police, at least, have made some international checks???

            Something is wrong with our SCREENING SYSTEM, and to fix it may take big monies.

            I suggest we stop the finger pointing, and focus our attention on our MLA’s; what are they going to do about it???

      • George says:

        Well Antonio, I guess you have to pay someone to do the Google searching in Immigration… Don’t leave Government lack of financing out of this!!!

      • Joe Average says:

        I never thought I’d see Tony Montana complaining about inadequate records searches….but there you have it!  I thought he died in the movie but apparently not.  CNS do you know what Montana is wanted for???


        How did one T. Montana get through Immigration???

  17. Anonymous says:

    I recall sometime last year hearing then CIO Franz Manderson on the morning talk show explaining that the Immigration Dept. had apprehended a Jamaican national who was here on a work permit (I can’t recall the reason for his apprehension) and it was discovered that he had been a deportee from England after serving prison time for a ‘serious crime’. My job requires that I pay attention to such matters so I contacted the Deputy CIO Bruce Smith to enquire how this had happened. I was informed that this was indeed the case and that the person had legitimately been granted a GOL.  Apparently, upon submission of his application documents, he had submitted a clean Jamaican police record. The fact of the matter was that he had no convictions in Jamaica, therefore he made a ‘truthful’ application to our Immigration authorities. In that case, the Immigration Dept. waslucky that they had cause to apprehend him and that this situation was revealed. I almost called this case an ‘anomaly’ but I bet we would be shocked as to how many such cases exist; add to that the number of forged police records which are submitted. A Jamaican friend has assured me that these can be bought in Jamaica as easily as tamarind balls. But again, I would bet this is not only a Jamaican phenomenon.

    I suggested to Mr. Smith that in my humble layman opinion, the Cayman Islands should seek to forge relationships with the pertiment law enforcement agencies in our neighbouring Caribbean and Latin American countries, as well as with the UK, Canada and the USA (it is well known that the latter three countries are deporting Caribbean nationals daily) in order to establish a database on these deportees because, without fail, at some point some of them might reach the ‘affluent Cayman Islands’. This approach might not serve to apprehend every single one but I would venture to say that it is way better than doing nothing. I would hope that some such common sense measures are in effect by now.

    However, without finger-printing upon entry all such measures will not be entirely effective and perhaps even pointless.

    Therefore, to those who have expressed indignation at the consideration of implementing finger-printing upon entry or upon application for a GOL, I trust that you all see the benefits, as it serves to protect you as well. Unfortunately, I must direct that comment mainly to the expats among us because I don’t know of any Caymanian who is opposed to this consideration. This is not a xenophopic consideration, it is simply a way of protecting life and property in our country, for everyone’s benefit – which we have every right to do in our country. I would venture to bet that those same expats do not complain to Uncle Sam’s authorities whenever they have to present their fingers and smile for the camera at US borders!

    Because of a minority of ‘anti-foreigner’ sentiment among us, we have become conditioned that we cannot speak up in our own interest, for fear of being accused of being xenophobes by people like some of our prominent columnists, who have no love for this country or its people and take every opportunity to deride Cayman and Caymanians.

    I say, implement fingerprinting and photographs at border control entry points and any visitor to our shores who objects can simply turn around and return how and from whence they came, to a resounding ‘good riddance’ from all.



    • Twyla Vargas says:

      The COMMENTS of 14:18, I recall sometime last year………   

      I do hope the that the persons who has authority and in command read your comments thoroughly and take heed……….  However it is a major problem here that those who can address these situations most times fail to listen to the man on the street or to accept valuable comments  as these which are steering them in the correct decision.    I say it again we are not too old to learn, and time is running out  for foot dragging and excuses.   Those who are in command need to stand up and wave, because we are getting more than we can bear….

    • Anonymous says:

      Interesting point! I think Israel have the best screening procedures for visitors, or just entry into the country. It’s not about being accused of racism, it’s about protecting their nation.

  18. Anonymous says:

    It would be desirable for RCIP to assist Immigration in screening their database of permit holders against known or wanted international felons…that assumes this punk was here legally, and it doesn’t read like he plays by those rules.  He would not have received a police clearance certificate if he had.  


    • Anthony Montana says:

      I agree.  This clearly shows that there may be many permit holders or even people that were granted status in the mass grants (thanks Mac!) that are hardened criminals and all that was needed to find out that fact was a quick and simple background check.  The poster with this guy was on the second page of google for gods sake!  And up until his escape here, it was probably on the first page!  No one is protecting the general public. 

      I dont blame fully immigration because they have so many permits to deal with and if he submitted a police cert and met the other requirements then why would he be denied? and they were not involved in the status grants (thanks Mac!). How many permits a year do they deal with when compared to how many arrests a year the police have to make?   I blame the police. They already had this man in custody in 2008 charged with serious crimes and did not see that he was wanted for the murder of a cop.  And also for arresting him now and letting him get away again so he can shoot someone else!  

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to see the police clearance he submitted to Immigration.  Unbelievable!!  It just never ceases to amaze what what criminals can get away with on this island.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do not be amazed, criminals are attracted to criminals! Criminals help criminals!

    • Anonymous says:

      To make matters worse any piece of Riff-raff can come to Cayman and get a clean Police record after staying here three months. Unbelievable!! This policy needs changing asap.

  20. Anthony Montana says:

    Last comment on this.  If he is Jamaican and was previously arrested in 2008 on serious charges (as shown by google), WHY WAS HE STILL HERE???  Did Mac give him status?  Even if so, status should be revoked where the person commits a serious crime.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Anytime someone wants to start a business the first thing they do is go to immigration for work permits.

    When will this stop?

    Immigration needs to get its house in order, now they are ignoring the Office of the Complaints Commissioner.

    These criminals are out of control.

    • Anonymouse says:

      To answer your question the work permit issue will never stop as long as it is a source of revenue to pay civil servant and support lazy caymanians.

  22. Anthony Montana says:

    OMG.  This is even more ridiculous.  I just googled him.  Took me about 2 seconds.  The T&C thing came up on the second page.  (I would think police would have better resources than me but even if they didnt – ITS RIGHT THERE!!!).  ALSO –  He was arrested by the RCIP in 2008 on charges of giving a false name and false birthdate, threatning violence and resisting arrest.  Im not a genious but I would be thinking "why didnt he give his real name?" A 2 second check would have told me. – I dont expect the cops to be geniuses but come on.



  23. Fed Up Caymanian says:

    Immigration please please please try and not let in anymore of these idtiots into our island.  Try and develop a system of checking with our neighboring countries on these want to be work permit holders.  Stop letting these idiots in, please.  And you wonder why there is so much crime here, and saying that it is mostly Caymanians creating the crime.  At least with a Caymanian there is a chance of knowing about their criminal background and what they are capable of but the idiots you are letting in we can’t find out anyting on.  They just walk in here with a clean slate no questions asked.  We the Caymanian people want these people gone, back to whereever the hell they come from.  We do not desire to have these animals here anylonger, you immigration are in control, now please fly the plane straight. When are you guys going to wake the hell up. 

  24. Anonymous says:

    For those who are ignorant of the work permit process, you have to have a police clearance from the country you are coming from – did he have one? 

  25. Anonymous says:

    Everyone is making comments about work permit holders but I don’t see anywhere stating he is on a permit.  Do we even know how long he has been here or how he got here.  Immigration needs to get on-line with some sort of system that notifies them of wanted/unwanted/deported etc people.  I am sure if he is wanted in T & C there is some website that has information on it that immigration can access. 

  26. Anthony Montana says:

    And our fantastic police allowed him to walk right out of the police station.  Was he even handcuffed?  Whats the point in having cops?  Really?  Hired mercenaries would do a much better job.  For cheaper.  Have the cops solved even 1 of 5,280,000 murders or armed robberies in the last few months?  Where is the value for money? They didnt even know he was wanted.  A CSN contributor had to point it out.  Even in the old west (over 100 years ago) when they arrested someone, they would check the wanted posters. Now (police pls take note) they have something called c-o-m-p-u-t-e-r-s and an i-n-t-e-r-n-e-t and still they are amazingly incompetent.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I can personally concur with the comments made in this post. I have a relative who was attacked in their home country which almost left him/her dead. And when I was made aware that the person who attacked him/her was trying to enter this country after the fact that they attempted to murder someone, I contacted the Immigration Dpt. to make them aware that a criminal was trying to enter the country, which I also offered police reports and filings to prove this. To my astonishment and disbelief, I was told and I quote "if this person was coming into the country with Visa they could take action against it, but if they were coming by work permit they could do nothing". I guess what they are trying to say is that if the country a criminal is coming from is corrupt and they can be issued a clean police record fraudulently, then there is no point in us looking into things a bit closer even when reputable proof is available to the contrary….. Way to go ID!! I feel so much safer now.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Immigration sure needs an overhaul, what exactly is the persons in positions doing to implement the procedures (if any) of conducting PROPER background checks of individuals obtaining work permits in this country!!!!!!

    I bet he’s using another name too. Coming into Cayman and a simple google search will be too much to swallow if he is using the same name he left T&C under. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Fed up ..... says:

    Yet another blunder on the Immigration Department, that Governement Branch needs a good overhauling!!!!! As I have been saying about certain government personel….. some of these people get these jobs and are allowed to stay in them too long! They then assume the idea that they are the Governement! Governement jobs should not be assigned to people for life, that only allows people to become criminals becasue they go about breaking the law to suite themselves. But why complain? I went to Immigration and told them about two different people I know are here illigally and GUESS WHAT, they are still here after a year! One of these persons is very chummy with someone in Immigration and got information about who turned her in to Immigration and then came after me! "She was going back to Jamaica and put obeah on me" never heard more crap in my life! Anyway the morale of this story is that it is time for Immigration to clean up their ACT!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Can anyone tell me why is that OTRCIS (Overseas Territories Regional Crime Intelligence System) did not raise a "red flag"on this individual when he entered our jurisdiction, having came here with a questionable background from another British Overseas Territory, namely TCI ???

    I remember while in the RCIPS we were instructed to utilize this system religiously on a daily basis but many officers including myself had many reservations about it. I fact, I rarely used it to input data because of my suspicions behind it’s real intended creation and purpose.

    While the system is used daily in the RCIPS to log all crime reports, provide police clearances, intelligence??, case file management etc etc ……… many of us knew the real purpose of the UK providing this system to it’s territories.

    Since Brian Gibbs and David Ballantyne were kicked out of the country after the Euro Bank fiasco, the UK needed "eyes" back into the Cayman Islands (RCIPS) to keep track for MI5-6 ………………… whom Gibbs and others had been secretly working for. This was no secret in the Cayman Islands, everyone whom was living and working in the Cayman Islands remembers that era.

    Interestingly, we paid dearly (Millions of $$$$$$ to settle law suits) for their "screw up" back then, same as Operation Tempura at present. I can only describe their investigations as "Professional Incompetence" 

    Following this, they conveniently devised a scheme and instead of using human capital on the ground which was now difficult to do after Gibbs and Ballantyne departure, they used computer systems to create OTRCIS and sold it as God’s gift to the British Overseas Territories.

    In fact, ask any police officer whom you know and they will tell you that "it’s base" is operated out of Miami by an individual whose name was mentioned several times in Operation Tempura, specifically during/after Judge Henderson was awarded damages for SPIT’s wrongdoing.

    Any of the officers who have used OTRCIS will tell you that you cannot even enter the system unless you are given a specific password (not your own) which originates from the Miami office.

    Seems kind of logical to me that if someone needs to keep their "eyes" on you and provides you with a "specific password" for a system that you are required to use; and not allow you to create your own, it’s clear the intended purpose of those who created it.

    CNS I’m hearing that David Ballantyne (former Cayman Islands Attorney General) is now working behing the scenes at the FCO. 

    Does this surprise anyone ???   

    Maybe we could get Mac to check this out for us when he visits the UK, afterall it was Mac who kicked him and Brian Gibbs out of the country. Then again, the UK is too clever to make him be seen when Mac visits the FCO on official business.



    • Spartacus says:

      Goodness me, we have many more "eyes" here than anyone thinks, both real and electronic.  If Cayman was not great for intelligence gathering why do you think we would allow offshore business to continue?

  31. Caymanian at Heart says:

    I did a google search and his name appears here

    This man has been arrested before and appeared in court – so why didn’t they also find his past records then?  This question also needs to be asked.  CNS can you investigate this?


    • Anonymous says:

      Hazarding a guess (and it might be quite hazardous to my posting reputation because it means assuming the RCIP has some thinkers in it), perhaps they kept him around as a known-entity hoping he will lead to bigger fish? When he went before court there seems to have been suspicion of a connection to cocaine importation, so maybe they wanted to see if he could lead them to higher-level drug dealers? Again, not saying this is what they were thinking, because perhaps they missed his past criminal connection entirely.

      On a side note, because it made me giggle, what kind of charge is "abstracting electricity?" Are we no longer able to theoreticise the movement of electrons? (Page 8 of the .pdf for reference.)

    • Anonymous says:

      I just looked up the information on the link you provided and it clearly shows he has been arrested here several times for serious crimes as far back as early 2008.  The police should have been much more vigilant in their supervision of him and he should never have been put in a situation whereby he would have the opportunity to escape.

  32. Anonymous says:

    A time to take action call in help to locate him, he need to be off the streets.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I told you and the GOVERNMENT a long time ago that a fingerprint database should have been up and going a long time ago.

    They are deportees, re-jects and murders living and working here.  Don’t for a second beleive that this is a lie.

    The US, UK and France have deported more than 3,000.00 people each year and where do some of them end up. HERE

    Link up with the US and the UK by using there datadase and feed and filter information on everyone who wants to work here or we will continue to see this which will bring criminals to our Islands.

    my 2 cents

  34. Sadly says:

    Then we ask” where all this crime is coming from ?


    In a Country where anyone can walk in/out free as they do here there’s no need to ask any such questions simple as that.

    There’s no double check on anyone there for we have no idea who’s entering our Country…..criminals must have the last laugh at Caymanians as a whole. Just think what they saying to friends” hey guys you can’t get into the US/UK/Europe just fly over to the Caymans they don’t even check you, their totally care free over there no worries.

    There’s good & there’s bad where ever you go and Caymanians aren’t any different. We have those who add to the crime list but when this Country sees fit to allow anyone to enter here with out even a back check then people it’s going to be more than this Government can handle worst yet when their given invitations to criminals to walk in as they please.

    What a mess…!

  35. "Unsolved Mysteries" says:

    "Cop Killer"?.  Commissioner Baines, now is a time when your officers should be allowed firearms.  If Customs Department has be given authority to utilise guns, on open seas why not Police who have to risk encounters of criminals/murderers daily?. What use is a can of pepper spray and a baton, when you have to face off with a man brandishing a weapon?

    Our favoured politicians need to find some ways and means of passing the required legislature in protecting our armed forces and civilians.



    • Anonymous says:

      Keep in mind he escaped from the custody of the police department. If they cant handle a criminal how do you think they are going to handle carrying guns. I can just see the headlines now " Police accidentally shot themselve while putting the gun in the upholster".




  36. Anonymous says:

    This is serious…. we really need to start screening thee people more when they are appling for work permits here. and doing throuogh back ground searches. 

  37. Anonymous says:

    CNS, has anybody officially confirmed this information. The wanted poster looks fake and is hosted on a private individuals website and is in no way hosted by Turks & Caicos Crimestoppers?

    I think somebody may be pulling your leg on this one or worse trying to stir up more hatred against jamaicans and expats in general.

    • Anonymous says:

      I dont think anyone is trying to stir up anything. Just accept the fact that many Jamaicans are known criminals. It’s very sad for those who are innocent from there. At the end of the day we do not want this kind of person living on our Island.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think I was right wasn’t I? the whole thing was a load of cr@p and this man is not a murderer.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Caymanian women and men who are marrying these kind in order for them to stay here even without work should be held accountable as well – Are we that desperate for a relationship or a new last name that before even spending time getting to know each other we are seeking a marriage officer? – sad, very sad especially when I hear of and know of so many marriages of convenience on this island.  If I was one of the idiots I could have been married quite a few times already but because i stand up for what I know and believe a marriage should be, I remain single but nevertheless very happy and contented.  I am not assuming that he is married to a Caymanian but my point is, these are the kind of characters we have running around here causing havoc and fear – Immigration need to go through each and every file and do home checks to confirm they are in fact living where they have stated in their documentation and presented to Immigration, if they are not, make sure they have a valid and good excuse why they are not.  Many Caymanian women and men are "married" but their husband or wife is living with another more desirable Caymanian idiot !!  women and men of these Islands, have some dignity and pride stop settling for a whole lot of "nothing" stop allowing expats to come here and use you, when they are done, they can return to their homeland and live in their mansion they built while here using you !!!


  39. Anonymous says:

    CNS: how did the fact that he is wanted elsewhere come to light? Did it come from the RCIP? In which case why didn’t they mention this on monday?

    CNS: As stated in the article, "Posted by an anonymous contributor on the CNS comment board…"

    • Anonymous says:

      Well the RCIP should be saying a big thankyou to CNS and its readers for identifying who their prisoners are (sorry I guess he’s not a prisoner anymore when they let him wander off is he?)

  40. Anonymous says:

    Agreeing with the other posts.  How/ why is it that my country let them in?

    Finger prints not a routine by now…? / Photo ID’s even…?  US cough we catch a cold but tell me why we aint sneezing from catching criminals?

    Background check? Police clearance? Isn’t something required…?

    Shouldn’t every visitor be checked against each country’s wanted list?

    Talking about tax transparency with other countries and aint got international police cooperation…? say it aint so…

    Are we asking too much?

    Time to establish ourselves as not only a leader in financial services but a leader in the fight against crime.  TV shows, CSI, Law & Order, etc…, SHOULD BE MADE OF CAYMAN INSTEAD OF MAKING FUN OF CAYMAN.

    We need to be known as the best in all we do, STARTING WITH CRIME PREVENTION and AHPREHENSION – then will come tourism, finance and even a surge in local businesses striving nationally and internationally…

  41. Anonymous says:

    The Immigration Department in this country is just too lax. I wonder how many more criminals are in this country. Who are these people commiting these robberies?

    I do not think that the Immigration Department is doing any checks in the back ground of most of the work permits being granted in this country. People are walking around in this country with work permits and no jobs, why is this situation allowed to continue? If the employer has no work for these people, why are they allowed to remain on the island?

  42. Anonymous says:

    The flaws in the security measures at the police station are alarming.  How in the hell could someone in custody of the RCIP get up and run out of the station?

    This is symbolic of the problems in the entire RCIP and Baines, the stand-up comic, ("Only 15 gunmen" + "killing beause of a girl") is not going to change the culture.

  43. Anonymous says:

    there better be an investigation as to how he got out of custody, and heads should roll. The cops that he got away from should loose their jobs over this if they were not following protocol. Supervisors should roll as well. This is an outrage.

  44. Thankful says:

    All I can say and for emphasis : the writings are on the wall.  I am not stopping until someone with authority publicly admit and declare the reality of the guest workers and specfically the criminal Jamaican element in our country.

    See beside actually committing crimes, it (they) influence and expose our young people to a violent, ungodly gun-culture!

    I am appalled by this.  I would suggest to Comm. Baines that as a starter work with other OTs to see if there are any other wanted persons.  Then check with immigration if they are here and post the information as well.

    This man is accused of a very serious crime.  He has allegedly taken the life of an officer of the law.  Certainly, there is no regard for life or law.  He needs to be caught.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Prime example… of the class of people we have here these days. I would not doubt that a lot of work permit holders are not criminals, that have either been deported from one country, or ran away from something that they have done back home and haven’t been caught.

    All the blame cannot be laid on the Immigration department though, because I believe that a lot of them make their way here on boat. After all, how did he escape from T&C??

  46. Anonymous says:

    I have an idea…  Lets google every expat we encounter since the authorities dont seem to have the proper screening for these scum bags that get through the system!   LOL

    Happy humpday everyone!   Dont you feel h**ped today! 

  47. Anonymous says:

    What makes you think he came through immigration? Afterall, you do have boats that smuggle things in throughout the night, right?

    Everyone be safe! This guy, with no facial hair can easily dress as a woman, with a wig…..

    Yes, this is scary. It would probably be a good idea to send this information/picture to Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico so that he can’t blend in with the people there! Cuba should be on this list as well.

  48. Anonymous says:

    CI immigration is too slack every cat and dog have permit around here…we need the finger print system now …. this is very scary and there are much more out there just like him that are killas and serving food with a smile..and that’s only becauseCayman is a civilised Country

    • me says:

      As a permitted employee, I had to produce a notarized police report and finger prints from my jurisdiction in order to complete the process. I certainly hope all other permitted employees had to do likewise.

      If he is on a permit — go to the employer and find out where he is or who he hangs around with.

      Probably be a really good idea for Immigration to make the fingerprints they have collected for permits available to the police.

      Maybe he came in as a visitor and never left.

    • K-man to da bone says:

      it seems that quite a few criminals arrived here from Turks and Caicos and that includes our own Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree about the finger printing system….everyone who enters and exits should have to scan their prints.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Everyone blaming the RCIP but Immigration is where government needs to start tackling. They are allowing criminals to enter this country day after day and they have absolutely no clue or idea who these people are that are entering the country. Immigration department is also another incompetent bunch !!

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe they’re blaming the RCIP because they let a suspected cop killer run out of the front door and straight down Elgin Avenue!

      • Anonymous says:


        Maybe the blame should go on our Government and former Governments for placing all the attention on Police and not on Immigration
        • Anonymous says:

          What about the geniuses in our new Govt who believe that the visa restrictions for Jamaica should be removed!  In the face of a crime wave at least some of which is by foreigners we should tightening border security not relaxing it.  Implement the fingerprinting and put CCTV at the airport.   

  50. Anonymous says:

    This is scary. No security policies in place at immigration.

    How did this guy get in tothe country? 

    He could have been in the country since 2005


    • Anonymous says:



    • Anonymous says:

      I  agree this is frightening. Everyone is only blaming the Police but the oweness is on Immigration, and this goes way back. I wander how some people can go home with a big retirement check and sit back watching the news about the crime in cayman when they bloodie well know that they have contributed to it by not doing their job. When we had folks such as the late Dennis Foster in control he made sure that he only let in the best.The word Human Rights was not in his vocabulary, I am sure that he referred to it as Human wrong.He did what he thought was right, and our ship the Cayman Islands was certainly sailing in the right direction then.Immigration Board Members should be people that know the community well, have a good sense of understanding,and cannot be bought.Its no good of having Members who are going to rubber stamp everything. I dont think that it is fair to the Country to have a Board of people that are there because of their vote.This is the most serious Board. Please join me in prayer for my country.

  51. Anonymous says:

    This is a prime example of why the Immigration Department needs to be more diligent and actually do background checks on each and every work permit applicant before granting such permits.  I understand that the Immigration Department is inundated with applications and most are requested on an expedited basis but these checks are vital and this case is in fact a good example.  Tighten your "Corset: strings Immigration  the island is bursting at its seams with undesirable immigrants!! 

    • Bureaucrat says:

      The Immigration Department is too busy scheming to devise ways to avoid the OCC to be bothered with any of this stuff. Bureaucracy is a wonderful thing.

    • Twyla Vargas says:

      TOTALLY IN AGREEMENT 11:32, This is a prime example why the immigration need to be more diligent.  

      My suggestions for the immigration department is that their officers need to be trained like police officers to spot these criminals.   The Immigration department need harden tough officers to deal with these harden tough criminals entering this country.  I do feel the immigration department is being a bit too passive.   A few weeks ago I spoke with a lady immigration officer enquiring about time thast was given to a person who was not on a work permit.  This person was married to a Caymanian, and was allowed to stay on the Island without having a workpermit and  soliciting work and given long extensions.  When I questioned the female immigration officer about it, she almost ate my head off.   The bottom is going to break out of that immigration bucket one day .

      Another issue, is that "We are never too old to learn"  Listening to advice will make us learn many things.    WORK PERMITS…..  When an employer has a work permit for a foreign national, Ido not believe that employer should be allowed to wait until after the permit has expired to re apply.  They should be forced to apply at least two months before or the application is null and void.   In requesting this, the immigration department has some idea where this employee is located.   Another thing, is it should be required of the employer by the immigration department, that every six months, the employer provide a known address of their employee or to be held responsible if they cannot find them….. More need to be done……. People are fed up and some fool is going to take the law in hand if something is not done.   I say spend the money to make this place safe.  Isnt that the reason we want to be called the JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN?, well prove it.  Because now we are just one step from the grabage can.


  52. Anonymous says:

    Does Department of Immigration carry out background checks on work permit holders or is it safe to assume that we are surrounded by potential criminals?????

  53. Anonymous says:

    and he got into Cayman how? Maybe beefing up background checks on people here on work permit might be worthwhile.

    • Anonymouse says:

      Criminals like this can get in and out of anywhere at any time they like.

      Our proximity to Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras make this possible by any small boat with an engine that can run for a few hours.

      The question should be how long has he been here and how many crimes he may have committed.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can personally concur with the comments made in this post. I have a relative who was attacked in their home country which almost left him/her dead. And when I was made aware that the person who attacked him/her was trying to enter this country after the fact that they attempted to murder someone, I contacted the Immigration Dpt. to make them aware that a criminal was trying to enter the country, which I also offered police reports and filings to prove this. To my astonishment and disbelief, I was told and I quote "if this person was coming into the country with Visa they could take action against it, but if they were coming by work permit they could do nothing". I guess what they are trying to say is that if the country a criminal is coming from is corrupt and they can be issued a clean police record fraudulently, then there is no point in us looking into things a bit closer even when reputable proof is available to the contrary….. Way to go ID!! I feel so much safer now.