Ricky Marwick Rankin deported to Cayman Islands

| 27/08/2010

(Miami Herald): US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported Ricky Marwick Rankin, wanted on probation violation charges in the Cayman Islands.Rankin, 40, was wanted by law enforcement authorities in the Cayman Islands for criminal convictions ranging from attempted murder, burglary, assaulting police, consuming cocaine, assault causing actual bodily harm, damage to property, possession of cocaine, robbery, and possession of unlicensed firearm, according to ICE.On March 29, ICE special agents in Fort Lauderdale learned that Rankin was residing in South Florida.

ICE special agents arrested Rankin in June. On Wednesday, he was removed from Miami International Airport and turned over to the Cayman Islands Police Service at Owens Roberts International Airport in Georgetown, Cayman Islands.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Okay, so tell me this then.  If y’all roll over the expat to presumably make a better country, why not just roll over the criminals (the ones you don’t shoot) and have a dandy little crime free country.  You could put em one of those jamaican taxi cab boat things (like Roarscratch says this Rankin guy took), and just send them off.  And if they come back, either tell em no or roll em over again. Food for thought?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Rankin flew from Kingston Jamaica to Miami using false documents.

    See US immigration link. http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1008/100826miami3.htm

  3. Anonymous says:

     So, I’ll ask again.

    How does somebody that’s been charged with; attempted murder, assaulting police, cocaine, assault with bodily harm, robbery, and possession of a firearm (sorry, I left a couple charges out for brevity) just get on a plane and leave the country??!!   Could anybody do that?  Can I do it.

    Again, I have to think the guy was rolled over.  That’s the only thing that makes sense.


    • Rorschach says:

      what makes you think he "got on a plane"??   If I wanted to, I could get on any one of the numerous "Jamiacan water taxis" that come to and from the island several times a week….

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah, but I was talking about him, not you.

        • Rorschach says:

          Well let me see if I can explain it to you, bobo…I was using myself as an example…still wit me??  Okay, so let’s just say that instead of me…it was him getting on a boat…still wit me??  Riiiight, just checkin….so now, what you have is a person, in this case Rankin…still on the same page??, alright…well, let’s just say that Mr. Rankin then gets to some other country and then he enters the US illegally. by some other means.. only he knows for sure..does this make sense now??  I know it was a long and drawn out explanantion, but you seem as though you needed to have it spelled out for you letter by letter..

          • Anonymous says:

            yeah I’m WIT you bobo. So is this what happened, or is it justyour long drawn out explanation if what you think happened, in bobo’s world…..bobo

            • Rorschach says:

              Well, I guess we will have to wait and see when he gets back, eh??  IF he decides to talk…it would not be in his best interest to say, however, if in the future he decides he wants to depart via the same route..

              • Anonymous says:

                okay, we’ll wait.  In the mean time, do those taxis run to Rum Point? 

      • Pauly Cicero says:


    • Pauly Cicero says:

      Because expats who have held a job for seven years are rolled over. I’d like to see the expat who has been charged, convicted, and paroled for various crimes and has managed to hold a job for seven years. Still make sense? Denial is not a river in Egypt.

      • Anonymous says:


        • Pauly Cicero says:

          Caymanians don’t get rolled over. Simple enough for you?

          • Anonymous says:

            well why not? 

            • Pending says:

              Caymanians don’t get rolled over because they are Caymanian.

              Americans don’t get deported from America because they are American.

              Japanese don’t get deported from Japan because they are Japanese.

              Ever known of a person being kicked off / out their homeland?

              Although with the way the Government is down here I would not put it past them to do so.

              • Anonymous says:

                that doesn’t seem fair.  If you can kick someone out of the country even if they are law abiding, working, even property owners, why can’t you kick a murdering, drug abusing, people hurting person?  Just because they were born here??!!  Unfair AND stoooooopid 

  4. MADMAX says:

    if this man was such a risk, why did the government release him on parole, and why the the government give him his passport to leave the islands.

    And then the Government turn around and told the us authories that he is a wanted Man. Everyone in Government that has the power to release people on parole should be locked down as well with this man.

    just my two cent

    • An observer says:

      You must realise that the crown colony is runned by law. Every action that an official takes he or she must point to Statute or common law or Equity or customs or the Preorgative of the Crown for his or her actions. One of the statute is the right to bail found in the Bail Law1976. If there is no indications that the person will run off and commit other crimes , he is entitled to bail. The Governor can exercise the Prerogative on the behalf of H.M. the Queen and extend parole to any person. So how can you say the person who cause those persons to be on parole should be locked  down? There is no power of arrest in the Criminal Procedure Code 2007 for this neither under the Penal Code 2007. You must realise that the Colony is not a "Dictatorship" or a "police state". Its the "Rule of Law" and not Might or opinion. If that was  the case many of us would be in jail if somebody in authority did not like us..

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah but… how did he get off the island?? 

      • Pauly Cicero says:

        "crown colony"? "runned"? UK statutes? Ricky, is this you? Bail and parole are two entirely separate matters. We have our own statutes, thank you very much.

      • Pending says:

        What I THINK you will find happended is that he was released on parole having served 2/3 of his sentence as he was in prison for a least 10yrs prior to being released.

        At HMP, they have that rule. You serve 2/3 , and then you have a choice, get out and remain on parole until what would have been your full sentence has surpassed or stay in prison for the full term and get out with no parole.

        I think you will also find that one of the conditons was that he was not allowed to leave the country, and most likely did nothave a passport, as this would have been kept by Immigrationa s a condition of his parole. He then  probably went on a canoe to Jamaica where he picked up false docouments i.e. passport and THEN flew to the US, where evidently their border control is top notch.

        Now he will return to HMP Northward to serve out the remainder of his sentence (s) and will probably pick up a few more charges like absconding from the country, breaching this and that.

    • Anonymous says:

      true, if the guy was wanted for attempted murder, how did he get off the island?  Was he rolled over?! 

  5. Anonymous says:

     Welcome home!