Governor faces crime surge

| 20/09/2013

(CNS): Since the governor’s arrival just two weeks ago, there has been a surge in gun-related crime in Cayman, with an increase in doorstep robberies, the first murder of the year and this week a frightening gunpoint carjack. Helen Kilpatrick said Thursday that as a result, she had called a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss crime in an effort to continue the work already done by the NSC in this area. Although Governor Kilpatrick has been billed as a finance expert, she has also worked closely with the UK police. She told CNS that with substantial experience both at local and national levels with the UK police services, she expected “to draw on this experience” in her new role.

Meanwhile, the RCIPS said they had a high visible police presence around commercial premises after hours and they were employing intelligence processes to target people suspected of being involved in the recent crime surge. Despite community concerns over house invasions and doorstep robberies, with five such incidents in recent weeks, the police said these types of crimes are still not prevalent.

“The profile of the victim in each of these five cases leads us to believe that these types of crimes are targeted on business people who, due to the very nature of their business, will arrive home at odd hours of the night,” an RCIPS spokesperson stated, saying it was very likely that the offenders knew that the victims in each case were entrepreneurs and that their daily cash earnings would be taken home at the end of the night. 

As law and order remains a key area of the governor’s responsibility, Kilpatrick said, “The police have to be capable and equipped to meet the changing dynamics of crime and be able to investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible for it.

“My aim is to ensure the RCIPS remains fit for purpose and support them in holding the line.  Social policies are also important.  These can help remove the vulnerable from potential criminal lifestyle and offenders can be transitioned into society with meaningful post sentence rehabilitation programmes,” she added.

She is very aware that the public is extremely worried about crime Kilpatrick said, “but we must continue to put the situation in Cayman into perspective. When compared to a comparable jurisdiction, Cayman has the lowest rate of serious crime in the Caribbean and over the past few years there has generally been a downward trend in crime statistics.”

The police will be holding a crime prevention seminar on 3 October at the Westin Hotel and will be inviting entrepreneurs and others to help them stay safe and not become a victim of crime. With small business owners being the targets recently, police advised owners not to take cash home after close of business but instead look at other safe alternative depository methods offered by security companies.

Business owners are also advised to check who is following them on the way home after close of business at odd hours of the night by checking rear view mirrors.

“If you suspect you are being followed home, do not turn into your home address; contact 911 and report that you suspect you are being followed, provide the location you are at and statethat you are a business owner,” a police detective advised. “Go to the nearest police station if you have to, and if you don't see a vehicle following you, look for any signs out of the ordinary when you arrive at home before getting out of your car.”

The officer stressed that any victim who has cash on them when confronted by a robber should not resist because money is not worth the risk.

“As much as possible, try to remain calm, but I appreciate this is difficult given the traumatic experience one goes through with these types of crime. Panic can often lead to the robber too becoming nervous and possibly unintentionally discharging a firearm; I've seen this happen several times over the years whilst as a detective investigator,” the senior officer advised.

Police management emphasised that the RCIPS was employing all investigative processes available to give them the best evidential opportunity to arrest, charge and bring persons suspected before the court.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    These criminals learn from thier parents that it is OK, so stop the corruption first, and watch how others crimes follow.

    • Anonymously says:

      Dear God please take us back to 1932 with the knowledge that we have now.  Please give the people of Cayman a second chance to get it right let the very old teach the very young as both need a chance to do it right one last time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This crime surge must stop or else we will lose our investors and visitors then what? Please get a grip on crime from the smoking of ganja in public places that the police now turn a blind eye to because it is considered normal in their country of origin.  Cayman has lowered its standard and this is the results, not the new buzz words by expats " Caymanian entitlement" but this is another topic so I will leave it alone and address the problem of crime before we become like many of the places where to avoid crime one is forced to live in gated communities or live with bars on the windows and doors.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Premier comment? What is he to say? Crime is bad. We will gove them all the cooperation they need, which msans money. It is not the elected branches charge. It hits to tye Governor and Baines. This Island has turned into a criminal infested getto in many areas. The people have failed themselves by allowing their children and grandchildren to become uneducated crack heads that breed like wild rabbits to anything with a warm pulse. Tbhen we blame every expat for everything and anything. Agreed Baines is a bad joke and the Security council sounds like a bar joke but they did not produce the 100’s of babye daddy’s. And momma’s soing full splits for every new man she can find

    • Anonymously says:

      You are so right about this baby momma and daddy bs this is definitely not Caymanian.  It began in the late 70s and early 80s with the influx of undesirables and their cultures to work in our homes taking care of our children and imparting their uneducated values and mores on our children and society.  This is where the breakdown in our society started and this is what we have in return a failed and bancrupt society.  We as a country have failed our young people all for vanity and material possessions that most of us no longer have.  In our desire to keep up with the Jones and to show off in designer clothes we left a pitiful generation behind that we spent no time with except to take them to Disney Word and shopping in Florida. We did not even bother to encourage legislation to push for a vocational trade school so that our young people those that did not attain the grades necessary for tertiary education could still make a good living at home and contribute to the society instead we listened to the financial industry (banks) who numbered in the hundreds sold us their usual dribble because they wanted to make as much money while it lasted on the backs of our young people by offering them entry level jobs in their organizations and offering them loans to buy 30,000 cars but not house or land.  Our politicians of that era sat by and allowed it to happen too.  Say what you like but very few educators/politicians had the foresight to speak about how we were setting our young people up for failure and when they did they were branded as black power and communists. Now the very things that they have warned us about have come to pass we blame it on entitled mentality that was set in place by the banks who recruited every young Caymanian from school and the hospitality industry. Suddenly now that it iseasy to bring in a filing clerk, receptionist, accounts clerk, administrative assistant, secretary and bank teller from overseas the new buzz word is entitlement and uneducated, lazy Caymanians.  My now the times have changed and I am now over 25 years removed from that time where will the next 25 years find Caymanians? with their own Mandela black or white it matters not just our own leader with a vision for the country and its people where they can feel entitled with a true sense of pride and dignity.




      • Anonymous says:

        " It began in the late 70s and early 80s with the influx of undesirables and their cultures to work in our homes taking care of our children and imparting their uneducated values and mores on our children and society"

        Oh please…if you are saying that is really what happened then the "morals" in the homes these people went to were already shot to pieces for allowing that to happen…and regardless of who is looking after your kids, you as a parent have the control, not the nanny..if nanny ain't doing it properly, throw her out. It is still up to the parent to teach their kids…not the are blaming yourselves for the decline…

        • Anonymously says:

          You know that it's true maybe you were one of the very migrants of that era that came and  messed up or country to get it like your country of origin, hater.


        • Anonymously says:

          Importation of criminal elements government need to get rid of the undesirables and go back to the drawing board.  The only thing to do at this point is to change what is not working and start with a new set of rules.  Change the immigration rules like the USA did in their time of national crisis (911).  We in Cayman are having an emergency with crime.  We need to start revoking status for any crime other than a traffic violation and let the mass deportations of law breakers begin, then and only then will Cayman become law abiding again.





        • Anonymously says:

          Wha we need nannies for in the first place? We are to be blame you right too late now nannies turn executives and children turn criminals how ironic.

      • Anonymous says:

        And where was YOUR society when this all happened here?  Where is it now? Did you ever have one that did anything?  Maybe thats the problem.

        • Anonymously says:

          Our stupid society was too busy trying to impress each other with having helpers that were not necessary now we have criminal children, no jobs as they are now all taken by their $50 a week former helpers that are now Caymanians and are now running things oh how things have changed da wha ya get should have listened and left those people alone. You don't mess with giving them an inch because if you do in no time they will take the whole yard and said you gave them nothing. 


      • Castor says:

        What claptrap! Shear and utter nonscence!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Governor Facea A Crime Surge???  We are the ones facing a crime surge! She sits behind 6' gates with armed guards and $100,000 survalence equipment.  We are the "sheep" left unprotected with no way to defend our families and homes….FOR SHAME!


    • Anonymous says:

      STOP, ###########, the petty crimes and the serious

      crime will not develop. In the mean time make your presence

      known daily in the troubled areas that you all know about, as you

      know the trouble causers and whare they reside. Stop asking us for

      information you already have on camera, scout, covert, record your daily

      activities and have a record on shift changes with full details including

      mileage travelled of the earlier shift and follow through.

      No problem man, just do it. }}}}}}}}}}}}}} there are more people at a

      football game in other countries than we have residents in these Islands. }}}}}}}}}.

      Nuf excuses, wa ya say, no more $$$$$$$$$$ 4 RCIPF !!!!!!!!. Already a police state

      check the numbers we should be vertually crime free with those #' sssssss.

      My home not accustome to these excuses.###############.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is the Security at the Governors house really armed? This is new.

    • Anonymously says:

      Do not blame this on the Governor, drop this at the feet of everyone that signed off on the status give a way of 2003, some wise person once said in 2003 right after the status grants give this place 10 years and you will see the changes and none of it will be better.  Prophecy fulfilled.

  5. Community Service says:

    But still not a word from the Premier or any of our elected members.

    So convenient to hide behind the Governor's petticoat on matters like this.

    What a pathetic bunch.

    • Anonymous says:

      The Premier was given responsibility for the police only for the purpos of budgeting. Other than that he has no say. I would never had allowed them to pull that fast one on me. It is the Governor that has to answer all questions about policing; not the Premier. All he can tell us is about the funding. I actually feel bad for the Premier who is being crucified for a matter which he has no control over.

      • Anonymous says:


        That is all BS.

        These guys are law makers.,

        These are the same guys that sit in the assembly and create the laws to rule the land… the same one  that pass laws that harm the little man in this country.

        Its nothing for them to now, to  roll up their sleeves and pass laws that will let the police do their work freely.

        Pass a law that will give the police all authority to search upon suspecious. Proactively, Investigate the people that are not working…where are they getting their money from to maintain their life style.

        Increase the mandatory sentences, so the judges will hove to halt returning these hudlums back on the streets.

        We also  have to stop letting public opinion deter the course of justice.

        It"s one or the other…give up your freedom of privacy or accept the crime…. be another Europe.


      • Anonymous says:

        So it is someone else's fault. 

        Ideally an expat if possible.

    • Anonymous says:

      These are your kids in your society, a product of your entitlement culture, poor educational standards and lack of parental control.

      Instead of continually blaming others and whining that someone else isn't doing your job for you, get to grips with the problem and get of your butt.

      • Anonymously says:

        This is as a result of economic refugees coming to displace young people.  I feel sorry for the young people who don't want to leave their country to look for entitlements elsewhere in the form of residency.  Cayman is for Caymanians stay and fight for it every square inch of it many men and women the world over did it now it is your turn.  Don't give it up' perserve it don't be ashamed of Turtle meat, breadfruit, thatch rope, wompers, smoke pan, Cocoplum, Conch, Whelks and Mosquitos.  When we know from whence we came we will always find our way back home. We are not a criminal or cruel race of people so let us leave the criminal element out of the equation as we move forward "Caymanian"anything else is not in the true spirit of the Caymanian people.

        • Anonymous says:

          Economic refugees, Ha, don't make me laugh.

          Those who come from less well off countries aren't refugees, they are fulfilling jobs that Caymanian's are either too lazy or too incompetant to do themselves. There are hundreds of jobs advertised on ecay trade every day, so why aren't they being filled by Caymanian's?

        • Anonymous says:

           'Cayman is for Caymanians'.

          That phrase alone is racist, discriminatory and prejudicial. In a right thinking country that would be considered illegal and an incitement of racial hatred.

          So yes, you are a criminal and cruel race of people if you believe such garbage.

      • Anonymously says:

        Caymanian entitlement really? Read this

        People like you need to look in your own backyards before you go on with your attitude about entitlement.  Drop it before I begin to cite cases about every nationality living here.  Caymanians who are stupid enough to believe this crap had better do their research and stop repeating all that you hear because you will soon become like the dog and his bone, stop chasing reflections, travel and see the real world for yourself, this does not include Disney and Universal.  People will  come here to tell you all kinds of crap to make you believe that Caymanians are worthless and should not be entitled (with education and hardworking) to the best of what their country has to offer.  Stop this nonsense and tell them like it is.  Everyone is entitled to jobs his/her own country (that they are qualified to do) first.

        • Anonymous says:

          If you came from a society with a population of millions then I think you would have a point. But you don't, you barely number 30,000 in total and you have one of the highest incarceration records on the planet per capita, with overwhelming numbers locked up being Caymanian.

          You have one of the largest police services per capita in the world and an average unemployment rate, (although the numbers are open to debate) amongst western countries. And yet you have a higher rate of robbery and gun crime than most small towns in the UK or US.

          You don't have an open welfare system like most European states or pay income tax on your earnings. You fail to observe most international protocols and have an appalling record on human rights with unpleasant undertones of xenophobia, homophobia, sexual and racial discrimination, and prejudice.

          Your government is secretive, (FOI) and your Civil Service over inflated and incompetent, your education system is creaking under pupil indiscpline and poor educational standards.

          So, for such a small community you sure have some serious issues to confront, and burying your head in the sand is not going to help. It is true that all citizens should have the right to employment, (if experienced and skilled enough) but employers have the right to appoint the best person for the job on their ability, not their nationality. I have travelled the world extensively on government business and witnessed many differing regimes, but Cayman isn't a third world country and shouldn't behave as one.

          I suggest you drop your niave ranting and attitude of indignation, your country is going backwards very fast indeed and people like you are part of the problem. The best of what your country offers is provided by foriegn owned, international business and the tourism sector. If you don't sort out your slide to anarchy then those businesses will relocate and the tourists will not come. Then you can continue to convince yourself that you are right and everyone is wrong when your country is bankrupt and worthless. 

          And seriously, don't read The Guardian if you want to be considered normal.

          • Anonymously says:

            Caymanians don't have to justify who we are to anyone you came here and found us we did not go to your country of millions to find you.  Like the Jews we love our homeland and we are not prepared to leave it. Caymanians are entitled to Cayman and no where else stop trying to fight us for what belongs to us and not you. I don't want your big sophisticated, well educated country that is why I am staying on this dome called Grand Cayman and live my entitled life if you like it or not eat your heart out.

        • Anonymous says:

          So you think entitlement culture is ok then?

          • Anonymously says:

            Hell  yes, if one thing for sure as Kerwell said "you lost and I ain't" Cayman = 4 Caymanians, only place in the world that Caymanian can say this ya rock is mine.  So eat your heart out hater this is Cayman country and we entitled to it Caymanite and all.

      • Anonymously says:

        Send them to their mother or father country of origin, problem solved, NEXT!

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummm…this IS the Governor's area of responsibility, dimwit. 


      • Anonymous says:

        yeah…that mckeeva's excuse too for 4 years…… do caymanians take responsibility for anything????

        • Anonymous says:

          The question must be whether expats take responsibility when it is clearly theirs. Let me break it down for you in simple words so you can understand. The elected govt. has NO AUTHORITY to decide policy for law enforcement or to direct its activities; that is the sole responsibility of the Governor according to the constitution. The elected govt. only has power to vote funds. There is no point in the Premier making any statement about fighting crime.  Which part of that did you not understand? 

          • Anonymous says:

            Or alternately if everybody just stopped being criminals……or is it Caymans job to supply those and the governors to stop them? Make your mind up…and teach your kids some morals while you are at not see that the violent crime is being committed by take some responsibility yourselves..

            • Anonymous says:

              What an idiot.

              Obviously SOME of the violent crime IS BEING COMMITTED by expats, or may be you think Jamaicans and Hondruans are not expats.  

    • Anonymous PPM says:

      He too busy travelling bro and he is not worrid about this $#!&! This is the Governor's Remit Community service this is the same crap they did the last time they were in power!

  6. Anonymous says:

    > Meanwhile, the RCIPS said they had a high visible police presence around commercial premises after hours

    Really, I haven't seen a single police car anywhere in the past 2 weeks and I haven't seen a police constable walking the beat in months.

    • Anonymous says:

      10.53, I saw one this week! Really I did! Seriously! He was in Fosters, obviously off duty, but I did see him, promise!!

      Most local newspaers and so on run a "spot the ball" competition. Maybe CNS could run a "Spot the Cop" competition? Prize money would almost definietely be safe..

    • Anonymous says:

      Police also need to keep us informed. A friend had their car window smashed and broken into last week. The police officer told her that there is a surge in these crimes with that being the 3rd one that day and there had been 6 in the days previous.

      We need to know this!!!!

      Where we currently are is because we swept it below the carpet and hoped that it would go away.

      That didn't work – let's meet it head on and deal with it.

      • Anonymous says:

        They love to report the things that will give them public support for staffing, salaries and vehicles to destroy; not to mention justification for them to keep the  the helicopter.

  7. Anonymous says:

    If there were more gated communities and would not be worried.

  8. A concern Native says:

    Another great suggestion is to put your vehicle windows down a slight distance in order to listen to your neighbours or your own dogs barking rappedly as it's indicating the presence of a none invited visitor around your home/neighbourhood. Do not get out of your car if you suspect that someone is in your area, call the Police and drive into your neighbour's yard that you have a good relationship with and alert other family members and friends that you can trust and have built a network with. Do not share your strategies with any and everyone (not even to some security guards).                                                                                                                                     Another suggestion is not to let your dogs out of their kennels to become friendly/mingle with gardeners, construction workers around your yard that want to get friendly with your dogs.                                                                                                                                                             Most people I talk to that had good dogs and became attached to them do not want to get another dog because they are still greiving over the lost of that diseased dog (man's best earthly friend). However, my thoughts and suggestions would be that our best friend/s would want to see the best for us and would prefer to know that we get another one of their buddies as soon as possible to assist with our security ( dogs, one of the best alarms on the market ). The Criminals like it easy, they ilke to know that they can do it it and get away with it, especially when there is no dogs in a yard that can disturb their plans. If you can not afford to buy any dogs then go to our local Humane Society and get one or two (and please care for them as they will care for us).                                                                                                                                      Friends let's make up our minds to also keep our best friends in our houses (if someone enters our house at night while we are sleeping we will know and wake us up to be prepared or the least call 911 to have the Police while they  are still inside, as oppose to waking up and finding someone over us with a gun, knife, machete). In addition to having a dog inside our house we also need a good dog or two in our yard as well. We know in these economic times it's difficult to find financies to errect a good fence (design your fence in a way that our dogs can meet us at our gates when we arrive around our house, a good dog house for the dog to go into and out on it's own for shelter while it's raining and of course the hot sun.           Always remember to have lots of water secured in a bucket that is difficult for our best friends to turn over the water container while they are hot and want to turn it over especially during the Summer heat to cool off.  A dog can be what ever we want it to be, either an investment/asset or a liability if we have a well trained dog/K-9 buddy, a well fenced yard, a good dog house and other necessary items to care for that K-9 friend. On the other hand if we do not have our dogs well trained, a good fenced yard and other important things in place we will have what could have been a great dog and man's best friend will then become a liability.  Please get a dog or dogs, have them well trained and as a result you will have your stressed minimized. Getting a dog will help save them from having to be put to sleep if they are not adopted from our local animal shelters or buy one and make certain that it does not end up at the animal shelter. Remember to be selective with your breed of choice that will determine what kind of Security dog/K-9 Buddy for Personal Protection you will end up with.    Thanks for your time.          

    • Anonymous says:

      What about the yard dogs that bark all night when there are no burglars? Don't you care about your neighbours' right to peace and quiet?

      • A concern Native says:

        If you are a person that can ever be pleased you will find them same barking dogs to be a great help to your family and yourself someday. You will be so happy you will start smiling with your next door people and even willing to buy their dogs food for a year. People like yourself just need Christ and you will become so happy that you will be appreciative of those same barking dogs.     Maybe if you only looked out your windows you would have seen what those dogs were barking at, it could have been someone trying to come into your house and take from you.                             Wake up Bud and stop trying to discourage good people from protecting, in some cases their only investments (their homes). Be Happy with yourself and then you will become more appreciative of others including your neighbours barking dogs that are busy barking withn efforts to protect your home.                                                                                     Maybe while the Police is patrolling in the area of your residence they will have the patrol car windows down and hear those said dogs barking and catches that Robber/burglars in action at your residence. Be Happy and get yourself a man's best friend and remeber now treat it as a true friend because it will be  afriend to you!                                                                                 Oh, by the way just in the event you have not awaken to it as yet but that is just what the burglars love, is peace and quiet in order for them to get into yours and my home in the peace and quiet.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are an idiot. You are advocating loud barking dogs to ward off criminals. Seems like the criminals have modified your beavhiour instead of civil society modifiing theirs,.

          • A concern Native says:

            Am I an idiot because i signed in here on this blog as a NATIVE and not a Caymanian by paper or an Expert dog trainer that just arrived by a plane ???????  This is just a prime example as to how us locals/natives are being Bullied. Oh, by the way we have a right to dogs in our homes. Please find your own Nationality and put them in their place (bully them) and that may help us natives with keeping our crime rate down. Because when there is no more milk and honey here (not even for the natives) you are the first one to get on a plane and go back to your home. Perhaps you will go to another lil beautiful island like this one to bully their natives by suggesting that we can not have dogs in our homes for our protection and the list goes on.                                                                                                                                            Thanks in advance for your co-operation and willingness to work with us, the good and none Criminal Natives.

            • Anonymous says:

              You lunatic, there is no such thing as a Caymanian native, you all come from immigrant stock, not indigenous peoples.

              Who your daddy's, daddy's, daddy's is, and where he from?

              And as for being a god fearing christian, you are as hypocritical as you are stupid. Being Caymanian does not give you the right to be racist, bigoted or discriminatory.


              • A concern Native says:

                Just listen close to yourself. There is so much dislike coming from your direction toward the locals (Cayman) people. It same as if you are one of those persons whom arms were opened so wide in the country you are from, it resulted in the Middle Eastern people taking over and ran you all out. You are here to make up for what you all gave up on there (please stop the bully attitude). Bullies, carries out acts of bully because they were/are being bullied. Find some love in your heart just as the Caymanian people are having in their hearts for persons such as you.

              • Anonymous says:

                Everyone knows what a native Caymanian is. It's those people you like to ridicule. BTW you need to look up the meaning of the word "native" if you think it means the same thing as "indigenous".

                Neither does being an expat give you such a right.  

        • Anonymous says:

          This is insane. Become a christian and enjoy loud braking dogs. Not exactly smart. 

        • Anonymous says:

          People like Peace and Quiet, Criminals like Peace and Quiet,  lets alll get loud dogs to ruin the peace and quiet for criminals.


          Ever heard of the phrase, 

          Cutting off the nose to spite the face

        • Anonymous says:

          Well that just about says it all about your grasp of crime and punishment on this island. Invisible friends and dogs, its enough to turn you to drink.

      • A concern Native says:

        It's so true about the barking dogs that can keep us up at night,(the right to peace and quiet) but that's what (the criminal rights) like toooo, is peace and quiet and yes they do have the right to that too (peace and quiet while conducting robberies/burglaries of our homes).                                                                                                                                     Some of us refuse to have additiional street lights errected in our neighbourhoods (for a better and brighter neighbour hood watch plan), especially if the lights are next to our homes because it will keep us from sleeping. No dogs barking and no bright street lights, then we are really willing to make it easy for the criminal to get his job done and not get caught.               Many times if we look into it closer we would see who those same barking dogs will be barking at.They will also help the Ploice in so many areas of detecting crimes, especially when the Police are driving through our Hoods with the windows down in their Patrol cars, they will know what is going on. Thanks again for having an opened mind by seeing and hearing dog/s for what they worth and not just because we want to sleep. Safety come with making some sacreficies even if it mean to get up at night and look outside through our windows to see what or who that neighbour/s dogs are barking at and make sure it's not our homes the criminals are coming into.                                                                                                                            Thanks again for your time and an opened mind, that creates an opened heart, to better appreciate that will lead to assisting with creating a brighter and even a much more beautiful Cayman Islands.                                                                                                             

        • Anonymous says:

          On top of swaying palm trees and aqua blue water on postacards, lets also put barking dogs with pimped out vehicles with huge speakers so they can look forward to thier house vibrating from bass and barking mad dogs.  


          Cant figure out why my real estate is depreciating.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’d rather hear the sounds of dogs barking than people screaming. Give me an alert dog any day over any house alarm. Trust me if you check out the statistics of home robberies, I bet you most of those people probably never had an outside dog. If you have a house invest in a surrounding fence for your pets. Condos and town homes should invest in canine equipped guards. Our best old school “night watchmen” had dogs with them. A dog is loyal to his owners andno punk is going to sneak up anywhere where fido can smell him! Oh and by the way you should thank your neighbor for the barking dog, he probably kept you from getting robbed too! People, just treat your animals right and they will treat you the same. And remember, dog don’t bark for nothing! If your going to be upset. Be upset with the crackheads and weirdos roaming around looking to rob us! They’re the ones stirring up noise!

    • Anonymous says:

      Another great idea is to buy a house with a gate to get into the development and a guard at the gate.   

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you really think that some mutts from the pound are going to protect is from the animals in this jungle?. Reality check. These things are one step from having a tail and peeling bannana’s smoking crack.

    • Anonymous says:

      Whilst I share your enthusiasm for the care of dogs the reality is somewhat different.

      The abuse of animals on this island is horrifying, start with the Turtle Farm and work down through the dolphin parks and onto the hundreds of stray cats and dogs that are killed on the roads or by cruel and uneducated owners.

      It is unfortunate that Cayman has to have charities such as CARE and the Humane Society to furnish such a small island and population. It is a sad reflection on society when so much is needed to keep animals from harm.

      The same could be said for a society that has lost control of its youth and who needs to resort to mans best friend to protect themselves from their own.

      Here's an idea, instead of hiding behind high fences and guard dogs, why not educate your kids and instill a sense of civic pride instead of entitlement. Why not have neighbourhood 'DO' instead of neighbour 'Watch' and report those who you know are committing crime.

      Better still, grow a pair and deal with your society's problems and stop blaming everyone else.

      • Anonymous says:

        Even sadder 10.44 when dogs and cats get more attention than some humans..

    • Anonymous says:

      Insane in the membrane:  Abuse your dog and make them unsocial on purpose to protect your yard. 

      You have never heard of trained dogs that can distuinguish your family from strangers.

      • A concern Native says:

        Some comments in an area that people have no clue what they are talking about don't worth my time. Because if the only way they know how to train a dog to protect yards is to have them un-socialized is a dead give away that you are clueless and should "stay off the porch if you can not bark with the BIG dogs.                                                                                                                                             Get a well trained dog Buddy and learn how to bark with the BIG dogs and be happy!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dear Governor,

    Please ensure that traffic laws are enforced on a daily basis, the police acts in a competent,  professional and confidential manner and that there is a police presence on our roads and in our neighborhoods.

    We are a small Island (tiny really in comparsion to so many other places), so considering that we have several hundred people serving in the police force, one would think that we have frequent sightings of officers, but unfortunately this is not the case.

    Help us to be catapulted to the year 2013, where we have automated speed traps on our roads, and where there are consequences for RCIP employees who themselves chose to not follow the laws or turn a blind eye. The officers who have no interest to make these Islands a better place need to leave.

    Kindly sort out the missing link between the RCIP and the Legal Department to ensure that so many arrest are not made in vain and judges letting known criminals free to continue their crime spree because of mistakes made during testimony taking, evidence collection etc. I enourage you, dear Governor to study the statistics to see how many arrests and charges have resulted into convictions and how many were set free.

    While you at it, could you please get the prison under control and ensure that the highly experienced and qualified people who have been tasked with running the prison are actually making the changes needed or otherwise, please let them go……..

    Please ensure that the general public can feel once again that we are a society who have regard for our laws and regulations, that they are being upheld, no matter what, and that we are being shown the consequences if we chose to ignore them. Our faith in the local legal system and our police has slipped to an alltime low, we need to turn matters around NOW!

    Thank you!

  10. Sick o'wit says:

    Finally. The silence was deafening. I was beginning to think that the Government and Governor didn't take the surge in crime seriously. Probably waiting for it to happen to someone "elite", someone other than us, the average Jane/Joe for it to be considered a crisis.

    Yes, the situation in Cayman might be a bit better than comparible jurisdictions, but that is irrelevant! Those comparisons only serve to make the RCIP feel better about themself when people are being shot at, attacked and tied up. "Bobo was shot and killed last night, but at least we're not JurisdictionX because 3 Bobo's were killed last night." Tell that to Bobo's family and friends, his children who now don't have a father and provider and the community that is fearful and the businesses that are losing customers because everybody wants to get home before night fall.

    What's important is that we are seeing yet another SURGE in criminality. If we don't give it the attention and heavy hand of the law (community, policing and judiciary), then we'll keep on sliding down the slippery slope we're on.

    I'm not sure any other public entity gets what they need like the RCIP. Money in the millions and cars… What are we getting for that investment? I can go a week or two without seeing a police car. Police do not patrol around residential areas here in Cayman! And I'm not talking about South Sound only. I mean ALL residential areas. Randomly. And yes the cars look good, but I would rather two for the price paid of the one if it means more community policing.

    They also do not solve crimes. Where's Anna and Kerran? I'm sick of their lack of drive and incompetence.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, the police and immigration are the only two emergency services that get whatever they ask for. What are we getting in reurn? They destroy the vehicles like they are growing on trees .

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well, starting off will be easy. It's simple. We need a top cop who can actually do the job.

    • Anonymous says:

      For you its his fault Caymans culture accepts criminality as a normal thing?  In most countries its the crimanals fault.  In my opinion start off convicting all the many corrupt leaders and government workers on island who have stolen millions in free gas,  have businesses on the side that do government work,  who can't seem to do accountable accounts, etc.  thats where you should start.  But you wont.

  12. Anonymous says:

    crime is prevalent because as cayman accepts criminal behaviour/attitudes…..

    yet again i call for all cars with illegal window tint to be stopped, searched, fined and stripped of the tint on the spot…

    • Anonymous says:

      Every day I see vehicles with almost totally opaque tints on their windows, on the road and in supermarket parking lots, etc. It ought not to be too difficult for these scofflaws to be made , by a police-person, to remove their tints on the spot, with a fine to be paid like a speeding ticket. That is if there is such ane offence on the books. I have seen the vehicle inspectors at the DVL order immediate removal of such tints, yet they are still all over the place, probably replaced as soon as the vehicle is inspected and passed. If there is such a law on the books (not just a discretionary act on the part of the inspectors) please RCIP do something about it!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Gotta love her approach so far!

  14. Anonymous says:

    A big part of the problem that we face in Cayman is that we continue to utilize resources that are not from this region and don't actually understand the regional and cultural dynamics associated with the problems that we face with crime in the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is exactly where the problem lies. I for one as a caymanian will never trust those expat police officers to give them any information because I don't know them. It is that simple. Not until we get real caymanians running the police service will persons like myself provide information to the police. So let DG and Eric Bush keep bringing expats to head up our police and we will sit by and remain mute with information. I also heRd they want to bring one for Collector of Customs so he/she can rob our government blind. How stupid are they?

      • Anonymous says:

        Hey stupid, this is a British Overseas Territory so the Commisioner is not a foreigner, he is a British official on a British territory.

        As for lower ranks, well I have some sympathy for those who are disillusioned by some of the officers from neighbouring countries. They are here for a safe and quiet life cruising around eating patties and watching the girls.

        However, that was always going to be the problem when incompetent, envious and corrupt Caymanian officers ensured that highly trained and professional officers from the UK, US and Canada went back home. The manner in which those officers were treated was a disgrace, thankfully CoP Baines is not one to take cliques and corruption lightly.

        You only have yourselves to blame for your youth and their anti social activities, and you only have yourselves to blame for the lack of efficient and professional police officers.

        When will you learn.


        • Anonymous says:

          Actually he is here as the employee of the Cayman Islands govt. and has no other right to be here. Unlike the Governor he is not a British civil servant while he is here.  

      • Anonymous says:

        The truth is you won't talk to the police because you have no civic pride or moral fibre. It shouldn't matter who is wearing the uniform, it is your duty to report crime and anti social behaviour to an officer of the law.

        That kind of simple, small minded, island mentality is what is fuelling this crime wave. The problem is familial, historical and driven by silence and ignorance. Caymanian officers are not the answer, a professional police service supported by a consenting public is the only way that crime can be bought down.

        It isn't the expat officers who have brought up these kids, its you and your society and it's clearly broken. Stop trying to blame everyone else for your problems, get off you ass and sort it out yourselves, after all it's your mess bobo.


      • anonymous says:

        Then you have two options. Go it alone and have your own Cayman police force without any expat or stay with the current method. Either way, I still don't think you would cooperate and it would still be someone else's fault.

      • Anonymous says:

        What exactly is a 'real' Caymanian, after all you all emmigrated from somewhere, most within the last 50 years?

        How about some 'real' backbone and stop 'real' Caymanians from breaking 'real' Caymanian laws. 

        • Anonymously says:

          A real Caymanian is the person who can trace his/her ancestors (mother and father) beyond 100 years to Cayman i.e.  persons with generational bloodline of people who were  recorded on the first census names such as Bodden, Watlers, Eden (check archives for more names). Real Caymanians know who they are why don't you go to one of the senior citizens party in the district  where you live and let a real Caymanian ask you who ya fa and then you tell them so see if they will be able to trace your grandma or pa or if they ask you whey tey come from or they will tell you I remember when your grandma brought your pa as a baby from wherever or when your ma came to work for the —- family and met your pa and they got married at the Manse.  





    • Anonymous says:

      There are no regional or cultural differences in crime, if someone is a scumbag, they are a scumbag from where ever they crawl out from.

      Unfortunately Cayman is now witnessing the 'culture' of young men worshipping the use of force against those they believe don't respect them. They aren't smart enough to be able to spell 'respect' let alone earn it from right thinking, decent people.

      This is the same 'culture' that can be seen in most inner city environments in the US and the UK, and most of it is gang related.

      Until Cayman gets to grip with the insidious rise of the entitlement culture and stops telling its youth that its all theirs by birthright and not hardwork, then this take, take, take mentality will increase.

      If a small town with a similar sized population in the UK or US had the same amount of crime in one week as this small island has just witnessed, there would be protests in the street and armed police on every street corner. But nothing, except the same old whining about you poor down trodden Caymanians who can't compete in an open and fair recruitment process.

      These gutless scumbags are your gutless scumbags, a product of your society, a product of your inability to compete on a level playing field. Of course immigration needs controls and Caymanians need to be employed, but they can't all be CEO's, bankers or accountants, especially with such appalling grades in maths. Certificates for attendance aren't good enough, the work ethic starts at home, progresses to school and finally into the workplace.

      A good citizen is the product of a society that cares and invests in its young people. Cayman's population just isn't big enough to produce the experienced or skilled work force necessary to generate the national income needed to support itself. Like it or not, you need expat labour to keep this island afloat, because without it those who seek to destroy the fabric of society will get their way and anarchy will follow.

      • Anonymous says:

        What is it with your constant rant about 'entitlement' mentality? What entitlement? The fact that the nationals of any country have a legitimate expectation to be given a fair chance for jobs has nothing to do with 'entitlement' as you suggest. Obviously your greedy mentality cannot allow you to embrace that simple fact.

        • Anonymous says:

          And that's my point, 'a fair chance' doesn't mean nationality over skill and experience. That's called 'entitlement' and it is discriminatory and illegal in many countries, (especially within Europe).

          The greed you talk of is from Caymanian's who believe that they have a right to wealth without having to work for it, again self entitlement, not a meritocracy.

          Caymanian's are certainly entitled to have work available, but work itself isn't a right, it is earned at school and through experience. So yes, I do mean entitlement, as the word means, (amongst other things) to claim. In other words some Caymanian's are quick to claim work, but no so quick to actually earn it. 

          A simple fact that your entitlement mentality cannot embrace.

      • Anonymous says:

        If there is no regional or cultural differences in crime then why aren't we doing the same as the rest? I believe that is what the problem is. I think that there is a escalation of more serious crime on a year to year basis. 

        These childen you speak about are young men with no Daddies have no future.The mother's picked the men for the wrong reasons. They were naive since they didn't listen in most cases to their Mom and Dad. These kids were uncared for as these mothers went to look for new men. 

        Unfortunately there are more sad stories then we can tell. So how to solve the problem. Work, work work. They need jobs. They need educated men with a heart and compassion to lead them the way. Do you have an education? Do you have a heart? Do you have time ? Do you need some work done? 

        No one needs someone to paint their house or clean their boat or their yard . When Gov't gave that christmas job look at the amount of ex criminals that came out to work. They got work so they could enjoy christmas. 

        Crime is up because this is the worst time of the year. 25 years in my business and always something comes up that causes me stress no matter how I prepare for it. Plus I won't be going to pirates week. Well what about those bad kids? 

        You see there is some difference. They aren't evil . They just want to live and enjoy life. Can you help by offering a job.

        A famous saying that was said after the depression by USA president Franklin delano Roosevelt:    NO BUSINESS WHICH DEPENDS FOR EXISTENCE ON PAYING LESS THAN LIVING WAGES TO ITS WORKERS HAS ANY RIGHT TO CONTINUE IN THIS COUNTRY.

        • Anonymous says:

          Sounds like a broken society to me, better get on and fix it soon.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you thank you thank you. Wow, this lady is making me more hopeful everyday. She is a God send.

    • Sick o'wit says:

      So far so good, but we haven't gotten to the meat of any of these matters yet. I'd wait at least 3 – 6 months before I call her a "God Send". With all due respect – and I do mean it – both the new Government and the Governor have to prove themselves. We dole out our "respect" too easy.

      I'll give credit when credit is due, but not quite yet.

      • Anonymous says:

        True true. Maybe I was a bit too excited in that regard. But she just makes me proud to share in this historical moment. A lady governor. Who would have thought it? And hey, can’t deny, she is a stunning representative for us too. Such a rare find, that one can’t help but be overzealous!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to the new Gogernor for her new role. Proud to be a woman and to have one represent us all. Wishing her all the best in her efforts to bring the country and the people back to union, love and pace. Well done.