Keep Estella’s memory alive

It is with great sadness that I learnt of the horrific death of Estella Scott, who did so much for the Cayman Islands in fighting domestic violence.

As a former member in the RCIPS Police Training Department years ago, I knew of her strong commitment in tacking this ugly crime and stigma that attached itself to our society.

If there is a crime that cries out for justice, then certainly this is the one.

Keeping an open mind, I am concerned that to possibly solve this crime, not all focus should be concentrated just on what she fought against, but consider that just several months ago a similar unsolved murder happened in this same area. In fact, just about a mile or so away (Male-Swiss national; burnt in car).

No doubt the RCIPS, CI Government and the CI Judiciary Department are in a very sad state of affairs today with all that is going on.

Here we have a Caymanian who was brutally murdered; it fears me that due to our state of affairs, this could be another unsolved murder simply because of our tarnished reputation. Person(s) who hold key information to solve this crime or others, simply may feel apprehension not to come forward.

I urge person(s) to use Cayman Crime Stoppers. It is safe and secure. I have solved numerous crimes through the entity without problems while I worked in CID for many years.

Let me just wish the investigators all the luck possible in bringing this case to justice. Your reputations depend on it if you are to move forward and regain your strained credibility. Follow procedures, let admissible evidence become admissible in a court of law, without failure !

This case does not need the so called expertise from the UK or another $1.67 million and still counting, only now to see the ongoing investigations starting to fall apart. No more, sea, sand, sun, vacation and fun spent from the tax payers’ purse of the Cayman Islands. No more!

Finally, my sincere sympathy to Estella´s family, co-workers and very close friends. Perhaps from this tragedy, some good can come from it in terms of a law/regulation in her name for the protection of women and children that she fought so hard to protect. Perhaps, the Women’s Crisis Centre could be renamed in her honour as well.

God Bless the people of our Cayman Islands once again, at this sad chapter in our lives.

Shaun Ebanks
Chief inspector (former)