Chamber puts Cayman’s crime in the spotlight

The Cayman Islands Chamber of commerce is taking steps in response to the concerns of the business community about the escalating level of crime in the Cayman Islands.

Worried business leaders are calling for immediate action from police officials and community groups to address the problem.

Chamber President Stuart T. Bostock and CEO Wil Pineau met last week with Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines to express the membership’s concerns and to discuss the development of a strategic alliance to address the situation.

‘The escalating level of violent and petty crime is unacceptable and requires immediate community action,’ said Mr. Bostock.

‘The Chamber intends to work with the police and our membership to introduce and support strategies that will restore our community to the peaceful society that we have all enjoyed for many years.’

The Police Commissioner, who took up his new post less than two months ago, will be the guest speaker at the Chamber luncheon on Wednesday, 30 September at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort from noon until 2 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce has worked in partnership with the police on several initiatives over the years including Cayman Crime Stoppers, Put Drugs Out of Business, Gun Buy Back and Ceasefire programmes, Fraud Prevention and Awareness seminars, Crime Surveys and hiring off duty officers to improve traffic conditions at busy intersections during the holiday shopping season.

Chamber members are strongly urged to attend this important luncheon. Register online at www.caymanchamber.ky

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