Corrections commissioner dead

Cayman Islands Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation William Rattray died Saturday afternoon.

The Caymanian Compass has learned that Mr. Rattray was found unresponsive around 2.30pm at a communal swimming pool located in the Eastern Districts.

He was rushed to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was investigating the death, but officers said it appeared there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr. Rattray was brought to Cayman in 2006 to staff the newly created post of commissioner of corrections and rehabilitation. He was responsible for oversight and strategic direction of Her Majesty’s Prison Service in Cayman, working with Director of Prisons Dwight Scott.

The commissioner’s sudden death Saturday took the Cayman Islands community by surprise. It was understood that Mr. Rattray’s wife and several high-ranking members of the civil service were attending hospital Saturday afternoon.

Please see Monday’s Caymanian Compass for more on this story…