Baines named president of Caribbean police association

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner David Baines has been named president of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police at a conference in Bermuda, according to news reports from the Atlantic territory.  

Association members include Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, French Antilles, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Marteen, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos and the US Virgin Islands.  

The new executive committee elected at the association conference included Mr. Baines as president, Commissioner Michael DeSilva of Bermuda as vice president, Commissioner Owen Ellington of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as second vice president and Commissioner Vernon Francois of the St. Lucia Police Force as secretary and treasurer.  

According to reports in the Bermudian press, Mr. Baines said the Caribbean region has committed to supplying its police officers with trauma kits in their cars, to better protect officers and also to allow them to serve as first medical responders.  

Mr. Baines said the Caribbean and Atlantic islands region faced “very different backgrounds”, according to reports in Bernews. 

“Places like Bermuda and Cayman have a significantly wealthy infrastructure capability and background,” he said. “Other countries suffer severe poverty, while some of the benefits we are able to enjoy [are] not available to them. The scale and depth of their problem is not only greater, but their ability to respond to it is even more challenging. 

“So the idea of bringing all these commissioners together has been to work collectively, share best practice and help one another … whenever possible.” 

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  1. I hope our police commissioner find those caymanians missing and the police cars was stolen .there’s 2 low suet against police commissioner .and he still in the job .that only in cayman .if anther country he lose his job long time . Our life’s are in danger
    Hope the get us new commissioner soon . This one doing bad job
    Jordanian ambassador

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  2. Let’s get all the clowns out for a big jamboree. YOU NEED TO CLEAN UP THE RCIPS FIRST WITH ALL THE TERRIBLE ISSUES YOU HAVE before you seek election elsewhere. Do us all a favour and decline the nomination. This is a big joke.

    President of the Association and you knocking heads in that you and your own Police Association cannot see eye to eye because they challenge you with all the mess you doing. This is a big joke.

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  3. @ Uncle Dave.
    I believe what Jordanian is trying to say is since all of these terrible issues are occuring under his watchful eye. This shows his lack of care of fairness and justice for his fellow officers, whose interest/welfare he should have at heart but clearly he does not care about them. He only cares about a selected few (we all know who they are).

    (I believe this is the point Jordanian wants to bring out)…The INCREASE OF NUMEROUS SERIOUS CRIMES, ESPECIALLY IN EAST END under his care will obviously lead one to feel unsafe in their community and that their lives may be at harm.

    It will and should teach him and others a lesson to be fair and not abuse their authority. There are many other Officers who need to STAND UP and humble him by challenging him but I guess time will tell.

    I love my country and hate to see what is occurring especially in the RCIPS

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  4. I can only wonder – yet again – why on earth anyone would want to be Commissioner of Police in Cayman when there are clowns and ignoramuses like Uncle Dave, Jordanian, and others displaying their stupidity and (I suppose) envy and anti-foreigner bile. (I hope I have interpreted them correctly, for often their rants are rather difficult to understand.)
    If they have their way, Cayman will end up getting the sort of Police Force some of you seem to want and deserve – look at some other Caribbean countries – and then God help those of us who actually want reasonable protection against criminals, and the enforcement of our Laws.

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  5. Ignoramuses…big word…but it takes an ignoramic individual to know one I guess..a different form of the word..lol.

    It is one’s opinion if he believes someone is anti-foreign or not. I am not anti-foreign, even though I am a born and bread Caymanian. (I hope I have interpreted you correctly Old Hand)

    I am just appauled to see what is occuring in my country especially in the Service to Officers in general, who are all from diverse backgrounds which mirrors our society. At this point in time, it is occuring to a Jamaican son of the soil and a Trinidadian son of the soil….so where is the anti-foreign in that? They are foreigners aren’t they?

    All persons must be treated fairly regardless of where they are from and if they stand up for themselves, they must not be treatened with losing their job etc. because it is just not right. How would you feel if that were you?

    Baines has not done anything to help these Officers whose interest he should have at heart..come on.

    If it were an English Officer this had happened to, then by all means he should be treated fairly as well. So I AM NOT ANTI-FOREIGN (if its me you meant as well..I don’t know) but I’m just informing you of the facts Old Hand.

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  6. All men are equal. Ever here of it? The most successful nations on earth do not even think about where someone may be from. We all cry hurt love etc the same way. Until certain people stop worrying where someone is from harmony will never be.

    Foreigners that’s a raciest term isn’t it?
    Jesus was color blind.

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  7. @ FredSanford. I like your comments and it’s quite obvious that I like topics of this nature.

    In professional organizations it is imperative that ‘equality’ is displayed based upon the facts so that there is no anarchy. That is why there is anarchy now.

    In addition, in small communities like ours and others where someone is from is the talk of the day; there is no escaping it.

    The word ‘foreigners’ in my opinion is a word that is embedded in the cultures of small countries especially, so there is also no escaping it as well. It is even in the dictionary and the Bible (1 Peter 2:11 as an example),so it predates us (human beings); that is we can and met the term and we will die and leave the term.

    The two concepts; all men being equal and someone being a foreigner, will always be the talk of the day and will also be subject to much criticism but that does not mean that persons should be trampled upon and made to feel dehumanized. Just saying….

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  8. @my caymanislands
    You are a sharp one. that said I am sorry locals feel trampled upon. I believe most expats from lets call it first world countries have cayman totally at heart. Most of us love it and the people. Most of us could just leave at any time. The first world expats are not really in Cayman for the Money.
    It blows our minds when simple things mess things up. Especially people that believe the propaganda that is spewed daily. Its almost comical that in this day and age people think they can get away with something, unless they just don’t know any better, which I have contemplated often.
    We expats are afraid to say anything but sometimes it cant be helped. Especially when so many are hurt by the way things are being run.
    Now I don’t want to quote any book but there is a story about people with foreign tongues coming to a foreign land when things get really bad In order to set things on the right path.
    It would be nice if the talk of the day became more of a gratefulness as opposed to the greedy people there to take whats yours.
    Upon reflection it is harder to compliment than to criticize.
    That said, I find the points you made very accurate

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  9. @ FredSanford:

    Thx for the compliment…lol and I’m glad we’re seeing eye to eye.I gather that you’re an expat and that quite fine with me..you’re a human being that deserves respect like anyone else.

    All expats/foreigners are not the same. Here we have that word again (foreigner). They have the good the bad and the ugly; just like some of our people; that is human beings in general.

    Expats/foreigners and local people have been living together since biblical times and that is how it will be. We came and met it and we will die and leave it. So we Caymanians and persons who were not born in the Cayman Islands have to learn to live with each other.

    Ofcourse there will be problems just like in olden days but we have to try our best to resolve the issues in an amicable manner, which is not always possible.

    But when people are in authority to assist in an amicable solution to a problem when asked to do so, because they have the power to do so and do not; they make the situations worse.

    We Caymanians want to protect what is ours and that is understandable; just like any other nation upon the earth but we have to remember, which we often forget; that we also live in other people’s countries and would want the same respect given to us.

    I have travelled and lived elsewhere so maybe that is why I am not closed minded but open minded. There are many Caymanians like myself who have travelled the world and understand my stance.

    Kudos to You!!
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