Quiet Easter weekend in Cayman

While hundreds of people were camping and partying on Cayman’s beaches, it was a quiet Easter weekend, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

George Town police reported no major incidents, only a few loud music complaints, and West Bay had only one noise complaint throughout the weekend.

“West Bay officers wish to thank campers for their assistance in making this a safe and enjoyable weekend for all involved,” RCIPS spokeswoman Jacqueline Carpenter said.

In the eastern districts, there were also some noise complaints, one trespassing incident and one theft, but no “major issues associated with the Easter weekend,” Ms. Carpenter said.

The Marine Unit also reported no incidents of note on the water, while on the roads, there were only two DUIs.

“All in all, I think we can say that we are grateful to see that people appear to have taken precautions to ensure their safety and those around them while enjoying Easter weekend activities,” Ms. Carpenter said.

The weekend wasn’t all quiet though. Police are investigating an incident that took place at Campbell’s Bar in George Town around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

It was reported that an altercation took place between a number of persons, according to a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police are also investigating a report that a number of gunshots were fired, however no one was reported to be injured.

The matter is under investigation by George Town CID, and anyone with  information is encouraged to come forward by calling 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I think the campers did an exceptional good job this year of keeping down loud music and cleaning up. It shows that information helped.
    What was amazing to see was that many kids and campers did what we are calling ‘BACK YARD CAMPING’ WOW !! Should have seen all the kids, neighbors and friends with their little tents set up in their friends back yard, barbecue grills music sleeping under the stars in their back yard. It was amazing, safe and parents never had a thing to worry about. This was very good.

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  2. Ms Vargas, As long as I’ve been visiting Cayman, I’ve never noticed people to be concerned about Easter Camping on the beach opting to do it in their own yards. I just want to ask if this is an indication of people possibly being worried about their safety on the beach or should I not read into this as anything more then just peoples preference ? With this not being anything unusual..

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  3. Ms Vargus, This is first time I’ve heard of people doing Easter camping in their yards in lieu on the beach. Is it that people are getting concerned about their safety on the beach or should I not read any more into this other then just personal preferences..

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  4. Michael I think it was just a preference. Because in Bodden Town and a few areas out of town I was surprised to hear one of my friends say their children was doing “Back yard camping on the lawn”
    I thought well, how much fun could that be. But then after enquiring for my grand children, to be told that they were all also camping out at their cousins yard in South Sound area, I thought it must be for some reason.
    Well it so happened that some parents who did not camp out this year did not want to disappoint their children, and allowed them to invite friends to camp on the lawn out side.
    I truly believe that we will have more of this next year.
    I questioned some parents why they never “Beach Camped this year, and their answer was this’ Foreigners don’t want locals camping on their bushy beach property” They put up large boulders to the customary entrance, cut down shade trees and no trespassing signs on their properties.
    In my opinion if this happens next year, we will see a yearly tradition slowly dwindling away.

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  5. Thanks, Makes sense, I guess it would be easier with the kids in the front yard. You can watch them have fun from your easy chair under the AC and you don’t have to worry too much about them being near the water after dark..

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