Department of Children and Family Services evicts tenant from government housing

Eviction proceedings have begun at a government-owned housing property. The dilapidated multi-unit development is home to an undisclosed number of persons.

At approximately 10am on Friday, 12 Dec., armed with an eviction warrant issued by the court, a team of officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Department of Agriculture, along with social workers, arrived on the property at the intersection of Agnes Way and Crewe Road.

Cayman Compass reporters observed as officers made multiple attempts to contact the occupant of one of the homes for about 30 minutes. When no contact could be made, the Fire Services Department was called in, and the door broken open.

No one was home at the time of the eviction. However, one resident who lives in the complex, told the Compass that an elderly woman resided in the unit, and had left on Thursday night.

The operation was headed up by the Department of Children and Family Services.

The Compass reached out to the DCFS seeking a comment on the reason behind the eviction, as well as where the current tenants would be relocated. No reply was received by deadline.