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New police helicopter officially home

Cayman's new police helicopter landed on Friday.

New police helicopter expected to arrive in December

Cayman’s new police helicopter is due to touch down this December and it is coming at a capital cost of just under $10 million. Police confirmed the new chopper’s expected arrival time on Friday.

Relief effort begins in earnest for Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas Tuesday after lingering in the area since Sunday night, and several of the country’s regional neighbours have begun putting together donations to support its recovery.

Five arrested during drug boat bust

Police arrested five men in relation to importing ganja after officers seized 350 pounds of the drug in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police officers make $1 million ganja bust

Local police seized a half-ton of ganja worth an estimated $1 million from a boat that was drifting 50 miles east of Grand Cayman.

Two medical emergencies require evacuation from Brac

Two individuals were evacuated from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman by helicopter Saturday in response to separate medical emergencies.

Police helicopter operations update

During the last two weeks of June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit conducted six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands using the new police helicopter.

Man charged with drug possession following Brac raid

Police have charged a 57-year-old man, of Cayman Brac, with possession of cocaine and ganja, following his arrest on the sister island on Tuesday.

Drug raids on Brac

Police arrested a 57-year-old man on Cayman Brac Tuesday on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ganja after carrying out drug raids on the sister island.

Police to get new $11 million helicopter

The helicopter, which will be used alongside the unit’s existing aircraft, is expected to be in operation by the middle of next year.

Little Cayman has two medical evacuations in two days

A woman in Little Cayman who sustained a head injury following a motorcycle accident was evacuated early Thursday morning to Grand Cayman by the Air Operations Unit.

Police seize 500 pounds of ganja, 4 arrested

Police seized 513 pounds of ganja and arrested four men on suspicion of drug offenses after officers of the Air Operations and Joint Marine Units spotted a vessel acting suspiciously more than 20 miles offshore early Friday morning.

Pregnant Brac woman airlifted to Grand Cayman

A pregnant woman was airlifted from Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman Thursday.

Joint Marine Unit makes drug bust

Officers from the Joint Marine Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made an early morning drug bust on Thursday, when they came upon a pair of suspicious vessels in the vicinity of the Big Channel entrance to the North Sound.

Police find 80 pounds of ganja on Little Cayman shores

Police have found five parcels of suspected ganja that washed ashore on Little Cayman, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Public Relations Officer Jacqueline Carpenter.

Police get second helicopter pilot

Police have hired a second helicopter pilot to bolster the understaffed Air Operations Unit, which has been down to a single pilot since February.

Primary students tour police bases

Bodden Town youngsters recently were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of police marine and air operations.

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