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Cayman Marl Road administrator Sandra Teresa Hill appeared before the Summary Court Tuesday to answer charges of harassment.
Governor Kilpatrick has spoken with clarity, authority and righteousness. It’s an auspicious beginning to an arduous process of truth-seeking.
The succession of recent headlines in the Cayman Compass read like a spinning-newspaper montage scene from a black-and-white crime-fighting picture.
The sexual assault and death of a gentle riding horse is one of the most troubling crimes we can recall in the Cayman Islands. It is also a test of the relationship between our community and law enforcement.
The Child Safeguarding Board was not established in response to any specific case of alleged child sexual abuse.
In 2012, a young girl stepped forward with the most serious of allegations – that she had been the victim of sustained sexual abuse. And then, she waited for someone to do something about it … and waited … and waited … and waited.
The report of court proceedings carried in your newspaper on Thursday, Aug. 11, headlined “Police dispute case delayed,” requires some clarification.
A broken system is overloading our police, clogging up our courts, and engendering disrespect in our community for the concept of timely and efficient justice.
For many residents, Summary Court may be their sole point of contact with Cayman’s judicial system; for others, it’s just the beginning.
Comments from CaymanCompass.com readers.
Lack of support for law enforcement jeopardizes the maintenance of law and order in a society.
In any single place, there should be only one set of laws — applied to everyone, fairly and equally.
We think it’s only fair that applicants for the position of Royal Cayman Islands Police Service commissioner enter the interview process with some understanding of what to expect.
A "soccer mom" visiting the Cayman Islands was arrested and forced to spend the night in police custody ... over a disputed debt of $233. That’s not the sort of tale that supports our “Caymankind" tourism moniker.
The Cayman Islands' crime problem is not a Jamaican problem but one fully Caymanian.
The case of “Lennie” (the puppy who lived) and his unnamed companion (who did not) illustrates three important points about the broader nature of crime in the Cayman Islands.
In its purest form, the conflict between the police and crime has only two dimensions. We know whose side we’re on — the police. As for the allegiance of our legislators …
Sunday morning's showdown near McField Square can be seen as emblematic of the overall situation of crime in the Cayman Islands, with violent criminals on one side, law enforcement authorities on the other, and society vulnerable to the crossfire.
If there are two problems for which Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines could be held responsible — it’s clogging up our country’s courtrooms and Her Majesty’s Prison at Northward.
Problems such as nonworking CCTV and long response times are indications that, when it comes to Cayman police, taxpayers aren't getting value for money.
In a laboratory, there are certain chemicals that, individually, are benign or even beneficial — but, when combined, create nitroglycerine. In the real world, two such substances are politics and policing.
The Cayman Islands remains in denial about many issues, including the problem of crime.
Long before you see them, you hear them: Engines gunning, tires squealing, the racket reverberating up and down our streets — the menacing motorbikers of Grand Cayman, personifications of road death and lawlessness.
The recent decision of the U.K. Supreme Court in the cases of Jogee and Ruddock, decided together only days ago, is sending ripples through the legal fraternity and the community as a whole.
False rape allegations are uncommon and are estimated between 2 to 10 percent, but the fact is they happen, and another fact is they can damage the lives and reputations of the falsely accused.