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Today’s Editorial July 17: Trial and error

Caymanian Compass readers will note that we have been following with particular intensity the on-going murder trial of William McLaughlin Martinez in this week's editions.

Police release three in shooting

Three of four men detained by Royal Cayman Islands Police in connection with last week's deadly triple shooting in West Bay had been released from custody without charges as of Sunday.

‘I was so frightened’

Marlee Hurlston is amazed she didn't have a heart attack last Wednesday night. Some of the bullets aimed at a group of young men outside Mrs. Hurlston's West Bay home on Turtle Crescent struck the 62-year-old's house, while she, her daughter and her grandson were inside.

Details of new shooting emerge

Police have confirmed details of a previously unreported 28 June shooting in the troubled Rock Hole area of George Town, after enquiries by the Caymanian Compass.

RCIPS: Victims were ambushed

New information has come to light Thursday concerning a deadly triple shooting in West Bay.

‘War in West Bay’

A young man died, his 18-year-old brother was shot, and a boy of just 14 fought for life as night descended on one of the most horrific crime scenes in recent Cayman Islands history.

Update: Two released in shooting

Two men taken into custody shortly after Wednesday night's deadly triple shooting in West Bay have now been released from police custody.

No arrest in Samuels slaying

Despite a large crowd being in the area where Omar Barton Samuels was shot dead early Sunday morning, police are still appealing for witnesses and had not made any arrests in the case at press time Tuesday.

Second attack in WB

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a woman was attacked in a West Bay Road condo Thursday morning.

Armed police

Within the past few weeks, two incidents involving police response to reports of armed suspects have raised concern about whether those men were initially allowed to get away.

GT killing

A 28yearold man was shot dead early Sunday morning in an area of George Town that has been plagued by gang violence and titfortat reprisals in recent years.

Man shot dead in George Town

Police have launched a murder investigation after an overnight shooting on McField Lane, in George Town, left one man dead.

WB suspect caught after 2nd attack

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a woman was attacked in a West Bay Road condo Thursday morning.

More cash for Met, tribunal

United Kingdom-led investigations into alleged wrong-doing within Cayman's judiciary and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will cost the Islands at least another $2 million in the next year, according to budget documents obtained by the Caymanian Compass.

Police stations need upgrade

Some serious shortcomings in police detention and operating facilities have already been identified in preliminary budget discussions with Royal Cayman Islands Police officials and members of the Cayman Islands Cabinet.

Gov: investigations continue

A six million dollar investigation into allegations of police corruption and misconduct will continue to the end with new Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines at the helm.

RCIPS factions worry police chief

One of the most immediate problems Cayman's new police commissioner faces, in his own estimation, is restoring confidence within the ranks of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Top cop begins

Cayman's acting police chief James Smith stepped down on Friday to make way for his replacement, David Baines.

Diverse field seeks RCIPS job

A US cop who was wrapped up in a sex harassment scandal, a UK officer featured in a BBC documentary, a transport police officer believed to be Cayman's first female applicant for police commissioner, and a Wales police commander known as "the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban" are all seeking to become Cayman's next top cop.

Bird swoops for Cayman job

Though she was not successful in her bid to become the Cayman Islands' first female police commissioner, Ellie Bird said last week that she is still pursuing a potential law enforcement post in Cayman.

Kernohan and Jones cleared

The Cayman Islands Legal Department will not bring charges against former Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner Stuart Kernohan and Chief Superintendent John Jones.

Baines named new police chief

Cheshire Police Assistant Chief Constable David Baines has been named as the Cayman Islands' new Commissioner of Police this afternoon.

Diverse field seeks RCIPS job

A US cop who was wrapped up in a sex harassment scandal, a UK officer featured in a BBC documentary, a transport police officer believed to be Cayman's first female applicant for police commissioner, and a Wales police commander known as "the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban" are all seeking to become Cayman's next top cop.

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