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First class: Inaugural Cayman Coast Guard recruits graduate

Cayman’s first class of Coast Guard recruits has graduated and will now serve as special constables, pending the formalisation of the legislative framework for the country’s newest law enforcement body.

More options for watersports events

New amendments to Cayman’s port regulations have paved the way for hosting watersports events outside of designated zones.

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.

Updated curriculum launched for Cayman’s primary schools

A new curriculum with a greater focus on science and technology is being introduced in Cayman’s primary schools this year.

Police marine unit, helicopter locate missing boat

The Joint Marine Unit and police helicopter launched a search Tuesday for a boat carrying four people, after family members lost contact with them.

Police to reconstruct fatal boat accident

The Royal Cayman Islands Police is bringing a marine accident reconstruction investigator from overseas to help with the probe into the fatal boat crash on Sunday, 11 Aug., in which two men were killed and a woman seriously injured.

$1 million worth of ganja seized

Police arrested a 32‑year-old man from Cayman Brac after Joint Marine Unit officers stopped a boat containing more than 1,200 pounds of ganja, with an estimated street value of more than $1 million.

Men from ganja boat make first court appearance

Two Jamaican nationals appeared in court Monday for the first time following an incident in which the Joint Marine Unit seized more than 1,000 pounds of ganja from a drifting vessel on 24 July.

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.

Shots fired in ocean drug bust

Armed police fired on drug smugglers during an extended boat chase in Cayman’s waters. Around 900 pounds of ganja, worth more than $800,000, was eventually seized and three men, from Jamaica, were arrested.

Paddle boarders off Public Beach require rescue

Two paddle boarders off West Bay Public Beach required assistance Thursday evening when they began drifting out to sea and had difficulty returning to shore. The boarders were able to contact police for assistance via mobile phone around 7 p.m.

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.

Mark Luke memorialized for years of dedicated service

Cayman’s law enforcement community came together Wednesday afternoon to commemorate one of its own.

Police rescue boaters in busy Sunday on North Sound

Marine police rescued boaters and Jet Skiers in three separate incidents within the space of two hours on Sunday.

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.

4 drug suspects arrested at sea

Police recovered hundreds of pounds of ganja and arrested four people after officers spotted a vessel acting suspiciously more than 20 miles off shore, early Friday morning.

Three burglary suspects apprehended at Smith Cove

Police officers converged on Smith Cove Thursday afternoon, bringing multiple cars, a helicopter, the K-9 unit and a boat from the Joint Marine Unit in pursuit of three burglary suspects.

Boats collide at Duck Pond

A 35-foot Cabo Express motorboat collided with an unlit moored sailboat off Duck Pond Cay in Newlands Monday night.

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.

Three arrested for ganja importation

Police arrested three men on suspicion of importing ganja after they fled from a boat that came ashore in the South Sound area in the early hours of Friday morning, Sept. 29.

From fighting fire to search and rescue

Six firefighters are undergoing intensive training this week to equip themselves for a new search and rescue role on Cayman’s coastal waters. The group is being trained in handling boats and WaveRunners, marine navigation and rehearsing search and rescue.

Elderly Mexican man dies after snorkeling accident

A 77-year-old man from Mexico died Thursday morning following a snorkeling accident in North Sound.

Boat stolen from Canal Point Drive

A 14-foot boat has been stolen from a dock behind a home in Canal Point Drive in George Town, police reported.

Two arrested for suspected conch poaching

Two West Bay men were arrested on suspicion of marine offenses following a police search in the Barkers area Monday. The Joint Marine Unit was asked to help the DoE in tracking two suspected conch poachers who were spotted in a canoe in the North Side.

Firefighters may aid search and rescue

Firefighters on Jet Skis could be used to supplement search and rescue efforts around the Cayman Islands following recommendations in a new report. The police Joint Marine Unit is understaffed and underresourced, with a high number of vessels in a “state of disrepair or out of service.”

Man dies following boating accident on New Year’s Day

A 49-year-old man from West Bay died in hospital Monday morning after being struck on the head by a boat from which he had been thrown overboard while he and another man were testing the vessel on New Year’s Day.

Clampdown on overloaded boats planned

Police say they will clamp down on overloaded boats at attractions like Stingray City during what is expected to be Cayman’s busiest-ever tourist season. Complaints about boats crammed with passengers have been an ongoing concern, particularly at the North Sound sandbar, for several years.

UK Overseas Territories Minister makes first trip to Cayman

U.K. Overseas Territories Minister, Baroness Joyce Anelay, made what is believed to be the first speech given by anyone in her position to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Tuesday morning, during a whirlwind tour of all three Cayman islands. The baroness visited the Sister Islands Monday, stating she could not have “chosen a more beautiful starting point” for her first trip to a British Overseas Territory.

Ganja boat captain jailed for 42 months

A boat captain who imported 546 pounds of ganja was jailed Tuesday for three-and-a-half years. The weight of ganja being imported and the role played by defendant Ricky William Manderson were the main factors affecting his sentence, Magistrate Valdis Foldats said.

Stranded boaters from Honduras rescued near Cayman

Four men from Honduras were rescued in waters about 30 miles southwest of Cayman after sending out an SOS signal when their boat’s engine failed.

Four arrested for smuggling, illegal landing

Police arrested two Cubans and two men from Cayman in East End on Thursday evening after receiving a report of a “suspicious vessel” making its way to shore.

Discovery Day holiday keeps marine rescue crews hopping

Three water rescues on the Discovery Day holiday – one which involved a drunken man who leaped into the water from a moving vessel on five separate occasions – kept police marine officers busy Monday.

Boat capsizes off Seven Mile Beach

Marine police responded Wednesday to a report of three men in the water after a boat capsized off Seven Mile Beach in rough sea conditions.

Primary school students visit Joint Marine Unit

The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit recently hosted 32 Bodden Town Primary school Year 1 students on an action-packed day-long field trip on April 28.

Second high-ranking female officer departs RCIPS

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is reorganizing several senior staff members following the departure of a second high-ranking female commander since the start of the year.

Experts examine gun found in package of ganja

Three men charged with conspiracy to import controlled drugs have been updated on the progress of an investigation into the presence of a gun in a package of ganja.

Three men held for drug trafficking

Two Caymanians and a Jamaican national appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with trafficking ganja after a Joint Marine Unit found them in a vessel with 197 pounds of the illegal drug.

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