Coordinated effort reunites tourist with lost bag

| 08/05/2018
CNS Local Life

Inspector Courtney Myles and taxi operator Romellia Welcome taking the bag to FedEx

(CNS Local Life): A local taxi driver, a senior police officer and a George Town courier firm all worked together last week to help reunite a cruise visitor with her missing bag. Taxi operator Romellia Welcome went to the RCIPS to see if they could help when she found a handbag had been left in her taxi and discovered it was the property of a cruise ship passenger from the US who had used her car. Inspector Courtney Myles of the Community Policing Department did some quick research and contacted the visitor’s bank in the US.

The police officer learned the cards had been cancelled but the bank was able to put Inspector Courtney in touch with the owner and let her know that the bag, which contained both her and her husband’s passports as well as the credit cards, had been found. But arrangements had to be made to get the bag sent back to the US, and when Inspector Myles contacted FedEx, they offered to ship the bag back to its owner free of charge. On Tuesday, Welcome and Inspector Myles took the bag to the FedEx in Industrial Park where it was packaged for shipping back to its owner.

“When Ms Welcome approached me, I was more than happy to help,” said Inspector Myles. “I commend her for her persistence in doing the right thing, and we are both grateful to FedEx for their generosity and support in shipping the bag free of charge. While it seems like just a minor incident, this is a small example of what can happen when we work together with members of the public and local organisations,” he added.

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Category: Civil Service, Community, Police, Tourism

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Sooo, how did they manage to get out of here and back in the the US without their passports? Asking for a friend.

    • Anonymous says:

      People lose passports all the time. A US citizen can get back with a little begging and a drivers license.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS, perhaps its time for a column for Random Acts of Kindness? Let’s put a positive focus on our island community!

    CNS: This entire site (CNS Local Life) has a positive focus for our island community. Visit it every day for your daily dose of good news.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This has always been the trend of Caymanians from many many years ago. Only changed over the last years. I had a ten thousand dollar incident some yrs ago and it was just normal for me to return the money. so glad that someone is keeping up the good ole tradition.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good Caymanian Honesty!

  5. Anonymous says:

    GREAT JOB to all involved!

  6. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    A wonderful feelgood story that will, sadly, go mostly unread, because it lacks drama and angst.

    This is the other side of what we have become. Yes, things are terse here, and somewhat more dangerous, but on the other hand, there are caring and kind people everywhere.

    Please follow up on more of this kind of story. I know these kinds of things happen all the time, but they garner no attention or press. Keep up the good work!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    What a great story, fantastic example of CaymanKind. Well done Romellia Welcome for your honesty and thoughtfulness, thank you Inspector Myles for your assistance, and thank you DHL for your generosity and for not trying to profit from another’s misfortune. All in all a perfect example of how we should all behave in today’s society.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I can attest, having lost phones, wallets and all kinds of things in Cayman Taxis that they have always been miraculously recovered. Anywhere else, forget it!

  9. Anonymous says:

    No surprise from inspector Courtney Myles – that’s just Courtney! Kudos also to Ms Welcome and FedEx. That’s Cayman Kind.

    • annonymous says:

      good to know there are still honest Caymanians around. What a great compliment this is to the lady who found it. May God bless her abundantly.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Very good!! God knows we need more positive stories like this one. I don’t know Ms. Welcome, obviously she is an honest person. I had to sort out an accident either him on behalf of a relative of his- could not ask for a nicer person. Blessings to you both. That is Caymankindness.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the good deed!