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Are the police ATVs allowed on the road?

Are the police ATVs allowed on the road?

| 22/02/2019 | 2 Comments

I see the police are going to be using ATVs. I am wondering if they will be driving these on the road as well as the beach. Can you find out? Auntie’s answer: As you note, the RCIPS recently purchased two all-terrain vehicles to be used for patrolling the beach and off-road areas. The police […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019 | 47 Comments

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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Urgent case of missing man

Urgent case of missing man

| 05/02/2019 | 0 Comments

What is a Category 1 missing person? Auntie’s answer: This question came up in the comments last week under this article: Search intensifies for missing homeless man. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was referring to the seriousness of the case of 72-year-old Eral Keith Whitely, who was last seen 26 December. An RCIPS spokesperson […]

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Victim did not receive police update

Victim did not receive police update

| 18/01/2019 | 7 Comments

Some time ago I was seriously assaulted by someone known to me. The matter was reported to the police and I gave a statement giving details of the assault. Some short time later I became aware that the same person had been arrested for another crime. Since then I have not heard of any charges […]

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The law and carrying a machete at night

The law and carrying a machete at night

| 03/01/2019 | 1 Comment

When is a machete considered a restricted weapon and when is it just a tool? Would you detail for us this legislation “possessing a restricted weapon at night”? I don’t recall it from the Penal Code. Auntie’s answer: The question came up in the comments last week under this article: Machete in car lands WB man […]

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Stop obscuring licence plates

Stop obscuring licence plates

| 02/01/2019 | 14 Comments

I believe it is illegal and am certain that a car will not pass its inspection with tinted plastic over the number plates – can you confirm? If it is illegal, then why are so many drivers blatantly driving with their plates obscured? The only reason I can see for making your plates hard to read […]

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Following police instructions on the road

Following police instructions on the road

| 12/11/2018 | 3 Comments

If a policeman is directing traffic contrary to the working traffic lights what are drivers supposed to do? Specifically, when the policeman at the junction of Fort Street, Harbour Drive and North Church Street is waving traffic forward but the lights are red, am I supposed to commit an offence by driving through the red light? […]

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Drivers need to turn off their high beams

Drivers need to turn off their high beams

| 23/10/2018 | 39 Comments

What are the laws regarding the use of high beam lights in vehicles? I’m constantly blinded by at least 35% of vehicles driving around with high beam lights for no real reason. Maybe you can ask RCIPS as well if this is not enforceable or should I just have a spotlight to beam back into […]

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Buses should not stop in roundabouts

Buses should not stop in roundabouts

| 22/10/2018 | 13 Comments

What are the rules in regard to where school buses can stop? I have seen a school bus stop on the roundabout by Hurley’s (on the inside lane) to allow children to disembark. It appears incredibly dangerous to me to expect all traffic entering the roundabout to stop.

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Apply online for police clearance

Apply online for police clearance

| 19/07/2018 | 0 Comments

Delivering the application for a police clearance usually takes well over half an hour. Given the demand, do the police plan make the process faster and, if so, when? Auntie’s answer: Actually, the police have already streamlined the process. You can now submit and pay for an application for a police clearance certificate online here through […]

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