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Prison officer named Chevening Scholar

Prison officer named Chevening Scholar

| 21/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Prison officer Tamekia Young has received a Chevening Scholarship, one of 1,500 people worldwide handpicked for the award. The supervisor in the rehabilitation unit at HMP Northward will be using the scholarship to study for a master of science degree in addiction at King’s College London beginning next month.

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Northward inmates receive career advice

Northward inmates receive career advice

| 06/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of public and private sector groups visited inmates at Northward Prison Chapel on Wednesday, 31 July, to give talks and answer questions about gaining qualifications and re-entering the workforce. Ahead of the presentations, Prison Director Steven Barrett spoke to the participants about the importance of stable employment as a factor in […]

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Recruitment fair focuses on public safety careers

Recruitment fair focuses on public safety careers

| 12/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Government is hosting the largest-ever Public Safety Recruitment Fair and Expo on Thursday, 16 May, at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) Sir Vassel Johnson Hall, from 10am-3pm for students and 4pm-7 pm for adults. Eight departments which deal with public safety will be participating in the […]

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First responders to receive disaster training

First responders to receive disaster training

| 04/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands is going to be the scene of a ‘mass casualty event’ to ensure Cayman’s first responders and related agencies will be prepared in case an actual disaster strikes. From 8-12 April, about 30 people will receive training in mass casualty management (MCM), in a course […]

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Uniformed officers lauded for long service

Uniformed officers lauded for long service

| 12/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A total of 136 officers from the uniformed services of the Cayman Islands Government were honoured during the Overseas Territories Long Service Medal presentation ceremony that took place at Government House on Thursday, 6 December 2018. Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Her Majesty’s […]

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Gov’t works on framework to monitor prisons

Gov’t works on framework to monitor prisons

| 09/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The government is looking to set up a monitoring framework for prisons and detention centres in Cayman with a board of community members conducting site visits. The monitoring visits will be conducted by a board of community volunteers, which will fall under the Office of the Deputy Governor.

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Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair 2017 welcomed job seekers on Thursday, 9 November 2017 at the George Town Town Hall. The drive was co-hosted by Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, Cayman Islands Fire Service, Department of Immigration, Department of Labour and Pensions, Department of Public Safety Communications, the […]

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Prison officer earns top employee nod

Prison officer earns top employee nod

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Prison Officer Marlon Watson, with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, has been named the department’s employee of the month for May. As the officer in charge of the prison’s workshop, Watson is responsible for the overall operation and for the well-being of all inmates who take part in the programme.

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Inmates give back to the community

Inmates give back to the community

| 25/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) rolled out its new community works programme this month, as inmates hit the streets with trash bags in hand, ready to give back to the community. “We are thrilled to launch this pilot clean-up project called ‘Prison Community Work Party’,” Prison Director Neil Lavis said.

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Prison Service promotes Caymanian officer

Prison Service promotes Caymanian officer

| 23/08/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has promoted the department’s newest Caymanian prison officer. Roxanne Walton started her career as an operational support grade officer in October 2015. After working for more than a year in that position and then understudying senior officers, Walton was selected for the promotion.

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Nine new recruits swell ranks of prison staff

Nine new recruits swell ranks of prison staff

| 09/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Having beaten out more than 200 other people who began the process of joining Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) last September, nine new recruits were left standing at a graduation ceremony last week as the group formally became officers. The seven men and two women completed 10 weeks’ training and […]

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CIFA kicks off prison footie programme

CIFA kicks off prison footie programme

| 12/05/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) are partnering to enable prisoners to acquire internationally accepted qualifications in refereeing and coaching, as well as improve their playing skills under the tutelage of CIFA volunteers. In exchange, under the partnership that was launched 4 May, prisoners at […]

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Prison Service officer receives employee award

Prison Service officer receives employee award

| 03/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In an effort to continue to highlight outstanding civil servants through the Deputy Governor’s Awards programme, the Ministry of Home Affairs recognised acting supervisor Peter Smith, of HM Cayman Islands Prison Service, on Monday, 30 January. Acting Chief Officer Kathryn Dinspel-Powell presented the Chief Officer’s Choice award for December 2016 to Smith.

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Prison officer named top employee for November

Prison officer named top employee for November

| 19/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ephraime Holgate, of HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), has been awarded the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for November 2016. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recognised the prison officer for being “most constructive” based on the attention he gives to his assigned projects, completing his work in a timely, cost-effective […]

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Inmates’ skills paraded at Pirates Week

Inmates’ skills paraded at Pirates Week

| 21/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Inmates from HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) put their carpentry skills to work, building a wagon that was featured in the Pirates Week float parade, held 12 November 2016. Members of the prison workshop built the wagon at the request of the Cayman Islands’ Civil Service Association Co-operative Credit Union, whose […]

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Uniformed officers honoured for long service

Uniformed officers honoured for long service

| 07/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A number of officers from the Cayman Islands uniformed services received the Overseas Territories Long Service Medal during a ceremony held at the Government House on Thursday, 27 October 2016. Members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) […]

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Prison Service officer earns top employee award

Prison Service officer earns top employee award

| 04/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) Officer Mark Purnwasy was named Employee of the Month for October 2016. Prison Director Neil Lavis said he was nominated for upholding the moral code of conduct for the Prison Service, and exemplifying the principles of decency, integrity, commitment and excellence. Lavis presented Officer Purnwasy, who […]

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Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

Prisoners answer the bell to help primary school

| 29/08/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): One recent Saturday morning, a group of prisoners from HMP Northward came out to help George Town Primary School principal Marie Martin in unloading containers that had been packed since Hurricane Ivan in 2004 with items salvaged from the school. Martin had contacted Richard Barton, a manager at the prison, for assistance in unloading, […]

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