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  • Immigration Detention Centre

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) remains cognizant that safety, security, and well-being of detained migrants is a matter of critical importance. As such, the Ministry has focused resources to evaluate and improve relevant policies and procedures. In doing so, the MHA has overseen improvements to the operation of the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) inclusive…

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  • The RCIPS Welcomes Two New Superintendents

    The RCIPS is delighted to announce the addition of two new superintendents to its command team. As of today both Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown and Police Superintendent Robert Graham have begun in their positions as heads of Specialist Operations (CID, FCU, Drugs and Serious Crime, JIU etc.), and District Operations (all uniformed policing, ASU, Armed…

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  • New Deputy Police Commissioner

    After a comprehensive local recruitment process, the Governor is pleased to announce that Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been selected for promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). Chief Superintendent Walton will continue in his current role of Chief Superintendent until he assumes his new post on…

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  • Veteran Civil Servant is New Chief Officer

    Long time civil servant Wesley (Wes) Howell is the new Chief Officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Deputy Chief Officer responsible for public safety and security in that ministry since 2012, Mr Howell topped some nine applicants in an open recruitment exercise that included online and written testing, to win the senior-most position within…

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  • Ransomware

    Overview Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects a computer and restricts access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. This Alert is the result of Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) analysis in coordination with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide further information about…

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  • UK to Conduct RCIPS Review

    The Governor’s Office is able to confirm that the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed to conduct an independent review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service response to reports of persons missing at sea from 6 March until the operation concluded. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is the UK organisation with responsibility…

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  • Strategic Migration Management and Policy Planning Training

    Senior Immigration, Customs and Commissions Secretariat employees participated in an intense five-day Strategic Migration Management and Policy Planning training course from March 14-18, 2016. The week-long programme provided an in-depth examination of the key planning, organizational and strategic tools necessary for producing and implementing effective strategies in migration management, alongside effective policy planning. The programme…

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  • Caymanian Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the RCIPS.
  • Wesley (Wes) Howell is the new Chief Officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs
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  • Participants and course trainers of the Strategic Migration Management and Policy Planning course in front of Immigration Headquarters Photos: Bina Mani, GIS

Other News

27th June 2016

Immigration Detention Centre

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) remains cognizant that safety, security, and well-being of detained migrants is a matter of critical importance. As such, the Ministry has focused resources to evaluate and improve relevant policies and procedures. In doing... Read More

27th June 2016

Immigration Detention Centre

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) remains cognizant that safety, security, and well-being of detained migrants is a matter of critical importance. As such, the Ministry has focused resources to evaluate and improve relevant policies and procedures. In doing... Read More

3rd June 2016

The RCIPS Welcomes Two New Superintendents

The RCIPS is delighted to announce the addition of two new superintendents to its command team. As of today both Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown and Police Superintendent Robert Graham have begun in their positions as heads of Specialist Operations... Read More

3rd June 2016

The RCIPS Welcomes Two New Superintendents

The RCIPS is delighted to announce the addition of two new superintendents to its command team. As of today both Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown and Police Superintendent Robert Graham have begun in their positions as heads of Specialist Operations... Read More

27th May 2016

New Deputy Police Commissioner

After a comprehensive local recruitment process, the Governor is pleased to announce that Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been selected for promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). Chief Superintendent Walton... Read More

27th May 2016

New Deputy Police Commissioner

After a comprehensive local recruitment process, the Governor is pleased to announce that Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton has been selected for promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). Chief Superintendent Walton... Read More


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