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The RCIPS wants to mash the brakes on the importation of off road motorbikes. Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton says despite having no established place or leagues for motor-cross businesses and individuals continue to bring dirt bikes on island, which eventually end up on our streets only to become a nuisance.

“It’s beyond me why we are continuing to allow these motorbikes to be imported in to the country,” said Mr. Walton.

He believes one way to prevent the problem from perpetuating is to outlaw the importation of the bikes. However, that is not something RCIPS can do and he hope the members of the Legislative Assembly will add it to their agenda. In the meantime, the bikes at the George Town police Station continue to lure brazen criminals on the compound. In the last 3 weeks, the station has been burgled twice. Back on 29 February, crooks stole three dirt bikes, and on Monday the station was targeted again. During that raid, five bikes were stolen. On Wednesday, three of the bikes were recovered.

Owning a dirt bike is not illegal. It is when the bike is used on the public streets without proper insurance or license that it becomes unlawful. Over the years, the problem has grown and is now island-wide, and Cayman is not the only Caribbean country suffering from the issue.

Mr. Walton said our neighbors to the east in Barbados are also suffering from a similar national nuisance. However, he hopes with proper legislation and selling off the bikes that have been impounded as scrap metal will help to stem the problem and leave would be thieves with less incentives to try another daring break in.



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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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  • I just wanted to know if the MLA’s or the government even thought about building a proper riding place for the young bikers?! If not they should, instead of trying to band them from the island! I feel the police trying to cover up this incident with the 5 people that went missing at sea and they didn’t do nothing about it! People have to look in to that. It been years I know more than one person that break in to the station, it’s not the first time.. Not saying it’s a good thing but come on, they made it that way… #itscayman #pleaseread #facts

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