CAYMAN BRAC, Cayman Islands – Authorities on Cayman Brac are investigating a violent machete attack that occurred at Coral Isle Restaurant on South Side Road West. This incident marks the second violent assault in a fortnight, following a stabbing at La Esperanza bar on Watering Place Road in late January. The suspects apprehended in both incidents are from Grand Cayman.
According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), a report of an assault with a bladed weapon was received around noon on Thursday, 8 February. Police officers arrived at the scene to find an injured man near a vehicle, with a second man wielding a machete in an aggressive manner.
Subsequently, the officers took control of the machete and arrested a 28-year-old man from West Bay, who is currently residing on the Brac, for assault causing actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and damage to property. The injured man was transported to Faith Hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later discharged.
In the previous stabbing incident at La Esperanza, a 46-year-old woman from George Town was arrested as the suspect. Both incidents appear to involve individuals from the more populous Grand Cayman area, prompting questions about the possible motives behind these attacks on Cayman Brac.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about Thursday’s incident to contact the Cayman Brac Police Station at 948-0331. Additionally, anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS through their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.
The consecutive violent incidents on the island emphasize the need for enhanced security measures and vigilance within the community. As the investigation continues, residents and law enforcement on Cayman Brac remain dedicated to maintaining the safety and security of the island.