The outcome is awaited from an ongoing police investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct involving a senior politician.
There are numerous unofficial reports circulating regarding the matter, which has been serious enough to warrant carefully worded statements from both the RCIPS and the Opposition.
In its comment on the issue, the RCIPS said it is “aware of social media reports circulating of an incident/incidents of assault involving a senior politician on two women, which occurred at a formal event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on West Bay Road, last night, 13 September.”
It went on to say that no formal complaint has yet been made by either of the women concerned.
“The RCIPS has commenced an investigation and will interview both women to ascertain whether a complaint/complaints are to be made.”
Although very basic, the police statement suggests that they are treating the alleged incident with considerable seriousness.
The Opposition Progressives party has also added its concerns based on the statement issued by the RCIPS.
However, the party says it will defer any further comment until after the period of mourning for the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which ends at midnight on Monday 19th September following the burial of the late monarch.
“Recent media reports and a press release by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) indicate that a senior politician allegedly assaulted two women on Tuesday evening at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation cocktail reception at the Ritz Carlton,” the Progressives’ statement reads.
“In deference to the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Opposition will withhold comment on this ma/er until the period of national mourning has ended.”
It is understood that while the police investigation will follow its legal course, in the political arena the implications could be far-reaching with the fallout potentially having significant repercussions.
The Premier’s Office has said they are aware of the reports but so far there has been no further comment from within the PACT coalition government on the matter.
Further details are awaited.