(CMR) The Cayman Islands EMS staff are receiving applaud from the West Bay community members after attending the scene of Sunday's peaceful protest and clearly going above and beyond the call of duty.
The accolades come after they were observed removing rocks Sunday that were placed in the road path by a disgruntled homeowner; in order to access the home of Mike and Lissa Adam.
The incident occurred during a protest for the West Bay homeowners; after their neighbor, Wilson Mendoza blocked access to their home on Friday afternoon. Mendoza has blocked access on numerous occasions over the past two+ years because he is unhappy about a 45-year-old easement that runs across multiple properties including his.
The full story and protest were covered by CMR over the weekend.
During the afternoon protest; Mrs. Adam began feeling ill due to stress-related to Mensoza’s ongoing alleged antagonistic behavior and the ambulance was summoned. However, EMS staff were delayed in accessing the house because of the barrier.
They can been seen in this video removing the bricks in order to get the stretcher to the home safely and extract the patient. All of this took place within feet of at least 5 police officers who offered no assistance. One observer remarked.
“They are supposed to be community officers. Here is a prime example of why they cannot earn the real trust and respect of the community. The ambulance is an emergency services unit and at no time should their access be blocked to get to someone in need. Yet, police stood there simply looking at protesters and offered no help at all. This is ridiculous and they should all be reprimanded for it.”
We understand that the Adam family was extremely appreciative of the efforts made to get Mrs. Adam to the hospital where she was treated and later released for high blood pressure.
Mendoza has yet to remove the blockage.