Missing cruise ship worker turns up in West Bay

| 03/04/2018 | 37 Comments
Cayman News Service

Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez

(CNS): A Cuban woman who was working on a cruise ship and reported missing in Cayman last month has been found in West Bay. Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez (34) failed to re-board the MSC Opera, which arrived in Grand Cayman on Friday, 23 March and departed the same day. However, police say that she was found in good health on Tuesday afternoon by officers investigating the case. The circumstances surrounding her time in the Cayman Islands are now under investigation.

Perez was reported missing on Tuesday, 27 March, four days after the MSC Opera departed from the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is ridiculous! How can someone stay here illegally? Why was she hiding in West Bay? Where is her visitor visa!? This is simple, when the ship comes back put her on it and we need to start charging these cruise ships for the resources used to find people that stay illegally. We can’t have people illegally here!

  2. Bertie :B says:

    she has just blown her resume to hell !

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now, she should be sent home.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is she in the detention center like all the other Cubans who come here on their home made boats? Same principles but just a bigger boat, she must have been plotting this for a while!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Time to ride West.

    – Benti Uno

    *Dey ga hav Google da one, lol!!

    (Oh well, anything to promote the integration of our newcomers.)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Most of the Cubans live in West Bay and they have Cayman connections. Like all the others who left Cayman illegally she too will soon be gone.

  7. Anon says:

    As some of us intuitively predicted, this lady had simply jumped ship, despite all the ugly maligning of the Cayman Islands in comments in the previous story.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ugly? Sadly those comments are true. Amazing the number of people in Cayman who are adverse to facts when it suits them.

      • Anon says:

        True? Does that include the theory that was advanced that perhaps something “terrible had happened” to her “in our wonderful island”? That she was “not the first woman to have disappeared” here, clearly trying to imply that this is a pattern of life here?

        Such claims are downright false. We have never had anyone disappear off a cruiseship, thankfully, possibly outside of a willful act such as this one.

        Othetwise, I can recall one case that remains unsolved with a woman disappearing. And no one knows the circumstances.

        We live in a global community and we have to be careful about giving a false impression to persons not familiar with the Cayman Islands.

        If I were so unhappy I would move on and not spread or condone lies.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Pretty sure I told you all to check West Bay quite some time ago.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why has she not been arrested for unlawfully entering the Islands and remaining without permission? Why is she not in immigration detention?

    • Shhhhhhhhhh. says:

      It is very likely that she landed perfectly legally as a crewmember. The charge would more likely be one of overstaying. Engage brain before posting.

      • Anonymous says:

        Entering under false pretenses is unlawful. Brain is engaged.

        • Fred the Piemaker says:

          What false pretense? The immigration form doesn’t ask why you are landing – you are either resident or not, and if not you get a visitor stamp that allows you to stay for a set period. Exceed that or attempt to work whilst here – that’s a problem – but just entering isn’t.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s the same thing I was wondering. In another ‘newspaper” it said that Immigration is considering if she should be charged! If it was another nationality, and you know what I mean, wouldn’t they be charged for illegal entry????

  10. Anonymous says:

    So glad she was found safe.

  11. Anonymous says:

    “Perez was reported missing on Tuesday, 27 March, four days after the MSC Opera departed from the Cayman Islands.” Why did it take the MSC Opera 4 days!!!! To report her missing?????
    They should be fined!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m sure they reported it day of leaving but our news only gets published 4 days late. Island time. Haven’t you seen any of the look out for the robber posts? Vague details about the criminals and we only find out after they have time to escape.

    • Anonymous says:

      5:15 Don’t know how this works in the Cayman Islands but for a while I worked in a major UK port and Immigration there had the right to bill the employer for handling crew members who jumped ship. After the initial arrest their detention and repatriation was handled by the security company I worked for and you can trust me we weren’t cheap!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hahahaha it’s the Cuban way ,you report once I’m there remember the airlines that used to take people to Miami from cayman they buy ticket to brac then jump another plane end up in Miami how come brac never reported a passenger missing .


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