CBC and 911 ‘lose’ 14 migrants

| 27/11/2020 | 35 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cuban migrants (file photo)

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Service has revealed that it is unable to verify the whereabouts of 14 Cuban migrants who were living in rented private accommodation and wearing electronic tags. In a release issued Friday, the CBC said that the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) had informed them on Monday they had lost all connection with the monitoring devices that they were wearing. Five days later they have still not been located.

In the brief release about the migrants CBC said that it is currently working with the necessary authorities on the “active investigation”. Officials asked for the public’s assistance in finding the migrants, saying their “welfare and safety” was “of paramount concern”.

They did not state whether or not there was reason to believe the migrants had returned to sea to continue what was likely to have been their original goal of reaching the United States via Central America. Officials offered no further details or descriptions of the 14 individuals, who were being monitored after they were moved to the community in order to meet human rights obligations.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the confidential information hotline at 1-800-534-2546 or email legalim@gov.ky.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Not incompetence but Excellent solution to a trying problem. If they want to leave let um leave, just wait for them to reach somewhere and then report them missing. Some one should get an award for saving CI Government the future cost for housing those ungrateful persons. Make the Human Rights Commission pay for their expenses; they insist that we treat them as VIP guests when in fact they are here illegally.

    • Luego Cayman says:

      They had ackle bracelets. I heard 911 who was monitoring them only notice they were gone 5 days after they left and was fou d by Mexico coast guard. LOL. 911 also monitor persons on bail. LHM.

      • Anonymous says:

        And quarantiners. Some similarity there with the jet skier and the Canadian couple – monitoring team only noticed they were missing when someone else told them. So we can all sleep easy in our beds mowing those eagle eyed public servants are protecting us from harm.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is not a real place! lmao

  3. Elvis says:

    Great work guys. Let them go to Mexico Saved us millions of dollars, you should get an award

    Brilliant piece of undercover tactics lol

    • Anonymous says:

      Proof that the government was ripped off again! They went to great expense to purchase these monitoring devices and they’re not even childproof! First among many to come are two French Canadians recently prosecuted and now 14 Cubans! Who, or what next?

      • Anonymous says:

        Who is next? A Caymanian woman who went out of her way to mingle in crowds. No picture, no comments, no fine and no name in the paper. Because she is……..not expat.

  4. Cayman in Jeopardy says:

    Here is a clue CBC where they make Corona Beer? next clue where Canadians like to vacation cause it Cheap? Next clue where El Chapo is from?

  5. Anonymous says:

    There goes Alden’s Knighthood!! Sorry old boy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why don’t they check their pockets? You know some of them Civil Service pockets are so deep they might find a few.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is absolutely a disgrace. I can understand loosing 1 or 2 but 14?

  8. Say it like it is says:

    The DSPC informed Customs and Border Control of the loss of contact on Monday but was this the day they lost contact or had this gone unnoticed for some time, and did all 14 disappear simaltaneously?. I suppose if the police can lose a 47 year old lady, 3 times over the drink limit from their police car, this loss of “monitored” immigrants is par for the Civil Service course.

    • Matthew says:

      Keep these Migrants in detention. I am sure they are in Honduras by now. Smuggled out by someone in the private sector.

      Only the private sector has a monitoring system that ensures that no one can breach it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dont you think it would have been nice to have put this out on monday

      • Anonymous says:

        Had to put it put before the Mexican authorities had announced they had found them lol. Bit like the Canadian couple – only got announced because someone saw the court appearance. Otherwise we would never hear about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wish we lost them more often. They cost far too much and are demanding and ungrateful. Imagine A/C & hot water neither of which they have in Cuba.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anyway good riddance to those 14, that will save the cayman tax payers a lot of money, that’s a good Christmas present for Caymanians/Residence

  9. Anonymous says:

    Which island? This sounds a lot like the Brac detention house! We need to know!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Who cares? Not our problem or cost anymore.

  11. Anonymous says:

    If this wasn’t so serious it would be funny. Lost 14 illegal immigrants!

    Where is the “world class civil service” poster. You know the guy always telling us how the CI civil service has to rescue the private sector from itself. 😂😂

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes the same guy keep telling us what a good job the civic servants are doing. Thats the biggest joke of the century. Doing a good job of doing nothing, coming in late to work and calling in sick.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Who are they actually monitoring? Not COVID quarantined travellers, and clearly not migrants?

  13. Anonymous says:

    This government truly doesn’t give af.

    • Anonymous says:

      Government must stop encouraging them to come and stay, then issue demands for what they were not afforded in Cuba. Imagine demanding air conditioning. The money they are spending on them, they need to spend on low income families here.

  14. Dottie Parker says:

    Someone will probably win an award from Franz for this. Watch out for the big, dumb smiles in press release in a month or two. World class civil service.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Anyone had a boat stolen recently?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Keystone cops time ladies and gentlemen!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Does this come as a surprise to anyone?

    The level of incompetence is something to behold.

  19. Anonymous says:

    another glorious day for our world class civil service

    • Anonymous says:

      You have to work in the civil service to understand how incompetent public officers are. Not held to account and praised for just doing their jobs. So much so much nothingness.

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