Cubans press on after passing Cayman Brac

| 09/08/2023 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A boat carrying ten male Cuban migrants continued on its journey in the early hours of Wednesday morning after passing through waters around Cayman Brac. The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service said the migrants chose not to disembark and made the decision to press on with their journey.

This is the first boat carrying Cuban migrants reported in Cayman waters since January. Following the reopening of borders both here and in Cuba last year, there was a surge of migrants passing through and landing in the Cayman Islands. But a change in policy that impacts the speed with which asylum claims are made appears to have had a deterrent effect.

More than 70 Cubans have been deported this year, and CBC Director Charles Clifford told CNS recently that while amendments to the law at the end of last year have cut the number of people arriving here from Cuba, given the economic challenges there for ordinary people, this was not the end of the movement of migrants.

Share your vote!

How do you feel after reading this?
  • Fascinated
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Bored
  • Afraid
Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Category: Local News

Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    God bless them and keep them safe. Amen.

    • Anonymous says:

      5:09 pm. why don’t you support them with money instead of just words ?.

      • Anonymous says:

        Damn ungratiful Cubans stay home. You all want to go to an English speaking country but won’t learn English before you leave Cuba. CUBANS STAY IN CUBA.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.