More Cubans arrive in small wooden boat

| 25/09/2023 | 1 Comment
Cuban migrant boat that arrived on Cayman Brac Friday (photo courtesy of CBC)

(CNS): Four Cuban men landed at Spot Bay, Cayman Brac, early Friday morning, according to the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control. The migrants arrived at around 6:00am in a small wooden rowing boat and were processed by officials. A change in the rules for processing asylum applications means that migrants can be repatriated much more quickly, which led to a reduction in arrivals for the earlier part of this year. However, the numbers have begun to climb again.

More than three dozen Cuban migrants arrived in makeshift vessels in local waters over the last two months. All of them decided to come ashore and break their journey.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I may be overly skeptical, but I question whether the migrants allegedly arriving on these small, inadequate row boats actually travelled here on these boats. My question is whether these small canoe-like boats were towed while the Cubans were ferried here on larger ocean-going vessels as part of a business venture.

    During the large exodus in the 1990s the Brackers reported hearing boat engines in the wee hours.

    When they came out to investigate at dawn they were at times greeted by Cubans who claimed that they came in the boat but had up ditch the failed engine.

    Likely sorry.

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