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Immigration collects $67k in admin fines over 5 months

Immigration collects $67k in admin fines over 5 months

| 05/12/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The enforcement division of the immigration department collected CI$67,457.50 in administrative fines between 1 July and 24 November after investigating 289 infractions, including people overstaying and bosses employing people outside the terms of a work permit. The enforcement division is r [...]

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Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

| 29/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of po [...]

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Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

| 01/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair has been set for Thursday, 9 November, where government agencies relating to law and order or security and safety will be coming together to promote potential careers to qualified people. The joint drive will be hosted by the prison, [...]

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Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

| 20/10/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Immigration, customs and police joined forces again this week in an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration. Following an operation in George Town Thursday (19 October), a 21-year-old Jamaican national was arrested for overstaying for some 17 months. Officers from the three agencies raid [...]

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PR approvals jump to 41%

PR approvals jump to 41%

| 25/08/2017 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Immigration staff and members of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board are continuing their work on the backlog of outstanding permanent residency applications and have now reviewed 232 of the more than 1,000 awaiting a decision, according to the latest statistics from government [...]

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Jamaican fugitive rounded up in joint operation

Jamaican fugitive rounded up in joint operation

| 21/08/2017
(CNS): Immigration, customs and police were all involved in a George Town drug bust, Friday, in which a Jamaican man, in Cayman illegally, was rounded up and arrested for possession of ganja. Officials said the arrest was a “successful joint tactical operation” after immigration officer [...]

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Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

Email scam cites immigration to lure victims

| 15/08/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have issued a warning regarding an email being sent to immigration customers in which scammers are posing as the local Department of Immigration to suck people into a phishing effort. Officials warned those who receive the email not to open the link, as it will harm compu [...]

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Over one third of applicants securing PR

Over one third of applicants securing PR

| 15/08/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Immigration staff and relevant board members have now reviewed 146 applications for permanent residency from a backlog of more than 1,000 submissions made over at least the last three years with just over a third approved to date. According to the latest figures from the Department of Immigra [...]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments
(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing [...]

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Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

| 02/08/2017
(CNS): With around 1,000 outstanding permanent residency applications still waiting to be considered, the new team of immigration administrators now assisting the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have helped to pick up the pace, doubling the rate of reviews in their first week.  The t [...]

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Immigration clocks 381 arrests so far in 2017

Immigration clocks 381 arrests so far in 2017

| 28/07/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Since the beginning of this year, immigration officers have made 381 arrests in relation to various infractions and offences and have collected over CI$152,000 in administrative fines. Following the passing of the half-way point of 2017, statistics released by the department show that 112 arr [...]

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