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National Security Council given list of crime woes

National Security Council given list of crime woes

| 23/01/2023 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Security Council were faced with a number of pressing crimes and law enforcement-related issues when they met on 1 November for the last meeting of 2022. The council was briefed by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne, CBC Director Charles Clifford, Chief Officer for the Ministry of Border Control Wesley Howell, and […]

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Woman wanted for murder was granted work permit

Woman wanted for murder was granted work permit

| 19/01/2023 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Ashley Williams (20) from Denham Town in Kingston, Jamaica, was on a work permit in the Cayman Islands when she was arrested and then deported earlier this month due to allegations that she and another man had murdered David Rowe (47) in Jones Town, Kingston, in November. The RCIPS said she was arrested and […]

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Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

Saunders points finger at locals over sham marriages

| 07/12/2022 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Border Control Minister Chris Saunders has said that Caymanians should recognise the value of their birthright and stop entering into marriages of convenience, as they are not only criminal but an immoral practice. He said this practice is making a mockery of marriage, which is the traditional foundation of family life in Cayman. According […]

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WORC rounds up illegal workers on 7MB

WORC rounds up illegal workers on 7MB

| 29/11/2022 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Four people were arrested for immigration-related offences last Wednesday, 23 November, after a raid at Seven Mile Public Beach by the Compliance Unit of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) and the RCIPS. Three people were arrested for working without work permits and one was handed over to […]

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Minister: We must enforce immigration laws

Minister: We must enforce immigration laws

| 11/11/2022 | 161 Comments

(CNS): Labour Minister Christopher Saunders has commended staff from his key department, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), for the work they are doing enforcing the immigration laws. Over the nine months from the start of the year through September WORC issued fines totalling CI$273,000 to rogue employers and people working illegally after several workplace […]

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Two workers arrested for permit violations

Two workers arrested for permit violations

| 10/10/2022

(CNS): Two people have been arrested on suspicion of working outside the limitations of their work permits, and investigations are continuing with their employers. The arrests and an ongoing inquiry by the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman and police are part of the goal to tackle illegal employment and breaches of the Immigration Law.

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Cubans awaiting claims accused of working illegally

Cubans awaiting claims accused of working illegally

| 31/05/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Border Control and Labour is warning employers not to hire “irregular migrants” because it is against the law. According to a joint press release issued Tuesday by the ministry and Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), there have been allegations that some of the Cuban migrants in Cayman who are living […]

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WORC levies $1M fines with whistleblower help

WORC levies $1M fines with whistleblower help

| 06/04/2022 | 92 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) have published some details of the administrative fines it levied in 2019, 2020 and 2021 on rogue employers and employees. WORC said it doled out fines worth collectively CI$1,045,154 to companies and individuals for over 400 breaches of immigration laws, and has so far collected around $740,000 […]

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TV celebrity and Ritz fined over WP infraction

TV celebrity and Ritz fined over WP infraction

| 10/02/2022 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Celebrity baker and TV personality, Elizabeth Chambers, and the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman both received administrative fines recently for a work permit infraction relating to a special event at the hotel. Chambers, who is the co-founder of the Texas-based BIRD Bakery, was charged with engaging in gainful occupation without a work permit in the Cayman […]

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Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

| 30/07/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Marcus Alexander, a former senior immigration officer, was given a four-year prison term on Thursday, following his conviction in a bribery scheme relating to the immigration English language test. Alexander, who continues to deny the accusations, was one of nine people who were found guilty and one of three men jailed for substantial periods […]

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WORC raids construction site

WORC raids construction site

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed number of people were arrested last week for immigration offences, according to a press release from government’s new employment-immigration units. Officials said that compliance officers from the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) and Customs and Border Control carried out a raid at a large scale construction site in George Town. The […]

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