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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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Visitors arrested after painting parking lot

Visitors arrested after painting parking lot

| 02/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three young men visiting the Cayman Islands from Ireland have been charged with obtaining property by deception, impersonating a public officer and working without a permit, having reportedly told a George Town business they were from the National Roads Authority and offered to paint the car park for a fee last Saturday. CNS understands […]

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CIG releases bills to end immigration department

CIG releases bills to end immigration department

| 25/10/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): With government planning to return to the Legislative Assembly in mid-November, it has now published a number of bills for final public consultation ahead of the anticipated parliamentary debates on the end of the immigration department. Several of the new draft laws relate to the impending split of the current department into two entities, […]

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Amnesty numbers well short of reality

Amnesty numbers well short of reality

| 15/10/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration says that the figure previously given as the number of overstayers who left Cayman during the temporary amnesty this summer was well short of the actual number who left. The DoI originally said that 14 people left during the amnesty period of August 2018, but they now say […]

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13 year over-stayer takes advantage of amnesty

13 year over-stayer takes advantage of amnesty

| 29/08/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Eleven adults and three children have taken advantage of this month’s amnesty to leave the islands without fear of prosecution for immigration offences, according to the Department of Immigration (DOI). One of the group that used the free pass to leave without legal consequences had been in Cayman illegally for more than 13 years, officials […]

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Construction sites turn up illegal workers

Construction sites turn up illegal workers

| 24/07/2018 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Over the last few months the enforcement arm of the Department of Immigration has been rounding up illegal workers at construction sites in George Town, Savannah, Newlands and North Side. Based on both tip-offs about specific sites from the public and approximately 30 spot-checks on individuals, between 15 May and 19 June officers arrested […]

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Immigration tracks down convicted drug dealer

Immigration tracks down convicted drug dealer

| 10/07/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A man who was in the Cayman Islands illegally has been apprehended and is currently in immigration custody as a result of reports made to the department by members of the public about him. The man, who has not been named, is from Saint Vincent but had been deported from the UK following his conviction […]

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Public help track down illegal migrant

Public help track down illegal migrant

| 03/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Immigration and police officers, with the help of the public, were able to track down a wanted man suspected of overstaying on the island, who eluded the authorities recently in a violent encounter. Fabian “Jason” Hubert Williams (43) was found in the Seven Mile Beach area on Sunday, immigration officials said in a release […]

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Illegal immigrant wanted after violent encounter

Illegal immigrant wanted after violent encounter

| 28/06/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration (DOI) is hunting for a Jamaican national who is suspected to be in Cayman illegally and who threatened immigration officers wanting to question him with a machete when they encountered him this week in West Bay. Officials are asking the public to help locate Fabian “Jason” Hubert Williams (43), who is […]

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DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

| 17/05/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration’s enforcement arm has been rounding up more suspected illegal workers with more proactive operations in conjunction with the police, customs and the Department of Labour. The crackdown on illegal migrants over the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests, included one person who had been wanted for more than six […]

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