Tag: Cuban migrants

Children aboard latest migrant vessel to land in GC

Children aboard latest migrant vessel to land in GC

| 19/01/2023 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two children whose ages have not been disclosed were among six Cuban migrants that arrived in a boat that came ashore in North Side on Tuesday. One boy and one girl were with three adult men and one woman, according to a brief release from Customs and Border Control. Officials confirmed that these migrants […]

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Cubans deported as ministry navigates ongoing crisis

Cubans deported as ministry navigates ongoing crisis

| 12/01/2023 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Sixteen men were repatriated to Cuba on 11 January and twenty more people were moved from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman as the ministry responsible for immigration continues to navigate the ongoing crisis relating to the sharp increase in irregular landings by Cuban’s fleeing the neighbouring island. A Cayman Airways flight left Grand Cayman […]

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CBC urges public to call 911 when migrants land

CBC urges public to call 911 when migrants land

| 04/01/2023 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Three Cuban migrants who arrived on Grand Cayman were assisted by a private citizen when they landed along the Queen’s Highway in East End around 5am Monday. The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) said they understand that the community is sympathetic towards the migrants and may want to assist if they […]

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Dozen of Cubans land in Cayman over holidays

Dozen of Cubans land in Cayman over holidays

| 03/01/2023 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Four migrant vessels arrived in the Cayman Islands over the holidays, the Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has reported. Another 48 men and women from Cuba landed on both Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman between Friday, 23 December and New Year’s Day on makeshift and precarious boats, bringing the number of migrants currently […]

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Rescued migrants handed to Cuban authorities

Rescued migrants handed to Cuban authorities

| 22/12/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Eight Cuban nationals were found adrift at sea and rescued by an oil tanker on 14 December but were handed over to the Cuban Border Guard (CBG) with the help of the Cayman authorities. According to a press release from the Ministry of Border Control, the Cubans were picked up by the MV Hellespont Pride […]

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Changes coming to make asylum claims more difficult

Changes coming to make asylum claims more difficult

| 14/12/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has steered legislation through parliament, without opposition, to make asylum claims more difficult for irregular migrants and speed up the process. As Border Control Minister Chris Saunders brought an amendment bill to parliament Monday, he said the number of Cubans now arriving was creating a crisis, and changes to the […]

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18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

18 more Cuban migrants arrive over two days

| 30/11/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): On Monday and Tuesday an additional 18 migrants arrived in local waters in two separate vessels. All of the men and women are now in the custody of Customs and Border Control as they begin the immigration process. In what is turning out to be one of the busiest years here for Cuban migrants […]

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More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman Brac

More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman Brac

| 29/11/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Following news that a motor tanker rescued eleven Cuban migrants at sea on Saturday, Customs and Border Control has also confirmed that another two boats arrived on Cayman Brac on Thursday and Saturday carrying a total of seven more migrants from the neighbouring island. On 24 November, four men arrived at about 6:30am. Then […]

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Tanker rescues Cubans, brings them to Grand Cayman

Tanker rescues Cubans, brings them to Grand Cayman

| 28/11/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Another eleven Cubans joined the growing group of migrants who have arrived in Cayman this year after they were rescued Saturday evening by a motor tanker 170 nautical miles WNW of Grand Cayman. At around 5:00pm the tanker crew notified the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) that they had come across nine men and […]

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Nine more Cuban migrants arrive on Brac

Nine more Cuban migrants arrive on Brac

| 16/11/2022 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Another nine Cuban migrants in two separate boats arrived on the south side of Cayman Brac around 4:30pm on Tuesday, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has reported. The latest arrivals are being processed on the Brac, where there are now more than a hundred migrants being held at temporary housing […]

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Migrant numbers pose increasing challenge

Migrant numbers pose increasing challenge

| 15/11/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Over the last week another 39 Cuban migrants have arrived in the Cayman Islands, including seventeen people who were rescued at sea by the Caribe Legend, a cargo ship heading to Grand Cayman. The sixteen men and one woman arrived safely at the George Town port on Sunday morning. They join more than 300 […]

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