Tag: Cuban migrants

Cuban migrant tests positive for COVID-19

Cuban migrant tests positive for COVID-19

| 18/01/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): One of six Cuban migrants who arrived in Cayman Brac waters on Sunday evening has tested positive for COVID-19, Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) said in a release Tuesday. Six men arrived in a boat at around 6:30pm and came ashore. The migrants were placed in isolation and processed in accordance with COVID-19 […]

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‘Unsafe’ Cuban boat allowed to continue on

‘Unsafe’ Cuban boat allowed to continue on

| 31/12/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A boat with seven Cuban migrants on board that was declared “unsafe” by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) has been allowed to continue its journey, according to Customs and Border Control (CBC). The vessel reached Cayman Brac on Tuesday, but the migrants did not come ashore on that island and travelled on. The […]

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Two Cuban migrant boats arrive over Christmas

Two Cuban migrant boats arrive over Christmas

| 30/12/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Thirteen Cuban migrants who reached Cayman Brac on two boats this week are all now in custody on Grand Cayman. According to Customs and Border Control Service (CBC), the six migrants who arrived on the first boat on Christmas Day “were managed in accordance with COVID-19 processing protocols”. They were transported to Grand Cayman […]

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Migrants come ashore on Cayman Brac

Migrants come ashore on Cayman Brac

| 14/12/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) have now confirmed that the three migrants who arrived on Cayman Brac Tuesday morning are Cubans. No details such as the health, age and gender of the migrants or the state of the vessel in which they made the journey were revealed in the short release […]

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First Cuban migrants in 2021 arrive in East End

First Cuban migrants in 2021 arrive in East End

| 27/11/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A vessel carrying five Cuban migrants arrived in East End Friday, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service has said. In a very short release, officials said the agency is working with the necessary partners. The migrants are being managed in accordance with the established COVID-19 protocols and processing procedures, and they will […]

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Cuban migrant arrested, baby taken into care

Cuban migrant arrested, baby taken into care

| 12/04/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Javier Freites, the man who appears to have led the standoff between the Cuban migrants and local authorities last week, has been arrested, officials have confirmed. The Cubans were removed from the MV Bulk Freedom, the ship that had rescued them out at sea, late Thursday night. However, Customs and Border Control stated that […]

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Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

| 09/04/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]

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Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

| 08/04/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The captain of the MV Bulk Freedom has indicated that he is unwilling to take the Cuban migrants currently occupying a communications room aboard his vessel to any other port and has insisted that the group must disembark here in the Cayman Islands, according to the latest official update on the impasse. Customs and […]

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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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Cubans still refuse to leave tanker

Cubans still refuse to leave tanker

| 06/04/2021 | 88 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2:20pm Wednesday: Officials have now confirmed that there are 12 adults and one baby aboard the Bulk Freedom, a merchant tanker which remains anchored in George Town Harbour as the stand-off between Customs and Border Control (CBC) and a group of Cuban migrants, who are refusing to disembark, continues. One man, who is […]

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911 loses contact with Cubans on tags

911 loses contact with Cubans on tags

| 05/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: More Cuban asylum seekers who have been living in the community wearing electronic tags as they wait for their asylum claims to be heard have gone missing. Border Control has confirmed that they have been unable to locate ten refugees. With the last signals from the monitoring devices being received by the Department […]

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