Tag: Cuban migrants

Cubans released as HRC challenges detention

Cubans released as HRC challenges detention

| 16/07/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The government has confirmed that it is overturning the policy of detaining all Cuban migrants who chose to land in local waters, regardless of their status, and the Department of Immigration (DOI) has determined that some detainees will be released from the detention facility pending the res [...]

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Cubans still on hunger strike as CIG considers release

Cubans still on hunger strike as CIG considers release

| 12/07/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Eight Cuban asylum seekers held at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) have continued to refuse the meals and refreshments provided, but officials said that they have been consuming some personal food items and they have all been seen by doctors. The purpose of the hunger strike, which beg [...]

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Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

| 03/07/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): At least nine Cuban men who are seeking asylum in the Cayman Islands, some of whom have now been detained for more than two years and consider themselves political prisoners, have begun a hunger strike. The men are members of the Cuban Nationalist Party (PNC), the unofficial opposition to the [...]

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Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

| 03/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): With more than 220 men crammed into HMP Northward, which is supposed to have a maximum capacity of 212, prison authorities say they will be transferring some low-risk inmates to the Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks in an effort to ease the overcrowding at the men’s jail. Northw [...]

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Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

Cayman has just 20 asylum seekers ahead of Refugee Day

| 18/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): As many developing countries around the world are dealing with unimaginable numbers of refugees and asylum seekers landing on their shores on a daily basis, Cayman has just 20 people waiting for a decision on their asylum application. But as the US government faces intense criticism for separ [...]

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Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

| 05/12/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Three Cuban migrants received minor injuries Monday when their boat ran aground on the rocks in Cayman Brac. The Department of Immigration (DOI) confirmed that three Cuban men were stranded on the Sister Island after their makeshift vessel was completely destroyed. The group remained in immig [...]

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Gov’t to create asylum tribunal for Cuban refugees

Gov’t to create asylum tribunal for Cuban refugees

| 29/08/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The premier told members of the Legislative Assembly Friday that the number of irregularly landed Cubans seeking political asylum is increasing and so the amount of time they are spending in the local detention centre is also getting longer. As a result, the government is in the process of es [...]

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Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

| 27/07/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A Cuban migrant who has been detained at the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in George Town for more than seven months awaiting his case to be resolved made a bid for freedom on Wednesday (26 July), but was only on the run for about one hour. After prison guards spotted the man leaping [...]

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Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

| 15/06/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS) The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration repatriated five Cuban migrants earlier this week. The three women and two men follow 89 Cubans who have been deported back to Havana since the beginning of this year after landing in Cayman as a result of failed or abandoned attempts to migrate to [...]

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Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

Cubans rescued as vessel hits East End reef

| 15/04/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Twenty-nine Cuban migrants swam ashore to safety on Thursday night after their boat was stranded on a reef in East End but the Joint Marine Unit had to rescue two who were unable to swim. Members of the public called 911 at around 9:23pm after they heard the cries for help coming from the Cu [...]

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LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

LA to vote extra $3M for Cubans as more deported

| 21/02/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): When the Legislative Assembly begins its final sitting of this administration Wednesday, one of the items on its long agenda is dealing with the supplementary appropriations arising from the budgets spanning the Progressives’ term in office. For the 2015/16 budget MLAs will be voting on nea [...]

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