Tag: Cuban migrants

Cubans in quarantine after landing on Little Cayman

Cubans in quarantine after landing on Little Cayman

| 07/12/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Twelve Cuban migrants have been placed in a government quarantine facility on Cayman Brac after the ten men and two women landed on Little Cayman on Sunday. Before they were spotted by a fisherman off Little Cayman, the group was reportedly at sea for five days in a makeshift vessel under sail, without a […]

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Tags are working, officials claim

Tags are working, officials claim

| 02/12/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The electronic monitoring technology used by local law enforcement agencies is working and the Department of Public Safety Communications’ processes that support the tags are also operating as designed, officials have said, despite last week’s departure of 14 Cuban migrants who were being monitored using the devices. By the time DPSC spotted the unlawful […]

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Missing Cubans make it to Cancun

Missing Cubans make it to Cancun

| 28/11/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The 14 Cuban migrants that Customs and Border Control admitted to losing on Friday, five days after the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) lost connection with their electronic tags, have appeared alive and well in Cancun after being rescued by the Mexican Navy, according to local media reports. The missing migrants made it […]

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CBC and 911 ‘lose’ 14 migrants

CBC and 911 ‘lose’ 14 migrants

| 27/11/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Service has revealed that it is unable to verify the whereabouts of 14 Cuban migrants who were living in rented private accommodation and wearing electronic tags. In a release issued Friday, the CBC said that the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) had informed them on Monday they had […]

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Ombudsman mediated for refugees in need

Ombudsman mediated for refugees in need

| 14/10/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): When a group of Cubans, comprising some who have been granted asylum in the Cayman Islands as well as asylum-seekers, held a demonstration this summer at the Government Administration Building in George Town seeking financial help, the Office of the Ombudsman was able to negotiate a resolution without resorting to a full blown inquiry. […]

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Border patrol eying migrant boat

Border patrol eying migrant boat

| 28/09/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Officers from Customs and Border Control (CBC) in Cayman Brac are keeping their eyes on a small vessel in local waters with two Cuban migrants on board who may need to come ashore. With the borders closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials are now standing by to help CBC […]

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Migrants land on Brac after 5 days at sea

Migrants land on Brac after 5 days at sea

| 17/12/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): One woman and 30 men from Cuba landed on Cayman Brac last Friday morning, 13 December, officials from the Customs and Border Control Service have finally confirmed. While there have been social media postings about the migrants’ arrival, officials took four days to issue a public release about their detention. The 31 people were […]

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Cuban migrant bill reaches $1.4 million

Cuban migrant bill reaches $1.4 million

| 22/06/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Government has said that in the first five months of this year it had already spent around $1.4 million holding Cuban migrants in and out of the detention centre, almost as much as the entire budget for 2018 of $1.6 million. Government closed the Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks six weeks ago as it […]

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Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

| 18/02/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): It is no secret that for many years conditions in Cayman Islands prisons have been dire and in desperate need of investment. But in a newly published document the Human Rights Commission detailed the human rights challenges, describing Cayman’s prison system as “overcrowded, chronically underfunded and in need of urgent investment”. The HRC warned […]

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Eight Cubans begin hunger strike

Eight Cubans begin hunger strike

| 16/01/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): A group of eight Cuban migrants being held at the Immigration Detention Centre who landed in the Cayman Islands in September have begun a hunger strike to protest the immigration process, how their asylum claims are being handled, their access to bi-lingual attorneys and restricted access to communications. CNS understands that the asylum claims […]

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Nine Cubans land in Brac as 18 return to sea

Nine Cubans land in Brac as 18 return to sea

| 13/11/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A boat carrying 27 Cuban migrants arrived in waters around Cayman Brac at the weekend. However, it has since left the island with 18 people still aboard returning to its perilous voyage, the Department of Immigration (DoI) has confirmed. Before the boat left, eight men and one woman opted to disembark here and those […]

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