Tag: Cuban migrants

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 over […]

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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 the United States.

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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 Cubans, […]

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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 nearly CI$3 million more for the premier’s home affairs […]

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Cuban migrants deported to Havana

Cuban migrants deported to Havana

| 20/01/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The local immigration authorities confirmed yesterday that another 39 Cuban migrants (35 men and four women) were repatriated this week. The group was flown to Havana on Thursday, which involved a joint effort by staff from customs, the prison and police as well as the immigration department. This leaves 72 Cubans in Grand Cayman […]

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Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Immigration officials are in the process of transferring another group of Cubans from Cayman Brac to the Immigration Detention Centre and other facilities on Grand Cayman after a makeshift boat carrying 28 migrants ran aground over the weekend. Possibly unaware of the announcement by the US authorities last week of an immediate end to […]

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US policy change on Cuban migrants welcomed

US policy change on Cuban migrants welcomed

| 14/01/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that it welcomes the policy announcement by the US this week that the Obama administration has ended what was known as the ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy of allowing Cuban migrants who make it to dry land in the US to stay legally. Cayman government officials said they believe […]

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US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

| 12/01/2017 | 26 Comments

(CNS): With just days to go before the end of Barack Obama’s historic term as president of the United States of America, his administration has announced an end to the policy which allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to stay there legally while those intercepted at sea are sent back to Cuba. In exchange, Cuba […]

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Cubans still trying treacherous journey at Christmas

Cubans still trying treacherous journey at Christmas

| 29/12/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two groups of Cuban migrants are currently in the custody of the Department of Immigration on Cayman Brac after their attempts to reach Central America over the Christmas weekend failed. The sudden influx of Cubans “required the full mobilisation” of immigration during the long holiday weekend, officials said, after two boats arrived carrying a […]

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Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfer to Grand Cayman after spending yesterday night […]

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Cubans stranded at sea for four days

Cubans stranded at sea for four days

| 16/09/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A group of Cuban migrants were rescued Wednesday from a four-day ordeal at sea by a passing vessel and transported to Grand Cayman. The eight men on board the make-shift vessel said they had been stranded after their boat experienced engine problems. The men have now been taken into custody by immigration officials. The […]

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