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Tag: Cuban migrants

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 b [...]

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Cubans forced to land due to faulty boat

Cubans forced to land due to faulty boat

| 09/09/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Another fifteen Cubans were taken into immigration custody after boat trouble ended their journey, despite their efforts to press on. Government officials said that the group of migrants arrived off the coast of Bodden Town on Wednesday night at around 10pm. The Cubans wanted to carry on with [...]

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Eleven more Cuban migrants land in Cayman

Eleven more Cuban migrants land in Cayman

| 27/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): As the number of Cubans trying to make it to the United States shows no sign of relenting, another eleven migrants have landed in Cayman over the last ten days and are currently being held by immigration. Officials said that two Cubans arrived on 17 August in Grand Cayman, though they did not [...]

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Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

| 17/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Immigration officials confirmed that six Cuban migrants were deported back to Havana on Monday. It is not clear when the three men and three women had arrived in the Cayman Islands, but 2016 has proved to be yet another very busy year for the local authorities dealing with the arrival of migr [...]

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Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

Salvage crews to fish out Cuban boat from North Sound

| 26/07/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A makeshift vessel that arrived in local waters last week carrying fifteen Cuban migrants has sunk in the North Sound, according to immigration officials, who said that “efforts are currently being made to have the vessel removed by a salvage specialist this week”. There has been a su [...]

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Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

Cubans press on with risky voyage in makeshift craft

| 25/07/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Seven Cuban men passed through local waters on Friday but opted to continue the perilous ocean journey in a very small cramped makeshift vessel.  The group of men arrived in East End in the morning, where they were by local authorities. However, they opted not to land and to press on.  Acco [...]

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Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

Fifteen more Cubans detained by immigration

| 21/07/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Another group of Cuban migrants haves been detained by the immigration department after their wooden boat landed at Rum Point on Grand Cayman late Wednesday evening, 20 July, government officials have said. The group of fifteen people were taken into custody after their boat engine failed and [...]

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Cuban group continues journey

Cuban group continues journey

| 20/07/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): A group of 26 Cuban migrants reached Cayman Brac Saturday evening but the 23 men and three women on board all opted to continue their journey. Officials did not say where they were heading but most Cubans who pass the Cayman Islands are heading to Honduras. They left Sunday morning and have n [...]

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Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

Cuban vessel crashes on Cayman Brac rocks

| 14/07/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A group of nine Cuban migrants were taken to Faith hospital on Cayman Brac yesterday after the makeshift boat they were on crashed into the rocks on the west side of the island. The nine men were handed over to local authorities on the island Wednesday afternoon (13 July) following treatment [...]

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Cuban migrant stays behind as 12 others press on

Cuban migrant stays behind as 12 others press on

| 12/07/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): One Cuban migrant from a group of thirteen opted to disembark from a 20-foot wooden vessel that arrived in Cayman Brac yesterday evening at around 6:30pm, officials confirmed. The latest group of migrants to enter into local waters (nine men and four women) were met by local authorities. Twel [...]

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Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

Over 40 Cuban migrants returned to Havana

| 29/06/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration, assisted by customs and prison officials, has sent 43 Cubans back to Havana over the last twelve days, officials confirmed in a release Wednesday. There are now 64 Cuban migrants in immigration custody — two children, 21 women and 41 men. There [...]

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