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Tag: Cuban migrants

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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Home affairs berates HRC for going public

Home affairs berates HRC for going public

| 27/06/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The home affairs ministry, which is facing a catalogue of problems relating to the detention of Cuban migrants, was shooting the messenger Monday when it berated the Human Rights Commission for making public letters it had sent to the authorities regarding the information it discovered by spe [...]

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Cubans allege sexual assaults at centres

Cubans allege sexual assaults at centres

| 24/06/2016 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has raised concerns with the premier’s home affairs ministry over the treatment of Cuban migrants, including allegations that female detainees have been sexually assaulted at detention centres and guards are sharing drugs with migrants. Writing to the ministry [...]

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Cubans put to work dismantling boat

Cubans put to work dismantling boat

| 06/06/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A Cuban migrant vessel beached in South Sound was removed at the weekend with the help of some of the Cuban migrants themselves. The boat was abandoned at the shoreline one month ago when the people on board were taken into custody because it was unseaworthy and could not carry them any furth [...]

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