Tag: Customs and Border Control Agency

CIG to spend millions addressing CFATF report

CIG to spend millions addressing CFATF report

| 09/04/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government will be spending many millions of dollars to improve the anti-money laundering, counter terrorism and financial crime regime in Cayman over the next year, following the recent findings of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, Premier Alden McLaughlin told Finance Committee on Friday. He said the more than $600,000 appropriation for the […]

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New chopper expected in days

New chopper expected in days

| 13/03/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter is being fast-tracked to arrive in the Cayman Islands sooner than expected, after the existing machine was damaged recently in a crash landing at the airport. The new chopper, which is being jointly funded by the Cayman and UK governments and […]

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Border force chalks up early successes

Border force chalks up early successes

| 04/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The new Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency arrested eleven people for the possession of drugs, guns and ammunition during its first month of operations. It also issued a dozen fines to individuals who tried to dodge duty payments, and refused entry to nine others for lying about their immigration status or not having […]

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Immigration ignores FOI requests

Immigration ignores FOI requests

| 25/02/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration (DoI) has admitted that a shortage of resources and its transition into two new agencies, the Customs and Border Control Agency and Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, left it unable to manage freedom of information requests. The Office of the Ombudsman, which deals with appeals relating to troublesome requests, found […]

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Premier announces holiday for royal visit

Premier announces holiday for royal visit

| 21/02/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has declared that Thursday, 28 March 2019, will be a public holiday in honor of the royal visit to the Cayman Islands by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Describing the anticipated arrival of the royal couple next month as a the most important highlight among many for 2019, McLaughlin said the coming […]

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Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

| 20/02/2019

(CNS): A 48-year-old man from Bodden Town is currently in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday for ganja and gambling offences. A second 42-year-old-man who was arrested over an illegal lottery ticket has been bailed. At around 5:40pm on 19 February, officers on patrol in Cumber Avenue stopped a man who had raised their suspicions. […]

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Border patrol staffer arrested for real estate con

Border patrol staffer arrested for real estate con

| 09/02/2019

(CNS): A 26-year-old woman who is employed by the new Customs and Border Control Agency was arrested at the headquarters Thursday on suspicion of obtaining property by deception in connection with the transfer of real estate belonging to a vulnerable individual, the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit have reported. The woman’s 56-year-old mother has also been arrested […]

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CBC and DoE round up island-hopping poachers

CBC and DoE round up island-hopping poachers

| 05/02/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control Agency officers, assisted by Department of Environment conservation officers, recently netted several suspected poachers at Owen Roberts airport on their return from fishing trips to the Sister Islands. The DoE is warning people taking lobster and conch to stick to the take limits, as set out under the National Conservation Law […]

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WORC and border control set to go live

WORC and border control set to go live

| 24/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the legislative changes creating the new employment agency Workforce Opportunities Residency Cayman (WORC) and the revamped Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency will become effective next month. After postponing the planned 1 January start date, officials have now confirmed the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018 and the Customs and Border […]

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CIG postpones immigration transition

CIG postpones immigration transition

| 21/12/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the transition to separate the immigration department into the new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) unit and the Customs and Border Control Agency, scheduled to begin on 1 January 2019, has been postponed. No new date has been set and CNS was told that there was nothing more […]

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Border agency unveils new logo

Border agency unveils new logo

| 26/11/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The logo for the new Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Agency has been revealed, which will be used when the agency becomes operational on New Year’s day. Following the passage of the law in the Legislative Assembly last week to formally establish the CBC unit, officials lifted the lid on the badge that […]

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