Tag: Customs and Border Control Agency

Customs claims changes will improve experience

Customs claims changes will improve experience

| 06/08/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) has implemented a new system for appointing agents who handle the importation of goods, which they say is part of improving the customer experience, and making things more efficient and secure. Despite criticism by some that the latest change to the system will be more bureaucratic, technically challenging for […]

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Customs find ganja among household goods

Customs find ganja among household goods

| 26/07/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control has opened an investigation after officers found an undisclosed quantity of ganja during a search on Thursday, 22 July, of household goods being imported into Cayman. No other details were offered by officials but the limited information comes in the wake of recent comments by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne that […]

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Audit found CBC website at risk of cyber attack

Audit found CBC website at risk of cyber attack

| 22/07/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A heavily redacted report by the government’s Internal Audit Service about the vulnerabilities of the Customs and Border Control website said that it needed to be protected from the “growing rise of cyber attack”. While the details of the website’s weaknesses are all blacked out, the remaining text in the report, which was published […]

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Cuban migrant arrested, baby taken into care

Cuban migrant arrested, baby taken into care

| 12/04/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Javier Freites, the man who appears to have led the standoff between the Cuban migrants and local authorities last week, has been arrested, officials have confirmed. The Cubans were removed from the MV Bulk Freedom, the ship that had rescued them out at sea, late Thursday night. However, Customs and Border Control stated that […]

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Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

| 09/04/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]

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Released foreign offenders beg to go home

Released foreign offenders beg to go home

| 09/03/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS) Two Venezuelan men and one Colombian man who have served their time for drug smuggling convictions are desperate to go home and, after at least four failed attempts, they don’t understand why there are so many barriers to their deportation. Lesme Ruiz (54), Jose Leonardo Ferrini (35) and Jose Moloina (26) are facing a […]

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Doctors Express tab will cost public purse

Doctors Express tab will cost public purse

| 16/02/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): The end result of the unlawful drug raid at Doctors Express by customs and police officers will likely end with a significant tab that will be picked up by the public purse. Even before a court rules on reputational damages and business losses, the private clinic will be claiming “significant costs” as a result […]

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Cuban migrants placed in quarantine

Cuban migrants placed in quarantine

| 05/02/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Six Cuban refugees aboard a small vessel that was taking on water and out of fuel were picked up by Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control in Cayman Brac waters on Friday afternoon. The four men and two women were in good health, officials said, but were unable to continue their journey.

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Customs preps for Christmas chaos

Customs preps for Christmas chaos

| 08/12/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) is expecting the usual steep rise in imports during the Christmas holidays. But given the challenges throughout this year, with many new and smaller importers expected to be bringing in goods, opening hours at the collections office will be extended by two hours every day […]

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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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Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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