Tag: Customs and Border Control Agency

Two boats with ten Cubans arrive in Cayman Brac

Two boats with ten Cubans arrive in Cayman Brac

| 04/10/2022 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Ten more migrants have arrived in the Cayman Islands, Customs and Border Control has confirmed. Two boats carrying the Cuban men arrived in Cayman Brac around 9:10 on Tuesday morning. All ten have disembarked both vessels and are being processed in accordance with CBC’s established protocols. Once that is completed, they will be transported to […]

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Customs officer faces trial over two loaded guns

Customs officer faces trial over two loaded guns

| 04/10/2022

(CNS): Timothy McKenzie (45), a customs officer currently on required leave with full pay while on remand at HMP Northward, has pleaded not guilty to four gun-related charges and is expected to go on trial before the end of this year. McKenzie appeared in court Friday and denied the illegal possession of two loaded semi-automatic […]

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Suspended civil servants mostly from law enforcement

Suspended civil servants mostly from law enforcement

| 22/09/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Nine of the thirteen public servants who were on required leave from the civil service in March this year, on full pay, as a result of pending criminal cases or internal probes were from law enforcement agencies. In response to a freedom of information request by CNS, the Portfolio of the Civil Service released […]

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Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

| 22/09/2022

(CNS): A 51-year-old West Bay man, who was arrested in July for possessing a bullet-proof vest, has now been charged and is due to appear in court, Monday. Police seized the illegal vest during a search carried out on 1 July at an address on Pleasant Drive, West Bay. It was one of two searches […]

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Engine trouble lands migrants in East End

Engine trouble lands migrants in East End

| 22/09/2022 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A boat carrying six men and one woman who were heading from Cuba to Honduras arrived in East End, off Morritts Tortuga Club at around 2:3am, Wednesday, 21 September after experiencing engine trouble, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has confirmed. This latest group of seven migrants disembarked the vessel and were […]

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Customs officer charged over guns and drugs

Customs officer charged over guns and drugs

| 29/08/2022

(CNS): A 45-year-old customs officer from Bodden Town has been charged with the possession of two illegal firearms and ammunition as well as drug offences following a police bust at his home on Kingfisher Street. Police searched Timothy McKenzie’s house on Wednesday, 24 August, where the police found two handguns along with several rounds of […]

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CBC deports illegal Jamaican fugitives

CBC deports illegal Jamaican fugitives

| 12/08/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals have been deported, including Neville Peter Butler, who is wanted by the Jamaican authorities on suspicion of murder. Ravan L. George, who is also wanted in Jamaica for serious offences, and two of their associates, one of whom landed in the Cayman Islands illegally, have also been sent home. All four […]

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CBC still struggling to manage migrants at Fairbanks

CBC still struggling to manage migrants at Fairbanks

| 15/07/2022 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Cuban migrants being held at the Customs and Border Control immigration centre at Fairbanks have been trying to escape, as frustrations mount at the overcrowded facility. CBC is currently holding around 180 migrants at various locations, including some who are believed to be in the community. Officials said that a tense situation had developed […]

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CBC officer arrested over rape allegation

CBC officer arrested over rape allegation

| 13/07/2022

(CNS): A 30-year-old man from Bodden Town who works for Customs and Border Control was arrested last month on suspicion of rape, which was announced last week by officials from CBC. The police have since confirmed that he was arrested on 29 June in connection the allegation that on 20 June he raped a woman […]

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Chickenpox spread blamed for migrant unrest

Chickenpox spread blamed for migrant unrest

| 23/06/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Following news Wednesday night of a disturbance at the Customs and Border Control Detention Centre at Fairbanks, the CBC said on Thursday afternoon that the situation was now calm. The unrest appears to have erupted after more migrants came down with chickenpox, as the virus appears to be spreading among those detained by border […]

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More Cubans arrive on Brac in badly damaged boat

More Cubans arrive on Brac in badly damaged boat

| 26/05/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Four Cuban men landed on Cayman Brac at about 11:30 Wednesday night, but their vessel was very badly damaged as it crashed onto the ironshore, Customs and Border Control said in a press release. The four migrants, who are being processed in accordance with established protocols, were trying to get to Grand Cayman but […]

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