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Tag: Department of Immigration

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

ICO takes immigration to task over FOI response

| 22/09/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): In his latest decision concerning an FOI dispute, Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers agreed with the Department of Immigration (DoI) about an exemption to release information concerning a fine imposed on an employer, but he took the department to task about how the freedom of inform [...]

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CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

CIG doubts validity of pension exodus

| 28/08/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said his government has no basis to believe there will be an exodus of workers in December as a result of the changes to the pensions law. He said no submissions had been made to government about this potential exodus, which he said was purely speculative, and no data [...]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments
(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing [...]

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Immigration clocks 381 arrests so far in 2017

Immigration clocks 381 arrests so far in 2017

| 28/07/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Since the beginning of this year, immigration officers have made 381 arrests in relation to various infractions and offences and have collected over CI$152,000 in administrative fines. Following the passing of the half-way point of 2017, statistics released by the department show that 112 arr [...]

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600 people offer views on immigration

600 people offer views on immigration

| 28/07/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): With just one day left for the public to participate in the debate about government’s review of how the immigration system is working for them, officials said that around 600 people had already taken the online survey. But customers going to the immigration office in George Town today w [...]

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Crown pursues case against immigration official

Crown pursues case against immigration official

| 26/07/2017
(CNS): The crown has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with its case against Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Jeannie Lewis (58). The senior immigration official has pleaded not guilty to assisting a person to land illegally and permitting premises to be used for consumption of drugs. She and f [...]

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Civil servants to work on PR backlog

Civil servants to work on PR backlog

| 24/07/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Government has appointed six administrators who have been trained to assess permanent residency applications to help deal with the backlog of around 1,000 people awaiting a decision. Although the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency has historically made the PR decisions, the law provide [...]

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Public input wanted on immigration reform

Public input wanted on immigration reform

| 12/07/2017 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The premier’s immigration ministry is calling on the public to weigh in on the government’s proposed overhaul of immigration through an online survey and a chance to submit their comments. Officials from the new ministry, which is working on the PPM campaign promise to create a N [...]

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