Tag: Department of Immigration

DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

| 17/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration’s enforcement arm has been rounding up more suspected illegal workers with more proactive operations in conjunction with the police, customs and the Department of Labour. The crackdown on illegal migrants over the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests, i [...]

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One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018
(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half [...]

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Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

| 11/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration said it is working hard to address the delays people are experiencing in responses to their freedom of information (FOI) requests. Retirements and staff shortages, among other issues, are behind the delays, according to officials from the departmen [...]

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Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

| 18/04/2018 | 229 Comments
(CNS): The immigration department has issued a statement aiming to clarify the situation for people who are Caymanian by right through descent who have to acquire a letter from immigration proving that fact. However, the statement leaves several questions unanswered and has done little to address th [...]

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Dozen defendants cram into dock for corruption case

Dozen defendants cram into dock for corruption case

| 10/04/2018
(CNS): Six public officers from the Department of Immigration and six of the department’s clients crammed into the dock Tuesday, when they made their first appearance in connection with a long-running anti-corruption conspiracy case. The dozen defendants face bribery and fraud charges related [...]

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Immigration to split into new agencies

Immigration to split into new agencies

| 04/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): As government begins work on shaping a new border protection force, which will see the customs and immigration enforcement arms merge and the creation of a new human resources unit, the immigration department as it is now will no longer exist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last month, [...]

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Immigration officials see tourism front-line

Immigration officials see tourism front-line

| 21/03/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association organised a tour of Grand Cayman’s larger hotels for immigration officials, as part of ongoing efforts to share with government the challenges that the industry claims it is facing in recruiting staff. Officials said that CITA’s Human Resourc [...]

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ACC rounds up charges in immigration case

ACC rounds up charges in immigration case

| 15/03/2018
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged another two people in the long-running bribery case relating to tests administered by the Department of Immigration. Sherry Lee McLaughlin (57), a Caymanian immigration officer from George Town, faces three charges of conspiracy to commit breach of [...]

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Three foreign nationals charged in corruption case

Three foreign nationals charged in corruption case

| 14/03/2018
(CNS): Two women from the Dominican Republic and one woman from Honduras are the latest people to be charged in the Anti-Corruption Commission’s inquiry into a bribery scandal surrounding the immigration department. The three foreign nationals, who are resident in Cayman, bring the total of p [...]

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ACC charges four more in bribery case

ACC charges four more in bribery case

| 14/03/2018
(CNS): Four more people have been charged with various corruption related offences as the Anti-Corruption Commission presses ahead with its case relating to a scandal surrounding tests administered by the immigration department. Three Cayman Islands public officers — Marcus Alexander (43), Kathy- [...]

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Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

| 13/03/2018
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged three people in connection with a long-running investigation into corruption at the immigration department. Over a year after the first arrests were made, and three years after the alleged offences, two Caymanian women, who were described as public o [...]

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