Tag: Department of Immigration

Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

| 09/02/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration is trying to address the growing queues of arriving passengers at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) during the continued work on upgrading the facility. But with 26 inbound commercial flights on Saturday alone during the second weekend that the new hall w [...]

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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The [...]

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English test backlog stops seasonal workers

English test backlog stops seasonal workers

| 08/12/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The Department of Immigration has confirmed that as it does all it can to address a backlog of applications for English tests for overseas workers, those needed for Christmas work, especially in the tourism sector that have a permit, have 30 days before they must fill their obl [...]

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Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

| 05/12/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Three Cuban migrants received minor injuries Monday when their boat ran aground on the rocks in Cayman Brac. The Department of Immigration (DOI) confirmed that three Cuban men were stranded on the Sister Island after their makeshift vessel was completely destroyed. The group remained in immig [...]

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Over 800 PR applications reviewed since May

Over 800 PR applications reviewed since May

| 05/12/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board and administrative staff at the Department of Immigration have now considered 814 applications since work resumed in May after legal issues stalled the process and led to a backlog of over a 1,000 people waiting on decisions. So far, 385 appl [...]

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Immigration collects $67k in admin fines over 5 months

Immigration collects $67k in admin fines over 5 months

| 05/12/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The enforcement division of the immigration department collected CI$67,457.50 in administrative fines between 1 July and 24 November after investigating 289 infractions, including people overstaying and bosses employing people outside the terms of a work permit. The enforcement division is r [...]

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Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

| 29/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of po [...]

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ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

| 21/11/2017
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission say that investigators have now made the thirteenth arrest in an ongoing case that began in January of this year. Officers arrested a 31-year-old woman from Prospect Tuesday morning on suspicion of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the government and breach [...]

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Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

Corruption probe reaches a dozen arrests

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Investigators involved in the ongoing investigation into corruption at the immigration department made their twelfth arrest Thursday. In another brief and limited statement, officials said that a 26-year-old woman from George Town was taken into custody this morning, but there was no indicat [...]

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ACC makes 11th arrest in immigration probe

ACC makes 11th arrest in immigration probe

| 14/11/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested a 57-year-old woman from George Town Tuesday in connection with a near year-long inquiry into corruption at the immigration department. The woman, who is the eleventh person to be arrested in this case, was described as a public official. [...]

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Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

| 01/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair has been set for Thursday, 9 November, where government agencies relating to law and order or security and safety will be coming together to promote potential careers to qualified people. The joint drive will be hosted by the prison, [...]

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