Tag: immigration department

Eight immigration officers off the job

Eight immigration officers off the job

| 23/01/2017 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Immigration have said that there are now eight people from the department on required leave for one reason or another after three more people were suspended last week following their arrest in an anti-corruption case. It is also understood that the eight pe [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Five people have been arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), with the assistance of the RCIPS, on suspicion of bribing public officials, fraud on government and breach of trust. While the ACC and police gave no details about the case, the home affairs ministry [...]

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Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

| 29/11/2016

(CNS): Jeanine Lewis (57), who is currently suspended from her post as a senior member of the immigration department’s management team, appeared in the dock in Summary Court Tuesday to face charges relating to drug and immigration offences, but the case was adjourned until December. Lewis, who [...]

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Over $4M in fees owed by 473 PRs

Over $4M in fees owed by 473 PRs

| 04/11/2016 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration said it is ramping up efforts to pursue outstanding permanent residency fees, as officials revealed that the DoI is attempting to collect more than $4.1 million in past-due fees from 473 permanent residents. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith said hi [...]

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Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

| 01/09/2016 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Statistics from the immigration department that are much more up to date than those revealed by the Economics and Statistics Office in the quarterly report last week show that there are more than 24,000 workers in Cayman from 122 different countries. The figure includes workers on full an [...]

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Immigration officer will be suspended

Immigration officer will be suspended

| 27/08/2016 | 89 Comments

(CNS): With the news this week that an unidentified senior immigration officer was arrested after a police raid that turned up a gun, drugs and an illegal immigrant, the home affairs ministry has confirmed that the woman will be placed on required leave. No one has been charged yet but five peop [...]

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Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

| 17/08/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Immigration officials confirmed that six Cuban migrants were deported back to Havana on Monday. It is not clear when the three men and three women had arrived in the Cayman Islands, but 2016 has proved to be yet another very busy year for the local authorities dealing with the arrival of m [...]

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Job ads continue to stir up local concerns

Job ads continue to stir up local concerns

| 11/08/2016 | 200 Comments

(CNS): How bosses in Cayman go about recruiting overseas staff and what often appears to be the deliberate exclusion of local workers continues to raise concerns in the community but government seems unable to address the issue. In the latest case to attract attention, an unidentified hospitality [...]

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Immigration collects $365k in WP fines

Immigration collects $365k in WP fines

| 17/06/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The acting chief immigration officer has revealed that his enforcement team collected almost $365,000 in administrative fines from just over $372,000 that was imposed during this fiscal year, most of it for work permit infractions. Bruce Smith said 537 people were brought into the immigra [...]

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Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

| 10/05/2016 | 42 Comments

(CNS): During 2015 the Human Rights Commission dealt with 31 complaints from members of the public alleging breaches by public officials of their human rights, according to its latest annual report. The majority of complaints were about the immigration department or its connected boards, such as [...]

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Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

| 29/03/2016

I am a civil servant who has worked here for 10 years now under government contract. When I made the decision to apply for permanent residency, which is a very big life decision, I was four months past the period allowed to apply. I was told that at this time I have lost my right to apply and now [...]

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