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Tag: immigration department

Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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Premier to take on immigration challenge

Premier to take on immigration challenge

| 07/06/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said he hoped that before the end of this year he will have been able to merge the work permit application process with a human resource agency that will deal with all employment related matters in the Cayman Islands. Fulfilling a campaign promise that he said all of [...]

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More officials arrested in immigration corruption case

More officials arrested in immigration corruption case

| 31/05/2017
(CNS): Two more public officials have been arrested in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into the immigration department. A statement released by the Anti-Corruption Commission Wednesday said that this morning its own investigators along with RCIPS officers picked up a man from th [...]

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Immigration law a problem, admits premier

Immigration law a problem, admits premier

| 02/05/2017
(CNS Election): The leader of the Progressives is increasingly indicating that resolving the problems surrounding immigration legislation will form a central part of his government’s agenda if he gets a second chance to lead a PPM administration. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who has headed up the ho [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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CIG challenged by PR backlog

CIG challenged by PR backlog

| 28/03/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Officials from immigration said they will decide permanent residency applications within 30 days of receiving final submissions from applicants and will begin with the oldest first. But government has admitted that it has not yet completed its “plan” that will allow what will be a [...]

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Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

| 08/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Government officials at the home affairs ministry have refused to comment on the current situation regarding the chief immigration officer, Linda Evans, who has been on required leave from her top civil service job for more than two years. CNS has learned that Evans may have been retired from [...]

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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 peopl [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 51 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 co [...]

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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 is [...]

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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 his t [...]

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