Tag: Immigration Detention Centre

Eight Cubans begin hunger strike

Eight Cubans begin hunger strike

| 16/01/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): A group of eight Cuban migrants being held at the Immigration Detention Centre who landed in the Cayman Islands in September have begun a hunger strike to protest the immigration process, how their asylum claims are being handled, their access to bi-lingual attorneys and restricted access to communications. CNS understands that the asylum claims […]

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Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

| 03/07/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): At least nine Cuban men who are seeking asylum in the Cayman Islands, some of whom have now been detained for more than two years and consider themselves political prisoners, have begun a hunger strike. The men are members of the Cuban Nationalist Party (PNC), the unofficial opposition to the current regime. They have […]

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Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

| 03/07/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With more than 220 men crammed into HMP Northward, which is supposed to have a maximum capacity of 212, prison authorities say they will be transferring some low-risk inmates to the Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks in an effort to ease the overcrowding at the men’s jail. Northward has been bursting at the seams […]

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Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

Cubans land on Brac as US ends migrant policy

| 17/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Immigration officials are in the process of transferring another group of Cubans from Cayman Brac to the Immigration Detention Centre and other facilities on Grand Cayman after a makeshift boat carrying 28 migrants ran aground over the weekend. Possibly unaware of the announcement by the US authorities last week of an immediate end to […]

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Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

Police officer sues security firm over dog bite

| 07/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): A police officer who was dispatched to the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in May 2014 when a group of Cubans was trying to escape is suing The Security Centre because one of its dogs bit her while on duty. In a statement of claim that describes a chaotic situation, as police, prison and immigration […]

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Runaway Cubans jailed for three months

Runaway Cubans jailed for three months

| 22/02/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two Cuban migrants who landed in Grand Cayman illegally in the Beach Bay area were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday after being on the run for 16 days. Liodanis Sanchez Barrio (26) and Ennier Guillermo Puig (27) both pleaded guilty after they were rounded up by the authorities when they were […]

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