Tag: permanent residency

PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

| 19/04/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Paul Hume Ebanks, who is serving a 14-year prison term for his conviction on over two dozen counts relating to a Cayman Islands permanent residency and status scam, had his appeal rejected by the higher court Thursday. Ebanks was convicted for over two dozen charges of conning people out of c [...]

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Over 700 PRs granted over last year as backlog clears

Over 700 PRs granted over last year as backlog clears

| 11/04/2018 | 126 Comments
(CNS): Almost one year after the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency (CSPR) Board and administrators at the Department if Immigration began work on the backlog of residency applications, 1,656 applications have been tackled and 43%, or 708 applicants, have been granted permanent residency, whi [...]

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PR backlog falls after 1,300+ applications reviewed

PR backlog falls after 1,300+ applications reviewed

| 26/02/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): There are just 263 applications for permanent residency waiting to be considered, officials said Monday, with 1,340 applications having been reviewed since the process was restarted after being stalled for several years over legal issues. Figures released by the immigration department coverin [...]

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Victim lost almost $2M in PR scam

Victim lost almost $2M in PR scam

| 27/01/2018
(CNS): Judith Douglas (52) pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of obtaining property by deception in an alleged massive permanent residency scam on one victim. Douglas has denied conning an overseas worker out of $1,946,437 after falsely representing that it was for permanent residency, Caymani [...]

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Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

Nearly 500 residents approved in 2017

| 18/01/2018 | 96 Comments
(CNS): The latest official government figures relating to efforts to address the backlog of permanent residency applications reveal that 496 people received PR in Cayman last year, while 242 people were turned down. The process was derailed for several years as a result of successful legal challenge [...]

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48% of PR applications now approved

48% of PR applications now approved

| 07/11/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Over three hundred people who had been part of the backlog of permanent residency applications have now been granted that residency. Immigration administrative staff and the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have considered 623 applications and made decisions on 449 of them. 147 [...]

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500+ permanent residency applications now reviewed

500+ permanent residency applications now reviewed

| 16/10/2017 | 60 Comments
(CNS): More than 500 individuals and families who have been waiting on decisions about their potential future in the Cayman Islands have now been considered by the relevant board and admin staff at immigration. Although there are still 876 applications awaiting a decision, the authorities are now ge [...]

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Lawyers reveal challenges to permanent residency refusals

Lawyers reveal challenges to permanent residency refusals

| 03/10/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS): A firm of local attorneys has revealed that they are helping at least five applicants who have recently been refused permanent residency with appeals to the tribunal, where the detailed reasons for refusals will be revealed. In what has become a regular newsletter update to its clients that h [...]

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Board and staff still face 800+ PR applications

Board and staff still face 800+ PR applications

| 26/09/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board and the Department of Immigration administrative staff assigned to reviewing the backlog of residency applications still face a pile of more than 800 applications, officials confirmed Tuesday. Although they have made considerable progress ove [...]

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146 PR applications now approved

146 PR applications now approved

| 15/09/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The administrative staff from immigration and members of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board are making significant progress on the massive backlog of residency applications which accumulated as a result  of a number of problems presented by the 2013 legislative change. Accord [...]

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Ex-board chair claims unfair treatment over ‘PR debacle’

Ex-board chair claims unfair treatment over ‘PR debacle’

| 10/09/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The outgoing chairman of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board, Waide DaCosta, has listed a catalogue of problems surrounding the process of granting permanent residency and claimed he has been “vilified” by the press for issues that were beyond his control. Specifica [...]

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