Tag: permanent residency

Court ruling finds PR system breaches BoR

Court ruling finds PR system breaches BoR

| 31/03/2023 | 137 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government’s troubles with the permanent residency system got a whole lot worse on Thursday when the Court of Appeal declared that the Immigration Act is incompatible with section 9 of the Bill of Rights, which deals with family and private life. Two individuals whose PR applications were denied over insufficient points […]

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PR backlog mounts due to sham marriage focus

PR backlog mounts due to sham marriage focus

| 06/02/2023 | 100 Comments

(CNS): The backlog of permanent residency applications based on length of stay continues to grow as officials focus their attention on the problem of sham marriages. The majority of PR applications are by work permit holders or residents who have been here for eight years and apply via the points system, but the government’s priority […]

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Deputy Premier: PR is a privilege not a right

Deputy Premier: PR is a privilege not a right

| 24/11/2022 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Chris Saunders, the deputy premier and minister for labour, has again refuted the idea that the PACT Government has imposed any kind of moratorium on the granting of permanent residency rights. But the minister has made it clear that government is not only taking the time to scrutinise all applications, it also has plans […]

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Labour minister denies formal freeze on PR grants

Labour minister denies formal freeze on PR grants

| 21/10/2022 | 245 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for labour has denied allegations by a local law firm that a moratorium on permanent residency grants is in place, even though no applications for residency appear to have been approved by the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board based on points for more than a year. Chris Saunders told CNS […]

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Convicted cocaine dealer fights deportation

Convicted cocaine dealer fights deportation

| 06/05/2022 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A Colombian man who was convicted of drug smuggling in 2019 and given a four-year jail term made a successful step in preventing his deportation when the Grand Court ruled that the Immigration Appeals Tribunal should re-hear his case. Alan Lawrems Taylor Dominguez (49) was jailed for his central part in a 2017 conspiracy […]

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CIG revokes PR from 41 bad debtors

CIG revokes PR from 41 bad debtors

| 07/01/2022 | 181 Comments

(CNS): In a rare move, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has revoked the permanent residence (PR) certificates of 41 people, as of 31 December, after they failed to pay their annual fees. The people in question were described as bad debtors and each of them had received numerous letters before their PR status was […]

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WORC confirms over 24,200 current permit holders

WORC confirms over 24,200 current permit holders

| 28/04/2021 | 143 Comments

(CNS): WORC has confirmed that, according to its latest figures, there are currently 24,221 work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, despite the closure of the tourism sector and what was believed to be a reduced resident population due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Officials noted that they are able to supply the number of […]

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CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

| 08/12/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The government is owed more than CI$5.14 million in outstanding permanent residency fees by 640 people that was due over the last twelve months. Although government has no plans to write off any of this debt, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that around $3 million will not be easy to collect because it is […]

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Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

Dishonesty charges mount against GT woman

| 02/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Judith Douglas (52) has been charged with two counts of obtaining property by deception after accepting payments of $4,000 for undisclosed items which she then refused to turn over, police said in a release on Friday. Douglas, who has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 5 July, […]

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PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

PR scam appeal over absence of Bush rejected

| 19/04/2018 | 28 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 cash in the scam. […]

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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, while 528 or 32% have been declined. Another 355, or 20%, have been […]

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