Repatriated Cuban returns to Cayman

| 29/12/2012

(CNS): One of several Cuban refugees that elected to remain in Cayman, who now faces an enforced return home, had been repatriated once already this year. Nevertheless, he and four other Cubans have decided to remain after their boat first passed through Cayman Brac on Wednesday and then later reached East End on Thursday night. Officials said that two people from a vessel carrying 30 Cuban migrants chose to remain on the Sister Island before the boat continued its journey. When it arrived in East End, the crew of the boat had initially intended only to carry out repairs but a decision was eventually taken by three passengers to remain here while the remaining 25 stayed aboard.

The vessel has now left Cayman waters and immigration officials are dealing with the five new refugees. They confirmed that one of them had been previously repatriated in April.

Government has notified all the relevant agencies that will be assisting with the care and security of the new migrants, who, added to those already here, brings the total number of Cubans currently in Grand Cayman to 30.

Category: Local News

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We ????????????

    We cannot accept any more economic migrants here regardless of where they come from

    and believe me they land here weekly with valid travel documents, some with statas papers

    and if you ask them to find Cayman on the map they do not have a clue.

    When is this nonsence going to stop.

    Do we not have rights too????????

  2. Anonymous says:

    Remember Cayman has now adopted the Human Rights law. Remember one of the biggest commandments to Love thy neighbour, as you love thyself. God would appreciate your actions.

    • Anonymous says:

      No ??????????????????

      No whare in the Bible you will find that one should harm themselves

      compassanate YES foolish NO.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again. More of our Government's money spent to transport these migrants while our own people and islands are struggling nowadays.

    • Anonymous says:

      No one is struggling. Quit the self pity fest. Certainly no-one is suffering enough that Cayman should not spend money on such obligations. If things really were that bad you could fix it with income tax.

    • Anodarass says:

      GOD forbid that it was you / us in their position !

      Shame on you !

  4. Anonymous says:

    White collar – and just plain collared….  if they'd known.. they could have faked credentials and become the president of UCCI, or become investment consultants and bilked clients out of millions of dollars. Instead they are seeking a better way of life and should be punished.

  5. Anon says:

    Um, really.

    We takefreedom for granted. It is sad that these people must risk their lives for that which you do not even seem to appreciate.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nothing new here. It has always been the case that many of these so-called refugees are like yo-yos bouncing back and forth between Cuba and Grand Cayman. In 2007 roughly half the detainees at Fairbanks had already been returned to Cuba at least once after landing illegally in the Cayman Islands on previous occasions.

    This tends to suggest their claims about torture, illegal detention and even execution if they are returned home are convenient lies and confirm the view held by many that they are merely economic migrants trying to get to the USA.