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Four Cubans stay in CI as another boat leaves

| 23/08/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A boat carrying some 40 Cuban migrants who arrived in Cayman Brac on Tuesday evening are understood to have now left local waters but four of the refugees opted to remain behind and are now awaiting repatriation by to Cuba. Immigration officials told CNS that 36 of the migrants elected to carry on their journey while three men and one women stayed in Cayman. (Photo by Simon Barwick)

The boat went from the Beac to Grand Cayman and the RCIPS Marine Unit accompanied the boat from East End to George Town harbour’s Hog Sty Bay where the migrants moved on and out of Cayman’s waters.

The 24 men and 12 women were crowded aboard the small vessel which appeared to have no shade to carry on their treacherous journey.

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