More Cubans turn up on Grand Cayman

| 02/11/2013

(CNS): Police said that the RCIPS Marine Unit, Bodden Town officers and immigration officials were called to the Beach Bay area of Bodden Town on Saturday afternoon, where a Cuban vessel carrying thirteen men and two women was said to be anchored off the shore. This is a separate group from the 32 migrants who departed Cayman Brac this morning after they had arrived last night with a number of passengers suffering from seasickness. It is not clear if the group in Beach Bay have elected to continue their journey or have sought assistance from the Cayman authorities, which will lead to their automatic repatriation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    well ..the problem is that the cubans run away from cuba to get a better life in any other country in this world…as a cuban I know it as a fact..everybody wants to have a decent and prosperous life..have a house .a car..a good health care,and the right  to free movement . ..and cubans as citizens of this world wants all that too…of course many people and countries are scared of this movement thorughout their countries and seas because they think they can be affected ,that the cubans would like to overstay in their territory ,but cubans always try to reach in usa where they have privileges than no other person in this world has…thanks…

  2. Anonymous says:

    God help those poor souls in the ferocious storm we had last night.  It was all I could think about.  How horrible to be released back into those boiling seas.  Surely we could offer safe harbour so that they might continue their journey in safer weather and perhaps survive for a better life?!?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They don't want to come here, but would appreciate some assistance by providing some food and water and anything else they may need and then they'll be on their way.

    Can you imagine being out on a small boat in that storm we had last night?

    Come on Cayman stop thinking yourself so high and might and better then everyone else and do the right thing and go give them a helping hand.


  4. Knot S Smart says:

    Now that the Cuban Govt announced that they are closing down all of the cinemas – we can expect boatloads of refugees coming to see the latest movies at our cinema…

  5. Anonymous says:

    There's a boat load too off South Sound this morning. Been there over an hour with no cops etc. arriving so how secure are our borders; they could have come ashore & vanished by now.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did you call them?

      • Anonymous says:

        No: it's not for me to police Cayman on such matters when it's after the fact: RCIPS etc. should be aware of boating traffic & I'm not doing it for them. If it was a drugs haul or other serious crime then I would though.

        As the Cubans are still there now, are we allowed to take water & provisions to them? Must be pretty grim on the boat.

    • Anonymous says:

      Immigration was sitting there watching them.  That is their role.

  6. anonymous says:

    What a wonderful place Cayman has become.  We will welcome you with open hearts and outstretched arms if you are rich (and we don't care how you got the money), but God help you if you are a poor refugee looking for a better life.  "No room in the Inn for you."

    • Anonymous says:

      Would you like to go out there yourself and feed them and give them water? Or maybe you could move them into your home along with their cholera. Idiot. If we let EVERYONE in – where do you think they will all go?! Cayman is only SOOOOOOOOO big after all!

    • Knot S Smart says:

      We dont have 'any room in the inn' but we do have a tiny room in our 'manger' which is currently being shared between 5 Filipinos and 3 Indians…

    • Anonymous says:

      The Government was so concerned about those 1,500 people who would had to be sent back ito wherever their respective countries may have been, never even considering that their presence here would affect job opportunities for Caymanians but it is not concened about repatriating persons to a brutal, tyrannical, oppressive ,evil,  totalitarian society headed by some of the most evil characters ever, the Castro brothers