Weather delays Cubans bounds for Honduras

| 08/04/2014

(CNS): A boat with fifteen Cuban migrants is currently stuck in Cayman waters as bad weather is delaying their planned journey to Honduras. The vessel is currently understood to be moored off the coast of East End. Officials have not stated the exact location but stated that the authorities were monitoring the boat. Immigration officials said that the latest group to enter Cayman waters, which includes six females and nine men, arrived in the Brac last Saturday evening (5 April). The group headed out to sea later that night, bound for Honduras but arrived off Grand Cayman yesterday at around 2.00pm indicating that inclement weather was hindering their journey.

The migrants have not asked to come ashore and hope to continue on their way once the weather clears as there appears to be no structural damage to their boat.

At present there are 57 Cubans in the Cayman Islands awaiting deportation as none are ever granted asylum. Authorities have detained 40 migrants for processing at the Immigration Detention Centre and there are also 16 on Cayman Brac awaiting transfer to Grand Cayman, while one man who arrived last month remains on the run, having escaped the Fairbanks detention facility in George Town on 27 March.

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