Cuban migrants taken to Immigration Detention Centre

Published:  23 Mar at 4 PM
Want to get involved? Become a Featured Expat and take our interview.
Become a Local Expert and contribute articles.
Get in touch today!
Last week, 37 Cuban migrants were moved to the Immigration Detention Centre after arriving in Cayman Brac.

The migrants’ arrival with no food supplies and a damaged engine sparked an online debate in which the Brac MLA Hon. and House speaker, Juliana O’Connor Connolly, joined the conversation.

Franz Manderson, the Deputy Governor, also commented on Facebook about the issue. He said illegal immigration could be encouraged by offering help to those trying to enter the country in unsafe boats and would be contradictory to the United Nations High Commissioner’s (UNHCR) policies.

He said that the UNHCR, who offer protection to refugees, told him that over 3,000 migrants died last year in the Caribbean. They added that anyone supporting Cubans who travel in unsafe vessels could be considered to be tacitly supporting illegal immigration in the area.
Like this news?

Comments » No published comments just yet for this article...

Feel free to have your say on this item. Go on... be the first!

Tell us Your Thoughts On This Piece:

Your Name *
Email * (not published, needs verification one time only)
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

Latest Headlines

News Links

News Archive