Migrant Numbers Update

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Migrant Numbers Update

Published 26th August 2016, 5:59pm

Over the past week-and-a-half, 11 more Cuban migrants have landed in the Cayman Islands and are currently in Immigration custody. 

The first group of two arrived on 17 August 2016 in Grand Cayman. 

On 24 August 2016 a makeshift vessel carrying 33 migrants arrived in Cayman Brac.  Nine from this group decided not to continue the journey and landed in Cayman Brac where they currently await transfer to Grand Cayman.

Within the last week three flights have been made to Havana, Cuba to repatriate a total of 16 migrants. 

To date there are 73 Cuban migrants in Immigration custody.  They are housed at the Immigration Detention Centre or an approved facility.