Overstayers concern honorary consul

As Consulate to Barbados I was extremely concerned about the reports in the press regarding a number of Barbadians who have overstayed in the Cayman Islands.

I would like to state that these persons have since left the Cayman Islands and my understanding, based on discussions, is that these persons all worked on the The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman site.

The Cayman Islands Immigration Department has confirmed that they are satisfied that the Barbadian employees were not at fault and will not take any action to restrict their return or future employment in the Islands.

I am satisfied that there was no intention on the part of these law abiding citizens of Barbados to deceive the Cayman Islands Government in any way and have so advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Barbados.

Juliette Gooding,Honorary Consul