Three men charged with illegal landing

Three Jamaican nationals have been charged with landing in Cayman without the specific permission of an Immigration officer.

The men arrived by boat on Wednesday, 29 March, and appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, 4 April.

Boat captain Rohan Antony Ebanks said the three had been following a fishing vessel to Honduras, but ‘lost them’ in bad weather.

They were running out of gas, so he checked his GPS (Global Positioning System) and saw that Cayman was the closest land, so they came here for help.

Ebanks, 34, was accompanied by Mackiro Allan Manderson, 18, and Joseph Martin Daily, 21. All three are from Portmore.

Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale asked Ebanks if he had any Cayman connections. He said he did not know of any.

The three were remanded in custody pending further investigations.

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