Cuban boat stranded at East End

A makeshift watercraft that showed up off the coast of East End district last weekend had still not been dealt with by police and immigration officials by early Wednesday.

The boat, which had more than a dozen Cuban migrants on board, was receiving food and supplies from local residents while docked and was being monitored by police and immigration officials.

Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Gary Wong said Wednesday poor weather conditions were holding up the migrants onward journey.

As of early June, there were 43 migrants being kept at the George Town Immigration Detention Centre – well over what is considered capacity for the low-security facility.

Interminable delays with the repatriation process for Cuban migrants are expected to be addressed in September during a meeting between U.K., Cuban and Caymanian officials.

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