Cuban migrants repatriated

The Immigration Detention Centre in central George Town. – Photo: Brent Fuller

The Department of Immigration repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Havana, Cuba, over the past two weeks, officials said this week.

There are currently 64 Cuban migrants in immigration custody on Grand Cayman, including 41 males, 21 females and two children.

In a statement released Wednesday, officials said there were no longer any migrants being housed at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, as they have either been repatriated or relocated to the Immigration Detention Centre.

Some migrants had been held temporarily at the community centers after the detention facility in Fairbanks reached its capacity following the arrival of increasing numbers of Cuban migrants in Cayman.

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