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Populist and nationalist policies on trade and migration, two of the main indicators of a globalized world, are clearly on the rise.
Cuban officials and the Cayman Islands government met in bilateral talks last week to discuss migration between the two island nations.
The Cayman Islands government on Tuesday sent home 32 Cuban migrants who were part of a wave of men and women who showed up on Cayman’s shores in the first months of the year.
Two Cuban migrants pleaded guilty on Friday to landing without permission of immigration officials, telling the court they had turned themselves in after their money was spent.
As of Monday, Feb. 15, Cayman was sheltering in the Fairbank’s detention center 134 Cuban migrants.
The Immigration department sent home five Cuban migrants Thursday, part of a wave of 135 people from Cuba who have landed on Cayman’s shores since the beginning of the year.
The Disney Wonder cruise ship picked up 12 Cuban migrants while sailing from Miami to Grand Cayman Saturday night.
Nearly $1 million has been spent since July handling an ever-increasing number of Cuban migrants who land in the Cayman Islands.
Five Cubans who escaped from custody were sentenced to one day in prison when they appeared in Summary Court on Thursday.
A radio call from a sailboat led to the rescue of 15 Cuban migrants 4 miles off South West Point, George Town, according to police.
Three people from Cuba are on the run in Grand Cayman after landing at Beach Bay on Sunday. Police rescued another 15 migrants who ran into difficulties at sea on Monday.