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Cayman, Cuba agree to faster repatriation

Officials from Cuba and the Cayman Islands signed a new memorandum of understanding Friday which they say will help speed up the process of repatriating migrants that land illegally in the territory.

Prison officer suspended after hidden camera found in office

A prison officer has been suspended after a covert surveillance camera was found hidden in the office of a senior manager.

South Sound drowning victim buried in Cuba

More than three months after a Cuban migrant drowned off South Sound, his body was laid to rest in his native Santa Cruz.

Cubans break out of detention center

Six Cuban refugees were on the run on Tuesday after breaking out of the Immigration Detention Centre.

Immigration may activate 'mass migration' response

Cayman's Immigration Department considers ramping up its response to Cuban migrant arrivals as more reach local shores.

More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman

Three more boatloads of Cuban migrants arrive on Grand Cayman's shores.

Acting fire chief 'medical boarded'

Cayman's acting fire chief has been officially retired.

Cuban family struggles to return loved one's body

The family of a Cuban migrant who died in Grand Cayman in early January seeks the return of his body nearly three months later.

Court: Fire chief not yet retired

Cayman's former fire chief claims he was forced to retire, but the civil service and a local judge say that's not the case.

Proposed changes could ease criminal conviction barriers

Reformed criminals could have the chance to get convictions stricken from the record under proposed legislation aimed at improving the job prospects of ex-offenders.

Unprecedented access to immigration coming

Work permit holders, Caymanian job-seekers and local businesses will soon have better access to immigration records and employment data.

Cuban migrant costs soar to $1.6M

Major increases in the cost of housing and transporting Cuban migrants hit Cayman in 2014.

Cuba, Cayman talks set to resume on status of refugees

Representatives from Cuba and Cayman will meet soon for further negotiations on an agreement regarding treatment and repatriation of Cuban migrants.

Premier names new political aide

The premier wastes no time in hiring a new political assistant. Several high-profile jobs in the rest of the Home Affairs ministry, however, are still looking for full time staffers.

Landfill catches fire again

A 'sizeable surface fire' broke out at the George Town Landfill on Sunday.

Permanent residence tests delayed another month

Cayman is not quite ready to start hearing new applications for permanent residence.

Immigration chief's suspension is 'administrative'

The investigation into alleged 'misconduct' by Cayman's top immigration officer could wrap up next week.

Baines 'no confidence' motion delayed

West Bay MLA Bernie Bush is postponing his planned vote of no confidence motion in Police Commissioner David Baines.

Surfers tell of Cuban migrants' rescue

Details of the Jan. 3 incident when one Cuban migrant died and three others were pulled from the water off South Sound.

Official: Travel debacle could reoccur

Systemic problems that led to an embarassing expenses audit for government last year have not been fully corrected.

Modular police cells remain unused

New police jail facilities lie unused in George Town while government tries to raise money to build a new police station.

Premier McLaughlin's job description without end

By a process of self-selection, Premier Alden McLaughlin is now on the hottest seat in the Cayman Islands government.

Changes put premier in charge of massive ministry

A government ministry reshuffle puts massive responsibility on the premier's shoulders and lightens the load for the former health minister.

Seamen's benefits 'never adequately implemented'

Participants in Cayman's benefits program for retired seamen and veteransreceived unauthorized payments for years.

2014 Year in Review

A month-by-month review of the Cayman Islands' top new stories in 2014.

New option mooted for police complaints

Plans for an independent complaints authority to investigate public grievances about the police could be shelved in favor of moving that role into a new ombudsman’s office.

Premier has 'great concern' over immigration situation

Cayman's premier says he's greatly concerned about recent suspensions in the Immigration Department.

Top immigration official suspended

Chief Immigration Officer Linda Evans has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct, the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed Tuesday.

Cayman Islands chief immigration officer suspended amid investigation

Cayman Islands Chief Immigration Officer Linda Evans has been suspended from duty.

Regulator gets tough on dropped 911 calls

Regulators will compel Cayman Islands telecoms companies to upgrade their networks as a matter of “national security” following a series of connection failures that prevented emergency 911 calls from getting through.

Director of immigration boards suspended

A senior immigration official is being investigated over allegations that she put false information on a work permit form.

Immigration spurs Cayman Islands population growth

More than 12,000 people have gained Caymanian status or permanent residency since 2008, according to government data.

Credit card expenses published, hard to find

Government ministries comply - in varying degrees - with directives to proactively release credit card statements.

Cloud computing 'inevitable' for government

The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Wesley Howell says the move to offshore servers for government sites and databases is “not imminent but inevitable.”

Charity BBQ cook-off decision goes to the dogs

The BBQ Battle of Lalique Pointe will officially go down as a draw, but thanks to Franz Manderson and Eric Bush, the Breast Cancer Foundation is the real winner.

Migrant detention nearly cleared out

The migrant detention center in George Town is now nearly cleared out, after the repatriation of two dozen Cubans.

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