October 20, 2018

Release of detainees at Cayman Islands IDC

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – After reviewing the detention of the migrants housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), the Department of Immigration (DOI) has determined that the detainees will be released from the facility pending the results of their legal matters. In response to the length of time in finalising immigration statuses for the detainee’s, […]

The Editor Speaks: Hunger strikes

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Hunger strikes are not new. They have been going on for centuries. It’s one of the few ways prisoners can draw attention to themselves and their plight. It’s normally an act of desperation. Occasionally, here in the Cayman Islands, we have the odd person going on a hunger strike. The most notable case being Dr […]

Hunger strikes: Cayman Islands officials continue to monitor IDC detainees

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Immigration (DOI) has received notification that four detainees are still currently refusing regular meals provided by the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). A group comprised of eight detainees began refusing regular meals from staff on Monday, 2 July 2018. The individuals are said to be protesting the time it […]

Addressing overcrowding at Cayman Islands’ HMP Northward

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In a collaborative effort to alleviate capacity constraints that have impacted Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Northward, a joint initiative has been established to resolve the situation. The plans, which will see a reduced number of prisoners being held within the facility, evolved following discussion between the Ministry of Home Affairs, the […]

Cuban migrant attempts to escape Cayman Islands IDC

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Last Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 5.15 p.m. a Cuban migrant, currently housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), was apprehended trying to flee the facility. Guards with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) witnessed the detainee escaping over the perimeter fence, and immediately began pursuing the fugitive through the swamp area that surrounds […]

Your dream job is one giant stride away: Ocean Frontiers offers instructor development course in Grand Cayman

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Well known IDC educator brings his teaching style to the warm Caribbean waters and customized teaching facilities at East End “Cayman is perfect! It’s one of the best diving locations in the Caribbean, and Ocean Frontiers is the best dive operation, bar none, and I’ve been diving all over the world.” John Swanson, a PADI […]

7 Selling techniques for social media and beyond

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By Garret Norris One of the most crucial parts of the sales process is establishing a relationship with the target customers. For many decades, a lot of marketers has been challenged by this aspect, but one technological advancement has led to a new approach that many businesses have been taking advantage for many years now […]

Apple’s iPhone 7 ditches traditional headphone socket

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From BBC Apple said its lightning connector could be used instead, which would make room for other components. It will also promote the use of wireless earphones, and has released a set of its own called Airpods. The firm said it had taken “courage” to take the step. However, it risks annoying users who will […]

A new technology called ‘containers’ is creating ‘winners and losers’ says Red Hat CEO

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By Julie Bort From Business Insider By now you may have heard of a three-year old tech startup called Docker, valued at over a billion dollars, and the new tech market it created called containers. But what you may not realize is that the insane popularity of containers, a tech used by computer programmers, promises […]

Cayman Islands Home Affairs issues statement on Immigration Detention Centre

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From The Ministry of Home Affairs IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTRE The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) remains cognizant that safety, security, and well-being of detained migrants is a matter of critical importance. As such, the Ministry has focused resources to evaluate and improve relevant policies and procedures. In doing so, the MHA has overseen improvements to […]