Friday, August 29, 2014

Cuba meeting next month

Cuba meeting next month
Posted By Paul Kennedy
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:58 pm

The costly problems of Cuban migrants staying in Cayman could soon be
over. High level discussions between government officials here and in
Cuba will take place next month.
The meeting has been cancelled and rearranged since February but Deputy
Governor Hon. Hon. Franz Manderson said the meeting will go ahead on 18

Top of the agenda is updating the current Memorandum of understanding
that dates back fifteen years.

Under the current terms, migrants seeking assistance here cannot be
helped, instead if they land on Cayman soil they must stay here while
seeking asylum.

A Freedom of Information request by Cayman 27 earlier in the year
revealed this has cost the cayman government more than $500,000 in 2013

Next month's meeting in Havana will be with the Division of Consular
Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
the Republic of Cuba and other officials.

Source: Cuba meeting next month - Cayman 27 -

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