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Temporary Accommodations arranged for Migrants

Local News 11 May, 2022 Follow News

Temporary Accommodations arranged for Migrants

The Customs and Border Control Detention Centre is now at capacity and in accordance with the Mass Migration Contingency Plan (MMCP), the Elliott Conolly Civic Centre in Gun Bay East End is being temporarily used to house 23 migrants.

The Elliott Conolly Civic Centre is one of four Civic Centres listed in the MMCP as supplemental short-term accommodation for migrants.

The Mass Migration Committee met again today, 11th May, to progress plans for alternative migrants accommodation which will alleviate the need to use any of the Civic Centres listed as additional accommodation in the MMCP.

Thirty seven (37) migrants were recently transferred from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman due to insufficient resources in Cayman Brac to effectively manage that number of migrants.

CBC Director Charles Clifford states, "It was necessary to activate the temporary housing plan and with the assistance of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), the Elliott Conolly Civic Centre has been set up to temporarily house some of the migrants while alternative accommodation for migrants is established.”

The Mass Migration Committee continues to meet regularly as required to discuss and address any migrant related concerns.

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