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  • Update on Applications Pending for Permanent Residence

    “In light of the changes that were made recently to the Permanent Residence Points System by the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 the Department of Immigration is putting in place a plan in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and other Government Departments that will allow the processing of permanent residence applications to resume and…

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  • CIG Request for Proposal – Organisational Evaluation and Design for the Immigration Department

    The Ministry of Home Affairs invite suitably qualified consultants to submit a tender for the above-mentioned service. Prospective applicants should be an authorised supplier of equipment from an established manufacturer. The Request for tenders may be collected from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government Administration Building, #133 Elgin Ave, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000 between 8:30am and…

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  • Tumble Dryer Sparks House Fire

    Leaving a tumble dryer unattended may save time, but the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) warns that it isn’t worth the risk. According to Gov.UK statistics a dryer fire is the second leading cause of house fires, and last month one local resident learned just how dangerous it can be. “We received a call about…

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  • Investigation Ongoing into CIFS Vehicle Incident

    The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) continue to work closely with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) to ensure that the incident on Monday, 13 March 2017 involving a fire rescue vehicle is thoroughly investigated. As the RCIPS continues to conduct their investigation, an internal investigation is also…

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  • Corrections Crackdown: Contraband Confiscated

    Continued vigilance and a pro-active stance have paid off at Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), by keeping drugs and other contraband from making its way inside the prison walls. Just weeks after an officer with HMCIPS stopped an intruder that had thrown a large quantity of marijuana over the prison’s fence, a recent inspection…

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  • Tsunami Response Exercise for the Cayman Islands

    The Cayman Islands will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in an annual tsunami response exercise called the CARIBE WAVE 17 on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Director, McCleary Frederick, says the purpose of the exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness and improve…

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  • RCIPS Officer Awarded Chief Officer’s Choice

    Fleet and Stores Manager Darren Ebanks, with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), has been named the newest Chief Officer’s Choice by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Acting Chief Officer Ms. Kathryn Dinspel-Powell, amongst other Ministry and RCIPS leaders, presented the award to Mr. Ebanks as the successful civil servant for the month of…

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  • HMCIPS Recruits Receive CCTV Training

    The role of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) operator is multifaceted, as use of the system plays a vital role in safeguarding communities, in addition to serving as a functional tool to prevent and reduce crime. New recruits with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service recently received training on how to use the National CCTV Network…

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  • Drug Arrest Made at HMCIPS

    On Thursday, 16 February 2017 an officer with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) quickly apprehended a man who was caught throwing a large quantity of drugs over the prison fence. Prison Officer Michael Taylor was patrolling the outer perimeter of HMCIPS in the K-9 van, when around 4.20 p.m. he saw a man…

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  • Fleet Assessment Completed on CIFS Engines

    The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) recently commissioned an evaluation of the entire fleet of domestic and aerodrome vehicles. Two experts with Pierce and Oshkosh Manufacturing recently travelled to all Fire Service locations on all three islands to undertake a thorough assessment of the fire trucks in service. The…

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  • New Fire Engine for CIFS in Cayman Brac

    The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) will soon add a new, modern aerodrome fire truck to its fleet, which will be based at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport fire station on Cayman Brac. Fire Chief David Hails has officially signed the contract for the new firefighting vehicle, with a price tag of $599,328 KYD. A…

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  • 911 Dispatcher Awarded Chief Officer’s Choice Award

    Before police, fire or emergency medical services responders, it’s the voice of a 911 dispatcher that many people hear after they have witnessed or been the victim of a tragic or violent situation. Emergency dispatchers are the first of first responders. They quickly collect all information required by the responding units, and often calmly provide…

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  • Statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Regards to Publication on Prison Service

    Following the recent ruling by the Gender Equality Tribunal involving Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, and certain media coverage that misrepresented the facts of the case, the Ministry of Home Affairs wishes to correct a number of inaccuracies contained in an article published by online media house. In the article it was wrongly reported…

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  • Official Launch of the Fire Rescue Vessel

    On Friday (18 November 2016) the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS), officially unveiled its new rescue vessel at the George Town Yacht Club with help from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The 32-foot rescue boat is equipped with a GPS, flood lights, spot lights and can reach speeds of up to 50 mph. The vessel…

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  • New DOI Cancellation Form Introduced

    The Department of Immigration has recently introduced a new Withdrawal/Cancellation/Refund Form for existing work permits. This form is to be used by an employer when requesting a withdrawal or cancellation of a work permit or refund of a work permit fee. This has been implemented to increase efficiencies for updating the internal database system, faster…

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  • Potential Recruits Test Their Fitness

    More than 60 people hit the track early Saturday morning to put their fitness to the test, in hopes of becoming a new recruit with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). The officer recruitment exercise began at 7 a.m. on 22 October 2016 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, where applicants’ overall fitness was…

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  • Prison HR Manager Awarded Chief Officer’s Choice

    Human Resource Manager Raquel Solomon, with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, has been named the newest Chief Officer’s Choice of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Chief Officer Wesley Howell presented the award to Ms. Solomon on Friday 21 October 2016. “It brings me great pride to recognise the outstanding efforts and high standards of…

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  • Training for Aviation Emergencies

    First responders with the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) battled a blaze this week that put their knowledge and skills to the test, during intense aviation fire training. Firefighters experienced real conditions in real-time during the Aviation Bridging Course which took place at the fire training ground. The compound is set up with a life-sized…

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  • WARNING: Fraudulent Solicitations from Facebook Pages

    Advisory: Fraudulent Solicitations from Facebook Pages Allegedly Belonging to the Premier The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit would like to warn the community of fraudulent Facebook pages that purport to belong to the Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Honourable Alden McLaughlin. These fraudulent pages employ a mode of solicitation wherein visitors to the page are “friended”,…

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  • Prison Officers Interrupt Smuggling Of Contraband into HMP

    Around 12:15AM this morning, 16 August, police responded to a call from prison officers at HMP Northward regarding their capture of a man suspected to have been throwing items over the fence.  The man was found with a quantity of a substance suspected to be ganja, wrapped in small, plastic bags.  Police officers arrested the…

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  • Wire Fence at Northward

Other News

28th March 2017

Update on Applications Pending for Permanent Residence

“In light of the changes that were made recently to the Permanent Residence Points System by the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 the Department of Immigration is putting in place a plan in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs... Read More

28th March 2017

CIG Request for Proposal – Organisational Evaluation and Design for the Immigration Department

The Ministry of Home Affairs invite suitably qualified consultants to submit a tender for the above-mentioned service. Prospective applicants should be an authorised supplier of equipment from an established manufacturer. The Request for tenders may be collected from the... Read More

28th March 2017

Update on Applications Pending for Permanent Residence

“In light of the changes that were made recently to the Permanent Residence Points System by the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 the Department of Immigration is putting in place a plan in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs... Read More

28th March 2017

CIG Request for Proposal – Organisational Evaluation and Design for the Immigration Department

The Ministry of Home Affairs invite suitably qualified consultants to submit a tender for the above-mentioned service. Prospective applicants should be an authorised supplier of equipment from an established manufacturer. The Request for tenders may be collected from the... Read More

22nd March 2017

Tumble Dryer Sparks House Fire

Leaving a tumble dryer unattended may save time, but the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) warns that it isn’t worth the risk. According to Gov.UK statistics a dryer fire is the second leading cause of house fires, and last... Read More

22nd March 2017

Tumble Dryer Sparks House Fire

Leaving a tumble dryer unattended may save time, but the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) warns that it isn’t worth the risk. According to Gov.UK statistics a dryer fire is the second leading cause of house fires, and last... Read More


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