Monday 28 September, 2020

Multiple arrests made at construction site

A joint operation by officers from Customs & Border Control (CBC) and Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) resulted in multiple arrests at a large scale construction site in George Town.

On February 10, the site was visited by the compliance officers, based on a tip received by the WORC department that there were illegal employment activities taking place on the site. After the inspection and examination of several persons on site, officers discovered Immigration laws had been breached which resulted in the arrest of multiple persons for various offenses.

The WORC department continues to investigate and inquire into the matter.

The Compliance officers from the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) and officers from Customs & Border Control (CBC) will be clamping down on the employment of illegal workers. Failing to adhere to the Cayman Islands Immigration Laws could lead to a substantial monetary fine, being arrested or prosecution in court.

Employers are strongly encouraged to ensure that they are employing persons within the limitations of their permits, and in accordance with the Immigration Law. If employers or anyone is uncertain as to their compliance with the law, they should reach out to the WORC department.

If you have information about illegal employment activities or breaches of the Immigration Law, submit information with details to email address WorcComplaints@gov.ky or send written complaints addressed to Manager Compliance – Internal & External Complaints, P.O. Box 1098, Grand Cayman KY1-1102.

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