(CMR) 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 on 11 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 manage that number of migrants effectively.
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 meets regularly as required to discuss and address any migrant-related concerns.