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15 Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman waters

April 8, 2014

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — A boat with 15 Cuban migrants who say they are bound for Honduras is moored in waters of the Cayman Islands.

Immigration officials are monitoring the nine men and six women aboard the small boat outfitted with an outboard motor. A Tuesday statement from the British Caribbean islands’ government says the migrants arrived in Grand Cayman waters on Saturday and then returned, indicating that rough weather is hindering their journey.

Cayman officials say the boat appears fine and the group plans to continue once the weather clears.

The Cayman Islands and Cuba have an agreement under which Cuban migrants who set foot on the territory’s shores are detained and returned to their homeland. But the British territory usually allows those who do not come ashore to continue their journey.

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