The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration (DOI) has confirmed that the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) has reopened to accommodate the arrival of 11 Cuban migrants.

The individuals were transferred from Cayman Brac to the Grand Cayman facility on Thursday, 4 October 2018.

The group, which consists of nine males and two females, arrived in Cayman Brac on Friday, 28 September 2018, after their broken vessel was sighted by Immigration and Customs officers.

Due to safety concerns, the boat and its occupants were towed to shore, and the group was assessed by local physicians.

Since the closing of IDC, after a group of migrants was released and relocated to approved DOI accommodations, officials have conducted repairs and renovations as necessary to ensure the facility is a safe, suitable, clean and a healthy environment for all occupants.