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DOI Responds to Immigration Officer Charges

The DOI will continue to cooperate with the investigation and provide assistance to the RCIPS.

The Department of Immigration has a statement in regards to the arrest and recent charges filed against a senior immigration officer.

Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith notes that Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Jeannie Lewis was put on required leave immediately following her arrest by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Thursday, 25 August 2016.

“It is vital that the facts are thoroughly established, as quickly as possible. As such, the Department of Immigration will continue to fully cooperate with the investigation and will provide assistance or information to the RCIPS as necessary in the public interest.” Mr Smith explains. “The Department’s focus is one of service to the public, and we will continue to deliver on our mission of contributing to the security, stability and prosperity of the Cayman Islands.”

For further information contact: Jamie Hicks