The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) in Grand Cayman, including its Business Licensing Counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 12 noon on Friday, 23 March 2018 to facilitate staff training. DCI’s main office will reopen on Monday, 26 March 2018 at 8.30 am, and the counter will reopen at 9 am. DCI staff apologise for any […]
The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) staff meeting is being brought forward a week. It will now take place on Thursday, 22 March 2018, consequently the NAU in Grand Cayman will close for the afternoon from noon and the NAU in Cayman Brac will be closed for the whole day. Both offices will also be closed for […]
Please be advised that the RCIPS Criminal Records Office and the Security and Firearms Licensing Unit in Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road will close at 2pm on Wednesday, 21 March in order to facilitate a staff meeting. The RCIPS apologizes for any inconvenience.
As part of the construction and redevelopment works being carried out at the Owen Roberts International Airport, please note the following update with respect to the new Security Screening Checkpoint Entry at the airport: Please be advised that the ORIA Security Screening Checkpoint entry will be relocated effective tomorrow morning, Thursday, 15 March.
Commuters who travel along West Bay Road are asked to drive with caution, as the traffic signal undergoes maintenance.Crews will conduct maintenance on the traffic signal on West Bay Road and Lawrence Blvd. (near Seven Mile Beach Rubis gas station). The work will take place on Tuesday 13th March between 9 pm – midnight.
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