The Elections Office advises that the office will be closed on Thursday, 14 December 2017 to facilitate deep cleaning of the premises and on Friday, 15 December 2017, it will be providing minimal services. Normal services will resume on Monday, 18 December 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
General Registry will close three times over the holiday season. General Registry’s Grand Cayman office, including its counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday, 20 December, for a staff function. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, 21 December.
Cayman Port would like to advise their valued customers of their weekday extended holiday hours. Beginning Tuesday 12th December 2017 until Friday 22nd December, 2017 Cayman Port’s Billing Office will be open from 8:30am to 5:30pm with the Warehouse serving customers from 8:00am to 6:00pm each weekday. Night operations for the Container Yard remain as normal.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to advise the public that both its Grand Cayman Offices and the George Town Landfill will close at 11:00 am on Friday, 15 December 2017 to facilitate a staff function. The 24 hour public drop-off site at the entrance of the George Town Landfill will however remain open to facilitate the disposal […]
The Customs Department is open for longer hours at its Collections Office to allow pick up of packages before Christmas. For the two weeks leading up to Christmas (Monday 11 December through Friday, 22 December) the Collections Office will operate from 8.30am-5pm instead of the usual closing time of 4pm. However, it will close at […]
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