Cayman in brief

Airport changes

The Cayman Islands Airport Authority is advising that for the next two weeks passenger drop-offs directly in front of the departures area will be suspended.

The public is instead requested to use a designated lane near the arrivals section and across from the entrance to the temporary/short term parking lot to drop off departing passengers.

The access road immediately in front of the airport building will be a drive-thru lane only for vehicular traffic, and no stopping will be permitted.

Changes are part of the on-going improvement works under the Airport Expansion Project. All visitors to the airport should pay close attention to the signs and are encouraged to park in the short term parking lot when picking up arriving passengers.

Migrants repatriated

On Wednesday 22 Cuban migrants who were housed at the Immigration Detention Centre in George Town were repatriated back to Cuba without any incidents.

This leaves one male migrant still housed at the detention centre awaiting repatriation.

Governor’s website

The Governor’s Office website is now live. It can be accessed at

The website was developed to inform the residents and visitors to the Cayman Islands about the role of the UK, the governor and the Governor’s Office and complements the Cayman Island Government’s own website (

The Governor’s Office website follows the same user friendly structure of the British Embassy and British High Commission websites around the world. While it is the first UK Overseas Territory Governor’s Office website, others are expected to come online in the future. Information on the UK’s role in the Cayman Islands, such as in defence, natural disasters and good governance can be found under the ‘UK and the Cayman Islands’ tab.

A variety of forms and documents are available to download, ranging from nominations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Honours, applications for naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen, a link to international treaties applicable to the Cayman Islands and even the Cayman Islands Constitution.

Feedback on the website can be sent to [email protected]

MACI at expo

Mr. Joel Walton, CEO of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, is issuing an open invitation to all potentially interested parties to visit the MACI and Cayman Islands Shipping Registry booth at this week’s Chamber of Commerce Careers & Jobs Expo 2008.

The event will be held today and Saturday at the Sir Vassel Johnson Hall at the University College of the Cayman Islands. The hours are 10am – 2pm Friday exclusively for UCCI and high school students, and 10am – 4pm Saturday for the general public to explore career opportunities.

Promotional materials and MACI/CISR Human Resources staff on hand will provide information on maritime industry career opportunities, as well as scholarship possibilities available to students.

This year a new scholarship has been added to MACI’s offerings, named in honour of David Anderson, the first Caymanian to attain certification as a naval surveyor from Lloyd’s College in London, who passed away last year.