Government offices and services will be closing throughout the Christmas and new year period.

Customs Department

The Collections Office and the Courier Office of the Customs Department will close on Friday, Dec. 23, at 12:30 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with regular hours. The office will also close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, and will resume operations at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Post offices

The Airport Post Office will be open for extended hours this week, including from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20; from 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22; and from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.

On Christmas Eve, the Airport Post Office will be open normal hours, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All other post offices will be open normal hours, but will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, and will be closed on Christmas Eve.

All post offices will be closed on Dec. 26 and 27. Normal operating hours will resume on Dec. 28 and 29. Post offices will be closed all day Friday, Dec. 30.

Department of Counselling Services

The Department of Counselling Services and the Family Resource Centre will close at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 and again on Dec. 30.

Immigration

The Immigration Department headquarters, including public counters and the passport and visa offices, will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28.

The offices close again for the new year holiday at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The Work Permit Board will resume its meetings on Jan. 9.

The Business Staffing Plan Board meetings will resume on Jan. 11.

The Cayman Status and Permanent Residency Board will resume its meetings on Jan. 12.

Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing

All three Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing offices will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, and at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.

The West Bay and Breakers offices will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24, to Tuesday, Dec. 27. All three locations will open on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with the Crewe Road location operating from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the West Bay and Breakers offices from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Needs Assessment Unit

The Needs Assessment Unit office at Aqua Mall in George Town will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, to Wednesday, Dec. 28. The office also will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Tourism Association

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association will close its office on Friday, Dec. 23, at noon and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

CITA officials reminded water sports operators to stock up on Kittiwake tokens to ensure they have enough on hand while the office is closed.

 

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