Government launches portal for business and drivers’ licensing

Government will present two new online services at a showcase event on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Joseph Hew, minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will launch the Trade and Business License application portal, which will allow business owners to apply for a new licence or renew their current licence online, and the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licencing’s new unregistered renewal service, which does not require users to create an account or provide their e-signature (or ESID) number.

“These services will save our people time and hassle, and provide them a more secure, convenient and efficient service,” Minister Hew said. “I’m pleased to be launching these two particular services, as business owners and members of the public have been requesting them for a long time.”

Event attendees will also be able to gain insight into how government is moving forward in implementing its e-government program, which aims to provide the public with a proactive, integrated and simplified process to accessing government services.

Members of the public will be able to learn what services are currently available and how to access them, test out the new services, as well as get a preview of services to come in the future.

“Our aim with our e-Government programme is to reduce cost and time, increase security and improve our services to our customers. This will help us as a government to be more effective and accountable,” Minister Hew said.

The showcase event is set to take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.