The Business Licensing Counter, formerly known as the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, will soon feature increased hours of operations to better serve the Cayman community.

As of 1 October, the counter on the first floor of the Government Administration Building will be open from 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. This will give an additional 3½ hours per week for persons to submit their trade and business, liquor, tobacco, and Special Economic Zone licence applications.

The counter falls under the remit of the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI). Ryan Rajkumarsingh, the Director for DCI, said the change is being done to give clients more time to license their businesses.

'We're looking to make it as easy as possible for people to handle their trade and business licensing', he said. 'By extending our hours, we hope to encourage persons to meet their various licensing requirements'.

DCI's main office and Cayman Brac office will maintain their usual hours of 8:30am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays.

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