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Does Cayman suffer from 'Island Time'?

Old Jun 26th 2017, 2:00 pm
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I've been to several islands in the Caribbean, sometimes for work, sometimes for vacation and I understand the whole 'island time' thing. Especially when I'm on vacation but when I'm working , I'm working. Maybe it's the Canadian in me.

So my question is, does business in Cayman operate on the mentality of 'Island Time'? ie: "it will get done when it gets done".

I've been waiting to hear the results of an RFP that closed in early May. It's now the end of June and I would have hoped it had been awarded by now but I'm chalking it up to 'Island Time' if that indeed exists in Cayman.
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Old Jun 26th 2017, 2:25 pm
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Island time DEFINITELY exists here... As frustrating as it is...
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I've been waiting to hear the results of an RFP that closed in early May. It's now the end of June and I would have hoped it had been awarded by now but I'm chalking it up to 'Island Time' if that indeed exists in Cayman.
Well, yes and no. Cayman is a rich little island that attracts a lot of cowboy-offers that local businesses can afford to ignore, especially if they arrive without recognised credentials.

Although, if your request was to a government department, then Island Time would most assuredly be a factor.
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Well, yes and no. Cayman is a rich little island that attracts a lot of cowboy-offers that local businesses can afford to ignore, especially if they arrive without recognised credentials.

Although, if your request was to a government department, then Island Time would most assuredly be a factor.
Yes it is a government department so a month and a half delayed is normal? Guess all I can do is wait.
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Yes it is a government department so a month and a half delayed is normal? Guess all I can do is wait.
Answers: yes, and yes. Just as an illustration of the pace at which our Civil Service proceeds, the three top officers of our Immigration Department have been on paid leave - on full salaries and benefits - for four years while they are being investigated for alleged corruption or similar. Years ago, when I was having an argument with a government department, I calculated that in the time it took to get a reply from them, a snail (travelling at average snail-speed) could have crawled from the department to my home and back, a mile away, twice. I reported that calculation in my newspaper column, which didn't win me any friends in high places - although it won me a few new ones in low places!

So. Wait, but don't hold your breath.
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Old Aug 22nd 2017, 12:42 pm
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Well...I guess it's island time. The company in question has won the RFP but now they need to set themselves up as a corporate entitity so I wait some more...likely end of September. Then they'll need to process my work visa...who knows how long that will take. I guess it will be a Christmas move.
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Well...I guess it's island time. The company in question has won the RFP but now they need to set themselves up as a corporate entitity so I wait some more...likely end of September. Then they'll need to process my work visa...who knows how long that will take. I guess it will be a Christmas move.
By "a corporate entity" I presume you mean a local (Caymanian) company. Your Work Permit may take anything between a week and a couple of months - partly depending on who your local representative is... (Do I have to spell that out?) i wish you good luck with everything.
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