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Political status
Geographical situation
Other sectors
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Main towns
Time differences
ar rental
Hotels & restaurants
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1 - Political Status
The Cayman Islands are dependent on the government of Great Britain, but internally autonomous. They are situated at 268 kms north west of Jamaica, in the Caribbean Sea.
The group is made up of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The Cayman archipelego was previously known as the Turtle Islands.

They have a population of 36,000 inhabitants, most of whom live on Grand Cayman, the capital of which is George Town.

The legislative Assembly is presided over by a Governor, named by the Queen of England. There are 18 members, 15 of whom are elected and 3 by right.

Since 20th October 1995 the colony has been administered by Governor John Wynne Owen.

The executive Council is made up of 3 official members and 4 members chosen by the Assembly.

Judiciary system
The judiciary system is based on British common law. There are two tribunals for civil and criminal law. The appeal court is made up of jurists trained in Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Historical outline

: The islands were discovered by Christopher Columbus who noticed the abundance of giant turtles. The islands appeared to be uninhabited. During the 200 years which followed, they were visited by ships' crews looking for provisions. Small groups of pirates and shipwreck victimes lived there from time to time. The islands were not colonized until 1670.
1670 : Spain gave the islands with Jamaica to Great Britain.
1734 : The first land was given to settlers, then the Jamaicans arrived, attracted by the turtle fishing. But by the end of the 18th century the turtles had nearly disappeared and ship building took over from turtle fishing. The schooners were built in mahogany which grew locally.
1832 : Changes were made concerning the election of members of the legislative body.
1863 : The Caymans were integrated with Jamaica and the Jamaican legislative body obtained supremacy in voting local laws.
1959 : The Cayman Islands became independent, uniting with the West Indian federation, but keeping special relations with Jamaica. The chose to stay under the government of the British Crown and in 1972 adopted a new constitution.
1962 : The West Indian Federation was dissolved.
1988 : Hurricane Gilbert caused CI$16 million damage to properties and crops.

 2 - Geographical situation
The islands are situated 300 kms west of the island of Jamaica and 640 kms south of Miami. They are part of the West Indies (longitude 82°W, latitude 19°N). The total surface of the islands is 306 square kilometers. They are highly developed.

Grand Cayman is known for its beautiful 'Seven Mile' beach. Like Little Cayman it does not rise much above sea level, while Cayman Brac has a central bluff at an altitude of 42 metres. The coast is rocky and protected by coral reefs which make convenient creeks to anchor boats in.

There are no rivers.

George Town, the capital, situated on Great Cayman has a population of 13,000 inhabitants, which make up about half the total population. Great Cayman is 35 kms long and 12 kms wide, which equals 122 sq. kms.

Cayman Brac measures 19 kms by 1 km, it lies 143 kms from Great Cayman.

Little Cayman measures 16 kms by 3 kms and lies 8 kms from Caiman Brac.

3 - Economy & statistics
The economy is based on tourism, which contributes 26% of the GNP.

The islands have one of the highest standards of living in the region.
They have a status of fiscal haven since 1966, which has attracted over 20,000 companies to register there. They are the fifth biggest financial centre in the world, even during world recessions they continue to prosper.

Very strict laws make it difficult for people to settle on the islands.
The cost of living is very high.

The sectors which are developing rapidly are electricity, gas and hydraulics, hotels and restaurants, transport and communications and financial services. The main revenue sources for the government are customs duties, company registration fees and stamp duties. There is no income tax, company tax or property taxes.

Imports (278 million $C) include foodstuffs, drinks, textiles, building materials, vehicles and petrol. The main suppliers of the imported products are the United States (75%), the Dutch West Indies (10%), Britain (3.9%) and Japan (3.9%) Except for a few small food products, all consumer goods are imported.

Offshore banking employs 10% of the population and represents 16% of the GDP.
Nearly all the big banks in the world have a branch in the Cayman Islands. A cooperation agreement has been reached with the USA to combat financial fraud.

GNP 1998 : 178th/226
GNP per capita 1998 : 21st/226

(in billions of dollars, except GNP per capita in dollars) 


Gross National Product


GNP per capita


aid (+ ou -)


external debt


tourist revenues


rate of the US dollar

(Source : Atlas éco 2001)

4 - Agriculture
There is very little agriculture on the Cayman Islands, the soil is infertile and most foodstuff is imported.

Cattle, goats and pigs are reared and fruit is grown for the hotel clients and other tourists.

There is also turtle farming, but since 1979 the USA has forbidden the importation of products based on green turtles. In 1983 the government of the Caymans bought the farm to stop it closing down and carries on scientific research there, financed by money from tourists.

Fishing, which was the livelihood of a large number of the population, has dropped. In 1980 1391 tons were fished, and only 710 tons in 1994.

(livestock in millions of head)


Agricultural production index



(Source: Atlas éco 2001)

5 - Industries & mining
The building industry has developed with tourism : hotels, apartments, banks, offices in George Town.

Roads are being built in George Town as well as new buildings for the fire station, a control tower at the airport and a new administrative centre for civil aviation. The landing strip is being widened and a new terminal being built on Cayman Brac. A new water pipe system, drainage, a sports centre, secondary schools and the modernization of the George Town hospital are being studied.

The Committee of Agricultural and Industrial Developement encourages agriculture, industry and tourism by giving medium and long term loans to companies wanting to set up in the Caymans.

6 - Other sectors

Tourism developed a lot during the 1960s with air travel.
There are 18 hotels on Grand Cayman, 3 on Cayman Brac and one on Little Cayman with over 1630 rooms. There are also more than 1400 rooms for rent for bed and breakfast.
In the tertiary sector, tourism brings in 26% of the GDP and employs 9% of the working population.

Electricity, Water
The company dealing with electricity and water is the CUC, the Caribbean Utilities Company.
Reservoir and well water is supplied by the citerns at the east of Grand Cayman which were built by the government and also by the Cayman Water Company which manages the installations in the zone of West Bay Beach.
A secondary branch of the CUC, the Cental DeSal Ltd, dessalinates water using the energy produced by the CUC generators.
With UN aid and subsidies from the Caribbean Development Bank, the Governement Water Authority has been able to modernize the drainage system in the west peninsula and the pipe system for the town network in George Town.
A commercial extension has also been terminated in the eastern sector.
7 - Population

At the beginning of the 19th century there were 933 inhabitants registered, 551 of whom were slaves.
The present population numbers 36,000, making a population density of 138 inhabitants per square kilometer.
This is largely due to an economic improvement which started in the years 1965-70 and created an increase in job offers.
This reversed the tendency which had seen the population leaving the islands for the previous 80 years.

The population is made up of 40% halfcasts, 20% blacks and 20% whites.

8 - Language

English and local dialects are spoken.
9 - Religion

The inhabitants of the island are Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, Anglicans and Baptists.
Christianism is the official religion which is practised by the United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman, which is Presbyterian.

10 - Weights, measures & voltage

The British system is in use :

1 kg = 2.2 pounds
1 lb = 0.454 kg
1 gramme = 0.035 ounce
1 ounce = 28.4 grammes

1 litre = 0.027 bushel
1 bushel = 36.37 litres

1 cm = 0.787 inch
1 inch = 2.54 cms
1 km = 0.6 miles
1 mile = 1.6 kms

1 km
2 = 0386 mile2
1 mile
2 = 2.59 km2
1 hectare = 2.471 acres

11 - Money

The currency is the Cayman dollar (= 100 cents)
Rate : 1 KYD = 8.289 Fr F
The exchange rate is linked to the American dollar

12 - Main towns

The capital is
George Town, situated on Grand Cayman and West Bay

13 - Climate

The climate is very pleasant, encouraging tourism.

The summer is hot and sunny with a average temperature of 29°C. In winter the average temperature drops to 24°.
Between July and November there is a risk of hurricanes.

Temperature averages (max /min)

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George Town ..30 19 ..30 19 ..30 20 ..31 21 ..31 22 ..32 23 ..32 23 ..32 23 ..32 23 ..31 23 ..31 22 ..31 21

The climate is at its best between November and April.
During these months there is little rain and plenty of sun and the air is not as humid as in the summer.
Also fresh winds or 'nortes' descend from North America, making the days cooler.
During the rainy season, from May to October it rains quite heavily.
The downfalls are short but frequent. The air is very humid.

14 - Insects & animals

Mosquitoes, particularly after nightfall.

There are several varieties of snakes, lizards, green turtles and fresh water turtles.

Huge quantities of butterflies and over 180 species of birds have been recorded in the islands. There is a bird sanctuary on Grand Cayman.

15 - Working in the country

There is nearly no unemployment on the Cayman Islands.
Labour is lacking and foreign workers (who must get a work permit) have to be employed in the sectors of tourism, building and finance.
The main employers are the tourism industry, banks, insurance companies and the government.
The only trade unions that exist are those of taxi drivers, sailors and civil servants.

Before leaving

You should take English lessons, or improve your level.
The quality of job you would like to have may depend on how well you speak the language.

With a French or international company

If your employer is a French or international company you don't have to worry about formalities.
Usually the administrative services deal with all the formalities concerning the expatriate staff.
Unless you are the only representative of your company in the country (sales representative, or in charge of a liaising office ...), in this case you will have to deal with the formalities yourself.

Preparing for your departure and looking for a job :

You can start searching for information by writing to French associations established in the country, economic expansion services, commercial services of foreign banks in France and French banks abroad.

The French consulate usually has a service dealing with jobs and training, student grants and reinsertion in France, and they can put you in touch with local enterprises who are willing to accept French personnel.

 (See also in the Practical Guide for the Expatriate).

The French Chamber of Commerce also offers information about the job market, the most dynamic sectors of the economy, and edits a bulletin for French companies and local members.
You could publish a job application in this bulletin.

Documents about the country are usually available in the cultural service of the British Embassy in Paris.

While you are hunting for information you could contact companies directly by sending a spontaneous candidacy proposing your services.

The international departments of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry often have information about the country available.
Directories and useful dossiers from the country can be helpful in getting information on sectors of activity and the local economic life.

Where to find job offers :

In the French press (Le Monde, Le France Soir, Figaro, Moniteur du Bâtiment,...) for French companies sending people abroad.

In the international press, in nearly all the bigger dailies there exists a page or a selection of job offers
(The European, The Guardian, Vacature, Coriere della Sera, The Geneva Tribunal ..)

Leading recruitment bureaus in Europe, and interim companies sometimes offer international jobs.

There are several data banks specializing in job offers abroad on Internet which are easily accessible.

Writing your CV and covering letter :

Your dossier is a determining element towards being recruited, it is the first step towards obtaining an interview.

The CV should be very clear, typewritten, detailled, preferably written in English and it should be accompanied by a handwritten covering letter.
Certain countries do not accord much importance to handwriting, but it is advisable to write the letter by hand whichever country it is addressed to.

If the company is French or the subsidiary of a French company, the CV and the covering letter should still be written in the language of the country.

Don't forget to attach a recent photo, preferably one where you are smiling.

Your CV should be detailled, and have the addresses and phone numbers of ex-employers on it so that the company can easily verify the main points of your candidacy.
This can save you from sending a pile of photocopies and documents with it.
You can always present these documents later during an interview if necessary.

If you are thinking of sending a false CV, you should know that a study from the Florian Mantione Institute shows that 45% of the employers check up on CVs, that 34% of the candidates are eliminated during this verification and that 60% of the verifications are made with the previous employer.
Whatever your reasons for 'adapting' your CV to suit the ad, be warned that it won't help you during the interview and could even cause you prejudice.

The questions to ask yourself before an expatriation :

What exactly is the job ?
What is the length of the contract ?
Is it for the whole family or with bachelor conditions ?
What kind of life will you have locally ?
Have you thought about when you get back, how you will manage financially to fit in again ?
Do you have the necessaries qualities to be an expatriate ?

Qualities you need to succeed :

Emotional stability (so you can react quickly in any situation)
Autonomy (you can make decisions on your own in any circumstance)
Being mobile and being available for your job, being able to relocate quickly
Being good at meeting people (don't forget that the expatriate is also an ambassador for his country whether In his professional or his social life.
Being adaptable (you can easily adapt to different cultures, climates and life styles. )
Being able to accept and understand different cultures and cultural differences
Tolerance and respect of other people's way of life and way of living should be a natural part of your character.

Your family and recruiting :

Your partner should have the same ambitions as you. It is often an important factor in choosing an expatriate.
In fact some recruitment bureaus or big firms when they are recruiting, specially for long term projects, insist on having an interview with the wife to check that there are no problems in the couple which could get worse abroad and maybe disturb the mission.
Companies often propose that the whole family goes together so that a good family balance is kept.

During the recruiting :

Punctuality and precision are appreciated everywhere.
Be on time for your appointments.

Be well dressed for your interview, whatever kind of job you are trying for.
Your appearance will weigh with the interviewer.

First interviews are often very short but can last several hours if your candidacy is interesting, depending on the post offered, and if you have to do any psychotechnical (graphological analysis) or aptitude tests.

Be careful not to appear pretentious about your know-how and don't exaggerate your professional competence.

Don't forget that nowadays the job market is a chronic problem nearly all over the world, so take an interview appointment seriously, jobs are not easy to come by.

Emphasize your real competence, your ease of adaption, your mobility, your ability to work in a team, your readiness to pool your experience.

The company and the expatriate :

A lot of countries abroad like to have, and to show that they have, expatriates on their staff.
International personnel often bring in experience and knowledge which can be very advantageous for a company.

Salaries - Salary requirements :

If the candidate doesn't know the prospective country, it isn't always easy to negotiate a salary,
especially if the amount has already been mentionned on the ad.
However, there is nothing to stop you from showing your previous salary and from discussing the salary offered.
The recruiting agent or the employer may appreciate knowing what for you is the minimum.
The standard of living that you find abroad is not always similar to the one you know in your own country and sometimes if the salary is much higher you will find that the cost of living is also.
This is one of the reasons, and there are several, including social security conditions, why it is better to go abroad with a French company.
French companies sending people overseas budget for differences in the cost of living.
They can reassure the expatriate that his purchasing power will at least be the same as in France.
The 'basic French salary' can be paid either in France or abroad, it is usually a choice, and an allowance is paid for living expenses (accomodation, food,...) This compensation is based on the cost of living in the country.


(see the page in the expatriate guide)
If you are employed locally you will have to pay taxes in the country.
If you have an international contract your salary can be negotiated free of taxes.
In some countries income tax is deducted at source by the company.

Accomodation - company car - other fringe benefits :

It is nearly impossible to negotiate for a company house if you are employed locally. Getting a car depends on your job and your level in the company.
In a local company it will be very difficult to negotiate a paid return ticket to France every year.
There again, if you are an expatriate working for a French company you will get fringe benefits, a house, car, travel allowance, return flights to France ...
Usually international contracts give 15 days leave in France every 3 months.

Working conditions :

These are the local ones with all the attenuating advantages and disadvantages if you are working for a local company.
The expatriate is often considered as an immigrant and has to deal himself with the local formalities.

On the administrative side the expatriate does not have to worry about the formalities concerning the police, customs, immigration, income tax, visa or consular declaration.
French or European companies abroad always have an administrative department which completes all the formalities for its personnel and deals with any problems which could arise.

Foreign companies remain subject to the laws of the country in which they are working.

16 - Formalities
A passport

is necessary except in the following cases :

1) you have a proof of nationality, given
- as a citizen of the islands
- as a British or a Canadian citizen
- as an American citizen

2) if you have an American US Alien Registration card, given on arrival from the States

3) sailor's certificate (on service) given to all merchant sailors by their country of origin.

A visa

is necessary except in the following cases :

1) you are a citizen of GB or its colonies

2) for citizens of South Africa, Germany, Andora, Antigua and Barbuda, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chili, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Holland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iceland, Solomon Islands, India, Irland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Malawi, Malaisia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Western Samoa, San Marina, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ste Lucia,
St Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe


If you are over 18 years of age you are allowed to import
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or half a pound (225 gr) of tobacco, I pint of alcohol

Household pets : birds, dogs or cats, must have a permit from the department of agriculture of the Cayman Islands.

The exportation of lobster and shells is controlled.

Currency :

The importation of Cayman dollars is authorized and there is no limit on their exportation.
17 - Health

There is no obligatory vaccination.

18 - Transport

There are several daily flights from the United States and Europe.
The national company is Cayman Airways which flies to Miami, Houston, Tampa, Atlanta and New York in the US and to Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Foreign companies flying to the Caymans are Pan American Airlines and Air Jamaica.

Maritime transport

The port of George Town was built during the 1970s and has two quays equipped with loading and unloading installations.
In 1981 a new port was opened on Cayman Brac.
Ships come regularly from Tampa, Miami and Kingston.
In 1988 23 cargo ships accosted 287 times, bringing 142,300 tons of merchandise to George Town, 89% of which was in containers.
The same year 340 cruise ships accosted in George Town.

Internal transport

There are 217 kms of road over Grand Cayman and 37 kms on Cayman Brac.
On Little Cayman there is only one road.
There is a total of 12,154 cars immatriculated.
19 -Time differences

Time difference with France: - 7 hours (in summer), - 6 hours (in winter) - 5 hours GMT

20 - Telecommunications


To call the Cayman Islands dial 00 + 1345 + the number of your correspondent.

The islands have a local and an international telephone service as well as a telex network, a subsidiary of the Cable and Wireless company.
In 1980 a land satellite station, relayed to the satellite Intelsat was inaugurated on Grand Cayman and its services offer direct dialing to 100 countries.

The Cayman Islands Telephones, a subsidiary of Cable and Wireless has 10,964 subscribers.
Mobile telephones have been available since 1987.

Radio - Press

Radio Cayman, which belongs to the government gives a public service, financed by publicity and broadcasts for 17 and a half hours each day.
A TV franchise was tried in 1982 but without success.
Parabolic aeriels capture programmes from the USA and other places.

The only daily newspaper is the Caymanian Compass.
The Newstar magazine was lauched in 1987 and there are other magazines for the tourist industry.
The available directories are the Cayman Islands Yearbook & Business Directory and the Cayman Islands Who's Who and Business Directory.

Government services give out press communiqués and other information.
Public relations and publicity for the Dept of Tourism and the company Cayman Airways are done by a private company.

American and English newspapers

New York Times
229 West 43d St - New York, NY 10036 - USA
Tel. (1) 212) 556 1234

Newsweek (weekly, 4 million copies)
251 West 57th Street - New York NY 10019 - USA
Tel . (1) 212 445 5000

Daily Mail (daily, 1,700,000 copies)
Northcliffe House - London W8 5TT
Tel. (44) 71 938 6000 - Fax. (44) 71 937 4463

21 - Airports
The international airport, Owen Roberts International Airport, is situated on Grand Cayman and has 2130 meters of runway.

The Gerrard Smith Airport on Cayman Brac has a 1820 meter runway and new installations since 1988.

There is a small private runway on Little Cayman.

22 - Car rental

Reservation Office : Tel. 345 948 28 47

Cayman Brac : Tel.345 948 2847

All Avis cars are completely equipped, have done less than 15,000 kms and have an average age of 3 months.
The vehicles are carefully prepared and checked between each rental using a procedure containing 7 obligatory control points.
The cars are rented with a full tank.
Renting from Avis automatically means that the car passengers, renter and/or driver are covered by a third party insurance as well as an insurance covering repatriation and the immobilization of the vehicule in case of an accident.

You can reserve a car :
- from your travel agent
- from the international reservation centre at 0 820 05 05 05
- or from any Avis agency
Avis has an interactive network worldwide, a client can reserve a car instantly from anywhere in the world.

We recommend that you pay your rental using your accredited Avis card or with another credit card accepted by Avis :
American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners.
Through a simple free membership system, Avis gives identity and/or payment cards, which are a real help for a rapid and efficient service.

REASSURING : No on-line payment, you can pay Avis directly at the agency when you return the car
RAPID : Avis has the quickest car rental reservation service on the web
ECONOMICAL : The cheapest rates on the market are available on the Avis microsite
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The Avis network : 5000 agencies in 172 countries, is now on-line!
EFFICIENT : Find your town (you don't have to fill in the country), enter the date and click on estimate
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You can even rent a vehicle at the last minute just round the corner or ... on the other side of the world.

23 - Hotels & restaurants
There are several hotels and restaurants, of all types.

See our list in 'Useful Addresses'

24 - Your suitcase
Light clothing for summer, preferably in cotton or linen.
You may need a sweater or a light jacket from December to April.

You should have a raincoat if you go from March to October.

25 - Information

The national flag
The flag is dark blue and contains the British Union Jack.
Since 1958 it also contains a turtle, a pineapple, 3 stars representing the 3 islands and a device 'He hath founded it upon the seas'.

The name Cayman Islands come from the word 'cayman' meaning crocodile, when the Spaniards arrived around 1670 they must have found these animals on the beach.

26 - Banks

The offshore banking sector employs over 10% of the population and represents 16% of the GNP.

Nearly all the major world banks are implanted on the Cayman Islands.

There are over 530 banks in the country and 390 insurance and reinsurance companies.
Banking facilites are guaranteed by the commercial banks :
Barclays, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Novia Scotia, the Canadian Imperial Bank, the Cayman National Bank, the First Home Banking and the First Cayman Bank.

The islands government has announced a reinforcement of their banking legislation to attempt to limit dubious financial operations.

First Cayman Bank Limited
West Bay Rd - Box 1113GT G T
Tel. 95266

Guardian Bank & Trust Cayman Ltd
4th Floor - Elizabethan Sq - Box 490 GT GT
Tel. 97533 - Fax. 98419/90106 - Telex. 4516 GUARDBK

Huntlaw Corporate Services Ltd
Huntlaw Bldg - Fort Street - Box 1350GT
Tel. 94900 - Fax. 97876/96175

27 - Schools

Primary education is free and compulsary.

Cayman Prep School
Walkers Road - Box 885GT - George Town
Tel. 92115

Edmer Adventist School
Walkers Road - Box 515GT
Tel. 97190

International College of the Cayman Islands (secondary)
Newlands - 71100
Fax. 71210

28 - Guides


Statesman’ yearbook
Consulate of Great Britain « Information Sheet »
Statistical Abstract of the Cayman Islands, 1988, Government Statistics Office (US$20)
The Cayman Islands Annual Report, Goverment of the Cayman Islands, yearly, free
Commonwealth Yearbook, HMSO, yearly
Statesman Year Book, Macmillan, yearly

Local editors

Cayman Media Corp Artco

Centre Crewe Rd - Box 1139GT GT
Tel. 97414 - Fax. 90538

The Caymanian Compass
Compass Building - Crewe Road - Box 1365GT G.T.
Tel. 95111 - Fax. 97033

New Caymanian
The Artco Centre - Crewe Road - Box 1139 GT G.T.
Tel. 97414 - Fax. 90538

29 - Observations

Lost between Jamaica and Cuba, the Cayman Islands have always been the chosen territory of turtles, to such an extent that when Columbus discovered the islands in 1503 he named the archipelego Tortugas Islands.
Under threat of extinction for many years, as their meat was so sought after, they are now protected and there are even several farms rearing them.
Green Turtle Farm, on Grand Caiman is the only one, as its name indicates, which rears and exploits green turtles.

30 - Useful addresses in France

Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur
10, avenue d’Iéna - 75783 Paris Cedex 16
Tel. 01 40 73 30 00 - Fax 01 40 73 39 79
email :

British Embassy in Paris
16, rue d’Anjou - 750008 Paris
Tel. 01

British Council
9-11, rue de Constantine - 75007 Paris
Tel. 01

Accueil et Information des Français à l’étranger
38, rue de La Pérouse - 75116 Paris
Tel. 01

Maison de la Grande-Bretagne
19, rue des Mathurins - 75009 Paris
Tel. 01

Training Information Centre
4 bis, rue de Staël - 75015 Paris
Tel. 0140.61.95.26

Assemblée de Chambres françaises de Commerce et d’Industrie
45, Avenue d’Iéna - 75116 PARIS
Tel. 01

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Franco-Britannique
41 rue de Turenne - 75003 Paris
Tel. 01 44 59 25 20

Caisse des Français à l’étranger (c.f.e.)
B.P. 100 - 77950 Rubelles
Tel. 01 64 71 70 00 - Fax. (16 1) 60 68 95 7

Bureau d’accueil de la C.F.E.
12 rue La Boétie - 75008 Paris
Tel. 01 40 06 05 80

C.R.E. - I.R.C.A.F.E.X.
International delegation
4, rue du colonel Driant - 75040 Paris Cedex 01
Tel. 01 44 89 44 44 - Fax. 01 44 89 44 48

Centre de documentation Kompass
66, quai du Maréchal Joffre - 92415 Courbevoie Cedex
Tel. 01
To get the business directory in Great Britain

ANPE Internationale
69, rue Pigalle - 75009Paris
Tel. 01

Association pour l’Emploi des Cadres (APEC)
51 Boulevard Brune - 75014 Paris
Tel. 01

Centre d’Information et de Documentation de la Jeunesse (CIDJ)
101, quai Branly - 75015 Paris
Tel. 01 - Fax.(16 1) 60 68 95 74

Vacances Jeunes
88, rue de Miromesnil - 75008 Paris
Tel. 01 442 89 39 39

OTU Voyages
BP 133 - Var - La Garde Cedex
Tel. 04 94 21 24 00
OTU Voyages & Vacances Jeunes are partners with an organization in England :
EWEP (see Useful Addresses)

10, avenue d’iéna - 75116 Paris
Tel. 0140 73 38 63 - Fax : 01 40 73 30 09

Tourist Offices

British Tourist Office
19 rue des Mathurins - 75009 Paris
Tel. 0144 51 56 20

Jersey Tourist Office

12 rue St-Florentin - 75001 Paris
Tel. 01 49 27 92 08


Librairie du Commerce International
10, avenue d’Iéna - 75016 Paris
Mail order : BP 438 - 75233 Paris Cedex 05
Tel 0140 73 34 60 - Fax : 01 43 36 47 98

Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance (C.N.E.D.)
ALLO C.N.E.D - Tel 01 49 49 94 94
Postal address: C.N.E.D.
B.P. 200 Avenue du Téléport - 89980 Futuroscope Cedex (Poitiers)

30 - Useful Addresses in the country


Indian Consulate (Honorary)
The Waterfront - Box 1424 GT GT
Tel . 95829

US Consular Agency
Crighton Building - Crewe Road - Box 2077 GT - George Town
Tel . 98440


British Caymanian Ins Agencies Ltd
Elizabethan Square - Box 74GT
Tel .98699 - Fax. 98411

Cayman Insurance Centre Ltd
Huntlaw Building - Box 839GT
Tel . 94657 - Fax . 98137

Crighton Insurance Agents Ltd
Crewe Rd - Box 497 GT
Tel. 92218 -Fax . 92799

Lloyds Agency
North Churche Street - Box 63GT
Tel . 92961/94866/7 - Fax . 97509


Cayman Medical & Surgical Centre
Rankin’s Plaza - Eastern Avenue - Box 404GT - George Town
Tel . 98150

Hill Patricia MD
Cayman Medical Centre - Eastern Avenue - Box 404GT GT
Tel. 98150

Magnus Paul Dr
Smith Road - Box 1537GT GT
Tel . 97740

Professional Medical Centre
Walkers Road, Box 273GT - George Town
Tel . 96066 / 96542

Cayman Islands Bankers Association
Edward Street - Box 68GT George Town
Tel . 90330

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce
2nd Floor - Corner Edwards & Jennett Sts - Box 1000 GT
Tel . 94746/90220 - Fax. 90220

Cayman Islands Hotel & Condominium Association
Trafalgar Place - West Bay Road - Box 1367 GT GT
Tel. 74057 - Fax. 74143

Young Caymanian Businessmen’s Association (YCBA)
Elizabethan Square - Box 1751GT GT
Tel. 94727/92547


Cayman Prep School
Walkers Road - Box 885GT - George Town
Tel. 92115

Edmer Adventist School
Walkers Road - Box 515GT
Tel. 97190

International College of the Cayman Islands (secondary)
Newlands - 71100
Fax. 71210


Ambassador’s Inn
Church Street - Pob Box 1789 GT - Geroge Town - Great Cayman
Tel. 97577 - Fax 97050

Beach Bay Condominiums
Beach Bay Road - Pedro Box BT35BT
Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
Tel . 72166

Beach Club Resort West Bay
Road Box 903GT - George Town - Cayman Islands
Tel. 98100 - Fax . 75167

Brac Airport Inn Tibbetts Sq
West End Box 56CB - Cayman Brac - Cayman Islands
Tel . 87453 - 87323

Brac Reef Beach Resort
Box 56CB South Side West End - Cayman Brac
Tel . 87453 or 87323 - Fax. 87207 - Telex. 4207 BRHTL

Caribbean Club West Bay Road
Box 504 GT GT
Tel. 74099 - Fax. 74443

Casa Caribe
Box 1591 GT - Manager’s Office WB Rd
Tel. 74287 - Fax .75151

Cayman Beach Hotel & Dive Resort
Barkers W B - Box 903GT
Tel . 93765

Cayman Islander Hotel
West Bay Road - Box 1866GT GT
Tel . 90990 - Fax. 97896

Cayman Kai Resort Ltd
Box 112NS North Side
Tel. 79055/6

Coconut Harbour
South Church St - Box 2086GT G.T.
Tel. 97468 - Fax. 97117

Coral Caymanian Hotel
West Bay Road - Box 1093 GT GT
Fax .75164 - Tel.75170/92341

Divi Tiara Beach Resort
Peter Hughes Dive & Photo Tiara
Box 238CB C B
Tel. 87553 - Fax . 87316 - Telex. 4268 TIARA

Driftwood Village
Box 35NS N S
Tel. 79015 - Fax . 79138

Grand Pavilion Hotel
West Bay Road - Box 1815 GT
Tel . 74666

Holiday Inn
Seven Mile Beach - West Bay Road Box 904 GT GT
Tel. 74444

Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman
West Bay Road - Box 1588 GT
Tel. 91234

Indies Suites Foster Drive
Seven Mile Beach - West Bay Road - Box 2070 GT
Tel. 75025 - Fax .75024

Island House Resort & Restaurant
Church Street - Box 194WB West Bay
Tel. 93017

Pirates Inn Beach Resort Box
2106GT Bodden Town
Tel . 73308

Plantation Village Beach Resort
West Bay Road, Box 1590 GT - George Town
Tel. 94199/96230 - Fax . 90646

Radisson Resort
Grand Cayman - West Bay Road - Box 709GT
Tel . 90088 - Fax 90288

Ramada Treasure Island Resort
Seven Mile Beach - West Bay Road - Box 1817 GT
Tel. 97777 - Fax. 98672/97737

Seaview Hotel On The Brac
Watering Place, - Cayman Brac
Tel. 88232 - Fax. 88498

Seaview Hotel
South Church Street - Box 260 GT
Tel. 98804 - Fax. 98507

Southern Cross Club Diving & Fishing Resort
South Hole Sound -Little Cayman
Tel. 83255 - Fax. 83255

Sunset House
South Church Street - Box 479GT
Tel. 97111 - Fax. 97101

Tarquynn Manor
Seven Mile Beach - West Bay Road - Box 1362 GT
Tel. 74038 - Fax . 75060

Tiarar Beach Resort
Stake Bay - Box 238CB - Cayman Brac
Tel . 873553 - Fax. 87316 - Télex . 42668 TIARA

Victoria House
West Bay Road - Box 636GT
Tel. 74233 - Fax. 74233

Windjammer Hotel
Cayman Falls - West Bay Road - Box 1375 GT
Tel. 74391 - Fax . 74608

Carribean Hotel Assn.
18 Marseilles Street - Suite 1A, Santuree 00907- Puerto Rico

Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Assn.
2 Ardenne Road - Kingston 10 JAW 1


Caribbean Publishing Company Ltd
Corporate Head Office
Box 1365G, Compass Bldg, Crewe Road, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel : 809 949 7027 - Fax. 809-949 8366 - Télex . 4343 CPC


C.I. Executive Services Centre
Eastern Avenue & West Bay Road - Box 623GT
George Town - Great Cayman
Tel. 95166


Car City Ltd
Airport Road - Box 1585GT George Town
Tel. 90440 - Fax. 90116

Cayman Economy Cars Ltd
Walkers Road - Box 1084GT GT
Tel. 97288 - Fax. 98194 - Télex. 4437 CECARS

Airport Road - Box 400GT GT
Tel. 90440


Arch Construction Co Ltd
Box 662GT GT
Tel. 94414/71950

Canadian Construction Ltd
Fountain Rd - Box 223 WB
Tel. 93334

Cayman Isles Realty & Construction Corp
Banksville Avenue - Stake Bay - Box 196CB CB
Tel. 82292/3 - Fax . 82289 - Telex. 4270 CIRAC CB


First Cayman Bank Limited
West Bay Rd - Box 1113GT G T
Tel. 95266

Guardian Bank & Trust Cayman Ltd
4th Floor - Elizabethan Sq - Box 490 GT GT
Tel. 97533 - Fax. 98419/90106 - Télex. 4516 GUARDBK

Huntlaw Corporate Services Ltd
Huntlaw Bldg - Fort Street - Box 1350GT
Tel. 94900 - Fax. 97876/96175


Economy Electronics
Box 70 CB - Iles Cayman
Tel . 87421

Shield Electronics
Box 2195GT - Eastern Avenue - George Town
Tel. 98330/96493


Cayman Imports Ltd
Walkers Rd - Box 880 GT - George Town
Tel . 94065/94133 - Fax. 98123

Farmer’s Market Agriculture
Ground Thomas
Russell Way - Box 459GT - George Town
Tel. 90112


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