JPs volunteer their time at GAB

| 17/08/2018
CNS Local Life

JP Roy Charlton signs documents for a member of the public

(CNS Local Life): Three justices of the peace are providing their services to anyone who needs them in the lobby of the Government Administration Building on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00am and noon. The Council of the Justices of the Peace Association launched the service on 16 July to provide easy access for the general public, including clients of the Lands and Survey Department, the Department of Immigration and the Passport Office.

JP services includes witnessing a signature on an authentic document, certifying a document as a true copy of the original (once the original has been provided), witnessing a signature, completing the portion on a Cayman Islands or British passport application, and acknowledging that the photo provided is an exact likeness.

“We are pleased to have a central place that the public can stop by and quickly access our services,” said JPA president Kerry Nixon. “So far we have three consistent volunteers supporting this: Roy Charlton, Georgette Myrie and myself. We encourage any JP who would like to gain experience while offering some time to the community to come forward.”

Director of Facilities Management Troy Whorms said the initiative would make it easier for our government agencies , customers and guests to utilize the JP services in an organised and structured environment. He added, “We are always looking for ways to improve the way we do business within the building and we are grateful for the JP Association to work with us to make the services available to the our valued internal and external customers.”

People applying for a new or renewed Cayman or British passport and want to take advantage of this service are reminded that a JP must know the passport applicant for no less than two years before signing the application. An identification card must be presented if a person is not personally known to the JP.

The JPs remind people seeking their services that they should be “attired appropriately when visiting the Government Administration Building”.


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  1. Raul says:

    World Class service! Thank you JP’s and CIG

  2. Anonymous says:

    Laudible initiative…so I guess the Notaries in the near districts can now retire and save themselves the Annual Fees which sadly, the Government will lose.