Selected Case Summaries

Business License Requirement

Early Resolution | 25 April 2018
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (EYSAL)

A business owner contacted our office complaining that the Ministry refused to pay her for services she provided in the amount of CI$7,790.00. The Ministry explained to the complainant that she had to obtain a Trade and Business License before payment could be approved. The complainant objected to this new requirement because she had been providing these services to the Ministry (and others in the Cayman Islands Government) for five years without being required to produce a business license.

We explained that the Ministry was correct – a Trade and Business License was in fact required to be eligible for payment. The complainant obtained the required license and she received payment in full the next day.