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Cayman Islands: cayman - batabano festival, batabano, gotocayman
batabano, gotocayman, caymanislands: Sue Batabano has it s own website at http://www.caymancarnival.com/. This year it was held May 6th to May 9th. According to the Department of Tourism web site (http://www.caymanislands.ky), next year s carnival will be from May 5th to May 8th Regards...

Cayman Islands: cayman house rental query, noise situation, ky index
noise situation, ky index, grand cayman: Hi Sue, Re: Could you give me any info at all about that neighbourhood - what s it like in that area, is it a pleasant place for an ex-pat, noise situation (I think it s quite close to the airport), ease of travel to Georgetown etc Visit http://www.caymanlandinfo.ky/...

Cayman Islands: cayman islands banks, cayman islands banks, consumer banks
cayman islands banks, consumer banks, hurricane ivan: OK, I can recommend: Butterfield Bank International (Cayman) Ltd. www.butterfieldbank.ky This bank has branches in Bermuda, Cayman and the Bahamas. I worked there this summer and they have a pretty good system for that kind of stuff. If you choose...

Cayman Islands: how is cayman recovering, return to normalcy, hurricane ivan
return to normalcy, hurricane ivan, kathy jackson: Yes it did get quite a direct hit from Hurricane Ivan - the worst since 1932 in fact! The island is utterly devastated - there are many many people left homeless and I am sure that - if any - the number of houses left undamaged can be counted on one hand....

Cayman Islands: citizenship, british citizen, work position
british citizen, work position, work permit: No, being a British citizen does not give you any rights in Cayman. You will need a work permit like everyone else. The best thing to do is look for jobs and then apply - if you get a job then they will get your work permit for you, but you cannot get a permit...

Cayman Islands: coming to caymans from India, immigration dept, spouse visa
immigration dept, spouse visa, travel agency: Hi Susan, The best department to answer this question is the Cayman Is. Immigration Dept (345) 949-8344 or visit www.gov.ky As far as the travel from the UK to Cayman... there should be direct BA flights from the UK to Cayman maybe a stop in the Bahamas...

Cayman Islands: condition of island, hurricane ivan, rental sector
hurricane ivan, rental sector, ritz carlton: Linda Check some of my news reports on my site at http://www.gotocayman.com I saw one report that said that bookings for Christmas appear to be on taget to get up to pre Hurricane Ivan levels. Fortunatley Cayman missed the worst of the damage of this years...

Cayman Islands: condo/house rental & dogs, pet deposit, dogs
pet deposit, dogs, choices: Hi Julie, Three dogs.. Wow! There are rentals out there that allow pets, some will take 20lbs and under, others may only take 1-2 animals etc... It s not impossible to find a rental but there be limited choices. As a rental agent, it s important to...

Cayman Islands: cost of living, careers, assistant certificate, night auditor
assistant certificate, night auditor, hotel experience: A healthcare license from the US may or may not be honored, as they function under British law. At any rate, no matter what job you choose to pursue, a CAYMANIAN has first right for the same job. If you are accepted for a position, then your employer has to...

Cayman Islands: cost of living, immigration details, mobile cable
immigration details, mobile cable, base salary: Hi Mark, As I don t know what kind of industry you are speaking of, I couldn t answer that question. Here are some resources/info. that might help you. Cost of Living- you can get a nice 2bd/2ba on Seven Mile Beach for 2500-3000.00CI (Other apartments...

Cayman Islands: customs, domestic flight, gotocayman
domestic flight, gotocayman, customs: Ray You don t say who you are flying with, so I m not sure. However, I would have thought that the Orlando-Miami flight would have counted as a domestic flight. However, with some airlines it is possible for your luggage to be tagged all the way through,...

Cayman Islands: Day trip to Jamaica from Cayman, morritts tortuga club, online travel agents
morritts tortuga club, online travel agents, flight to jamaica: Sherry A boat isn t an option as they are 180 miles apart! You will have to fly - either Cayman Airways (http://www.caymanairways.com/) or Air Jamaica (http://www.airjamaica.com/)to Motego Bay or Kingston. I think you will find a day trip a bit rusged...

Cayman Islands: Dear RobertI have read..., cayman islands government, top law firms
cayman islands government, top law firms, passport holder: Mike I d agree that is generally correct, but I think that the minimum sum for investment in a property is a guide and immigration may decide you need to invest more. Most visitors get a 3-month entry permit, but it isn t a problem to get it renewed to...

Cayman Islands: Deep Sea Fishing, stingray city trips, deep sea fishing
stingray city trips, deep sea fishing, captain marvin: Jeff Check some of the resources under Watersports on my Businesses page for some firms that can organise trips for you - there are lots of firms that offer Stingray City trips (Captain Marvin s and Captain Dester s are highly recommended and cost about $40...

Cayman Islands: Dental Hygienist from Ontario, Canada, government hospital, dental hygienist
government hospital, dental hygienist, dental offices: Hi Alex, Unfortunately I don t know the information that you are looking for. I would suggest checking out www.gov.ky (HSA-Government Hospital and maybe taking a look at the online phone directory for a good listings of the current dental offices in Cayman:...

Cayman Islands: Dependant - step child, temporary visa, gotocayman
temporary visa, gotocayman, significant time: Nishana Sorry for the delay, but I ve been checking with one of my contacts on the island. No - he can t put the step child on the permit unless he legally adopts him. Immigration won t allow it. Secondly whenever that goes through (it would take significant...

Cayman Islands: Dreaming about Cayman Islands, chatered accountant, visitor visas
chatered accountant, visitor visas, visitor visa: Hello: Your situation is quite specific and I don t think I know enough about it to confidently inform you, however if you check out the www.gov.ky website it will have information and contacts for you to go to. However, I can give you my two cents...

Cayman Islands: Driving license requirements?, passport sized photos, central police station
passport sized photos, central police station, looking to buy a car: Patricia You need to go to the Central Police Station with your Canadian Driving License (plus some passport-sized photos). They should then be able to issue a Caymanian License. Fee last time I checked was CI$60. Good luck! Robert http://www.gotocayman.com...

Cayman Islands: dependent, immigration laws, student visa
immigration laws, student visa, best bet: Gregg Under thge immigration laws, dependents only include spouses and children under 18. Even if he was allowed as a dependent, he wouldn t be allowed to work. His best bet would be to try to get a permit in his own name as well, or try for a student visa...

Cayman Islands: dependents, initial outlay, account investments
initial outlay, account investments, property in canada: Kendall You need to check the resourec in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com You will need sufficient funds to pay your deposits for your accommodation, utility bills, car, schooling, insurance, etc. You shuold allow for about 3-months of these expenses...

Cayman Islands: diving, little cayman beach resort, little cayman beach
little cayman beach resort, little cayman beach, cayman aggressor: Little Cayman is about 90 miles to the northeast of the eastern end of Grand Cayman. This is too far for travel by a day boat, and the only dive vessels which make this crossing are the liveaboard vessels Cayman Aggressor and the Nekton Rorqual. The only...

Cayman Islands: dolphins, rare visitors, gotocayman
rare visitors, gotocayman, little cayman: Ken Dolphins are very rare visitors to Cayman. A few years ago one was regularly seen in Little Cayman, but it certainly isn t something that can be guaranteed. Can t really comment about the situation in the Bahamas. There are currently proposals/plans...

Cayman Islands: dolphins, dolphin programs, wild dolphins
dolphin programs, wild dolphins, late spring: The Cayman Islands only rarely have dolphins pass through the area, usually in the late spring. They are not normally resident in the waters around the island year round, and do not usually approach divers. There are no captive dolphin programs in Cayman...

Cayman Islands: driving age, st john usvi, orlando flordia
st john usvi, orlando flordia, licsense: John I think the minimum age at which you can drive is either 17 or 18. See the information on getting a license at http://www.caymannewresident.com/page_id_9.html?PHPSESSID=5407ec77ce5d57a9e888a9f7f70409c3 In Cayman you drive on the left side of the road....

Cayman Islands: driving, st john usvi, graduated licensing program
st john usvi, graduated licensing program, hand drive cars: John, There are many vehicles in the Cayman Islands with left-hand (American style) as well as right-hand (British style) steering wheels. Many of the right-hand drive cars have been imported from Japan. The Cayman Islands introduced a graduated licensing...

Cayman Islands: Eco lodging on Gran or other Islands, beach cabanas, living etc
beach cabanas, living etc, caymanislands: Hi Sabina: Personally, I have never heard of this kind of living in Cayman. But that doesn t mean it doesn t exist, I haven t heard of everything! To be honest, as far as my knowledge goes you won t find anything like that on Grand Cayman. Perhaps far out...

Cayman Islands: EDUCATION, special needs schools, governmental schools
special needs schools, governmental schools, education question: Hi Lisa, There maybe something on school reports at www.gov.ky but I m not sure. I can speak from personal & family experience though! :) Yes, any child that is not Caymanian must attend Private school (non-governmental schools-they are a bit more...

Cayman Islands: Emigrating to Grand Cayman, david answer, gotocayman
david answer, gotocayman, question thanks: Generally work permits will only be renewed for a maximum of seven years - after that your get rolled over (chucked out!). There are a few exceptions to this; if your employer designates you an essential employee (and the work permit boards agree), then you...

Cayman Islands: Employment, government immigration, staffing company
government immigration, staffing company, new businesses: Hi Tom: Thanks for your inquiry. To be honest, I haven t heard of them myself - especially since the hurricane lots of new businesses have been opening up and I have been away studying and haven t been keeping on top of them all. However, I can do my best...

Cayman Islands: Employment, working in the caymans, motor mechanic
working in the caymans, motor mechanic, uk passport: Hi there: I m afraid a UK passport doesn t give you any rights compared to any other passport. You have to find a job first, and then your employer will apply for a work permit for you which will permit you to live and work in Cayman. If you are finding...

Cayman Islands: Employment, government hospital, tourist visa
government hospital, tourist visa, job hunting: Hi there: Firstly, just wanted to check that you are sure about your girlfriend not needing a work permit if she works at the government hospital? It just sounds unusual to me, but there may be a clause or bylaw that I don t know about that would permit...

Cayman Islands: Employment in Cayman for Architect, cayman islands government, immigration requirements
cayman islands government, immigration requirements, recruitment agencies: Hi Deanne, I can give you a few companies to google and a few links that might help with your search :) Unfortunately, I don t know what the demands are but since there is a lot of ongoing construction I would imagine it s there! :):) Hope the info...

Cayman Islands: Employment in Grand Cayman, assistant positions, recruiting agencies
assistant positions, recruiting agencies, hr departments: Hi there: Can you survive in the Cayman Islands with only one income...that s an interesting question! It totally depends, of course, on the level of that income and also what kind of living environment you re willing to have. But if your husband is in...

Cayman Islands: Employment/Jobs/Residency, candw ky, online phonebook
candw ky, online phonebook, cheryl thanks: Cheryl Thanks for taking the time to read my FAQ; at least you now understand the rules/regs on employment. Nationality shouldn t play a role in this; it is really down to skills. I would guess that there may be a chance with the Air Conditioning. The...

Cayman Islands: Employment opportunity, pricewaterhouse coopers, certified public accountant
pricewaterhouse coopers, certified public accountant, decent apartment: Hi Betty C. Most of the accountants in Cayman tend to be from overseas. Your chances I would image, would depend on quite a few factors that I don t have the expertise in, but companies such as: KPMG, Deloitte, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, Ernst & Young...

Cayman Islands: Employment, cayman free press, caymanian compass
cayman free press, caymanian compass, cayman net news: Hi there, Employment in the Cayman Islands is limited because we are so small. Also we are quite protective over inviting foreigners to the island as they tend to take jobs away from our native people. Work permits are often granted though, as there are many...

Cayman Islands: employment, carreer opportunities, safety health administration
carreer opportunities, safety health administration, occupational safety health administration: Hi Bill :) Sorry for the delay in answering. Saftey Compliance... I know the CI Government may be interested in your skills :) Visit http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ (Yellow pages)for firms, organizations that may be interested in receiving your resume...

Cayman Islands: employment, prospective employee, cayman island
prospective employee, cayman island, temporary one: Gideon Not sure of your question, but as I understand it all permit applications (whether temporary or full) have to be made by the employer. In the case of a full permit, the prospective employee must be off the isnald at the time of the application. ...

Cayman Islands: entry requirement to Cayman Island, indies suites grand cayman, short term apartments
indies suites grand cayman, short term apartments, courtyard by marriott: You are right in assuming you don t need to obtain a visa or entry permit prior to visiting the islands because of India s status as a Commonwealth country. You will be provided with entry forms on the airplane coming to Cayman, which you simply fill out and...

Cayman Islands: Family life, public education system, high school diploma
public education system, high school diploma, caribbean system: Hi there: The sub culture you speak of is everywhere. Cayman is a complete mixed blend of people - from low-paid janitors to very, very wealthy people - but you ll find the majority fall in your range. As for the public education system - there most definitely...

Cayman Islands: Famous cayman sayings, thatch palm, silver thatch
thatch palm, silver thatch, stingray city: Wha Happen? (Hi) I coming Errectly (I soon be there) Wha Happen to Unha (Whats up with you) Who you for? Who your mama is? Bobo (pet name for a guy) Tedee (pet name for a lady) What you want? What do you? (Whats wrong with you?)...

Cayman Islands: FISHING, html robert, gotocayman
html robert, gotocayman, caymans: Rob The best information on fishing that I can find for you is on the Cayman Islands Tourist Board web site at http://www.caymanislands.ky/to_do/fishing_main.asp This link may help you (but I don t think it has been updated since 1997!) http://www.caymans.com/million_dollor_month_finalup.html...

Cayman Islands: Financial Employment, cfa chartered financial analyst, chartered financial analyst
cfa chartered financial analyst, chartered financial analyst, necessary qualification: Hi - I checked with the investments head at a bank on the island and he told me the standard regulations for the island as a whole. The most necessary qualification is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) - the more experience you have the more favourable...

Cayman Islands: Finding a Rental to Live, windsor park, smb
windsor park, smb, phone book: Hi Adrienne Depending on your budget, you may want to take a look at the following links: http://caymannetnews.com/ click on the classifieds http://www.century21cayman.com/ click on rental listings http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/pagebosspage.html?pagenumber=1...

Cayman Islands: Finding work in Cayman, immigration details, islands network
immigration details, islands network, recruitment firm: Hi Pearl, You may want to try submitting your CV to a recruitment firm such as: Stepping Stone, Baraud Int l, BDO, or Personnel 2000. Visit www.gov.ky for Immigration details and the process. Also, try visiting http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ as...

Cayman Islands: Finding Someone, cayman net news, trudy
cayman net news, trudy, search for a friend: Hi Diana, Although the Cayman Islands is relatively small (when compared to other populations) I do not know/heard the name Trudy Dennis until this request. I looked in the local phone book and there is no listing for a Trudy Dennis either. You may...

Cayman Islands: Fleeing the U.S., ritz carlton hotel, certified personal trainer
ritz carlton hotel, certified personal trainer, island tourism: Hi Nick: Don t worry; I m not rolling my eyes at your questions - the truth is, that in many islands what you re expecting is spot-on. Things are just a bit different in Cayman because of the higher level of living and the tax-free status of the island;...

Cayman Islands: Food Companies in the Caymans, immigration work, nutrition industry
immigration work, nutrition industry, caymans: Hi Jessica, Re: I believe in order to obtain a work permit I have to find a job before I get there? My career path is based in the food/health & nutrition industry. What are the best company s/businesses who could potentially employ me? If you are not...

Cayman Islands: Footloose band, candw ky, royal palms
candw ky, royal palms, gotocayman: Roxanne Footloose play every Saturday at Rum Point on the beach 12.30pm-4.30pm and occasional at Royal Palms and other locations. If you contact Robert - the drummer - at roberte@candw.ky he may be able to give you more details of their gigs over the...

Cayman Islands: bug bites!!
Cayman Islands: bug bites!!

Cayman Islands: Cayman Brac
Cayman Islands: Cayman Brac

Cayman Islands: Changing jobs while on a work visa/permit, temporary work, expat
Cayman Islands: Changing jobs while on a work visa/permit, temporary work, expat, instances

Cayman Islands: Cost of Living in Grand Cayman., fabulous chicken, chicken breasts
Cayman Islands: Cost of Living in Grand Cayman., fabulous chicken, chicken breasts, fresh fish

Cayman Islands: EDUCATION, privte, fridays
Cayman Islands: EDUCATION, privte, fridays, kindergarden

Cayman Islands: Famous cayman sayings
Cayman Islands: Famous cayman sayings

Cayman Islands: finding bartending jobs in the caymans, caymans islands, good luck
Cayman Islands: finding bartending jobs in the caymans, caymans islands, good luck, job

Cayman Islands: house sitting, rem services, good luck
Cayman Islands: house sitting, rem services, good luck, apartments

Cayman Islands: Indian National arriving on a cruise ship - Entry Requirements, caribbean ports, visa requirements
Cayman Islands: Indian National arriving on a cruise ship - Entry Requirements, caribbean ports, visa requirements, carnival

Cayman Islands: job offer in the caymans, pension plan, health insurance
Cayman Islands: job offer in the caymans, pension plan, health insurance, insurance

Cayman Islands: Legal Jobs in the Caymen Islands., jobs in the cayman islands bermuda, recruitment agency
Cayman Islands: Legal Jobs in the Caymen Islands., jobs in the cayman islands bermuda, recruitment agency, accounting jobs

Cayman Islands: Living in Cayman Islands, security deposit, royal police
Cayman Islands: Living in Cayman Islands, security deposit, royal police, american citizen

Cayman Islands: Living on Cayman / Traveling for work, immigration dept, attending schools
Cayman Islands: Living on Cayman / Traveling for work, immigration dept, attending schools

Cayman Islands: Living in Grand Cayman, nigeria africa, permanet
Cayman Islands: Living in Grand Cayman, nigeria africa, permanet, constrution

Cayman Islands: Local Cayman Band "CoCo Red", caymans, trinidad
Cayman Islands: Local Cayman Band "CoCo Red", caymans, trinidad, coco

Cayman Islands: Medical, congestive heart failure, heart failure patients
Cayman Islands: Medical, congestive heart failure, heart failure patients, ambulance station

Cayman Islands: Montessori school, montessori schools, montessori school
Cayman Islands: Montessori school, montessori schools, montessori school, steiner school

Cayman Islands: Moving to Caymans, medicare benefits, double digits
Cayman Islands: Moving to Caymans, medicare benefits, double digits, fixed mortgage

Cayman Islands: need a dentist???, dr pascal, dentist
Cayman Islands: need a dentist???, dr pascal, dentist, full time

Cayman Islands: Parasailing, blue water beach, lori smith
Cayman Islands: Parasailing, blue water beach, lori smith, beatch

Cayman Islands: Peacemaker, parchment, peacemaker
Cayman Islands: Peacemaker, parchment, peacemaker, grand cayman

Cayman Islands: Pharmacy Technician, healthcare pharmacy, initial set
Cayman Islands: Pharmacy Technician, healthcare pharmacy, initial set, cayman island

Cayman Islands: Questions about Grand Cayman, cayman islands holidays, southern stingray
Cayman Islands: Questions about Grand Cayman, cayman islands holidays, southern stingray, uk holidays

Cayman Islands: a question about the caymans, reputable companies, construction industry
Cayman Islands: a question about the caymans, reputable companies, construction industry, 100k

Cayman Islands: Relocation to Grand Cayman, cayman business, foreign investors
Cayman Islands: Relocation to Grand Cayman, cayman business, foreign investors, business license

Cayman Islands: regarding visa to grand cayman, indonesian citizen, permanent resident
Cayman Islands: regarding visa to grand cayman, indonesian citizen, permanent resident, grand canyon

Cayman Islands: can a relative sponsor me, vacancies, cayman islands
Cayman Islands: can a relative sponsor me, vacancies, cayman islands, recruitment

Cayman Islands: SAP Jobs in Cayman Island, caymans, many thanks
Cayman Islands: SAP Jobs in Cayman Island, caymans, many thanks, sap

Cayman Islands: Surfing in Grand Cayman, mariners cove, surf conditions
Cayman Islands: Surfing in Grand Cayman, mariners cove, surf conditions, surf spots

Cayman Islands: Teaching jobs, grand cayman, private school
Cayman Islands: Teaching jobs, grand cayman, private school, cayman islands

Cayman Islands: ferry service, hurricane ivan, hyatt hotel
hurricane ivan, hyatt hotel, hyatt regency: The ferry usually costs $6 CI, and this was a couple of years ago but if it has gone up it won t be by much at all. It s about a 30-45 minute ferry ride and it goes from the Hyatt dock, which is right on the edge of the Hyatt property. However, the Hyatt Hotel...

Cayman Islands: finding bartending jobs in the caymans, caymans, world gym
caymans, world gym, bartending jobs: Hi Johnny: Well, I think you could probably have some success in finding a job either as a bartender or as a personal trainer. However, both are jobs that I would recommend searching for once you are on the island. The fitness jobs you may be able to find...

Cayman Islands: General info, spanish bay reef, cruise ship passengers
spanish bay reef, cruise ship passengers, adult only resorts: Kirsty Your only options are Spanish Bay Reef (away from the main tourist aread in West Bay), or Beach Club Colony (on Seven Mile Beach) - see their website at http://www.caymanresortsonline.com/ There are no adult-only resorts on Cayman that I am aware...

Cayman Islands: General, duty free allowance, morritts tortuga
duty free allowance, morritts tortuga, morritt: John Mopeds and bikes are certainly for hire on the island, but not sure if there are any rental location in the East End area - may be worth checking out the web sites for Morritt s and the neighbouring resorts to see if there is any mention in their amenities....

Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman wedding plans, red sail sports, watersports operators
red sail sports, watersports operators, storm erosion: Cheryl Moderately priced and Cayman don t really go together! Major hotels in Cayman Ritz-Carlton - top price, top of the range, but big part of the hotel is across a main road from the beach (even though there is a bridge connecting the buildings)....

Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, real estate brokers, bedroom apartment
real estate brokers, bedroom apartment, prime property: Peter Unfortunately you are almost asking the impossible. As the University is located behind Seven Mile Beach, you are in prime property region. Much of the accommodation in this area is geared towards the tourist market. I d suggest that you check some...

Cayman Islands: Grocery Stores/ Restaurants, town food, fruit and vegetables
town food, fruit and vegetables, grocery store: Nan Your nearest big supermarket will be Fosters at the Strand shoping centre. Check out their web site at http://www.fosters-iga.com/ There is also a Kirk s Supermarket just before George Town. Food can be expensive in Cayman - check out my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com...

Cayman Islands: gettin a job in Grand Caymen, halifax ns canada, ritz carlton grand cayman
halifax ns canada, ritz carlton grand cayman, grand cayman westin: Hi Paul: Well, by tourism and hospitality I could assume you mean hotels and restaurants, but instead I will just stick with hotels in case I am wrong. My recommendation would be to google Cayman hotels and get email contacts for as many of them as possible,...

Cayman Islands: golfing, renowned golf course, cheaper golf
renowned golf course, cheaper golf, golf centre: Golfing is big here in Cayman, and we have some amazing facilities. Unfortunately it is also expensive as the golf clubs are all luxury and the island is generally expensive. The most popular and renowned golf course on the island is Britannica Links at Safehaven...

Cayman Islands: grand cayman, grand cayman islands, booking agencies
grand cayman islands, booking agencies, seven mile beach: Paul If there is a party of you it may well be chepaer to stay in a condo/villa rather than a hotel. Most of the restaurants and hotels are along Seven Mile Beach; if you deceide to stay on another part of the island then you will probably need a rental...

Cayman Islands: Hello Anna,Can you tell..., british nationals, tourist visa
british nationals, tourist visa, legal position: Hi Ann, Well, please don t take my word for oath, but as far as I understand it, you can enter as a dependent on your husband s work permit, and as a visitor, and nothing can stop you from looking for work while you re on-island. However, once you find...

Cayman Islands: Home Inspecting, caymans, mr clarke
caymans, mr clarke, rental properties: Rob I m not aware that their is any standard in Cayman on this, but I am checking with my contacts. If I hear back from them I ll let you know. Regards Robert http://www.gotocayman.com I ve checked and there is no standard for this in Cayman. the only...

Cayman Islands: Homeschooling, planning a move, caymans
planning a move, caymans, inspectorate: Hi Lynn, Re: Are there groups that meet to homeschool their kids? While I ve known people that were home schooled while living in the C.I. I m not sure about the group meeting concept. Here are a few resources that may be able to better assist: ...

Cayman Islands: Hurrican Damage?, hurrican damage, jehovah s witnesses
hurrican damage, jehovah s witnesses, hurricane ivan: Hi Jeanne, Hurricane Ivan was Sept. 04 and although there was quite a significant amount of damage, the island has quickly recovered. The mailing address is 1892 GT, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands The pysical address is 12 Keturah St. & Walker s Rd....

Cayman Islands: Hurricane, hurricane ivan, hurricane season
hurricane ivan, hurricane season, taking the risk: Hi Margaret, Apologies for the delay in response. Re: Info. on hurricanes. First, the good news is that there are only certain times of the year called hurricane season so it s not a year round threat. Also, many homes are covered through insurance...

Cayman Islands: Hyatt Regency Drink Recipe, bailey s irish cream, banana mudslide
bailey s irish cream, banana mudslide, chocolate liqueur: Fred There seem to be a number of variations on the recipe: Banana Mudslide 1 and 1/4 oz. - Vodka 1 oz. - Kahlua 2 oz. - Irish Cream 1- Fresh Banana Combine all ingredients and a scoop of crushed ice in a blender until smooth. Serve in a hurricane...

Cayman Islands: health services/osteopath, working in the caymans, worst hurricanes
working in the caymans, worst hurricanes, cayman islands government: To be honest, your chances right now aren t great. The island has just been through one of the worst hurricanes in its history and the likelihood of them hiring ex-patriates is very very slim. Also, there aren t too many people in Cayman (!) so the demand...

Cayman Islands: hotel/condo, west bay rd, candw ky
west bay rd, candw ky, marriott resort: Check out their web site at http://www.marriotthotels.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=GCMGC The online telephone directory at http://www.candw.ky/phonebook gives their contact details as: Marriott Resort Grand Cayman Box 30371SMB West Bay Rd (345)...

Cayman Islands: hotel in grand cayman, new holiday inn, reef balls
new holiday inn, reef balls, hurricane season: Ann It is now the Marriott. You may want to consider changing hotels as the Marriott has very little beach. Every time there is a hurricane season, it gets washed away. The hotel has recently placed reef-balls to try to hold the sand back inplace, and...

Cayman Islands: hotel, red sail sports, jet skiis
red sail sports, jet skiis, high quality service: Hi there: To be honest, all the quality hotels that are on the beach will be the big-name ones. If you re looking to spend big, the Ritz-Carlton has just opened and has very high quality service, though it runs at about $1000 a night! The WestIn also has...

Cayman Islands: house sitting, lotta, marketplace
lotta, marketplace, canada: Hi Susan, I am not aware of any house sitting opportunities. I just met someone who has a B&B for $100.00US a night though on the famous 7 Mile Beach :). Let me know if you want these details & I can get in touch and send you the details. Perhaps facebook.com...

Cayman Islands: house sitting, guest houses, cheaper than hotels
guest houses, cheaper than hotels, lotta: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but I have been checking with my contacts in Cayman. Unfortunately there doesn t appear to be any lists they are aware of the cover this. Like you, there are lots of people offering to do this, but no one offering...

Cayman Islands: house sitting, cayman kai area, cayman compass
cayman kai area, cayman compass, cayman net news: March is still high season for tourism in Grand Cayman. Depending upon the time of month your visit may actually coincide with the rush of Spring Break in which demand is even higher. While house sitting opportunities are occasionally available, it generally...

Cayman Islands: hurricane damage, cayman reef resort, pluto beseen
cayman reef resort, pluto beseen, royal palms: Nevin Any damage will certainly have been cleard up by then. The mid section of Seven Mile beach didn t really suffer too much damage - check some of the news on the GoToCayman discussion board at http://pluto.beseen.com/boardroom/b/59750/ Robert...

Cayman Islands: Immigration, return ticket, way ticket
return ticket, way ticket, last question: Hi there: The last question I can t help you with - you d be best checking directly with immigration (find out contact details for them at www.gov.ky). However, your other questions I can try and answer. Yes, you need to have a return ticket to enter the...

Cayman Islands: Immigration and Moving, honda ridgeline, georgetown grand cayman
honda ridgeline, georgetown grand cayman, special circumstances: Randy I think that this isn t worth doing unless you are very attached to your vehicles! Check out the run-down on this at http://www.caymannewresident.com/page_id_9.html?PHPSESSID=...045930744e5b9ffcd7f6524cd The duty paid is based on the book value of...

Cayman Islands: Immigration, rainbow realty, coastalrealty
rainbow realty, coastalrealty, being a real estate agent: Hi, Being a real estate agent actually hugely increases your chance of being able to move here! The Cayman real estate market is experiencing a bit of a boom recently, as I know is the case elsewhere also. RE-MAX (www.remax-cayman.com), Rainbow Realty...

Cayman Islands: Incoming Expat - living on Cayman Is., personal possessions, lime tree
personal possessions, lime tree, expat living: Hi there: I can only be fairly vague with you but I will try my best to answer your questions. 1: No, there is no duty on used personal possessions though you may be asked to prove that you ve used it for a while, in which case they may ask for a receipt...

Cayman Islands: Indian National arriving on a cruise ship - Entry Requirements, valid visas, indian nationals
valid visas, indian nationals, obtaining a visa: Both the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration and the Tourism Department post identical guidelines for Indian nationals. Citizens of India require a visa to enter the Cayman Islands. There is no mention of an exception for cruise ship arrivals, and...

Cayman Islands: International Airshow, queen elizabeth ii, private planes
queen elizabeth ii, private planes, birthday celebrations: Teresa The air show nornally coincides with Cayman Caravan - when a large nunber of private planes fly down from the US. Cayman caravan is scheduled for 14-21st June 2004 - see www.cayman-caravan.com for more details (the Queen s Birthday celebrations are...

Cayman Islands: Island choices, happy new year, water activities
happy new year, water activities, package holiday: Well, I don t know too much about it and probably shouldn t comment as I m not much of an authority on the subject of scuba diving and snorkelling. However, I do know that Antigua is well-known for its diving and snorkelling while Jamaica has excellent snorkelling...

Cayman Islands: import restrictions, immigration status, vacation residence
immigration status, vacation residence, tourist visa: The six month exemption is only for persons who are making a bona fide change of residence for a period of one year or more. During the first six months of residence, such persons may import most used household goods duty free. Whether you qualify as...

Cayman Islands: informacion, consulado britanico, tegucigalpa honduras
consulado britanico, tegucigalpa honduras, formularios del: Antes de viajar deberan preguntar en el consulado britanico de Honduras para conseguir los visados que son requeridos para viajar a las islas desde su pais. La direccion y contactos estan abajos. Durante el vuelo Uds recibiran dos formularios del personal...

Cayman Islands: information, work permit application, marriott resort
work permit application, marriott resort, archbold: Hi Melissa, Unfortunately there is nothing you can do yourself. The Marriott could choose to appeal the decision but they re unlikely to as a) it takes anywhere from 6-18 months to get a hearing and b) you would not be able to work in the meantime in any...

Cayman Islands: information for vacationing in Cayman Islands., cruise ship passengers, courtyard marriott
cruise ship passengers, courtyard marriott, cayman islands government: This is what the Cayman Islands Government website (www.gov.ky) says: US and Canadian citizens, traveling directly to the Cayman Islands from the US and Canada, need only proof of citizenship for entry, such as a passport or an official birth certificate...

Cayman Islands: insect life, insect life, efort
insect life, efort, jan jan: Jan Have you checked the information in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com Yes, there are cockroaches on Cayman, and (as far as I m concernes) they can be big, but I don t know how they compare with those in Hawaii. However, you don t tend to see them...

Cayman Islands: Which island??, sister islands, quiet nature
sister islands, quiet nature, page id: Kat I am trying to check with my contacts about schooling in the sister islands. Not sure if you have discovered it, but there is some useful general info on the Education system at http://www.caymannewresident.com/page_id_13.html Regards Robert ...

Cayman Islands: Job Search, best bet, online directories
best bet, online directories, work permits: Hi there, I receive this question a lot and unfortunately there isn t too much direct advice I can give you, as Cayman has no real job search websites set up, especially not after the hurricane. Instead of looking for jobs that are already available and...

Cayman Islands: Jobs in the Caymans, cayman net news, job hunting
cayman net news, job hunting, work permit: Hi Rachael, Re: Do you know if there is any easy way to find jobs that require no prior experience as we have just graduated from high school. First you ll need an employer who is willing to put in the request for a work permit and while the work permit...

Cayman Islands: July vacation, yatch club, cruise ships
yatch club, cruise ships, caymanislands: Hi there Joel, Cayman received its first cruise ships back in November since the hurricane, and I went home at Christmas in December last year and the island seemed more than ready for visitors then. By July it ll be like normal. Right now, I believe, it...

Cayman Islands: June Running, candw ky, triathlon association
candw ky, triathlon association, caymanislands: Rick These things tend to pop up with very little forward public announcemnt. I d suggest contacting the Cayman Islands Atheletic Association: ciaa@candw.ky Cayman Islands Triathlon Association: http://www.caymantri.com.ky/ Hope they can help you out...

Cayman Islands: jazz fest, tropicana tours, roberta flack
tropicana tours, roberta flack, island marriott: Hi, Yes, Cayman is planning its first ever JazzFest. The government is teaming up with its airline, Cayman Airways, two major hotels on the island - Marriott and Westin, Tropicana Tours and the music channel BET to bring this even to Cayman. You can book...

Cayman Islands: job, downsizing, electrician
downsizing, electrician, further research: Hi Kevin, I ve heard the Andro is in the process of doing downsizing so please be aware of that. As for other companies, please use the online phone directory http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ for further research and visit www.gov.ky to get details on...

Cayman Islands: job offer in the caymans, salary survey, wise move
salary survey, wise move, job offer: Sue That salary would be considered to be the middle of the middle income range in a recent salary survey (see http://www.gotocayman.com/newslet.htm about two-thirds of the way down). You would have to be listed as a dependent on his work permit, and...

Cayman Islands: About having two jobs, work permit application, part time job
work permit application, part time job, employments: Juan I ve checked this with one of my contacts who knows the rules on employment. Their response was: Yes you have a primary permit holder and then secondary permit holder who would amend the permit to share along as the primary permit holder gives permission...

Cayman Islands: Law school, appleby spurling hunter, liverpool university
appleby spurling hunter, liverpool university, salary ranges: Hi maureen, First let me say that the law studied in Cayman is the British legal system (If you are studying Law in the US there may be a significant difference) To answer your questions: Are there many jobs for lawyers? There are a number of...

Cayman Islands: Leaving the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), immigration office, exit requirements
immigration office, exit requirements, return ticket: A work permit is a specific class of visa which is noted as a stamp in your passport. As always, you are free to enter and leave the Cayman Islands as you wish, and having a work permit does not change this. Even with a temporary work permit (6 months...

Cayman Islands: Leaving the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), exit requirements, grand cayman
exit requirements, grand cayman, cayman islands: Kevin No, you are free to leave as long as you have your passport and ticket! However, I would suggest that if you are unhappy, etc you do talk to your employer about it as 1) it may be something that they can help sort out for you, 2) if you decided to return...

Cayman Islands: Legal Jobs in the Caymen Islands., appleby spurling hunter, caymen islands
appleby spurling hunter, caymen islands, google: Hi Trevor, Where could i get information on the legal system? and how to qualify over there. CMLOR recruits for lawyers (google them and they can provide salary, position and can assist with the employment process as well) Send a resume/google the...

Cayman Islands: Licensing, insurance investigations, insurance brochure
insurance investigations, insurance brochure, cayman government: Hi there, This is not a field I know tonnes about - and if you can wait till next Wednesday I can probably tell you a lot more about it as that is when I fly home and will be on the island! - but I did find out some online resources that should be a help...

Cayman Islands: Living in the Cayman Islands, red sail sports, owen sound ontario
red sail sports, owen sound ontario, owen sound ontario canada: Hi Ryan, We have a lot of young Canadians like you and your girlfriend working temporarily in Cayman. They primarily work as diving instructors, if you re into diving, or in financial positions if either of you are trained accountants or trained in that...

Cayman Islands: Living in Cayman Islands, grand cayman, health insurance
grand cayman, health insurance, joanna: Hi there, Yes it is very expensive. Please look on the Cost of Living chapter of the Cayman New Resident website www.caymannewresident.com You will also find loads of very useful information about Cayman, moving there and tons of other stuff that...

Cayman Islands: Living Cayman Islands, courtyard by marriott, work visa
courtyard by marriott, work visa, british citizen: Hi Laura: Regardless of your citizenship - unless it s Caymanian! - you need a work visa. Also, it takes 3-4 months for temporary work visas to come through, so I would recommend trying to find work before you come to Cayman so that you don t have to support...

Cayman Islands: Living on Cayman / Traveling for work, buying health insurance, immigration dept
buying health insurance, immigration dept, visa issues: Hi Bob, I m wondering if this could continue past the normal 6 month tourist visa. Could I do this for more like a full year without visa issues? The best place to visit/speak with would be the Immigration Dept ph# (345)949-8344 or visit www.gov.ky...

Cayman Islands: Living in Grand Cayman, second hand car, furnished apartment
second hand car, furnished apartment, accurate idea: Hi Borja, Thanks for your question. It s quite involved so I will do all I can to help you with what I can... I think the best thing is to find an apartment once you re on the island. You ll be able to look around and get a more accurate idea of what...

Cayman Islands: Living/Working in Georgetown Cayman Islands, living in the caribbean, traffic jams
living in the caribbean, traffic jams, breeds of dogs: Shannon sorry for the delay in replying - I ve been away from my PC for a few days. Check my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com for some information on living costs. Even though there is no income tax, you will have to make contributions towards your pension...

Cayman Islands: Local Cayman Band "CoCo Red", westin casuarina hotel, local music store
westin casuarina hotel, local music store, water showers: Stacey I m not aware of CoCo Red, so would suggest the best bet would be to check a local music store through the Yellow Pages site at http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ Unfortunately I can t identify definitively the beach area you are on about; it sounds...

Cayman Islands: Location, british dependent territory, british west indies
british dependent territory, british west indies, cayman brac: Absolutely. We are a British dependent territory, and the Queen appoints our governor and appears on our money! The full name for the West Indies is British West Indies, or BWI as it is abbreviated to. Our postal address will be the person s name, their...

Cayman Islands: Long term accomadation, caymanian compass, accomadation
caymanian compass, accomadation, personal contacts: Hi there: I don t think there s much in the way of online classifieds listings. However, the Caymanian Compass - the local newspaper - has many classifieds, particularly in Friday s paper. The best thing I would recommend is for you to place an ad in it...

Cayman Islands: how can l have a visa to cayman lsland, apapa lagos, lagos nigeria
apapa lagos, lagos nigeria, navy road: Hi opakunle olanrewaju adewale, To visit the Cayman Islands you should visit www.gov.ky to learn about the visa and immigration requirements or call the Cayman Islands Government at (345) 949-7900 to ask your specific questions about the requirements for...

Cayman Islands: living on grand cayman island, grand caymen island, grand cayman island
grand caymen island, grand cayman island, condominium developments: Hi Pat: Construction certainly is booming here. Still recovering after Ivan and also condominium developments are going up almost as fast as you can count them. Andro group are a large company here, so yes, I have definitely heard of them. The salary...

Cayman Islands: living and renting, engineer position, frequency location
engineer position, frequency location, job offer: Hi Juan Pablo, Re: how expensive it is for a single person. the job offer is for a engineer position at a new company about to open. I have read an answer from another expert about this matter but is from 2004 so i guess all that information is changed...

Cayman Islands: looking for a lutheran wedding coordinator on grand cayman island for a march 2006 wedding, grand cayman island, left hand side menu
grand cayman island, left hand side menu, marriage officiants: Hi Sonny, For wedding coordinators they are not religion specific but instead just help you plan the wedding. The best one on the island I know is Celebrations - you can visit them at www.celebrationsltd.com. In terms of marriage officiants, which are...

Cayman Islands: Map of the Islands, relative distances, gotocayman
relative distances, gotocayman, cec: George There are links to a number of maps on my Information page at http://www.gotocayman.com The Cayman Islands are about 450 miles south of Miami, and 189 miles north-west of Jamaica. Cuba is about 150 miles away. There are some distances from George...

Cayman Islands: The Marriott, beach snorkeling and diving, bob soto, coral gardens
bob soto, coral gardens, seven mile: Hi there, 1. The Marriott beach has been known for having suffered the worst erosion on the island - just being that the beach is nice but there isn t much beach left! However, it s a really nice hotel (we have breakfasts there a few times, they are really...

Cayman Islands: Marriott,, beach snorkeling and diving, red sail sports, replenishment program
red sail sports, replenishment program, watersports company: David The last report I had was that the southern end of Seven Mile Beach had recovered a little, and there was a decent beach in front of the Marriott. The government are also planning a replenishment program to restore the beaches. I really can t remeber...

Cayman Islands: Meaning, internet hope, happy holidays
internet hope, happy holidays, kyd: The ky after Cayman Islands websites URLs stands for Cayman - spelt Kayman - purely for ease of universal understanding. In a similar way, our currency is KYD - KY dollars, or Cayman dollars. People universally see K and know it means a kuh sound - whereas...

Cayman Islands: Medical, congestive heart failure, georgetown memorial hospital
congestive heart failure, georgetown memorial hospital, ambulance paramedics: Irene Unfortunately I don t think I can answer this. The hospital is about 30 minutes away. There is a fire station not far away, but I don t know if they also have an ambulance/paramedics stationed there. You can contact the Health Service through...

Cayman Islands: Medical, recruitment agency, high blood pressure
recruitment agency, high blood pressure, immigration: Hi Sarah, As a local Caymanian I have not had any exposure to this concern. I ve asked a few people who have dealt with the permit approval process and while none of them have heard of this,I would imagine it would depend on what the job entailed. ...

Cayman Islands: Medical, congestive heart failure, georgetown memorial hospital
congestive heart failure, georgetown memorial hospital, traffic speed: The hospital is not really 5 minutes away. I would estimate a forty-minute to one hour drive. Obviously going ambulance speeds perhaps they could manage it in half an hour or so. The distance is approximately 20 miles. Perhaps you can work out or enquire...

Cayman Islands: Migration to Cayman Islands, price waterhouse coopers, working in dubai
price waterhouse coopers, working in dubai, deloitte and touche: Hi Rinu: The only way you can work in Cayman is on a work permit, so you would need to contact any of the major accounting firms there to try and get a job with them, and then if you are successful they would start the process of your work permit. Try KPMG,...

Cayman Islands: Missionaries Allowed?, independent missionaries, american missionaries
independent missionaries, american missionaries, immigration rules: Mark I m sorry, but I really don t know how the immigration rules would cover you. I suggest that you contact some of the churches on Cayman and seek their advice - you will find links to some of them on my Businesses/Organisations page at http://www.gotocayman.com...

Cayman Islands: Montessori school, montessori schools, montessori school
montessori schools, montessori school, ky index: There is already a Montessori school on Cayman (Montessori del Sol). Can t really say of there would be the demand to sustain a second school. If you are interested in opening a business, then check these resources: http://www.caymaninvestment.com/...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Cayman - What to Bring/ Leave, table toys, buying furniture
table toys, buying furniture, cayman airways: Hi Greg: Things are expensive on-island, but so is shipping. However, everything you mentioned is available on-island. For the computer, I would definitely recommend buying it there and shipping it down, however a cheaper option may be to purchase it online...

Cayman Islands: Moving to the Cayman Islands, puerto vallarta mexico, cayman islands real estate
puerto vallarta mexico, cayman islands real estate, multicultural atmosphere: Hi Jessica: Your best bet may be real estate as there is quite a market for that in Cayman, or anything tourism-related. However, it is very difficult to immigrate into Cayman without a job first. If you do choose to wait till you get to Cayman to find...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Cayman Islands, work permit application, living in canada
work permit application, living in canada, google: Hi Ashley: What you need to do is find employment before you go to Cayman, ideally, as if you wait until you are there, you have to finance yourself for as much as three months without working until you find a job and have the work permit application go...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Cayman Islands, weather person, finance area
weather person, finance area, warm weather: Scott I have to say that without any experience, it is likely to be difficult to get a job in Cayman. Before a position can be advertised to an expat, the employer has to prove that their are no Caymanians that can fulfill the position. Having said that,...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Cayman Islands, lush vegitation, grand cayman islands
lush vegitation, grand cayman islands, spoiled brats: Hi Kimberly, I will do my best to answer each of your questions individually and then I will attempt to look at your situation as a whole and explain to you what I think your options are. 1) The islands are very safe. Grand Cayman especially has the largest...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Caymans, mandarin hotel, food cars
mandarin hotel, food cars, condo construction: Hi there: Well, you can certainly still apply for residency; whether or not it will be successful is still unknown - the regulations of permanent residency and the number of people they are accepting I don t personally know right now. It may have been affected...

Cayman Islands: Moving to the Caymans, s cove, communal kitchen
s cove, communal kitchen, tourist visa: Hi there: A lot of what you save depends on how you live. Yes, it is more expensive to live here but you will make more money and you should make a fair bit in tips as a waitress or bartender. For example, there is a residence here which is kind of set...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Grand Cayman, getting a job, job application
getting a job, job application, grand cayman: Hi Maggie, Re: Just afraid when i get there that I will not be able to stay the duration of his contract without a work permit myself. How long can i stay without getting a job???? You can enter as a visitor and as long as you can prove you have funds/resource...

Cayman Islands: Moving to Grand Cayman, grand cayman island, mosquito control program
grand cayman island, mosquito control program, fast food franchises: Quite to the contrary, there are no citizenship or residency requirements for the purchase of a home or land in Cayman. You can buy property in Cayman even before moving to the island, and a significant proportion of the oceanfront vacation homes are owned...

Cayman Islands: mailing packages to the Caymans, mailing packages, caymans
mailing packages, caymans, postal service: Hi Katie, Re: Are there restrictions on what can be mailed to the Caymans? What are the duties attached to certain groups of items and how does one pay those duties? Visit: http://www.caymanpost.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1327,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL...

Cayman Islands: marriage in caymen, marriage official, marriage licenses
marriage official, marriage licenses, marriage license: Hi there, Congratulations on getting married! Basically, if you don t want all the frills of a package ceremony etc., the only thing you do need is a marriage official and a marriage license. Once you have that, you can get married anywhere you want! Marriage...

Cayman Islands: last message was erased, board of messages, watersports operators
board of messages, watersports operators, cruise passengers: Sasha I really think that he needs to check this out with some of the other dive operators on the island. I know that dive crews and waiting staff are piad low and can make it up on tips, but I really think that is ridiculously low! The other thing to be...

Cayman Islands: migrate, hurricane ivan, ochoa
hurricane ivan, ochoa, profession: Angelo Please check the resources in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com. You may find it difficult at the moment as many of the schools have closed (and may not open until after Christmas) because the island is still tidying up after Hurricane Ivan....

Cayman Islands: minimum salary requirements, minimum salary requirements, schooling costs
minimum salary requirements, schooling costs, salary levels: Yannick Can t really answer this. Government doesn t set salary levels - it is up to the employer. However, as you have a child that would have to be listed at a dependent, they may refuse you a work permit of they think the salary of the post wouldn t cover...

Cayman Islands: mnigration/worki, hurricane ivan, gray high school
hurricane ivan, gray high school, english accent: Well, Angelo, here s the update on Cayman: Thanks to Hurricane Ivan, there pretty much are no schools on the island at present! My parents are both teachers and they are working with their school to rebuild - schools aren t officially reopening until January,...

Cayman Islands: moving with boyfriend and son, immigration dept, cmlor
immigration dept, cmlor, page id: Hi Victoria, OK I think in parts your question is going to be quite complicated to answer! Your boyfriend will have no problem finding work. Fully qualified accountants are in high demand in Cayman. Contact Steve at CML Offshore Recruitment. His email address...

Cayman Islands: moving to the Cayman Islands, caymens, tourist visa
caymens, tourist visa, search restaurants: Hi Erin: I don t know if that s the law as of July - that s always been the law. You could come into the islands on a tourist visa and then use those 3 months to try and get a work permit but because it takes about 3 months for the permit to go through,...

Cayman Islands: moving too the Caymans, work visas, passport office
work visas, passport office, taking my chances: Hi Eric: I don t really know about your friend s question, being Mexican. As long as his record is clear he should be as fine as the next person, but that s on paper and who knows what it would be like in reality. But personally I should not see why him...

Cayman Islands: moving to caymans, grand cayman island, immigration system
grand cayman island, immigration system, expensive place: Stephanie, I would strongly advise against going to live in Cayman without visiting first. It is a very expensive place to live, and since the hurricane 2.5 years ago, even more so. You need to have a job guaranteed, with your employer obtaining a work...

Cayman Islands: moving to grand cayman as canadian how do i do this?, m4p 1k5, grand caymans
m4p 1k5, grand caymans, www walkers: Gord Really can t answer for other places in the Caribbean - just the Cayman Islands. It may be worth checking out jobinthesun.com: http://hop.clickbank.net/?gotocayman.jobinthesu A Caymanian has to be the majority shareholder in any business. There...

Cayman Islands: North Sound activities, stingray city, coral gardens
stingray city, coral gardens, gotocayman: Kate Apart from the inside of the reef , Coral Gardens and Stingray City, there aren t many recognised snorkeling spots in the North Sound. There are a few snorkel sites along South Sound and on the North Side, but most are along Seven Mile Beach or around...

Cayman Islands: need a dentist???, po box address, phone numbers and addresses
po box address, phone numbers and addresses, gideons international: Hi there, Seeing as I really don t think Cayman has a great online directory at present, the best way for you to find out what dental offices there are on the island is for me to tell you! I just looked it up in the phone book so below I have copied out...

Cayman Islands: Olympic Games - Athens 2004, olympic games athens, athens 2004 olympic games
olympic games athens, athens 2004 olympic games, andrew mackay: Ha, a question close to my heart! Two of the five athletes that have gone are good friends of mine, one is my best friend, so I am very proud of their accomplishments! We have two athletic contenders and three swimmers going. Andrew MacKay, Heather Roffey...

Cayman Islands: How I can to to obtaing a license in my profesion, spanish languaje, beatiful place
spanish languaje, beatiful place, carrear: Hello Karla: I cannot help you with the license question - I don t know much about licenses and their variations from Latin America to Cayman. However, I am sure once you start applying for dentist jobs here, people here will tell you. The best thing to...

Cayman Islands: online shopping, memoribilia, souvenirs
memoribilia, souvenirs, left behind: Hi, I checked around on the web and it appears that Cayman souvenirs are not plentiful in terms of online accessibility. Shipping out of Cayman can be expensive so I assume it s not always worth the trouble to have an online store. But do check out the...

Cayman Islands: Pageant Beach -- Jazz festival, tcby, jazz festival
tcby, jazz festival, traffic lights: Hi Karen... Pageant Beach is actually a part of Seven Mile Beach, it s just that it is privately owned and so not usually accessible and named something else. It actually kind of begins Seven Mile Beach - it s the side closest to George Town, right around...

Cayman Islands: Parasailing, blue water beach, e mail address
blue water beach, e mail address, red sail sports: Shari Sorry, can t find any information about Blue Water Beach Parasailing. Quite a strange name as there is nowhere called Blue Water Beach in Cayman. I wonder if it was an imported boat that they hadn t painted yet? Try these companies: Cayman Skyriders...

Cayman Islands: Peacemaker, cruise ship, peacemaker
cruise ship, peacemaker, grand cayman: Peacemaker is still running trips to the Stingray Sandbar. I do not personally know the owner, captain, or crew but a little searching found this contact information. Capt. Roger Parchment PO Box 31597 SMB Grand Cayman Cayman Islands 345-917-5974 or...

Cayman Islands: Perfect steps in relocating as a couple, living in jamaica, jamie harris
living in jamaica, jamie harris, best bet: The best way to go about relocating is to get a job first, obviously, as then that will get the work permit process started, which will allow you to settle in Cayman legally. Your wife may be able to find a job quite easily, depending on her experience and...

Cayman Islands: Personal Banking on Grand Cayman, canadian credit cards, cayman bank
canadian credit cards, cayman bank, canadian loans: Hi Greg: I m sorry that I don t know too much about this topic, but I will recommend what I do know. You can still pay off your loans etc from here. You can either set it up online as a payee or you can wire transfer money to the loan account on a regular...

Cayman Islands: US Pharmacist Wanting To Work in Caymans, government hospital, medical centres
government hospital, medical centres, private hospital: Hi Rik: Thanks for your question. There are many pharmacies, of course, on the island, however if you want my personal opinion I think you would have a more rewarding experience working on one of the hospital s pharmacies. The two main hospitals are Chrissie...

Cayman Islands: Pharmacy Technician, pharmacy technican, cable tv channels
pharmacy technican, cable tv channels, gotocayman: Jayne No, unfortunately I don t know anybody who works in a pharmacy to put you in contact with. Is the post you are applying for with Government or a business? On my web site you should find links to the Royal Cayman Island Police Force. I know that...

Cayman Islands: Physical, immigration application form, police clearance form
immigration application form, police clearance form, sworn affidavit: Jacob All of this should be explained by your prospective employer as they have to apply for your work permit. However, to accompany the work permit application you need to supply: A completed Immigration application form Certified copies of your...

Cayman Islands: Please help, caymans, minimum wage
caymans, minimum wage, locals: Hi there: Thanks for your email and I apologise for the delay in responding. There is no minimum wage legally set on the island, but pay is usually quite reasonable. Also, there are a few vehicle dealerships on the island which you may find work with....

Cayman Islands: Possible immigration to the Cayman Islands, british passport, degree in commerce
british passport, degree in commerce, financial centres: Sam As you are probably aware, the Cayman Islands are one of the top financial centres in the world, so there are certainly jobs out there; the problem may well be that she will be up against stiff competition! The other issue is that generally when applying...

Cayman Islands: IT/Project management related jobs, consultant specialising, fund accountant
consultant specialising, fund accountant, job hunting: Hi Sharon, thanks for your question and I apologise for the delay in responding. I would advise job searching asap. It doesn t matter if you re not moving till next year; it will give you a good idea of what s out there. Serious job searching is probably...

Cayman Islands: Property Insurance Cost, educated guess, gotocayman
educated guess, gotocayman, property insurance: John I am trying to find this out for you - it isn t something I know that much about! Robert http://www.gotocayman.com John It may be worth contacting some of the Insurance companies on the island so that they can give you quotes - see my Businesses...

Cayman Islands: parties, subjective term, drinking age
subjective term, drinking age, house parties: The drinking age in Cayman is 18. Very good parties is, of course, a totally subjective term, but the clubs and bars are the most popular places on the island at times! Not much in the way of house parties unless you know specific people but the clubs and...

Cayman Islands: passport, birth certificates, american airlines
birth certificates, american airlines, passports: To be honest - I m not 100% sure for all the various countries, but I am as sure as I can be that yes, you will need passports. I can t imagine that many people travel to Cayman without one. Even if not, it s better to be safe than sorry! So I would definitely...

Cayman Islands: passport, citizenship papers, airplane ticket
citizenship papers, airplane ticket, immigration forms: Hi, You only need your passport and some immigration forms that are given to you on the airplane on the way down. No visas are needed unless you are working etc...if you are planning on travelling here on holiday all you need is your passport and a return...

Cayman Islands: passports, e mail address, notary republic
e mail address, notary republic, department of immigration: Christie According to the information in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com and the Cayman Islands Tourist Board website at http://www.caymanislands.ky/tour_guide/entry_requirements.asp, if you are a citzen of the US you do not need a passport, but must...

Cayman Islands: people and safety, british expatriates, largest population
british expatriates, largest population, latin americans: Probably the reason you see so many white people is because there are a lot of American/Canadian/British expatriates on the island. The Caymanian population themselves are a mixed race colour, generally very tan. There are also a heck of a lot of Jamaicans...

Cayman Islands: pirates week 2006, caymanislands, october 28th
caymanislands, october 28th, own website: Hi there: Pirates Week 2005 is October 28th - November 6th. The dates for 2006 won t be confirmed until nearer the time but they are usually around this time - at the end of October, often overlapping with Halloween. You can usually rely on it to be the...

Cayman Islands: places to live, real estate brokers, classifieds website
real estate brokers, classifieds website, gotocayman: Kirk Check out the links to Real Estate Brokers on my Businesses page at http://www.gotocayman.com/gcmbusre.htm. Also check out some of the Classifieds website on the page at http://www.gotocayman.com/gcmbusa.htm. There are links to some schools at http://www.gotocayman.com/gcmbuss.htm...

Cayman Islands: possibly moving to caymans, getting a visa, investment bureau
getting a visa, investment bureau, immigration department: Beverley On buying a busines - I d suggest you talk to the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau - see their website at http://investcayman.ky/ As to your husband s past convistion - it normally depends on what the offence is as some convictions after a certain...

Cayman Islands: Questions about Grand Cayman, cruise ship passengers, british dependent territory
cruise ship passengers, british dependent territory, caymanian compass: Tonja Cayman, as a British Dependent Territory, drives on the left hand side of the road. Yes, you should certainly rent a car for at least a couple of days so that you can explore some of the island away from Seven Mile Beach. There is information on hiring...

Cayman Islands: a question about the caymans, royal construction, phoenix group
royal construction, phoenix group, google: Hi charlene, Unfortunately, my knowledge on construction in Cayman is limited. To answer some of the questions i was wondering if you could tell me about the construction industry there the average wage and min. wage for that matter! and is the construction...

Cayman Islands: Rainy in Cayman?, tropical storm chris, little bit of rain
tropical storm chris, little bit of rain, clear blue skies: Hi Ryan, I am looking at the www.stormcarib.com website and there is a little bit of rain over Cayman at the moment but that s it. It is not raining here now and there are no reports on the radio about this storm Chris - it is heading north of Cuba - well...

Cayman Islands: Raising A Family in the Cayman Islands, private school system, salary deductions
private school system, salary deductions, weather problems: Adurom Have you checked out my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com? There are answers to many of the issues there, or you could subscribe to the hot-life guide to give you much of the background information you require (http://www.hot-life.com/RMindex.html)...

Cayman Islands: Re Location, immigration dept, work visa
immigration dept, work visa, visa requirements: Hi Andrea, Re: I am worried about mention of the 7 year rollover, does this mean that it is unlikely I could settle on the Cayman Islands with my family long term? The 7 yr. roll over concept has always been in place but has in recent years been enforced....

Cayman Islands: Recovery from Hurricane Ivan, hurricane ivan, turtle farm
hurricane ivan, turtle farm, sea turtle: As soon as I have contact with the island I can answer this question for you. Currently phone lines are still sketchy and power is off so I very much doubt that the tourist attractions are on their way to repair. The Turtle Farm usually gets hit the worst...

Cayman Islands: Relocating to Cayman Brac, cayman brac, divi tiara
cayman brac, divi tiara, genuine place: Hi Caroline, The Brac is the most relaxed, chilled out, beautiful, friendly, genuine place I have ever had the good fortune to visit. The people are welcoming and after a day they will recognise your car and wave to you. I d say a car would be a bonus. The...

Cayman Islands: Relocating to Cayman Islands, ritz carlton, tourist visa
ritz carlton, tourist visa, getting a job: Hi Orla, No, I don t think it s possible for you to travel to Cayman without a permit. You can t rely on finding a job - temporary or permanent - on the island if it requires a permit, and government will only let you in on a tourist visa anyway. If you...

Cayman Islands: Relocating, english nationals, new business development
english nationals, new business development, business development manager: Hi there: I apologise for the late reply - I was taking a vacation from my Experts job for the past week as I have been moving house. I forgot to notify AllExperts I would be gone, so you were not notified of the reason for my delay. I apologise again....

Cayman Islands: Relocation to Grand Cayman, investment idea, strict laws
investment idea, strict laws, law revision: Hi there, There are fairly strict laws on you living and remaining in Cayman as a non-citizen. However, you are perfectly free to buy property there and rent it out without being a citizen of Cayman. You may only live there as a tourist for a maximum of...

Cayman Islands: Rental Accomodation, netnews cayman, cayman netnews
netnews cayman, cayman netnews, cayman compass: Kate Short-term rentals like that are quite unusual - unless you are prepared to consider a villa that is usually a holiday let. You could check some of the resources on my website at http://www.gotocayman.com to both villa rentals and realtor brokers...

Cayman Islands: Rental Accomodation, short term rental, red baron
short term rental, red baron, job offers: Hi Katie, You d have to check with condos or hotels for short term rentals. I work with Tessa Hydes Property Management and we assist with 6-12 month leases. To make a suggestion on short term rentals I d need to know the budget your working with. If...

Cayman Islands: Rental Accomodation, rental accomodation, professional realtors
rental accomodation, professional realtors, real estate brokers: Kate, We have corresponded personally about your housing options, so I feel I should not answer your question in a public forum. I suggest contacting one of the many real estate brokers on the island, search under CIREBA, the professional realtors organization....

Cayman Islands: Renting an Apartment, sunrise apartments, lime tree
sunrise apartments, lime tree, renting an apartment: Hi there, Most divers on the island live in relatively cheap, not so pretty but not at all dingy apartments on the island, such as Kawags on Moxam Road. Off the top of my head that is probably the cheapest apartment building I can think of, other than that...

Cayman Islands: Residency in the Caymans, sunny beaches, tourist visa
sunny beaches, tourist visa, offshore location: Hi there: To be honest, this is not an area I know lots about, but I will give you my guesses and somewhere you can go for more detailed information! Permanent residency...I believe it doesn t require a length of time for you to have been there when...

Cayman Islands: Returning to Cayman Islands, chief immigration officer, e mail address
chief immigration officer, e mail address, cayman islands government: Jannie You really need to take this up with the Immigration Department: Immigration Department Cayman Islands Government PO Box 1098GT Elgin Avenue Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands Telephone: (345) 949-8344 Fax: (345) 949-8486 The chief Immigration...

Cayman Islands: Room to Rent in Cayman for a Couple, cayman compass, cayman net news
cayman compass, cayman net news, gotocayman: Helen I think you will find that anything in the George Town area is likely to be towards the top of your price range. Best bet would be to check the adverts in the Cayman Compass and Cayman Net News (http://www.caymannetnews.com/), especially the Friday...

Cayman Islands: Rooms or Apartments for rent, caymanian compass, hobbart
caymanian compass, hobbart, classfieds: Hi Luke, Most of the owners that will have properties within the budget specified will usually advertise in the Caymanian Compass Friday s classfieds section. Utilities are typically not included (This is a standard norm) The property rentals that...

Cayman Islands: Rum Point, caymanian compass, rainbow realty
caymanian compass, rainbow realty, georgetown area: Hi there, Real estate issues first: I think your best bet is to wait until you are on the island and scour the Caymanian Compass - the daily national newspaper - for listings. You can check out their website at www.caycompass.ky but I am not 100% sure if...

Cayman Islands: regarding visa to grand cayman, canadian travel document, permanent resident card
canadian travel document, permanent resident card, visa entry: Since you don t actually have an original passport from any country, or have actual citizenship in Canada, you may, indeed, need a visa. Entry Requirements for Visitors On your trip to the Cayman Islands, you may be planning to SCUBA or snorkel, explore...

Cayman Islands: can a relative sponsor me, recruitment companies, finding a job
recruitment companies, finding a job, page id: Dear Lena, I am afraid your cousin cannot sponsor you. If you were under the age of 18 and the relative was a parent or grandparent then the situation would be different. If you and your family would like to come and live in Cayman you have to follow...

Cayman Islands: relocation, recuitment agency, trips home
recuitment agency, trips home, professional accounting: Hi Bobbi, What kind of work does your husband do? I think you need to do your homework on the cost of living including schooling for the kids, health insurance, rent, utilities, trips home etc, and establish a figure for what you need to earn jointly...

Cayman Islands: relocation, cayman net news, rough guide
cayman net news, rough guide, real estate agents: Becky Have you checked out my website at http://www.gotocayman.com? The FAQ has links to some resources on getting jobs in Cayman, and a rough guide to living costs. On my Businesses page there are loads of links to Real Estate agents. You can check...

Cayman Islands: renting, exact details, maid service
exact details, maid service, property owner: Some accommodations include mandatory maid service as a part of the rent. Usually this includes a once weekly cleaning of the apartment, though exact details may vary. This does not include a live-in maid. Property owners sometimes require maid service...

Cayman Islands: restaurant, gotocayman, reputation
gotocayman, reputation, robert clark: Joe Durty Reid s is a bar/restaurant on the road to Bodden Town in the Red Bay area. It has a reputation for being quite livelm but I can t speak about it personally as I haven t viisted it. There is some info about it at http://www.accesscayman.com/durtyreids/...

Cayman Islands: SAP Jobs in Cayman Island, dependent visa, suitable job
dependent visa, suitable job, position thanks: Hi Leonard, You ll need your own work permit to have a job here. Can you please get specific with If there are not suitable job in caymans, what are the nearest alternatives? Do you mean nearest country or alternative job position? Thanks, Taur...

Cayman Islands: Salary in the diving industry, watersports operators, remuneration system
watersports operators, remuneration system, cruise passengers: Sasha I really think that he needs to check this out with some of the other dive operators on the island. I know that dive crews and waiting staff are piad low and can make it up on tips, but I really think that is ridiculously low! The other thing to be...

Cayman Islands: Salary, compliance office, cayman net news
compliance office, cayman net news, qualification experience: Pawel Sorry I can t really answer this as I don t keep track of salaries. However, there are a couple of things I can suggest: 1) Check the online versions of Cayman Net News (http://www.caymannetnews.com) and look at the adverts. Jobs have to be advertised...

Cayman Islands: School Report and Pictures, photo ablums, gotocayman
photo ablums, gotocayman, repport: Kelena I suggest that you check out my website! The Information page should lead you to all sorts of information about the islands. My trip reports page includes links to photo ablums. On my Businesses page you should find links to various restaurants,...

Cayman Islands: Scuba Cayman, relevant paperwork, visa package
relevant paperwork, visa package, scuba instructors: There is a far greater demand for scuba instructors in the Cayman Islands than the local labor market can provide. As such, the large majority of dive instructors in Cayman are ex-patriots. Work permits are readily approved and a potential employer can...

Cayman Islands: Secretarial Work, legal secretarial vacancies, maples and calder
legal secretarial vacancies, maples and calder, google: Hi Janice: Well, whether or not there are legal secretary vacancies is something that is very changeable, so I can t say yes or no on that part. Usually I recommend that people job hunt once they are in Cayman, because it s easier to get in direct contact...

Cayman Islands: Seeking for advertising work in Cayman, creative industry, creative aspect
creative industry, creative aspect, design advertising: Hi Andre, I m not sure I understand the question, but here goes :) If you are looking for a job in this field visit http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ as this will have contact info for these industries... As far as the creative industry goes, in my opinion,...

Cayman Islands: Seeking a teaching job in Cayman, cayman islands government, teaching social studies
cayman islands government, teaching social studies, tourist visa: As with any job in the Cayman Islands, you need to do the job search before arriving on the island. Employers must obtain a work permit on your behalf, something they cannot normally do if you are on-island on a tourist visa. The Cayman Islands Government...

Cayman Islands: Social life, caymanian compass, islands network
caymanian compass, islands network, rotary club: Hi Anne, There is a population of 40-60,000 people on the island (depending on who you ask :) There is a large cultural melting pot of Canadians, English, Phillipino, Americans and Jamaicans... It s very easy to meet lots of different types of people...

Cayman Islands: Special Education Positions, immigration requirements, education positions
immigration requirements, education positions, primary education: Hi Natalie, There is one special needs school on the island The Light House School Ph# (345) 947-5454 I believe they are always looking for great teachers :) Visit http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ as the online directory will help you find schools that...

Cayman Islands: Sports, cayman net news, caymans
cayman net news, caymans, youth sports: Hi Don, Re: How does youth sports work in the Caymans and what sports do they offer? There are lots of sporting activities in the Cayman Islands: Softball, Football (Soccer) Track & Field, Swimming Skateboarding and Cricket are just a few off the...

Cayman Islands: Spouse, salary expectations, secretarial position
salary expectations, secretarial position, getting a job: Elliot Note that you shouldn t rely on your wife getting a job - she should be listed on your work permit as a dependent. If she then manages to get a job in her own right, then you have a bonus! Also, if she is covered by your work permit, she won t have...

Cayman Islands: Spring Break in Grand Cayman, spring breakers, mexico style
spring breakers, mexico style, homosexual acts: I can assure you that Cayman has none of that typical Mexico-style spring break atmosphere around this time of year or any time of year. Essentially, even though times are changing, the island is fairly traditional and religious, and even though many tourists...

Cayman Islands: Stingray City Excursion, coral gardens, hotel desk
coral gardens, hotel desk, ebanks: Hi: Someone wrote to me through the AllExperts website saying they saw your question and they had taken a tour with Shawn Ebanks also. They bought a CD from him which had the following phone number on the back, which is a cell phone and therefore more likely...

Cayman Islands: Surfing in Grand Cayman, surf board, gotocayman
surf board, gotocayman, google: Fabio Windsurfing is fairly popular in Cayman, but, apart from occasional in the East End and the South Sound, the conditions aren t suitable for surfing. The general advice is to leave your surf board at home. However, check out these resources for more...

Cayman Islands: scuba, free classfieds, dot markings
free classfieds, dot markings, scuba cylinders: Scuba cylinders with DOT markings from the United States can be filled in Cayman given that they are 1) within 5 years of last hydrostatic test and 2) current within one year on a visual cylinder inspection. Few divers in Cayman actually own their own tanks....

Cayman Islands: searching for birth mother, kingston jamaica, sympatico ca
kingston jamaica, sympatico ca, living in america: You would have to visit the registry office on the island to look up records. However, their records aren t complete as at one stage some of the registers were kept in Kingston, Jamaica, but the building was destroyed by fire. There is some useful information...

Cayman Islands: shipping, red sail sports, cayman brac
red sail sports, cayman brac, caymens: Hi Lisa, Certainly glad to be having return visitors to the Cayman Islands :) If the last time you were on the island was 19 years ago, I think it s worth sharing that there are a number of grocery stores on the island (Kirks, Fosters, Hurleys) and...

Cayman Islands: shopping, tourist souvenirs, quality jewellery
tourist souvenirs, quality jewellery, clothes stores: Actually, we have barely any clothes stores at all. That s not true - we have a few, but only those that sell Cayman Islands T-shirts or very expensive versions of American department and clothing stores. You are waaay better off doing clothes shopping at...

Cayman Islands: shopping [kind of], e mail address, giraffe
e mail address, giraffe, jacky: Jacky Without knowing where she got it from, I don t think there is much I can suggest. My website at http://www.gotocayman.com lists many of the companies that have a web site or e-mail address. On my General Information page there are links to a number...

Cayman Islands: shopping, supermarket chains, sunshine suites
supermarket chains, sunshine suites, indies suites: Hi there, Yes unfortunately Cayman is quite expensive. It s not quite so bad if you live here as salaries tend to be higher to combat the higher cost of living, but tourists often find it expensive. Because it s tax-free we make up our income in other ways!...

Cayman Islands: shore fishing, bone fish, blow holes
bone fish, blow holes, shore fishing: Kathleen There are usually one or two local fisherman around the harbour. One of the posts on my message board in answer to a similar question said: I visited Grand Cayman between 8/3 and 8/10 and found only one place to fish from the beach. On the east...

Cayman Islands: sightseeing, sting ray city, captain marvin
sting ray city, captain marvin, turtle farm: Joann You re best bet would be to pre-book your Stingray City trip with one of the operators like Captain Dexter s or Captain Marvin s - see the link on my Businesses page at http://www.gotocayman.com There will be plenty of taxi drivers who could...

Cayman Islands: staff accommodation, staff accommodation, waitressing
staff accommodation, waitressing, getting a job: Hi Melanie: I am not sure which company you re referring to in terms of staff accommodation , but in general there are no official staff premises, but many members of the staff of one business or another often end up living in the same complex. As for backpackers...

Cayman Islands: step child by marriage, immigration department, legaly
immigration department, legaly, hes: Chris I m sorry, I can t give you an authorative answer on this. I d suggest you check directly with the Immigration Department - see http://www.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1142,1594314&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL for contact details. Good luck! Rober...

Cayman Islands: Taking home your savings, worldwide movements, retirement age
worldwide movements, retirement age, country thanks: Any cash savings can be easily taken out of the country. Most practically this is done by wire transfer. The Cayman Islands are a premier financial center with banking connections worldwide. Movements of large amounts of cash or financial instruments may...

Cayman Islands: Tatoos, candw ky, west bay rd
candw ky, west bay rd, tribe tattoo: Sheila The online telephone directory at http://www.candw.ky/phonebook list two tattoo parlours: Exotic Body Art Tattooing & Body Piercing Box 469GT Aquaworld Duty Free Mall Harbour Dr Phone (345) 946 5899 Tribe Tattoo Box 31189SMB 5 Selkirk...

Cayman Islands: Teaching in Cayman, secondary school teachers, cmlor
secondary school teachers, cmlor, recruitment agencies: Hi Matt, Re: Would the above information aid us in getting a teaching job and if so could you provide details of any recruitment agencies that would be of use to us in gaining a position As my experience is not closely linked to the education dept. I...

Cayman Islands: Teaching jobs, vacant teaching, student population
vacant teaching, student population, government education: Hi Sharon, You have two avenues to go down to get a teaching job in Cayman: the first is with Government and the second with a private school. For a Government teaching position go to www.recruitment.gov.ky, see if there are any jobs left posted there (they...

Cayman Islands: Timescale, london heathrow airport, heathrow airport
london heathrow airport, heathrow airport, flying time: Hi Terry: If you take the direct flight to Cayman, it takes around 11 1/2 hours with a 2 hour stopover in Nassau. The time difference is 5 hours in the winter, 6 hours in the summer (Britain is ahead of Cayman). Hope this answered your questions, ...

Cayman Islands: Transportation, cruise ship terminals, tour buses
cruise ship terminals, tour buses, ship staff: Hi there, Hell isn t a town, it s just a tourist attraction. It s an area of fenced-off limestone rock that s unique to the island and because of its menacing and spiky appearance it was named Hell and decorated with statues of devils and a Hell gift...

Cayman Islands: Turtle Farming, turtle farm, second opinion
turtle farm, second opinion, natural environment: Hi Elle, To be honest, short of visiting Cayman and going on a tour around the Turtle Farm yourself the website is the best place to get info on it. I do know that Cayman is the only place - or was, I think there were plans to build one elsewhere in Europe...

Cayman Islands: taxes, grand caymen islands, staple foods
grand caymen islands, staple foods, direct taxes: Hi Laura, There are no direct taxes whatsoever on personal income in the Cayman Islands. Hard to believe but it s a fact! There is a 20% duty on all goods shipped to the island, with certain exclusions (for example staple foods and childrens clothing)....

Cayman Islands: teaching, education link, teaching job
education link, teaching job, elementary education: Hi Kemeila, Re:How do I go about getting a teaching job in the Cayman islands My suggestion would be to visit the following links below to research 1.)http://www.caymanislandsyp.com/ you can research the schools by finding their contact details...

Cayman Islands: teaching, stacy stacy, winnipeg canada
stacy stacy, winnipeg canada, chartered accountant: Stacy I would suggest that you look at the resources in my FAQ and especially Job In The Sun. Under employment law in Cayman, before a job can be offered to an expat, it has to be advertised and prooven that there is no Caymanian that can fill the post....

Cayman Islands: travel, kingston jamaica, aairlines
kingston jamaica, aairlines, caymanislands: As Cameroon is a member of the Commonwealth, no visa is needed for your wife - what nationality are you? See the entry requireemnts in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com and at http://www.caymanislands.ky/tour_guide/entry_requirements.asp There are frequent...

Cayman Islands: trip to Caymen Islands, peanut butter sandwiches, institutions of higher learning
peanut butter sandwiches, institutions of higher learning, financial stress: St Matthew s is the medical school on the island and has converted some former hotel and condo units for use as dormitories. I am not aware of those being rented out during any school breaks. As far as I am aware the other institutions of higher learning...

Cayman Islands: Can I take a trip to Cuba..., grand cayman island, cuba packages
grand cayman island, cuba packages, specialist tour company: Dan Yes, Cayman Airways fly there to Havana direct from Grand Cayman. There is also a specialist tour company that organises trips - see my Businesses pages at http://www.gotocayman.com under S-Z for Travel Agents. Regards Robert http://www.gotocayman.com/...

Cayman Islands: truth about the Harbour view studios, resort brochure, gotocayman
resort brochure, gotocayman, sun bathing: Melvyn It is situated between George Town and what would be considered the start of Seven Mile Beach at the Marriott. There was a trip report in the Washington Post back in 2002 that described the property - see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2002/10/13/AR2005041500964.html...

Cayman Islands: turtle farming, turtle farm, gotocayman
turtle farm, gotocayman, national symbols: Eloise I wouldn t say that it is an important agricultural aspect , but the turtle is certainly key to the islands. It features on teh Island s crest (see my page on National Symbols) and also features in many logos of local companies. Grand Cayman has...

Cayman Islands: turtle, turtle farm, farmers market
turtle farm, farmers market, fod: You are in luck! Foster s Fod Fair sell it at their Strand location. However, since the damage of Hurricane Michele it has been hard to get. For instance they usually order about 100lbs a week, but this week they only got 25lbs. Go to the seafood counter...

Cayman Islands: UK Driving Licence, second hand cars, uk driving licence
second hand cars, uk driving licence, second hand car: Hi Allison: Thanks for the question - I apologise for the delay; I was away for the week. In Cayman, like the UK, we drive on the left side of the road. You are able to drive on your UK driver s license for quite some time as a visitor but if you plan...

Cayman Islands: Uncommon Costs, insurance costs, communications companies
insurance costs, communications companies, telecommunications industry: Hello: Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I am not sure I can be of much assistance. Insurance costs tend to vary greatly dependent on individual circumstances, as I am sure you know. As for phone lines, I have found that my mother finds it more economical...

Cayman Islands: Unemployment benefits, unemployment benefit, unemployment benefits
unemployment benefit, unemployment benefits, benefit program: Hi Borja: There is next to no unemployment in Cayman as it is, so I highly doubt there is any unemployment benefit program of any kind - especially not for foreigners. Foreigners tend to work on the island if they are on a work permit, and if that work...

Cayman Islands: Visa for Cuba?, going to havana, passport holder
going to havana, passport holder, immigration requirements: Hi Lesley, This question relates more to the Cuba Immigration requirements than Cayman. Check with the travel agent that issued your tickets as they would be able to be advise, but I don t think you ll need a tourist card. (In my 2 visits I did not need...

Cayman Islands: Visa, working in the cayman islands, visa stamp
working in the cayman islands, visa stamp, dominica drive: Joe, Within the past year the government of the Cayman Islands has instituted a requirement for a travel visa for persons holding Jamaican passports. A work permit is a type of visa, and is valid for travel into the Cayman Islands for the duration of...

Cayman Islands: Visit, inorder, cayman island
inorder, cayman island, specifics: Hi there, Please visit: http://www.gov.ky/servlet/page?_pageid=3132&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&_mode=3 or, should the link not work, go to www.gov.ky and click on Entry Requirements . All the specifics for your country should be outlined there....

Cayman Islands: vehicle, shipping agent, caymans
shipping agent, caymans, lein: Sorry for the delay on replying - i ve been on holiday. I don t think for import purposes that it matters that you have a loan outstanding on it, but there may well be a stipulation from the company that the car shoudln t be exported until it has been cleared....

Cayman Islands: visa, dui conviction, wonderfull country
dui conviction, wonderfull country, unfortantly: Individuals do not apply for work visas. Instead, potential employers submit the application on behalf of the prospective employee. A police record must be submitted as a part of the application process. The application is then evaluated as a whole. It...

Cayman Islands: visa, police certificate, student visa
police certificate, student visa, s university: There are only really two options that your wife can pursue: 1) Get a job and therefore her employer will apply for a work permit on her behalf (which is probably going to be quite difficult, especially in this short amount of time) 2) apply to come as a...

Cayman Islands: visas, work permit, useful resources
work permit, useful resources, passport: Wesley I think that you are confusing two issues - entry requirements for visitors and rules to live in Cayman. There is some information on this in my FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com with links to various useful resources including http://www.caymannewresident.com/...

Cayman Islands: visiting the Cayman Islands, relocation package, friend lauren
relocation package, friend lauren, diplomas: Hi Kristine, It sounds like you are talking about a relocation package and that is not a typical offer that employers make to all people from abroad. I m not sure exactly what your question is, so I m not really sure what information to give you. ...

Cayman Islands: Is there a WalMart,KMart, or any other discout store on the islands?, luggage allowance, shop shelf
luggage allowance, shop shelf, caymen islands: Toni None of those chains have a concession/outlet on the island. As everything into the island has an import duty, prices are hiked by at least 20% before teh goods get onto the shop shelf. It would make more sense to buy the goods in the US and pay the...

Cayman Islands: Water, water scarcity, annual rainfall
water scarcity, annual rainfall, water consumption: Hi Rick: Thanks for your question. I am by no means an expert on this matter but I have certainly never heard of any water shortages. Living on the ocean and having a heavy annual rainfall, Cayman has never had much of an issue with water scarcity. Water...

Cayman Islands: Weather in the Cayman Islands, season weather, wedding anniversity
season weather, wedding anniversity, weather patterns: Mike My FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com has some weather statistics for the year that may help you. I really don t thinkt that it will make much differnece, but the later you leave it the more likely you may suffer from the hurricane season weather...

Cayman Islands: Weather-A Hurricane??, hurricane michelle, hurricane season
hurricane michelle, hurricane season, papagallo: Hi there: No, Hurricane Michelle was 4 1/2 years ago, and we weren t hit by her really, just got a bit of stormy weather from her tailend. Cayman is doing fine, we weren t hit by any hurricanes this season and you re right, the season is over now. You will...

Cayman Islands: Weather?, long range weather, long range weather forecasting
long range weather, long range weather forecasting, tropical storm chris: Today s reports about TS Chris indicate that the system is degrading. Forecast track was holding norht of Cuba, so comparatively little influence would be expected on the sea state in Cayman. In a more general sense, typical summertime weather in Cayman...

Cayman Islands: Weddings and Honeymoons, high school teacher, unity candle
high school teacher, unity candle, hot weather: Hi there, Grand Old House is the most popular destination. In fact, my high school teacher is getting married there this Saturday haha. The beach is another popular spot that people get married - you can join up with an events organiser such as Celebrations...

Cayman Islands: Western Caribbean travel question, western caribbean cruise, ship cruise
western caribbean cruise, ship cruise, caribbean travel: Hi there: Briefly to answer you in simple terms: Christmas to Easter is the nicest time to visit Cayman. Coolest at Christmas but can be cloudy, sunniest without being stifling at Easter. As for cruise ship versus hotel stay, cruise lines will give...

Cayman Islands: Work in the Caymans, average wages, caymans
average wages, caymans, construction companies: Hi Jennifer: I m sorry, I really have no idea about average wages of different occupations on the island though construction is quite a big business there so there may be a demand. The only thing I can recommend is contacting individual construction companies...

Cayman Islands: Work Clothing on Grand Cayman, bright colours, light colors
bright colours, light colors, accounting firm: Hi Greg, All of the above! Bright colours are common, but so is black. If she buys skirts, make sure they re an appropriate length (ie around knee-length). Honestly, it s no different at all to anywhere else in the world. The offices in Cayman are kept...

Cayman Islands: Work Permit on a Cayman Yacht, cayman yacht, caymanian compass
cayman yacht, caymanian compass, boat crews: Charl I m sorry, but this is outside my level of expertise; I have no idea how work permits apply to boat crews. However, I would guess that if the boat is based and operates from Cayman, then your employer should be applying for a work permit for you...

Cayman Islands: Work Permit and Dependants, immigration law, gotocayman
immigration law, gotocayman, dependents: Craig Under immigration law dependents can only be spouses, offspring (and occasionally parents/grandparents). Your partner would need to apply for a job (and therefore a work permit) in her own right. As a visitor che could visit for 30 days, but could visit...

Cayman Islands: Work Permits, legal position, work permits
legal position, work permits, temporary work: Selina Sorry for the delay, but I ve been trying to check the legal position on this. It appears that regardless of whether your boyfriend is payed or not, he can only work if his employer has applied for a work permit. In this instance, he could probably...

Cayman Islands: Work Prospects, mba in finance, cayman net news
mba in finance, cayman net news, melting pot: Hi Ram, While I don t know what your chances are for obtaining work in the Cayman Islands I can tell you that over half the population is made up by expats Also, there is a huge melting pot of cultures and while India is a huge place, it won t take...

Cayman Islands: Work permit and leaving the island, immigration authorities, immigration law
immigration authorities, immigration law, strange situation: I ve checked with one of my contacts on the island. Their response was: Yes she will need to leave unless the one year is through. If the husbands permit was through she could reside until hers is approved however if she is just a visitor she will have...

Cayman Islands: Work permit, work permit application, patience is a virtue
work permit application, patience is a virtue, work permits: Hi there, I wouldn t worry about your application, for several reasons. The main one being that it doesn t take the board any longer to notify you of a failed application than it does of a successful, so it s not like you re hearing later because they refused...

Cayman Islands: Work Visa, medical test results, work visa
medical test results, work visa, necessary paperwork: Individuals cannot apply for a work visa. You must first seek out employment. Once a potential employer offers a position, they will provide you with the necessary paperwork. Upon submission of the application form, medical test results, and police...

Cayman Islands: Working in Caymans, proof of employment, license questions
proof of employment, license questions, work visa: Hi Leigh: Firstly, I do not believe you can apply for a work visa without a job. Your company will usually do the application for you and you have to have proof of employment in order to get the visa. You will need to enter on a tourist visa (I believe...

Cayman Islands: Working in cayman, immigration system, valid passport
immigration system, valid passport, canadian citizen: Hi Paul, Assuming (already making a mistake in answering your question... sorry!) you have already gained specific employment and your employer has sorted your work permit details the info will be in the Immigration system once you land. If this is...

Cayman Islands: Working on Grand Cayman, sara sara, extravagant lifestyle
sara sara, extravagant lifestyle, ritz carlton: Sara Given the expense of travelling there, it would probably best just to write to them so see what they have available (if anything). You have to be aware that an employer has to prove that there isn t a Caymanian that can fulfil the role (even with a little...

Cayman Islands: Working in Grand Cayman, caymanian compass, journalism work
caymanian compass, journalism work, cayman net news: Hi Danny: To answer your final question first, the average office job will give you 2 weeks paid holiday in Cayman. Some jobs may offer more, some less, and it of course depends on your position within the company. As your wife is a teacher, she will obviously...

Cayman Islands: Working Visa, temporary work visa, working visa
temporary work visa, working visa, canadian citizen: Hi Peggy, I m not exactly sure what you mean by I noticed several companies state must have working visa to apply . This is quite unusual - companies in Cayman are usually the ones to apply for and attain a working visa for the employee they have hired....

Cayman Islands: wages, master electrician, cayman islands yellow pages
master electrician, cayman islands yellow pages, info details: Hi Dennis, Unfortunately, I don t have the knowledge to answer the question: what are the wages for a master electrician on the islands. As a suggestion to help, you may want to contact Cable & Wireless and ask them to send you a phone book for the...

Cayman Islands: way of living in cayman, electricity bill, rush hours
electricity bill, rush hours, work clothes: For a studio-sized apartment you re probably looking at anywhere from $500 a month to $1200 a month CI. It seems like a large range but it really depends on where you re going to live. I would recommend getting a car just because walking is extremely hot and...

Cayman Islands: weather, caymans, weather page
caymans, weather page, gotocayman: Bunny At that time of year you are likely to encounter rain, but usually it will rain for (heavily) for a couple of hours but then be dry. Quite often by driving to another part of the island you can get out of the rain. May/June is low season, so is...

Cayman Islands: welcome, turtle stew, local dishes
turtle stew, local dishes, fried fish: Hi Monica, In reference to your question: Can I refer to yur country as being famous for conch salad. If not waht can I use. As a Caymanian, I am not familiar with the term: conch salad, we usually call it marinated conch. The Cayman Islands has...

Cayman Islands: work, documentation police, immigration section
documentation police, immigration section, resume references: Hi Chandelle, While there is always a need for medical support, unfortunately, this is not an easily answered one stop shop answer. We have 2 hospitals in Grand Cayman: The George Town Hospital-This is run by the government (Google HSA is the Cayman...

Cayman Islands: work experience, sticky wicket pub, bartending experience
sticky wicket pub, bartending experience, bartending training: Hi Brent, Thanks for your question and your compliments lol. You wouldn t need much training. If the worst happens, you will be started off in a smaller position and trained on the job. I wouldn t worry at all about your training level, just come on...

Cayman Islands: work permit & visa, ritz carlton hotel, indonesian citizen
ritz carlton hotel, indonesian citizen, jakarta indonesia: Hi Ucog, To get specific details on immigration and required visas I would suggest visiting www.gov.ky and click on Immigration. Also, contact the HR dept. at the Ritz Carlton as they should also be able to guide you through the process. Thanks,...

Cayman Islands: work permit, letter of employment, police record
letter of employment, police record, necessary documents: I m afraid I m unable to send you an actual copy of a work permit. I am a bit confused by what you mean with regards to information needed for a work permit...the main thing is you need a job. Work permits can only be applied for once employment has been secured....

Cayman Islands: work, sighned, work visa
sighned, work visa, caymans: Hi there, Firstly, you cannot work in the Cayman Islands if you are any nationality other than Caymanian without a work permit - and by your signature I m guessing you re a Canadian :-). You can only apply for a work permit once you have a job and usually...

Cayman Islands: working in Cayman Island, immigration details, work opportunities
immigration details, work opportunities, work permit: Hi Alba, Visit www.gov.ky for Immigration details. You should be able to come on a vacation and use that opportunity to look for work. Although if you find work and the work permit is being processed you can not be on island while that happens (the work...

Cayman Islands: working in the cayman islands, working in the cayman islands, work permit application
working in the cayman islands, work permit application, google: Hi there, I receive this question a lot and unfortunately my advice is pretty generic, but obviously a lot of people desire working in the Cayman Islands! Especially Canadians...! Firstly, you have to have a job before you can apply for a work permit (which...

Cayman Islands: working permition proces, temporary work permit, work permit application
temporary work permit, work permit application, visa applications: Misko Not sure I undrestand your question. Visa applications are normally dealt with through a British Consulate or High Commission - see http://www.caymanislands.ky/tour_guide/entry_requirements.asp. Not sure how long they take to process requests. Work...

Cayman Islands: working visa inquiry, immigration papers, visa inquiry
immigration papers, visa inquiry, work visas: The procedure you are describing is quite normal for obtaining work in the Cayman Islands. Normally employees are responsible for paying their own expenses. An employer must solicit the work visa on your behalf and they alone are responsible for paying...

Cayman Islands: Yacht transit facilities, dockage space, electric hookups
dockage space, electric hookups, electric hookup: Many islands of the eastern Caribbean are well known centers of yachting. The western Caribbean does not have the same network of extensive yachting resources. Typical berths in the local working marinas cater to smaller vessels. The small dockage at...

Cayman Islands: yachting/guides, water hook ups, e mail address
water hook ups, e mail address, boat slipway: Roddy I d sugest contacting some of the boat dealers (see the links at http://www.gotocayman.com/gcmbusa.htm) and the Cayman Islands Yacht Club (PO Box 30985, SMB, Grand Cayman, BWI; 345-945-4322, they don t appear to have a web site or e-mail address)...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 2 cd roms, drive settings, hi mike
drive settings, hi mike, optical drives: Hi Mike, two possibilities. One, you have got conflicting drive settings, or else the two optical drives are incompatible. Most likely is that the drives are mis-set. You haven t said how you have set up these drives, I assume that you have the 2 hard drives...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 2 strange questions., cmi8738 c3dx pci audio device, ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller
cmi8738 c3dx pci audio device, ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller, texas instruments ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller: Hi James, Why on earth have you got two sound cards? I suspect the Creative is a plug in and the other is on board, but I think that if you either remove one or turn off the other, you may well find that the drivers will then load correctly and the remaining...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Copying Audio CDs, media player icon, computer folder
media player icon, computer folder, relevant options: Hello Again Please try downloading the following music and video player that will play every type of media http://download.cnet.com/RealPlayer/3000-13632_4-10073040.html You will be given an option to associate your music files and types to this player...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: installed software with cd on my computer, invalid entries, photo printing
invalid entries, photo printing, registry entries: Hello Anthony Thanks for your question, I will try and resolve it for you. The error message that you are receiving is being caused by the fact that the program is trying to install, however it is reading a left-over registry entry that is telling the system...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: mini laptop/ external cd-rw drive, cd rw drive, cd drivers
cd rw drive, cd drivers, external cd: Hello Tori Very glad to help you out and thanks for posting your question. OK, Windows SHOULD have recognised the external drive when you inserted the usb connection into your laptop, I do not know what operating system you have but all are basically the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: problem reading/burning a CD, worst case scenario, blank cdr
worst case scenario, blank cdr, burning a cd: Hello Steen Thanks for your question, I will try to help you resolve it, however I need to know one thing first, is the blank CDr a new pack of disks that have been bought recently ?, as some writers do no like certain brands ( even expensive blank branded...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message, display driver igfx, instruction packets
display driver igfx, instruction packets, complicated game: Hello Brittany OK go to this link, insert your operating system Win 7, Vista,XP etc.and look for the graphics driver that you require for the Intel(r) 945 chipset http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Laptop+Chipsets&ProductProduct=Mobile+Intel%C2%AE+945+Express+Chipset+Family&ProdId=2300&LineId=1088&FamilyId=40...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, free support
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, free support

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, toshiba tablet pc, csd
toshiba tablet pc, csd, jsp: Hello Jen Thanks for your question , I will try and help you. Most problems surrounding replacing a new drive are either hardware or software based. I do not know which model of Toshiba Tablet you have, but if you visit the site below in the link, it is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 3 " Floppy disk, hi chris, jpg files
hi chris, jpg files, excellent software: Hi Chris, The shield can be epaired. and there is one excellent software called FLOPSHOW to recover files from damaged floppies. Try it and mail me. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Access to the specified device, path... is denied, microsoft antispyware beta, valid win32 application
microsoft antispyware beta, valid win32 application, exe is not a valid win32 application: You understand well! Malware will simply be re-installed ad nauseam until the package which is installing it into your system is got rid of. Since most of the time we have no idea which file(s) it is / they are, this is a difficult situation to cure. Format...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Aiwa XR-MN5 home stereo, electrical repair, home stereo
electrical repair, home stereo, reset button: Hi Kristie, I m sorry, but this is really for computer hardware not audio players. The only thing I could suggest is that maybe Aiwa still put a reset button on the back. There was one on my old Aiwa stack for use in cases like this. Failing that, I d suggest...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Audio CD recognition, cd rom drive, diagnostic checks
cd rom drive, diagnostic checks, hardware fault: Hi Neville, it s no problem, I have to update my website with the later version anyway. FIRST:- Back up all data files you want to keep onto CDRs!!! Windows has to be regularly replaced because, though XP is the best version of windows yet, it s still...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Audio from D and E Drives, windows volume control, asrock k7vm2
windows volume control, asrock k7vm2, motherboard problem: Hi Andrew, it sounds like you haven t turned on the AUX channel in the windows volume control panel. Double click the speaker icon in the system tray and make sure that you have enabled the AUX channel, and that the volume is right up, and that the channel...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: AutoRun, compact disc cd, microsoft windows registry
compact disc cd, microsoft windows registry, microsoft knowledge base: Hi David, The answer is.... How to Enable or Disable Automatically Running CD-ROMs Applies To This article was previously published under Q155217 IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Autorun, disk cleanup, pertinent updates
disk cleanup, pertinent updates, trouble with the computer: Hi Janice, I m afraid it sounds like your windows installation is just about whacked! Even XP, the successor to win2k, is still not very good at filing, and if you have a standard install with everything on one drive, as recommended by Micros**t, then I m...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Not able to read discs, time patrick, drive configurations
time patrick, drive configurations, blank disc: H Patrick, can you give me some details of your system, processor, amount of ram, hard drives, operating system version and drive configurations please. I can make no real assessment without some detailed knowledge of your system, and the more detail I have,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cannot access my 2nd hard drive!!!, dos compatibility mode, windows 98 second edition
dos compatibility mode, windows 98 second edition, dos utility: Hi Chris, it sounds as though this second drive is a large drive fitted to an elderly machine that couldn t really cope with the size of drive, so you had to use something like Drive Manager to install it, yes? That would explain why the drive is running in...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: activating CD drives, aptiva pc, 80gb hard drive
aptiva pc, 80gb hard drive, ibm aptiva: Hi Paul, Make a boot floppy in ur friends home using WIn 98 or Win ME. Boot using the floppy and the cd drives will be detected. U can install from the CD then Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: adaptec easy cd creator problem, cd creator platinum, easy cd creator platinum
cd creator platinum, easy cd creator platinum, easy cd creator: Hi Mike, I tremble to enquire as to where you aquired cd creator! Never mind, your problem is that the software doesn t have a driver for your drive. I would guess that the software is older than your drive, so it simply doesn t recognise it for what it is....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: adobe photo de luxe, fuji camera, adobe photo
fuji camera, adobe photo, windows xp home edition: Gordon: Check the information on the CD label or the accompanying documentation. It is likely the software you were using on Windows 98 is not compatible with XP HE, and that you will need to download an update (possibly from the camera company). j...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: asus cd-rw stopped working, hardware abstraction layer, award software inc
hardware abstraction layer, award software inc, eastern daylight time: Hi Dan, I m rather afraid that the laser in this drive has died. The life of the laser while dependant on a number of things, averages anything from 6 months to a couple of years, with 9 - 15 months being average. Mind you, the price of a new writer is now...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: audio cable, maximum power transfer theorem, maximum power transfer
maximum power transfer theorem, maximum power transfer, output impedance: Hi Shawn, I m afraid the answers to your questions are no, and no. You need some software to control the drive and the sound card, it doesn t need to be Windows Media player, but it needs to be something similar. I mafraid that only one input device can (or...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Backing up files using Nero, backing up files, burning cd
backing up files, burning cd, documents folder: Hi Keith, Yes that certainly does take more than one CDR, but I have a DVD-RW drive, (4.3Gb per disk), and by keeping my drive lean and mean, I can just squeeze it all on one disk. Even if I couldn t though, there s no problem, since Bootitng will span...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Backing up hard drive, external cd rw, western digital 80 gb
external cd rw, western digital 80 gb, google search: Hi Paul, you just found one of the major reasons for not buying XP Home. The LAW according to St Gates of Micros**t, says that being a home user, you obviously don t want to back up your software, so it doesn t install by default. It is I believe still on...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Beng DVD-RW (dw 1620) creates circles when burning, benq dvd rw drive, strange circles
benq dvd rw drive, strange circles, pioneer 104: Hi Nuno, it sounds to me as though your system is not keeping up with the drive s requirement for data, and the burnproof technology is kicking in to prevent buffer underruns. Circles forming on a pressed DVD can really only be caused by mechanical means....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Blank DVD+R 4X disc vs 8X, firmware update, risky procedure
firmware update, risky procedure, drive manufacturer: Hi Doug, Sorry for the delay, my hard drive died! Well this is different, it s usually the other way round. Ok, it SHOULD work alright this way round, but it might not work at the full speed of the drive, because the firmware will not recognise the disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting from the CD ROM, system bios, problem thanks
system bios, problem thanks, floppy disk: Hi Ofer, this very much depends on the system BIOS that you have, but why don t you just either remove or replace the broken drive? It s a simple enough task, about on a par with changing a plug on an appliance, and a replacement drive is these days about...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting from a CD-rom, cdrom drive, data cd
cdrom drive, data cd, cd drive: Hi Richard, Before committing myself to say that your hardware is faulty can you tell me which type of data cd s have you tried in your cd drive. Are they OEM cd s or are they cd s that have been written by cd writer? Some drives will not boot from written...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting From Optical SATA Drive, plextor 716a, mr bonner
plextor 716a, mr bonner, nasty holes: Hi, good question, please let me know when you find out, but why are you bothering with a SATA optial drive when P-ATA is faster than the optical hardware can cope with at present? As you may be aware, these drives are spinning so fast now, (up to 10,000rpm),...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: BURNED CD WON'T PLAY ON HOME STEREO, appropriate decompressor, memorex cd
appropriate decompressor, memorex cd, windows me operating system: Hi Robert, I didn t even know that you could download music from Walmart, is that a specifically American institution? Doesn t matter though, what was the file type that you downloaded? This is denoted by the 3 letter extension after the dot in the filename,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burn an audio SACD, ape files, rar file
ape files, rar file, demo cd: Hi Nir, Quite frankly, I haven t a clue, I had to look up SACD to see what you were talking about. It looks very much to me as though Sony are just having another bash at hogging the market, and as is so often the case, they start shipping before there is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning CD, ripping cd, dma controller
ripping cd, dma controller, weird problem: try updating the drivers firmwire, ya thats a weird problem becuz it cant be your laser becuz it burns and plays dvds (which require more laser energy) uh if it s still under warranty send it out right away, if it isnt then i really can t help you and i am...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning CDs..., nero cd burner, burning cds
nero cd burner, burning cds, culprit: Hi Todd, Most unusual, I have always found Nero to be very reliable. First thing to check is to try another burn, but this time turn on data verification by ticking the box in the lower left corner of the burn screen. You could also try doing a simulation...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning a cd, midi music, midi files
midi music, midi files, burning a cd: Hi Doris, I m afraid that CD players cannot play midi files. These files are simply control information for a synthesiser, hence media player can play them using the synthesiser built into your sound card. To play these tunes on a CD player, you need to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: backup to DVD, nero burning rom, character filenames
nero burning rom, character filenames, filing system: Hi Liz, I have seen Nero for sale in a number of places from around 8 ($15), or you might try their site on line, Ahead software. Joliette is a subset of the ISO9660 standard for writing CDs. It basically defines the limitations of the filing system so...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: beeping, lint free cloth, power on self test
lint free cloth, power on self test, ram failure: Hi Jii, My mistake, I knew it was small but it is compressed in a zip file to 32kb! This expands to a 1.79Mb iso file that you can burn to a CD. The 50.2kb file you have found is the linux version, if there was a 32k file at that location that s the one you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: bios rom checksum error, cmos memory, bios code
cmos memory, bios code, rom checksum error: Hi Tasos, If you short circuit the battery, there s a fairly good chance the battery will explode and you could lose a finger or two or maybe three! Not, if you ll pardon my saying so, the smartest thing to try. If you remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: bios rom checsum error, rom checksum error, bios chip
rom checksum error, bios chip, reading drive: Oh Dear!!! I m afraid that at this distance this sounds a little terminal! Don t however despair, it is impossible for me to know yet what board you have, or even exactly what problem you have at present. Did this proble start just out of the blue as it were,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cannot boot from cd, hard disk space, 64 mb ram
hard disk space, 64 mb ram, 40gb hard drive: Hi Deborah, it sounds very much as though the PC is just too old to run XP. To run XP at all, a PC needs to have a minimum 333Mhz cpu, 64 Mb RAM and 3Gb hard disk space. To be effectively useable as a PC. you need at least 750Mhz cpu, and preferably 2000Mhz...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: update BIOS, hardware abstraction layer, award software international
hardware abstraction layer, award software international, usb host controller: Hi,there is little point I m afraid, you only have USB1 hardware on the board. The USB2 card works fine, but only after windows has loaded and provided the drivers, so with your existing motherboard, you cannot get a bootable USB2 drive. This is not a function...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting from cd drive or usb drive, data cables, booting from cd
data cables, booting from cd, boot from cd: This site has a great tutorial for creating a bootable WinXP install CD. http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp Was this answer helpful? If you d like to make a donation paste the URL below into your browser and send your donation to dsfcom@bellsouth.net. Thanks...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting the computer, cmos settings, latter problem
cmos settings, latter problem, cmos setup: Hi Sharon, There are two possibilities, either the cmos battery is getting low, and her system has lost the correct settings for the drive, or there is a corrupt startup file on the disk. If it s the former, you can go into the cmos setup, (all good systems...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting from dvd, gigabyte ga, secondary slave
gigabyte ga, secondary slave, primary slave: thats weird. uh, if u already have xp installed theres a program that will let u create a bootdisk. if this ddoesnt help contact microsoft at microsoft.com and ask. it is not your dvd reader cuz if it is reading other disks it is the disk itself that is the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: buffer drops while burning, easy cd creator, rachel dean
easy cd creator, rachel dean, cd creator 5: Hi Dean, with about 79million video and audio codecs loading in the background, and only 96Nb of RAM, I don t really think you will have lots of resources available, even without programs running in the background. However this problem is more to do with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My burner won't burn., hp cd writer, power calibration error
hp cd writer, power calibration error, easy cd creator: Hi Scientific, Do u get POWER CALIBRATION ERROR on ur drive when u try to burn. Try Servicing ur drive and flashing it again with appropriate drivers. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning, windows virtual memory, free disk space
windows virtual memory, free disk space, core process: Hi J I need a bit more information than that I m afraid, like what burning software are you using, do you have multiple disk partitions, is your windows virtual memory file system managed or is it a fixed size, do you regularly defrag your drive(s), how much...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning a CD with multi media info also, photo bio, burning a cd
photo bio, burning a cd, band photo: Hi, Well, this would be a CD-Extra I guess, for audio with multimedia content as well. This is a not very much used and not very well understood blue book standard, I don t think it s very well supported by many PCs either, so it may well be better to find...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning a CD, surprise surprise, word number
surprise surprise, word number, burning a cd: Hi Ank, A very simple and succinct question! I just wish there was a simple answer, but there isn t I m afraid. There are many companies accross the world which are pouring money and resources into just this question, and despite all their best efforts...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning music to dvd, sony dru 530, quality mp3s
sony dru 530, quality mp3s, playback system: Hi Vince, how you do this is going to depend entirely on what you intend using to play the disks after makin them. You realise I hope, that you can t play DVDs in a CD player. In fact the only options open to you are either a DVD player or your computer,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning software for Sony CRX215E1, own software, nero 6
own software, nero 6, burning software: Hi Rich, How, or rather why, did you aquire one of these? Sony have discontinued this line since it was not exactly what you d call a smash hit! I don t know what software you have tried, but I would have thought that any version of Ahead s Nero beyond say...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning, soundtrax, wave editor
soundtrax, wave editor, default settings: Hi Sk, To do this you will need to split the file into individual tracks. I m not familiar with Musicmatch so I know nothing about it. What is the format of the file you have downloaded? If it s an MP3 file, you won t have too much trouble, load it into Nero...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Card Reader, system file checker, scannow
system file checker, scannow, quick reply: Hi Tom, good, without the xp install disk this wouldn t work. Go Start/Run and type cmd click OK. You should now see a command window. Type SFC /scannow and press Enter. After a few moments the system will request the install disk. The software will then examine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD, how to create a bootable cd, fat32 and ntfs
how to create a bootable cd, fat32 and ntfs, nero burning rom: Hi Robin, The simplest way is using Nero Burning Rom, select the Bootable CD option, and accept Nero s default bootable image option. This will load on DR Dos and will, (if you are using Nero 6.3.x.x), read both Fat32 and NTFS disk formats. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD audio playback, car cd players, audio playback
car cd players, audio playback, audio cds: Hi Ian, Provided the drives are in good condition, they will not scratch or wear out the disk, but many times careless use of a drive can scratch the disk. For example pressing eject before the disk has stopped spinning is a sure way to scratch your disk....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner, ye gods and little fishes, playback facility
ye gods and little fishes, playback facility, nero 5 5: Hi Eve, for my sins I do indeed reside in NE Scotland, though with the weather the way it is right now, I could wish it was anywhere else but. Right, the first problem you need to address is Nero itself. v5.5 was fine with XP as it first shipped, and even...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner Drive, cd support, device manager
cd support, device manager, master slave: Hi Lisa, Well, first check in the device manager to see if it is there. Second create a rescue disk from within windows, and boot on it with CD support. If both tests show the drive as being there and useable, no problem, if either or both fail, then you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner, hp cd writer, easy cd creator
hp cd writer, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum: Hi, I m fairly sure that you tried to update the drive s bios, but what you actually did I haven t a clue! To be quite honest, resolving this problem is going to need hands-on diagnosis just to find out what the problem is. Anything I could suggest from this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum
easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum, easy cd creator 5 platinum: Hi Marvin, I know this sounds like a cop out, but I don t think I can. That particular software is plain incompatible with the XP that I m running. I have never therefore used that particular software. I have tried dvd Creator 6, but I didn t like it at all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, cd writing programs, nero burning rom
cd writing programs, nero burning rom, incompatibility problem: Hi Eric, I rather think you may be flogging a dead horse with this one. While Win98 SE will actually see USB ports, it doesn t support USB2, and USB1 would be too slow to support CD writing, so that may be related to the problem. It is also very possible...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, calibration area, roxio software
calibration area, roxio software, soap opera: Hi Dave, You feel about Nero like most folks feel about EZ CD! I actually started with Roxio and EZ CDlong before it was called that, and was forced to change when XP came along. Because XP uses Roxio code for it s built in packet writing, there were some...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problem, program crash, faulty drive
program crash, faulty drive, best buy: Hi Stephanie, I m afraid it does sound like a faulty drive. Have you tried a simulated burn? This is a useful diagnostic built into Nero which will not waste a disk while you try various different options, and generally speaking will simulate precisely what...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problem, nero burner software, change occured
nero burner software, change occured, interface problem: Hi Al, Nero is hanging while looking for your drive. Now either your drive is shot and not responding, or windows is shot and hiding the drive, take your pick, it s better than 90% sure that one or the other is your problem. Is your drive a SCSII or and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problems, cd burner problems, cd rw drives
cd burner problems, cd rw drives, hardware failure: Hi Tom, the problem basically, is that your drive is too old to recognise the new high speed RW discs. RW technology has moved on apace, and the discs are quite different to what they were. You should still be able to use CDRs however, but CD-RWs, for them...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner will not read CD, wire cables, cd burning software
wire cables, cd burning software, faulty drive: Hi Kevin, This does not make any sense whatever. If the original drive is working OK, then the system must also be working OK, therefore if the burner didn t work it has to be a problem with the burner as you surmised. But you say you bought a new drive and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, disk option, direcory
disk option, direcory, jpg file: Hi Moein, Welcome to the club! At a guess I d say that just about all of us have made this error at least once. When adding more files to a CD with some already on it, you MUST import the prior session. You must also pick the continue multisession disk option....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning with Nero, nero express, third group
nero express, third group, first computer: HI Thake, The pblm is u have used a different session to burn it all 3 times. When u try to burn a multi-session disc, nERO will ask which session to continue or create a new session. So u have created a new session every time .thats only the files...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning...settings., hp cd writer, hp cd writer 8200 series
hp cd writer, hp cd writer 8200 series, mr bonner: Hi, to answer the last first, neither have I, but as with any other audio equipment, it s the subjective results that matter. If it sounds good, then you got a good deal even if you paid ten times what you did, and if it sounds like rubbish, then it is rubbish...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning, aluminium foil, agc circuit
aluminium foil, agc circuit, sony player: Hi Alan, I doubt very much whether you will find any recordable disks that will play in that old a player. Most players of that era were never designed to read any discs other than pressed disks which used aluminium foil as the reflective medium. Most recordable...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and CD-R Drive doesn't Pick UP Blank CD-R, cd writer plus 7200 series, hewlitt packard
cd writer plus 7200 series, hewlitt packard, unformatted disk: Hi, does the drive pick up on recorded CDRs? and does it read and write CDRs OK? I get the feeling that this is more a windows 2000 problem than a CD drive problem, I suspect that Win2k just isn t seeing the drive as a writer, when you insert an unformatted...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: About CD and CDRw DVD Player Hard Drive, drive icon, drive c
drive icon, drive c, cd drive: Hi, so far as I can see from what you have said, you still have your hard drive (C:), it s only the CD that s gone missing. Is this a Thinkpad? or have IBM slipped in a new model that I missed? Whichever, I m guessing that this is a notebook machine, so you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD COPIES FILES IN "READ-ONLY", samsung cdrw, bobby right
samsung cdrw, bobby right, dell optiplex: Hi Bobby, Right, to put a shortcut to your drive on the desktop, right click on the desktop and select new/shortcut from the popup menu, browse to the cd drive and highlight it, then click OK, then next, then adjust the name you want displayed and finally...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD is not being Configured, frequent intervals, chkdsk
frequent intervals, chkdsk, windows drivers: Hi Pravin, Easy answer, not so easy cure. I feel certain that you have just one large disk in your system, that is I m afraid a sure recipe for this kind of problem and many other too. Take a look at the FAQs and Hints and Tips on my website at http://www.hillviewcomputers.com...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD causes reboot, compatability problems, jumper settings
compatability problems, jumper settings, radeon 9200se: Hi Catalina, I m afraid you haven t given me enough detail to be very specific. Are you absolutely certain that you have got all the select jumpers on all drives set correctly? It sounds very much like two or more of the optical drives are conflicting, and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, adelaide south australia, cd laser
adelaide south australia, cd laser, blank disks: Hi Rod, from what you say, I d say that the CD laser has died. You may find that the drive will still read DVDs, since that uses a separate laser, but I m 99% sure the CD laser is gone. The only cure is a new drive, expensive as that is for a laptop, the cost...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, cd drive, new cd
cd drive, new cd, emil: Hi Emil, is this with a CD in the drive or without? If it s with, I d suspect that maybe the laser has packed up, if without it s more likely that the drive s electronics have packed up. Either way, it s not worth bothering with, a new CD-Rom is currently...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Drive, drive manufacturer, cd drive
drive manufacturer, cd drive, disaster: Hi Alex, yes, buy a new one, the laser has expired, or at least is so far gone that it can t read anymore. With most CD drives this state is reached between 6 and 18 months after installation depending on local conditions and usage.Still, at under 10 ($18)...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Drive, control circuitry, samsung cd
control circuitry, samsung cd, software fault: Hi Siddharth, First let me point out that with a brand new CD drive available for under 10, these drives are not repairable, you could buy 2 or 3 drives for the cost of repairing one, even if you could find someone to attempt such a repair. Second, it sounds...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive stopped working, first impressions, aopen cd
first impressions, aopen cd, cdrw drive: Hi Brett, Users first impressions are usually correct! The experts will go through reason and rhyme explaining the ins and outs only to prove what you first thought! After checking the obvious things such as enabling auto insert, I would suggest giving...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive and USB Not Working, win98 boot disk, flash memory cards
win98 boot disk, flash memory cards, ecs motherboard: Hi Kevin, There are a number of possibilities for these abnormalities. The main possibilities are motherboard, Bios, or OS (Windows). I assume that you have probably investigated the latter thoroughly since it was the most obvious and easiest to test. (Just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, worst case scenario, speed drive
worst case scenario, speed drive, cd drive: Hi Bebe, Theoretically it shouldn t, though some systems may suffer from bootup problems with a disk in the drive. In practice however, the centre of the disk is subjected to a certain amount of stress by the hub, and in a worst case scenario, in a high...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drives; one too many?, nero burning rom, cd rom driver
nero burning rom, cd rom driver, virtual drives: Hi Jordan, First, I don t think you have a problem other than the fact that you don t know about virtual drives. I suspect that you have either got Alcohol 120% or Ahead s Nero Burning Rom installed on your machine. Either of these programs can install a virtual...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drives, windows xp prof, internal hardware
windows xp prof, internal hardware, drawer front: Hi Peter, Can I first clarify the error messae, does it say the drive is inaccessible or that the disk is inaccessible? If you put a disk in the drive and try to open it in explorer, does the drive light come on at all, or do you just get an instant error...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, cdr and dvdr, dvdr disks
cdr and dvdr, dvdr disks, new dell: Hi Bob, I m afraid I don t know of any way to turn off the ability of these drives to play CDs but leave the DVD intact, I really doubt that there is any such way. I feel that it is much more likely that the CD laser has failed or the circuitry that determines...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, norton security, cmos setup
norton security, cmos setup, device id: Hi Virgie, I m afraid I need a bit more information than that.Is this a desktop system or a laptop? Is it Win XP or Win2000? Is the drive in my computer, or the device manager or the Cmos setup??? Please give me some information to work with and I ll do my...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, drive caddy, defective drive
drive caddy, defective drive, usb ii: Hi Joan, Yes you can, but unless this is a laptop, it would be cheaper and better to just replace the defective drive that s in the system already. A DVD-RW drive which also writes CDs should be available to you for around 25-30 ($38-$45), and is pretty...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Burner Problem, e machine, blank disc
e machine, blank disc, usa prices: Hi Heather, Ok, getting an e-machine was perhaps not the best decision you ever made, but for an e-machine system, this one has done not too badly. First may I enquire if you number any smokers in your family? Being an ex-smoker myself, I have no axe to grind...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Burner, udma cables, ribbon cables
udma cables, ribbon cables, conectors: Hi Jerry, this is easy to sort out if you remember a few simple rules. You have (I assume) 2 ribbon cables, each with 3 connectors. If you compare the 2 cables, do they both look the same, or does one look as though it has twice as many conductors as the other?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Drivers, stable machine, dirvers
stable machine, dirvers, variable size: Hi Neal, there are no separate drivers for optical drives in any flavour of windows, the files required are an integral part of windows, and the best way to restore them would be a repair install of windows. If you have a standard windows install, ie. all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD DVD drive, cd rom drives, cd rom drive
cd rom drives, cd rom drive, dvd drive: Hi Betsy, If I understand you right, you have a CD-Rom and a DVD-rw, and either will play CDs, but the DVD-Rw drive won t read DVDs anymore. CD-Rom drives of course, will not read DVDs anyway, they were never intended to, and if the DVD-Rw only reads and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD drives not in My Computer, software compatability, fat32 or ntfs
software compatability, fat32 or ntfs, hard disk drive: Hi Chester, As evil as HP are, I don t think that even they would try anything quite that raw. No, scrub that, they probably would if they had thought of it, but I don t think that that s the problem. Correct me if I m wrong, but I think your system has just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD drives fault, mt1316 bdv212b, mail
mt1316 bdv212b, mail, hardware problem: Hi Paul, glad I don t shop where you do!!! A Liteon 52x32x52x Internal Ide Cd-rw Oem drive is 15.91 inc VAT from Ebuyer.co.uk and an Artec 16x48 IDE DVD-ROM Internal IDE OEM drive is 11.99 inc VAT, that s 27.90 for the two, even with 5.00 p&p that s far...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD drives not working, cd drive, edwina
cd drive, edwina, dvd drive: Hi Edwin, There must 2 cables in ur CPU. So if one f them connects ur hard drives , other one must be free. So the other cable will have 2 seperate plugs to fix up ur cd drives. so connect them to it and mail me. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD icons missing, cd recording software, easy cd creator
cd recording software, easy cd creator, easy cd creator 6: Hi Arnie, Follow these steps, Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). 2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 3. On the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD problems, video dvds, recovery disc
video dvds, recovery disc, dual laser: Hi Tony, Oh dear another restore disk screw up! If I had a penny for every time a restore disk didn t work properly, I could have retired years ago. When will people realise these things are a really useless way for the manufacturers to save money? Never...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD-ROM gone missing, sony vaio notebook, loose cables
sony vaio notebook, loose cables, notebook processors: Hi Dan, Oh dear, this is where you discover why I don t like notebook computers. Basically, they are over-priced, under-performing, under-engineered and absolutely awful! Right, got that off my chest, again! So, over-priced, well I m selling 3.5Ghz 64bit...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD DVD ROMS, dvd rom drives, exis
dvd rom drives, exis, disk management: Hi Draya, OK, well it would give a better result if you can do so since you could limit the size of the C drive to about 15,000Mb which is probably 3 times what you need, and you can then use the disk management tool to set up the rest of the free space any...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Rom freeze-up, samsung cdrw, drive settings
samsung cdrw, drive settings, logical reason: Hi Jim, I have no logical reason for this other than experience, but why don t you try this without the Samsung drive. I have found in the past that Samsung DVD drives can prove fatal to Pioneer DVD-RW drives. There seems to be something not quite standard...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Rom not recognized by W-XP., cd rewrite, exclaimation mark
cd rewrite, exclaimation mark, interface problem: Hi Mark, Let me see if I have this straight. You have a PC with a CD or DVD drive plus a CD-RW drive, 2 hard drives, or maybe,(it doesn t really matter), 1 physical drive partitioned into 2 logical drives, and a removeable disc which is maybe a digital camera...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD rom issues, amd athlon 64, dvd rom drives
amd athlon 64, dvd rom drives, defrag: Hi Rachel, First, DMA (Direct Memory Access), is a method of reading and writing a disk drive without using processor time, unlike the older PIO (Programmed Input / Output), where the system cpu had to do all the work. That means that the cpu has only half...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Writer Problems, hp dvd writer, epson r200
hp dvd writer, epson r200, hp dvd writer 300n: Hi Doug, 1. Yes, quite right. 2. This is the speed that the disk can be written at, and is the number of times the normal playback speed for a DVD. 3. Unlikely. Even though your drive should write them at only 4X, they shoulld at least read provided...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, writer software, system cd
writer software, system cd, writing software: Hi Denny, Exactly what drive is it that you can t write to? If it s an ordinary CD/DVD drive you wouldn t be able to write to it since it is not a writer. If on the other hand it s a CD-RW/DVD combination drive, then re-installing the writer software may...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD is not detected, cd rom drive, windows xp cd
cd rom drive, windows xp cd, faulty drive: Hi Sravani, It sounds as though your CD s laser has packed up, though there is a small possibility that it could be a windows problem. To find out, try booting the system on the windows XP Cd-Rom, if it boots OK, then it is a windows problem, so continue...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD not detected, hp pavillion, pop ups
hp pavillion, pop ups, hi bob: Hi Bob, One other thing occurs to me. There have been several updates to the CD burning routines in XP. It s imperative that you keep windows as up to date as possible to keep it functional and virus free. Glad you got rid of the pop-ups anyway, Regards...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, cd rom drive, nero burning rom
cd rom drive, nero burning rom, application recovery: Hi Perry, You have just come up against the major problem in the world of computers today. Manufacturers love restore disks. They are close to idiot proof when used to restore your PC to it s original condition, so the maker can get rid of his tech support...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not detected, necessary thanks, cd drive
necessary thanks, cd drive, desktop machine: Hi Melissa, I need more info. Is this a laptop or a desktop machine? Is the CD drive appearing in My Computer or the Device Manager? If not, is there a problem in Device Manager with the IDE controller? How old is the drive? Has anyone been inside the machine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive problems, disk surface, d drive
disk surface, d drive, comba: Hi Roy, do I take it that the drive is a CD-RW/DVD combo drive, and that you are using CD-RW disks or maybe CDR disks to store data files at regular intervals? First and foremost, I have to tell you that CD-RW disks have a limited life. Because of the fine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not responding, compaq presario, dual laser
compaq presario, dual laser, cd laser: Hi Norman, I very much doubt that there is anything wrong with your drive, the fault therefore lies with the windows installation. Being a Compaq, I suppose it has just been set up with just the one hard disk, and knowing just how bad windows is at using...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, usb memory stick, indeterminate results
usb memory stick, indeterminate results, ribbon cable: Hi Gwen, A USB memory stick will just about work with 98SE it being the earliest OS that supports USB at all, but make sure you don t get a USB2 device, 98 does not and never will support USB2. A thought occurs to me, it is possible that you had the master/slave/cable...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drives e and f disappeared after MS security Update install, amd chip, stock hardware
amd chip, stock hardware, amd processor: Hi, I can t really help you with this one. It s not really a CD drive problem, rather just another shortcoming of windows 98. As such there may well be a recognised fix for it, but so far as I m concerned, the only realistic fix is to retire win98 and upgrade...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drives and other probs, hard disk controllers, memory resident program
hard disk controllers, memory resident program, bus master ide: Hi, I think you have at least two problems here. First and foremost, the CD drive is probably dead.I suspect the laser has died, and they are now so cheap that replacement is the only economic option. Problem two is that your windows installation is equally...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Motor, doozey, moters
doozey, moters, science fair project: Hi Rodrigo, You really picked a doozey with that one!! CD drive moters are a specialised piece of kit, not just a motor. Because of the way CD audio works, and the construction and physical format of a CD, the drive motor has to be very closely controlled...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R, 512 mb ram, windows xp home edition
512 mb ram, windows xp home edition, burning cds: Adam, I have a trick that may work for you. Try this: 1. Open My Computer 2. Right click on your CD-R drive 3. Click Properties 4. Click the Recording tab 5. Make sure Enable CD recording on this drive has a check by it 6. Click OK Let me know...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R Audio, audio cd recorder, distribution industry
audio cd recorder, distribution industry, cdrs: Hi Trond, How right you are! You nailed it in one. There is a very slight difference, as you may or may not be aware, there is a small header with disk information at the start of all disks. A part of that header is a disk descriptor byte, and normally this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/R, CD/RW, Floppy recognized- dont' work, dell dimension 4600, intel controller
dell dimension 4600, intel controller, right click menu: Hi Charles, If you have internet access, which obviously you do, I would suggest you try ebuyer.com the postage may be fierce, but the component prices are right. They are my main suppliers for my shop. It costs nothing to open an account, and requires little...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R problems, two thoughts, windows media player
two thoughts, windows media player, rough edges: Hi Chad, Two thoughts actually. First it could be the laser in it s early stages of failure, or it could easily be windows in the first throes of collapse. (That s why I keep dabbling with Linux, in many ways it s far superior to windows, unfortunately...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD R/W speed on 2 CD drives, incorrect firmware, speed numbers
incorrect firmware, speed numbers, wotsit: Hi Bob, don t worry about making a mistake, we all do that when learning something new. The true test is the ability to learn from those mistakes. It would be nice to think we could learn from other people s mistakes, but no, we just go our own sweet ways...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R, fuji digital camera, cd burning software
fuji digital camera, cd burning software, session mode: Hi Phil, basically you can, in most circumstances, but there are cases where the disc can only be used in single session mode, such as audio discs. To write to a disc more than once, (multi-session), you must NOT close the disc after writing. You must close...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Re-WRITEABLES, don crosby, drive address
don crosby, drive address, meadia: Hi Don Crosby Jr, First wht u have got is blank CDR (Memorex). U can only write once in them, u can t erase and write it again. The steps u should follow are just., a) Insert blank cd into drive. b) Start Nero, and select Data cd if u want to write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Read only, pioneer dvd writer, microsoft office 2000
pioneer dvd writer, microsoft office 2000, using microsoft office 2000: Hi there, I m afraid that s all you re going to get as well! CD-ROM is the name of the drive, that stands for Compact Disk - Read Only Memory. OK, we now have the ability to write to some CDRs and even to erase and use again CD-RW disks, but the standard was...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, acer cd, pavilion 6330
acer cd, pavilion 6330, data cables: Hi JR, First thing to try is open case unplug power and data cables from CD. Switch on and boot up system, should now show no CD drive. Shut down and reconnect drive. Power up and CD drive should be back and shown normally. If the message .....is not accessible...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, hp pavilion pc, cd rom drive
hp pavilion pc, cd rom drive, plastic pin: Hi Natalie, OK, the problem you have, is that the drive is trying, without success, to read the disk. Windows won t let up until either it reads the disk or the system times out, and there really is no way to find out what the time out is set to. As you have...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD - ROM, scsi and raid controllers, system information tool
scsi and raid controllers, system information tool, small computer system: Hi Ahmed, No, I m afraid that in this case there is definitely more information needed. You need to run the system information tool and export the report as a text file, then copy and paste it into an email to me. SCSII is an acronym for Small Computer System...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, double click, cdrom
double click, cdrom, cd rom: By saying displaying the cdrom on the screen you mean run the cd so it play this is the way it works. Put the cd in the tray sometimes if you wait a minute it will auto run and automatically play if it does not go into my computer and double click on the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, compaq 5240, software conflicts
compaq 5240, software conflicts, virus issues: Hi Alan, Glad you re happy with the service, and thanks for the offer, but since I reside in NE Scotland in the UK, I doubt I ll ever be in Vegas. There is however, on reflection, one thing that you could possibly do for me if you wouldn t mind, but please...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, cd rom drive, sundry bits
cd rom drive, sundry bits, mscd001: Hi Ruben, Since this is 98, you need a boot floppy disk, or Win98 Rescue Disk. I seem to recall that you can create one from a tab in the Add/Remove programs item in the control panel. Boot the machine on this floppy disk and select the with CD-Rom option....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, burn cd, windows cd
burn cd, windows cd, cd drive: Hi Taub, As you probably realise, the technology of a CDR is quite different from that of a pressed CD. This makes the CDR rather more difficult to read than a pressed CD, and as the drives laser weakens at the end of it s life, it first stops recognising...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, autorun feature, cd drive
autorun feature, cd drive, coms: Hi John, well, is the CD drive working? If so you probably have the autorun feature turned off. How you turn that on varies greatly according to what version of windows you have. If you need further assistance with that let me know what version of windows...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM not seen, dell gx 270, hard disk controllers
dell gx 270, hard disk controllers, cd rom drive: Hi Jacquelyn, Well, there s not much to go on, but it is probably a hardware problem with the IDE port rather than the drive itself. When in the Device Manager, did you notice if there were any faults noted with the hard disk controllers (IDE Controllers)?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM CD, audio cd recorders, finger marks
audio cd recorders, finger marks, cdrs: Hi Don, The only differences between ordinary CDRs and Digital Audio CDRs are the price and one marker bit in the disk header to stop you using ordinary (and far cheaper), disks in stand-alone audio CD-recorders, sort of an unofficial tax for the benefit...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM DRIVE, dollars to donuts, cd rom drive
dollars to donuts, cd rom drive, cd drive: Hi Harry, dollars to donuts, it s the laser. It s given up the ghost, they tend to last anywhere from 6 to 18 months and then pack up. You may find that the drive will be able to read a few pressed (commercial) disks, but no, (or extremely few) CDRs. The cure,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD-ROM Drive Door is not opening, cd rom drive, drive failure
cd rom drive, drive failure, mechanical failure: Hi Muhammad, There are a number of reasons why the door of your drive may not open, they are as follows:- Power disconnected at rear of drive. IDE disconnected at back of drive. Failure of laser means drive cannot read disk, windows will lock drive until...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM Driver, setup boot disk, small computer system interface
setup boot disk, small computer system interface, computer system interface: Hi Kon, SCSII is an acronym for Small Computer System Interface, and is simply a method of connecting a device to a computer. Most computers at the present time use either IDE or SATA interfaces, both of which are much simpler than SCSII and as fast, the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM AND DVD-RW DRIVES, dos boot disk, secondary ide port
dos boot disk, secondary ide port, system boots: Hi Harold, Hmmm! A little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing can t it? Well, without more information it becomes very difficult to know where to start, but I ll try. First, get your brother-in-law to create a Win98 Rescue disk if he hasn t already, then...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM not detected, pci bus master, intel 82371ab
pci bus master, intel 82371ab, creative ct4810: The easiest way for you to fix this problem is to simply re-install win98 right on top of the existing installation, it will then correct the problem itself. Since you can t see the CD drive from within windows, you will need to boot on a win9 rescue disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM disk drive unable to access, microsoft office xp professional, microsoft office xp
microsoft office xp professional, microsoft office xp, office xp professional: Hi Maivor, Do I assume that you have Windows XP? No matter, you are I think, trying to back up your Quicken data direct from Quicken to a CDR. CDRs are not native to windows, and programs cannot just write to a CDR without some other piece of software to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM drive not responding, cd rom drive, strange colors
cd rom drive, strange colors, card modem: Hi Melanie, This sounds like your system could do with a fresh start. If you are sure you have all the relevant software drivers, graphics card, sound card, modem & an operating system cd. Then I would suggest you re-format and install your operating system....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM drives lost, bus master ide, cd rom drive
bus master ide, cd rom drive, pool data: Hi August, The reason this has happened is because the DMPI pool data has detected that these drives are no longer available and has removed them from the hardware database within windows. Connect one CDROM device as a primary slave on the primary IDE channel...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM & HD headache, microsoft xp professional, foolish question
microsoft xp professional, foolish question, computer boot: Hi Mark, Ok, since we know the disk is bootable, the question remains, why won t it boot? There are one or two possible reasons for this behaviour. First it could be just a connection problem, some system bioses won t boot off a drive that isn t a master,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM will not identify or Auto Play, memory change, adding memory
memory change, adding memory, drive cable: Hi Arnold, de nada mate, it s quite fun really. Check to see if the drive is stll visible in the device manager. I suspect that while installing the memory, you have inadvertantly disturbed one of the CD drive cable s connections. In which case, gently reconnecting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM PROBLEM, cd rom problem, sure what version
cd rom problem, sure what version, correct applications: Kris, Can I assume that you have the correct applications installed on your system to open the files on the CD? If so the other possibility is that the CD was not finalised and is only readable in the drive type that it was written on. Rgds Dav...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM problem, cd rom problem, nec dv 5800a
cd rom problem, nec dv 5800a, nec nr 7800a: Hi JoAnn, Well, since that checks out OK, I guess a new drive in your system would be a quick way to find out. Normally speaking, CD-RW and DVD drives will last 12-18 months without too many problems. It can be more or less depending on useage and operating...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM problem, cd rom problem, cd rom drive
cd rom problem, cd rom drive, correct speed: Hi Oscar, Most CD s will become hot whilest in use, however if your drive gets that hot that it will no longer read cd s it would seem to point to a drive problem. If it is just the drive and not the whole system overheating this is not a major problem....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM reading error, atapi cd rom, cd rom 32x
atapi cd rom, cd rom 32x, check ur: hi Lisa, First is it a CDROM or CD Writer. If it s a cd writer thgen Acer has some pblms. Check ur power supply and processr fans. check ur cables. If these doesn t work out , check the drive. regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM and SP-2 problem, hp cd writer, computer cd rom
hp cd writer, computer cd rom, easy cd creator: Just by reading your e-mails to microsoft and the items you have tried I dont think it is a software issue, but it still possible could be. When you update windows sometimes the drivers for the device can become corrupted. now you said you ran a driver update...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM spin speed, maximum spindle speed, cd rom drive
maximum spindle speed, cd rom drive, speed changes: You are correct. The maximum spindle speed of a 52x CD-ROM is 26,000rpm. However, that is normally only when data is being read from the inner tracks and the drive will slow down to re-read data that is impaired by scratches and/or dust etc. Drives rarely...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM support, pcchips motherboard, cd rom drive
pcchips motherboard, cd rom drive, windows 98 boot: Hi Julian, Yes it is quite possible that the motherboard is causing all your problems! In fact I d guess that it s most probable. Question. Why are you still battling with this antique when you can get a new PcChips motherboard and a duron processor for under...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM is not working, win98 boot disk, physical degradation
win98 boot disk, physical degradation, cd rom drive: Hi Nilesh, The fact that windows is seeing the drive correctly indicates that it is correctly installed, and the fact that the drive recognises that a CD is present indicates that the drive is at least partially working, but the fact that it won t read...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, economic option, negligible number
economic option, negligible number, cd drive: Hi Greg, you are the sceond person to have written to me with this problem. I guess with all the millions of drives out there, that amounts to a negligible number really. With a new drive now costing under 10 for a basic CD drive, and under 25 for a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RoM Drive, hp web, d drive
hp web, d drive, cd drive: Hi Rose, do I take it that you cannot see the CD drive in my computer or windows explorer? Or can you see the drive but not any disk which is put in it? If the former, then there is a physical problem with the drive or it s connection, if the latter it will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, search results window, search settings
search results window, search settings, select properties: Hi Emil, Go to windows explorer, right click on the CD icon, select properties, click on the Autorun tab. You can then set the default action for any specific type of CD inserted. If this is all set correctly and it still misfunctions, it is likely that windows...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom, cheap as chips, silly question
cheap as chips, silly question, dvd drive: Hi Bobby, Silly question maybe, but you did check to see whether the games disks were CDs and not DVDs didn t you? These days games are getting so big it makes more sense to release them on DVDs, so it s worth checking. If that s the problem, just fit a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom burner, home ed, windows xp home
home ed, windows xp home, firmware update: Check with the manufacture to see if there is a firmware update for the drive. also get the latest updates for the software you are using. If all this fails go into the device manager and remove the device from the dvd/cdrom drives catagory and reboot the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, CD-W/ IDE buses, etc., scsi host adapters, second hand cd
scsi host adapters, second hand cd, bert bell: Hi Bert, Hope you are well. Ok yes the technician has installed SCSI drivers most likely to use a high speed drive to partition your hard drive. Can I assume that you did not get a CD with WinXP after the technician had finished?? Unless you are using...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom Drivers, cd rom drivers, scsii
cd rom drivers, scsii, start up disk: Hi Adeel, The question arises, whether you have a full win98 rescue disk or just a disk formatted under win98. If it s a proper rescue disk, it will give you the option to boot with CD support, which same will support better than 95% of all CD roms, whether...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom Drives, hard disk controllers, streets and maps
hard disk controllers, streets and maps, walt disney world: Hi Ron, if the drives are coming and going like that, it s almost certainly not a simple hardware problem. Since it involves both drives it is not a drive problem per se, and is probably temperature related, failing as the system warms up. That more or less...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom and DVD Rom Trouble, dell dimension 4600, dimension 4600
dell dimension 4600, dimension 4600, dell dimension: Kerry, Hi, I hope I can be of help. I will work with you till we get this fixed. It is possible when you moved the computer that a cable on the inside came loose. Try this: 1. Open your case. 2. Make sure that all the cables are firmly still plugged...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom drive = Hard Drive error, caldera dr dos, floppy disk version
caldera dr dos, floppy disk version, cd rom drive: That will be a start. If you have the facility, you can go to Maxtor s site on-line and download their Powermax diagnostic tool. It s a CD iso which you burn to disk, or I think there is also a floppy disk version, either produces a bootable disc with Caldera...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom drive, burning a cd, hardware problem
burning a cd, hardware problem, thanks in advance: Hi kerry, is that the only time it won t eject a disk? It seems a little strange, and I can t get away from the idea that this is not a hardware problem. What version of windows do you have, and what software are you using to burn your disks? Have you tried...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom driver, gcr 8523b, standard cmos setup
gcr 8523b, standard cmos setup, cd rom drive: Hi Michael, finding a windows driver for a cd-rom drive would be a good trick, windows has native support for CD drives and doesn t need any extra drivers for them. If windows can see the drive it will fully install and use it without any problem, (assuming...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom locked, light flickers, cheap as chips
light flickers, cheap as chips, millimeters: Hi Chris, There is a disk in the drive which it cannot read, to remove it, straighten a large wire paper clip, and insert one end of it through the emergency eject hole in the front panel of the drive, carefully lign it up on the eject pin inside and gently...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom problems creating file on CD-R, ms word files, toshiba satellite pro 6100
ms word files, toshiba satellite pro 6100, cd rom drive: Hi Kirsten, Oh dear, I read your question and I wondered, so I looked up the specs on this machine and there was the answer! You have in that machine a DVD-Rom drive. It is designed and built to read both CDs and DVDs, it will not however write to either,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom not recognizing files, gateway 300s, gateway user
gateway 300s, gateway user, passing of time: Hi Terri, Question, is this drive over 12 months old? If so, and I would think it probably is, I suspect that the drive is kaput! The laser which reads the disk degrades with the passing of time, until it can no longer read the disk and voila! The drive just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom speeds, hp cd writer, office computer
hp cd writer, office computer, 700mb cd: Hi Richard, I think there wouldn t be any problem in ur disk. Is ur office computer have a 52X drive? If so, then does your new drive read other CD s. If it doesn t then check ur drive s lens and replace it. There shouldn t be any pblm as such with ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, physical hardware, computer icon
physical hardware, computer icon, hardware problem: Hi Ken, well two possibilities spring to mind, first there could be a physical hardware problem, loose cable, dead drive or faulty IDE port. A much higher probability however is that there is a software problem in Win2k. Most likely is that windows has lost...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rs and CD+Rs?, video compatibility, video disks
video compatibility, video disks, rws: Hi Brian, I think if you look closer, you will find that there are still only CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The + - controversy rages only on the DVD front, where we now have DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, all these foregoing are also available in single and double layer,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, rewritable cd rom, cd writing programs
rewritable cd rom, cd writing programs, software conflict: Hi Eric, Sorry, but I m not familiar with your hardware at all, so I will need some more information about it from you. Is this new drive a generic drive for any machine, or is it specifically for your laptop? What interface does it use to connect to the laptop?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, family tree maker software, family tree software
family tree maker software, family tree software, snail mail: Hi Jerry, I have seen FTM software, but I don t have it myself. Basically it is a specialised database tailored to this one function. As far as I know, and I m basing this opinion on experience of windows software in general rather than this specific software,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW burner, irq conflicts, nero burning rom
irq conflicts, nero burning rom, hotburn: Hi mark, See i really have no idea about HOTBURN. I suggest u either use NERO BURNING ROM or BurnAT ONCE. These will detect ur drive correctly.Check for IRQ conflicts also. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW crash, professional data recovery, digital still camera
professional data recovery, digital still camera, hp 9100: HI Ken, Firstly try the disk on another computer and see if it works, also try other disks to check if its the drive problem. This might be a disk problem, which will be very difficult to recover but can be recovered by professional data recovery companies/software....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD RW DRIVE, cd rw drive, roxio software
cd rw drive, roxio software, cdrw drive: Hi, sorry to hear DELL did not provide you the support you wanted. Anyways, The roxio software was not programmed to work with ALL cdrw, infact even with the patches it only works with burners that are on the ROXIO enabled list So what is the cd rw drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW & DVD Drives, kt3 ultra2, hardware wizard
kt3 ultra2, hardware wizard, pilot lights: Hi Terry, there are three possible causes for this occurance:- 1) Both drives developed an identical fault at the same time and then both died together. I never was a strong believer in coincidence, and that is just a bit too much for me to swallow! 2) If...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW and DVD Problem, dell compaq, connection cables
dell compaq, connection cables, hp pavillion: Hi Bruno, suggestions? Plenty, but none that you d want to hear! All you folks that buy from HP, Dell, Compaq et al just make a rod for your own (and other people s) backs. These flippin restore disks are a gigantic con, designed purely to put more money...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/RW & DVD ROM won't read CD's, 512 mb ddr 400, ur fans
512 mb ddr 400, ur fans, hp cd: Hi Nico, There s nothing wrong with SP1. First check ur Power Supply. I think u have a pblm there. To run a CD/RW and DVD ROM u atleast need a SMPS Of 300 Watts or More. try checking them .Check ur processor fans for any defects. Ensure that ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW /DVD-ROM DRIVE PROBLEM, dvd rom drive, thin wire
dvd rom drive, thin wire, lg cd: Hi Krissy. First, switch off the system. Now using a thin wire like a straightened paper clip. gently press the emergency eject through the hole in the front panel. Note this must be done only with the power OFF. The tray will no open all the way, but if...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD- RW and DVD writers, phoenix award bios, msi k7n2 delta
phoenix award bios, msi k7n2 delta, agp graphics card: Hi Tony, sorry for the delay, the old ticker has been playing up again. Your system is similar to what I had before I went 64bit last year, and really shouldn t be giving any real problems other than the usual problems that windows creates by the way it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, packet writing software, ms word 2000
packet writing software, ms word 2000, nero burning rom: Hi Bill, I m afraid that you have very much the wrong idea about CD-RW drives. They are not in any way shape or form similar to, or useable as hard disks. CD-RW disks are capable of being blanked and re-written a finite number of times, (theoretically several...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, ms word 2000, computer tower
ms word 2000, computer tower, edited version: Hi Bill, when u write data to a cd it is defaultly written as read-only. So when u try to edit them u cannot save them back to ur cd. So u have to copy the files back to the hard drive edit them in MS word 2000 and save them and write them back to the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, cd rw drive, ms word 2000
cd rw drive, ms word 2000, cd rom drive: Hi Bill, Unless you are using the drag and drop feature in Windows XP the attributes on the files stored on CD s will always be read only. The only way to edit files from cd would be to copy back to the hard drive, edit and then re-copy to the cd. Rgds...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW not recognising some DVDs, panasonic dmr e50, videohelp
panasonic dmr e50, videohelp, cd drive: Hi Tom, Is your DVD Recorder a Panasonic DMR E50 by any chance? This is a nice machine, but it produces disks which will not read on a computer! I would refer you to the following forum for more information :- http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161498...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW not working on burner...., easy cd creator, samsung cdrw
easy cd creator, samsung cdrw, cd rw drive: Hi Zed, Right no mumbo-jumbo at all, the technology used by the new high speed CD-RW disks is not compatible with older CD-RW drives. To use that disk you will need a new drive. The good news is that a new 52x32x52 CD-RW drive is now obtainable for around...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, rewritable cd rom, drive letter assignment
rewritable cd rom, drive letter assignment, software conflict: Hi Eric, Plenty of info here thanks very much. First of all we need to get the internal drive back. Ok your external drive software has stolen your internal drive letter assignment and that would be the reason for loosing the drive. How this can be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom and Dvd rom don't work, dvd rom drive, atapi device
dvd rom drive, atapi device, bios check: Hi PJ, This may be an issue with ACPI in the bios. Check to see if this is enabled if it isnt you will need to reinstall windows with it enabled. W2k does have issues with some ATAPI device drivers check the manufacturers website for updates. Rgds ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom... GHOST???, undocumented feature, poltergeist
undocumented feature, poltergeist, nina: Hi Nina, you could be right you know! It could be a ghost. Actually there a number of things it could be, the drive itself getting overheated, or a virus, a ghost or poltergeist, or maybe it s yet another Microsoft undocumented feature, a.k.a. bug! Whatever...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom from HELL!, hardware fault, system fault
hardware fault, system fault, software problem: Hi Nina, this is an obvious system fault. Whether it s a hardware fault with the IDE channels on the motherboard, or a software problem with windows and the drivers is necessarily unclear and will take some hands on checking to ascertain that for certain....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom installation, cd rom drive, cd rom installation
cd rom drive, cd rom installation, ribbon cable: Hi Christina, Whoa!! dont call yourself clueless we all have to start somewhere. You can sort this with calling the repair team! Ok when you fitted the CD writer to the ribbon cable did you remember to reset the small jumper connector at the back of the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-rom problem, floppy drive cable, cd rom problem
floppy drive cable, cd rom problem, ribbon cables: Hi there, since I can t see what you have done, it would be difficult to pick from the dozens of things you could have done wrong, all I can do is tell you what you should have done and let you see what you did wrong. First, determine what type of cables...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom problems, cd rom problem, removable storage devices
cd rom problem, removable storage devices, fan heatsink: Hi Mark, it still sounds like a temperature problem to me, I assume you are measuring the cpu temperature in the BIOS. That means that when under load playing a game, it will probably peak at around 65 degrees or more, that s not dangerous to the chip, but...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-rom is really screwy please help, hardware abstraction layer, american megatrends inc
hardware abstraction layer, american megatrends inc, colour dyes: Hi Brandie, Sorry, but I m the harbinger of bad tidings. Your DVD drive will not ever read CDs again. CDs and DVDs are so different, that to read them both, a dual laser has to be fitted into your drive, two different colours for the two different colour...