Can an employer unilaterally change your contract from employee to that of an independent contractor? I work in the real estate business and my employer has just changed my contract stating that I am now an independent contractor, in essence making me a subcontractor. I have been informed that I must pay my full 10% pension and the company will no longer contribute its 5%. Further they have told me that I can either pay in full for my health […]
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(Auntie): As we start a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals at various government and private entities who helped answer the many questions my faithful readers sent in throughout 2016. I am so pleased to find that most of the people who read this column un [...]
What is the geological age of the Cayman Islands?
Auntie’s answer: Just the word “geology” is enough to send some people to sleep but it is in fact a fascinating area of science, and when you start looking at the history of the world in terms of millions or billions of y [...]
Why is it that I have to click on three links before I get to the answer to any of the questions that are asked ? Would really love it if the “Continue Reading” link from CNS.com took me directly to the article that I’m trying to continue reading. If that’s too convenient, [...]
(CNS): The Cayman Islands may not win any medals at the Olympic Games in Rio this month but the outfits that the team wore at the Opening Ceremony on Friday night at the Maracanã Stadium were winners with some of the fashion pundits around the world. The Sydney Morning Herald [...]
Do I have to pay a parking ticket if the police have not entered it? Recently while I had visitors borrowing my car they got a ticket in town. They tried to pay it at the clerk of the court on the same day but the office was closed. My visitors left and three days later I ventured into town to pa [...]
What is the minimum amount of time required to reside on island every five years to maintain the right to be Caymanian? Can several visits every two years be sufficient if the person has a job overseas?
Auntie’s answer: The Immigration Law (see the complete law here) seems pretty clear [...]
(CNS): The George Town Library is in the process of putting together a permanent collection of works by local authors. Known as the Cayman Islands Collection, this will include cultural and historical material, and will be housed in the historical library section of the building currently being [...]
(CNS): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is currently accepting applications for grants that can be used to bring projects to fruition or support ongoing programmes. In the past the grant has be awarded for training, productions, publications, festivals and special projects. CNCF is [...]
(CNS): A local heavy metal rock star will be performing alongside Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, Corey Taylor of SlipKnot and other heavy metal superstar acts later this year. Jake Oni from East End has been asked to perform at OzzFest Meets KnotFest, which will take place in the San Manuel Amp [...]
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has received the most nominees ever for this year’s Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognises talent within Cayman’s tourism sector. Now in its 13th year, the event will take place on 21 June at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand
My otherwise bright 9-year-old son is still struggling to read and I think he might be dyslexic. What do I do?
I asked a local special needs teacher and she recommended that your first stop should be with one of the child’s teachers at school or the principal to talk about your conc [...]
As a diver and keen conservationist, I went to some public meetings about the marine park enhancements a while back. Can you tell me if the new protections are in force yet?
A timely question on World Oceans Day. The short answer is no. The decision about whether or not to approve these c [...]
(HRC): The Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations in celebrating World Oceans Day 2016, on 8 June. Adopted in the General Assembly on 5 December 2008, the goal of World Oceans Day is to “raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people [...]
(CNS): Both the infant choir and the junior choir from Savannah Primary School scooped up first place in their respective categories in the Second Annual Youth Choir Competition, while the John Gray High School was the winning secondary school, each taking home CI$500 for their school’s music [...]