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More confusion over new licence plates

More confusion over new licence plates

| 21/02/2018 | 12 Comments
I know that DVDL is telling people to come pick up their new licence plates. To replace them, we are supposed to bring in our old plates, logbook and windscreen coupon. I’m confused why we have to peel off the old coupon to get our new plate. Seems a waste of time to do that […] [...]

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Puzzled by naturalisation and Caymanian status

Puzzled by naturalisation and Caymanian status

| 19/02/2018 | 14 Comments
I am confused about what is required to apply for naturalisation versus status in Cayman. What is the difference between the two, which comes first, and what is the criteria to apply for either? Auntie’s answer: Similar queries have popped up from time to time and I definitely expect to receive mo [...]

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Expressing condolences to strangers

Expressing condolences to strangers

| 14/02/2018 | 3 Comments
Is it appropriate to offer condolences to people who are not your friends, family or even acquaintances? Online condolences to complete strangers? Kim Cattrall’s response to Sarah Jessica Parker has made me think about etiquette for expressing condolences. Auntie’s answer: For those of you unfam [...]

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Who controls public access to the beach?

Who controls public access to the beach?

| 07/02/2018 | 8 Comments
I have received several questions regarding beach access and since the answers are related, I am including all three queries here: 1. I would like to know, and I think the public should know also, who has power and authority to change our public beach access? 2. Is it legal for CPA to give Dart [&he [...]

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Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

Upset by well-known person drinking and driving

| 31/01/2018 | 44 Comments
On various occasions when I’m out at night, I’ve seen a very prominent person in a bar drinking heavily. I know he drives himself home. I think he’s clearly a danger to himself and others, not to mention he’s setting a terrible example as he’s someone who holds a high position. What should [...]

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Wants information on police traffic unit

Wants information on police traffic unit

| 29/01/2018 | 8 Comments
Do we have a count of how many of the 407 RCIPS (343 enlisted, 64 civilian) are engaged full time in the Traffic Unit? How much of the more than $30 million/year we pay is apportioned to that unit, and how do they rationalise that expenditure? Is there an annual report or statistics that can [&helli [...]

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Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

| 28/01/2018 | 8 Comments
A car has been abandoned down my road. It hasn’t moved in six months, has a flat tyre and the coupon is out of date. I contacted the traffic department at the RCIPS and they determined that it hadn’t been stolen and told me what I have to do next. This is the bit that I […] [...]

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Puzzled by new vehicle coupons

Puzzled by new vehicle coupons

| 25/01/2018 | 4 Comments
I am totally confused with this new DVDL coupon thing. My wife got her new plates and renewed her vehicle licence to December 2018. The new fiddly little coupon clearly shows 2017 and DVDL tells me that’s correct. Why would it not show December 2018 as the new expiry date? I’m totally confused a [...]

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Lights come on at walking track

Lights come on at walking track

| 24/01/2018 | 1 Comment
I wanted to get an update on the lights situation at the track behind John Gray. Do you know when they will be installed? Still pitch black there most nights. Auntie’s answer: I have received several similar questions regarding the lack of lights at the walking track by the Truman Bodden Sports Co [...]

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Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

| 23/01/2018 | 7 Comments
I lost my job in the civil service due to what I believe was a false report filed on me. I also do not think the circumstances of my case were investigated properly. Is there an independent entity that could look into this and if it finds I was unfairly dismissed order my reinstatement? Auntie’s [ [...]

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Wants to see regular political polls

Wants to see regular political polls

| 23/01/2018 | 2 Comments
In the US and UK (and presumably most other countries) there are companies that organise, collect and then subsequently distribute general polls on specific issues and policy within the government, one of the major things in my mind that is missing from Cayman (except for specific polls done leading [...]

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Uncertainty over need for visitor’s driving permit

Uncertainty over need for visitor’s driving permit

| 14/12/2017 | 10 Comments
I will be visiting your fine island and saw your earlier article stating that it was no longer a requirement for a US-licensed driver to get a permit to drive in the Cayman Islands. I just got off the phone with DVDL and was told that all visitors to the island have to get a […] [...]

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Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

| 12/12/2017 | 3 Comments
Now that we have taller buildings along Seven Mile Beach are the firefighters trained and able to fight a fire or aid someone on the top floor should such a horror happen? Does Cayman even have a truck with a ladder that can reach the top floors? Auntie’s answer: The Cayman Islands Fire Service ha [...]

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VIP treatment of MLA at airport

VIP treatment of MLA at airport

| 10/12/2017 | 35 Comments
Today I arrived in Cayman on the same flight as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his wife.  Why is it that upon disembarking they were taken directly through Immigration and Customs without queueing and then skipped the (very long) line to pay their duty? I’d like to point out that th [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 07/12/2017 | 6 Comments
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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