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Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

Wants to arm Cayman’s security personnel

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Is there any special provision in our laws that would allow for the armoured car couriers to be armed? Perhaps a special licensing or permit to allow the courier some type of way to defend himself or simply deter armed robbers.

Auntie’s answer: I checked with the RCIPS to get a definiti [...]

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May anyone use a toilet designated accessible?

May anyone use a toilet designated accessible?

| 24/04/2017 | 2 Comments

When it comes to toilets for the disabled, should they get the same treatment as disabled parking spots? My wife (Canadian) thinks so; I (British) think not. It seems to me that they are marked as disabled to indicate the wider space, handrails, etc, not that they should sit empty until a disable [...]

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Do Caymanians have a voice in British elections?

Do Caymanians have a voice in British elections?

| 23/04/2017 | 2 Comments

As we are now considered British citizens, are Caymanians allowed to vote in the upcoming UK elections on 8 June?

Auntie’s answer: Whether you hold a British overseas territories citizen, passport of a British passport or a passport from any qualifying Commonwealth country, you must be [...]

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Potential buyer thinks strata fees are too high

Potential buyer thinks strata fees are too high

| 20/04/2017 | 9 Comments

I am thinking of buying a condo but at the one I like the owner is paying what I think are very high strata fees. If I buy the condo, do I inherit the strata fees or can I renegotiate them with the strata?

Auntie’s answer: I’m afraid you are stuck in this instance. I ran your question [...]

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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 19/04/2017 | 9 Comments

I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? 

Auntie’s answer: Finally, I am able to tell someone that the government will not take a fee for something. Yes, that [...]

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Iguanas fouling track and field

Iguanas fouling track and field

| 18/04/2017 | 1 Comment

Who is in charge of the upkeep of the track behind John Gray High School? There is a table beside the track full of iguana dirt that should be removed as it is impossible for anyone to use it in its condition.

Auntie’s answer: That track seems to be a favourite of the ubiquitous green i [...]

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Election billboard put up without consent

Election billboard put up without consent

| 17/04/2017 | 5 Comments

Does a political candidate have the right to erect a billboard on private property without the owner’s permission? There are some who think they do and refuse to remove the signage. Is the property owner allowed to remove the aforementioned signage since they have not approved its instalme [...]

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Upset by driver illegally using disabled spot

Upset by driver illegally using disabled spot

| 12/04/2017 | 10 Comments

There is a clearly marked handicapped sign in George Town which is being respected by all we law-abiding citizens of Cayman Islands. But there is one lawyer who challenges this handicapped parking and parks as and when he desires. Is there anything that can be done to make the lawyer accountable [...]

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Eligibility for the ‘Caymanian’ immigration queue

Eligibility for the ‘Caymanian’ immigration queue

| 11/04/2017 | 10 Comments

1. If someone is naturalised and gets a Cayman passport but does not yet have Caymanian status, what queue would they use at the airport? 2. I have Caymanian status through marriage but never got naturalised and do not hold a Cayman passport. Do I get to go through the immigration line for Cayman [...]

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What entity has oversight of the OfReg?

What entity has oversight of the OfReg?

| 10/04/2017 | 1 Comment

Do you know if this new OfReg is answerable to the Ministry of Planning or is it independent like the Office of the Auditor General?”

Auntie’s answer: For those readers who aren’t aware, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, is responsible for oversight [...]

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Regulation of noise pollution

Regulation of noise pollution

| 09/04/2017 | 4 Comments

Why doesn’t the Cayman Islands have any laws regarding residential noise pollution? “Environmental noise exposure is associated with adverse effects on human health including hearing loss, heart disease, and changes in stress-related hormone levels,” says the abstract of a recently publ [...]

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Yard-sprucing companies messing up the neighbourhood

Yard-sprucing companies messing up the neighbourhood

| 06/04/2017 | 8 Comments

It seems that there are yard-maintenance companies who do not bother to pick up the garbage in the public places they are hired to maintain, but rather use their blowers to blow it into the street or into the neighbour’s property. In addition, there is an alarming increase of yard-maintenan [...]

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Curious about new construction

Curious about new construction

| 05/04/2017 | 5 Comments

What is being built on the beach in front of Bodden Town Cemetery?

Auntie’s answer: I can help point you in the right direction for this question but you are going to have to do a bit of research to get the answer you seek. I did first ask the Ministry of Planning for guidance.

I [...]

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Outdoor events can lead to rubbish problem

Outdoor events can lead to rubbish problem

| 04/04/2017 | 0 Comments

It seems that some event took place over a recent weekend along South Sound. Now someone has collected the garbage but left the bags (some untied) by the beach. The same happens every time there is an event at the Lions Centre when the whole surrounding area seems full with litter, especially tho [...]

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Waiting for improvements to Public Beach

Waiting for improvements to Public Beach

| 03/04/2017 | 2 Comments

OK, so the Kimpton hotel has opened but when are we getting the dog park plus walking and cycling paths in the area that Dart promised as part of the deal for government closing the road by Public Beach?

Auntie’s answer: The short answer is that those changes are coming, but the final p [...]

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