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Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don&# [...]

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Getting rid of abandoned cars

Getting rid of abandoned cars

| 26/03/2017 | 1 Comment

Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued?

Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted- [...]

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Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 3 Comments

Can you help with a work permit question please? My last position was made redundant after a company restructuring and I lost my job just before my term limit was up. I wasn’t able to find a new job right away and was added to my husband’s work permit as a dependant. Now I’m fin [...]

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Photo op with green iguana

Photo op with green iguana

| 22/03/2017 | 2 Comments

Recently, on driving through town, I noticed an iguana sat on a chair with a sign for tourists to hold him and being charged. Surely this is not the sort of tourism we should be encouraging.  Personally, I think this is totally wrong for the Cayman image/brand. Who gives approval for this type [...]

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What to do with pets that die

What to do with pets that die

| 21/03/2017 | 11 Comments

What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet?

Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was abl [...]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments

I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t?

Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the impo [...]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 1 Comment

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a P [...]

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Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

| 16/03/2017 | 4 Comments

With all the HIV testing being pushed recently on the radio and various media outlets, the news breaking of false positive tests belonging to expat workers, etc, I can’t help but wonder is there any kind of immigration requirements being implemented that require people to be tested for vari [...]

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Can landlords bar certain renters?

Can landlords bar certain renters?

| 15/03/2017 | 6 Comments

I was reading some rental ads today and noticed how specific and restrictive some of them are; for example: “Landlord would prefer a professional couple or a family with one child. Please no pets allowed.” “Professionals only please, sorry no pets and no children.” Is that even legal? I r [...]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017 | 25 Comments

I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some say I should offer to pay hal [...]

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Sharing taxis from the airport

Sharing taxis from the airport

| 07/03/2017 | 33 Comments

Is it correct that taxi drivers from the airport can charge the same fare to each passenger going to the same area? We had to share a taxi from the airport to a SMB hotel and had to wait while a passenger was dropped off to the Marriott only to be charged the same fare to go to another hotel. Sur [...]

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Not ready to have sex with boyfriend

Not ready to have sex with boyfriend

| 05/03/2017 | 38 Comments

I am 19 and my boyfriend is 20. We have been dating since I was 16. He is pressuring me to have sex even though I have told him I want to wait until I am married. I love him very much, but he hasn’t proposed yet. I don’t want to lose him. What should I do?

Auntie’s answer: First [...]

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Sale of land at Dragon Bay

Sale of land at Dragon Bay

| 02/03/2017 | 1 Comment

What is the status of Dart’s acquisition of 360 acres of freehold at Dragon Bay including former Safehaven leasehold lands?

Auntie’s answer: I believe the land you are referring to is the 280 acres under leasehold that formed part of the planned 360-acre development of Dragon Bay [...]

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Police patrols at Public Beach

Police patrols at Public Beach

| 01/03/2017 | 30 Comments

Why is there not an RCIPS officer assigned to Public Beach during busy periods and the weekend? (I saw) people openly smoking weed in the cabanas, leaving their young children unattended in the sea. A young life was almost lost due to the complete negligence of the parents who should be locked up [...]

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Unsure about roundabout right of way

Unsure about roundabout right of way

| 27/02/2017 | 50 Comments

When exiting the Butterfield roundabout (by AL Thompson’s) heading to Camana Bay, who has right of way to merge, if two cars are turning off at the same time? I understood it was always the right-hand lane which had priority, but my Canadian work colleague believed it was the inside lane who ha [...]

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