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Resist urge to remove barrier to beach

Resist urge to remove barrier to beach

| 13/08/2018 | 3 Comments
If it is clearly labelled as public access to the beach and blocked, can’t anyone from the public just tear down the barrier without having to complain to Planning? Auntie’s answer: I realise it is tempting to get in there and take care of the offending blockage yourself, but there are legal con [...]

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Dog poop and leash laws

Dog poop and leash laws

| 12/08/2018 | 16 Comments
I will be moving to Grand Cayman and bringing my dog. Is there anywhere I can walk my dog or let him off the leash? Auntie’s answer: Unfortunately, while there seem to be a lot of dog lovers in Cayman, it is not a particularly dog-friendly place. There are no dedicated dog parks on island [&hellip [...]

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‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

| 10/08/2018 | 18 Comments
With everything going on about women being sexual assaulted by various civil servants, can you advise if there is a policy for office romances? My boss is married but having an office affair with a subordinate. They have been together for years and caught kissing, and rumour has it that last year tw [...]

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Making sure kids go to school

Making sure kids go to school

| 08/08/2018 | 4 Comments
How does the Cayman Government ensure that all school aged children are enrolled in school, attending school and receiving an education? Auntie’s answer: As you probably already know, it is legally mandated that all children between the ages of 5 and 17 must attend school, with certain exceptions [...]

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E-government progress update

E-government progress update

| 07/08/2018 | 1 Comment
What government services are available online? I am aware that it is now possible to order a police clearance. What else is available? Are they planning to expand the online offering? Auntie’s answer: As you note, you can now fill out the form for a police clearance certificate from wherever your [...]

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Can my family apply to be naturalised?

Can my family apply to be naturalised?

| 06/08/2018 | 4 Comments
I am an expat who has worked with the government for the last 10 years. I do not have permanent residency. My daughter and wife are dependants on my contract and they have been here with me during that time except for about a year and a half when my wife was studying overseas and […] [...]

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Visitor wants licence to fish in Cayman

Visitor wants licence to fish in Cayman

| 06/08/2018 | 16 Comments
I will be visiting in September. I would like to buy a fishing licence so I can fish from shore. Where can I buy one for a non-resident? Auntie’s answer: There is no requirement to get a fishing licence in the Cayman Islands, either for residents or visitors. A Department of Environment (DoE) offi [...]

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Bothered by septic tank odour

Bothered by septic tank odour

| 02/08/2018 | 1 Comment
I want to find out why the septic tank at the Silver Oaks complex smells so bad most of the time. Is it a case that it is not pumped regularly? Does the law mandate regular pumping? Auntie’s answer: I cannot give you a definitive reply as to why there is an issue, but I […] [...]

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May a work permit holder rent out rooms?

May a work permit holder rent out rooms?

| 02/08/2018 | 11 Comments
Are there any restrictions on an ordinarily resident person renting out a room on a short-term basis (for example via Airbnb) in properties owned here on the islands? Does one need an extra work permit for this and is the dependent spouse free to get involved with the work that typically occurs wit [...]

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Wants to register as an organ donor

Wants to register as an organ donor

| 31/07/2018 | 5 Comments
I see that organ donation is now possible. How do I get an organ donor’s card? Who will be issuing these? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the Human Tissue Transplant Law, 2013 finally came into force Monday, 31 July 2018. However, the Cayman Islands is not there yet when it comes to donating organs. We ha [...]

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Checks needed for Public Beach

Checks needed for Public Beach

| 30/07/2018 | 4 Comments
Is there any update for plans to police ‘Wild West Beach’, formerly known as Public Beach? Unlicensed vendors of all kinds, including wave runners racing through swimmers and onto beach at full throttle. Insurance? No. Chair vendors taking the prime beachfront advising visitors it’s their priv [...]

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Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

| 29/07/2018 | 21 Comments
How do we eradicate dangerous feral dogs? I made complaints to the police because my family’s pet cats were being killed by the dogs. The police reported that the Department of Agriculture were setting traps, but none were set. Cats in the neighbourhood have continued to be attacked. DoA cannot se [...]

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Applying for right to be Caymanian

Applying for right to be Caymanian

| 25/07/2018 | 6 Comments
I am a Caymanian married to a non-Caymanian. She has permanent residency with the right to work and it expires in September (seven years). She went to immigration and was told she should apply for status, but she cannot do that until after seven years. Can PR be extended to allow for the status appl [...]

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Is moonshine legal in Cayman?

Is moonshine legal in Cayman?

| 24/07/2018 | 7 Comments
Is it legal in Cayman to produce alcoholic beverages for personal consumption only? If so, which ones are legal? For example, can I make a mash from my own mangoes and make moonshine, or use the beer and wine kits which are available on the island? Are they legal? Auntie’s answer: The type of beve [...]

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Public access to the beach blocked

Public access to the beach blocked

| 23/07/2018 | 3 Comments
Why has the beach access between Regal Beach Club and Laguna Del Mar been boarded up for months now? Auntie’s answer: While I cannot give you an answer as to why the access had been blocked, I can report some good news. I contacted the Department of Planning and a compliance officer was sent out [ [...]

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