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Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

| 15/08/2019 | 3 Comments

I drive by the Hurley’s roundabout on a daily basis and I’ve noticed that it’s quite unkempt/overgrown with vegetation, and the TV monitors/screens haven’t worked in some time. Isn’t this roundabout still sponsored by DMS? If not, shouldn’t the NRA or another company maintain it better as the overgrowth does hinder adequate visibility? Auntie’s answer: […]

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What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

| 15/08/2019 | 1 Comment

Hypothetically, a micro business is set up with the required 60% Caymanian, 40% non-Caymanian. There are just two people involved, and it’s going along nicely, but the Caymanian sadly passes away. What becomes of the business and the non-Caymanian’s status both in the business and on the island? Auntie’s answer: The Local Companies (Control) Law […]

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Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

| 14/08/2019 | 2 Comments

Can you clarify whether the flat rate taxi fares from the airport are still in effect? Or did those change? The previous rate sheet had a separate section for rates from the airport, which were a little bit lower than if you calculate by the mile.  Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on […]

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What crimes bar people from running for office?

What crimes bar people from running for office?

| 12/08/2019 | 5 Comments

What kind of crimes and how long one will have to be in jail for different crimes to stop one from running for MLA in the elections? I heard one can go to jail for some kind of crime and still run for elections and other crimes one cannot run for election. The relevant section […]

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Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

| 11/08/2019 | 4 Comments

I am applying for permanent residency. Is it required that I own property for my application to be successful? Auntie’s answer: There is nothing in the latest related legislation, the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018, that says property ownership is mandated for an application for a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate to be approved. However, investment […]

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Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

| 08/08/2019 | 15 Comments

Last week three Christmas cards arrived in my Cayman Brac post office box, two from within the Cayman Islands and one from the UK. While it’s always fun to get Christmas mail in the middle of summer, I’m very curious about where it’s been all this time. Are there deep dark corners of the postal […]

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Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

| 08/08/2019 | 6 Comments

When they compile public sector statistics, how do they know if people are Caymanian? From what I have read, there is no central record, and being born here or having a Cayman passport means nothing. Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on a recent CNS story on the increasing number of public sector […]

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Am I allowed to nurse my baby in public?

Am I allowed to nurse my baby in public?

| 06/08/2019 | 15 Comments

Can you breastfeed in public areas in Cayman? Auntie’s answer: This question came in a comment on a story on World Breastfeeding Week, which ends Wednesday, 7 August. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel that this far into the 21st century, with all that is known about the benefits of breastfeeding, it should not […]

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Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

| 05/08/2019 | 6 Comments

I was in the queue to check in at Miami International Airport the other weekend, and a Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control uniformed officer standing beside the Cayman Airways desk was handing out Immigration and Customs Declaration forms. As a resident and with nothing to declare, I told him I didn’t need to fill […]

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Does Tara Rivers have AML certification?

Does Tara Rivers have AML certification?

| 05/08/2019 | 3 Comments

Does the financial services minister have the internationally recognised CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) qualification? Or any other designated anti-money laundering qualifications? Is there anyone on her staff who has those qualifications? Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on a CNS story last month on proposed laws relating to the offshore sector. I contacted […]

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