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Uber service might reduce drunk driving

Uber service might reduce drunk driving

| 18/04/2018 | 3 Comments
I was wondering if an Uber-type taxi service would be allowed in Cayman? I believe the amount of drunk drivers on the road here in Cayman must partly be a reflection of the horrendous prices taxis charge and the lack of other viable alternatives. Auntie’s answer: This is another of those questions [...]

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Is advertising allowed on our beaches?

Is advertising allowed on our beaches?

| 16/04/2018 | 4 Comments
While walking on the beach recently, I noticed a tall advertisement banner planted in the sand, on the beach side of Hyatt. Is this permitted? Auntie’s answer: Advertising is not allowed without getting formal permission. A Ministry of Planning official explained that a banner sign on the beach wo [...]

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Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

| 15/04/2018 | 14 Comments
I had thought that Cayman government passed a law some years ago that empowered it to charge $25,000 a day to owners of derelict properties. Why then is Dart not charged for the eyesore formerly called the Hyatt hotel, which as many know, is the remains of an amazing property destroyed by Hurricane [...]

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Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

| 12/04/2018 | 18 Comments
Just wondering what the laws are for landlords and registering their rentals and how tenants can know if it is a legally registered rental property. I know of a landlord who also wants to charge their tenants hotel rates for family to visit and stay in her studio apartment. Not to mention she has be [...]

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Can an MLA be ousted from office?

Can an MLA be ousted from office?

| 08/04/2018 | 1 Comment
How do you initiate a vote of no confidence for elected officials? Auntie’s answer: I think your question is about removing Members of the Legislative Assembly from office rather than a vote of no confidence, which can be exercised for the premier. This occurred in 2012, when then-premier McKeeva [...]

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Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

| 05/04/2018 | 10 Comments
Someone said that slingshots are illegal in the Cayman Islands. Can you please confirm that? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that I thought would be easy to answer, but I was wrong. However, an RCIPS spokesperson helped me through it. Apparently, there is nothing specific in the la [...]

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Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

| 03/04/2018 | 18 Comments
(Auntie): As a general rule, I try to stay positive and look on the brighter side of things, especially when I encounter so many people, both in the public and private sector, who genuinely seem determined to help, some of whom I have praised with an Ask Auntie Award. However, there are occasions wh [...]

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Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

| 28/03/2018 | 13 Comments
How are street vendors regulated? Suddenly I have someone selling coconuts outside my house, not downtown where the tourists are but in a residential neighbourhood. Can he do this? Can I freely tell him to move along? Auntie’s answer: There are several departments potentially involved in answering [...]

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MLAs jumping the queue

MLAs jumping the queue

| 27/03/2018 | 3 Comments
I’ve noticed on several occasions MLAs visiting the government building and demanding their personal applications be processed right away. Do you think they should get priority? They treat the staff with no respect. Auntie’s answer: Up front I will say that I have never had time for people who t [...]

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DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

| 26/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Why are the new licence plates not available at the Breakers and West Bay locations of the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL)? You go and get your vehicle inspected and licensed at these two places, then have to go to the Crewe Road office to pick up your new licence plates. Such [...]

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DEH did not pick up garbage

DEH did not pick up garbage

| 25/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Online, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) states that garbage is supposed to be collected from residences once a week, on the day listed (here is the link). However, over a two-and-a-half-week period recently in the Rum Point area, garbage wasn’t even collected once. And it wasn [...]

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Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

| 22/03/2018 | 5 Comments
I am trying to find out if it is illegal to sleep in my car or if it’s legal to live on a boat? I already know trailer homes are illegal but not all of us agree with ridiculous real estate prices and trying to keep the image of our precious high standard of living. […] [...]

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Questions about water bill

Questions about water bill

| 20/03/2018 | 7 Comments
Can you please look into this as I have tried and am getting no explanation other than it’s just what they do. I was shocked to have to pay a large Water Authority bill for 41 days in January/February. My previous bill was for 19 days. They charge different amounts per cubic metre with an [&hellip [...]

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Cayman needs more street signs

Cayman needs more street signs

| 18/03/2018 | 7 Comments
Well, Auntie, since the National Roads Authority is winning all kinds of Ask Auntie accolades and awards, how about asking them to do a better job on road signage, or perhaps ask them about the lack thereof? For those of us who have been around a while and know our way around it’s not an [&hel [...]

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Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

| 16/03/2018 | 29 Comments
We have seen in the recent past the actions and articulations of the Cayman Islands Government (and at times other legislators) in regards to freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press. For instance: the Cayman(ian) Compass ad-pull and public rebuke by legislators (on both sides); t [...]

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