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Why are trees being cut down on the beach?

Why are trees being cut down on the beach?

| 19/10/2018 | 6 Comments
I refer to a reader who asked: “And why the hell did they cut down those shady pine needle trees that were near the water on the beach side?” Aren’t SMB and everything on it protected by law? Who and why had cut those trees down? Who permitted the action? SMB is a national treasure [&h [...]

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Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

| 17/10/2018 | 1 Comment
I was told that separating trash into recycling material and regular material doesn’t make sense because the recycling material collected at the collecting stations (supermarkets) gets dumped into the same dump truck as the regular trash. This was witnessed by someone I know. Could you do some in [...]

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Can mother access her deceased son’s pension?

Can mother access her deceased son’s pension?

| 17/10/2018 | 0 Comments
The mother of a Jamaican man working in Cayman who died last year wants to know how does she go about getting his pension? Is she entitled to his pension? He died in the Cayman Islands but his body was brought back to Jamaica. What documentation would she need to provide? His mother is still in [&h [...]

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Wants to hold an art retreat

Wants to hold an art retreat

| 15/10/2018 | 3 Comments
I am an artist that owns a vacation home on Grand Cayman. I would like to offer an art retreat at my home – charging my students for accommodation, meals and art lessons. Do I need a work visa to run this event? Auntie’s answer: To the reader who sent in this question, I know […] [...]

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Outraged by school bus drivers

Outraged by school bus drivers

| 15/10/2018 | 11 Comments
Who is in charge of the school buses? The way many of them are driven is appalling! One turned so sharply into my street that there was barely an inch between the bus and the front right corner of my car …and as for stopping IN roundabouts or speeding! Children are probably learning from these [...]

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Distraught over neighbour’s barking dogs

Distraught over neighbour’s barking dogs

| 11/10/2018 | 25 Comments
I have had to listen to the excessive barking of my neighbour’s dogs for years now. I am not exaggerating when I say these dogs bark all day every day and all night every night and I have honestly come to the point where I cannot tolerate this any longer. I do not look forward […] [...]

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Flow phishing email scam

Flow phishing email scam

| 11/10/2018 | 3 Comments
Do you, or any of your readers, have a telephone number for Flow on which one can speak to a living person?  They have menus for everything but the question/problem I have. As for visiting their customer service office in Galleria, that’s OK if one has all day to wait, and sometimes one still wa [...]

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Looking to sue a lawyer

Looking to sue a lawyer

| 10/10/2018 | 4 Comments
We would like to take a local “family law” firm and their lawyer to court to seek damages. We are scared to do so though, as the courts here appear to favour attorneys over family and child welfare. Are there any law firms that specialise in this or anything available through the Attorney Genera [...]

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Motorcyclists need to keep to the road

Motorcyclists need to keep to the road

| 08/10/2018 | 2 Comments
Is it lawful to drive a motorcycle in the bicycle lanes or on the shoulder of the road to bypass traffic (usually a rush hour event to bypass a mile or so of traffic, not just one obstruction)? Auntie’s answer: I have received several questions regarding motorcycles and rules of the road (as an ex [...]

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When are Cayman’s holidays next year?

When are Cayman’s holidays next year?

| 07/10/2018 | 1 Comment
ANSWER UPDATED: Where can one find a list of the Cayman Islands public holidays for 2019? The Cayman Islands Government website sets out only the 2018 ones. [...]

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CAL explains seat selection costs

CAL explains seat selection costs

| 03/10/2018 | 6 Comments
I have heard that Cayman Airways will soon be charging passengers for seat selection on flights. Could you find out if this is true? Auntie’s answer: I would have to say the answer is a bit yes but mostly no. Fabian Whorms, Cayman Airways president and CEO, explained that the airline will be makin [...]

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Company is copying another’s ad

Company is copying another’s ad

| 30/09/2018 | 3 Comments
I have been a small business owner since 2011. I now have an issue with another vendor (I’m not sure if they are actually licensed or not), who is literally copying my online advertisement content word for word and using it in their own adverts. Would you be able to tell me if there are any [ [...]

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Insurance companies take away drug choices

Insurance companies take away drug choices

| 27/09/2018 | 25 Comments
How can a doctor prescribe a medication to treat a chronic illness and an insurer then decide they know better than the doctor and choose not to cover it? What is even more infuriating is the Big Pharma alternative is three times more expensive than cannabis oil and has so many side effects yet they [...]

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Legal entry needed for pregnant partner

Legal entry needed for pregnant partner

| 26/09/2018 | 5 Comments
If I am Caymanian and my partner is not but is carrying my child, how can I get my partner here legally? Auntie’s answer: Unfortunately, your situation doesn’t actually fall into a specific category under the law, a Department of Immigration (DOI) official explained, also pointing out the usual [...]

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CNS offers help to job seekers

CNS offers help to job seekers

| 26/09/2018 | 63 Comments
Here is my dilemma: I am Caymanian. I have a good application packet that includes my resume, my immigration status, my police clearance, cover letter…everything the different ads seem to require.  I have applied for at least 100 jobs in the last four months, and despite having everything tha [...]

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