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Wants to return after PR denied

Wants to return after PR denied

| 19/06/2018 | 0 Comments
I was turned down for permanent residency and am now thinking of returning after my year is up. I know I can’t return to Cayman until November 1, but can I apply for a work permit to return before that date, or do I have to wait until then to apply? Auntie’s answer: Yes, you […] [...]

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Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

| 17/06/2018 | 2 Comments
I’m married to a Caymanian and I’ve been living here for four years. I have a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC). Am I eligible to apply for naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen on grounds of marriage? I understand that I need to be married for seven [...]

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No car inspections when it rains

No car inspections when it rains

| 14/06/2018 | 45 Comments
A colleague of mine has just advised that the licensing department can no longer provide vehicle inspections in rainy weather. Is this true? Being that we have hurricane season five months out of the year, is this realistic? Do you know what the reason for this rule is if it’s in fact true? Auntie [...]

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No TV access to World Cup

No TV access to World Cup

| 14/06/2018 | 33 Comments
I know that Logic has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, but what happens to those of us who aren’t subscribers? I also suspect there are many people like me in Cayman whose TV can’t accommodate an antenna for picking up free-to-air channels and even those will not carry all of the [...]

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Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

| 12/06/2018 | 3 Comments
When the Department of Immigration (DOI) refuses an application for the granting of Caymanian status, does the board have to have grounds for refusal? Also, are they required to inform the applicant why the application was refused? Auntie’s answer:  When the Caymanian Status and Permanent Reside [...]

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Splitting house into apartments

Splitting house into apartments

| 11/06/2018 | 7 Comments
I’ve been told that a new neighbour wants to convert their house into three apartments. Do they need planning permission for this and do they need to ask permission from their other neighbours? Auntie’s answer: If your neighbour is planning on making the changes you describe, then, yes, he o [...]

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Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

| 08/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(Auntie): Today is World Oceans Day, so this seems like a very good day to recognise Hurley’s for a total switch from plastic to paper shopping bags, having awarded Jacques Scott for the same thing last month. However, I have to note that I did contact the other main supermarkets about their polic [...]

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Paid work experience not allowed

Paid work experience not allowed

| 07/06/2018 | 15 Comments
As an expat on a work permit can my 16-year-old son do work experience without a work permit? Can it be paid at all and is there a time limit? He wants to become a doctor and has been offered a placement over the summer. They offered to pay him a small amount to cover […] [...]

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Wants to recycle batteries

Wants to recycle batteries

| 06/06/2018 | 11 Comments
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled [...]

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Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

| 04/06/2018 | 2 Comments
I have a friend visiting. She is in the hospitality industry and was thinking of applying for a couple of jobs. She came in as a tourist. Is she allowed to do this or what are the restrictions? Auntie’s answer:  There are actually two different issues at play. A Department of Immigration official [...]

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Gas station restricts Sunday beer sales to cases only

Gas station restricts Sunday beer sales to cases only

| 03/06/2018 | 18 Comments
On a recent Sunday I went to [a certain] gas station to purchase beer. I was informed by several members of staff that their Sunday licence only permitted them to sell beer by the case (24 cans/bottles) and that I would have to combine my purchase with that of other people to meet this minimum [&hel [...]

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The legality of transporting fuels

The legality of transporting fuels

| 01/06/2018 | 0 Comments
On OfReg’s website it states any vehicle transporting dangerous goods needs to have a permit. Does this mean every vehicle needs a permit as they carry gas or diesel in the fuel tanks? It also seems to apply to propane tanks for BBQs as well. Would this also be the case? It states for any amount [...]

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Has speed limit been changed?

Has speed limit been changed?

| 30/05/2018 | 12 Comments
What is the speed limit on Eastern Avenue? It used to be 30 mph, but now the limit on West Bay Road has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph I am not sure if it has changed, too, and there are no road signs. Auntie’s answer: Well, this is an easy and straightforward […] [...]

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Fiancé reaching end of term limit

Fiancé reaching end of term limit

| 29/05/2018 | 18 Comments
My fiancé is approaching his term limit. I still have five years left. If we get married now rather than later, am I able to add him to my work permit as a dependent and give him five more years to live/work here before we have to decide on whether to apply for PR? Auntie’s […] [...]

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What happened to the ‘floating restaurant’?

What happened to the ‘floating restaurant’?

| 28/05/2018 | 4 Comments
I went for a boat ride the other day in Governors Harbour and I noticed that the rusting hulk of the wanna-be Stingray City Floating Restaurant, formerly known as MV Aqua, is no longer anchored there. I am hoping that it was safely disposed of and that the owners did not just take it to […] [...]

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