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VIP treatment of MLA at airport

VIP treatment of MLA at airport

| 10/12/2017 | 0 Comments
Today I arrived in Cayman on the same flight as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and his wife.  Why is it that upon disembarking they were taken directly through Immigration and Customs without queueing and then skipped the (very long) line to pay their duty? I’d like to point out that th [...]

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Removing an MLA from office

Removing an MLA from office

| 07/12/2017 | 0 Comments
While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA? Also in the case of [&he [...]

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Why will airfares be increasing so much in 2018?

Why will airfares be increasing so much in 2018?

| 06/12/2017 | 5 Comments
I have noticed while planning some trips next year that some flights have gone up a considerable amount. Is it just the carrier/fuel or has GCM increased their landing fees and passed the costs onto the carriers and in turn onto me? Auntie’s answer: An official with the Cayman Islands Airports Aut [...]

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Receiving child support when father is not working

Receiving child support when father is not working

| 04/12/2017 | 3 Comments
I have a child-maintenance question. You mention attachment to earnings if the person is employed. What if the person is self-employed or unemployed or quits the job just before the first attachment of earnings is due? How does the mother of the child receive the child maintenance owed? Auntie’s a [...]

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Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

| 30/11/2017 | 4 Comments
What if I have a legitimate injury that makes it hard/painful for me to walk but I am not permanently disabled? Can I use a Blue Spot? Auntie’s answer: Today’s question appeared as a comment on a CNS article about the RCIPS announcing a no-tolerance policy on people who illegally park in spots [...]

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Taking cell phone video on the road

Taking cell phone video on the road

| 29/11/2017 | 1 Comment
Just wondering what the actual cell phone and driving laws are here in Cayman. Is it legal to be driving with your phone on your dash recording a video of yourself ranting on about your latest beefs? Doesn’t seem to be paying attention to the road and can’t you wait until you get home to [&helli [...]

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Hotel service fees and tipping

Hotel service fees and tipping

| 28/11/2017 | 2 Comments
When staying at local hotels, who are charging a mandatory service fee and also a resort charge, am I correct that the valet would be covered? We did a staycation and once you add all the tips, taxes and resort fees the nightly charge becomes surprisingly high. I felt overly pressured by the valet g [...]

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Are there noise restrictions on home building?

Are there noise restrictions on home building?

| 26/11/2017 | 1 Comment
What are the permitted work hours for residential construction projects? Auntie’s answer: I am guessing your question centres around ensuring that the time you are home is not disturbed by general pounding and other noises related to a house being built in your neighbourhood. Unfortunately, a Mini [...]

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New fee on CUC bill needs explaining

New fee on CUC bill needs explaining

| 23/11/2017 | 11 Comments
I noticed on my CUC bill that they have introduced a sixth charge for renewable energy. Is this something new that they are charging their customers for now? Customers have to pay for: facilities charge, energy charge, licence and regulatory fees, government fuel duty and fuel cost, and now this n [...]

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Unfinished walls an eyesore

Unfinished walls an eyesore

| 22/11/2017 | 11 Comments
Can you explain to me why there are so many unfinished block walls (fences) on this island? It seems the people can afford to construct these walls all around their property but when it comes to the final stage of painting or finishing it with a texture they just stop. I see walls that have [&hellip [...]

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Driver wants answers on roadblock

Driver wants answers on roadblock

| 21/11/2017 | 6 Comments
Can you let us know why the police are blocking off the road in the morning that connects you to the Newlands bypass (East-West Arterial) and, more importantly, to Prospect Primary School? Auntie’s answer: The police have put a roadblock in place to limit access to Poindexter Road in the morning, [...]

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Inspecting the fresh fish market

Inspecting the fresh fish market

| 19/11/2017 | 10 Comments
Is there any regulation or monitoring of the fish vendors downtown? While the fish always looks fresh, my concern is how long it might go unrefrigerated. Hoping for some reassurance that it is safe to frequent these stalls. Is there any truth to the rumour that these fish are brought in from other [...]

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Needs help finding the ombudsman

Needs help finding the ombudsman

| 15/11/2017 | 1 Comment
How do you contact the new ombudsman? Can’t see any contact details on the government website, gov.ky. Auntie’s answer: In the interest of being thorough, I also searched the government website. I found the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner ( [...]

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Slow going for new licence plates

Slow going for new licence plates

| 13/11/2017 | 8 Comments
I was told back in April when I renewed my vehicle licence that I would be contacted by DVDL when I could exchange it for the new licence being phased in. It has been about seven months now and still no word. How long is this process supposed to take? Auntie’s answer: The Department of […] [...]

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Unhappy with change in discounted airfare

Unhappy with change in discounted airfare

| 08/11/2017 | 1 Comment
I purchased tickets during the August sale that Cayman Airways had for travel dates during September 2017. Unfortunately Cayman Airways called me to cancel my outgoing flight to Miami due to Hurricane Irma and I had to reschedule my trip. I have managed to rebook my trip for October. However, Cayma [...]

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