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Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

| 21/02/2019 | 3 Comments

As a Caymanian I recently travelled to Jamaica using my British passport on which I encountered resistance as I attempted to check in at the Cayman Airways counter in Kingston. The supervisor immediately asked that I show proof of residency in Cayman in order to board as I have no stamp in the passport to […]

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Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

| 20/02/2019 | 1 Comment

I attempt to recycle everything I can and even make product choices based on packaging. My question is, since all the recyclables are shipped off island for processing anyway, why are we only recycling types 1 and 2 of plastic through the DoE? Surely it would be to Cayman’s benefit to send everything we can […]

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Teaching civics in schools

Teaching civics in schools

| 19/02/2019 | 1 Comment

I just read that a CNN poll found that 12% of American adults had never even heard of Mike Pence, which suggests that about 30 million voters have no clue who the vice president is, let alone what he stands for, which is astounding. That made me think, is civics taught in Cayman schools, such […]

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Outdoor lights disturbing the neighbourhood

Outdoor lights disturbing the neighbourhood

| 18/02/2019 | 4 Comments

Recently one of my neighbours put up some very bright security lights in his large backyard. The lights are on very high poles and the way the lights are aimed they not only illuminate his yard but a good portion of others such as mine. It is like living next to a sports stadium all […]

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Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

Nearby residents concerned about KAABOO

| 15/02/2019 | 47 Comments

It may be too late to ask this, but as members of the community in the neighbourhoods around the KAABOO site this weekend, a lot of us are worried we will have issues with rowdy festival goers throughout the neighbouring area of Governor’s Harbour. We are concerned there may be people parking along our roads […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019 | 10 Comments

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead? Auntie’s answer: This is a very timely question as the Department of Environmental Health […]

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Using cell phones in government offices

Using cell phones in government offices

| 13/02/2019 | 2 Comments

Does Auntie know why various government departments seem to adopt “regulations” without any rhyme or reason? The use of cell phones being the major one since they are quite ubiquitous these days.

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Overseas coverage for CINICO members

Overseas coverage for CINICO members

| 12/02/2019 | 3 Comments

Will CINICO cover students while studying overseas? Not every student will study in the UK. Not every student studying overseas is considered an international student, therefore won’t require school-issued insurance. What about retirees on extended holidays lasting 3-6 months overseas, will CINICO cover them? Current civil servants on holidays, will they be covered in the […]

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Road signs and passing on a divided highway

Road signs and passing on a divided highway

| 11/02/2019 | 11 Comments

It infuriates me that people when driving on a dual carriageway don’t know that they should keep to the left lane unless they are passing. If I’m correct, perhaps you could ask the National Roads Authority to put up some signs. So, my question is: Should traffic stay in the left lane unless passing? Auntie’s […]

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Update on Public Beach improvements

Update on Public Beach improvements

| 08/02/2019 | 22 Comments

I am wondering if you could give us an update on the several miles of pedestrian and bike paths that in 2013 Dart had promised to build in conjunction with the Kimpton hotel? Also, I believe a nine-acre park was also promised that would include shade trees, children’s play areas, space for public camping, and […]

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Give and you shall receive … a plastic bottle?

Give and you shall receive … a plastic bottle?

| 07/02/2019 | 7 Comments

Could you please convey a request to charities, etc, organising sports or other events with giveaways such as t-shirts and plastic bottles to please consider giving away those little flashing lights you can attach to your t-shirt or shoes or bag? I see a LOT of people exercising on the roadside early mornings (well done!) […]

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No wifi at airport arrivals hall

No wifi at airport arrivals hall

| 06/02/2019 | 32 Comments

I recently was at the remodelled airport to pick up arriving guests. While waiting for them I wanted to use wifi from the airport on my phone. I found, I believe it was, CIAA guest, but it required a password. I asked a not very nice (friendly) parking machine attendant for the password. Her reply […]

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Urgent case of missing man

Urgent case of missing man

| 05/02/2019 | 0 Comments

What is a Category 1 missing person? Auntie’s answer: This question came up in the comments last week under this article: Search intensifies for missing homeless man. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service was referring to the seriousness of the case of 72-year-old Eral Keith Whitely, who was last seen 26 December. An RCIPS spokesperson […]

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Old term limit needs two-year extension

Old term limit needs two-year extension

| 04/02/2019 | 3 Comments

I have a boyfriend who has been on a work permit for the last seven years and will be on rollover in September this year. I phoned the immigration department to inquire and I was told that the term limit has changed from seven to nine years therefore a further two-year extension can be sought. […]

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Traffic lights need buttons for pedestrians

Traffic lights need buttons for pedestrians

| 01/02/2019 | 6 Comments

Why is it that the pedestrian crossings in central George Town have not been outfitted with the button-operated lights as has been done for other relatively new crossings? These GT crossings are the most used and these lights would certainly benefit pedestrians and drivers (providing they have a delay between activations) if/when installed. Then the […]

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