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The tale of the missing Gimistory

The tale of the missing Gimistory

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments
Why has Gimistory been cancelled for two years in a row? I really miss it! Auntie’s answer: Before I get into the “why” I must clear up one thing. While it may seem that Gimistory (which is also a favourite of mine) has been gone for two years, the last time it was cancelled was […] [...]

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How to buy repossessed vehicles

How to buy repossessed vehicles

| 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments
Where can I get/view the repossessed cars from the bank? Auntie’s answer: I have to admit that this question makes me a bit sad. I cannot fault you for inquiring about repossessed cars but it does conjure images of people who have fallen on hard times, which is especially upsetting as we get neare [...]

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Suggestions for donating toys

Suggestions for donating toys

| 10/12/2018 | 1 Comment
I want to donate some of my son’s toys to charity. Can you tell me where I can do this? Auntie’s answer: While I am always happy to find the answers to difficult questions and help people solve problems, I cannot deny it is also nice to be able to deal with a query such […] [...]

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Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

| 06/12/2018 | 4 Comments
Do we have any pollution monitoring here on the island? Ocean water quality, air quality, anything? Are there any statistics, on any topic? On the WHO website it seemed we are the only country that is not proactive in regards to these matters. Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that n [...]

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Preventing release of personal information

Preventing release of personal information

| 06/12/2018 | 5 Comments
I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in Cayman is public, with voters’ names, residential addresses, and occupations. Doesn’t that fall afoul of GDPR, or the local data pro [...]

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Trucks need to be better regulated

Trucks need to be better regulated

| 04/12/2018 | 6 Comments
Are there any rules that apply to the increasing number of large, poorly driven and maintained trucks that threaten the safety of motorists using Shamrock Road? I have seen a speeding truck pass a school bus as children were alighting, trucks that spill their wet load onto vehicles behind, numerous [...]

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Objecting to a coastal works application

Objecting to a coastal works application

| 03/12/2018 | 5 Comments
Can the wider public voice objections to coastal works applications regardless of how close they live to the site? How are those objections considered? [...]

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Pesticide use in organic farming

Pesticide use in organic farming

| 02/12/2018 | 11 Comments
I am a regular visitor to farmers market at the cricket grounds. I like to buy from there as I believe the produce sold there are organic. But, as I understand it, even the certified organic products worldwide are allowed to use a certain percentage of pesticides, etc. [...]

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Where are the sidewalks?

Where are the sidewalks?

| 30/11/2018 | 7 Comments
I’m visiting Cayman and enjoying my time here, but I am struck by the lack of sidewalks in many places. The island is flat as can be, so pedestrians would not have any hills to contend with. It’s fine if you are walking in the Seven Mile Beach area but it seems if you venture […] [...]

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Maintaining Caymanian status if off-island

Maintaining Caymanian status if off-island

| 28/11/2018 | 9 Comments
Please can you check on how long you are allowed to be away if you have status and are naturalised with a Cayman passport? [...]

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Who prints Cayman’s money?

Who prints Cayman’s money?

| 27/11/2018 | 0 Comments
Where is our currency printed? [...]

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Spouse applying for RERC while overseas

Spouse applying for RERC while overseas

| 26/11/2018 | 1 Comment
Can a non-Caymanian spouse apply for the Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC) and subsequently the rights to be Caymanian on the grounds of marriage while off island? Or does the couple/non-Caymanian spouse have to reside in Cayman during the process? [...]

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Determining increases in mortgage interest

Determining increases in mortgage interest

| 25/11/2018 | 16 Comments
If the US prime rate is 5.25 percent for the month of October 2018, by how much percent should the banks in the Cayman Islands increase their mortgage interest rate? [...]

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How private is genetic information?

How private is genetic information?

| 22/11/2018 | 2 Comments
Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking to a friend who is wary of being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that cause increased risk of certain cancers. Their doctor doe [...]

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Clarifying duty-free rules

Clarifying duty-free rules

| 21/11/2018 | 3 Comments
I was wondering if I can bring in tobacco, and/or spirits, in excess of the duty-free allowance, for my personal use, under the $500 allowance; i.e., if I only spend $100 at Target can I bring in $200 worth of Bailey’s, and $200 of Marlboro lights for my $500? Auntie’s answer: This is one of [&h [...]

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