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How do I become part of the vendor village?

How do I become part of the vendor village?

| 18/04/2019 | 0 Comments

Who do we contact to get a stall in the Public Beach vendor village? Auntie’s answer: This question was asked in a comment on an article about the planned designated vendor village on Public Beach. I can give you a “who” to contact but the problem is I cannot give you a “when” yet. I […]

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How many new licence plates have been issued?

How many new licence plates have been issued?

| 17/04/2019 | 2 Comments

Auntie’s follow-up answer: After a previous column dealing with the issuing of the new licence plates, I asked the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing for clarification on the numbers, since there still seem to be many cars on the road carrying old plates. Among the questions asked were, how many plates have been exchanged […]

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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

| 16/04/2019 | 31 Comments

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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How do you request a new bus stop?

How do you request a new bus stop?

| 15/04/2019 | 9 Comments

I pass buses everyday who pull over at the yellow crossing on West Bay Road outside the medical school residence hall. Students stand at the crossing waiting for the bus, which is dangerous as cars don’t know if students are crossing or not and it’s an accident waiting to happen. The buses also block the […]

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How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019 | 14 Comments

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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Why are there green iguanas at the Turtle Centre?

Why are there green iguanas at the Turtle Centre?

| 11/04/2019 | 4 Comments

In January we took our young grandson to the Cayman Turtle Centre, where he enjoyed holding a turtle and going on the waterslide. As we were sitting near the swimming pool, I was surprised to see a number of green iguanas on the ground and in the trees nearby. As well, it appeared to me […]

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What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane?

What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane?

| 10/04/2019 | 1 Comment

I saw your column on dealing with looting after a hurricane, and my question is: What protections are in place to prevent any price gouging? Auntie’s answer: Anyone making money off other people’s misery is truly reprehensible. I can understand that certain circumstances may make it unavoidable to raise prices after a natural disaster, such […]

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Can same-sex spouse be granted dependency under work permit?

Can same-sex spouse be granted dependency under work permit?

| 09/04/2019 | 1 Comment

What happens if the Work Permit Board decides not to grant dependency to a same-sex spouse because they say they have “no power”? What is the recourse one would have to take in that case? Auntie’s answer: This question came up in the comments to a column last week on the rights of same-sex couple […]

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What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

What dive sites are affected by enhanced marine areas?

| 08/04/2019 | 4 Comments

It’s great that the Cayman government and the Department of the Environment plan to significantly expand and enforce the protected marine areas and increase the no-fishing and no-diving zones. I am a diver and will be sorry to lose access to some sites, but it is vitally important to protect this precious natural resource – and […]

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Are NPOs eligible for waivers on import duty?

Are NPOs eligible for waivers on import duty?

| 05/04/2019 | 0 Comments

I am a member of one of the local service clubs and we are registered as a non-profit organisation. We sometimes import shirts for our members to wear or other articles to sell as a fundraiser. My question is: What are the rules for paying import duty on those articles which we import? Are they […]

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