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How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

| 24/06/2019 | 0 Comments

We love the Cayman Islands and people and we visit almost every year to enjoy our hard-earned and long-awaited vacations. Later this year we have reservations for accommodations on the East End of Grand Cayman and also on the Sister Islands. We understand that the heavy influx of Sargassum seaweed this year is a problem […]

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Where are my packages from overseas?

Where are my packages from overseas?

| 21/06/2019 | 15 Comments

I shop locally in Cayman wherever possible and am happy to support local business, however there are some items which I sometimes have to source from overseas, and most of the time these items are delivered via parcel post at the Airport Post Office. The issue is, though, that it is a completely hit and […]

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Is national diversity a WORC goal?

Is national diversity a WORC goal?

| 20/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Are employers still required to have a diverse range of nationalities among their work permit holders? Auntie’s answer: To offer context, I received this question in response to a CNS article on Governor Martyn Roper posting a graphic on his Facebook page depicting the many nationalities in Cayman on work permits, and saying that it […]

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Can I relicense car without any plates?

Can I relicense car without any plates?

| 19/06/2019 | 1 Comment

I know there is amnesty for expired vehicle licences. What happens if someone doesn’t have plate number to hand in but can hand in the vehicle logbook? Vehicle logbook will have VIN numbers which they can crosscheck in the system. Will they ask no questions as part of amnesty rules? Auntie’s answer: Under the amnesty, […]

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How do I protect my creative work?

How do I protect my creative work?

| 18/06/2019 | 1 Comment

How do you copyright artwork or designs that would go on, say, t-shirts, mugs, etc? Auntie’s answer: If you had asked me this question four years ago, I would have said simply, “You don’t”. However, Cayman’s intellectual property (IP) regime has made great strides since then. If you want an overview on how things have […]

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Why doesn’t the NRA publicise roadworks?

Why doesn’t the NRA publicise roadworks?

| 17/06/2019 | 6 Comments

Why is it that the NRA hardly ever notifies the driving public BEFORE making changes along our roads? Recent examples are the THREE pedestrian crossings around the junction of Mary Street and North Church Street, pedestrian crossings on Walkers Road and South Sound road, lane restrictions by the CNB roundabout. The NRA appears to have […]

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Why are name and address details of crimes not published?

Why are name and address details of crimes not published?

| 14/06/2019 | 3 Comments

Can you explain why the local media (CNS included) does not publish the exact name and location of accidents, robberies, police arrests etc.? Media seems to have no problem identifying people who are involved in water sports incidents. It would be helpful to know that individuals living near XYZ condos should be on the lookout for […]

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Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

| 13/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Is there anyone at the Department of Immigration/Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman qualified to review and interpret the thorough and expensive medical questionnaires and X-rays furnished for work permits or say, continuation of Caymanian status at 18 (R22)? It seems unlikely that any application could be legally denied on the basis of an immigration employee’s […]

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How does UK impose direct rule on a British Overseas Territory?

How does UK impose direct rule on a British Overseas Territory?

| 12/06/2019 | 3 Comments

Under what circumstances would the British Government impose direct rule over one of its overseas territories? Auntie’s answer: I can answer the query in general terms and also offer an example of direct rule being imposed. The process of implementing direct rule is fairly straightforward, though the pathway to reach that point is more involved. […]

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Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

Why haven’t the NRA responded to my suggestions?

| 11/06/2019 | 19 Comments

I have written to the NRA a couple of times through their feedback email address and on Facebook and have not received a response. I made a suggestion to possibly help the traffic issue leaving town and heading east in the evenings, which is getting increasingly worse. My suggestion was that from 4:30pm onwards add […]

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