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What to do about unwelcome cullers?

What to do about unwelcome cullers?

| 05/09/2019 | 3 Comments

Every day this week there have been cullers, armed with guns, on my property. They have arrived on foot, by car, parking on my land, and even by boat. They do not ask permission. They are uninvited, unwelcome, and trespassing. I have to tell them to leave — I do not like confronting armed men. […]

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How can I recover my back wages?

How can I recover my back wages?

| 09/07/2019 | 1 Comment

I have a somewhat troublesome issue. I have won a judgement against a Cayman company for unpaid salaries and unfair dismissal way back in 2014, for a substantial amount of money. I have a letter signed by the managing director in 2016 stating that he would take personal liability for the debt, provided I give […]

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Can I apply for child support from overseas?

Can I apply for child support from overseas?

| 02/07/2019 | 3 Comments

I met a man in the UK in 2010. He took advantage of my vulnerability. He saw that I was vulnerable and wanted marriage. I wasn’t interested in marrying him. Our friendship developed and I had a son for him. He has never seen his son and now our son is 8 years old. My […]

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How is the decision made to deport someone?

How is the decision made to deport someone?

| 08/05/2019 | 14 Comments

When someone on a work permit is convicted of a crime here, why don’t they get automatically deported after they complete their sentence? I have read articles on expats committing crimes where they are ordered to be deported once they get out of prison and others where that doesn’t seem to be the case. What […]

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The law and carrying a machete at night

The law and carrying a machete at night

| 03/01/2019 | 1 Comment

When is a machete considered a restricted weapon and when is it just a tool? Would you detail for us this legislation “possessing a restricted weapon at night”? I don’t recall it from the Penal Code. Auntie’s answer: The question came up in the comments last week under this article: Machete in car lands WB man […]

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Expunging minor convictions

Expunging minor convictions

| 05/11/2018 | 4 Comments

Can you find out if the Expungement Board also expunges minor offences from the record such as disorderly conduct etc? Auntie’s answer: The short reply is “yes”, but below you will find some details on the board and the process, for those who want more in-depth information. The Criminal Records (Spent Convictions) Law (2018 Revision) […]

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Looking to sue a lawyer

Looking to sue a lawyer

| 10/10/2018 | 5 Comments

We would like to take a local “family law” firm and their lawyer to court to seek damages. We are scared to do so though, as the courts here appear to favour attorneys over family and child welfare. Are there any law firms that specialise in this or anything available through the Attorney General’s office? […]

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Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

| 05/04/2018 | 10 Comments

Someone said that slingshots are illegal in the Cayman Islands. Can you please confirm that? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that I thought would be easy to answer, but I was wrong. However, an RCIPS spokesperson helped me through it. Apparently, there is nothing specific in the law that, as it pertains […]

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Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

| 22/03/2018 | 5 Comments

I am trying to find out if it is illegal to sleep in my car or if it’s legal to live on a boat? I already know trailer homes are illegal but not all of us agree with ridiculous real estate prices and trying to keep the image of our precious high standard of living. […]

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Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

| 16/03/2018 | 29 Comments

We have seen in the recent past the actions and articulations of the Cayman Islands Government (and at times other legislators) in regards to freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press. For instance: the Cayman(ian) Compass ad-pull and public rebuke by legislators (on both sides); the speaker’s recent comments and warning/veiled threat […]

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