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Wants early-morning construction to stop

Wants early-morning construction to stop

| 12/07/2018 | 6 Comments
Who deals with noise complaints? I have lived in an address for a number of years. In the past year a piece of land next door has been sold and planning permission granted for houses. The building team now turns up and begins work at 7am Monday to Friday — no problem. However, they turn up a [...]

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Can all cars use gas containing ethanol?

Can all cars use gas containing ethanol?

| 05/07/2018 | 41 Comments
I’ve passed by Refuel, the new gas station in Industrial Park, several times and noticed the lower prices they offer on their gas. But is the fuel OK to use in all types of cars? I’ve checked their website and cannot find any information about that. Auntie’s answer: I have also been intrigued [...]

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How do you keep scorpions away?

How do you keep scorpions away?

| 05/07/2018 | 23 Comments
UPDATED: Recently I’ve found a couple of scorpions in my house. I was able to deal with them but have a few questions. How do they get into the house and how do you stop them from coming? Also, am I correct that the scorpions found here are not lethal? Auntie’s answer: I have just […] [...]

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Suspects rat poison laid in public place

Suspects rat poison laid in public place

| 28/06/2018 | 8 Comments
I was appalled on a recent morning to see rat poison just placed in the open in The Strand parking lot. Many tourists and especially young children will not know that this is serious poison as it looks like a blue bar of soap. I have no idea who does the pest control in this […] [...]

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Visitor wants to use travellers cheques

Visitor wants to use travellers cheques

| 28/06/2018 | 12 Comments
I am from the UK and holiday with my family in Grand Cayman every year. We have always brought American Express US dollar travellers cheques with us for spending money and we could cash them at (a local bank). But that bank recently changed its policy regarding cashing these to non-customers. Here i [...]

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No TV access to World Cup

No TV access to World Cup

| 14/06/2018 | 33 Comments
I know that Logic has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, but what happens to those of us who aren’t subscribers? I also suspect there are many people like me in Cayman whose TV can’t accommodate an antenna for picking up free-to-air channels and even those will not carry all of the [...]

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The legality of transporting fuels

The legality of transporting fuels

| 01/06/2018 | 0 Comments
On OfReg’s website it states any vehicle transporting dangerous goods needs to have a permit. Does this mean every vehicle needs a permit as they carry gas or diesel in the fuel tanks? It also seems to apply to propane tanks for BBQs as well. Would this also be the case? It states for any amount [...]

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Diving back into the Kittiwake

Diving back into the Kittiwake

| 08/05/2018 | 0 Comments
Can anyone advise if the Kittiwake site is open and divers are able to go throughout the ship like previously? Additionally, what is the new depth? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the site is open for divers. For those who don’t know, the USS Kittiwake was a US naval vessel sunk off West Bay in 2011 to [& [...]

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Wants to hear steel pan in Cayman

Wants to hear steel pan in Cayman

| 06/05/2018 | 5 Comments
I know that steel drum band music is not as integral to Cayman’s culture as it is to some of the other Caribbean nations, and that the beautiful soca music is more popular in Cayman; but sometimes it can be fun and energising to listen to a great steel drum band perform as you experience y [...]

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The rules for trailers

The rules for trailers

| 02/05/2018 | 10 Comments
Is it still a requirement for trailers to be registered and have brake lights? A commercial trailer in front of me today had neither and I was wondering if our police check. Easy enough to do at the public docks when they are driving in and out of the parking areas – putting wave runners and [...]

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Answering ESO surveys is compulsory

Answering ESO surveys is compulsory

| 30/04/2018 | 11 Comments
This April the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) began conducting two surveys: a spring Labour Force survey and a business survey. I understand that answering the questions in the business survey is mandatory, which implies that participating in the spring Labour Force survey is not. However, wh [...]

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Update on BlueSky Airlines

Update on BlueSky Airlines

| 29/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(Auntie): After last week’s column on BlueSky Airlines (see BlueSky Airlines has dropped off radar) in which I explained I was unable to contact anyone from the company, I heard back from an executive there. What follows is what I have learned from Mark Ellinger, managing director of the airline. [...]

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BlueSky Airlines has dropped off radar

BlueSky Airlines has dropped off radar

| 23/04/2018 | 3 Comments
Whatever happened to the much-lauded BlueSky Airlines and their South American destinations? I see the offices are still signposted in Eastern Avenue and the website still up although no executives are now shown. Auntie’s answer: Talk of this airline dates back to 2013, when BlueSky first announce [...]

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Questions about water bill

Questions about water bill

| 20/03/2018 | 7 Comments
Can you please look into this as I have tried and am getting no explanation other than it’s just what they do. I was shocked to have to pay a large Water Authority bill for 41 days in January/February. My previous bill was for 19 days. They charge different amounts per cubic metre with an [&hellip [...]

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Curious about unidentified remains

Curious about unidentified remains

| 14/03/2018 | 1 Comment
Has there been any new information on the bones that were found in Bodden Town? Auntie’s answer: It turns out the timing of your question was just about perfect because an RCIPS press release came out today discussing those very bones. For the related CNS story, see Human bones found in BT remain [...]

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