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Clearing out bulk items for the holidays

Clearing out bulk items for the holidays

| 08/11/2018 | 0 Comments
Will there be a bulk waste collection for all districts this year before the holiday season? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will once again be offering free collection of bulk waste items on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman ahead of the holidays. Here [...]

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When are Cayman’s holidays next year?

When are Cayman’s holidays next year?

| 07/10/2018 | 1 Comment
ANSWER UPDATED: Where can one find a list of the Cayman Islands public holidays for 2019? The Cayman Islands Government website sets out only the 2018 ones. [...]

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CAL explains seat selection costs

CAL explains seat selection costs

| 03/10/2018 | 6 Comments
I have heard that Cayman Airways will soon be charging passengers for seat selection on flights. Could you find out if this is true? Auntie’s answer: I would have to say the answer is a bit yes but mostly no. Fabian Whorms, Cayman Airways president and CEO, explained that the airline will be makin [...]

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Company is copying another’s ad

Company is copying another’s ad

| 30/09/2018 | 3 Comments
I have been a small business owner since 2011. I now have an issue with another vendor (I’m not sure if they are actually licensed or not), who is literally copying my online advertisement content word for word and using it in their own adverts. Would you be able to tell me if there are any [ [...]

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CNS offers help to job seekers

CNS offers help to job seekers

| 26/09/2018 | 63 Comments
Here is my dilemma: I am Caymanian. I have a good application packet that includes my resume, my immigration status, my police clearance, cover letter…everything the different ads seem to require.  I have applied for at least 100 jobs in the last four months, and despite having everything tha [...]

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Mapping rights of way in Cayman

Mapping rights of way in Cayman

| 24/09/2018 | 0 Comments
Could you please tell me where we can get a copy of the public access/rights of way for the entire island of Grand Cayman? Where do we find these? [...]

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OfReg’s oversight of water companies

OfReg’s oversight of water companies

| 20/09/2018 | 21 Comments
(Auntie): On Monday I answered a question from a reader who had received an eye-popping bill from Cayman Water (see Consumer hit with US$25K water bill), and said that I had contacted the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) for its input and would let readers know when I heard from th [...]

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Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

| 17/09/2018 | 82 Comments
I just received a whopping US$25,000 water bill from Cayman Water due to a water pipe break on the outside of my home. I contacted Cayman Water to ask why they did not bother to contact me when they saw my bill increase from the normal $80 average that I pay per month and why couldn’t […] [...]

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Waiting for approval of cemetery vault

Waiting for approval of cemetery vault

| 05/09/2018 | 1 Comment
I have been trying for several months to get permission from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to build a vault in a private family plot in a public cemetery. My request keeps getting passed from one officer to another without a decision being made. Would you be able to find out how ques [...]

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Who controls fees banks can charge consumers?

Who controls fees banks can charge consumers?

| 03/09/2018 | 32 Comments
I would like to know who has authority and oversight of the fees charged by the banks in Cayman. I suggest that you ask your readers about their experiences. Auntie’s answer: I have not met anyone who is happy about the fees their bank charges. My particular pet peeve is being charged to withdraw [...]

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Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

| 03/09/2018 | 14 Comments
Can you please bring to the spotlight an issue with the Scholarship Secretariat? Kids have been waiting since June to have their tuition fees paid at three US universities with suspension for non-payment and late fees piling on. No one is answering emails or phone. It’s a crisis and shame. Auntie [...]

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What to do with mouldy books?

What to do with mouldy books?

| 28/08/2018 | 1 Comment
I have a number (lots!) of books which are showing early signs of mould. Thus, I don’t think it’s fair to bring them to the Humane Society book loft, NCVO, etc as they could infect others. They will probably fill my trunk, so throwing out one/week into the garbage isn’t a viable so [...]

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Long-serving staff at Cayman Airways

Long-serving staff at Cayman Airways

| 26/08/2018 | 9 Comments
I have three questions I need answered about Cayman Airways: Who is the longest serving female employee and who is the male? Who was the first flight attendant? Auntie’s answer: It’s always nice to recognise people who have stayed with the same company for so many years. Fabian Whorms, president [...]

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Do gas station pumps measure fuel equally?

Do gas station pumps measure fuel equally?

| 23/08/2018 | 5 Comments
Every gas station in the US I’ve ever been to has a tamper-proof seal from a regulatory body sealing the measurement mechanism for a fuel pump and noting the date it was last inspected. However, I have never seen an equivalent here in the Cayman Islands. How can customers be certain that the volum [...]

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Permanent resident wants to join the RCIPS

Permanent resident wants to join the RCIPS

| 16/08/2018 | 5 Comments
I see that the RCIPS has now opened up recruitment to include expats who have been legally resident for at least four years. A few years back, it used to be the same, we had to be on Island a certain amount of time in order to apply. When I reached the required time, they […] [...]

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