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Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

Consumer hit with US$25K water bill

| 17/09/2018 | 80 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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E-government progress update

E-government progress update

| 07/08/2018 | 1 Comment
What government services are available online? I am aware that it is now possible to order a police clearance. What else is available? Are they planning to expand the online offering? Auntie’s answer: As you note, you can now fill out the form for a police clearance certificate from wherever your [...]

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Checks needed for Public Beach

Checks needed for Public Beach

| 30/07/2018 | 4 Comments
Is there any update for plans to police ‘Wild West Beach’, formerly known as Public Beach? Unlicensed vendors of all kinds, including wave runners racing through swimmers and onto beach at full throttle. Insurance? No. Chair vendors taking the prime beachfront advising visitors it’s their priv [...]

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Is moonshine legal in Cayman?

Is moonshine legal in Cayman?

| 24/07/2018 | 7 Comments
Is it legal in Cayman to produce alcoholic beverages for personal consumption only? If so, which ones are legal? For example, can I make a mash from my own mangoes and make moonshine, or use the beer and wine kits which are available on the island? Are they legal? Auntie’s answer: The type of beve [...]

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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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