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Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

Food supply to Cayman amid US shutdown

| 16/01/2019 | 6 Comments

Will the US government shutdown affect food supply to the Cayman Islands? I have also heard that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cut back on inspections. Will that compromise the safety of the products that are imported and put out on Cayman’s shelves? Auntie’s answer: I am sure that many people here share […]

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Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

| 06/01/2019 | 3 Comments

I know this question has come up before, but why can’t the National Roads Authority properly police the parking of “For Sale” vehicles opposite Queen’s Court? Every day I pass this collection of cars and realtors’ “For Sale” signs assembled alongside one of Cayman’s most prominent tourist roadways. What a mess.

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Trees damaging neighbour’s fence

Trees damaging neighbour’s fence

| 14/12/2018 | 0 Comments

I was wondering what to do about a neighbour’s trees encroaching on our fence. They are getting huge — about 30 feet high — and the trunks are starting to bend the fence, and roots are lifting up under the fence. These types of trees grow very large and tall fast, to around 50 feet tall […]

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The tale of the missing Gimistory

The tale of the missing Gimistory

| 11/12/2018 | 5 Comments

Why has Gimistory been cancelled for two years in a row? I really miss it! Auntie’s answer: Before I get into the “why” I must clear up one thing. While it may seem that Gimistory (which is also a favourite of mine) has been gone for two years, the last time it was cancelled was […]

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Suggestions for donating toys

Suggestions for donating toys

| 10/12/2018 | 1 Comment

I want to donate some of my son’s toys to charity. Can you tell me where I can do this? Auntie’s answer: While I am always happy to find the answers to difficult questions and help people solve problems, I cannot deny it is also nice to be able to deal with a query such […]

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Preventing release of personal information

Preventing release of personal information

| 06/12/2018 | 5 Comments

I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in Cayman is public, with voters’ names, residential addresses, and occupations. Doesn’t that fall afoul of GDPR, or the local data protection laws? Auntie’s answer: Actually, a representative of the Office […]

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Where are the sidewalks?

Where are the sidewalks?

| 30/11/2018 | 7 Comments

I’m visiting Cayman and enjoying my time here, but I am struck by the lack of sidewalks in many places. The island is flat as can be, so pedestrians would not have any hills to contend with. It’s fine if you are walking in the Seven Mile Beach area but it seems if you venture […]

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Who prints Cayman’s money?

Who prints Cayman’s money?

| 27/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Where is our currency printed?

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Upset about Sunday construction noise

Upset about Sunday construction noise

| 20/11/2018 | 2 Comments

I wonder if you could shed some light on construction on Sundays. There is a new apartment complex being built next to two existing complexes and we expect noise from the site during the week, but we are extremely disturbed that during the weekends, on both Saturdays and Sundays work continues.  From 8am until about […]

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What ingredients are in local packaged foods?

What ingredients are in local packaged foods?

| 14/11/2018 | 4 Comments

Almost all locally made packaged food products sold in the supermarkets, whether baked goods, ice cream, sauces, etc., do not carry any ingredients list on them. This goes for products bought by the supermarkets (e.g. bulla, ice cream) and for products made by the supermarkets (e.g. bread). I’d love to support local, but I also don’t […]

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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 is the DEH calendar which provides […]

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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 making changes […]

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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 that is required and being well qualified […]

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