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Missing motorbike licence plate causing problems

Missing motorbike licence plate causing problems

| 30/08/2018 | 4 Comments
I start by referencing one of your previous Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) answers (see New licence plates should have original numbers): “A customer can request a new number and he or she would have to pay to make that change. Or, if the new plates were ready for collectio [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 29/08/2018 | 61 Comments
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? Auntie’s answer: Yes, it is possible to opt out of vaccinations and enrol your child in school in Cayman. You will need to fill out a Statement of Exemption from DES Immunization Policy, which you [...]

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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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Is CULL still culling lionfish?

Is CULL still culling lionfish?

| 28/08/2018 | 1 Comment
I haven’t heard anything from CULL (Cayman United Lionfish League) recently and not much about the lionfish problem generally. The only invasive creature we hear about is the green iguana. Is CULL still active? And what is the situation with the lionfish — is it getting worse or better? Au [...]

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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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How loud can you play music when driving?

How loud can you play music when driving?

| 23/08/2018 | 11 Comments
I was wondering if there was some sort of legal limit on how loud music should be in one’s car? I have stopped next to people whose music is booming and I myself have had music playing very loudly in my car (some music is just better loud). I ask this because when I have […] [...]

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When working doesn’t need a work permit

When working doesn’t need a work permit

| 21/08/2018 | 12 Comments
I’m the spouse of a work permit holder. I have some work for an overseas company which I can do from home. What’s the legal position for me to do so? Am I expected to get a work permit (they have no physical presence in Cayman)? Auntie’s answer: Your particular circumstances apparently [...]

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Beach access at Boggy Sand

Beach access at Boggy Sand

| 20/08/2018 | 3 Comments
There is a beach access sign located on the south side of the entrance to the Boggy Sands development being built now on West Bay Road, just north of Cemetery Beach. The first part of the beach access path from West Bay Road to Boggy Sand Road is overgrown with plants and tree roots. The path [&hel [...]

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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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Is speeding ticket still valid?

Is speeding ticket still valid?

| 15/08/2018 | 3 Comments
What is the statute of limitations on issuing a speeding ticket in Grand Cayman? Auntie’s answer: I followed up with the reader to clarify that more than six months have elapsed since he was stopped for speeding and he has not received the ticket, so he was wondering if the statute of limitations [...]

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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 14/08/2018 | 4 Comments
I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP look [...]

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Resist urge to remove barrier to beach

Resist urge to remove barrier to beach

| 13/08/2018 | 6 Comments
If it is clearly labelled as public access to the beach and blocked, can’t anyone from the public just tear down the barrier without having to complain to Planning? Auntie’s answer: I realise it is tempting to get in there and take care of the offending blockage yourself, but there are legal con [...]

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Dog poop and leash laws

Dog poop and leash laws

| 12/08/2018 | 18 Comments
I will be moving to Grand Cayman and bringing my dog. Is there anywhere I can walk my dog or let him off the leash? Auntie’s answer: Unfortunately, while there seem to be a lot of dog lovers in Cayman, it is not a particularly dog-friendly place. There are no dedicated dog parks on island [&hellip [...]

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‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

| 10/08/2018 | 22 Comments
With everything going on about women being sexual assaulted by various civil servants, can you advise if there is a policy for office romances? My boss is married but having an office affair with a subordinate. They have been together for years and caught kissing, and rumour has it that last year tw [...]

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