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Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

Why can’t Caymanian architecture be preserved?

| 24/04/2018 | 12 Comments
I’m new to the island and have been intrigued by the traditional Cayman houses since I saw the wattle-and-daub display at the museum when I first arrived. I don’t see too many around so I was surprised to see one being demolished at the corner of Hospital Road and Elgin Avenue in December. As I [...]

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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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PPM will need to move headquarters

PPM will need to move headquarters

| 22/04/2018 | 4 Comments
I just noticed that the PPM headquarters on Crewe Road is for sale. Do we know if they are seeking a new headquarters? Also, can we find out how much they paid for this property when it was bought compared to what it is listed for?” Auntie’s answer:  Actually, the property in question at 48 [...]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018 | 15 Comments
With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? Auntie’s answer: I have not yet received a reply to your question from the Department of Environmental Health, but just this [...]

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Uber service might reduce drunk driving

Uber service might reduce drunk driving

| 18/04/2018 | 18 Comments
I was wondering if an Uber-type taxi service would be allowed in Cayman? I believe the amount of drunk drivers on the road here in Cayman must partly be a reflection of the horrendous prices taxis charge and the lack of other viable alternatives. Auntie’s answer: This is another of those questions [...]

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Is advertising allowed on our beaches?

Is advertising allowed on our beaches?

| 16/04/2018 | 4 Comments
While walking on the beach recently, I noticed a tall advertisement banner planted in the sand, on the beach side of Hyatt. Is this permitted? Auntie’s answer: Advertising is not allowed without getting formal permission. A Ministry of Planning official explained that a banner sign on the beach wo [...]

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Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

Unhappy with state of old Hyatt property

| 15/04/2018 | 15 Comments
I had thought that Cayman government passed a law some years ago that empowered it to charge $25,000 a day to owners of derelict properties. Why then is Dart not charged for the eyesore formerly called the Hyatt hotel, which as many know, is the remains of an amazing property destroyed by Hurricane [...]

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Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

Landlord wants to charge tenant’s guests

| 12/04/2018 | 19 Comments
Just wondering what the laws are for landlords and registering their rentals and how tenants can know if it is a legally registered rental property. I know of a landlord who also wants to charge their tenants hotel rates for family to visit and stay in her studio apartment. Not to mention she has be [...]

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Can an MLA be ousted from office?

Can an MLA be ousted from office?

| 08/04/2018 | 1 Comment
How do you initiate a vote of no confidence for elected officials? Auntie’s answer: I think your question is about removing Members of the Legislative Assembly from office rather than a vote of no confidence, which can be exercised for the premier. This occurred in 2012, when then-premier McKeeva [...]

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Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

| 05/04/2018 | 10 Comments
Someone said that slingshots are illegal in the Cayman Islands. Can you please confirm that? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that I thought would be easy to answer, but I was wrong. However, an RCIPS spokesperson helped me through it. Apparently, there is nothing specific in the la [...]

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Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

| 03/04/2018 | 18 Comments
(Auntie): As a general rule, I try to stay positive and look on the brighter side of things, especially when I encounter so many people, both in the public and private sector, who genuinely seem determined to help, some of whom I have praised with an Ask Auntie Award. However, there are occasions wh [...]

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Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

Disturbed by coconut seller in neighbourhood

| 28/03/2018 | 13 Comments
How are street vendors regulated? Suddenly I have someone selling coconuts outside my house, not downtown where the tourists are but in a residential neighbourhood. Can he do this? Can I freely tell him to move along? Auntie’s answer: There are several departments potentially involved in answering [...]

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MLAs jumping the queue

MLAs jumping the queue

| 27/03/2018 | 3 Comments
I’ve noticed on several occasions MLAs visiting the government building and demanding their personal applications be processed right away. Do you think they should get priority? They treat the staff with no respect. Auntie’s answer: Up front I will say that I have never had time for people who t [...]

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DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

DVDL should exchange licence plates at all offices

| 26/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Why are the new licence plates not available at the Breakers and West Bay locations of the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL)? You go and get your vehicle inspected and licensed at these two places, then have to go to the Crewe Road office to pick up your new licence plates. Such [...]

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DEH did not pick up garbage

DEH did not pick up garbage

| 25/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Online, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) states that garbage is supposed to be collected from residences once a week, on the day listed (here is the link). However, over a two-and-a-half-week period recently in the Rum Point area, garbage wasn’t even collected once. And it wasn [...]

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