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Waiting for improvements to Public Beach

Waiting for improvements to Public Beach

| 03/04/2017 | 2 Comments

OK, so the Kimpton hotel has opened but when are we getting the dog park plus walking and cycling paths in the area that Dart promised as part of the deal for government closing the road by Public Beach?

Auntie’s answer: The short answer is that those changes are coming, but the final p [...]

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Beach needs to be cleaned up

Beach needs to be cleaned up

| 02/04/2017 | 7 Comments

I have a question about all the trash on the beach in front of Royal Palms. Every single morning their beach is completely littered with plastic cups, straws, broken bottles and general trash. Are there any regulations regarding littering for these venues? Imagine what tourists must think walki [...]

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Would like to see list of taxi fares

Would like to see list of taxi fares

| 30/03/2017 | 11 Comments

Is either the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s fare schedule or the Public Transport Board’s recently produced fare schedule available for publication? It would be really useful to have these to hand because on occasions that drivers have tried to charge me excessive fares, they have ofte [...]

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Strata complexes need to help with recycling

Strata complexes need to help with recycling

| 28/03/2017 | 7 Comments

Whichever company (private or government owned) does the recycling of plastic, metal and glass in Cayman, can they place separate bins at each strata for collecting these recyclables and pick them up at regular intervals? There are some large bins at Kirk Market, Camana Bay, etc. but not everyone [...]

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Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

| 27/03/2017 | 6 Comments

One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don&# [...]

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Getting rid of abandoned cars

Getting rid of abandoned cars

| 26/03/2017 | 3 Comments

Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued?

Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted- [...]

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Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 5 Comments

Can you help with a work permit question please? My last position was made redundant after a company restructuring and I lost my job just before my term limit was up. I wasn’t able to find a new job right away and was added to my husband’s work permit as a dependant. Now I’m fin [...]

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Photo op with green iguana

Photo op with green iguana

| 22/03/2017 | 4 Comments

Recently, on driving through town, I noticed an iguana sat on a chair with a sign for tourists to hold him and being charged. Surely this is not the sort of tourism we should be encouraging.  Personally, I think this is totally wrong for the Cayman image/brand. Who gives approval for this type [...]

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What to do with pets that die

What to do with pets that die

| 21/03/2017 | 12 Comments

What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet?

Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was abl [...]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments

I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t?

Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the impo [...]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 3 Comments

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a P [...]

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Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

| 16/03/2017 | 4 Comments

With all the HIV testing being pushed recently on the radio and various media outlets, the news breaking of false positive tests belonging to expat workers, etc, I can’t help but wonder is there any kind of immigration requirements being implemented that require people to be tested for vari [...]

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Can landlords bar certain renters?

Can landlords bar certain renters?

| 15/03/2017 | 6 Comments

I was reading some rental ads today and noticed how specific and restrictive some of them are; for example: “Landlord would prefer a professional couple or a family with one child. Please no pets allowed.” “Professionals only please, sorry no pets and no children.” Is that even legal? I r [...]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017 | 25 Comments

I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some say I should offer to pay hal [...]

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Sharing taxis from the airport

Sharing taxis from the airport

| 07/03/2017 | 33 Comments

Is it correct that taxi drivers from the airport can charge the same fare to each passenger going to the same area? We had to share a taxi from the airport to a SMB hotel and had to wait while a passenger was dropped off to the Marriott only to be charged the same fare to go to another hotel. Sur [...]

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