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Misses the fountain and benches in Heroes Square

Misses the fountain and benches in Heroes Square

| 21/12/2016 | 14 Comments

I work in the downtown George Town area and pass by Heroes Square on a daily basis. I notice that the fountain in Heroes Square is never on and I can’t recall if I’ve ever seen it on. Is there a reason this fountain isn’t run? Is it in disrepair or just a maintenance issue? It s [...]

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Rules for refunds of work permit fees

Rules for refunds of work permit fees

| 20/12/2016 | 2 Comments

I saw in the news that immigration has introduced a new form for people to use to request withdrawal or cancellation of a work permit or refund of a work permit fee. Could you find out when and under what circumstances someone can apply for a refund on a work permit?

Auntie’s answer: Th [...]

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The law on flag burning

The law on flag burning

| 20/12/2016 | 8 Comments

Is it legal to burn the Cayman Islands flag as a form of protest?

Auntie’s answer: This is an interesting question and one that has been in the news recently as part of all the insanity of the US presidential election. Up there, the right to burn the flag has been upheld as protected un [...]

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Fire Service boat a necessity

Fire Service boat a necessity

| 18/12/2016 | 0 Comments

Why does the Cayman Islands Fire Service need a boat?

Auntie’s answer: There is actually a very practical and important reason for the Fire Service to maintain a boat and it has to do with the airport. An official with the unit explained that the boat is needed “to provide a water res [...]

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Regulations dealing with boat safety

Regulations dealing with boat safety

| 15/12/2016 | 0 Comments

What does the applicable Cayman legislation require regarding provision of life jackets/lifesaving equipment on locally licensed boats, particularly those that take tourists out on North Sound trips to places like Stingray City, or on deep sea fishing trips around the island and further offshore? [...]

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Selling a property without CIREBA

Selling a property without CIREBA

| 14/12/2016 | 49 Comments

My condo on Grand Cayman is listed with CIREBA. Can any CIREBA agent sell it or just the agent I listed it with? Can non-CIREBA real estate companies sell my property or am I now obligated to go through CIREBA? Can I sell it without using an agent and if so, how?

Auntie’s answer: I put [...]

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Switching to single-member constituencies

Switching to single-member constituencies

| 13/12/2016 | 1 Comment

A member of staff from the Elections Office came round to my house a few weeks ago and while she was there I filled out a form because I have moved district since the last elections. But when I checked the revised voter list today, my name is still registered for the district where I used to live [...]

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Rules for operating online business

Rules for operating online business

| 12/12/2016 | 5 Comments

Do you need a trade and business licence to run an online business (selling product both in Cayman and overseas) whilst resident (dependent of work permit holder) in Cayman?

Auntie’s answer: It seems this issue of working online is of interest here. Today’s query came in response to [...]

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Missing licence plates and illegal trailers

Missing licence plates and illegal trailers

| 11/12/2016 | 5 Comments

There seems to be an increasing amount of vehicles missing the front licence plate on our roads. Some have the licence plate placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Is this legal? There also seems to be an increasing amount of homemade trailers on our roads. Those trailers are missing brake lights a [...]

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Is there a way to check if barracuda is toxic?

Is there a way to check if barracuda is toxic?

| 08/12/2016 | 13 Comments

I’ve heard barracuda is poisonous but you can eat it if it is tested on ants first. Is that true?

Auntie’s answer: I will do my best to answer your question, with full expectations that others will weigh in with their own ideas. Barracuda has that effect on people.

I have been [...]

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Get dangerous bikers off the road

Get dangerous bikers off the road

| 07/12/2016 | 6 Comments

What can be done about the crazy motorbikers who use the roads to carry out dangerous stunts, even when there is traffic around? Last night a young man balanced on his seat whilst still moving and then went onto one wheel at 5:45pm, so when there was lots of traffic. I was driving behind him an [...]

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Constitution should have a braille version

Constitution should have a braille version

| 06/12/2016 | 3 Comments

I read that the Constitutional Commission and the Human Rights Commission are working on producing an audio version of the Cayman Islands Constitution for people who have vision problems (See Audio of Constitution for visually impaired ‘soon come’). Is there also a copy of that or any of our [...]

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Working online and off-island

Working online and off-island

| 05/12/2016 | 7 Comments

Is it legal for someone who is off-island to do online work for a local company?

Auntie’s answer: This could easily have been a one-word answer, allowing Auntie to take the rest of the day off, but I wanted to give you your money’s worth so will add some context.

For those who [...]

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How to stop email fraudsters

How to stop email fraudsters

| 04/12/2016 | 1 Comment

Who would be the person to report phishing emails purported to be from FLOW to? I keep getting emails that appear to be from FLOW saying I have breached their terms and conditions and must click on a link to rectify. I even got two one day. Of course I delete them as soon as received but theyR [...]

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Are plea bargains accepted in Cayman?

Are plea bargains accepted in Cayman?

| 01/12/2016 | 1 Comment

Does Cayman have a system in place to accept plea deals from persons accused of crimes? Whether it be traffic or criminal related? For example, if I am charged with DUI, can I plead guilty in exchange for community service to save everyone the time?

Auntie’s answer: Apparently there is [...]

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