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Civil servants and petitions

Civil servants and petitions

| 19/11/2018 | 0 Comments
Could you please tell us whether or not civil servants would be able to collect signatures in addition to signing petitions? [...]

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Explaining the new Customs policy

Explaining the new Customs policy

| 15/11/2018 | 10 Comments
Several months ago, it was reported that you no longer have to complete customs declaration forms if you have not exceeded your entitlement/concession. However, our customs officers are still expecting completed forms from everyone. What are the facts? [...]

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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 l [...]

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Following police instructions on the road

Following police instructions on the road

| 12/11/2018 | 3 Comments
If a policeman is directing traffic contrary to the working traffic lights what are drivers supposed to do? Specifically, when the policeman at the junction of Fort Street, Harbour Drive and North Church Street is waving traffic forward but the lights are red, am I supposed to commit an offence by [...]

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What religions are practised in Cayman?

What religions are practised in Cayman?

| 09/11/2018 | 8 Comments
I am new to Cayman and I have noticed the many churches on the island. But I was wondering what other religions are represented here? [...]

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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 [...]

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Expunging minor convictions

Expunging minor convictions

| 05/11/2018 | 4 Comments
Can you find out if the Expungement Board also expunges minor offences from the record such as disorderly conduct etc? Auntie’s answer: The short reply is “yes”, but below you will find some details on the board and the process, for those who want more in-depth information. The Criminal Record [...]

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Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

| 05/11/2018 | 14 Comments
Is it possible for you to post an article with pictures showing the differences between a Cayman blue and the invasive green iguanas? I am hoping that when the cullers were vetted they were shown differences and how to quickly/easily spot which is which. I would love to see good photos of them side [...]

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Segways and the Traffic Law

Segways and the Traffic Law

| 01/11/2018 | 21 Comments
1. Should the Segways that go along West Bay Road use the road or the pavement? I have seen pedestrians forced into the road when they are on the pavement, but also deliberately hold up traffic when they are on the road. 2. I have been seeing Segway tours being conducted on the sand on Seven [&hell [...]

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Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

| 31/10/2018 | 50 Comments
I have been trying to find out why I keep getting charged customs duty on the shipping and insurance costs for personal goods I’m bringing into Cayman via a freight forwarder company. I’ve looked at the Customs Law and Customs Tariffs Law and cannot see anything about this. Is it even legal for [...]

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Keeping PR if off-island for a year

Keeping PR if off-island for a year

| 29/10/2018 | 6 Comments
If you leave with permanent residency do you have to start over if you ever return? Can special circumstances be considered, like your mother is in her 80’s and you wanted to spend some time with her and she lives outside Cayman? Auntie’s answer: You do not have to start the process over but [...]

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Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments
Can the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) say what happens to all the used engine oil in the Sister Islands? Commercial dive boats, cars and other vehicles, industrial equipment used oil, the utility diesel generators? Auntie’s answer: I asked the DEH and received a very prompt reply. An of [...]

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Requirements to be a bus driver

Requirements to be a bus driver

| 26/10/2018 | 3 Comments
What are the licensing and insurance requirements for bus drivers, and is there any review interval for re-qualification (i.e. ongoing vision testing etc)? Auntie’s answer: The requirements for bus drivers can be found in the Traffic (Public Passenger Vehicles) Regulations (2014 Revision). A staff [...]

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Proper dress for teachers

Proper dress for teachers

| 24/10/2018 | 4 Comments
Can the public be made aware of the dress code policy for government teachers? Auntie’s answer: I reached out to the Department of Education Services (DES) and very quickly received a response to your question. While there isn’t a written policy on dress, the DES has published guidelines which a [...]

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Drivers need to turn off their high beams

Drivers need to turn off their high beams

| 23/10/2018 | 39 Comments
What are the laws regarding the use of high beam lights in vehicles? I’m constantly blinded by at least 35% of vehicles driving around with high beam lights for no real reason. Maybe you can ask RCIPS as well if this is not enforceable or should I just have a spotlight to beam back into […] [...]

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