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Please don’t park by double yellow lines

Please don’t park by double yellow lines

| 21/09/2017 | 14 Comments
Just out of curiosity, don’t double yellow lines mean you can’t park there? Every time I cross Smith Cove, there is a line of cars parked along the double yellow lines and I have yet to see a police car attempting to move any of them or issue tickets for illegal parking. Maybe I’m mistaken [&h [...]

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Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

| 20/09/2017 | 31 Comments
I was trying to go to Seven Mile Beach on Sunday and I saw a beach access by Christopher Columbus condos going into West Bay. When I pulled to the roadside by the beach access, I saw signs on the condo complex wall stating the roadside was a fire lane and parking was not allowed […] [...]

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Maximum hours for construction workers

Maximum hours for construction workers

| 17/09/2017 | 5 Comments
How many hours a day can a construction worker be on the job? Is there a limit? Auntie’s answer: I took your question to the Department of Labour and Pensions to see if they could help. Unfortunately, a department official explained that the Labour Law does not cover exactly what you are enquiring [...]

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What size knives are allowed in Cayman?

What size knives are allowed in Cayman?

| 13/09/2017 | 31 Comments
I just want to know what the legal size limits are for knives here in Cayman. I’ve seen a few knives overseas that I would like to get, but I don’t want to get in trouble with customs. I’ve tried asking a few people here, but the answers vary a lot. So is it blade […] [...]

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Reselling duty-free cigarettes

Reselling duty-free cigarettes

| 11/09/2017 | 8 Comments
A friend of mine travels regularly to Florida. Even though he does not smoke, on his return he always brings a carton of duty-free cigarettes. He in turn sells the cigarettes privately in Cayman. I’ve told my friend that this may be illegal and it could affect his work permit if he is stopped by [ [...]

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Taking cats through airport security

Taking cats through airport security

| 08/09/2017 | 19 Comments
We will be leaving Cayman in a few months time and will be taking our two cats, adopted from the Humane Society, with us. They’ll travel in carriers as our carry-on baggage. I’ve read all the rules for the airline and for pet export, and import to the other country. I’m wondering a [...]

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Interested in getting cannabis oil

Interested in getting cannabis oil

| 06/09/2017 | 13 Comments
The FDA just admitted cannabidiol (CBD) is beneficial and it is legal in the US to sell and ship cannabis oil containing CBD. Does anyone on the island sell it? If not, would Cayman customs allow it to be imported? Auntie’s answer: A related question has come up before concerning insurance for tre [...]

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Concerned about cruelty to animals

Concerned about cruelty to animals

| 05/09/2017 | 10 Comments
Who decides what is animal cruelty and what is humane? Why is it inhumane and illegal to kill a blue iguana but it is OK to hack a green iguana to death with a machete? Why is it humane to keep a small cage packed full of land crabs in the hot sun for days […] [...]

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What are the rules for using Segways?

What are the rules for using Segways?

| 05/09/2017 | 46 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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CUC smart meters and emissions

CUC smart meters and emissions

| 31/08/2017 | 17 Comments
How dangerous is the radiation from CUC’s smart meters? Also, how far away should the meters be from frequently used rooms? Auntie’s answer: I can understand your concern, especially as every day something else seems to get added to the list of electronics that can be harmful. The radiation refe [...]

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Paying pension for a small business

Paying pension for a small business

| 30/08/2017 | 0 Comments
I have a question on small business pension requirement. If you are working but not receiving a salary as you are putting everything into making the company a success, what are your pension responsibilities and how do you determine the amounts? Auntie’s answer: To clarify this question, I confirme [...]

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Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

| 29/08/2017 | 1 Comment
Why is it that Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier, has not managed to integrate their reservation system into the Immigration system (but are able to provide the necessary information to the US authorities) whereas the foreign carriers have? Auntie’s answer: After a bit of back and forth wi [...]

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Unhappy with rubbish collection

Unhappy with rubbish collection

| 27/08/2017 | 4 Comments
What’s the appropriate party to speak to regarding the garbage service? I know this isn’t the top job for most people, but I don’t think the staff should show such little regard to the belongings of householders. Time after time my bins are scattered on the road, the bin house gate broken, etc [...]

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Unable to find video of PAC hearing

Unable to find video of PAC hearing

| 23/08/2017 | 0 Comments
Why has GIS removed the section of TV footage regarding the Public Accounts Committee hearings on the Ministry of Community Affairs on 16 August 2017, from the CIGTV uploaded broadcast on the CIGTV YouTube channel? And who instructed that section to be removed from public viewing? Research shows al [...]

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Maintaining Caymanian status if living abroad

Maintaining Caymanian status if living abroad

| 20/08/2017 | 18 Comments
In your column on Maintaining the right to be Caymanian, you state: “However, if you go overseas for no more than six months in a row for such things as education, health, vacation or business, you will still be considered a resident.” 1) Are you saying that if I were to travel to Cayman every [ [...]

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