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Remaining in Cayman after quitting work

Remaining in Cayman after quitting work

| 25/06/2018 | 12 Comments
I will quit working in October. My work permit expires in December. Would I be able to stay on island another 20-30 days after I quit working? Auntie’s answer: First of all, for anyone who is not aware, under the Immigration Regulations (2015 Revision), it is required that if someone who holds a w [...]

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Why are security guards directing traffic?

Why are security guards directing traffic?

| 25/06/2018 | 9 Comments
I would like to know why there are two security guards stopping cars at the entrance to the Royal Palms where the new tunnel is being built so that vehicles coming out of there can get on to West Bay Road? Last week I was forced to stop so that the guard could let out […] [...]

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Leave the sea turtles alone

Leave the sea turtles alone

| 21/06/2018 | 12 Comments
I saw people at Public Beach recently pick up a turtle that was trying to come in presumably to lay eggs. Only when I said something to them did they put it down and leave it alone, but the turtle then swam back out and didn’t come back. Would you remind people that live and […] [...]

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Reasons for holding onto immigration white card

Reasons for holding onto immigration white card

| 20/06/2018 | 1 Comment
What is the purpose of the ‘retain’ portion of the white card immigration form I have to fill in when entering the Cayman Islands by plane, being the part I then must keep with my passport and re-present to immigration when leaving the Cayman Islands? What happens if I lose it? Can’t the immig [...]

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In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

In search of a pickleball game in Cayman

| 19/06/2018 | 21 Comments
Is there a place we could play pickleball on the island? We are on a cruise ship and thought it would be fun if we could play pickleball instead of going on an excursion. Auntie’s answer: I have to say I never expected to see “pickle” and “ball” in the same sentence, much less the [&hellip [...]

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Wants to return after PR denied

Wants to return after PR denied

| 19/06/2018 | 5 Comments
I was turned down for permanent residency and am now thinking of returning after my year is up. I know I can’t return to Cayman until November 1, but can I apply for a work permit to return before that date, or do I have to wait until then to apply? Auntie’s answer: Yes, you […] [...]

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Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

| 17/06/2018 | 8 Comments
I’m married to a Caymanian and I’ve been living here for four years. I have a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC). Am I eligible to apply for naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen on grounds of marriage? I understand that I need to be married for seven [...]

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No car inspections when it rains

No car inspections when it rains

| 14/06/2018 | 45 Comments
A colleague of mine has just advised that the licensing department can no longer provide vehicle inspections in rainy weather. Is this true? Being that we have hurricane season five months out of the year, is this realistic? Do you know what the reason for this rule is if it’s in fact true? Auntie [...]

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No TV access to World Cup

No TV access to World Cup

| 14/06/2018 | 33 Comments
I know that Logic has the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup, but what happens to those of us who aren’t subscribers? I also suspect there are many people like me in Cayman whose TV can’t accommodate an antenna for picking up free-to-air channels and even those will not carry all of the [...]

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Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

| 12/06/2018 | 3 Comments
When the Department of Immigration (DOI) refuses an application for the granting of Caymanian status, does the board have to have grounds for refusal? Also, are they required to inform the applicant why the application was refused? Auntie’s answer:  When the Caymanian Status and Permanent Reside [...]

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Splitting house into apartments

Splitting house into apartments

| 11/06/2018 | 7 Comments
I’ve been told that a new neighbour wants to convert their house into three apartments. Do they need planning permission for this and do they need to ask permission from their other neighbours? Auntie’s answer: If your neighbour is planning on making the changes you describe, then, yes, he o [...]

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Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

Kudos to Hurley’s for going green

| 08/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(Auntie): Today is World Oceans Day, so this seems like a very good day to recognise Hurley’s for a total switch from plastic to paper shopping bags, having awarded Jacques Scott for the same thing last month. However, I have to note that I did contact the other main supermarkets about their polic [...]

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Paid work experience not allowed

Paid work experience not allowed

| 07/06/2018 | 16 Comments
As an expat on a work permit can my 16-year-old son do work experience without a work permit? Can it be paid at all and is there a time limit? He wants to become a doctor and has been offered a placement over the summer. They offered to pay him a small amount to cover […] [...]

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Wants to recycle batteries

Wants to recycle batteries

| 06/06/2018 | 11 Comments
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled [...]

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Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

| 04/06/2018 | 2 Comments
I have a friend visiting. She is in the hospitality industry and was thinking of applying for a couple of jobs. She came in as a tourist. Is she allowed to do this or what are the restrictions? Auntie’s answer:  There are actually two different issues at play. A Department of Immigration official [...]

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