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Is stamp duty paid on leases?

Is stamp duty paid on leases?

| 21/08/2019 | 13 Comments

Why rent when it seems you have to pay for stamp duty on your lease agreement no matter the length of time on your lease? I’ve never paid this stamp duty but if it is the case, it makes more sense to buy. Can you confirm that lease agreements regardless of the length of time […]

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Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

| 20/08/2019 | 14 Comments

I went to the Botanic Park and was asked to pay $25. Nowhere in the fee schedule is there mention of $25. When I protested that I was a resident and had never paid over $5, I was then charged $5 upon proof. Why the demand for $25? Was this legitimate? And why is the […]

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Was scholarship opportunity publicised?

Was scholarship opportunity publicised?

| 20/08/2019 | 4 Comments

On 9 August 2019 an article was published in the local media about three Caymanians receiving a scholarship from Flow. According to the article, “The following day, the students met with the leadership team again for a mix and mingle hour. During this activity, the leadership team evaluated the students to decide which applicants would […]

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How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

How does CUC calculate monthly fuel costs?

| 18/08/2019 | 7 Comments

How does CUC determine the fuel cost multiplier used with kWh consumed to calculate the total fuel cost on the monthly bill? Auntie’s answer: A CUC representative explained how the company determines the fuel cost used as part of the calculation of monthly electric bills, and I think it best to quote the answer directly. […]

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Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

Why is roundabout foliage such a mess?

| 15/08/2019 | 5 Comments

I drive by the Hurley’s roundabout on a daily basis and I’ve noticed that it’s quite unkempt/overgrown with vegetation, and the TV monitors/screens haven’t worked in some time. Isn’t this roundabout still sponsored by DMS? If not, shouldn’t the NRA or another company maintain it better as the overgrowth does hinder adequate visibility? Auntie’s answer: […]

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What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

What happens if a Caymanian business partner dies?

| 15/08/2019 | 3 Comments

Hypothetically, a micro business is set up with the required 60% Caymanian, 40% non-Caymanian. There are just two people involved, and it’s going along nicely, but the Caymanian sadly passes away. What becomes of the business and the non-Caymanian’s status both in the business and on the island? Auntie’s answer: The Local Companies (Control) Law […]

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Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

Are airport taxis still charging a flat rate?

| 14/08/2019 | 5 Comments

Can you clarify whether the flat rate taxi fares from the airport are still in effect? Or did those change? The previous rate sheet had a separate section for rates from the airport, which were a little bit lower than if you calculate by the mile.  Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on […]

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What crimes bar people from running for office?

What crimes bar people from running for office?

| 12/08/2019 | 5 Comments

What kind of crimes and how long one will have to be in jail for different crimes to stop one from running for MLA in the elections? I heard one can go to jail for some kind of crime and still run for elections and other crimes one cannot run for election. The relevant section […]

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Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

| 11/08/2019 | 4 Comments

I am applying for permanent residency. Is it required that I own property for my application to be successful? Auntie’s answer: There is nothing in the latest related legislation, the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018, that says property ownership is mandated for an application for a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate to be approved. However, investment […]

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Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

Why Christmas cards arrived this summer?

| 08/08/2019 | 16 Comments

Last week three Christmas cards arrived in my Cayman Brac post office box, two from within the Cayman Islands and one from the UK. While it’s always fun to get Christmas mail in the middle of summer, I’m very curious about where it’s been all this time. Are there deep dark corners of the postal […]

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