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Seeks information on charitable organisations

Seeks information on charitable organisations

| 30/05/2017 | 3 Comments
Is there a register of charities on island? Somewhere online I can go and check if a charity is legally a registered one? Also, what are the laws regarding persons acting as a charity without legally being registered? Auntie’s answer: I have tracked down the answers to your questions with the help [...]

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Credit card taken behind closed doors

Credit card taken behind closed doors

| 29/05/2017 | 7 Comments
I was recently at the new vehicle licensing office out east (in Breakers) and used my credit card to pay for my yearly vehicle registration and the young man took my card and closed the door to the office whilst processing my payment. He took over 10 minutes to complete the processing. Should I be [ [...]

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Looking for prices at the pumps

Looking for prices at the pumps

| 28/05/2017 | 3 Comments
Where are the petrol prices listed? I heard there was a way to compare what is available. Auntie’s answer: Yes, you are right. There is actually a very comprehensive list of prices at each gas (petrol) station on the island. You can find it at the Petroleum Inspectorate website. The tables on th [...]

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Benefits of investing in rental property

Benefits of investing in rental property

| 25/05/2017 | 6 Comments
Is buying and renting property in Cayman a good investment? I will not be living in whatever I buy. I am looking to spend up to about $500,000. Auntie’s answer: It is always nice to see someone interested in investing in Cayman. To help you on your way, I consulted with Tony Catalanotto of Rainbow [...]

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Tracking air quality by GT landfill

Tracking air quality by GT landfill

| 24/05/2017 | 7 Comments
Is there any information on how often air levels are checked within a five-mile radius of the dump? Dealing with this toxic environment so close to an elementary school, homes and businesses should be Cayman’s top priority. But in the meantime, how close an eye is being kept on toxicity levels [...]

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Enforcement of community service orders

Enforcement of community service orders

| 22/05/2017 | 3 Comments
What happens when people who have committed crime or offences and have been ordered to complete a certain amount of hours of community service? It would be good to know for the general public what the actual process is; for example, what kind of community service do they usually perform, who is deci [...]

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Overstayer wants to return to Cayman

Overstayer wants to return to Cayman

| 21/05/2017 | 7 Comments
I was on island in 2013 and overstayed because I had no job and could not buy my plane ticket. Can I apply for another work permit or visa? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those good news/bad news scenarios. An immigration department official explained that you can apply for another permit or visa [...]

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Does right to be Caymanian equal right to be a candidate?

Does right to be Caymanian equal right to be a candidate?

| 18/05/2017 | 7 Comments
Can a Caymanian status holder stand for election? There are many resident expatriates and they really should have a voice in the LA. In the UK there are a large number of MPs of various ethnic origin reflecting the racial background of the voters. Auntie’s answer: Once more, the very prompt and he [...]

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Public bus travels by the airport

Public bus travels by the airport

| 17/05/2017 | 6 Comments
I understand there is a bus service now for US$2.50 from the airport to SMB. Is this true? I hear it runs every 20 minutes between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Auntie’s answer: I can report that it is true, the bus service does exist. The Ministry of Transport and Public Transport Unit (PTU) [&he [...]

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Putting up a home for bats

Putting up a home for bats

| 16/05/2017 | 2 Comments
How do I get a bat house and how much does it cost? Does it need planning permission? Are bats effective in controlling mosquitoes? Auntie’s answer: This issue was in the news quite recently, following a release from the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, and you could start by reading this on [...]

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Concerned about vote buying ahead of election

Concerned about vote buying ahead of election

| 15/05/2017 | 3 Comments
In the newspaper (last week), I saw an advert from a candidate inviting potential voters to meet him and benefit from free refreshments, bouncy castles for kids etc. Seems to me to be a form of attempted corruption or vote buying. Aren’t there laws against that kind of thing? Auntie’s answer: Y [...]

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Vetting procedures for youth leaders

Vetting procedures for youth leaders

| 11/05/2017 | 7 Comments
What types of background checks are carried out on persons wishing to work as a youth leader? I have a concern that a certain youth leader was involved with some explicit text messages with some of the female youth in a particular church back in 2007 and wonder how come this individual has been allo [...]

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Advice sought on investment options

Advice sought on investment options

| 10/05/2017 | 32 Comments
For what is considered a major financial centre, I am having difficulty in finding reasonably priced advice for a small investor. Most companies only appear to want large sums of money, the banks just insult you with their interest rates. Where can one invest $50,000? It is my life savings and I don [...]

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Not happy schools lose time as polling stations

Not happy schools lose time as polling stations

| 09/05/2017 | 15 Comments
Are you able to find out if it is mandated that where schools are being used as polling stations they must close for a half day the day before the election and if so what is the justification? I cannot fathom that it takes half a day to set the venue up for voting and […] [...]

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Used cars spoiling the landscape

Used cars spoiling the landscape

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Comments
I have noticed in the past week or so that the grass strip across from Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Road has been converted to a public used car lot. Is there not a law or regulation forbidding this type of activity? It makes our island look like a mess. What government agency would […] [...]

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