Tag: Ask Auntie

Buses should not stop in roundabouts

Buses should not stop in roundabouts

| 22/10/2018
What are the rules in regard to where school buses can stop? I have seen a school bus stop on the roundabout by Hurley’s (on the inside lane) to allow children to disembark. It appears incredibly dangerous to me to expect all traffic entering the roundabout to stop. [...]

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Distraught over neighbour’s barking dogs

Distraught over neighbour’s barking dogs

| 12/10/2018
I have had to listen to the excessive barking of my neighbour’s dogs for years now. I am not exaggerating when I say these dogs bark all day every day and all night every night and I have honestly come to the point where I cannot tolerate this any longer. I do not look forward […] [...]

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Insurance companies take away drug choices

Insurance companies take away drug choices

| 28/09/2018
How can a doctor prescribe a medication to treat a chronic illness and an insurer then decide they know better than the doctor and choose not to cover it? What is even more infuriating is the Big Pharma alternative is three times more expensive than cannabis oil and has so many side effects yet they [...]

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CNS offers help to job seekers

CNS offers help to job seekers

| 26/09/2018
Here is my dilemma: I am Caymanian. I have a good application packet that includes my resume, my immigration status, my police clearance, cover letter…everything the different ads seem to require. I have applied for at least 100 jobs in the last four months, and despite having everything that is [...]

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OfReg’s oversight of water companies

OfReg’s oversight of water companies

| 20/09/2018
(Auntie): On Monday I answered a question from a reader who had received an eye-popping bill from Cayman Water (see Consumer hit with US$25K water bill), and said that I had contacted the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) for its input and would let readers know when I heard from th [...]

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Consumer hit with US$25,000 water bill

Consumer hit with US$25,000 water bill

| 17/09/2018
I just received a whopping US$25,000 water bill from Cayman Water due to a water pipe break on the outside of my home. I contacted Cayman Water to ask why they did not bother to contact me when they saw my bill increase from the normal $80 average that I pay per month and why couldn’t […] [...]

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Who controls fees banks can charge consumers?

Who controls fees banks can charge consumers?

| 04/09/2018 | 0 Comments
I would like to know who has authority and oversight of the fees charged by the banks in Cayman. I suggest that you ask your readers about their experiences. [...]

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Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

| 03/09/2018
Can you please bring to the spotlight an issue with the Scholarship Secretariat? Kids have been waiting since June to have their tuition fees paid at three US universities with suspension for non-payment and late fees piling on. No one is answering emails or phone. It’s a crisis and shame. [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 30/08/2018
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? [...]

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How loud can you play music when driving?

How loud can you play music when driving?

| 23/08/2018
I was wondering if there was some sort of legal limit on how loud music should be in one’s car? I have stopped next to people whose music is booming and I myself have had music playing very loudly in my car (some music is just better loud). I ask this because when I have […] [...]

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Permanent resident wants to join the RCIPS

Permanent resident wants to join the RCIPS

| 17/08/2018
I see that the RCIPS has now opened up recruitment to include expats who have been legally resident for at least four years. A few years back, it used to be the same, we had to be on Island a certain amount of time in order to apply. When I reached the required time, they […] [...]

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