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Can expat kids be kept out of school?

Can expat kids be kept out of school?

| 13/12/2018
Does the government keep track of children attending school on island? Cayman is very transient. Is it possible to move to the island with my family and not enroll my children in school? How is that monitored, aside from nosy neighbours? However, if ever questioned, the person could lie and say they [...]

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Preventing release of personal information

Preventing release of personal information

| 06/12/2018
I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in Cayman is public, with voters’ names, residential addresses, and occupations. Doesn’t that fall afoul of GDPR, or the local data pro [...]

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Objecting to a coastal works application

Objecting to a coastal works application

| 04/12/2018
Can the wider public voice objections to coastal works applications regardless of how close they live to the site? How are those objections considered? [...]

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Pesticide use in organic farming

Pesticide use in organic farming

| 03/12/2018
I am a regular visitor to farmers market at the cricket grounds. I like to buy from there as I believe the produce sold there are organic. But, as I understand it, even the certified organic products worldwide are allowed to use a certain percentage of pesticides, etc. I would like to know which pes [...]

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Determining increases in mortgage interest

Determining increases in mortgage interest

| 26/11/2018
If the US prime rate is 5.25 percent for the month of October 2018, by how much percent should the banks in the Cayman Islands increase their mortgage interest rate? [...]

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How private is genetic information?

How private is genetic information?

| 22/11/2018
Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking to a friend who is wary of being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that cause increased risk of certain cancers. Their doctor does no [...]

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Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

| 05/11/2018
Is it possible for you to post an article with pictures showing the differences between a Cayman blue and the invasive green iguanas? I am hoping that when the cullers were vetted they were shown differences and how to quickly/easily spot which is which. I would love to see good photos of them side [...]

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Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

| 01/11/2018
I have been trying to find out why I keep getting charged customs duty on the shipping and insurance costs for personal goods I’m bringing into Cayman via a freight forwarder company. I’ve looked at the Customs Law and Customs Tariffs Law and cannot see anything about this. Is it even legal for [...]

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Drivers need to turn off their high beams

Drivers need to turn off their high beams

| 24/10/2018
What are the laws regarding the use of high beam lights in vehicles? I’m constantly blinded by at least 35% of vehicles driving around with high beam lights for no real reason. Maybe you can ask RCIPS as well if this is not enforceable or should I just have a spotlight to beam back into […] [...]

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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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