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Tag: Ask Auntie

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

| 22/06/2017
How does the government issue taxi licences? What are the criteria and is there any kind of limit on how many are issued per year or at any one time? [...]

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Suspects son is smoking ganja

Suspects son is smoking ganja

| 13/06/2017
My 15-year-old son came home from spending the evening with friends smelling like weed. I don’t know if he was actually smoking himself or around people who were. Either way, this concerns me. I’m not sure what I should do. Any advice? [...]

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Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

Neighbour wants to replace fence with wall

| 08/06/2017
You have a chain link fence around your yard that you put there with your own money, without any help from your neighbour. Now your neighbour would like to put a block wall there instead. Are you obligated to help the neighbour with half of the cost, even though I have a fence there already? [...]

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When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

When are we marking the birthday of the Queen?

| 06/06/2017
Britain is celebrating the Queen’s official birthday on 10 June, and all my local calendars show Monday, 12 June to be a public holiday for that event. However, Mr (Franz) Manderson has declared Monday, 19 June as Cayman’s public holiday to mark the event. So which is it? [...]

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Public bus travels by the airport

Public bus travels by the airport

| 18/05/2017
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. [...]

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Advice sought on investment options

Advice sought on investment options

| 11/05/2017
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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How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

How is stamp duty assessed on inherited property?

| 20/04/2017
I am leaving my house to my children in my will. When I die, will they have to pay stamp duty on their inheritance? If so, how would government work out what that is? [...]

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‘Going Dutch’ on a date

‘Going Dutch’ on a date

| 09/03/2017
I was married for 20+ years and recently divorced, so I have been out of the dating game for a while. I have been asked out to dinner by a man at work and I like him but I’m not sure how to handle the paying part. My friends are giving me different advice. Some […] [...]

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Unsure about roundabout right of way

Unsure about roundabout right of way

| 28/02/2017
When exiting the Butterfield roundabout (by AL Thompson’s) heading to Camana Bay, who has right of way to merge, if two cars are turning off at the same time? I understood it was always the right-hand lane which had priority, but my Canadian work colleague believed it was the inside lane who had p [...]

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Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

Doesn’t see a need to hear about Anne Frank’s diary

| 17/02/2017
Who selects the speakers and why do they focus mostly on violence? Are there guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to children? Why mess up children’s minds with horrors of violence? Anne Frank’s diary had been exploited and overused. No offence, but reliving a tragedy [...]

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Personal drones are privacy pests

Personal drones are privacy pests

| 14/02/2017
I was sitting on my patio yesterday, drinking my coffee and enjoying the breeze when I heard a whirring noise. When I looked up there was a drone watching me. It flew over the house and then came back again and landed at a house in Canal Point. I heard that there is a rule […] [...]

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