Tag: Ask Auntie

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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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 15/08/2018
I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP look [...]

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Dog poop and leash laws

Dog poop and leash laws

| 13/08/2018
I will be moving to Grand Cayman and bringing my dog. Is there anywhere I can walk my dog or let him off the leash? [...]

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‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

| 10/08/2018
With everything going on about women being sexual assaulted by various civil servants, can you advise if there is a policy for office romances? My boss is married but having an office affair with a subordinate. They have been together for years and caught kissing, and rumour has it that last year tw [...]

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Can my family apply to be naturalised?

Can my family apply to be naturalised?

| 07/08/2018
I am an expat who has worked with the government for the last 10 years. I do not have permanent residency. My daughter and wife are dependants on my contract and they have been here with me during that time except for about a year and a half when my wife was studying overseas and […] [...]

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Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

Feral dogs menacing the neighbourhood

| 30/07/2018
How do we eradicate dangerous feral dogs? I made complaints to the police because my family’s pet cats were being killed by the dogs. The police reported that the Department of Agriculture were setting traps, but none were set. Cats in the neighbourhood have continued to be attacked. DoA cannot se [...]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 23/07/2018
A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycl [...]

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Why are parking spots blocked?

Why are parking spots blocked?

| 18/07/2018
I noticed in town on Edward Street opposite the post office what appears to be public parking spaces that were blocked by orange cones. I counted four free spaces blocked off in this manner. Presumably to ‘reserve’ these spaces, but is this not illegal? Can I remove the cones and park there? [...]

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Kirk Market goes green for the reefs

Kirk Market goes green for the reefs

| 12/07/2018
(Auntie): After an article published this week on CNS about Hawaii banning sunscreen toxic to coral reefs, CNS put out a call to let us know about any retail outlets that stock safe brands. I am glad to share that Kirk Market has a variety of these products for sale, and for that, I am […] [...]

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Can all cars use gas containing ethanol?

Can all cars use gas containing ethanol?

| 06/07/2018
I’ve passed by Refuel, the new gas station in Industrial Park, several times and noticed the lower prices they offer on their gas. But is the fuel OK to use in all types of cars? I’ve checked their website and cannot find any information about that. [...]

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How do you keep scorpions away?

How do you keep scorpions away?

| 05/07/2018
Recently I’ve found a couple of scorpions in my house. I was able to deal with them but have a few questions. How do they get into the house and how do you stop them from coming? Also, am I correct that the scorpions found here are not lethal? [...]

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