Tag: CNS Local Life

Vetting the Register of Electors

Vetting the Register of Electors

| 13/01/2017 | 0 Comments
The Elections Office has been working commendably to encourage as many young persons as possible to register to vote. This registration drive seems to include Caymanians who are 17 years old and will turn 18 before Election Day. Young persons who are Caymanian “by entitlement” under the Immigrat [...]

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The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

The right of an ex-convict to stand for election

| 09/01/2017
Can an ex-convict run for political office in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: The elections questions continue in the run-up to May. Once more, I approached the Elections Office, an Ask Auntie Award winner, for help. The Cayman Islands Constitution sets out the qualifications and disqualific [...]

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Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

Concerned that electoral roll contains addresses

| 04/01/2017
Why does the Elections Office publish registered voters’ names and home address on its website? Surely this is an invasion of privacy. Is it law that they must do this? If not, can they just publish the names without the address? I feel sure this fact alone would deter some people from registering [...]

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Qualification for a ‘state’ funeral

Qualification for a ‘state’ funeral

| 03/01/2017
What are the criteria for someone in the Cayman Islands to be given a state funeral and who makes the decision? I have heard all sorts of frightening suggestions, such as all those ex-speakers and ministers with honourable before their name in perpetuity. Surely that can’t be so in such a small co [...]

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Selling a property without CIREBA

Selling a property without CIREBA

| 14/12/2016
My condo on Grand Cayman is listed with CIREBA. Can any CIREBA agent sell it or just the agent I listed it with? Can non-CIREBA real estate companies sell my property or am I now obligated to go through CIREBA? Can I sell it without using an agent and if so, how? [...]

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Concerned about friend being suicidal

Concerned about friend being suicidal

| 28/11/2016 | 1 Comment
A friend of mine has been really depressed recently and I am really worried about her. I’m wondering if there is a suicide hotline here? Auntie’s answer: Few things could be worse than getting to a place where someone contemplates ending their life. If the unthinkable does happen, I unfortunatel [...]

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Pay grade of top government officials

Pay grade of top government officials

| 25/11/2016
What is the salary for the Cayman Islands premier, deputy premier, ministers, MLAs and the governor? Auntie’s answer: While you might have been hoping for an exact number for each salary, Gloria McField-Nixon, chief officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service, did supply a precise range, and how [...]

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Discarded shopping carts a nuisance

Discarded shopping carts a nuisance

| 21/11/2016
Foster’s Food Fair shopping carts (including the new ones) are along the roadside all over the island. This is unsightly and very concerning to me. I am certain the loss and destruction of these carts are costing FFF not to mention the customers! Can something be put in place? When I travel abroa [...]

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Looking for a Buddhist service

Looking for a Buddhist service

| 15/11/2016
I am a Buddhist. Where can I meet other Buddhists and is there a place of worship here? Auntie’s answer: One of the nicest things about Cayman is how multicultural our little island is, with the 135 nationalities that live here belying its small size and population. There is also a variety of choi [...]

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Use of turtle shells after meat removed

Use of turtle shells after meat removed

| 08/11/2016
What happens to the turtle shells after the Turtle Farm butchers the turtle for meat? Auntie’s answer: I went to the source for this one, asking the Cayman Turtle Centre (the name was changed from Turtle Farm this past September) to respond to your question, and I received a very detailed explanat [...]

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Immigration status and deporting criminals

Immigration status and deporting criminals

| 25/10/2016
A friend of mine was a victim of a crime and she has since left Cayman. I understand the offender is a foreign national but it is unclear if he is a permanent resident or perhaps has Caymanian status. Does his immigration status affect whether he can continue to live in Cayman once he gets [… [...]

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