Travellers need to justify journeys

| 20/07/2021 | 339 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Airways staff arrive wearing face-masks (Photo by Paul Tibbetts)

(CNS): Anyone travelling overseas and returning to Cayman will now need to justify their reasons for travel, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said during Finance Committee Monday, after reminding the community that the borders remain closed until at least 9 September. Flights coming in and out of the country are still for essential journeys only and not to enable people to take a vacation.

Bryan said that anyone who needs to travel over the summer should contact Cayman Airways so that the demand can be properly assessed and decisions made about adding flights. But he asked people to outline and demonstrate the reasons for travel, noting that these are still repatriation flights to get students to and from school or for people to get medical treatment.

As he sought the approval of MPs for budgetary changes in his ministry, including a request for an additional $27.5 million to cover the tourism stipends that had not been allocated by the previous government, he asked for another CI$7 million for Cayman Airways to cover their losses during the border closure.

Bryan said that there were long waiting lists for flights because people were not detailing why they needed to travel and because the government had not previously required proof of their circumstances, hoping they would be adhering to the rules.

But given the number of people wanting to fly now, it could no longer be a matter of trust. He said the airline now needed to confirm that the current significant demand is from those who meet the criteria of essential travel so that those who do meet the rules don’t lose out to people going on vacation.

“We have a long list of persons requesting flights,” he said, pointing to a recent waiting list of 800 people. “Because we haven’t asked people to prove their circumstances… they have taken up all the seats… We are trying our best to manage the need or the want from many people who want to travel for vacation purposes against those who need to travel for medical or educational reasons.”

Bryan also confirmed that currently the flights are all determined as repatriation flights and none were set aside for business travel either. Going forward, he explained, the policy would be adhered to more strictly and travellers will be required to demonstrate the reason for their travel. While the option of business travel could be added, at this point it is reserved for education and medical reasons only. But Bryan spoke about the pressure on the Cayman Airways team and the need to juggle the reasons why people want to travel.

But he said that “we are almost there”, regarding the opening of the borders, and in the meantime Cayman Airways and the Travel Cayman teams would do their best to ensure that everyone who needs to travel can get a flight.

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  1. fedup says:

    Why is nobody blowing up Wayne Panton’s Facebook page with these
    types of comments he probably doesn’t read the local news or know whats going on around him it seems

  2. Anonymous says:

    The mediocrity of this PACT government is reaching a boiling point…

    How come that in year 2021 we need to ask permission if I want to travel. Shame on you PACT

  3. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth Bryan said this today, perhaps completely oblivious that there is no way will hit 80% vax of Sept 9th. “Open Skies”.

    “… that under government’s reopening plan, the Open Skies agreements will be in effect from 9 Sept., which would open up access to Cayman for other airlines and reduce the pressure on Cayman Airways.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    Basically it allows KX to keep their round trip fare @ $800+ !!!
    That alone is the scandal.

    So all you bitching about those going on vacation trips, which IS essential travel for mental health, keep in mind that YOU wouldn’t be fool enough to pay that price for a frivolous trip but that’s non of your business!! These people have money to burn and that’s their prerogative IMHO
    I need to go to middle America for essential travel but cannot afford the $1000+ it would cost me.

    Put regular flights on for whoever and why ever!!!!! Who cares if it’s essential. If the airlines feel they can make money on it LET THEM!!
    And why TF would it matter if you are vaccinated or not in order to travel???? WEAR A MASK!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Starting to sound real scary now. You have to justify your reason to leave the island. And some government bureaucrat is going to deem whether or not your reason to leave is valid enough. Someone needs to whisper in the ear of the CIG that this is sounding a lot like some horrible 3rd world dictatorships.

  6. Anonymous says:

    When can I fly from the U.K. on the direct flight to Cayman for a couple of weeks vacation? I have had both jabs and prior to this have not contracted Covid or been anywhere near a person that has this virus. Cayman has not made it clear when tourists from the U.K. will be accepted.

  7. Anonymous says:

    So my father’s funeral is not essential? This is Orwellian. I already booked connecting flights. Family have booked flights, paid for hotels and put in for leave from work. It was a nightmare to organize! Especially given Cayman Airways stranglehold on flights, and obscene pricing. This is so wrong and offensive. So disappointed in PACT. They don’t think one step ahead, they ate just completely useless.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry to hear this. I’ve experienced the stress under a similar situation and when it’s all said and done I hope we will get the courage to say enough is enough with this nonsense. Let adults make their own decision.

  8. NONSENSE says:

    Cayman is the new North Korea, we now have to justify our freedom, where are the protesters in the streets how long are we going to stand for this crap, where are the legal challenges in the courts

    • Anonymous says:

      I now have real concerns about the future of our country with these muppets in charge

    • Anonymous says:

      I used to travel almost weekly for business and 100% of my income was spent locally. My income has since suffered by about 50%. I now live a frugal lifestyle, spend way less locally and hope one day to return to my earlier life. I got my vaccine in February and did not wait to earn a prize that people elsewhere want. FFS, what is with the unvaccinated? Do you have a single brain cell? Open up your mind, I am not stating this for me, but to protect you fellow humans

    • Bonnie Anglin says:

      Are you serious about your comments? Or just feel free to so because you can do so under “Anonymous”. North Korea? Why North Korea? Why Not Cuba – the nearest piece of land to us?North Korea? Why not China, Turkey..but North Korea. You would NOT survive a day under any of their Regimes. But you peaked my interest – North Korea.. Just Curious. My name is Bonnie Anglin. My email is……..North Korea? Seriously. You intrigue me.

      • C'Mon Now! says:

        Hi Bonnie,

        I’m not the original poster, but I will go out on a limb here and say they are using hyperbole to make a point.

        Yes they could have made the same point with a few other countries or by harkening back to the Cold War days and saying the like the Soviet Union.

        For some reason literary techniques like this and others such as sarcasm and metaphors often fail with the reading audience here.

        I know this to be true as I went to the most amazing schools in the world. The only problem was that my family was dirt poor and I needed to walk many miles to school without shoes. It was also very very difficult as the walk was uphill both ways.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you think there is a legal challenge put your money where your mouth is and do it. Or just claim a medical situation and leave and please don’t come back.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Good Lord. You and others with their “North Korea” bullshyte. I wish I could magically whisk you and your ilk away to that very place for a month. Assuming you survived (doubtful), you would never make such a comparison again. Ever.

      You sound spoiled. Do you understand that the Covid landscape is a constantly changing thing? That the entire world is scrambling to find a place or strategy where they can minimise the death and maximise the tourism?

      Go ahead and protest, that is your right, and I support that. Your whinging, on the other hand, is beyond tiresome.

      Be safe.

      • Kim Jong-un says:

        The only difference is the Queen doesn’t own North Korea but we do sell chicken feet!

      • Anonymous says:

        Obviously their comparison is because the Cayman government is restricting people’s freedom of movement like they do in North Korea but I agree it minimizes the atrocities that happen there. But please try to understand the emotional pain that some people are going through before judging them. Many people are wanting to travel so they can see family, some elderly or ill, that they haven’t seen in years.

    • Anonymous says:

      Simple answer for yourself@6:24pm

      There are no protesters in the streets

      There are no legal challenges in the Courts


  9. Anonymous says:

    These restrictions only currently apply to two additional flights in August to Miami. Please report accurate information.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Enough is enough. Its been 16 months now and we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. It is obvious we have reached saturation for willing vaccine takers, with most holdouts being under 30.

    It is unethical that you are restricting residents from travelling by limiting flights. None of your damn business why I want to travel for the first time in 2 years from a small island. What is going on in your illogical head?

  11. Anonymous says:

    FYI these rules only apply to two recently added additional flights to and from Miami in August… these two specific flights are being reserved for essential travel only.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The Communist Islands. Grand Communist. Little Communist and Communist Brac.

    • Anonymous says:

      LOL…seriously get over yourself

    • Anonymous says:

      Lol – you either haven’t got a clue what Communism is all about or you are oblivious to they way wealth is distributed in the Cayman Islands. This may be the least Communist place in the world!

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      You are a troll. A very spoiled and apparently entitled one. Congratulations. You moved me to insult you, something I rarely do. Still, you earned it.

      “Communist”. I doubt you know just how far that is away from your current blessed situation.

  13. Anonymous says:

    There are people I work with who have been back to the UK four times already this year and for no good reason, just because they can. This takes the seat of someone who may have a genuine need to travel. Selfish.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, just allow BA more flights?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s none of your business why I travel.

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      How do they have the vacation time to travel & quarantine?!? Where do you work? Do you have any vacancies??
      With 15 days vacation I could not do this – once. Now there is no quarantine in England & 5 days here, but there are no BA flights. Who managed to book Sept 22nd here from Heathrow?!? On travelcayman as approved but unable to book on BA….

  14. Anonymous says:

    This policy boondoggle will cost PACT members dearly in the next election, assuming they allow one.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Let the vaccinated fly. This is absolutely ridiculous.

  16. Anonymous says:

    There is demand for flights, waiting lists for flights, four days a week with zero flights, Ken asking for funds to cover Cayman Airways losses…….gee…what could be a solution?

    Even my pet goldfish would answer, hey, maybe we can put on more flights for residents?

    Someone is in way over their head. So frustrated.

  17. Anonymous says:

    No we don’t. God I wish you people would have elected ppm losers now.

  18. Anonymous says:

    So Government sets a completely unachievable vaccination target for reopening, and now uses this to hold us all here and prevent us from leaving. Is this Kim Jong Un in charge?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to East Berlin.

  20. Anonymous says:

    … unless you are rich! Can anyone say North Korea? All talk is about opening up and all actions are about strengthening and prolonging lock down!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Being able to see my elderly parents in Canada for the first time in two years is of no value to you in your mind? They havent seen two of their grandchildren in two years and havent met our newborn from last year.

    I just need to get to Miami. The US has no problem allowing me in. Nor will Canada. It is just North Korea (I mean Cayman) not permitting me to leave the country by not allowing airlines to put on flights to meet the demand.

    Fully vaxxed since March and fully angry in July.

    • Anonymous says:

      You understand that Canada wouldn’t even let Americans in before today, and still will not let Caymanians in? Check your entitlement.

      • Anonymous says:

        Canada lets in any Caymanian who can’t vote.

      • Anonymous says:

        But Canada let’s Canadians leave and return. They don’t have to justify why- they just have to quarantine. Unlike Cayman.

      • Anonymous says:

        Your statement doesn’t make any sense. Presumably they are not travelling to Canada as a tourist but as a citizen. Canada, like Cayman, has let citizens and residents enter throughout the whole pandemic. So if a Caymanian is returning to Canada as a resident, they will certainly be allowed in.

        The main difference is that Canada no longer requires vaccinated citizens and residents to quarantine on arrival. This change was made to allow families separated during the pandemic to reunite. Flights are also based on demand.

    • Anonymous says:

      When you do get a flight, please don’t come back. So ungrateful after living free and happy the last year while the world suffers. Go. Stay. We won’t miss you.

      • Anonymous says:

        We,double vaccinated permanent residents of numerous years, finally did leave Cayman this week. When word leaked that residents would only be allowed to leave for educational or medical reasons, we knew it was time to go. After being forced to miss off island family births, deaths, weddings, baptisms, etc., in order to “flatten the curve in Cayman,” we could wait no longer. We followed all of Cayman’s rules. We obeyed the lockdown edicts. We did not travel frivolously. We have not seen many of our family in two years, and Cayman is now saying that is not a good enough reason to leave. And so the $500+ we spent per week in Cayman restaurants has left with us. The extra $$$ we tipped the servers so they could survive living another week in Cayman has left. The $500/week we spent at the grocery store is now being spent in another country along with the $$$ spent on the house cleaner, landscaper, the Caymanian car washer that came to the house;and the $$$ we spent on the private jet we were forced to hire to leave Cayman came out of our charity budget- in excess of $30,000/year spent annually on Cayman charities to support Cayman’s youth–and we are not the only ones leaving that spend at this level. This education and medical edict will be the nail in Cayman’s economic coffin.

        • YOU WILL BE MISSED says:

          Very well said. We will miss you!!
          I am a Caymanian who agrees with you 100%.
          Thank you for adhering while you were here and helping us live the safest possible existent for the past 18 months, you are to be commended and WE WILL MISS YOU!!
          Safe travels, I hope you return one day.

        • Anonymous says:

          Good now just stay where you are and stay safe

      • Anonymous says:

        In the US, we have not been locked down like you all think since last June- July. We may have had to wear masks a bit longer, but even that wasn’t a big deal. All businesses have been open, our economy is up and running, and we especially now with vaccinations , we can travel.

        • Anonymous says:

          We weren’t EVER locked down in my area of the USA. Schools closed in March of 2020 (like the rest of the world) but reopened in August for new school year and kids went to school all year without having to shut down. No major outbreaks even though kids under 10 didn’t have to wear masks to school.

          Yes, we wore masks a lot longer than Cayman but that was a small price to pay for living a pretty much normal life. Now, masks are only required in doctors offices and public transportation….like in Cayman.

          Vaccines are readily available and free here….like they are in Cayman.

          Our ability to travel is entirely up to choice! I’ve done 4 trips between June 2020 and today. People are traveling like crazy in domestic and international markets…..UNLIKE in Cayman.

      • Anonymous says:

        8.43pm – I would expect that type of comment from someone “living free” on Government hand outs.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth Bryan should be focusing on the many people in his constituency who are refusing to get vaccinated. We are being held hostage by the superstitious, the stupid and the selfish.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Why do we have to continue paying people to stay home? It’s time to open up. Those who are vaccinated supposedly have nothing to fear. Those who are not will take their own chances. We cannot be prisoners forever. Does anyone really believe the country that sent this virus has done so for the last time? SARS, MERS, ZICA, EBOLA, etc.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Then why have you been allowing private jets of non-resident property owners to fly in and out of Cayman so they can visit their Watercolours condo??

    Why would that be any different than allowing Cayman Airways to put on extra flights so residents can travel in and out??

    Damn shame.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Strange. I know tons of people who have flown places for no reason other than a vacation.

    • anon says:

      So if you area civil servant or related to someone on the Cayman Airways travel team, no problem. Another $7 million down the CAL bottomless pit, when are we going to see their accounts?.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Can all this get more ridiculous?!!!

    • Stupid is as stupid does says:

      Yes, yes it can.

      Just wait, the PAC stupidity really has no bounds and Kenny is the poster child for it all…

  27. Anon says:

    Vaccinated people are being held hostage by the ones that choose not to .The patients are really running the asylum.
    Bryant doesn’t have a clue , he’s out of his depth
    Stand aside And let someone with a common sense approach take charge

  28. anonymous says:

    Anyone travelling overseas and returning to Cayman will now need to justify their reasons for travel,

    Or what? – there are no spaces on CAL in August in any case.

  29. cayman coyote says:

    Determining who has a “valid” reason to travel opens us up to abuse. Such decisions require discretion and each case will be viewed through the lenses of the individual immigration representative. Instead of giving incentives to those who have yet to vaccinate, give incentives to all who are now fully vaccinated. Make being fully vaccinated the determining factor for who can board a plane. Use the CAL planes and staff to their maximum potential. Allow law abiding, quarantine observing Caymanians to travel.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable! When did cayman become a dictatorship?? KB is an fool. Denying 800 people flights and then asking government for another $7mm subsidy for KX? It defies reason. On and keep tie no borders closed and pay some fictitious industry workers another $27mm.

  31. Anonymous says:

    This is complete rubbish. This whole time people have been able to fly into and out of Cayman for various reasons. Home owners have been able to come. Family members have been able to visit. Even that girl that broke quarantine to see her boyfriend in a jet ski race was able to visit. The government encouraged them because it would bring revenue in.

    Now that there is increased demand obviously because of summer break, they are back tracking on it. Everyone I know flying out this summer is doing so to see family that they haven’t seen in years. That to me is essential. Especially since this government has no real hope of opening the border anytime soon. Just add flights and don’t use the tracking bracelets on vaccinated people.

  32. Anonymous says:

    What about the ‘working remotely’ people that are coming in and taking up seats, and all the visiting families that have come to the island……
    All the people travelling for summer holidays – none of them are for medical or educational reasons.
    As others have said, allow for vaccinated people.
    Put on seperate flights for medical/educational reasons!

  33. Elvis says:

    If you choose not to get vaccinated you need to justify any travel simple.
    Those vaccinated should be able to travel. Stupid decision to say everyone needs to justify travel .

    • Anonymous says:

      This comment makes sense. No vaccine, no travel! No vaccine, no Cayman!
      WP holders must get vaccine NOW! If they want to continue to live in a Covid free country, this is what they have to do. Civil Servants must vaccine. All Caymanians “should” vaccine, but I think harder to force them.

  34. Anonymous says:

    You have 800 person waitlists and giving free money to the airline? Add some flights!!!!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I know 3 people who went to the UK just to watch the euro final. Meanwhile I have my kid going to hospital who has to stay in the USA for 2 more weeks as we can’t get back.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I know 2 families. One family of 6 went to the USA to spend time in the mountains because “they just needed to get away for some family fun after being cooped up for so long” as one of them put it.

    The other is a family of 5 trying to get to Canada to see their dying Father/Grandfather but they can’t because there are no seats left for weeks.

    Maybe if the selfish first family hadn’t decided it was vacay time, my friends would be able to pay their respects to their dying father.

    Utterly infuriating.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not anyone’s fault but cig. Why did they do that dumbass air show with the fixed max 8 if we’re not going to use them?

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree, the government lockdown, based solely on ignorance and fear, is utterly infuriating. Why bother to get vaccinated? They don’t have the intelligence to know how to open up, perhaps for years. Congratulations to those who voted these idiots in!

    • Anonymous says:

      No, there needs to be more flights. The Government needs to pull its head out of its @rse.

    • Anonymous says:

      They both have every right to leave. This isn’t a prison. If one family missed out the blame lies entirely with CIG for restricting flights.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Very Orwellian! Big Brother will now get to decide who can and cannot leave the island. Slippery slope…

  38. Anonymous says:

    What is this place turning into, Hotel California?

  39. Anonymous says:

    Prohibited to leave the country (except for emergency and educational reasons),while fully vaccinated gets very close to a violation of human rights by the Cayman Government.

  40. Dana says:

    What other airlines will be flying here and when? The Premier said the border would open to them in September. When will that information be available? The silence is deafening with respect to this and all of the noise about the govt wanting to know who and when and why and where about everyone’s travel plans (several weeks after they could have effectively controlled this) is a waste of time.

    • UGH says:

      The big joke is that no airline will simply add flights when and if PACT says “open ‘er up.” The big carriers won’t jump at the chance to add flights to GC, they will do so slowly adding one or two per week, if we are lucky. If those seats don’t sell on inbound flights then the flights will likely be canceled. I have a family member that is a captain for American and other family members in management positions with AA. They are the first to say adding flights will take time. I’ve asked about the process and they said to not get too excited about being able to book a flight immediately after the border opens. UGH!

      • Anonymous says:

        7:13……you are dead wrong! The demand is there and US airlines will indeed add flights. AA is struggling with staff shortages due to them furloughing pilots last year but other airlines are poised and ready!!

        In fact, United has had GCM flights on their schedule and they have to keep canceling reservations every time the reopening is pushed.

  41. Anonymous says:

    PACT: 80% vaccination rate required
    PACT: Vaccination clinics closed on Monday.

    • Anonymous says:

      Does it really matter? My nursing friend said it was pretty quiet at ORIA clinic today, especially for those coming in for first jab.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Ridiculous!!!!! If you want those who have not gotten vaccinated to do so, only allow those over 12 on a plane who are vaccinated and open up the island. There are those who may not be able to, in which case, a doctor will be able to provide proof. Otherwise, those who are dawdling because they feel they can should not hold back the others who have. Time to get on with it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman is part of the Open Skies agreement, they have a specific number of flights they can operate in a month, if they -> CIG – (Cayman Airways) wants to add more flights they need to let other airlines come in and operate flights, is that true? CNS do you know anything about this? Why nobody is mentioning this?

    • Anonymous says:

      Haven’t you read a thing? Essential travel not shopping or vacation time.

      I sure as hell won’t be taking any jab for some selfish Karen like yourself just so that you “think” it will help your personal agenda of unessential travel.

      • Anonymous says:

        Then mask up buttercup!

      • Anonymous says:

        Stay home and live in a bubble if you are afraid. The rest of us will live our lives.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry but a Karen is one who would like to not take the vaccine and then scream at you about why.

      • Anonymous says:

        You shouldn’t be taking it because if other people’s travel plans. You should be taking it to protect your health and the health of those that cannot get vaccinated and the livelihoods of those in the tourism industry. You mock “Karen’s” selfishness, but you are being even more selfish.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Nobody needs to justify anything. The only people who should be suffering from lack of travel are the ones who refuse to get vaccinated. Vaccinated travelers still need to quarantine and test negative before being released so who is he to try and tell people who can and cant travel where for whatever reason they like? Government starting to sound more communist by the day. The only people who are losing in this are the tourism industry and government who are not only funding Cayman Airways, but also losing tourism revenue. The vaccinated public will and are traveling when and where they want, flights permitting, so they need to stop fooling themselves.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Fully agree with you. Here we have been double-shot vaccinated and biding our time for that vaccination to satisfy the requirement & community safety-benefit , meanwhile folks have been leisurely flying off to the U.K. since May on vacation , staying in ‘The Cottage” , driving about in the Range Rover and generally just having a Jolly of a good time,(for 2 to 3 months) as we migrated out of the Amber zone into the Green. Obviously all these people didn’t have to demonstrate squat for a reason , families with 2 adult children – what was the ‘Essential” reason’s & purposes for their permission to be allowed to book the trip to England , Kenneth?

    • Anonymous says:

      And those flying off to Miami shopping and partying and bragging online, why were they not questioned before now! As if government didn’t know this was happening and many believing that this vetting was already a criteria for travel thru Travel time. What nonsense!

  45. Anonymous says:

    I would love to be able to go and see some of my elderly relatives, but I have not even attempted to book a flight off island as (1) I am still concerned about the COVID-19 situation in other countries and (2) we have been told that our borders are closed and that travel is for essential reasons only. I was stunned when a friend told me last week that all the CAL and BA flights are full. I said to her there can’t be that many students, medical appointments and people repatriating. Something doesn’t add up.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is a shame that you will not get to see your elderly relatives.
      The UK, US and Canada are all open for business and it is time to move on with life.
      Once you are vaccinated you have a very low risk of getting ill and needing health intervention.

      • Anonymous says:

        Try booking a flight and now Bryan is questioning why more people not just want but need to fly now and why more flights needed. Wake up government and put more flights on, your family is here and sitting on a huge salary!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Stop restricting those that are vaccinated. Over a year without travel is more than long enough. We did our part by getting our shots. Add more flights and allow the vaccinated to travel. The Government set an impossible target of 80% because they are cowards and are afraid of opening even to those vaccinated. I don’t blame those who are traveling after being vaccinated. Stop punishing us vaccinated for those that choose not to do so.

    • Unfortunately you can still catch and spread the virus, so you are not any different from the unvaccinated . Let that sink in for a bit !! It may or may not reduce your symptoms and increase your recovery rate. The Jury is still out, on the efficacy of the experimental injections, until all the true data comes out.

      Until people and overreaching Governments, finally accept that Covid is here to stay, we will never get back to normal. They know they have to open back up soon .

      With a 99.7% recovery rate, they should have never locked down in the first place.

      If I were you I would read up a little bit more on the subject , instead of whinning on about a vacation flight.

  47. Anonymous says:

    There needs to be more transparency in this process.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Are you kidding me? It’s the end of July with all flights sold out for weeks. Most people that left went on vacation. It only JUST occurred to Mr. Bryan that people are not adhering to the “essential travel only” mandate? What a joke. But totally not surprising.

    My heart goes out to all who have real medical issues and other family emergencies and can’t get a flight. Not being able to seek proper medical treatment or deal with a family emergency because of Travel Time only adds to the stress of what are already incredibly stressful situations.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is entirely solvable by simply adding more flights. We have a quarantine system in place and pre-travel required test so safeguards are in. Most adults are double-vaxxed anyway.

      Absolutely gobsmacked that that Kenneth is holding back flights.

      • Me says:

        Whats gonna happen at christmas time when his gtc voting bretherin want to go see the folks back a yard.simple more flights no restrictions.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Mental health…

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe you should consider seeking professional help. If your mental health is that seriousness it’s no joke right?

      • Anon says:

        Just because someone needs to leave for mental health reasons A) doesn’t mean they have to seek professional help and B) doesn’t mean they already aren’t seeking professional help. This type of comment shows how ignorant people can make mental health issues worse. You’re making assumptions, and judging this person. Shame.

      • Anon says:

        Just because someone is feeling their mental health wavering during a horrific pandemic does not A) mean they should be seeing a professional or B) mean they already AREN’T seeing a professional. Your comment makes you look incredibly ignorant and you are the reason many people don’t ask for help when they are needing it. Your judgment and tone (as well as others here who have dismissed mental health reasons so flippantly) is wholly unnecessary and shows how uncaring people can be here when they don’t understand something. Shame.

  50. Anonymous says:

    The man is deluded!

    • Zulu says:

      Why doesn’t he worry about bringing tourists in………..
      That’s what you get when you vote for people that have no clue…..
      Get everyone in cayman vaccinated then you can get cayman airways up and running and you don’t have to worry about all this extra Bulls……

    • Anonymous says:

      Kenny is Deluded and inexperienced but with an attitude and ego. Sad.

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