Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Minister dodges health cover issue

Minister dodges health cover issue

| 19/11/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The health minister said very little about the pressing issue of health insurance costs when he spoke for almost two hours on Monday during the debate on the Unity government’s $2 billion budget. Despite having some of the most intractable problems of any minister, including garbage collection failures and the increasing struggle many face […]

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Local laws under review due to vaping fears

Local laws under review due to vaping fears

| 18/09/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is reviewing local legislation in an effort to protect members of the public from the potential fatal effects that have been seen in other jurisdictions over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Government is aiming to implement intervention measures and ban the use of e-cigarettes by children and adolescents, as it […]

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Contractors picked for mental health facility

Contractors picked for mental health facility

| 30/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government has said three different contractors have now been selected to begin work on the long-awaited, but derailed, Long-term Residential Mental Health Facility (LTRMHF) in East End. The health ministry said Ron Wilson’s Equipment has secured the contract for the enabling works package, worth around CI$1.3M; the CI$5.8M main building work contract has been […]

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Minister takes legal action against CMR

Minister takes legal action against CMR

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, who represents the constituency of Bodden Town East, has filed a legal action against Cayman Marl Road and its owner, Sandra Hill, for libel over postings that do not actually name him. Although Seymour is alleging defamation, there are few details in the statement of claim, filed in the Grand […]

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Carnival 2020 settled after drawn out talks

Carnival 2020 settled after drawn out talks

| 26/07/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Officials have revealed there has been ongoing disagreement over the last few weeks as government and organisers sought to settle a date next year when Cayman’s rival street carnivals could be consolidated into one weekend. Up until Tuesday, stakeholders remained unable to agree. But on Thursday the ministry confirmed that the Junior Carnival will […]

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Committee to mull plastic ban

Committee to mull plastic ban

| 21/07/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government has put the question of whether or not the Cayman Islands should ban single-use plastics into the hands of a committee, but based on the response to a parliamentary question, the decision appears to be a long way off. Answering a question in writing which had been asked in the Legislative Assembly by […]

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Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

| 11/06/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Government will be taking a look at whether it would be possible to provide free healthcare for all children in the Cayman Islands, having accepted a private member’s motion on the issue last week. But despite Health Minister Dwayne Seymour’s claim that his ministry was already looking seriously at this proposal, the premier made […]

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Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

| 03/06/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government Information Services issued a press release Friday about a recent workshop on climate change and health. The release said public and private stakeholders plan to collaborate on a “special climate change and health chapter to go into the draft National Climate Change Policy”, but gave no indication what that is or what it […]

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Minister denies conflict over dock

Minister denies conflict over dock

| 06/05/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): An application for a judicial review of a Cabinet decision to grant a coastal works licence for a dock at Vista Del Mar has accused the environment minister of having a conflict when he voted with his colleagues to approve the project. The pier had raised concerns from both the planning department and Dwayne […]

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Developers get seats on NCL review board

Developers get seats on NCL review board

| 29/04/2019 | 99 Comments

(CNS): A board has been established to review the National Conservation Law, which government has signalled it wants to water down because some people think the legislation designed to protect the Cayman Islands’ threatened and dwindling natural resources is standing in the way of development. Premier Alden McLaughlin will be the chair of the committee […]

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Minister dodges NCL review in Earth Day message

Minister dodges NCL review in Earth Day message

| 22/04/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): In his message to mark Earth Day, Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour claimed achievements in conservation in the Cayman Islands, but made no mention of the planned review of the National Conservation Law (NCL) that is expected to remove some of the protections for the islands’ natural resources. ‘Protect Our Species’ is the theme of […]

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