Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Cross-entity director needed for climate policy

Cross-entity director needed for climate policy

| 05/08/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): If the Cayman Islands Government is to navigate its way through the impending negative impact of climate change, it will need a director dedicated to the issue who can coordinate policy across all of the relevant ministries. Department of Environment (DoE) Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie told Finance Committee last week that the issue of climate […]

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Insurers had to trust gov’t over benefit scheme

Insurers had to trust gov’t over benefit scheme

| 15/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Following the announcement that the health ministry was going to help hundreds of workers pay their health insurance premiums during the COVID-19 lockdown, insurers were forced to trust government because how it was going about this benefit scheme was not made clear, CNS has learned. The industry body issued a statement, Wednesday, saying insurers […]

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Ministry waits on invoices to pay health insurance

Ministry waits on invoices to pay health insurance

| 14/07/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said that people who are depending on their health insurance being paid via government’s Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme are covered, even though not all premiums have been paid. Problems with the assistance scheme were revealed by CNS Friday, and it is still not clear what has gone […]

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Health cover benefit scheme goes awry

Health cover benefit scheme goes awry

| 10/07/2020 | 125 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people who are on unpaid leave from their jobs or working only part-time who believed their health insurance was being covered by government may find that they are uninsured after all. A benefit scheme administered by the Health Insurance Commission to temporarily cover employers’ health premiums for furloughed workers appears to have […]

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Minister’s wife won’t be prosecuted

Minister’s wife won’t be prosecuted

| 03/06/2020 | 210 Comments

(CNS): The police have concluded their investigation, dubbed locally as ‘trainer-gate’, into the alleged breach of soft curfew by the health minister’s wife, Tiffany Seymour. The RCIPS has confirmed that there will be no prosecution against her but did not give any other details. Dwayne Seymour’s wife was accused of breaching the rules when she […]

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Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

| 22/05/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said that his ministry is currently conducting a survey to find out how many companies are struggling to pay their employees’ health insurance fees. He said they are aware that many companies may have lost all of their business and might now be in a situation where they can no […]

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Ministry to help with health insurance

Ministry to help with health insurance

| 13/05/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has revealed that his ministry plans to assist people in need who are struggling to meet their monthly health insurance premiums if they qualify. The minister has not outlined the criteria or who will qualify for the help but he said at Wednesday’s press briefing that information on this temporary […]

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Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

| 11/05/2020

(CNS: The RCIPS has completed its investigation into allegations that the health minister’s wife recently broke the shelter-in-place order when she met with her personal trainer. A spokesperson for the RCIPS told CNS that officers had concluded the inquiry and a file will be sent to the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions for […]

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Masks ‘not political’ claims minister

Masks ‘not political’ claims minister

| 11/05/2020 | 156 Comments

(CNS): Wearing masks in public is obligatory now, so if people want to enter stores and banks they must have effective face-covering, but accessing them appears to be causing public concerns. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said on several occasions that he has handed out government supplies to MLAs in all the constituencies because it […]

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Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

| 29/04/2020 | 253 Comments

(CNS): The police have opened an inquiry into the alleged breach of curfew at the health minister’s home, after his wife posted footage of herself on social media last week working out with a personal trainer, in possible breach of the COVID-19 curfew rules. As well as asking the minister if there was any truth […]

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Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

| 28/04/2020 | 228 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin went to town with his praise for Minister Dwayne Seymour on Tuesday, claiming he was “doing an incredible job” and that he was “proud to have him” as his health minister. The plaudits came as McLaughlin backed Seymour, despite the response he gave on Monday to a CNS inquiry about an […]

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