Tag: Dwayne Seymour

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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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

| 12/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new-found unity in the Legislative Assembly with the unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the last ten days emerged when Speaker McKeeva […]

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Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

| 11/04/2019 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly all seemed highly amused by the health minister’s description of this month as “Gaypril”, as he answered questions Wednesday from Chris Saunders (BTW) on issues impacting the health ministry. As Dwayne Seymour struggled to supply answers about problems with staff and management, from the suspended security team and the […]

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Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

| 09/04/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that employers and workers will have to pay more into private pension schemes because many retirees are not able to cover health insurance costs when they quit work, which means government is picking up their costly medical bills. As members of Finance Committee voted Monday for an additional $11.5 […]

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Healthcare sustainability under review

Healthcare sustainability under review

| 04/04/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said “the fiscal sustainability of healthcare” as well as health insurance cover for those aged 65 and over are areas currently under review in his ministry. But in a message marking World Health Day 2019 focused on universal health coverage, which the WHO believes is a human right, Seymour […]

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Marine protection plan gets nod ten years on

Marine protection plan gets nod ten years on

| 01/04/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): More than ten years after the Department of Environment began a scientific survey that helped outline what expansion to the existing marine parks would be needed to protect Cayman’s resources into the future, Cabinet has finally given the green light for the necessary regulations to make it a reality. The DoE submitted its final […]

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