Tag: Dwayne Seymour

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

| 22/01/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is conducting an update of its historic register and compiling information about the remaining old time Caymanian homes, historic structures, artefacts and relics. Alongside efforts to protect Cayman’s natural environment, the Trust also aims to preserve its built heritage, though this has been an uphill battle. The […]

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Minister unsure on extent of health cover problems

Minister unsure on extent of health cover problems

| 13/01/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is not sure if there are many furloughed workers or small business owners in the tourism sector still struggling to pay health insurance premiums, despite claims to the contrary coming from those on the ground. Responding to a CNS question at last week’s press briefing about the […]

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Island-wide vaccine plan begins

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

| 07/01/2021 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The over 70s, healthcare workers, front-line staff dealing with travellers and those with significant pre-existing conditions are being invited to attend the HSA Flu Clinic on Friday and district health facilities across all three islands from Monday, as the official vaccination plan gets underway. Several healthcare workers have already been vaccinated, along with government […]

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New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

| 22/12/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A second proposed medical tourism project has been given the green light by government, but this hospital will not be getting the level of concessions awarded to Health City Cayman Islands. With the exception of duty waivers on medical supplies, Aster Cayman Medcity will not get any concessions in the development phase or special […]

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COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

| 26/10/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Government has steered through a change to the Public Health Law designed to deter people from breaching home-isolation rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the opposition leader described the amendment as draconian, the bill nevertheless sailed through its second reading. Fines for breaking quarantine rules will increase to $10,000, after Health Minister Dwayne Seymour […]

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MRCU leadership inquiry still unresolved

MRCU leadership inquiry still unresolved

| 21/10/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Neither the minister responsible for mosquito control nor the deputy governor responsible for the civil service were prepared to offer an update into the current leadership inquiry at the Mosquito Research and Control Unit when they were asked on Wednesday. Answering an MLA’s question in the Legislative Assembly about the status of the director […]

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Seymour: New hospital will need to be different

Seymour: New hospital will need to be different

| 06/10/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Following a presentation to government about a speculative development for another hospital geared towards medical tourism, Health Minister Dwayne has said it would have to be offering something different to get the green light. A group of investors led by Thompson Development is toying with the idea of another major health facility. The developers, […]

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Dump deal ‘soon come’, claims minister

Dump deal ‘soon come’, claims minister

| 23/09/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Government is said to be close to signing a deal with the preferred bidder on the long-awaited waste-management project. It has been almost three years since the Ministry of Health selected DECCO and a consortium of waste experts to take on the project, but to date almost nothing has happened on the tender remit […]

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MRCU methods revert but no news on inquiry

MRCU methods revert but no news on inquiry

| 15/09/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Minister Dwayne Seymour has made no further comment about complaints made by staff at the Mosquito Research and Control Unit that the director was undermining the work of the critical department. But the minister responsible for the MRCU has revealed that efforts to combat the pest have reverted to tried and tested methods. Seymour […]

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$1,000 tourism stipend extended

$1,000 tourism stipend extended

| 10/09/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government will be extending by three months the $1,000 cash payments being paid to Caymanians who were working in the tourism sector before the COVID-19 pandemic and have not been able to find work elsewhere. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the monthly stipend will be automatically paid to existing recipients until the end of the […]

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Premier and minster exchange jibes over coup

Premier and minster exchange jibes over coup

| 27/08/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has accused Premier Alden McLaughlin of taking a “cheap shot” over the attempted coup of the Unity government by some of its members and the opposition over the Domestic Partnership Bill (DPB). As he drew his update to a close during Tuesday’s COVID-19 press briefing, McLaughlin said government had been […]

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