Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

| 31/03/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The political will to promote more reduction in the waste produced in the Cayman Islands, expand recycling, reuse or repurposing of materials and a ban on single-use plastic appears to have been lost over the last four years, as government officials admitted Friday that things had gone wrong or policies had never been pursued. […]

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Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

| 26/03/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Less than three weeks before Caymanians go to the polls and four years after Dart was picked as the preferred bidder, a last minute deal has been signed between the islands’ largest developer and the government over the dump. At a press briefing Friday, the outgoing premier, Alden McLaughlin; Dwayne Seymour, the minster responsible […]

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Candidates duck Q&A forums

Candidates duck Q&A forums

| 17/03/2021

(CNS): Two candidates, both in tight head-to-head constituency races, ducked out of the opportunity to answer questions from voters alongside their opponents on Tuesday. Bernie Bush, who is a two-way race with Rolston Anglin in West Bay North, left the Cayman Crosstalk studio on principle, he said, as he registered a protest against the new […]

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Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

Quarantine to be reduced to 10 days

| 10/03/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that over 91% of the over 60s have now been vaccinated and as a result the COVID-19 regulations will be changed later this month to reduce the mandatory quarantine period to ten days for travellers who have been vaccinated and produce the necessary negative test result. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the […]

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Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

| 25/02/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the support of his beleaguered health minister on Wednesday, claiming there was “nothing untoward” about the funds Dwayne Seymour had signed off on for a constituent’s roof repairs. Although McLaughlin has previously stated that money for home repairs had to be carefully scrutinized and meet the criteria, he blamed […]

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Dart dump deal still not signed

Dart dump deal still not signed

| 24/02/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Government’s planned deal with Dart to take on the country’s waste-management issue has still not been signed. Decco, Dart’s general contractor, alongside a number of other local and international partners were selected as the preferred bidder three and a half years ago, but to date no agreement has been made or a contract signed […]

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Minister signs off public cash to mend voter’s roof

Minister signs off public cash to mend voter’s roof

| 23/02/2021 | 161 Comments

(CNS): The health minister has personally signed off on a $5,000 payment for home repairs for a registered voter who lives in his constituency of Bodden Town East, according to a letter leaked to CNS. Although Caymanians can apply for government assistance to help with critical repairs to properties they cannot afford to undertake themselves, […]

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National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

| 22/01/2021 | 29 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 | 40 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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