Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

| 22/05/2020 | 47 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 | 227 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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Minister Dwayne Seymour’s behaviour

Minister Dwayne Seymour’s behaviour

| 28/04/2020 | 142 Comments

James Austin-Smith writes: If you’d ever seen someone in intensive care in respiratory distress with pneumonia you would never forget it. A strong, brave man desperately fighting for each unsuccessful breath. Watching as his exhausted muscles can no longer move his ribs and diaphragm, as his lungs fill with pus and fluid. Suffocating as surely as […]

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Minister ducks family curfew breach query

Minister ducks family curfew breach query

| 28/04/2020 | 242 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour gave a bizarre response on Monday to a question from CNS about a possible breach of curfew at his family home but failed to answer the question. A video posted on social media over the weekend appeared to show his wife working out with a personal trainer, which was potentially […]

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COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

| 20/04/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Four out of the five latest positive results for COVID-19 were samples from people with no travel history or contacts to other positive cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Monday, as he revealed the results of 76 tests taken over a three-day period. But as government leaders focus on ramping up testing […]

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Health minister and the press briefings

Health minister and the press briefings

| 12/04/2020 | 196 Comments

Could we have an article about Minister Seymour please? There is a real discussion to be had. The fact is the man is saying things that speak to a minority of the population. He is talking to Christians with his Bible verses and work permit holders with his translations. And not one major announcement has […]

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Face-mask debate rolls on

Face-mask debate rolls on

| 02/04/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Almost three weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Cayman Islands, officials have begun discussing the pros and cons of wearing face-masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. As is the case around the world, there remains some debate about their effectiveness because they give very little protection to […]

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