Tag: Dwayne Seymour

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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Self-assessment tool pulls in large number

Self-assessment tool pulls in large number

| 01/04/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The government’s new online tool that helps people assess if they might be infected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been used by hundreds users since it went live Monday. The tool provides a quick first step for the community before they call the HSA’s flu hotline. It is also another way for government […]

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HSA prepared for worst, say officials

HSA prepared for worst, say officials

| 30/03/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman continues the battle to prevent the coronavirus taking hold in the community and the potential indiscriminate spread, officials from the Health Services Authority said they are still preparing for the worst case scenario. From sourcing buildings that could be used as overflow hospitals to massive orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare […]

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48 COVID-19 samples negative

48 COVID-19 samples negative

| 26/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local officials are becoming increasingly hopeful that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may still be contained here after another 48 samples taken from staff and patients at Health City Cayman Islands and the Health Services Authority all came back negative on Thursday. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said these tests were all done at […]

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Gov’t begins travel bans to combat COVID-19

Gov’t begins travel bans to combat COVID-19

| 28/02/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): As the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, hovers on the edge of becoming a global pandemic, the Cayman Islands Government has formalised a series of travel bans and restrictions on people entering the country that it announced earlier this month. On Friday Cabinet issued regulations, which it approved on 10 February, to control the […]

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CIG tackling rising rent and house prices

CIG tackling rising rent and house prices

| 27/02/2020 | 184 Comments

(CNS): The explosion in the cost of rent on Grand Cayman, which many believe is exacerbated by the growth locally in the use of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, plus the rising property prices, often blamed on foreign investment, is having a huge effect on the cost of living. In response, Housing Minister Dwayne Seymour […]

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Minister flip-flops over carnivals

Minister flip-flops over carnivals

| 13/02/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Despite insisting that government wanted Grand Cayman’s rival adult carnivals consolidated into one weekend, Dwayne Seymour, the minister responsible for culture, has announced another change of plan. Now Batabano will be held on Saturday, 9 May, CayMas on Monday, 18 May (Discovery Day), and the carnival on Cayman Brac will take place as planned […]

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CIG restricts travel from mainland China

CIG restricts travel from mainland China

| 10/02/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has imposed travel restrictions that limit entry, by boat or aircraft, for anyone who has travelled to, from or through mainland China within fourteen days immediately preceding arrival in the Cayman Islands. Returning residents with a travel history that includes China within two weeks will be quarantined, most likely at […]

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Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

| 04/02/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Changes to the Health Practitioners Law, apparently designed to help doctors and other professional healthcare workers at Health City Cayman Islands renew their licence to practice beyond the original six year cap, were brought in good faith and not to avoid government law suits, the health minister has said. Dwayne Seymour said they were […]

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Climate change policy gets nod from LA

Climate change policy gets nod from LA

| 03/02/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly voted for a private member’s motion calling on government to adopt a climate change policy, after whipping through the debate Friday evening, as the latest brief meeting drew to a close. MLA Alva Suckoo (NEW) brought the motion asking government to address climate change, given that the existing policy document has […]

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Dump fire extinguished say officials

Dump fire extinguished say officials

| 27/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): After a weekend fighting a serious deep-seated fire in the scrap vehicle area of the George Town dump, which ignited Friday morning, the Cayman Islands fire Service (CIFS) said Monday that the blaze had been largely extinguished. On Monday, fire officers conducted final safety checks before handing the site back to the operator. A […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.