Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Minister dodges NCL review in Earth Day message

Minister dodges NCL review in Earth Day message

| 22/04/2019 | 21 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 | 325 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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DoE Director welcomes governor’s support

DoE Director welcomes governor’s support

| 25/03/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s director welcomed the support offered to her team’s work by Governor Martyn Roper when he visited the department Friday, accompanied by political leaders and senior civil servants. Gina Ebanks-Petrie said the DoE was glad to have the opportunity to tell the governor a “bit more about the work we do […]

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Tender troubles stall mental health facility

Tender troubles stall mental health facility

| 11/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is re-doing the tender process for the long-awaited and much-needed residential mental health facility after it appears the original tendering process failed to secure a deal with any of the previous bidders. Government officials have failed to explained what happened with earlier attempts to find a contractor to build the facility, […]

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Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

| 05/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but in the meantime bags of bio-waste are piling up outside the George Town health facility. Concerned readers contacted CNS with images taken outside the hospital this weekend which appears to […]

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Local lobster off menu as season closes

Local lobster off menu as season closes

| 28/02/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): After three months of indulging in tasty local lobster, the dish will be off the menu tomorrow as the season comes to an end today. From midnight Thursday, no one may take, purchase, receive or possess lobster from Cayman waters until the season opens at the end of November. The closed seasons for various […]

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