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Opportunity for temporary stipend in Cayman Islands


Opportunity for temporary stipend in Cayman Islands

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Georgetown – Workers in the local tourism industry who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will, this week, have another opportunity to sign up for government’s temporary stipend when a new round of registration begins Tuesday.

In a recent statement, the Ministry of Tourism said the stipend programme is aimed at assisting jobless Caymanians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2 898 tourism workers to date receiving the monthly funds.

In December, Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell announced the $1 000 stipend for displaced workers would be extended to June 2021.

Since March 2020, government has spent $15.6 million on tourism stipends to help affected workers.

Kirkconnell, in a statement to Parliament in December, said government expected to spend another $18 million on the programme that supports tourism workers who have lost their source of income with the closure of Cayman’s borders.

Once the deadline has passed the verification process will begin.

The ministry added that applicants are encouraged to respond to missed calls, voicemails, and emails as representatives from the Ministry and Department of Tourism may be in contact for further information. (CMC)