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Just over half of the people receiving a monthly tourism stipend from government are employed, though many are working far fewer hours than before COVID, a survey of recipients shows.
Struggling water-sports operators say they are being turned down for financial aid as they strive to keep their businesses afloat.
Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell announced the extension of the $1,000 monthly stipend for displaced workers in the tourism industry until June 2021.
Starting Monday, Caymanian tourism workers displaced by COVID-19, who have not yet registered, can apply for government's monthly $1,000 stipend.
The government's Finance Committee is expected to approve funding for a three-month extension of a $1,000-a-month stipend for tourism workers who lost their jobs because of COVID-19.
Workers who lost their jobs in the tourism sector and who are not already receiving a government stipend can now apply for the $1,000-a-month financial assistance. Applicants have until the end of this month to register.
Jobless tourism workers who missed the deadline to register for stipends from the government can still apply for financial assistance when registration reopens on...