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Even before the announcement of government’s full reopening plan, international carriers Air Canada and JetBlue have started positioning themselves to gradually resume services to the Cayman Islands.
JetBlue Airways will officially touch down at the Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday making it the first commercial flight returning to local shores since borders were locked last March, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan announced Wednesday night.
Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said government is working towards unlocking borders before Christmas and he was hopeful American Airlines could resume flights to Grand Cayman at that time.
In a radio interview on Friday, 3 Sept., Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan addressed fears that a border reopening may represent too big a public health risk.
Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said using the phrase "scare tactic" in a Radio Cayman interview to describe the government's announcement and subsequent reversal of a decision to halve the monthly $1,500 stipend for displaced tourism workers was a "poor choice of words".
Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has admitted that an earlier announcement about plans to halve the monthly $1,500 tourism stipend in November and December had been a "scare tactic" to try to get displaced tourism workers to start looking for jobs.
CayMAS will be heading for the road on Saturday, 7 Aug., CayMAS chairman Craig Frederick confirmed.