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Community 14 Sep, 2020 Follow News


Registration is re-opened today for the extension to the government’s tourism workers stipend.

The scheme is being extended for another three months from October to December.

In addition to those already receiving payments, the scheme is now open to other tourism workers who have not previously applied for the stipend.

Eligible persons receive monthly payments of CI$ 1,000.

The financial support programme was launched with a one-off payment of CI$ 600 to qualifying workers which was subsequently increased to CI$ 1,000 per month covering July, August and September.

Over 2,000 persons signed up for the scheme when it was first launched in May.

Documents required are; proof of being Caymanian (either through Voter’s Registration, Caymanian Status Certificate or Right to Be Caymanian Certificate) and proof of working in the tourism industry.

Registration is being administered by The Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport which says displaced Caymanian tourism employees who have not registered can register can do so now provided that they meet the relevant criteria.

That includes proof of Caymanian Citizenship (this does not apply to permanent residents), have worked in the tourism sector, are no longer working full-time and that they did not apply for the stipend programme previously.

Other documentation required to complete the process are a copy of the last payslip or official job letter along with a bank letter.

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