Tourism-stipend recipients should register with WORC

Tourism-stipend recipients must register with WORC

The tourism press conference panel, from left, CITA President Marc Langevin; WORC Acting Director Laura Watler; Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan; and Gary Hendricks-Dominguez, acting deputy director of international marketing and promotions at the Department of Tourism. – Photo: GIS

The 3,396 people who are currently receiving the government’s $1,500-a-month tourism stipend are now required to register with the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman department, Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan announced today.

Speaking at a press conference to unveil plans to remobilise the tourism workforce, in preparation for the reopening of Cayman’s borders, Bryan said it will be mandatory for all stipend recipients, including those who are currently employed, to register by 16 Aug.

Asked if anyone who fails to register will lose their stipend, the minister responded, “It is mandatory, please don’t make me have to make any decisions in that respect.”

If people do not register, Bryan…