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Referendum petition steadily growing

Referendum petition steadily growing

| 13/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers from the campaign pursuing a people’s vote say they are steadily moving towards the target of 5,285 signatures of registered voters in order to trigger a referendum on government’s controversial plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town. In recent weeks they have endured criticisms about not yet reaching the target and […]

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Objectors call proposed hotel ‘cheap and nasty’

Objectors call proposed hotel ‘cheap and nasty’

| 04/02/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): Objectors to a proposed 10-storey hotel at the northern end of the West Bay Road have not pulled any punches in their criticism of plans for this new land-side project across from their luxury beach-side condos and an empty lot on Seven Mile Beach. They described the proposed development as “cheap and nasty” and […]

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Construction period could kill cruise business

Construction period could kill cruise business

| 04/02/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has called on government to explain to the public how, if it continues on the unpopular path of pursuing plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town, it intends to manage cruise ship arrivals during construction. Ezzard Miller said he remains absolutely opposed to the risky, costly and totally […]

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Dart wants court to block use of beach facilities

Dart wants court to block use of beach facilities

| 30/01/2019 | 185 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s largest developer and landowner has filed a legal action to prevent the residents of a condominium complex from getting access to the beach facilities on one of its acquisitions. The Dart Group and its ever-growing property portfolio wants a legal declaration that the homeowners in the luxury Britannia Estates development do not have […]

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Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

| 29/01/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Figures from the Department of Tourism based on exit surveys taken by overnight and cruise guests through 2018 has revealed the money spent by stay-over visitors is, more than ever, eclipsing cruisers’ cash contribution and calling into question, yet again, government’s insistence that without a cruise berthing facility the tourism sector will implode. Last […]

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Panton warns of tourism conflict

Panton warns of tourism conflict

| 16/01/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Former environment minister Wayne Panton has expressed concerns that the proposed cruise berthing development in George Town and the number of passengers needed to support it could cause serious conflict within Cayman’s tourism product. Panton is well respected for his knowledge of conservation issues and, as a Cabinet minister in the last administration, steered […]

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Planning issues stop notice on pop-up beach business

Planning issues stop notice on pop-up beach business

| 15/01/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Planning has issued a stop notice at the recent pop-up beach equipment rental business on Boggy Sand in West Bay. The emergence last week of a collection of bright yellow sun loungers and umbrellas on a strip of beach at the junction of Mary Hyde Road and Boggy Sand Road, as […]

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Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

| 08/01/2019 | 118 Comments

(CNS): West Bay residents have taken to social media demanding answers about the latest ‘pop-up’ beach chair and umbrella rental business that has appeared on Grand Cayman’s shoreline. A picture of the new commercial enterprise catering to cruise ship tourists, this one along Boggy Sand Beach, circulated yesterday but so far there are no answers […]

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CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

| 08/01/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The battle to get civil servants to sign the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project will not be getting any help from civil service management after it declined to host the petition at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. Kenneth Bryan, the MLA for George Town Central, had approached […]

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No sign of plan during port construction

No sign of plan during port construction

| 03/01/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has expressed further concerns about the government’s continued plans for cruise berthing piers in George Town in the absence of any contingency plans for the actual construction phase. Ezzard Miller has said this could have a serious detrimental impact on the entire tourism industry far beyond the two years or more […]

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Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

| 28/12/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism’s final release of statistics this year has revealed that in the first eleven months of 2018, almost 411,000 stay-over tourists visited the Cayman Islands, an increase of more than 11.2% over 2017, which was itself a record-breaking year. In 2017 a total of 418,403 stay-over visitors arrived. At the end of […]

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