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Minister avoids cruise issue at tourism showcase

Minister avoids cruise issue at tourism showcase

| 18/10/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Speaking to an audience of industry stakeholders who sell the Cayman Islands tourism brand around the world on Tuesday, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell promoted the destination’s pristine underwater experience, but avoided mentioning the planned destruction of it with the proposed cr [...]

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Airport business goes to usual traders

Airport business goes to usual traders

| 17/10/2018 | 111 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has finally revealed the winning bidders that have secured the lucrative retail, duty-free and food and beverage concessions in the departure hall at the renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. [...]

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MLA  prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

MLA prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

| 15/10/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): The PPM’s backbench member for George Town West, David Wight, said that he was prepared to “eat his own vomit for his country” as he addressed the issue of being in a coalition with his former arch political enemy, McKeeva Bush. Before the PPM joined forces with now Speaker [...]

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Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

| 15/10/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell failed to appear at a public meeting last week in the constituency where the controversial cruise berthing project is going to be if government presses ahead with the project. George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan hosted the meeting as part of a series hoste [...]

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Celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi opens at ‘Margaritaville’

Celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi opens at ‘Margaritaville’

| 15/10/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Award-winning celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi is opening his first restaurant in the Caribbean, one of three new eateries at the Margaritaville Beach Resort on Grand Cayman. Eating House 1503, a spin-off of Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 in Hawaii, will be offering “an eclectic menu& [...]

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Tourism association divided over cruise port

Tourism association divided over cruise port

| 11/10/2018 | 76 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, which represents businesses dealing with both overnight and cruise tourism, is attempting to stay neutral on the increasingly polarized debate about the government’s plans to develop a berthing facility in George Town Harbour, as its membership is [...]

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Premier: Cruise opposition political

Premier: Cruise opposition political

| 10/10/2018 | 124 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that while there may be a few people genuinely concerned about the environment, the majority of those opposing his government’s proposed cruise berthing project and calling for a referendum are politically motivated — a claim that may soon be tested [...]

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Questions following the cruise port meeting

Questions following the cruise port meeting

| 05/10/2018 | 74 Comments
Candy Whicker writes: I attended last week’s public meeting, headed by Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell, on the proposed Cayman cruise berths. Although I had a number of questions, the opportunity to ask them didn’t arise, so I hope the following will prompt a response from government and [...]

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Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

| 04/10/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): World renowned ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society, a marine conservation and education organisation, has written to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell  and Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour urging them to reconsider plans to develop the cruise ber [...]

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August sees 31% increase in cruise numbers

August sees 31% increase in cruise numbers

| 04/10/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): As the debate rages on over the government’s claim that the Cayman Islands must have a dock if it is to preserve its cruise tourism sector, statistics from the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands this August show a 31% increase on passenger numbers compared to 2017, with 37 ships calli [...]

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Platt challenges CIG’s claims over port reefs

Platt challenges CIG’s claims over port reefs

| 03/10/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Courtney Platt, one of the Cayman Islands’ leading experts on the marine life in George Town Harbour, is joining the opposition and Cruise Port Referendum campaign this month to demonstrate that claims made by the tourism ministry that much of the marine life in George Town Harbour is d [...]

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