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New luxury cruise ship visits Cayman on maiden voyage

New luxury cruise ship visits Cayman on maiden voyage

| 14/12/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The brand new luxury cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, called into Grand Cayman on Friday on its maiden voyage. This new boutique-style cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean carries less than 3,000 passengers, and its visit today calls into question the idea that the future of cruising in the [...]

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Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

| 05/12/2018 | 150 Comments
(CNS): The public beach area at Smith Cove (Smith Barcadere) has come under scrutiny by local activists and the broader community after revelations that a local tour company is using the location for snorkelling tours for cruise ship passengers. Others may also be using it as a place to rent paddle [...]

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Public cheers arrival of new CAL plane

Public cheers arrival of new CAL plane

| 03/12/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Hundreds of people came out Friday evening to welcome the first of Cayman Airways’ new fleet of aircraft at Owen Roberts International Airport. The new Boeing 737 Max 8, the first in the region, tipped a wave during a fly-by before landing around 5pm to cheering crowds and a water salut [...]

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Conference speaker calls for investment in people

Conference speaker calls for investment in people

| 28/11/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Patricia Affonso-Dass, the President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), who is delivering an address tomorrow at the 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference being hosted here in Grand Cayman, will be urging regional countries to invest in the local people that make their to [...]

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Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

| 19/11/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has revealed more information that demonstrates the increasing value to the economy of overnight tourism, contrasting with a drop in the value of cruise visitors. In a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday about the continued record-breaking visitor arrival numb [...]

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Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

| 14/11/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has suggested that the cruise lines will be financing the development of the proposed cruise pier facility and cargo expansion in George Town, if the project goes ahead, regardless of which of the three groups of bidders is selected to undertake the developm [...]

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Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

| 08/11/2018 | 126 Comments
(CNS): The war of words on social media and government’s propaganda machine show no sign of letting up, even as the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project looks certain to get the required number of supporters to trigger the vote. But a Facebook post by the p [...]

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Cruise petition nears referendum target

Cruise petition nears referendum target

| 06/11/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Organisers of the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the proposal for a cruise berthing facility in George Town have confirmed that the target of 5,282 voters is now well within sight, but the goal is to press on for an additional 1,500 names over and above the magic number to trig [...]

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Heritage Days need sponsor to boost Pirates Week

Heritage Days need sponsor to boost Pirates Week

| 06/11/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Changes over the last two years to the Pirates Week Festival are due to a lack of funding and organisers are looking for the best way to make what little ‘treasure’ there is go further while maintaining the concept of the Heritage Days. But without a major sponsor for the distric [...]

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Airport bid ruled out small business, says CISBA

Airport bid ruled out small business, says CISBA

| 22/10/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) says the arduous and costly process to bid on concessions at the renovated Owen Roberts International Airport excluded small businesses before they even tried. Dawn McLean-Brady told CNS that the process required reams of [...]

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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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