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Ministry to hold public meeting on cruise port

Ministry to hold public meeting on cruise port

| 20/09/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Five years after the government had its last full public meeting dedicated to the cruise berthing project, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said on his Facebook page that he will be hosting a meeting next Wednesday about the project. In the face of public concerns about the project, gov [...]

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Mega ships are red herring in cruise project

Mega ships are red herring in cruise project

| 17/09/2018 | 196 Comments
(CNS): A list of cruise ships that will be delivered to the cruise lines over the next ten years, compiled by industry experts Seatrade Cruise, reveals that only 15 of more than 100 ships in the pipeline will carry more than 5,000 passengers. The document indicates that many of the leading cruise li [...]

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Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

| 14/09/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Following government’s rejection of the private member’s motion calling for a national vote on the controversial cruise berthing and cargo facility, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who filed the motion, said that he and his opposition colleagues will be throwing their weight behi [...]

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Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

Speaker urges supporters not to sign port petition

| 05/09/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush, the leader of the CDP, has circulated a message to his supporters urging them not to sign the petition currently circulating asking for a referendum that would enable voters to say whether or not they support the proposed cruise birthing facil [...]

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CIG buys former Scotia building for court

CIG buys former Scotia building for court

| 05/09/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Court officials have confirmed that the government has purchased the Scotia complex on Cardinal Avenue in downtown George Town. The sale was reportedly completed on Friday and is part of a larger scheme for new court facilities, but in the meantime it will facilitate the short-term needs of t [...]

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Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

| 03/09/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): More than 1,000 people came out this weekend to show their support for a referendum on the government’s proposal to build a cruise berthing facility in the George Town Harbour. As the government and a group of supporters of the project increase their spending on advertising and the wide [...]

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DoE booted off cruise port steering committee

DoE booted off cruise port steering committee

| 03/09/2018 | 95 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Ministry has formed a new steering committee for the controversial cruise port development project but the Department of Environment is no longer represented. The original committee had not met for more than a year before it was reformed several weeks ago, and it is [...]

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New airport won’t drain public purse

New airport won’t drain public purse

| 31/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The Owen Roberts International Airport expansion is not breaking the Cayman Islands Government’s bank, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell stressed Tuesday at the Topping Out Ceremony, when the final roof beam was put in place over the new facility. Although government has not said what it [...]

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Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

| 28/08/2018 | 165 Comments
(CNS): With concerns mounting that government is close to making a deal with undisclosed bidders to develop the controversial and costly cruise berthing facilities in George Town, local activists have launched a campaign to start collecting signatures for a people-initiated referendum (PIR). The cam [...]

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Speaker denies working with CHEC

Speaker denies working with CHEC

| 27/08/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and leader of the CDP, McKeeva Bush, has denied that his consulting firm is working with or consulting for China Harbour Engineering Company. In a short memo written by the veteran West Bay MLA on behalf of his company, WMB International Consulting Ltd, [...]

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Cruise pier plan for Cayman Brac

Cruise pier plan for Cayman Brac

| 27/08/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): The government has plans to redevelop the dock on Cayman Brac into a port with a cruise pier to attract small ships and luxury yachts to the Sister Island, according to the newly published draft National Tourism Plan (NTP). The document talks about upgrading the existing cargo dock to relieve [...]

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