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Government accuses campaign of bullying

Government accuses campaign of bullying

| 17/05/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): As it tries to stop the democratic process, the Cayman Islands Government is increasing its social media opposition campaign to the cruise berthing port referendum and taking aim at the press. As the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on whether or not the Cayman people support a cruise berthing facility in George Town […]

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Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

Runway and airfield work to start at ORIA

| 16/05/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority have revealed plans to begin work on upgrading the airfield and runway at Owen Roberts International Airport in the next phase of operation and safety improvements this summer. The authority has almost completed the work on the terminal upgrades and this next phase of exterior work consists […]

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MK: Cruise images not approved design

MK: Cruise images not approved design

| 16/05/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has described the latest leaked images that were posted by CNS and circulated on social media this week as “examples of concept drawings” and not a final approved design for the cruise berthing project. In a short statement the minister said the images were not for construction but “are necessary […]

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Cruise petition has just 200 names to confirm

Cruise petition has just 200 names to confirm

| 16/05/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The campaign to trigger a people-initiated referendum on whether or not the people of Cayman support government’s plans for a cruise berthing facility in the George Town Harbour has confirmed that more than 5,000 registered voters have now signed the petition. With just 200 names to be verified, the activists challenged government to answer […]

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Gov’t signs another cruise line deal

Gov’t signs another cruise line deal

| 15/05/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The government has entered into a funding agreement with MSC Cruises toward the costs of constructing Grand Cayman’s cruise berthing facility. This is the fourth cruise company that has reportedly committed to a financing deal with the Cayman Islands Government, even though the project is being tendered with potential developers as a design-build-finance project. […]

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More design images emerge of proposed port

More design images emerge of proposed port

| 14/05/2019 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government appears to have made a decision on the proposed design for the cruise and cargo project, despite recent claims from the tourism ministry that the CIG had not entered into any premature deals ahead of the tendering process. More images of both the cruise piers and the enhanced cargo facility […]

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Tourism minister denies signing port deal

Tourism minister denies signing port deal

| 08/05/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the government has entered into any premature deals with contractors bidding on the controversial cruise berthing development in George Town. As speculation mounted in recent weeks that the ministry has already given the nod to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to take on the proposed project, the minister […]

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Minister denies conflict over dock

Minister denies conflict over dock

| 06/05/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): An application for a judicial review of a Cabinet decision to grant a coastal works licence for a dock at Vista Del Mar has accused the environment minister of having a conflict when he voted with his colleagues to approve the project. The pier had raised concerns from both the planning department and Dwayne […]

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PPM claims cruise numbers are falling

PPM claims cruise numbers are falling

| 30/04/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Just days after the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism was bragging about the continued record-breaking arrival figures, a tweet circulated Monday by the Progressives party began sounding the alarm that cruise numbers are falling and the country needs the cruise berthing project to save the sector. The premier also tweeted that when it is […]

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Referendum campaign goes door to door in GTC

Referendum campaign goes door to door in GTC

| 29/04/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers with the Cruise Port Referendum campaign went door to door in George Town Central at the weekend accompanied by Kenneth Bryan, the constituency MLA, who helped them collect more names for the petition, which is now very close to verifying the 5,288 names of registered voters required to trigger a people’s vote on […]

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Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

| 15/04/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Organisers and volunteers coordinating a petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the government’s controversial proposed cruise berthing project have now verified the names and voting status of almost 4,300 signatures on the petition and are confident that the remaining 1,000 will soon be confirmed, paving the way for a national vote. Cruise Port […]

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