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MLAs must listen to their constituents

MLAs must listen to their constituents

| 18/11/2019 | 23 Comments

Allison Lovinggood writes: Having attended in person at the Legislative Assembly, and watched on television and on the CIG channel on YouTube the live debates regarding the cruise berthing facility, my heart is broken, broken beyond repair. I only gathered from a few elected officials that they surveyed their constituents to find out their views […]

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Written questions only at pro-port meetings

Written questions only at pro-port meetings

| 13/11/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Members of the public hoping to engage directly with government and its selected partners proposing to build the cruise berthing facility were disappointed when they attended the public meeting Wednesday evening and found there was a written-only questions policy. At the first government meeting on the issue in over a year, people were expecting […]

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New EIA for port remains in question

New EIA for port remains in question

| 13/11/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): At the first of a series of government-hosted public meetings about the proposed cruise piers, executives from the winning bid for the project implied that they are seeking to avoid a fully revised environmental impact assessment. In the absence, once again, of any representatives from the Department of Environment, government officials and the bidders […]

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Gov’t and bidders to meet public on port

Gov’t and bidders to meet public on port

| 11/11/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Over three months after announcing a consortium involving cruise lines, a marine engineering firm and a local contractor had been selected as the preferred bidder on the cruise port project, the tourism ministry and those bidders will all come face to face with the public. Government will be hosting a series of public meetings […]

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Airport runway cleared for take-off

Airport runway cleared for take-off

| 11/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has given the green light to the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application to begin work on the airfield, apron and runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. This external phase of the airport redevelopment project will see the runway lengthened by some 870 feet and strengthened, the ponds filled in and […]

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Runway project to go before CPA

Runway project to go before CPA

| 05/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will be considering the Cayman Islands Airport Authority’s application for an extension to the runway and other exterior upgrades when it meets tomorrow. The application includes lengthening and strengthening the runway in a westerly direction, filling the airfield ponds, expanding the apron to the east and a perimeter access road. […]

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Carnival’s pollution grabs headlines

Carnival’s pollution grabs headlines

| 04/11/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Images and video footage captured in George Town Harbour last week of a Carnival cruise ship belching thick black smoke into the air have grabbed news headlines around the world and gone viral on social media. The cruise line, part of the consortium selected by government to build the proposed berthing facility here, continues […]

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Drivers take ‘no port’ campaign on road

Drivers take ‘no port’ campaign on road

| 04/11/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): With just over seven weeks to go before voters go to the polls to decide whether or not government should press on with its controversial cruise port project, people opposing the project are stepping up the campaign. Various vehicles, including taxi drivers, have emerged on the roads with window postings urging people to vote […]

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Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

| 04/11/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Government is pointing the finger at the National Conservation Council for delaying the start of the East-West Arterial Extension, despite knowing for five years that if it wanted to press ahead with this road it would need to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA). A screening report from the Department of Environment for the […]

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Questions about the cruise port need answers

Questions about the cruise port need answers

| 01/11/2019 | 48 Comments

Anna Peccarino writes: So last night I couldn’t sleep and did a Google search for pros and cons of cruiseships. I tried my best to keep as much of an open mind as possible because I didn’t want anyone to accuse me of not doing my homework and opposing the port without good reason.

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Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

| 31/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A year after its last statement on the cruise project raising concerns about the loss of marine habitat and wrecks, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has raised new questions about coral relocation and said the message that it can be moved is misleading. The Trust warned that relocating the ancient and pristine […]

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