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Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

Cabinet urged to release cruise project info

| 19/09/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The campaigners who successfully petitioned to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the issue of government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have once again put pen to paper urging the Cayman Islands’ leadership to release the missing information on the project as soon as possible. After writing four times to Premier Alden McLaughlin seeking answers to […]

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EIA concerns still unfounded

EIA concerns still unfounded

| 19/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment reviewed 140 planning and ten coastal work applications in May, June and July, but did not require any developers to conduct an environmental impact assessment. Government has pointed to this element in the National Conservation Law as one of the reasons why it created a committee to review the legislation, […]

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CPR expects New Year referendum

CPR expects New Year referendum

| 18/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Campaigners for a people-initiated referendum on the question of the proposed cruise dock have formally handed over the fully verified petition document to Cabinet. While no dates have been confirmed for the national ballot, all indications are that it is likely to take place in January next year. On Wednesday three representatives of the […]

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McAlpine makes first move on port project

McAlpine makes first move on port project

| 17/09/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): McAlpine, the general contractor leading the Verdant Isle Group, the winning bidder on the government’s controversial cruise project, has made an application for a coastal works licence. In its first move on the project, even though the contract with government is not yet signed, McAlpine is seeking a permit to begin bore hole testing […]

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Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

| 16/09/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that CI$10 million has been earmarked for coral relocation from the $200 million budget for the proposed cruise and cargo facility in George Town, despite warnings from the Department of Environment and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) that such a venture is doomed to fail. Kirkconnell has […]

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7MB threatened by dock, say scientists

7MB threatened by dock, say scientists

| 13/09/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Scientists at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman have warned that the removal and destruction of bedrock, coral and sand to make way for the proposed cruise dock will have a long term negative impact on Seven Mile Beach as well as the wider health of the local marine environment. The world-respected […]

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Premier accepts inevitability of port vote

Premier accepts inevitability of port vote

| 12/09/2019 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed in black and white that his government will not attempt to dodge the call for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port by trying to suggest it is not a matter of national importance or by manipulating the question.

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Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

Activists urge people to vote in historic referendum

| 12/09/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Following confirmation from the Elections Office yesterday that it had fully verified the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port, activists behind the campaign are urging voters to turn out in record numbers and have their say on the day of the ballot. Meanwhile, the governor has committed to ensuring the […]

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CPA defers Beach Bay hotel plan

CPA defers Beach Bay hotel plan

| 12/09/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a 9-storey, 100+room, $167 million hotel and resort project in the quiet residential neighborhood of Beach Bay, Bodden Town, has been deferred by the Central Planning Authority, officials have confirmed. As objectors packed Wednesday’s planning meeting when the application was heard, the CPA pressed the developers’ representatives on a number of issues […]

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CPR petition fully verified

CPR petition fully verified

| 11/09/2019 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office confirmed Wednesday evening that the petition calling for a referendum on the proposed cruise berthing project has been completely verified. Officials said they had received signature verification forms from 5,305 registered voters, exceeding the 5,292 names needed to satisfy section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution. After heroic effort by campaigners, […]

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99% of petition names confirmed

99% of petition names confirmed

| 10/09/2019 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has now verified 99% of the required number of signatures on the petition calling for a referendum on the question of government’s proposed cruise berthing facility. As the full verification becomes tantalizingly close, officials said that as of 11:00am on Monday 9 September, there were just 56 more names to confirm […]

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