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Chamber to lobby for construction industry

Chamber to lobby for construction industry

| 19/04/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The construction sector is complaining that the cost of doing business and bureaucracy are constraining the ability to grow, even though the industry is currently enjoy a period of expansion. Thirty construction and development firms took part in a recent round table at the Chamber of Commer [...]

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Cruise project progresses in secrecy

Cruise project progresses in secrecy

| 16/04/2018 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The government is maintaining a veil of secrecy around the progress of the cruise berthing project, despite being very close to declaring a preferred bidder. Despite the massive public interest in what will be the biggest ever infrastructure project in Cayman Islands’ history, the tende [...]

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Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

| 23/03/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority (CPA) has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Seven Mile Public Beach by Dart. However, concerns about the behaviour of certain beach vendors and the dangers posed by some taxi drivers in the area were raised during Wednesday’s planning meeting, w [...]

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Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

| 14/03/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has admitted that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is one of nine potential bidders on the Grand Cayman cruise berthing project.  Speaking to a large crowd in West Bay at a public meeting about the proposed national tourism plan, the minister said t [...]

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Dart gets to work immediately on extension

Dart gets to work immediately on extension

| 13/03/2018 | 137 Comments
(CNS): Grand Cayman’s largest developer, landowner and investor wasted no time getting down to work on the controversial tunnel this week after the Central Planning Authority granted one of Dart’s network of companies planning permission to extend the length of the underpass by another 1 [...]

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Dart makes new bid for tunnel extension

Dart makes new bid for tunnel extension

| 05/03/2018 | 111 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority will consider a revised application this week from one of Dart’s network of companies to expand the tunnel currently under construction on West Bay Road. Cayman Shores was refused planning permission for the extension the last time it appeared before the C [...]

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Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

Work begins on $6.6M CIG vehicle depot upgrade

| 23/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The infrastructure minister and other government officials were out in force with golden shovels Friday breaking ground on a $6,655,000 redevelopment project at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES). What the minister described as “long-awaited” upgrades at the North S [...]

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Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

| 09/02/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration is trying to address the growing queues of arriving passengers at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) during the continued work on upgrading the facility. But with 26 inbound commercial flights on Saturday alone during the second weekend that the new hall w [...]

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CPA gives nod to controversial 7MB project

CPA gives nod to controversial 7MB project

| 08/02/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): A controversial development on Seven Mile Beach, which opponents claim will promote ‘transient tourism’ in Cayman through websites like AirBnB, has received the green light from the Central Planning Authority. The Grove, which will provide a boost to the economy and range of welcome facil [...]

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New airport arrival hall opens

New airport arrival hall opens

| 26/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The new arrivals hall has opened at Owen Roberts International Airport. The key part of the $55 million renovation of the facility includes a new customs, immigration, and baggage claim area. The first of five new carousels are already in operation and another four will be opened over the ne [...]

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PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

| 25/01/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Max Jones, the director of government’s Public Works Department, which oversees the Major Projects Office (MPO), has said the cruise berthing facility would cost between $150 and $180 million, as set out in the outline business case, and he was confident that it would not exceed that pr [...]

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