Tag: Courtney Platt

Platt challenges CIG’s claims over port reefs

Platt challenges CIG’s claims over port reefs

| 03/10/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Courtney Platt, one of the Cayman Islands’ leading experts on the marine life in George Town Harbour, is joining the opposition and Cruise Port Referendum campaign this month to demonstrate that claims made by the tourism ministry that much of the marine life in George Town Harbour is dead are false. Platt made the […]

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Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

| 28/09/2018 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that government has only just begun talking about the impact construction of the cruise port will have on the tourism sector, George Town and the cargo operations if the development ever gets underway. Responding to a question from the audience at a public meeting on Wednesday night about […]

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Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

Photographer calls for far reaching reef fish protection

| 27/07/2016 | 41 Comments

(CNS): As the Department of Environment continues to push its proposed conservation plan for local reef fish under the National Conservation Law, well-known local photographer Courtney Platt is calling for an end to the unsustainable take from spawning aggregations of any species, as well as tighter restrictions and more spending on enforcement. Platt believes that […]

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FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

FCCA wants ‘eco-friendly’ piers

| 28/07/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The support of the cruise ship industry will be crucial to ensuring the costly proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town will produce a return and not leave a gaping hole in government’s still precarious financial recovery. The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has told CNS that the cruise lines are supportive of an […]

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Petition launched to stop cruise port

Petition launched to stop cruise port

| 16/06/2015 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Almost 1,000 people have already signed a petition requesting the Cayman government to put a stop to the plans for a cruise berthing facility in the George Town harbour after the publication of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) revealed the devastation it would cause to marine life. Photographer Courtney Platt began the online campaign at […]

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