Tag: cruise dock facility

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

| 24/01/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional. Mark Shaw, QC, who is representing the CIG in the judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, said the Constitution does not compel […]

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Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

| 22/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The legal team representing Shirley Roulstone, who filed for a judicial review of the government’s cruise port referendum process, argued that government’s failure to enact a framework referendum law has led to a catalogue of problems surrounding how the petition for the referendum, the law for this specific vote and now the campaign in […]

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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’  raises new concerns

Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’ raises new concerns

| 15/01/2020 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean appears to have linked the lack of cruise berthing facilities in the Cayman Islands to problems with its Western Caribbean itinerary. But more questions have been raised about this justification for the Cayman government’s cruise port project after news reports in Jamaica revealed that the cruise line is paying fees to that […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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Public tab for port promo still growing

Public tab for port promo still growing

| 08/01/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Government shelled out well over $200,000 of public cash and resources on promoting the cruise port project during the second half of last year, according to results of freedom of information requests. It paid around $130,000 to two publicity agents and used about $85,000 of advertising resources on Radio Cayman. But government has also […]

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Question change related to legal argument

Question change related to legal argument

| 08/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has now admitted that Cabinet has approved changes to the cruise port referendum question to address arguments that have been made in court ahead of a judicial review to be heard later this month. In a press release issued by Alden McLaughlin’s office after a report on CNS revealed that the […]

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New referendum question gazetted

New referendum question gazetted

| 07/01/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Government has made an amendment to the referendum question it plans to ask voters when a new date is set for the national poll on the proposed cruise berthing project. The change was gazetted quietly on 18 December, with no statements or explanations about the alteration to the wording. A spokesperson for the Cruise […]

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National Trust details port deception

National Trust details port deception

| 18/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The director of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has outlined, in a sworn affidavit supporting its case for a judicial review, what the non-profit organisation states are the deceptions surrounding the government’s proposed cruise project. Nadia Hardie has said that while government has created an expectation that it will protect the environment, […]

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Looking back, moving forward

Looking back, moving forward

| 17/12/2019 | 37 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: With the holidays around the corner and the referendum delayed, CPR Cayman wishes to take this opportunity to ensure that the public understands what has happened and that individuals are aware of what they can do to continue to advocate for transparency and a brighter future for Cayman.

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Activists keep up campaign efforts

Activists keep up campaign efforts

| 16/12/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS) The members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign are keeping up their efforts to persuade registered electors to vote ‘no’ whenever the referendum on the cruise port project is reset. The CPR will be holding its final rally for the year on Wednesday evening, when the largest ever grassroots movement is likely to be […]

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