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2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

| 20/07/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Cayman will need to attract between 2.3 and 2.5 million cruise passengers per year if the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town is to be financially viable. The number comes from the latest, as yet unpublished, consultants’ report on how the controversial cruise port project can [...]

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Notice out for cruise port contractors

Notice out for cruise port contractors

| 09/05/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): Two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls, the tourism ministry has issued a request for relevant contractors to pre-qualify for the cruise berthing project. No press release or comment has been issued by the current government about the completion of the KPMG report on the financing model or [...]

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Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

| 22/03/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The former director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has warned that the current and previous governments have already spent millions of public dollars on consultants to find a financing model for the development of the cruise berthing facilities but none of them have come up with [...]

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KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

| 20/03/2017 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to move what is expected to be an extremely costly project forward, the local number [...]

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Bean counters to cost out cruise dock

Bean counters to cost out cruise dock

| 08/12/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The government has issued a request for proposal from financial experts to help it find a way to pay for the costly and controversial cruise berthing project in George Town Harbour. The Ministry of Tourism is looking for consultants to help create a financial formula and prepare the tender d [...]

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Cruise dock: economic and environmental questions

Cruise dock: economic and environmental questions

| 25/10/2016 | 34 Comments
‘I don’t want to be a politician’ writes: The truth about the port is that no one can truly assess the environmental damage impact that dredging will have on 7 Mile Beach. A review of sea current action and wind patterns over the past 20+ years indicate a strong probability that si [...]

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GT harbour nominated as world ‘Hope Spot’

GT harbour nominated as world ‘Hope Spot’

| 13/09/2016 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The marine environment in the George Town Harbour, which is currently at risk of being destroyed by the development of cruise berthing facilities in the capital, has been nominated and listed as a world ‘Hope Spot’ by Mission Blue after being vetted by the International Union for Conserva [...]

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Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

| 22/07/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that he expects the negotiations with the cruise lines over financing the proposed George Town berthing facilitates will be “complex and sensitive”. Making the formal announcement that Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV had been awarded the civil en [...]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to [...]

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Deputy Premier defends costly cruise port project

Deputy Premier defends costly cruise port project

| 02/06/2016 | 91 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has defended government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial and costly cruise berthing project and revealed that four engineering consultant firms have been pre-qualified to bid on the next contract in the process. Speaking in the Legislative [...]

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Port re-design to be costed by engineers

Port re-design to be costed by engineers

| 26/05/2016 | 81 Comments
(CNS): The government will soon be selecting a team of engineering consultants to design and cost a change to the proposed cruise berthing facility to put the piers in much deeper water in an effort to mitigate the massive environmental damage that the project is likely to cause to the marine habit, [...]

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