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Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

| 19/10/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is calling for an independent, fully updated environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the proposed cruise berthing project begins in George Town. The non-governmental organisation is calling on Cabinet to follow the recommendations of the Nation [...]

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Five cruise port ‘debate’ lessons

Five cruise port ‘debate’ lessons

| 18/10/2018 | 39 Comments
101 writes: The debate surrounding the proposed new cruise berthing facility is far from over but the experience thus far has taught us more than a few lessons. Most of these lessons suggests the country is not getting the debate it deserves. Here are a few examples: [...]

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MLA  prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

MLA prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

| 15/10/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): The PPM’s backbench member for George Town West, David Wight, said that he was prepared to “eat his own vomit for his country” as he addressed the issue of being in a coalition with his former arch political enemy, McKeeva Bush. Before the PPM joined forces with now Speaker [...]

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Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

Minister ‘no-show’ at GT MLA’s meeting

| 15/10/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell failed to appear at a public meeting last week in the constituency where the controversial cruise berthing project is going to be if government presses ahead with the project. George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan hosted the meeting as part of a series hoste [...]

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Cruise port causes ‘significant uncertainty’ for environment

Cruise port causes ‘significant uncertainty’ for environment

| 12/10/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The damage to the Cayman Islands’ marine environment by the proposed cruise berthing development could be far worse than already suspected because of the “significant uncertainty” surrounding many aspects of the project, Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie [...]

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Tourism association divided over cruise port

Tourism association divided over cruise port

| 11/10/2018 | 76 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, which represents businesses dealing with both overnight and cruise tourism, is attempting to stay neutral on the increasingly polarized debate about the government’s plans to develop a berthing facility in George Town Harbour, as its membership is [...]

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Vote count challenges claim for port mandate

Vote count challenges claim for port mandate

| 10/10/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the government does not need to put the proposed controversial cruise berthing and cargo expansion project to a referendum because the last election result gave it a mandate to press on. But voter numbers don’t add up for government: an analysis of the [...]

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Premier: Cruise opposition political

Premier: Cruise opposition political

| 10/10/2018 | 124 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that while there may be a few people genuinely concerned about the environment, the majority of those opposing his government’s proposed cruise berthing project and calling for a referendum are politically motivated — a claim that may soon be tested [...]

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Questions following the cruise port meeting

Questions following the cruise port meeting

| 05/10/2018 | 74 Comments
Candy Whicker writes: I attended last week’s public meeting, headed by Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell, on the proposed Cayman cruise berths. Although I had a number of questions, the opportunity to ask them didn’t arise, so I hope the following will prompt a response from government and [...]

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Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

Cousteau urges CIG not to build port

| 04/10/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): World renowned ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society, a marine conservation and education organisation, has written to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell  and Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour urging them to reconsider plans to develop the cruise ber [...]

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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 d [...]

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