Tag: cruise dock facility

Former tourism minister to chair port board

Former tourism minister to chair port board

| 07/09/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Cline Glidden, who briefly served as the tourism minister from the end of 2012 until he lost his West Bay seat in the 2013 elections, has been appointed as the new chair of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Glidden was a committed supporter of cruise berthing facilities during his time […]

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CPR call for transparency over cruise port

CPR call for transparency over cruise port

| 07/05/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has stated that the PACT Government has no plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town. He also said that government has not had talks with Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean and does not plan to, despite his recent claims that the cruise port project, which would […]

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Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

| 29/04/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean, has said he has not abandoned plans for a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands. In the face of community opposition to the project, the outstanding referendum and the election of a new government that did not support a cruise port on the campaign trail, with […]

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CPR plan action over loss of GT marine protection

CPR plan action over loss of GT marine protection

| 20/04/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Unity Government’s removal of marine protections in the George Town Harbour and the creation of a port designation is set to become the grounds for further legal action by Shirley Roulstone of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as the activists continue their quest to prevent the development of a cruise berthing facility and […]

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The port issue is not dead

The port issue is not dead

| 20/04/2021 | 16 Comments

Shirley Roulstone writes: This PPM-led Unity government has told us many times over the last few months since we have been shut down that the port issue is dead and they are going to focus on medical tourism and other things. You all have heard that at many times… but listen to me… and listen to […]

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Alden backs off support for cruise tourism

Alden backs off support for cruise tourism

| 23/02/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said there will be no commitment to build a cruise ship dock in the ‘coalition’ manifesto. In a reversal of his previous staunch support for cruise tourism, McLaughlin said the business community and the wider public have made it clear they want a more balanced approached to the overwhelming numbers […]

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CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

| 17/08/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Activists who collected enough signatures for a people’s referendum on the cruise port project have turned to the governor to help secure a general referendum law and ensure that a vote will still go ahead, especially if a new project emerges. In a letter to Governor Martyn Roper, a lawyer representing the Cruise Port […]

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Tourism spent $3.5M on cruise port in 2019

Tourism spent $3.5M on cruise port in 2019

| 04/08/2020 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry spent almost CI$3.5 million of public money on the now abandoned cruise berthing project last year, according to the chief officer. Stran Bodden told Finance Committee the cash was spent on promoting the project and professional services. Meanwhile, the private sector consortium selected to build the controversial dock said this week […]

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Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

| 13/07/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The petition requesting a people’s referendum on the construction of the cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour is “dead” along with the project itself, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told CNS. Despite calls from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign that they want the vote to go ahead on Election Day, McLaughlin does not believe […]

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Port petition was not specific, says CPR

Port petition was not specific, says CPR

| 08/07/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign have said that their successful petition asking for a people’s referendum on the proposal to construct cruise berthing facilities in George Town was never specific to any project. Responding to the premier’s comments that his administration will not hold a referendum this term, the CPR said the […]

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Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

| 03/07/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his government will not hold the port referendum vote on General Election Day, even though those who campaigned for and secured the necessary signatures to trigger a people’s referendum have asked that the vote goes ahead. Asked by CNS on Friday if his administration would organise that vote, […]

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