Tag: cruise dock facility

Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

Cruise port petition passes 82% mark

| 15/04/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Organisers and volunteers coordinating a petition to trigger a people-initiated referendum on the government’s controversial proposed cruise berthing project have now verified the names and voting status of almost 4,300 signatures on the petition and are confident that the remaining 1,000 will soon be confirmed, paving the way for a national vote. Cruise Port […]

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Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

Dock backers warned ‘careful what you wish for’

| 03/04/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The recent news that Carnival has created its own locally-based watersports and tour operator to divert business from long-standing Caymanian operators and funnel profits back into the cruise line’s pockets should serve as a warning to all those supporting the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility, the opposition leader has said. The move by Carnival […]

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Carnival raises more cruise port concerns

Carnival raises more cruise port concerns

| 19/03/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Local activists opposed to government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns about the latest actions of Carnival cruise line both across the region and here locally after it dropped a Caribbean island from its itineraries and pulled out of business with at least one long-standing local watersports company in the Cayman Islands. Last […]

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CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

| 28/02/2019 | 47 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: Premier Alden McLaughlin again stated at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon that no public money will be used to build the proposed cruise berthing facilities. This statement may be technically correct, however it is misleading. Taking into consideration the accounting principle, substance over form, while public money might not be allocated […]

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Minister fuels further cruise confusion

Minister fuels further cruise confusion

| 25/02/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell spent more than two hours on Monday morning talking about the tourism industry, but failed to address the questions surrounding the controversial cruise and cargo project. Despite claims that his ministry had been “as open as we can possibly be”, Kirkconnell did not explain the increasingly confusing financing model. He […]

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Disney on board with cruise project

Disney on board with cruise project

| 21/02/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Disney is now the third cruise line to agree to invest in the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday. No details were revealed about the specifics but the Unity government leader told an audience of business leaders that his government was still fully committed to […]

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Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

| 18/02/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise port tendering process with official bodies as well as speak out about the problems in the media. Miller told CNS that the “evidence indicates something has gone very wrong” with […]

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Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

Cruise finance deals conflict with bid

| 13/02/2019 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has called for the tendering process for Grand Cayman’s cruise port project to be stopped and redone because government has created a serious conflict by completing a side deal with two cruise lines and starting new negotiations with several other cruise partners that he has since learned about.

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Referendum petition steadily growing

Referendum petition steadily growing

| 13/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers from the campaign pursuing a people’s vote say they are steadily moving towards the target of 5,285 signatures of registered voters in order to trigger a referendum on government’s controversial plans for a cruise berthing facility in George Town. In recent weeks they have endured criticisms about not yet reaching the target and […]

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GTC voters tell MLA ‘no’ to cruise port

GTC voters tell MLA ‘no’ to cruise port

| 05/02/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Voters in George Town Central have been indicating to their MLA, Kenneth Bryan, that they do not support the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in their constituency. Over 400 people with, in many respects, the most to gain or lose regarding this controversial issue have told their representative in a straw poll that they […]

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Construction period could kill cruise business

Construction period could kill cruise business

| 04/02/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has called on government to explain to the public how, if it continues on the unpopular path of pursuing plans to develop a cruise berthing facility in George Town, it intends to manage cruise ship arrivals during construction. Ezzard Miller said he remains absolutely opposed to the risky, costly and totally […]

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