Tag: cruise dock facility

Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

Minister denies closed-door cruise port deals

| 03/08/2018 | 158 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the controversial cruise berthing project, which is attracting increasing opposition, is being handled behind closed doors, despite the lack of information in the public domain and evidence of numerous closed-door meetings. In a statement re [...]

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Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

| 03/08/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Save Cayman, a local non-profit conservation group that raises awareness about the need for greater protection for the country’s fragile environment, is once again calling on government to stop the costly cruise berthing project. Government’s plans to construct two piers and expan [...]

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Cruise port work could start in weeks

Cruise port work could start in weeks

| 02/08/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): The controversial cruise port berthing project could be underway in a matter of weeks, even though the entire bidding process has remained under wraps. Government appears to be on track to award a contract shortly and for the project to break ground in September, with a locally led consortium [...]

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Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

| 10/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of tourism told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that KPMG is guiding government through the procurement process of the cruise ship dock after Cabinet recently gave the green light to press ahead with the controversial development. Stran Bodden told PAC [...]

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Cruise port too expensive

Cruise port too expensive

| 09/05/2018 | 97 Comments
Dominic Dyer writes: We cannot afford to build a cruise berthing facility in George Town. This is true from both an economic and, more importantly, an environmental perspective. The current coalition government is choosing to blatantly ignore the facts presented to them, and by doing so are putting [...]

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Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

Opposition calls for Cayman cruise port referendum

| 01/05/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS): The opposition has announced plans to spearhead a campaign to collect enough signatures from registered voters to trigger a referendum on the proposed development of cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller told CNS Tuesday that he believes the ma [...]

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Questions about the cruise dock project

Questions about the cruise dock project

| 16/04/2018 | 30 Comments
‘A. Caymanian’ writes: Dear Government of National Unity Members, Please enlighten the public and provide clarity on the following questions: [...]

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Cruise project progresses in secrecy

Cruise project progresses in secrecy

| 16/04/2018 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The government is maintaining a veil of secrecy around the progress of the cruise berthing project, despite being very close to declaring a preferred bidder. Despite the massive public interest in what will be the biggest ever infrastructure project in Cayman Islands’ history, the tende [...]

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Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

| 11/04/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS): A cruise ship crashed into a pier Tuesday, cutting a hole in the side of the vessel, which was attempting to dock in the port of Coxan Hole in Roatan. The MSC Armonia was supposed to pull up alongside the pier but instead the vessel appears to have arrived at speed and then ploughed [… [...]

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Governor calls for balance over environment

Governor calls for balance over environment

| 04/04/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The governor has said that it is important to strike a balance in order to protect the Cayman Islands and that it is vital to protect the environment while protecting the country’s prosperity. Anwar Choudhury has stated on a number of occasions since his arrival that he will be prioriti [...]

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Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

Minister admits China Harbour cleared to bid on port

| 14/03/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has admitted that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is one of nine potential bidders on the Grand Cayman cruise berthing project.  Speaking to a large crowd in West Bay at a public meeting about the proposed national tourism plan, the minister said t [...]

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