Tag: cruise dock facility

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

| 31/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A year after its last statement on the cruise project raising concerns about the loss of marine habitat and wrecks, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has raised new questions about coral relocation and said the message that it can be moved is misleading. The Trust warned that relocating the ancient and pristine […]

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Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

Premier makes false allegation against CPR activist

| 30/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin made an entirely false allegation against one of the activists who has spearheaded the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, as he wound up the Legislative Assembly debate on the Referendum Bill. In a speech delivered today containing several factual inaccuracies, he accused Johann Moxam of being involved in a tender for a […]

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Harris attacks environment activists

Harris attacks environment activists

| 30/10/2019 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Former radio talk show host, Austin Harris, who had once railed against plans for a cruise port and campaigned against the project during the 2017 election, was the most scathing of all government MLAs who debated in the LA Tuesday about those opposing the port for environmental reasons. Even the premier, who has been […]

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Bernie crosses floor to opposition benches

Bernie crosses floor to opposition benches

| 30/10/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): After months of being a clear outsider on the government benches, Bernie Bush, the member for West Bay North, crossed the parliamentary floor Wednesday night to join the opposition benches. During his debate on the Referendum Bill for the cruise project, Bush was clear that he believed his constituents were largely opposed to the […]

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Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

Opposition exposes premier’s ‘hypocrisy’

| 29/10/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean said that Premier Alden McLaughlin made a very different argument on Monday about the concerns over the cruise berthing referendum than he did over the ‘one man, one vote’ poll held in 2012. During the debate on the draft bill paving the way for a national poll on the port, […]

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Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

Premier walks back remark on voters staying home

| 28/10/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin had a change of heart Monday, as he presented the draft Referendum Bill on the cruise project and urged people to vote ‘yes’, having previously said there was no need to go to the polls if they were in support. Opening the debate in the Legislative Assembly, he delivered a mixed […]

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Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

Grand Cayman port project, a scientist’s perspective

| 28/10/2019 | 67 Comments

Dr Ellen Prager writes: I am an independent marine scientist and author. In full disclosure, I also work as a consultant for Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands for their small expedition ships. I am not against the cruise industry and believe, if well managed and negotiated, the industry can provide important economic revenue, jobs, […]

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Gov’t MLAs facing backlash over port

Gov’t MLAs facing backlash over port

| 28/10/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Several ministers and backbench government MLAs could be facing serious political backlash if they do not act today during the debate to amend legislation for the people-initiated referendum to make it more fair. Cruise Port Referendum campaigners have revealed details of the number of voters signing the petition in all 19 single-member constituencies, and […]

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Premier dismisses legal warnings

Premier dismisses legal warnings

| 28/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has dismissed the legal opinion by a leading expert on public policy law provided to the Cayman Islands Government ahead of today’s Legislative Assembly debate on the bill for the port referendum. The campaigners who secured the people’s vote have asked the CIG to amend the draft law to bring it […]

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Lawyers: Referendum flawed

Lawyers: Referendum flawed

| 27/10/2019 | 108 Comments

(CNS): A legal opinion sought by the non-profit grassroots initiative, Cruise Port Referendum, has concluded that there are a number of serious flaws relating to the referendum process regarding the port and the draft bill, which will be debated in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. Based on the significant legal issues surrounding the proposed bill, […]

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Speaker calls port opponents ‘rascals’

Speaker calls port opponents ‘rascals’

| 23/10/2019 | 153 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly Speaker has again weighed in on a sensitive political issue, despite the impartiality that is supposed to come with the job as the referee between government and opposition. Posting on social media Wednesday, McKeeva Bush said that some of the “mean ones” that don’t support the cruise port project were “rascals”, […]

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