Tag: cruise dock facility

Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

Miller raises corruption concerns over port bid

| 03/10/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has written to the Anti-Corruption Commission about the presence of representatives of two cruise lines, which are known to be involved in one of the final three bids for the cruise port project, on the same platform as those managing the process at the tourism ministry& [...]

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Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

| 02/10/2018 | 112 Comments
(CNS): The battle between those who oppose the government’s proposal to develop a cruise berthing facility in central George Town and those supporting the project has been intensifying on social media of late, and manipulating public opinion is becoming a key part of the polarised positions. I [...]

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Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

Minister reveals little about plans for port construction

| 28/09/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that government has only just begun talking about the impact construction of the cruise port will have on the tourism sector, George Town and the cargo operations if the development ever gets underway. Responding to a question from the audience at a [...]

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Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

Absence of DoE stumps minister’s panel

| 27/09/2018 | 193 Comments
(CNS): Many questions posed by the public at Wednesday night’s meeting about the controversial cruise berthing facility related to the environment, as well as who is bidding and who is paying. But the panel assembled by the tourism ministry were, in many cases, stumped by the questions. In a m [...]

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Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

Ministry claims vote will sink cruise port

| 26/09/2018 | 117 Comments
(CNS): Hours before Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell is set to host a public meeting in George Town about the government’s controversial cruise port project, the ministry is pushing back against the growing public demand for national vote on the proposal, claiming that a referendum, whatever [...]

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CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

CIG fear-mongering over port, says opposition

| 25/09/2018 | 125 Comments
(CNS): The opposition has accused government of using fear as a tool to justify plans to build the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility instead of allowing the public to make an informed decision based on facts. The opposition will be holding a series of public meetings around Grand Cay [...]

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Port poll activists angered by pro-lobby

Port poll activists angered by pro-lobby

| 24/09/2018 | 156 Comments
(CNS): The activists campaigning for a people-initiated referendum to enable a national vote on the government’s plans to embark on a costly and controversial cruise berthing project in George Town were angered this weekend when pro-port enthusiasts labeled the petition for the referendum as a [...]

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Ministry to hold public meeting on cruise port

Ministry to hold public meeting on cruise port

| 20/09/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): Five years after the government had its last full public meeting dedicated to the cruise berthing project, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said on his Facebook page that he will be hosting a meeting next Wednesday about the project. In the face of public concerns about the project, gov [...]

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Mega ships are red herring in cruise project

Mega ships are red herring in cruise project

| 17/09/2018 | 198 Comments
(CNS): A list of cruise ships that will be delivered to the cruise lines over the next ten years, compiled by industry experts Seatrade Cruise, reveals that only 15 of more than 100 ships in the pipeline will carry more than 5,000 passengers. The document indicates that many of the leading cruise li [...]

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Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

| 14/09/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Following government’s rejection of the private member’s motion calling for a national vote on the controversial cruise berthing and cargo facility, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who filed the motion, said that he and his opposition colleagues will be throwing their weight behi [...]

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Speaker drives opposition out of LA

Speaker drives opposition out of LA

| 12/09/2018 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The entire Cayman Islands opposition walked out of the chamber of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday morning in solidarity after Speaker McKeeva Bush reprimanded Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo and directed the premier to move a motion to suspend him for the day. Suckoo had refused to ap [...]

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