Tag: cruise dock facility

Tourism sector breaking more records

Tourism sector breaking more records

| 16/02/2018 | 100 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ tourism sector continues to boom as official overnight visitor figures for January 2018 break more records. Having closed 2017 with the highest visitor numbers in history, the growth continued unabated, as 2018 began with January recording a near 24% increase in stay [...]

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PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

| 25/01/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Max Jones, the director of government’s Public Works Department, which oversees the Major Projects Office (MPO), has said the cruise berthing facility would cost between $150 and $180 million, as set out in the outline business case, and he was confident that it would not exceed that pr [...]

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CITA keeps tourism ‘concerns’ under wraps

CITA keeps tourism ‘concerns’ under wraps

| 24/01/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Tourism Association directors met with government officials recently to talk about the “perspectives and concerns” of the tourism sector, according to a CITA release, though it did not detailed what those concerns are. CITA said its directors discussed “the ai [...]

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Public purse will pay for cruise port, warns Miller

Public purse will pay for cruise port, warns Miller

| 09/01/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader is warning that the people of Cayman will be footing the bill for the cruise port piers, one way or another, if government insists on going ahead with the controversial and costly project. Concerns remain in the community, not just about the devastating impact the projec [...]

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Opposition calls for school over port

Opposition calls for school over port

| 04/01/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has made it clear that education will continue to be the priority for his team this year and they will be holding government to account, not just over teachers’ pay and more local autonomy for schools but also the completion of the John Gray campus. Speaking to CNS [...]

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Conflicts emerge over cruise project

Conflicts emerge over cruise project

| 09/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The tourism ministry’s chief officer outlined a precise timeline for the progress of the cruise berthing project when he answered questions in Finance Committee Wednesday. But conflicting messages from the premier on the unresolved talks with the cruise lines, which were revealed Friday [...]

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Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

| 02/11/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Following the challenges made by both the premier and Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller’s belief that plans for a cruise berthing facility and an expanded cargo port would cost around $350 million, Kirkconnell, who is also the tourism minister, failed t [...]

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Miller: Sink dock, float education

Miller: Sink dock, float education

| 01/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has taken aim at the government for its decision to press ahead with the costly and controversial cruise berthing facility in George Town while under-funding education, and called on the administration to “sink the dock and float education”. Ezzard Miller sai [...]

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Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

| 30/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Bidders interested in constructing the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility in George Town have been prequalified, the premier revealed Friday, but gave away no details of which firms are involved. He also revealed that talks with the cruise lines over their committment are not f [...]

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Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

| 24/08/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The premier has revealed that the coalition he is now leading is backing the previous administration’s cruise berthing and cargo port plans. Even though the CDP and some of the independents campaigned against this specific project, the minority members of the ‘Unity’ government have [...]

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2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

| 20/07/2017 | 84 Comments
(CNS): Cayman will need to attract between 2.3 and 2.5 million cruise passengers per year if the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town is to be financially viable. The number comes from the latest, as yet unpublished, consultants’ report on how the controversial cruise port project can [...]

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