Tag: cruise dock facility

GT harbour nominated as world ‘Hope Spot’

GT harbour nominated as world ‘Hope Spot’

| 13/09/2016 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The marine environment in the George Town Harbour, which is currently at risk of being destroyed by the development of cruise berthing facilities in the capital, has been nominated and listed as a world ‘Hope Spot’ by Mission Blue after being vetted by the International Union for Conserva [...]

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Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

Cruise talks will be ‘complex and sensitive’

| 22/07/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that he expects the negotiations with the cruise lines over financing the proposed George Town berthing facilitates will be “complex and sensitive”. Making the formal announcement that Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV had been awarded the civil en [...]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to [...]

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Deputy Premier defends costly cruise port project

Deputy Premier defends costly cruise port project

| 02/06/2016 | 91 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has defended government’s decision to press ahead with the controversial and costly cruise berthing project and revealed that four engineering consultant firms have been pre-qualified to bid on the next contract in the process. Speaking in the Legislative [...]

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Port re-design to be costed by engineers

Port re-design to be costed by engineers

| 26/05/2016 | 81 Comments
(CNS): The government will soon be selecting a team of engineering consultants to design and cost a change to the proposed cruise berthing facility to put the piers in much deeper water in an effort to mitigate the massive environmental damage that the project is likely to cause to the marine habit, [...]

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Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

Sediment destroyed reefs in Miami during dredging

| 03/05/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Over 80% of coral reefs near to the area of large-scale dredging at Miami’s port were damaged by sediment, despite a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to minimise the damage, a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found. The revelation will fuel fears [...]

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Port remains CIG priority, says Kirkconnell

Port remains CIG priority, says Kirkconnell

| 27/04/2016 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The government has begun the search to find engineers to design the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town. Despite a major divide within the community and after public consultations largely rejected the idea, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said the government still considers th [...]

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Minister waits on cruise port re-design

Minister waits on cruise port re-design

| 13/04/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): After several months of government silence on its proposed controversial cruise berthing project, the tourism minister has stated that he expects to be able to give an update on its progress in a few weeks. Moses Kirkconnell said that the ministry was still waiting to hear from the engineers [...]

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Minister: Cruise lines must pay for port

Minister: Cruise lines must pay for port

| 29/01/2016 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The actual cost of constructing the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town remains a mystery but whatever the bill, it will not be paid by the Cayman Islands Government, according to Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, who said Wednesday that the cruise lines must bear the responsi [...]

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He Hath Fouled It Upon the Seas

He Hath Fouled It Upon the Seas

| 18/01/2016 | 12 Comments
James (Jim) Hansen writes: For many years the motto of the Cayman Islands has been “He hath founded it upon the seas.” It reflects a proud heritage of seafaring, boatbuilding, harvesting the catch from surrounding waters, promoting and supporting the exploration of the undersea world, and carin [...]

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Design mitigation is preferred option

Design mitigation is preferred option

| 12/01/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Environment Minister Wayne Panton remains hopeful that a new design for the proposed cruise port project would significantly reduce the likely damage to marine life in the George Town harbour and prove more effective than any mitigation attempts to protect reefs during construction or costly [...]

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