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Tag: cruise dock facility

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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Conservation council hits back at critics

Conservation council hits back at critics

| 17/12/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has hit back at criticisms levelled at it by a local newspaper and defended its position on the port issue and against a number of other misleading comments made in opinion pieces. Christine Rose-Smyth said that the main function of the council i [...]

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Reef damage from anchor in legit zone

Reef damage from anchor in legit zone

| 10/12/2015 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The latest damage to the reef in the George Town Harbour by a cruise ship is a consequence of the need to sacrifice some areas where reef systems occur to preserve others, according to Environment Minister Wayne Panton. However, there will be no consequences for Pullmantur Cruises for the des [...]

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Beneficial ownership issue left open ended after JMC

Beneficial ownership issue left open ended after JMC

| 03/12/2015 | 29 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands and other overseas territories have agreed to hold beneficial ownership information in their jurisdictions via “central registers or similarly effective systems”, according to the communique released by the FCO following this week’s meeting in London with terr [...]

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Alden: Special interest won’t stop port

Alden: Special interest won’t stop port

| 27/11/2015 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier has made it clear that he will be pressing ahead with the cruise berthing project in George Town, regardless of the continued controversy and specific concerns of many about the damage this proposal will cause to the marine environment. During his presentation on th [...]

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