Tag: Kenneth Bryan

GT primary school renamed for retired principal

GT primary school renamed for retired principal

| 22/02/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): George Town Primary School has been officially renamed the Sharon (Marie) Martin Primary School in honour of its retired principal. The naming was made official last week when politicians and educators held a special event honouring an educator who touched the lives of many children across several generations throughout her career on Cayman Brac […]

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PPM leader attacks minister over tourism figures

PPM leader attacks minister over tourism figures

| 12/02/2024 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has taken aim at Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan over the final tally of visitors in 2023 and what he said was a lack of ambition for the 2024 target. McTaggart said that most of this destination’s regional competitors had already reached their pre-pandemic arrival numbers, while at the end of […]

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Minister hedges over tourism recovery for 2024

Minister hedges over tourism recovery for 2024

| 08/02/2024 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The total number of visitors to the Cayman Islands by air and sea in 2023 easily exceeded the tourism ministry’s original target of 80% of the figures for 2019, the last full year before the borders were closed as a result of the pandemic. Last year, 429,284 stayover visitors arrived, which is 85% of […]

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Buying land needs to be about conservation, say activists

Buying land needs to be about conservation, say activists

| 05/02/2024 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Over the last few years, the Cayman Islands Government has approved the purchase of several beachfront lots to provide access to the islands’ coastline for locals, stay-over visitors and cruise passengers, as development increasingly blocks off Seven Mile Beach and other popular oceanfront areas. However, local activists are calling for public consultation about how […]

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Minister says moving cargo port will benefit tourism

Minister says moving cargo port will benefit tourism

| 05/02/2024 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Tourism and Ports Minister Kenneth Bryan made a speech on Friday in which he promoted what he believes are the benefits of moving the cargo dock from its current location. In an address about sustainable tourism at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum, he said that moving the dock away from the tourism area […]

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CAL’s 2023 passenger load bigger than pre-COVID

CAL’s 2023 passenger load bigger than pre-COVID

| 01/02/2024 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways Limited (CAL), carried more passengers last year than it did in 2019, the last full year before the borders were closed in 202 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release this week, CAL said it transported 422,189 passengers in 2023 compared with […]

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CIAA seeks designers for first phase of general terminal

CIAA seeks designers for first phase of general terminal

| 10/01/2024 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has begun the procurement process for designers to draw up plans for the controversial proposed upgrades to the external areas of the General Aviation Terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport. An invitation to designers has been placed on the government procurement site looking for consultants to work on the […]

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Conservation law marks 10yrs as MPs attack environmentalists

Conservation law marks 10yrs as MPs attack environmentalists

| 13/12/2023 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Wednesday was the tenth anniversary of the National Conservation Act passing into law, despite the continuing opposition to the legislation and the misrepresentation of how it has impacted development. With former premier Wayne Panton, the architect of the law, laid up after breaking his ribs, there has been no one in parliament this week […]

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Bryan calls for cruise port vote at next elections

Bryan calls for cruise port vote at next elections

| 11/12/2023 | 157 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said he would like to see a referendum on the idea of developing cruise port piers at the same time as people go to the polls for the general election in 2025 “to settle the question” once and for all. During his contribution to the budget debate on Monday, […]

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Rules changed to allow hotel rooftop pools and bars

Rules changed to allow hotel rooftop pools and bars

| 24/11/2023 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Government has amended the development and planning regulations to enable hotels and condos in the tourism zones to utilise rooftop space for amenities such as swimming pools, restaurants, bars or spas. The change was passed through parliament at the end of Thursday’s proceedings by Planning Minister Jay Ebanks to promote the use of roofs […]

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Tourism bounce back better than forecast

Tourism bounce back better than forecast

| 23/11/2023 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The number of tourists visiting the Cayman Islands had exceeded the ministry’s predictions as of the end of September by more than 13% officials from the department of tourism have revealed. The destination is closing in on the record breaking arrival figures of 2019 as guest numbers have shown steady growth this year.

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