Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Government accuses campaign of bullying

Government accuses campaign of bullying

| 17/05/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): As it tries to stop the democratic process, the Cayman Islands Government is increasing its social media opposition campaign to the cruise berthing port referendum and taking aim at the press. As the petition calling for a people-initiated referendum on whether or not the Cayman people support a cruise berthing facility in George Town […]

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MK: Cruise images not approved design

MK: Cruise images not approved design

| 16/05/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has described the latest leaked images that were posted by CNS and circulated on social media this week as “examples of concept drawings” and not a final approved design for the cruise berthing project. In a short statement the minister said the images were not for construction but “are necessary […]

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Gov’t signs another cruise line deal

Gov’t signs another cruise line deal

| 15/05/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The government has entered into a funding agreement with MSC Cruises toward the costs of constructing Grand Cayman’s cruise berthing facility. This is the fourth cruise company that has reportedly committed to a financing deal with the Cayman Islands Government, even though the project is being tendered with potential developers as a design-build-finance project. […]

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Tourism minister denies signing port deal

Tourism minister denies signing port deal

| 08/05/2019 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has denied that the government has entered into any premature deals with contractors bidding on the controversial cruise berthing development in George Town. As speculation mounted in recent weeks that the ministry has already given the nod to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to take on the proposed project, the minister […]

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MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

MLA hopes govt will act on tourism motion

| 08/05/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the East End MLA who could soon be opposition leader, is hoping that a recent private member’s motion he brought to the parliament will be acted upon by the tourism ministry. The motion called for concessions for any Caymanian who wants to develop tourism-based businesses in Bodden Town, East End or North […]

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Petition activists warn gov’t off signing contracts

Petition activists warn gov’t off signing contracts

| 02/05/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): With the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing project now less than 500 voter signatures away from the target to trigger the national poll, campaigners have written to the premier warning government not to sign any binding contracts until after the referendum takes place. The activists expect to have the […]

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Minister unaware of Kaaboo’s ‘satanic connection’

Minister unaware of Kaaboo’s ‘satanic connection’

| 08/04/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Anthony Eden, the independent member for Savannah, he was “unaware” of the claim that the music festival Kaaboo, held in Cayman earlier this year, had a satanic connection. But in a strange exchange during parliamentary questions, Kirkconnell, who is also the deputy premier, thanked the member for the information. […]

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CAL ‘looking at all options’ over Max 8 problem

CAL ‘looking at all options’ over Max 8 problem

| 05/04/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has not ruled out a change in the plan to replace the Cayman Airways fleet with the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, given the grounding of that model in the wake of two fatal crashes and problems the manufacturer has not yet solved. Answering questions in the Legislative Assembly […]

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Visitor numbers maintain record growth

Visitor numbers maintain record growth

| 01/04/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The record-breaking streak for Cayman Islands tourism shows no sign of slowing down, with 44,876 stay-over visitors coming to the destination in February, an increase of over 12% on last year. Meanwhile, 197,234 cruise passengers called on George Town, which, although not as high as last February, follows the best cruise arrival figures for […]

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Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

Prince opens ‘people’s airport’

| 28/03/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, officially opened what the deputy premier called the ‘people’s airport’ on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd in a short but well orchestrated ceremony. The royal couple touched down at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts Internal Airport (ORIA) just before 4:00pm in the RAF Voyager, which brought […]

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Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

| 12/03/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 6pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a ban on all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in local airspace, starting Tuesday evening. On Sunday Cayman Airways grounded its own two new Max 8’s after an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes […]

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