Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

| 16/10/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has signed a deal worth some $30 million to expand and upgrade the runway and airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). This latest deal brings the cost of the whole airport project to around $100 million. Officials said the selected bidder includes two local companies — the […]

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Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

| 16/09/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that CI$10 million has been earmarked for coral relocation from the $200 million budget for the proposed cruise and cargo facility in George Town, despite warnings from the Department of Environment and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) that such a venture is doomed to fail. Kirkconnell has […]

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Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

Cruise fees will fund project, says CIG

| 29/07/2019 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Government began answering some questions about the cruise berthing project on Monday, following revelations on Friday that the Verdant Isle group had won the bid for the controversial development. The premier, tourism minister and other government officials insisted that the financing for the $200 million dock will be paid for from existing fees that […]

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DoT director reveals continued record arrivals

DoT director reveals continued record arrivals

| 20/06/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Director Rosa Harris shared more record-breaking statistics on air arrivals Wednesday, when she revealed that 40,591 overnight guests visited Cayman last month, the first time that the numbers for May have surpassed 40,000 and the sixth consecutive month of growth. Harris was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum, where she offered […]

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Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

Port bid winner to be revealed in 3 weeks

| 19/06/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell expects the winning bid on the cruise port project to be announced within three weeks and has said that government intends to press on with the process regardless of the petition for a people’s vote. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum event Wednesday, he told the audience, “We […]

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Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

Visitor numbers rising higher than ever

| 03/06/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Another record was smashed last month for Cayman’s overnight visitors with the best numbers during the month of April since records began. There were 46,079 visitors to Cayman, a near 18% increase on last year and the first time the destination welcomed over 40,000 stay-over visitors in the month of April. Cruise arrivals increased […]

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Final port bids in, ministry reveals

Final port bids in, ministry reveals

| 30/05/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism has said that the final stage of the procurement process for the cruise berthing facility in George Town is now underway, as the deadline for the companies fighting for the job to submit their final bid is Friday. A press release Thursday stated that once these final bids […]

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Gov’t supporters accuse campaign of bullying

Gov’t supporters accuse campaign of bullying

| 17/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): As it tries to stop the democratic process, the Cayman Islands Government and its supporters are increasing the 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 […]

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MK: Cruise images not approved design

MK: Cruise images not approved design

| 16/05/2019 | 34 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 | 58 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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