Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Ritz boss attacks CIG’s lack of vision

Ritz boss attacks CIG’s lack of vision

| 11/11/2020 | 276 Comments

(CNS): Marc Langevin, the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton resort, pulled no punches Wednesday, as he accused government of abandoning the tourism sector through fear and emotion over the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at a private sector tourism event at the hotel, the Ritz boss attacked government for a lack of vision or plan and an […]

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Airport to cost well over minister’s $100M claim

Airport to cost well over minister’s $100M claim

| 09/11/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Finance Committee last month that the total cost for the terminal and airfield work at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) would be $100 million. But a press release from the Cayman Islands Airport Authority (CIAA) has revealed that the minister is off by well over $17 milllion. Airport […]

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Owen Roberts Airport project tops $100M

Owen Roberts Airport project tops $100M

| 28/10/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): What started as a $51 million upgrade to the terminal at Owen Roberts International Airport in 2014 is now a major project, running at more than $100 million, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Finance Committee on Monday. And outlining the need for a bridging loan from the tourism ministry, Albert Anderson, the Chief Executive […]

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Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

| 23/10/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The more than 2,600 people cleared to receive government’s tourism stipend, which is designed to see workers through the closure of their sector, can expect to see payments for the last three months of the year by the middle of next week. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that the members of Finance Committee […]

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Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

Global Citizen launch conflicts with travel rules

| 22/10/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Global Citizen initiative to woo rich, working visitors for a two-year stay was formally launched yesterday, but it seems the programme is in conflict with the current inbound travel rules. The categories of people who may enter the Cayman Islands are still restricted to Caymanians, residents, workers, students, property owners and relatives, and […]

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Cayman Islands border opening very limited

Cayman Islands border opening very limited

| 30/09/2020 | 147 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have stressed that while the Cayman Islands’ borders will begin a phased reopening on Thursday, 1 October, admission will still be very limited. As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, tourists will not be allowed to enter at this time, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Tourism. As well as those […]

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Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

| 17/08/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands in the near future can expect their trip here to be more expensive than ever, given the increase in the cost of flights, health protection measures and general operations. As a result, the destination will be dependent on vacationers with deep pockets and those looking for a safe, but […]

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Plan will ‘catapult’ Cayman back to tourism

Plan will ‘catapult’ Cayman back to tourism

| 23/07/2020 | 215 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry’s plan to rebuild the sector will depend on a number of variables, such as persuading high net worth individuals in the United Sates with cabin fever that Cayman is a healthy safe place to visit and investing in re-tooling workers and adapting businesses in the tourism sector. In a new report […]

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Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

| 20/07/2020 | 199 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas will close its borders this week for commercial flights from the United States and other countries, not including the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced. The Bahamas opened to guests just three weeks ago but Minnis said […]

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Bio-buttons lead way on phased border opening

Bio-buttons lead way on phased border opening

| 17/07/2020 | 398 Comments

(CNS): Government will be depending on the use of bio-buttons or bio-stickers with GPS fencing (a location monitoring system) as it begins a six month phased reopening of the borders to air travellers in September. On Friday Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell revealed some of the ideas the ministry is considering to enable a slow and […]

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Only 1/4 of tourism jobless register with ministry

Only 1/4 of tourism jobless register with ministry

| 05/06/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Only 1,000 Caymanians who lost their jobs in tourism have registered with the ministry so far. As a result, the deadline has been extended until Sunday night to give people more time to register their situation so government can plan how it will help those displaced by the COVID-19 shutdown. According to numbers promoted […]

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