Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Hew: PPM lost government but not election

Hew: PPM lost government but not election

| 14/05/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the new leader of the opposition, has said that his team will be taking its role as a check on the PACT Government seriously. He also said that he was over the disappointment of losing the election, though his team does not appear to be taking things as well as their leader. […]

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New turn in political horsetrading

New turn in political horsetrading

| 17/04/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Roy McTaggart, the new leader of the Progressives, issued a press statement Saturday afternoon claiming he had met with Wayne Panton to discuss the possibility of forming a coalition government between the PPM-Alliance and the independents “who are still a part of his group”. McTaggart said negotiations were ongoing and he would say more […]

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PPM plan to cap cruise numbers

PPM plan to cap cruise numbers

| 30/03/2021

(CNS): Moses Kirkconnell has announced plans to review the future of cruise tourism in the Cayman Islands and cap the numbers of passengers allowed to come into George Town. With the majority of ships not expected back at sea until 2022, the current tourism minister has said that, if he is returned to that job […]

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JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

| 04/03/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said she is optimistic that phase one of the revamped John Gray High School project will finally be completed by August and ready to receive students at the start of the next school year. Given the controversial history of the school, where work began more than a decade ago, […]

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Tourism stipend extended to June

Tourism stipend extended to June

| 14/12/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Workers and water or tour operators who have been furloughed or unable to run their businesses since the borders were closed to tourists in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic will receive another six months of monthly support from government. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said Friday that the monthly payment of $1,000 being given […]

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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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