Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

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 | 87 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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Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The representative for West Bay South, Tara Rivers, has said that an application by Handel Whittaker for a coastal works licence in relation to a controversial proposed development in the Barkers area is “not acceptable”. In contrast to comments made on Monday by her Cabinet colleague, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, who predicted a successful […]

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DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

| 27/02/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said that removing more than four acres of turtle grass in Barkers will adversely affect essential habitat for protected species, that it will destroy live coral and lead to beach erosion, among many other problems. Following comments by the tourism minister that a controversial coastal works application by the […]

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Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

| 26/02/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has given the first indication from a Cabinet member that the application by the owner of Calico Jack’s to clear turtle grass and build a dock in Barkers, paving the way for a new bar and tourist facility, could get the green light. Moses Kirkconnell alluded to possible “success” for Handel […]

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Minister fuels further cruise confusion

Minister fuels further cruise confusion

| 25/02/2019 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell spent more than two hours on Monday morning talking about the tourism industry, but failed to address the questions surrounding the controversial cruise and cargo project. Despite claims that his ministry had been “as open as we can possibly be”, Kirkconnell did not explain the increasingly confusing financing model. He […]

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Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

Stay-over spend eclipses cash from cruisers

| 29/01/2019 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Figures from the Department of Tourism based on exit surveys taken by overnight and cruise guests through 2018 has revealed the money spent by stay-over visitors is, more than ever, eclipsing cruisers’ cash contribution and calling into question, yet again, government’s insistence that without a cruise berthing facility the tourism sector will implode. Last […]

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