Tag: Moses Kirkconnell

Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

Tourism minister outlines record-breaking statistics

| 03/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said he expects that more than 400,000 tourists will have visited the Cayman Islands by the end of this year, passing another record-breaking milestone and continuing the incredible successes in overnight tourism figures since he took over the ministry in 20 [...]

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Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

Deputy premier fails to reveal port price tag

| 02/11/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Following the challenges made by both the premier and Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller’s belief that plans for a cruise berthing facility and an expanded cargo port would cost around $350 million, Kirkconnell, who is also the tourism minister, failed t [...]

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2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

| 20/07/2017 | 84 Comments
(CNS): Cayman will need to attract between 2.3 and 2.5 million cruise passengers per year if the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town is to be financially viable. The number comes from the latest, as yet unpublished, consultants’ report on how the controversial cruise port project can [...]

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Doctor dies after being hit by taxi

Doctor dies after being hit by taxi

| 18/07/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The police have confirmed that Dr Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie (62), from Jamaica, died at the George Town hospital earlier this morning as a result of the injuries she sustained when she was hit by a taxi outside the airport yesterday. Police said that the 69-year-old man, from Bodden T [...]

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Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

| 16/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The recent crime spike is threatening the tourism sector, the deputy premier said Friday, as he urged the community to help the police bring criminals to justice. Moses Kirkconnell, who has responsibility for this important economic pillar, said tourism has depended on “the beauty and s [...]

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Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

Premier takes multi-depts in surprising reshuffle

| 06/06/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be taking on the reform of immigration and human resources among multiple other ministerial roles and departments in a Cabinet reshuffle that has thrown up some surprise assignments. Moses Kirkconnell has retained the same ministry he had in the previous administ [...]

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Ministers selected but portfolios not set

Ministers selected but portfolios not set

| 30/05/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): The new Cabinet ministers have now been selected but details of the ministries and their portfolio of subjects has yet to be confirmed. At Wednesday’s Swearing In Ceremony, Progressives Leader Alden McLaughlin will once again be sworn as premier, while CDP Leader McKeeva Bush will be taking [...]

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Backroom talks on again over new government

Backroom talks on again over new government

| 27/05/2017 | 256 Comments
(CNS): The ‘new new’ potential administration that was cobbled together just before midnight Friday that put McKeeva Bush back at the helm of government was on shaky ground Saturday morning, CNS understands. Various unverified sources suggested that the elder Independents, Ezzard Miller [...]

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Notice out for cruise port contractors

Notice out for cruise port contractors

| 09/05/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): Two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls, the tourism ministry has issued a request for relevant contractors to pre-qualify for the cruise berthing project. No press release or comment has been issued by the current government about the completion of the KPMG report on the financing model or [...]

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KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

| 20/03/2017 | 123 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to move what is expected to be an extremely costly project forward, the local number [...]

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Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

| 23/02/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has told the Legislative Assembly that around $4.5 million of the public cash pumped into the Cayman Turtle Centre in the last financial year went towards paying the loan to build the facility. Moses Kirkonnell said that the outstanding debt for the facility will not be p [...]

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