Tag: National Tourism Plan

Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

Premier’s claims backfire as cruise vote looms

| 08/11/2018 | 126 Comments

(CNS): The war of words on social media and government’s propaganda machine show no sign of letting up, even as the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise berthing project looks certain to get the required number of supporters to trigger the vote. But a Facebook post by the premier this week, in which […]

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CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

| 29/10/2018 | 161 Comments

(CNS): Government has not yet revealed how much public cash it has been spending on promoting its vision for cruise berthing facilities in George Town and trying to dissuade people from signing the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the topic. Campaigners who believe the people should have a say in this process are concerned […]

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Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

| 20/09/2018

(CNS) UPDATED: An employee of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd, also known as the turtle farm has been arrested and suspended from their job after more financial irregularities were discovered during the facility’s 2016/17 audit. Management issued a very short statement on Wednesday evening stating about the latest scandal, which has been […]

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Minister prices port around $200M

Minister prices port around $200M

| 07/09/2018 | 133 Comments

(CNS): The proposed port development will cost around $200 million, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. Speaking during the debate on the opposition leader’s private member’s motion to put the proposed project to a national ballot, Kirkconnell did not mention the request for a referendum — the key part of the motion — […]

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More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

| 28/08/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said Monday that room-stock in the Cayman Islands is likely to grow by around 20% over the next three years, which will require more record-breaking stay-over tourism growth. A recently published mid-year report examining visitor numbers to the Caribbean identified stay-over tourism growth in the Cayman Islands as the highest in […]

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Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

| 28/08/2018 | 165 Comments

(CNS): With concerns mounting that government is close to making a deal with undisclosed bidders to develop the controversial and costly cruise berthing facilities in George Town, local activists have launched a campaign to start collecting signatures for a people-initiated referendum (PIR). The campaign is being coordinated by people from various quarters of the community […]

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Managing visitors key challenge to tourism

Managing visitors key challenge to tourism

| 24/08/2018 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Managing visitor numbers at specific attractions like Stingray City, as well as along Seven Mile Beach and downtown George Town, is a key issue for the tourism ministry to address, according to the draft Cayman Islands National Tourism Plan (NTP), which was published this week. Officials are seeking public input on the document, which reveals […]

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