Tag: Owen Roberts International Airport

Airport security beefed up to meet US demands

Airport security beefed up to meet US demands

| 08/07/2017 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The airport has begun implementing new security measures and is urging passengers to check in more than two hours before their flights to ensure they have time to go through the new system. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority said the procedures are in compliance with the Transportation Sec [...]

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Airport bid pushes out small businesses

Airport bid pushes out small businesses

| 28/06/2017
(CNS Business): Some of the small business owners that are currently running retail concessions at Owen Roberts International Airport believe they are being pushed out of the bids for the new space. The Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) has accused the airport authority of creating a [...]

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Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS): Customs officers have arrested two suspect drug smugglers this week following separate incidents at Owen Roberts International Airport where vape pens were used to smuggle in ganja or hash oil. While the oil and extracts have been legalised for medical use when prescribed by a doctor, it is [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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When will the airport runway project take off?

When will the airport runway project take off?

| 19/01/2017
A year or so ago our tourism minister revealed plans to begin extending the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport. I have not heard a peep since. Is this initiative alive or dead? [...]

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Final farewell for waving gallery open to public

Final farewell for waving gallery open to public

| 16/01/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has issued an open invitation to the public on 17 January to mark the closing of the popular waving gallery at Owen Roberts International Airport on Tuesday.  The closure of the gallery is part of the ongoing airport expansion and redevelopment pr [...]

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Focus on ‘unscrupulous passengers’ in border clampdown

Focus on ‘unscrupulous passengers’ in border clampdown

| 14/12/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The UK has dispatched two of its senior officers from the Border Force agency to the Cayman Islands on a scoping mission to identify areas where Britain can help local operations. Local home affairs officials noted the need to balance the focus on “unscrupulous passengers” while allowing [...]

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Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

Airport to wave nostalgic final farewell to gallery

| 07/12/2016 | 83 Comments
(CNS): As the renovations and redevelopment of Owen Roberts International Airport continues, the much-loved waving gallery will close in January, officials confirmed this week. The outdoor balcony under the iconic A-frame and thatch roof belongs to a bygone era and the Cayman Islands Airport Authori [...]

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Work steps up on airport expansion

Work steps up on airport expansion

| 23/09/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS Business): Officials at Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) are warning passengers that work is stepping up at the facility on the renovation and expansion project. This means that travellers will see construction at both ends of the existing terminal over the next few weeks that will [...]

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CAL flight aborted over safety error

CAL flight aborted over safety error

| 14/09/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): A Cayman Airways flight to Miami on Tuesday evening was aborted shortly after take-off when the pilots were unable to retract the landing gear because maintenance crews had failed to remove two ground lock safety pins. Officials from Cayman Airways said that while the aircraft was never in an [...]

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McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

| 25/05/2016 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has signed a CI$42.5 million contract with McAlpine to build the second phase of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project. The contractor beat out Arch & Godfrey to secure the two-year plus project after the Dart Group’s contractor, D [...]

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