Tag: Owen Roberts International Airport

Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to conf [...]

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New airport won’t drain public purse

New airport won’t drain public purse

| 31/08/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The Owen Roberts International Airport expansion is not breaking the Cayman Islands Government’s bank, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell stressed Tuesday at the Topping Out Ceremony, when the final roof beam was put in place over the new facility. Although government has not said what it [...]

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Local man caught at ORIA with ganja taped to legs

Local man caught at ORIA with ganja taped to legs

| 18/07/2018
(CNS): A 25-year-old man from Cayman Brac was arrested on Monday at the Owen Roberts International Airport after a search by customs officers turned up two packages of ganja taped to his legs. The body search took place before the man and a 22-year-old woman travelling with him, who was also arrest [...]

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Authority can cover airport overruns

Authority can cover airport overruns

| 09/05/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson is confident that overruns on the airport project will be covered by the authority and there will be no need for any government subsidy. Still unsure of the exact amount over budget the project will be when it is finished, he estimated it [...]

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New airport departure hall nears completion

New airport departure hall nears completion

| 26/04/2018 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Part of the new departure hall at Owen Roberts International Airport is set to open on Tuesday. While construction and redevelopment works continue, officials said a part of the new facility will be open to travellers next week as the full project nears completion. It has been rumoured for s [...]

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Check-in moves to new hall as airport work continues

Check-in moves to new hall as airport work continues

| 23/02/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Most airline check-in desks at Owen Roberts International Airport will move to the new hall today, officials from the airport have said. In the latest update from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority as the redevelopment gathers pace, officials warned of congestion this weekend during the p [...]

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Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

Immigration battles queues during airport upgrade

| 09/02/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration is trying to address the growing queues of arriving passengers at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) during the continued work on upgrading the facility. But with 26 inbound commercial flights on Saturday alone during the second weekend that the new hall w [...]

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New airport arrival hall opens

New airport arrival hall opens

| 26/01/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The new arrivals hall has opened at Owen Roberts International Airport. The key part of the $55 million renovation of the facility includes a new customs, immigration, and baggage claim area. The first of five new carousels are already in operation and another four will be opened over the ne [...]

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Airport shops closed as upgrade moves on

Airport shops closed as upgrade moves on

| 15/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): As work continues to redevelop and expand Owen Roberts International Airport, the retail and duty-free concessions in the original terminal have been closed to accommodate the renovations. The Runaway Bar in the Departures Hall is still operating but there will be no other shops open until th [...]

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US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): Customs officers have charged a 62-year-old US citizen with possession of an unlicensed firearm after he was caught at the airport with a loaded gun at the weekend. The visitor was reportedly leaving the Cayman Islands when customs officials at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Caym [...]

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Suspect charged and jailed over 2lb cocaine haul

Suspect charged and jailed over 2lb cocaine haul

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Jelyon Frederick (30) was charged with possession and intent to supply drugs and failing to supply a specimen when he appeared in Summary Court Monday accused of having 2lbs of cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport, where he was arrested last Tuesday. Following a brief appearance, Fr [...]

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