Tag: Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

| 16/09/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Joseph Woods is returning to his previous job at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands as manager of operations and security, after internal conflicts with two old board members have been exacerbated and undermine his role as PACI’s chief executive officer. Woods told CNS that he hasn’t tendered his resignation at this point […]

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Former tourism minister to chair port board

Former tourism minister to chair port board

| 07/09/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Cline Glidden, who briefly served as the tourism minister from the end of 2012 until he lost his West Bay seat in the 2013 elections, has been appointed as the new chair of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Glidden was a committed supporter of cruise berthing facilities during his time […]

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CAL waives fees, port urges cargo pick-up due to TS

CAL waives fees, port urges cargo pick-up due to TS

| 01/07/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Sister Islands was put under a Tropical Storm Alert as of 6pm Thursday due to the potential for tropical storm force winds from Tropical Storm Elsa to affect them within 72 hours. Meanwhile, Cayman Airways Ltd said it was monitoring the progression of the storm and potential impacts on its flight operations. The […]

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Director: Harbour marine park not ‘safe or sensible’

Director: Harbour marine park not ‘safe or sensible’

| 27/04/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS) Joseph Woods, the director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), has said that having the George Town Harbour designated as a marine park was not practical or sensible given that it is an anchorage area. Explaining why so much of the harbour, which was previously designated as a marine park under local […]

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Port marine life still protected, say officials

Port marine life still protected, say officials

| 24/03/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The George Town Harbour, which is now an anchorage zone and no longer a marine park after new regulations were implemented, is still protected because it remains a no-take zone, officials from the Port Authority and the Department of Environment have said. The new zoning also means that in future, divers will need to […]

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Cruise ships barred from Cayman till year-end

Cruise ships barred from Cayman till year-end

| 13/08/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a notice to its cruise industry partners that the George Town port will remain closed to cruise ships until at least 31 December. While both Premier Alden McLaughlin and Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell have stated on a number of occasions that they did not expect […]

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Port boss takes action after containers fall

Port boss takes action after containers fall

| 26/03/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): After two empty containers fell off a stack at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands’ storage facility earlier this week, Acting Port Director Joseph Woods has issued an order to reduce the number in any stack from six to five, pushing the North Sound Road storage area to its limits. Woods explained that […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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Absent port CFO officially retired

Absent port CFO officially retired

| 13/01/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The deputy director and chief financial officer at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), James Parsons, has formally retired, according to a brief statement released Monday by Acting Director Joseph Woods. Parsons had been on extended sick leave for around 18 months before he retired from the job on Christmas Eve. There […]

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Night shifts source of port’s challenges

Night shifts source of port’s challenges

| 06/01/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Changes to and management of the workers’ shift patterns at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands are having an impact on the operations, which will not be resolved by a bigger dock. Although PACI Acting Director Joseph Woods is insistent that Grand Cayman needs a larger cargo pier, he told CNS that there […]

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