Tag: Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

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 | 59 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 | 43 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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Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

| 19/12/2019 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Images from webcams at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) and posts on social media on Thursday showed serious flooding at the cargo dock in George Town, where at least three empty containers were washed out to sea. Acting Port Director Joseph Woods said swells were breaking over the dock, which is […]

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Port Authority chair retires at critical time

Port Authority chair retires at critical time

| 13/06/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board, Errol Bush, has retired for personal reasons. The octogenarian steps away from the important job at a critical time, as the government tries to steer through its cruise and cargo project. Bush will be temporarily replaced by Deputy […]

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Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee

| 18/01/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace the Central Tenders Committee under the new regime that will oversee government’s major projects and acquisitions. CNS has seen correspondence which confirms that Premier Alden McLaughlin appointed Joseph to […]

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Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

| 07/01/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Minutes from the Port Authority board meetings have revealed that management appears to be in some kind of dispute with night-shift workers at the cargo dock, though they contain no details. According to a batch of four recently released minutes covering meetings between 29 September and 29 November, some sort of claim has been […]

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Port boss officially fired

Port boss officially fired

| 29/11/2018 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Clement Reid has been formally fired as director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, officials from PACI have confirmed. In a brief e-mail statement, Acting Director Joseph Woods said that “by mutual consent, the employment of the port director, Clement Reid, was terminated on 23 November”. Reid had been on paid required […]

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Port extends suspension of director

Port extends suspension of director

| 27/09/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, Clement Reid, who has been on required leave since May, had that suspension extended for another three months in August, minutes from the directors’ board meetings have revealed. Throughout the meetings last month the directors were told that police inquiries, which were triggered […]

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Port crane picks up truck as well as container

Port crane picks up truck as well as container

| 06/09/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands have confirmed that they are looking into the cause of an unusual incident at PACI’s container yard in North Sound Road, George Town, earlier this week. A truck operator escaped with just minor injuries after a crane picked up his truck as well as the container. […]

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