Tag: Save Cayman

Activist groups aim to create future vision

Activist groups aim to create future vision

| 04/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A number of increasingly active community groups engaging in campaigns and stirring public discourse on environmental and the socio-economic issues are hosting a public awareness community event later this month with the view of creating a new 2020 vision for the country. Save Cayman, Save Barkers, Saved the Cove and the Cruise Port Referendum […]

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Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

Pro-port lobby used ‘bots’ to cheat polls

| 02/10/2018 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The battle between those who oppose the government’s proposal to develop a cruise berthing facility in central George Town and those supporting the project has been intensifying on social media of late, and manipulating public opinion is becoming a key part of the polarised positions. In a straw online poll last week on a […]

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Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

Conservationists urge a stop to cruise project

| 03/08/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Save Cayman, a local non-profit conservation group that raises awareness about the need for greater protection for the country’s fragile environment, is once again calling on government to stop the costly cruise berthing project. Government’s plans to construct two piers and expand the existing cargo port in the George Town Harbour under some form […]

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Activists plan demo over beachrock removal

Activists plan demo over beachrock removal

| 28/11/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): With public opposition growing to the goal by the islands’ largest developer to dig up beachrock from Seven Mile Beach to make it more appealing for another five-star resort, a group of environmental activists are organising a demonstration. Save Cayman is calling on all those who don’t support Cabinet’s decision to allow the Dart […]

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CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

| 19/11/2015 | 118 Comments

(CNS): Ahead of a likely application for judicial review, a group calling themselves “Concerned Caymanians” has written to government through a lawyer seeking clarification on the point at which government agrees it has taken action to move forward with the cruise berthing facility. A similar case regarding the West Bay Road was rejected because of technical arguments […]

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32,000 people ask CIG not to dredge

32,000 people ask CIG not to dredge

| 05/11/2015 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Local environmental activists opposing government’s plans to dredge George Town Harbour to make way for cruise berthing piers have collected almost 5,000 signatures on a local petition and more than 27,000 on an international one. That means more than 32,000 locals, residents and visitors are asking government not to destroy the marine environment. Organisers […]

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Panton still concerned over cruise project

Panton still concerned over cruise project

| 19/10/2015 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The environment minister has said that after looking at the updated Outline Business Case for the cruise ship project, he still has some concerns over this proposed plan and the impact of the indirect damage from dredging to local reefs. Wayne Panton was overseas dealing with issues relating to his financial services portfolio when […]

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Kirk’s close GT stores over staff fears

Kirk’s close GT stores over staff fears

| 19/10/2015 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Management at Kirk Freeport closed its downtown stores early on Saturday in response to the peaceful protest organized by the Save Cayman campaigners over the plans for cruise piers after staff reported concerns that they would be targeted by the demonstration. Chris Kirkconnell told CNS ahead of what turned out to be a very […]

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Save campaign plans to show CIG level of opposition

Save campaign plans to show CIG level of opposition

| 12/10/2015 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Save Cayman campaigners and other groups opposing the dredging of the George Town Harbour and battling to persuade government not to destroy its unique marine environment with cruise ship piers are organising a peaceful protest at the weekend to show the strength of feeling in the community. The public already demonstrated its opposition to […]

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OBC on cruise port remains under wraps

OBC on cruise port remains under wraps

| 07/10/2015 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The updated Outline Business Case which fuelled the premier’s announcement last week that the Cayman Islands Government is moving to the next step in the process to develop cruise berth piers in George Town will not be released to the public yet because Cabinet has not considered it, officials have said. The CIG had claimed that […]

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Larger cruise ships can tender

Larger cruise ships can tender

| 06/10/2015 | 141 Comments

(CNS): Just over three years ago the previous administration was in talks with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to tender the Allure of the Seas, one of the cruise firm’s largest ships, debunking the myth that the mega class of ships cannot tender. Correspondence released following an FOI request by members of the Save Cayman campaign, which is […]

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