Tag: Save Cayman

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 s [...]

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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 c [...]

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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 a [...]

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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 [...]

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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 ahea [...]

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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. [...]

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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, offi [...]

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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 reques [...]

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Cruise plans make negative world headlines

Cruise plans make negative world headlines

| 05/10/2015 | 110 Comments
(CNS): From dive industry magazines to high profile media houses, the government’s decision to press ahead with cruise berthing facilities in George Town Harbour and the significant coral reef destruction that it will involve is making headlines and generating negative publicity for Cayman around [...]

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Clock ticks on future of GT harbour

Clock ticks on future of GT harbour

| 18/09/2015 | 120 Comments
(CNS): Cabinet will be making a decision on the development of the controversial cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour in a matter of weeks, the tourism minister has said. A separate seabed survey commissioned by the tourism ministry has been completed and once consultants, Pricewaterhou [...]

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Tourist sector says ‘No’ to port

Tourist sector says ‘No’ to port

| 16/07/2015 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The private sector body which represents the country’s tourism industry has stated clearly that its members do not support government’s proposed cruise berthing plans. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), which has a broad and diverse membership, from major hoteliers and dive op [...]

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