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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 the world. The news following the premier’s announcement last Wednesday that […]

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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, PricewaterhouseCoopers, complete the business case, the PPM government is expected […]

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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 operators to retailers and excursion firms, said ‘no’ on Thursday to the […]

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Campaigns polarize over port

Campaigns polarize over port

| 08/07/2015 | 102 Comments

(CNS): With the closure of the public consultation on the draft environmental impact assessment, the final report from the consultants will soon go before Cabinet for a decision against the backdrop of polarized campaigns in opposition and support. The EIA has revealed not only significant devastation for the capital’s marine environment but also a massive economic […]

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PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

| 30/06/2015 | 45 Comments

(CNS): A group of local activists have launched a campaign to trigger a People Initiated Referendum (PIR) on the government’s proposed cruise berthing project. In an effort to save more than fifteen acres of reef and marine life, which will be directly destroyed through dredging or gradually because of the turbulence and silt from the […]

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