September 22, 2019

Cayman: Preferred bidder selected for Cruise Berthing Facility

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (29 July, 2019) The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) has formally approved the selection of Verdant Isle Port Partners (VIPP) as the preferred bidder for the proposed cruise berthing facility and enhancement to the cargo facilities (CBF). VIPP is a consortium of 4 companies comprising of McAlpine Ltd, Orion Marine Construction Inc. […]

Two cruise lines commit to Cayman Islands berthing facility

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (1 December, 2018) The Cayman Islands Government has received formal financial commitments from two cruise lines on Tuesday 27th November, 2018 and Cabinet has approved the terms from the cruise lines. The Ministry of Tourism is therefore now in a position to issue the final tender documents to the three shortlisted […]

Cayman Islands Deputy Governor confirms civil servants can sign petition for referendum on cruise berthing facility

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The Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, on Thursday confirmed that public servants are permitted to sign the current petition for a people’s initiated referendum regarding the proposed cruise berthing facility. The Deputy Governor referred organisers of the Cruise Port Referendum Petition to a 2012 Policy in respect of the Signing of Petitions by Public Servants […]

Caribbean leaders to convene in St Lucia for groundbreaking conservation meetings

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Next week, Caribbean leaders from up to 15 nations, including ministers and other government officials, private sector and civil society, will convene in Saint Lucia for a five-day event to advance regional marine conservation goals, sustainable finance strategies and cooperation in the Caribbean. The Fourth Caribbean Biodiversity […]

Cayman Islands Government issues latest reports on proposed cruise ship berthing facility

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STATEMENT: From Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism PwC Report Concludes Economic Benefits of Piers Exceed Environmental Costs The Ministry of Tourism has received approval from Cabinet to release the Environmental Economic Appraisal prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the proposed cruise berthing facility. The report concludes that the estimated economic benefits to […]

iNews Briefs, More & Community Events

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Cayman Islands Community Events        WED JUNE 3 National Workforce Development Agency in Bodden Town The National Workforce Development Agency will be at the Bodden Town Library on Wednesday (3 Jun) from 2 — 5pm. Quiz Night is next Wednesday have you booked your table yet? CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts Why not get a […]

UPDATE: “Brazil’s national team sold off by CBF” [front company registered in the Cayman Islands]

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From The News Hub São Paulo-based newspaper Estadão uncovers major evidence that points to national team selection being influenced by outside forces São Paulo-based newspaper Estadão has uncovered damning evidence that could have far-reaching implications for the Brazilian game. Documents obtained by Estadão show that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has been auctioning off national […]