September 20, 2019

Cayman: Deputy Premier’s remarks on CBF Preferred Bidder

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From: Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier & Minister for Tourism Remarks executed at CBF Press Conference The Premier has provided a great deal of information about the preferred bidder – Verdant Isle Port Partners – and also about the procurement process that has been followed. Those are two very significant points and I think it […]

Interval International presents awards to Morritt Properties CEO David Morritt and Cayman Islands Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 28, 2019– Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, recently honored David Morritt, developer and CEO of Morritt Properties Cayman Ltd., for his ongoing contributions to the Cayman Islands’ tourism industry. The company also recognized Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Cayman Islands’ deputy premier and minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport, for […]

The Editor speaks: Mickey Mouse joins Cayman’s Cruise ship berthing facility

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Mickey Mouse has now joined Carnival and Royal Caribbean to provide all the financing for our proposed new cruise ship berthing facility. This was announced by our Premier last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch when he said Disney was now part of the trio. When it was just the original two cruise […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism addresses Cruise Ship/Cargo Port financing

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (14 February, 2019) At every significant milestone the Ministry of Tourism has kept the public informed and updated on the latest developments regarding the cruise berthing facility project, including the financing aspects of the project. On 30th November, 2018, the Premier formally announced to the public that two cruise lines had […]

Cayman Islands Chamber Council seeks answers on cruise berthing/cargo expansion proposal

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From Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce The Council has written to the Ministry of Tourism seeking answers to several questions regarding the proposed cruise berthing facility design, estimated cost, financing model, cruise passenger spending calculations, environmental impact, carrying capacity and the plan to address business interruption during the construction phase of the proposed infrastructure project. […]

The Editor Speaks: Government must act to stop a Port Berthing Referendum

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I can only say the government have themselves to blame for the referendum petition that is circulating by the ‘increasing’ number of opponents to the new cruise ship berthing facility. I say ‘increasing’ because this would seem to be the case as most of Cayman’s media has been saying. With the opposition, who had been […]

The Editor Speaks: It only takes only one bad apple

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I mentioned in passing in my Editorial yesterday concerning the petty crimes executed by teens that targeted the tourists on our beautiful beaches. Our tourism industry is booming and the CaymanKind advertising campaign has proved to be a winner. We pride ourselves on being one, if not, the safest place in the Caribbean. However, it […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism tours Owen Roberts Airport: Impressed with progress

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5 December, 2017) Minister for Tourism Hon. Moses Kirkconnell and Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson hosted Government and tourism officials on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Owen Roberts International Airport to view the progress being made on the redevelopment project. The tour took place on Monday, 27th November 2017 […]

Cayman Islands MOT Scholars Networking Event

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (8 August 2017) The Ministry and Department of Tourism recently hosted the annual Tourism Scholar Networking Reception, bringing together past, current and new recipients of tourism scholarships. Hosted at Luca restaurant, students and graduates interacted with a variety of tourism partners including the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, Cayman Turtle Centre, and […]

Nominations sought for International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Local Honourees

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (7 July 2017) Members of the public are being asked to participate in the annual nomination process to select Cayman Islands scuba diving pioneers for consideration as the local honouree at this year’s International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). There are over 30 local honourees that have been recognized since […]