September 21, 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. […]

Cayman Islands: Road closures for Prowess Music Concert, 6 & 7 December

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The RCIPS is informing the public of the following road closures taking place on Thursday, 6 December, and Friday, 7 December, in order to facilitate the Prowess Music Concert. The closures will be in effect from 7:30PM to 3:00AM on both days: Harbour Drive will be closed between Shedden Road and Fort Street, however one […]

Road Closures for Pirates Week, 7-12 November

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From RCIPS The RCIPS is informing the public of the following road closures taking place next week in order to facilitate the Pirates Week festivities, and additional closures to facilitate the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony on 12 November: Wednesday, 7 November – 7:00pm to 6:00am on Thursday, 8 November: Set-up – Harbour Drive will be closed […]

Cayman Islands Port Authority find no sexual harassment and/or misconduct, against a senior member of its staff after investigation

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Press Release by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands 12th July 2018 On 30 and 31 May 2018 there were certain online press reports of a complaint, including allegations of sexual harassment and/or misconduct, against a senior member of staff of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (“the Authority”). The complaint was made […]

Cayman Islands: DCI reminds liquor licence holders to renew

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From The Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment Liquor licence holders – including those with music and dancing licenses – are reminded of the upcoming Annual Liquor Licence Meeting to be held September 13th, 2018. The deadline for applications is August 24th, 2018. Licensees are reminded before they can apply for renewal; the premises […]

Unprecedented tourism growth exceeding targets in Jamaica

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From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism in Jamaica continues to experience unprecedented growth as the industry plays a lead role in the government’s growth agenda. With three years into a five-year expansion plan set by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, projections are being exceeded.  Following a record-breaking season in 2017, Minister Bartlett […]

The Editor Speaks: Another public scandal

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And so the list goes on with public officials, normally being suspended on full pay whilst inquiries are ongoing, when criminal activities are suspected. The very latest is now at The Cayman Turtle Centre where a significant amount of cash has gone missing. As in keeping with all government departments a figure is not put […]

The Editor Speaks: Things are serious Mr. Bush

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Errol Bush, The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board Director has reportedly sent around emails to staff stating that things were not serious against the rumours of significant irregularities at the authority. We, and that includes the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), obviously have a very different opinion of what he considers […]

Cayman Islands Government hosts Industry Day for pre-qualified cruise port bidders

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George Town, Cayman Islands (6 February, 2018) The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) held an Industry Day on Monday February 5, 2018 with pre-qualified applicants seeking to participate in the development of the Port of George Town cargo and cruise facilities (the Project). The attendance list included pre-qualified applicants for the Project and representatives for the […]

Caribbean passengers delayed at JFK after flood, storm backlog

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CMC From Nation News NEW YORK – Caribbean nationals are among scores of passengers that are expecting long delays after John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York tries to “dig out” from last Thursday’s winter storm. Scores of rescheduled flights, damaged equipment and other lingering effects of the winter storm have combined to […]