January 22, 2021

Cayman Government to hold Public Meetings on Cruise Berthing Facility and Cargo Port Project

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (7 November 2019) The Government will be holding a series of public meetings in its ongoing effort to inform the public about the proposed cruise berthing facility and enhanced cargo port project (CBF). Eight (8) meetings are planned to take place in different locations across the island and all meetings will […]

Cayman: Norman Bodden weighs in on proposed Cruise Berthing Facility

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (17 October 2019) – Norman Bodden, OBE, is one of the few old guards who remain in Cayman today. No one can question his stellar reputation in both business and community or his contributions to the religious, corporate, governance and private sector development of these three islands. Today he still stands […]

Referendum Bill Gazetted: “Should the Cayman Islands continue to move forward with building the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility?”

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Government has today gazetted a bill entitled “A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Holding Of A People-Initiated Referendum On The Issue Of Whether the Islands Should Continue To Move forward With The Building Of The Cruise Berthing And Enhanced Cargo Port Facility; And For Incidental and Connected […]

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 National Trust issue Statement on the cruise berthing facility proposal

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The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is a non-governmental organisation whose mandate under the National Trust Law includes the preservation of the historic, natural and maritime heritage of the Cayman Islands. In October 2015, the National Trust issued a position statement on the proposed Cruise Berthing Facility in George Town. Three years later, this […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands: Push for people’s port referendum

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From Facebook Opponents of plans for new cruise piers in George Town harbor will begin collecting signatures Saturday in the hope of triggering a referendum on the controversial project. Cayman’s constitution allows for a “people initiated referendum” on any topic of national importance if a petition signed by 25 percent of the electorate is presented […]

The Editor Speaks: Why I write Editorials and Not “Fake News”

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I write Editorials mostly. Only occasionally do I write articles claiming to be news. When I do sit down to write an article I point to the facts and, where I can, I give the source. I NEVER write the word ‘COULD’ in an article. I had not read the CNS article regarding the Cruise […]