November 25, 2020

Jean-Michel Cousteau statement on Cayman Islands Port Enhancement project and clarification

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Statement Dec 2 2019 In the early stages of this process, I was asked to voice my environmental concerns on video regarding a proposed cruise and cargo port enhancement project in the Cayman Islands. At that time, I had some serious concerns based on a 2015 EIA document and information that supported that document. Since […]

Cayman Islands’ Leader of the Opposition calls for Cruise Port Contingency Plan

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With the latest Tourism Department figures showing a bumper year for cruise ship passenger arrivals in 2018, surpassing the trend of steadily increasing annual figures, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has expressed concerns about the lack of information on interim arrangements for processing of passengers should the cruise port project materialize […]

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 […]

Oil dips on concerns about rising U.S. output, OPEC tensions

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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Reuters  From Times of India LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices dipped on Wednesday on renewed concerns about the efficacy of OPEC-led production cuts due to rising tensions within the export group over Qatar and growing U.S. output. Brent crude prices were at $49.79 per barrel at 0840 GMT, down 33 cents. Brent […]

The Editor Speaks: Ironwood or deadwood

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Because the Cayman Islands government quite rightly has asked for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the proposed East-West Arterial (EWA) extension, Ironwood have issued a statement hinting the whole proposed development may not go ahead. Why? It is not unreasonable for an EIA to be executed when the EWA extension is ten miles long […]

iNews Briefs, More & Community Events

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Community Events  Apostle 13 & the Disciple of Demons Play with music & dance FOUR performances only Opens Thu Oct 22- Sat Oct 24 7:30pm & Sun Oct 25 3:00pm St George’s Anglican Church Hall Tickets $15 (A) $5 (C) [Discounts for groups 10 or more] Tel: 949 5583 or 916 4594 or at the […]

Cayman port project pits environmentalists against pro-tourism stakeholders

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By Brian Major from Travel Pulse The Cayman Islands’ controversial cruise port proposal continues to pit tourism stakeholders against citizens and groups who oppose the project’s potential environmental impact. Debate intensified this week as an environmental official of the pro-port government warned that the project’s environmental impact will be “extremely dire” even if planned mitigation […]

Consultants appointed to conduct cruise berthing EIA

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The George Town cruise berthing project took a major step forward this week when consultants were appointed to carry out the environmental impact assessment and marine engineering performance specifications. In keeping with government’s commitment, the tender process was carried out in an open, transparent and competitive manner through the offices of the Central Tenders Committee, […]