January 22, 2020

Cayman Islands Opposition highlights Cruise Ship/Cargo Port financing conflict

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From Office of the Opposition Date: February 13, 2019 With final bids on the cruise ship and expanded cargo port facilities due at the end of next month, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has red-flagged a conflict between that bidding process requiring 100% financing and efforts by the Ministry of Tourism […]

Puerto Rico fiscal board’s revitalization coordinator resigns

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By PHILIPE SCHOENE ROURA & EVA LLORÉNS VÉLEZ From Caribbean Business As previously reported, Noel Zamot, the man who holds the charge of revitalization coordinator under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management & Economic Stability Act (Promesa), will be moving on. Caribbean Business ahd previously learned of his resignation from two sources who spoke about his […]

Cayman Islands legislator calling for Cruise Port Vote

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse A local legislator who’s opposed to the Cayman Islands’ long-planned cruise ship facility is calling for a “people-initiated” vote on the $200 million project, even as the Cayman Islands tourism minister says the government is preparing a final construction RFP (request for proposals). In local news reports last week, […]

Cayman Islands: Next stage of the new Motorola radio system

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of the next step to provide the Cayman Islands with a mission-critical communication system, government leaders have tested the cutting-edge equipment provided by Motorola Solutions. The new equipment is due to arrive on island within the week. Ministry of Home Affairs Deputy Chief Officer, Kathryn Dinspel-Powell; Acting Director for […]

The Editor Speaks: Where government wastes our money

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Sue Winspear, Auditor General of the Cayman Islands, has just issued a report how effectively the Government manages its use of consultants and temporary staff. Her conclusion: “The Government does not generally plan or project its need for consultants, with the exception of consultancy services for major capital projects. Nor does the Government routinely monitor […]

CIAA RFP for concession space at Cayman Islands ORIA

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From CIAA CIAA RFP FOR CONCESSION SPACE AT ORIA Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (27 June 2017) The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Develop and Operate In-Terminal Concessions at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on 13th April 2017 which closes on 30th June 2017. For over one year […]

Cayman Islands Airport RFP could prove unattainable for small businesses

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From Cayman Islands Small Business Association Confusing paperwork, possible costly consultancy fees to prepare the RFP and onerous bid requirements all point to eliminating the small businesses in the Cayman Islands Airport Authority bid process. The Cayman Islands Small Business Association recognizes this Request for Proposal from CIAA, as a prime opportunity to diversify the […]

Cayman Islands issues cruise ship pier RFP

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By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse The Cayman Islands government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for consultants to develop a financial model to fund the cruise ship pier and terminal project planned for George Town harbor, according to local news reports. On Monday, the Cayman Islands government published an RFP that seeks commercial, […]

Cayman Islands new recycling arrangements to start in June

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From The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health From the beginning of June 2016, government will take over responsibility for the collection depots located at major supermarkets for the recycling of household and small business waste. This service is currently provided by local company, Junk, through private contracts with the supermarkets, with no government involvement. Junk […]

Can Cayman Islands manage rapid tourism growth?

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From Travel Pulse A recent Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) analysis found the country’s rapid visitor growth threatens to negatively impact the destination’s appeal to travelers and “deter” future visitors. The findings prompted CIDOT to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to identify a consulting firm to formulate a five-year plan to assess the […]