Name: Moses Kirkconnell
District: Cayman Brac & Little Cayman
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Last week’s announcement by Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell was, in reality, more of an admission: The Progressives government, led by Premier Alden McLaughlin, has failed to carry out what would have been one of its signature projects, the George Town cruise berthing facility.
China is granting the Cayman Islands-registered ships “most favored nation” status, paving the way for lower port fees for the vessels, the Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom confirmed during a visit to Cayman last week.
Southwest Airlines will open up a new route between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Cayman this summer. The airline announced plans this week to add the island to its growing route schedule. Subject to regulatory approval the flight will be a daily service.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will open up a new route between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Grand Cayman this summer.
Tourism minister Moses Kirkconnell hopes an effort to explore air services to South American gateway cities will boost summertime visitors. The idea, he says, is to take advantage of Southern Hemisphere seasons that are the reverse of those in Cayman’s chief tourism market, the U.S. and Canada.
Cayman Airways celebrated the arrival of a second new Saab prop plane this week, initially to service the route between Grand Cayman and the Brac. The airline is also preparing a business case on the feasibility of using the new 34-seater plane on a route to Montego Bay in Jamaica.