Name: Moses Kirkconnell
District: Cayman Brac & Little Cayman
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Cayman Airways launched its new twice-weekly nonstop flights from Grand Cayman to Roatan, Honduras, last week.“The Cayman Islands have had a long history with Honduras and particularly the Bay Islands,” said Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell.
Government has hired KPMG on a US$500,000 contract to help come up with a funding formula to pay for the George Town cruise berthing facility.
Cayman Islands politicians argued Wednesday over who penned the draft of the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the clock continued to tick on the final meeting of the current parliament.
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.