Supports National Trust’s opposition to cruise port

Those of us who became life members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in the 1980s are grateful today for the Trust’s stance to officially oppose the divisive initiative of government to construct two huge concrete piers in Hog Sty Bay to accommodate tourists from mega cruise ships in the present and future.

The National Trust’s mandate has always been to preserve and protect the natural environment and maritime heritage of these three islands.

[It’s] a boon to the country that the Trust is supporting the extraordinary sea and land environment of the Cayman Islands; not a ‘boondoggle’ in league with cruise ship owners, operators from afar, and the people who would discharge too many thousands of tourists into George Town’s already too-crowded streets.

Nan Socolow