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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...

Cruise port would destroy Cayman’s natural beauty

I do not support the cruise ship expansion and here is why: Destroying the harbour to accommodate more ships will fundamentally change Grand Cayman. Our...

Port will benefit Cayman over the long term

The ongoing debate regarding the cruise berthing piers/cargo port facility has, in my humble opinion, focussed too much on SHORT-TERM implications.  I do pray that...

Spending ‘balanced’ on cruise vs. stayover

In the debate over the proposed cruise berthing and enhanced cargo facility we quite often see an argument that Cayman should focus on stayover...

Concerned by the cruise port financing model

I think the article discussing the financial math of the reduced tax revenue if the port is built versus the status quo is a...

Taking issue with Carnival CEO’s comments on port

Excellent interview and video with Mr. Arnold Donald, CEO and president of Carnival Corporation, regarding pros and cons of removing tendering operations from cruise...

Don’t remove the coral

How sad to read that the destruction of Cayman’s irreplaceable coral reef is even up for consideration. Four thoughts on the subject spring to...

Interactive map: How the port will impact life in the harbour

Much of the debate around the cruise berthing facility has centered on the potential impact on the wrecks and reefs in the harbour. Amid conflicting reports about the health of the marine life in the impacted area, we enlisted the help of underwater photographer Courtney Platt and produced an interactive graphic to demonstrate exactly what lies beneath the glassy surface.

Port threatens ‘pristine’ Hog Sty Bay

The pristine ecosystem of Grand Cayman, specifically Hog Sty Bay in George Town, will be threatened by the indiscriminate tampering by the Cayman Islands...

Most MLAs did not canvass opinion on the port project

Having attended in person at the Legislative Assembly, watched on television and on the CIG channel on YouTube, the live debates regarding the cruise-berthing...

The cruise port will spoil Cayman

I am writing today to offer my two cents on the proposed cruise port. We have been to the Cayman Islands many times and it...

19 Dec confirmed as referendum date

Government published the regulations to the Referendum (People Initiated Referendum Regarding the Port) Law this week, confirming the poll question and the date of 19 Dec.

Cruise port will not benefit Cayman

We are annual visitors to your beautiful islands so I am making an observation on the proposed port project from this viewpoint. Your premier's...

Questions on proposed cruise port

Letter writer queries the need for a new port.

Potential voters upset over poll date

“I am disappointed.” So said newly registered voter Kasey Glidden as she expressed frustration on Monday over government’s decision to name 19 Dec. as Referendum Day.

Think about preserving our natural beauty

Regarding Mr Michael Bayley’s plea to just want to be able to sell a "great vacation" ...


Indefensible of Premier Alden McLaughlin to hold the Port Berthing Referendum vote six days before Christmas, 2019!

Wading into the port debate

I’ve been hesitant to wade into the debate around the new cruise port and cargo facility but a recent letter in your paper has compelled me to enter the fray.

Cruise pier referendum

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Dart considers parking lot sale for port

The Dart group has confirmed it is in talks to sell a plot of land in George Town for the port project should the development get the people’s blessing in a referendum later this year.

Baird promises robust EIA update

Coastal engineers Baird aim to submit a preliminary review of the new port project design to environment officials by the end of this month.

Opposition highlights concerns over three-year port construction

Opposition leader Ezzard Miller has called for government to explain how it plans to handle cruise ship passengers during an anticipated three-year construction period for the new port.

MLA’s poll shows little support for port

As opinion polls go, it may not be the largest data set, but MLA Kenneth Bryan’s personal survey of his central George Town constituency offers little encouragement to the government over its cruise berthing plan for the capital.

Carnival orders more mega-ships

Carnival Cruise Line has ordered two more mega-ships, providing further succor to supporters of a cruise dock for Cayman, who suggest the move toward bigger ships is bad news for destinations that still use tenders.

Engineers sought for cruise berthing design

Advertisements are to appear in local and international media Wednesday seeking proposals for civil engineering design work for the proposed cruise berthing facility.

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