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Government held a press conference Monday to outline details of the planned cruise and cargo port project. Premier Alden McLaughlin, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Tourism Stran Bodden and Project Manager Peter Ranger gave details of the project and answered questions from the media.
The Cayman Turtle Centre is officially debt-free after making the final payment on a $50 million loan. The money was borrowed to build the taxpayer-funded tourism facility at its current location in Boatswain Bay after Hurricane Michelle destroyed much of the old turtle farm in 2001.
A day after the Office of the Auditor General released a scathing report about the cost overruns and delays in redeveloping the Owen Roberts International Airport terminal, government issued a response, explaining why the project will cost more than $10 million more than what was projected in September 2016.
The heads of the police force, port and airport will field questions from tourism industry figures at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s annual general meeting, Wednesday.
Last year was another record year for tourism in the Cayman Islands, though growth was marginal compared with the rest of the region.
As late as September 2013 – two years after it had already spent the majority of the funds – the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority was still trying to find a copy of the business contract that purported to authorize government to spend up to US$2.4 million on the proposed expansion of the CarePay patient swipe-card system, a Cayman Islands jury heard Monday.
Clifton Hunter High School student Anissa Hoyte and Cayman Prep and High School student Tijana Parker have been recognized for their entries in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Environmental Poster Competition.
The initial stage of Grand Cayman's airport redevelopment will see shovels in the ground this week.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is opposing government’s current proposal to establish cruise berthing facilities in George Town Harbour.
Several government ministries provide travel and credit card-related expenses.
Cayman Airways is now flying larger, 30-seat aircraft to and from Cayman Brac on a daily basis.
After 30 years in the industry, local weather guru John Tibbetts has been appointed the new director general of the National Weather Service.
Two Caymanians are climbing the civil service career ladder after recent promotions.
Premier McLaughlin is off to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman for the latter part of this week.
Shomari Scott, the director of tourism who started his career as the department’s first intern and worked his way up to the top job, has quit the post for a “new challenge” in the private sector.
A project to bring two new cruise piers to George Town will require the direct involvement or support of both Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines, collectively responsible for the bulk of Cayman’s cruise passenger numbers.
Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell and a delegation of Cayman Islands tourism chiefs are in Colombia this week for a conference and trade show on the cruise industry.
An environmental impact assessment will form part of the business case for the planned cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour.
The prospect of a new cruise dock in George Town harbour moved a small step closer this week with PwC selected to produce the business case for the project.
The airports authority and Cayman Airways boards get a makeover.
Not too many changes ahead for the Cayman Islands civil service top management.
There may be a few changes made to Cayman's cruise ship berthing plan right away.
Government won't conduct a thorough search of official e-mails, saying it would require hundreds of hours of labour.
A recent document lays out basic guidelines for cruise berthing in George Town.
Tourism minister Cline Glidden said contracts to construct the long delayed cruise berthing port could be signed by October.
Five months after being sent an open records request, the Cayman Islands government has been unable to produce all correspondence that allegedly occurred between officials and the purchasers of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, ahead of the public auction of the property 31 October, 2012.
Government has paid a group of 10 people about $3,500 per month to work at Barkers as park rangers.
Candidates in the Cayman Islands elections give their views on where we stand with cruise berthing.
A UK consultant lays out guide for 'open and transparent' cruise dock procurement.
The government has been unable to locate any intellectual property for which it paid propective cruise port developer GLF more than $2 million.
Royal Bank of Canada personnel in the Cayman Islands on 15 January welcomed more than 1,800 RBC employees from around the world and their guests to Grand Cayman.
Cayman officials discuss tendering fees with cruise industry leaders
Government spent about $350,000 on ex-Premier McKeeva Bush's travel last year.
Gavin Dixon has been named the new inspector of businesses licensed to sell alcohol in the Cayman Islands.
Governor Duncan Taylor announced the appointment of Samuel Rose, longtime Deputy Chief Officer for Financial Services, to replace Orrett Connor as Cabinet Secretary upon his February retirement.
Threats of a court challenge over an FOI records release don't materialise.
The deputy governor says the release of certain job applicants' personal information is a bit too much openness and transparency.
Shomari Scott has finally been appointed full Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands after acting in the role for a considerable time.
The Cayman Islands is wooing people from Central America.
Premier McKeeva Bush and other government representatives visited the new Cayman Islands National Gallery recently.
Some major changes at the top within the Cayman Islands civil service.
Some major personnel moves in the Cayman Islands civil service were announced Wednesday.
Get ye ready, lubbers, yon Pirates are coming to Cayman Islands shores. Arrrrr me lad.
Government ministry donates a digital camera to the Pines Retirement Home.
A new sub-committee created under the 2006 National Hurricane Plan will prepare economic impact assessments, ideally within 45 days after the all-clear is given following the passing of a storm.
The Consumer Price Index for the third quarter of 2005 was up 8.4 per cent over last year, and up .5 per cent over this year's second quarter, with housing costs the largest contributor to the increase.