October 16, 2019

THE CAYMAN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT AND VERDANT ISLE PORT PARTNERS RELEASE UPDATED CRUISE BERTHING AND ENHANCED CARGO PLANS

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 October, 2019) The Cayman Islands Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the group that was named preferred bidder for the Cayman Islands cruise berthing and cargo enhancement project, has today released updated plans and drawings for the project. Verdant Isle Port Partners was named preferred bidder on 26 July 2019. […]

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October 11, 2019

Cayman Islands Government Response To Daily Telegraph

The Cayman Islands Government was contacted on Wednesday 9th October by a UK publication, The Telegraph, and asked to answer some questions regarding the Cruise Berthing Facility Project. Please see below in its entirety the answers that were submitted:

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October 2, 2019

Tourism Stats Show a Decline In Cruise Arrivals

“The decline in cruise arrivals is disappointing but not unexpected, said Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Minister for Tourism. “A significant number of Caymanians are employed within our cruise sector so when passenger numbers go down month after month, these are the people that feel it the most.”

July 29, 2019

Preferred Bidder Selected for Cruise Berthing Facility

The Cruise Berthing Facility: Jobs and income for Cayman families Trusted Developer and partners An excellent funding deal Minimised impact on the environment Best practice in Procurement Delivers A Win for Cayman Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (29 July, 2019)

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May 16, 2019

Cruise berthing concept drawings are not final designs

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (15 May, 2019) In response to various images posted online the Ministry of Tourism has issued the following statement. The images being circulated are examples of concept drawings which are necessary at various junctures throughout the evolution of the project for illustrative and discussion purposes.

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May 8, 2019

Ministry of Tourism Urges Public to Disregard Cruise Berthing Rumours

George Town, Cayman Islands (8 May, 2019) Rumours circulating on various radio talk shows that the Cayman Islands Government has prematurely entered into an agreement with a contractor to build the cruise berthing facility are completely untrue and the public is urged to pay no attention to such claims. The rumours, which amount to nothing

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February 14, 2019

Ministry of Tourism addresses Cruise Ship/Cargo Port Financing

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (14 February, 2019) At every significant milestone the Ministry of Tourism has kept the public informed and updated on the latest developments regarding the cruise berthing facility project, including the financing aspects of the project.

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January 25, 2019

‘2018 a record-breaking year for arrivals’, January 2019

2018: Record-Breaking Arrivals Continue for the Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (25 Jan 2019) Following a rebound year for Caribbean travel with increased competition throughout the region, the Cayman Islands has maintained its market share with another year of record-breaking statistical arrivals. At the close of 2018,

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January 14, 2019

‘Piers will not cause flooding’, January 2019

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (14 January, 2019) The PWD Major Projects Office has released a statement to address misplaced fears that the planned cruise berthing facility and cargo port could exacerbate flooding in instances of extreme weather.

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December 1, 2018

‘Cruise Lines commit to berthing facility’, December 2018

CRUISE LINES COMMIT TO BERTHING FACILITY Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (1 December, 2018) The Cayman Islands Government has received formal financial commitments from two cruise lines on Tuesday 27th November, 2018 and Cabinet has approved the terms from the cruise lines. The Ministry of Tourism is therefore now in a position to issue the final

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February 6, 2018

CIG hosts Industry Day for Pre-Qualified Cruise Port Bidders, February 2018

George Town, Cayman Islands (6 February, 2018) The Cayman Islands Government (CIG) held an Industry Day on Monday February 5, 2018 with pre-qualified applicants seeking to participate in the development of the Port of George Town cargo and cruise facilities (the Project). The attendance list included pre-qualified applicants for the Project and representatives for the Cayman Islands Government and Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.

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October 26, 2015

Cruise lines confirm no tendering for megaships, October 2015

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (26 October, 2015) Tourism Minister Hon. Moses Kirkconnell took the opportunity while attending the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference in Mexico to update cruise line executives and FCCA officials on the latest developments regarding the cruise berthing facility.

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July 16, 2015

Ministry of Tourism commissions habitat survey, July 2015

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 July, 2015) The Ministry of Tourism has contracted Continental Shelf Associates to complete a Benthic Habitat Survey to provide supplementary information from within the proposed dredging footprint in George Town Harbour.

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January 1, 2014

Ministry issues tender for environmental and engineering consultants, January 2014

Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (16 January, 2014) The Ministry of District Administration Tourism and Transport is seeking consultancy services for the Cruise Berthing Facility and has issued a Tender requesting proposals from qualified and eligible Environmental & Engineering Consultants.