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Old Jun 11th 2019, 11:21 am
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One only has to look at places like st thomas, san juan, or the absolute pits, grand turk. The ships bring tat, nastiness and ugly minds to what might otherwise be nice places to visit. The income from the boats is not worth enough to justify this physical and cultural destruction, which puts off higher paying customers of hotels.

The maxim - a visit from a cruise ship is worth to the island the equivalent of 1 5* hotel room for the year puts it in perspective. Which do you prefer, which is environmentally superior, which results in more jobs/real benefit to the island.

I would not welcome any ghetto megavessel. I would encourage the small valuable cargo ships [the luxe end of that industry] charging them no docking fees, but keep the big boats away with high charges.

interesting grand turk facts, 10k inhabitants, 15 jewellery shops, one massive deserted wreck of a murican air base, famous for being 30 miles from where john glenn landed? one of the largest pools in the caribbean [at jimmy buffets vomitorium]

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Old Jun 14th 2019, 5:23 am
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This is a recent article by a well respected former President of the Cayman Chamber of Commerce - well respected compared with our ruling politicians and their backers of the proposed $250-500-million port, anyway...Is there bribery afoot? There are many voices answering "yes" to that question, I'm sorry to say.
https://caymannewsservice.com/2019/0...erendum-facts/
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According to this report from Nassau, Bahamas, there is the same degree of dissatisfaction being expressed there as here, at the prospect of a new cruise-ships facility. Probably, bribery is a factor there, too. What a shame for our fellow West Indians. My wife and I spent three and a half very happy years in Nassau when we were young and newly married, and we have warm memories of the place.
https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/0...other-protest/

(I know the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean, technically, but we can stretch a point, I think.)
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Old Jul 22nd 2019, 2:41 am
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Indeed, there does seem to be an anti cruise ship movement- people against the high social/environmental cost and limited income of having them visit...
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Old Aug 8th 2019, 5:10 pm
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https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/0...fy-signatures/

Wow! Just wow!
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