Cruise Pier. Yes or No?

Old May 29th 2019, 8:14 pm
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Old May 29th 2019, 8:26 pm
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Having recently taken a cruise two things strike me: i) We hardly spent any money on land, most of your spend is through the cruise company, obviously a portion of that does end up in the coffers of the country being visited but it is a minimal amount. ii) One of the ports had a non concrete dock, wooden structure on concrete supports i.e. to the layman posed minimal environmental damage. Yes it wouldn't survive a Hurricane but the trade off would be preferable I would think and there are completely retractable floating versions that are not even cemented to the sea bed & can be removed for a Hurricane to be rolled back out after. I just don't get why this place is insisting on damaging ecology for what seems minimal gain. But hey, it's not my country and therefore not really my place to question it. I am off home in a few weeks anyway, let them do what they bleedin' well like!
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Old May 30th 2019, 12:25 am
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The cruise co’s themselves maintain and publish stats on passenger spends per destination. Here its 25us/cargo item [passenger] and they pay 2us to the country is a passenger gets off... Local tour co’s typically get 50% of the fees the ship charges for tours etc. Here some operators wont do business direct with the cruise co;s and those that do bus their customers away from competition into exclusive fleecing sessions pretty sharp.

its peanuts compared with any sort of hotel. Its also noticeable that the other staying tourists dont appreciate the polluting drunk cruise ship cargo, as they move and graze as a herd devouring and despoiling.

All a bit flowery i realise, but its as i get to hear it.
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The anti-piers movement has garnered enough signatures against the project to force a referendum, but the signatures now all have to be authenticated. There is some fear among government workers that signatories will be discriminated against in their workplace. Cayman has a long tradition of political vengeance! Watch this space...
https://caymannewsservice.com/2019/0...r-retribution/
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Old Jun 7th 2019, 5:44 pm
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https://caymannewsservice.com/2019/0...ance/#comments

So what I take from this is that the Gov can 'devalue' the importance of the port and decide it isn't worth voting on? Wow! Pretty powerful piece of legislation must cover that decision making process!
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