Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told Cayman 27 there’s no quick fix to the issue of unlicensed vendors on our beaches.
Mr. Kirkconnell said the RCIPS, the Department of Commerce and Investment, and the ministries of tourism and planning are working together as a committee with the aim of finding a win-win solution for beach vendors and our island’s visitors.
He said, so far, the committee has managed to avoid fines for unlicensed vendors, but says regulating these activities safeguards our tourism product.
“It wasn’t a true representation of the Caymanian product. We had many many complaints about the way the experience, at the public beach specifically, was unfolding for our visitors,” said Mr. Kirkconnell.
He told Cayman 27 the government has a responsibility to come up with opportunities for the beach vendors, while managing visitor expectations.