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No quick fix to beach vendor issues, says minister

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.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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