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Save Cayman voices dredging concerns in revised port plans

The group Save Cayman is aiming to build momentum as it prepares to petition for a referendum on the George Town port project.

Save Cayman hosted a screening of the locally-produced documentary ‘Reberth’ over the weekend, where group administrators updated the five-dozen in attendance on its plans to take on the project.

Eden Rock, just south of the proposed George Town port, was damaged by the Saga container ship in November 2016

Government said it is moving the piers into deeper water to lessen the need for dredging, but Save Cayman told Cayman 27 a sketch shown to the group by Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell makes them think otherwise.

“What we are concerned about is that there is going to be more dredging that as a result of the cargo facility, which means that Eden Rock, which wasn’t affected before is still going to be affected and probably even more so,” said Save Cayman administrator Michelle Lockwood.

Ms. Lockwood told Cayman 27 while the nearby Eden Rock dive site was damaged by the Saga container ship in 2016, it’s still a viable coral reef that shouldn’t be sacrificed.

 

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Joe Avary

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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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