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Former Chamber head bemoans ‘lack of transparency’ in port process

The former head of the Chamber of Commerce is sounding off about what he described as a lack of transparency surrounding the largest capital works project in the country’s history – the proposed cruise berthing facility.

The Tourism Ministry published a full page ad in the newspaper Monday that reads “We believe in full transparency.”

Despite the Tourism Ministry’s claims to the contrary, published in a full page newspaper ad Monday, Johann Moxam said too many questions remain unanswered for a project of this scope and scale.

“This is an important matter, it can severely impact the future of the Cayman Islands and again, the unwillingness to address significant and realistic environmental, financial, and socio-economic concerns by the government drives me to speak publicly and ask the questions,” said Mr. Moxam, who also spoke at length about the issue on Tuesday morning’s edition of Cayman Crosstalk on Cayman 27 sister station Rooster 101.

Government has long said the cruise piers will be moved into deeper waters to address environmental concerns, but no designs or schematics have been made publicly available.

Government said it’s being as transparent as it can without compromising the procurement process.

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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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