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Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman cruise pier project stalls following environmental study

By Robert Deaves

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Arguments are reaching fever pitch on Grand Cayman Island over the government’s proposal to build two cruise piers in an effort to boost its cruise tourism sector.

While the benefits to the cruise ships are obvious – more passengers can be brought ashore more quickly – there are serious concerns about the environmental damage the construction will cause. According to some reports it will destroy most of Grand Cayman’s famous dive sites, close to the proposed location.

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