COULD KEY WEST COMPROMISE ON CRUISE SHIPS?

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City lawmakers changed the course of Key West’s cruise ship conversation on Oct. 5, introducing words like, “compromise,” “mediation,” “stakeholders,” “discussion” and “input from all sides” —...

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COMPLICATE KEY WEST’S DEFENSE OF CRUISE SHIP LIMITS

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The attorney nominated by Safer Cleaner Ships to defend Key West’s right to curtail cruise ships against anticipated lawsuits has “conflicts related to cruise lines.” Joe Jacquot, who...

OPINION: KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP DEBATE NEEDS BOLD LEADERSHIP

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At the Sept. 1  city commission meeting, City Attorney Shawn Smith reported that a prestigious law firm in Tallahassee reversed an earlier decision and declined to represent...

OPINION: SAFER CLEANER SHIPS’ PROJECTIONS ARE UNREALISTIC & DECEPTIVE

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As Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS) seeks to convince the Key West City Commission to adopt SCS’s proposed cruise ship ordinances, which would bar almost all of our...

OPINION: CRUISE SHIP BATTLE MIRRORS THE ‘JUNGLE BOOK’

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Disney’s great production of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” has a parallel in recent Key West politics.  The honeyed words of the Kaa-like spokesman for Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS)...

CRUISE SHIP OPPONENT SAYS COSTLY LAWSUIT IS ‘EXTREMELY UNLIKELY’

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The committee that spearheaded Key West’s cruise ship reductions is downplaying the potential costs of a lawsuit city officials expect from the owners of Pier B if...

CRUISE SHIP OPPONENT SAYS COSTLY LAWSUIT IS ‘EXTREMELY UNLIKELY’

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The committee that spearheaded Key West’s cruise ship reductions is downplaying the potential costs of a lawsuit city officials expect from the owners of Pier B if...

DOUBLE STANDARD? WILL KEY WEST ACCEPT $5M FOR PORT REVENUE WHILE TURNING AWAY CRUISE...

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The state is offering $5 million for lost port revenues, revenues from cruise ships that Key West officials no longer want and are turning away. The money is...

CRUISE SHIPS: IS KEY WEST CRUISIN’ TO A LAWSUIT?

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Key West officials on July 12 echoed the desire of the Committee for Safer Cleaner Ships to apply the voter-approved cruise ship reductions at all three cruise...

KEY WEST OFFICIALS WANT CRUISE SHIPS OUT; CITY ATTORNEY WARNS OF CRIPPLING LAWSUITS

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Key West's city officials want out of their 27-year marriage to cruise ships and to the privately owned Pier B dock. That much was clear from the...
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