Post Tagged with: "Port of Sydney Development Corporation"

Berthers, Unite!

Berthers, Unite!

January 11, 2017 at 12:06 pm

The Port of Sydney Development Corporation (PSDC) REALLY wants you to turn out on Saturday to stamp your little feet and demand the federal government come through with its share of the funding for our $20 million second cruise berth (which, this week, we’re talking about solely in terms ofRead More

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke

Mayor Cecil Clarke 1: Governance 0

December 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rules of international business lately—much of it from a career politician who has never worked in the private sector. Do you know what’s big in the world of international business since Enron? Madoff? The 2008 financial crisis? Governance. I’ll let those anti-development, bleedingRead More

Greenfield site or Novaporte, if you prefer.

Port of Sydney: Couldn’t You Just Have Sent a Press Release?

December 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Ports America (or as I predict it will be known in Cape Breton, based on what I’ve heard, read and said myself, “Ports of America”) is the real deal. It’s an actual terminal operator running ports all along the eastern seaboard of the United States, across the Gulf of MexicoRead More

ILA’s Gillis: ‘We Got One Wicked Kick at the Can’

ILA’s Gillis: ‘We Got One Wicked Kick at the Can’

December 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm

“This is really big news for the CBRM, buddy.” Peter Gillis, president of Local 1259 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, is unequivocal in his response to Monday’s announcement that terminal operator Ports America would be involved in the promotion, development and ultimately management of the Novaporte container terminal in theRead More

Civic Centre, CBRM

Port Financials, CAO Travels & the CBRM’s Shopping List

November 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

This week I checked the Nova Scotia Tender Notices website and discovered the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is in the market for a number of things, including external auditors. The lucky winners will get to audit the CBRM, the CBRM Water Utility and — what fun! — the PortRead More

Cruise Update: The Only Numbers We Have

Cruise Update: The Only Numbers We Have

November 23, 2016 at 9:06 am

The numbers connected to our cruise industry are as slippery as a quarterdeck in a Nor’easter (okay, I promise, no more nautical similes). It starts as the season opens and the Port of Sydney trumpets (in the Cape Breton Post, which has never met an economic impact number it didn’tRead More

We Need To Talk About the Cruise Industry

We Need To Talk About the Cruise Industry

October 26, 2016 at 11:10 am

I’ll say it again: we need to talk about the cruise industry. We need to talk about its actual impact on our local economy, its environmental impact on our coastal waters,  its questionable labor practices and its crime problem. And we have to do it right now, before we pumpRead More

About That Second Berth…

About That Second Berth…

October 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

My first reaction to the 2014 Sydney Cruise Market Assessment Report was: why are we talking about spending $20 million on a second berth and not talking about our ground transportation problem? (My second reaction was—how do people who cannot actually write get into the report-writing business? Why would youRead More

Civic Centre, CBRM

Transparency Has A Price In CBRM: It’s $42,804.50

October 12, 2016 at 7:41 am

Last March, a CBRM citizen decided he (or she, I’m not sure, so I’m just going to refer to him/her as “The Citizen”) wanted to know more about the expenses of Mayor Cecil Clarke, Port CEO Marlene Usher, CBRM Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt, the mayor’s executive assistant Mark BettensRead More

Artist's rendition of second cruise berth.

Did Port CEO Marlene Usher ‘Leave the Politics at Home?’

September 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Port of Sydney Development Corporation CEO Marlene Usher began her “port update” to the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday by assuring the roughly 85 people in attendance that the timing of the talk — smack in the middle of a municipal election campaign — was “purely byRead More