Community battles Beach Bay resort

| 24/06/2019 | 108 Comments
Cayman News Service
Beach Bay development, artist’s rendition

(CNS): Beach Bay residents in the area of St James Point are concerned that a proposed development in their quiet residential community is going to be rubber stamped, despite their objections and a lack of transparency around the project. Some of the residents have begun a petition opposing the development and the proposed road changes in the area as they believe all is not what it seems and the resort is of such a scale that it is inappropriate for their community of family homes.

Government first entered into an agreement on the project with the developers, led by American businessman JD Layton, back in 2015. During a press conference at the time, as government signed the deal with the US-based investor, the premier heralded the project as a major benefit for the district. Government gave the developers some $25 million in concessions. as they were extremely keen to see inward investment when the country was still struggling in the aftermath of the global recession.

Shortly after that the government re-zoned the area from residential to hotel and tourism as part of the deal.

In 2016 government held another press conference with the developers, who had by that time become Beach Bay Ltd and had begun clearing an area for a new road. Then in 2017 the NRA revealed a proposed road change for the project, which residents believed would cut off access to the beach for many of the homes in the community. It was also at that point that those living in the community began raising concerns that what they believed was going to be a small boutique hotel at St James Point may well be a much larger project.

The project is now proposed to be a 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel and is expected to be heard by the Central Planning Authority next month. But residents believe that all is not what it seems and they have concerns about the entire development.

Residents claim that they were not properly notified about the zone or road changes or the extent and size of the project, which they say is disproportionate to the actual size of the beachfront for the proposed resort. Residents believe that some of the land being bought by developers is for an overflow car park, staff quarters and other industrial and commercial buildings to support the resort, which will be in the heart of their residential neigbourhood.

One concerned resident in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, told CNS that this was a “classic case of a round peg trying to force itself into a square hole. This size resort cannot be plonked into quiet neighborhoods and a country road… We are not Seven Mile Beach; we are single family occupancy residential area.”

The concerns and fears of people living in the area have been compounded by the fact that the developer, who had originally agreed to meet residents to outline the details of the project, had ceased communication and no meeting has been set. At a recent public meeting MLA Chris Saunders told residents that he would try to set up a meeting with the developer, but residents told CNS that nothing has been arranged.

Given the impact on the community, residents are worried that the developer is already confident that he will get everything he wants because of the deal he struck with government and has no need to engage or attempt to get local residents to support the project in order to steer the development through planning.

According to the deal government signed in 2015, the administration agreed to ensure that the project received planning approval four years before the plans reached the CPA agenda.

The plans are now available at the planning department and some residents have been able to inspect them, though no date has yet been set for it to be heard. The developer is proposing a massive resort, with one ten-storey building and another nine-storey building, alongside a smaller central resort area. The project covers a significant area of Beach Bay, with the resort sprawling across several proposed buildings.

Residents say that all of this will have a massively negative impact on their homes and their way of life, turning their once quiet community into a commercial zone. They believe that both government and the developer have failed to properly outline the extent of the project and that their concerns are being ignored.

See the full original agreement signed by government with Beach Bay developers in 2015 giving them the green light in the CNS Library.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There’s no nearly enough beach for the hotel in the picture. It looks like the artist added some fantasy sand.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, to have the benefits of these large construction projects in any other country would be welcomed without questions. Continue biting the hand and spitting in the face of those who continue to bring good fortune to the Cayman Islands and you will finally get what you want.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    When has this government ever cared about the concerns of the people that they were elected to represent? This has always been a big business controlled government that could never get around to doing the things that are of the highest importance to the people that their were elected to represent.

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    • MM says:

      Every body knows and every body sees what is going on here; money over social substance , a decaying society filled with greed promulgated by asinine economic theories that the more you build, the more money you will have. No care given on the effects of unbridled development and it’s effects on the sparse and unplanned infrastructure , no real plans. You will note that these humongous beings now being talked about are some old some new only in the public eye, the leadership has had them in the approved stage long ago and who knows what has gone on behind those closed doors seances.

      In short Beach Bay residents you have been screwed in and no Phillips screw driver can unscrew you.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    This is all smoke and mirrors and will never happen. Notice how XXXXXX does not want his name mentioned in any article about this project however he is the conductor behind this venture and is the front and centre piece working on this for years. He has been securing all the approvals and permissions and conning the government and the country to waiver fees and customs duties and for Government to provide masses of concessions for greedy men to profit from selling and unloading this project to others after which they walk away with the country’s wealth in concessions when they had no intention of ever developing this project. A huge con of cons of Government and the people of the Cayman Islands by promoters and not developers.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    The threat to turtle nesting should kill this project stone dead.
    But it won’t.
    Because bullshit.
    And corruption.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    “be careful what you wish for, it might just come true” . This phrase is golden.

    You want progress and development? Here it is, delivered to you on a golden proverbial plate. Make sure you don’t choke on it.

    Majority in this country have no slightest concept of what economy is, how it works, and confuse progress and development with self-destruction.

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    • Anonymous says:

      9:50, I am afraid you have absolutely no idea what sustainable development is on a small island. You obviously don’t understand that an island can have a good economy and development without massive hotel developments, $300 million ports and 50 storey buildings.

      Of course, if you are a developer you will not share that view because you are on the gravy train.

      Growth at current rates on Grand Cayman will not be sustainable without lowering the quality of life for everyone who lives here.

      All that glitters is not gold. Afraid we will find out about that too late.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Reading through the comments I see the inevitable although unimaginative charges of NIMBY’ism raised several times. Having attended the public meeting some weeks ago, I came away with the impression that the majority of residents expected some development of the beachfront property, but were shocked by 2 things:

    1) the underhanded way in which government appears deadset on shepherding this project through; and
    2) the scale of the project, which is not simply out of keeping with the neighborhood, but with any development outside of 7 Mile Beach.

    I’m sure that those in government pushing this project will point to the fact that the appropriate obscure notices were published on the inside pages of the Compass, or that notices were sent to all who lived within 300ft of the project. But meeting the strict requirements of the law and making a good faith effort to inform all residents who will be impacted are very different things.

    Something about this development does not smell right.

    The development area was originally zoned low density residential and was changed to hotel and tourism. From enquiries I have made this change of use process is usually very tortuous and can take up to 10 years. This change was achieved in 15 months and also has the useful side effect of reducing the size of the notification area to 300ft.

    Not only was the change of use granted in record time, but the small area was granted separate permission to build to 10 stories. This is the only area outside of the 7-Mile corridor granted this exemption as far as I am aware. Not East End, Rum Point, West Bay or even South Sound – just sleepy old Beach Bay.

    One final comment on government’s involvement. The NRA plans for the Manse Road extension, which have been in existence for years, show a pretty straight road running west to join Beach Bay Road. Yet the road actually build by government and paid for by the public purse takes a big looping path north. Oddly, the actually footprint of the road on the ground matches exactly the route taken by the road in the development plans available now for a project which has not yet even been up for approval. It must be the cynic in me that has trouble accepting this as coincidence.

    As for the scale of the project being inappropriate for the area, maybe a comparison with 7 Mile will be illustrative. On 7 Mile Beach, for 3 stories was the limit until, I believe, the Hyatt was built in the 1980’s, when 5 stories were permitted. Some years later this increased to 7 stories and then more recently 10 stories. The change to the island’s main tourist area was incremental, with each phase related to what had gone before.

    In Beach Bay government is permitting the developer to miss out any incremental stages and leap straight to 10 stories. There in nothing for miles around over 3 stories; if those charging NIMBY’ism cannot see that this is a very legitimate concern, then there is nothing I can write to enlighten them.

    What really burns is that there are rumors of politicians, past and present, having either direct or family interests in the financial success of this project – however that is defined. I have no idea if there is any truth to the rumors but the cynic in me once again is having trouble dismissing the idea. Politicians putting personal gain before the welfare and desires of their voters in Cayman? No, what am I thinking.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you. From someone who lives a bit more than 300 feet from Beach Bay. You nailed it. The pure scale of this thing is immense. And will any of us, including the turtles, be able to use it once this huge project is complete, or like SMB, Rum Point and Star Fish point, will it be swamped with tourists, sun loungers and security guards herding you right up to the waters edge like they do at Kimpton? Seriously, the only places we can go for a quiet day at the beach have been knee-deep in sargassum and plastic for years. The island-wide neglect is appalling.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you, this sums it up. Also, many of the Berry Drive residents were shocked to learn, at the recent meeting, that a sewage works will be built directly behind some of the homes. I bought my property over 20 years ago because it was low density residential. Because the beach was a short distance away and my family had access to the beach whenever they wanted. I hoped to live in peace and quiet. Having fought a local landowner for several years, with other residents, and managing to (almost) stop the illegal quarrying in this area, we hoped to be able to live in peace. The re-zoning was done in a very sneaky underhand manner, with no publicity at all. Many of us were unaware that this had been done. Beach Bay is going to be stripped of all the banana orchids and other rare plants. The habitat for the many parrots, woodpeckers, rare bats, etc. will be destroyed. This government is a disgrace. They have gone back on their word/policies in many matters. They do not care about the people or the environment. Once the environment is gone, its gone. Other countries are working hard to protect theirs and to recycle. Our recycling is a joke. Its pathetic. Even those who are employed are struggling because the labour law is pathetic. There are many people struggling to make ends meet because of the cost of living. The cost of food, electricity, telephone, gas, etc. is ridiculous, not to mention health insurance which in many cases is higher than the mortgage. Yet they pat themselves on the back and claim there is no unemployment and the economy is booming. It may well be – but only for the same chosen few. They have no idea, and do not care, how some of their people are suffering and before anyone starts on Caymanians are lazy. Yes, some are, just as some from every nation are lazy, but many of the unemployed are honest, hardworking people, who have worked all their lives, been made redundant and are unable to get another job because they are “over qualified”. People are getting tired of development, crowds in the supermarket, traffic, etc. This is not Cayman anymore. I don’t know who the development is for but it certainly is not for the majority of Caymanians. The whole plot stinks of corruption and backhanders. However, this Government should remember that the same people they are lying to, cheating and abusing, can and will remove them at the next election.

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        remove them to what end my friend? Caymanians will only re-elect them after 4 years when they get fed up of the government they voted in 4 years ago which was the same set of people they were fed up with the previous 4 years ago, which was………you get it.

  8. Green Hornets Resistance says:

    Do you all remember the Ppm’s mission statement Good Gowernace Transparency and sustainable development now they are destroying all the environment mangroves ,Trees and whatever gets in their way. Now led by babushka we no longer have beaches an our population is totally out of control as is traffic on our roads . it’s time to carry out the very finally right as Caymanians stop voting for these pieces of $#!% every 4 years Reduce this population now! who are eroding everything including our rights stop listening to their financial threat drivel when our environment is destroyed their will be no financial system to fix it ! Time to act is now Cayman!

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  9. Beach Bay Bird watcher says:

    The pay off has been collected this is going forward now comes the ripoff and the Beach bay quarry gang realizing$$$$$$ their hole in the ground Mann this place is a mess the last growth forest outside of Frank Sound will now be decimated the reefs degraded by bleaching and sewage this island is F$&@#% yo!!!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Only a few months ago ‘residents’ were complaining about the lack of development in the eastern districts… make your minds up!

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    • Anonymous says:

      When the hell did Beach Bay become an Eastern district?

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      • Anonymous says:

        There is only one East End. We are in what is commonly referred to as the Eastern districts. The reference I believe is more geographical and likely stems from the fact that we all use the one road to the East coming out of GT. Hope this helps.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Next thing that you will likely say is that North Side is a northern district.

        It truly takes all kinds….

        Get this:

        the 3 districts that are east of the George Town district are commonly referred to as the “eastern districts”.

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  11. As I See It says:

    But wait . . Alden and Kurt like they’re numbers guys. They playing with our money like its Monopoly or something. No sah!
    I hope the voters see why we don’t have Standards for Public Life law, and why Alden couldn’t darken the door of the anti-corruption conference two weeks ago.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Me greedy? Nah, It’s always the other person that’s greedy.

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    • bobo says:

      What you are talking about? Caymanians want employment and when the Government gets a high quality project to give employment they complain that they did not know because government only did a press release four years ago. How much notice do they need? Why did they not object when the land was being re-zoned. It too late now bobo.

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      • Anonymous says:

        As with all of the other developments, its not likely that Caymanians are going to be employed when they are building staff accommodation. That will not be for locals.

      • Anonymous says:

        Bobo, Have you ever noticed how few Caymanians are interested in working at the big hotels such as Kimpton, Ritz, Marriott? You are fooling yourself if you think many Caymanians will want to work at the Mandarin.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Finally some development for BT!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Of those that routinely complain, I wonder how many of them have profited directly or indirectly from developement. I’m guessing it’s right around 100%. Of those complainers who have benefited directly or indirectly from developement, I wonder how many owe everything they have to development. I’m guessing it’s right around 100%….give or take.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Im sure you are an intelligent person but that is one dumb comment. You have benefited from the genocide of Native Americans. Does that make you a murderer?

      You can’t fault people for simply being born into a misguided, off-track society that is led by the blind, And it’s pathetic to criticize them for simply speaking up and calling for a more sensible path forward. What is your solution for the rapid destruction of Cayman’s environment and global biodiversity? Go buy another Earth at the supermarket? Order another Grand Cayman on Amazon?

      #lame

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      • Anonymous says:

        Lame to compare Caymanians to Native Americans. The vadt majority of Caymanians are solidly middle class.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Um, you totally missed the point of the reference. But thanks for playing along.

          #lame

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        • Caymanite says:

          Used to be years ago. Middle class shrinking every day. All we import is the poor & illiterate, those who become rich because they’re the right colour & the rich. Loss of the Middle class destroys every country and we are well on our way.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks for the analogy, but I draw no parallels between a hotel being built and genocide or anything remotely close to it. I don’t think anyone is proposing anything different here than another project that brings in tourists and revenue. You can draw ridiculous parallels all you want but until someone invents a new way to give our youth and our not yet “set for life” population a means to retire one day without having to resort to becoming parasites to our kids or the community at large then your analogies can be summed up to simple hyperbole and nothing more.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh, I get it. benefits enjoyed by the builders, suppliers, employees and gov coffers that will be contributed to for decades through a variety of ways are the same thing as, oh I don’t know, the benefits enjoyed by a drug dealer selling crack. Right?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Don;t worry this can’t be built as t lies wiithin the footprint of the Dart Mega Tower that will be built n West Bay.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    I have nothing against wealthy people/corporations or their investments here, but WHY do we always give them concessions that allow them to unfairly compete against already established businesses? We don’t NEED these new developments; they are fortunate to be able to do business here!

    Every time we give concessions to a new business/development, we damage those already existing.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    not sure what the story or objection is….
    let the planning process run its course…

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  17. Anonymous says:

    you know this is pure nimbyism when they are struggling to find a reason to object to this….

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    • Anonymous says:

      6:44, Just wait until Dart decides to build a 50 storey building next to where you live.

      Guarantee you will rapidly become a nimby too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Losing the name Beach Bay Road is the same as losing your identity. Building a Hotel / Resort to fit into the community is one thing, turning it into another Seven Mile with little Beach is another. Putting plans before CPA to be fairly looked at and decided upon is one thing, having it already approved before it has been agreed is another. Don’t the Residents of beach Bay have any say in this ? Nope, we just have to put up and shut up. They now own land right behind our fence, its not sea view. Cooling towers and truck turning bay and sewage and staff car park Sea Spray, so we now on waiting list for the delights of Phase Two.So pick a reason

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Draw-bridge people are the biggest complainers. Development is necessary to fuel the machinery of this economy. This mindset that has been sold to you, that we can “control development” has a drawback. We can control it, but doing so has some consequences. Are we ready for a contraction in our economy??!!! Who is willing to suffer the consequences of a slowing economy???

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, you are so smart. I agree, we should layer Grand Cayman over once or twice in concrete, rip up every mangrove tree, and choke every last bit of living coral. I’m sure those tourists will keep coming no matter what. DOT can market Cayman as a prime destination for concrete lovers and nature haters. Yay, no economic contraction!

      Seriously, if people like you think at all about the natural environment, what do you imagine it is? Just a nuisance in the way? A cute sideshow with no relevance to us? Just a thing for treehuggers to waste their time on? Seriously, do you really not understand that food, water and breathable air come from ecosystems? Do you think the food you eat and water you drink every day are just magically made in a factory somewhere and shipped to Cayman?

      If you have any sense and really do care about Cayman’s economy then read about the many historical cases of societies squandering and poisoning their natural environments while chasing short-term profits only to suffer catastrophic problems later.

      #lame

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      • Anonymous says:

        Please stop drinking the koolaid. Grand Cayman is less than 20% developed. This is not going to tear down the last tree on the island

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        • Anonymous says:

          Mate I think you are mixing your own Kool-Aid with hallucinogens. How much of the island that CAN be developed has been developed? You need to deduct wetlands, mangroves, protected sites and other inhabitable areas into the picture before you come up with a percentage.

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          • Anonymous says:

            12:23pm young lady stay off the weed, off your keyboard, or better yet, both.

            Better yet, leave your air conditioned palace and walk through the bush that is Grand Cayman.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Eastern districts are largely habitable.

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    • Anonymous says:

      6:17, There will be no contraction in the economy if 10 storey buildings are built rather than 50 storey buildings.

      Have you comprehended yet that we live on a dinky island?

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    • Anonymous says:

      6:17 do you even know what you are talking about? Or like a parrot memorized few sentences that have no meaning?

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    • Anonymous says:

      6:17, You ever heard of sustainable development?

  19. Anonymous says:

    These developers are dumb, Dart is dumb, all these people with money are dumb. Big dumb stupid idiots spending all this money only to see it all go under water. How did these people get so dumb?

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    • Anonymous says:

      yeah right. you so smart.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you think this project is being done for cash you need to think again. These big dumb companies are going to come in, borrow a lot of money from either PE firms or banks, probably onshore, get it up and running and then sell it with 5-10 years at a massive profit. They are far from dumb, they will be in and out wthin a very short time.

  20. Anonymous says:

    NIMBY

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Pointless to object to this. Like all other major developments, Government (Planning Dept.) will approve it just for the fees they earn. Greed!

    I wish I had somewhere to run to but I born ya!

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    • Anonymous says:

      They aren’t getting any fees because this has an exemption. What you mean to say is the CPA will approve so their private businesses can profit.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    This beautiful country is going to become one big parking lot. So sad. I feel for the future generations of Caymanians that will be brought up in an affordable concrete jungle.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Please beware and stay WOKE!

    We are running out of oil in 53 years! : https://www.business-standard.com/article/punditry/how-long-will-fossil-fuels-last-115092201397_1.html

    We are running out of grain and foor for everyone: https://www.thestreet.com/story/12227483/1/earth-may-already-be-running-out-of-grain.html
    We are running out of water: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jun/18/are-we-running-out-of-water

    We are running out of oxygen: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.natureworldnews.com/amp/articles/29162/20160925/are-we-running-out-of-oxygen-scientists-found-baffling-drop-in-earths-athmospheric-oxygen-level.htm

    We are running out of Co2! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/02/co2-supply-issues-may-trigger-meat-shortage-processing-industry-warns

    We are running out of breathable air: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/03/climate-change-oxygen-ocean/

    We are running out of trees: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/yale-study-of-trees-on-earth-2015-9

    We are running out of minerals and stones: https://www.mining-technology.com/features/featuremined-into-extinction-is-the-world-running-out-of-critical-minerals-5776166/

    We are EVEN running out of Sand!: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/could-we-run-out-of-sand/a-41559422

    We are running out of clouds?! https://truthout.org/articles/if-emissions-arent-curbed-clouds-may-disappear/

    WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF PEOPLE!! https://www.wired.com/story/the-world-might-actually-run-out-of-people/

    the answer is clear, we need to move to Mars: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11318320/UK-scientists-plan-to-grow-lettuce-on-Mars.html

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  24. bb smith says:

    who is the local architect on this?

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  25. Johnny Rotten says:

    The flood gates are open for all developers to lay waste to this once called “Emerald Isle”. This trend is not going to stop until the island is taken back by the rising seas. Doesn’t matter what politicians are in power, so long as there’s money greasing palms they’ll be bending over backwards to get it while they can. Sadly it’s not about the people anymore, it’s all about the 💰.
    The youth out there, at least the ones that haven’t yet been jaded by the pro-development BS our government is spewing might just have a chance to stop or reverse this trend and preserve the the real green that remains.

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  26. Save our environment says:

    Looking at the size of the property I personally would be very worried about the turtle nesting in this area, which over the years I have been down at night to watch them hatch.
    I’m sure the property owners can’t guarantee that their tourist won’t walk in the areas that these turtles hatch and prevent turtles from laying their eggs.
    I hope our politicians listen to the Doe on this matter and this project is denied Oh wait how nieve I am, when did the current government care about our environment

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    • Anonymous says:

      They will probably slap concrete, pool and sunbeds, not forgetting bright lights all over the entire area which will likely be the end of turtle nesting on the beach.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so unpredictable people would object to this

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  28. Anonymous says:

    It wont matter what petitions you sign on this island. Nothing will stop they greed. Looking forward to seeing this place underwater in 20 years due to global warming anyways. They just trying to cash out before the island is uninhabitable…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Developers totally rule in Cayman.

      South Miami Beach Caribbean here we come.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If you want to see the greed of government read the concession agreement as published elsewhere.

        CNS:
        The agreement is in the CNS Library. Just follow the link at the end of this article.

        You don’t need a legal or accounting agreement to see that Government signed a shi**y deal.

        XXXX – no where is that deal in the best interest of the community or Cayman for that matter.

        Yet another beach front that will be inaccessible to Caymanians.

        But guess what fellow Caymanians, those are the people we voted for. I find it interesting that person criticised the most for his Jamaican accent and skin colour is the one fighting the hardest for residents!

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      • Anonymous says:

        The only thing in recent memory that gave them pause and stopped them in their tracks was the humongous protest at the Lovers Wall in East End when that developer was planning on cutting through the iron shore to make a Harbour. We went out in droves from all over the island and they had no choice but to drop it. MLA Saunders are you up to the challenge? I am sure MLA McLean can help you get it going? I still have my special T-shirt!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, maybe you should leave the island now and head for high lands just to be safe.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Great idea. Guess you don’t give a damn about the lowering of the quality of life on this island. A high quality of life is simply not sustainable at current rates of development.

        Fix the dump now.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If I leave it will be because it has gotten too crowded for me. I don’t like it when it gets too crowded to get around. It just keeps getting worse.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You whiners are making me sick – this is development that our country needs so shut up. As Honorable Kirkconnell stated we can not run this country with all you whining tree huggers complaining all the time. We need all these projects and more, be very grateful that these people want to spend there money here. Look at all the jobs these projects will bring. CHEC will handle all these major projects and at a low cost for the developers. Praise our leaders!

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      • Anonymous says:

        There is no one in the Unity Government with the intelligence nor the perspective to see the difference between the forest and the trees. They do not care about the fabric and the soul of The Cayman Islands. They think the more cement the better. They do not care about the aesthetics nor the environment. They will not stop until they completely destroy our homeland and leave it unrecognizable. I hope a big water spout comes along and take them all to mars for a few years. We really need a break from these greedy people.

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      • Anonymous says:

        1:10, You must be feeding at the developers trough.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’ve been to Cayman many times and I’ve spent a good amount of money. But I won’t be back. This kind of thing isn’t what brings people to the island. It drives people away. I dont come to the Caribbean to see all the same things I see in the city. I come for the nature, the water, the wildlife. This is very sad for Cayman.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I see what you did there. Don’t try to align your views with Moses. You are the CHEC troll, and we recognise you.

        Be gone, foul creature.

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    • Anonymous says:

      With the lack of a garbage disposal infrastructure and the poor road transportation infrastructure, as well as no buses or any type of rapid transit, the island will be uninhabitable in 10 years. The quality of life will drop dramatically.

      Wake up people of Cayman. We don’t need to be the Dubai of the Caribbean.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Or Miami. They come here to get away from that to a quaint Caribbean island, not to see more of the same.

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        • Anonymous says:

          But the Premier seems fixated on building 50 storey buildings like in Dubai. Do we really want to have the largest / biggest / highest buildings in the Caribbean at Camana Bay?

          Why can reasonable people not be satisfied with 10 storey buildings on Grand Cayman?

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