BT dock open for bids before its impact made public

| 08/08/2019 | 17 Comments
Cayman News Service
Coewood Beach dock plan

(CNS): The planning ministry is seeking bidders to construct a 94ft dock at Coewood Beach in Bodden Town, though the findings of the coastal works application have not yet been released. The Public Works Department will be managing the project and general contractors are being asked to submit proposals to build the pier and a timber trellis by 23 August. According to the details on the government’s tender portal, the seabed in the location presents some geological challenges.

It is also an area with a considerable amount of seagrass, but so far the details of the marine ecology in the area have not been released as the coastal works application is still with Cabinet awaiting approval.

While the open tender suggests that government is going to grant the application to itself, the public remains in the dark about the potential environmental damage it could present.

The Department of the Environment confirmed that it provided its assessment on the application to the ministry on 31 July, but it cannot comment on its evaluation until it is certain that the environment minister is aware of the findings.

The other six Cabinet members who will make the final decision have also to see and approve the application before the project can go ahead.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    This will only serve to make Coe Wood Beach great again!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    “NO” to the chicken farm that would’ve fed you in case of a man made or natural disaster, and yes to everything that destroys natural environment.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder what the views of the Hon Dumbwayne Seymour are on this project. He seems to be behind the building of a totally unnecessary building on the same beach, a building which replaces totally unnecessary and unused buildings on the same spot that Charles Clifford put up. Our politicians are really wurtless.

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  4. Island Girl says:

    Not going to happen!

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  5. robert says:

    Who do these elected officials really think they are. Not a single one of them have ever used this area, and thank God for the after effects of Ivan as he was kind enough to refill the disastrous cavity that had been formed after a previous short sighted group dug through the reef to form a channel there , where mother nature had not intended . I wonder if they have inspected or even taken a short walk along the beach to east of this and observe , what is occurring due to rising sea-levels….
    Who will use this the same handful of short sighted individuals.
    Cayman people if you all dont wake up from your slumber in 2021 then it may well be too late. Why is GREED and Corruption have to be at the forefront of everything,.

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    • Anonymous says:

      For practical “business purposes”, it will be so much easier to offload the drugs, guns, ammo, and fugitives and wheel them quietly down the pier into the idling trucks, than up the steeper and looser beachfront on Manse Road, with only one street exit. It seems some MLAs need to pander to their core voter base if they want to be re-elected. Bodden Town is still the capital for some tings.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    They’re all the fooking same! Disgusting! But yes, we continue to elect them!! What does that say about us?!

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    • Anonymous says:

      It says that the pool of electable people is extremely small. Just look who is “leading” your country now. Some of them would not have gotten an entry level job in the real world. Here, they are Ministers. The mafia wants to keep it this way, so they deliberately neglect education. They don’t even want vocational training, for they would lose their “unemployment” card. It is easy to manipulate uneducated and unemployed people.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Corruption and greed. Destroying the environment for the sake of furthering the wealth of a select group.

    I wish fellow Caymanians would pull their heads out of the sand and realize that this government does not have their best interests at heart. Just those in the right circles.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    These are the people we elect. Now take what ya get.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again, back door dealings with no regard to regulations it’s supposed to uphold. they want more tourist but continue this crusade of wanton destruction of what made us famous. These fookers need to go.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again. God forbid the misfortunate Caymanian taking lobster out of season that will get the long arm of the law however, it is acceptable to destroy the very environment we get our food from. One word.
    D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    If a private individual want to build this dock, the CW would most likely be granted based on other docks in the same area. Check out the White House dock if you want to complain about something. I know it must be entertaining for CNS to constantly bash CIG on any and all projects, but as a recent dock builder, I can say the CW process is fair and reasonable and fortunately docks aren’t being prohibited on the basis of turtle grass alone.

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