Dart presses on with case against Britannia owners

| 24/06/2021 | 156 Comments

(CNS): Dart officials have confirmed plans to press ahead with the case challenging their obligation to provide beach access and other amenities to the owners of the Britannia resort, which the group acquired when it bought all of the properties associated with the former Hyatt Hotel. The islands’ largest property owner is going to appeal a court ruling earlier this month, which found that Dart is legally bound to provide Britannia residents access rights, as it says the ruling leaves “considerable uncertainties about the future use of the land”.

Dart is focused on the position the judge took regarding the failure of the Land Registrar to ever register the rights as easements as they should have been. This means that, even when process and procedure are not followed, the court is willing to assume what the intent of the parties were many decades earlier.

Dart is also concerned about the current situation with the golf course, which is no longer a serviceable course after the developer pulled up the turf to use elsewhere in the group’s ever-growing property portfolio.

“The Britannia owners’ rights to play golf and use beach facilities is a complex legal matter that predates Dart’s 2016 acquisition of the property,said Jackie Doak, President of Business Development at Dart. “The issue is how the rights were registered when the resort was developed decades ago. Dart and the Britannia owners invested two years in discussions with a view to reach an amicable agreement in relation to the rights. Unfortunately, the discussions were unsuccessful. As a result, Dart’s only option to seek clarification as to the rights was to apply to the Cayman court.”

Doak said that the 184-page judgment illustrates the complexity of the situation Dart inherited, but it appears that the group does not accept that the ruling settles the issues. 

“The judgment provides some clarity, confirming that Dart is not obliged to maintain or operate the land as a golf course. However, it also creates a scenario where Britannia owners can only use the land for the purpose of playing golf, while also having to pay to maintain the course. Should the Britannia owners not wish to incur the significant costs of running a golf course, this could create a stalemate for both parties,” Doak said.

The uncertainty in the judgment as to the use of the land has led to Dart filing the Notice of Appeal, she said, adding, “We will continue communications with Britannia owners to establish the fees for use of beach facilities and will seek their confirmation if they wish to maintain the land as a golf course.”

However, the issue regarding the registration of rights has implications for a much wider public interest case that continues to move through the courts, behind closed doors, relating to the loss of several public beach access rights along the West Bay Road on Dart land as a result of decisions by the Central Planning Authority.

This is being challenged by a group of West Bay women, who continue to battle the broad threats to beach access because of alleged failings by the registrar to properly register access rights and successive government’s failure to enforce the law. The women are also battling to secure legal aid to fund the fight, as the courts have found that it is not in the public interest, despite the obvious implications. 

This also comes as Dart is hoping to close around 16 more beach access points as part of a proposed Planned Area Development and another ‘new town’ project located near the Kimpton on land astride the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between Salt Creek, Yacht Club, Vista Del Mar and Governor’s Harbour. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Games by Jackie Doak and Ken Dart and Mark Vandeveld continue as this case will drag on for another 3-4 years until it reaches the Privy Council for Jackie Doak to receive her final clarity in this case. Because of Jackie Doak and Mark Vandeveld who allow this to continue and and continue to cost Ken Dart and all the residents of Britannia millions of dollars of wasted money that could have gone to the needy or invested into the golf course in the first place. What Ken Dart does not understand is that those two employees have trashed his name and given Dart an enormous amount of negative and damaging publicity which will remain in the public domain and on the Web forever more. What is truly reckless and really dumb is to “Bite the Hand that Feeds You” by taking the CI Government and the Land & Survey Department of Government to court in this case as the 1st Defendant in the case. How stupid are these three people for they have now turned and alienated not just Britannia but the CI Government and the entire country against them for their ruthless arrogance to think they can get what ever they want, including changing our British Based Lands and titles laws and stealing 16 Seven Mile Beach historical rights of way accesses to our beach in their efforts to stop the Cayman Public from enjoying the beach. Its time to stop this greed and send a message to these three at Dart to consider community, our culture and listen to the people rather than continuing this reckless selfishness.

    • Anonymous says:

      What is ironic, is the the cost overruns in developing the Kimpton which came in 100s of millions over budget could have supported a unique and challenging Jack Nickolas golf course for over , now wait for this!!! 100+ years. this shows you the scale of the waste, however they cannot maintain their own landscape on roundabouts and median strips, and cannot even mow the grass on the Britannia golf course more than 3 times a year letting some weeds grow to 5ft tall. Oh!!!! the games Jackie Doak and Mark Vandeveld play. Shameful, disgraceful and so unprofessional, childish games and absolutely NO clue about conducting any business. Their games will continue in their quest to rape, steal and pillage Cayman leaving nothing for Caymanians, not even public accesses to their beach.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The judgment is clear on the failure of the land registrar to register the accesses. All along the CCG said she had a duty to do so. The judgment should be a lesson for her. She must now register the 500 affidavits as the judge sited she was wrong in fact and law.
    She has gotten off too easy for not registering the claims.the attorney had not a clue on the advise that was provided.they both need to be removed from office on the failure to deal with such claims. Let’s wait to see how long it will it take to get the registration done. If not we the people must take an action under the penal code for their failure.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You seen nothing yet, bye bye 7M public beach. Guess who will be claiming it after all the beach R of Ways have been successfully claimed. Remember the yellow sand and kiosk, step’s 1 & 2. Hope I am wrong but doubt it, have New Caymanians working for hum.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is Bahamas but could be here real soon…People are fed up..


    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      I truly hate to say this, but I don’t think the majority of us have the stones to actually protest the inequities pressed upon us. We are all too busy just trying to survive, and meanwhile the government of the day gives concessions to wealthy foreign developers to put up yet another mega “boutique” hotel, dangling promises of local employment and trickle down benefit. It’s all bullshit.

      Trickle down never gets there, does it? We have foreign labor that gets wealthy here, and foreign investors that bloat on their investment. Mr. Dart has done very well here, having crafted his own little fiefdom. I have nothing against him, other than he symbolises the sellout of our own government.

  5. Anonymous says:

    People that have sense left should start buying properties on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac before Dart buys anymore.

    If not, I am much afraid your children and the generations thereafter will never ever own any property in these islands. Ever!

    • Anonymous says:

      You little country has been sold by Caymanians to foreigners, get over it

      • Anonymous says:

        They want it back. But they want to keep the money.

        • Anonymous says:

          Cayman’s economy has grown rapidly and still continues to grow. The population has doubled within last 30 years and Caymanians are now outnumbered in their own homeland. How dare those selfish Caymanians want a piece of the pie?

      • Anonymous says:

        True. I used to be very patriotic until I realized this fact.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry DART owns most of Little Cayman already and he and Schilling own the majority of Cayman Brac. Go to Land registry and check it out if you think I’m lying.

      There are some people here on Cayman Brac selling their land for little and nothing and don’t understand they are never going to get it back and there will be nothing left to pass on to their Caymanian children. DART and Schilling will not sell it back to them and even if they do will be at heavily inflated prices that other rich foreigners will be the only ones able to afford them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Little C is about 2 inches above sea level… not convinced that’s a great investment.

      • Anonymous says:

        Most of Grand Cayman was swampland..What’s your point?

        Absolute rubbish about 2 inches above sea level.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      It’s too late. I agree with your ideas, but it’s too late. Our children and grandchildren will be renters.

  6. Anonymous says:

    una na see nothing yet…keep selling to dart……guy buying the country and nobody knows wa he looks like???? hey MLA’s…it calked anti-trust laws…ok!!! USA has um as they …..for the very reason atated above…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for Dart!

    • Anonymous says:

      God is a figment of your imagination.

      • Anonymous says:

        and DART is a figment of yours…

        Have you ever wondered where the bottomless pit of money keeps coming from? Is it in any Cayman Bank? Is it coming from overseas and if so how does the Government track the flow? Do you have any idea how many companies DART has set up to buy Cayman land? Why does he need so many companies? What is he trying to hide? Why does he own his own Dart Real Estate company yet have another franchised Christie’s Real Estate dba Provenance Properties? Why does DART or any of these other major developers need concessions to build but the average Caymanian is never afforded any?

        Have you ever seen DART?

        Things that make you go hmmmm…

        I would believe in God before I believe in DART.

    • Anonymous says:

      We will continue the fight until we legally CRUSH the Britannia people.

      You will never win a legal war of attrition Britannia owners. Get that through your heads.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no God……and I wish there were no Dart.

      • Anonymous says:

        You wil remember these words very well. There is a GOD.He was very unselfish because he did’nt think twice about making an asshole like you

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re calling someone an asshole for not believing in something that has no scientific evidence? The irony. Would be nice if Christians were actually Christ-like.

          • Anonymous says:

            Sad but true. I really dislike (my term is tempered on purpose), those who hide behind religion and freely express “un-ethical/un-moral” opinions.

            I try hard to be ethical and moral, and have no need for a specific ‘building’ (chuch, synagogue, mosque) or exhaulted person to educate me on basic kindness.

            I am saddened at the high percentage of Caymanians who hide behind their spiritual beliefs to display im-morality.

          • Anonymous says:

            There is no scientific evidence that your car will start tomorrow, but you probably have faith that it will. Faith is believing without evidence. You do it subconsciously every day. You choose not to have faith in God, but do not condemn those that do. If you do not believe in Christ why are you concerned about Christians being ‘Christ like’? Mankind is weak, Christ is the redeemer. People who attempt to be Christ like will always fail.

            • Anonymous says:

              Lol wtf.

            • Seh Tahn says:

              “There is no scientific evidence that your car will start tomorrow, but you probably have faith that it will.” There really is a mountain of scientific evidence and tangible observed factual evidence to support my knowledge that it is overwhelmingly like my car will start tomorrow.

              You, however have nothing to base you life choices on other than an irrational belief in a fictional construct. If you choose to live your life based on a fiction, fine, but when you try to force others to live according to your beliefs then that is I start to have a problem.

              PS The car example may well win you the “worst logical point made on CNS this month” award.

      • Dart Vader says:

        You do not know the power of the Dart side.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why doesn’t Government just tell Mr. Dart to go away! Go somewhere else and inflict his disregard for local communities on some other planet!

    He could join Mr. Besos in going to space on a one way ticket! There he would have a whole new universe to contaminate!

    • Anonymous says:

      CIG needs to do what Belize did and run him out of their country. He was trying the same foolishness over there and they got rid of him, as they should! Cayman needs to WAKE UP and stop allowing this man all of the leeway he has. Period.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yess, this comment is everything. The people of these islands need to get it together and put a stop to this. I mean look at what you find on the internet when you research any of this.

        “Two decades after Ken Dart renounced his U.S. citizenship and took his tax attorney with him to the Caribbean, the billionaire bond investor and local kingpin is reinventing himself as the Cayman Islands’ biggest real estate owner.”

        Cayman should be ashamed.

        • Anonymous says:

          You people, and I do mean ALL of you people, are so consumed and impressed with wealth. (just take a look at the knobs that shop and live at CayBay. And also know that there are many Caymanians that refuse to go there, me included)
          Dart came a few years after me and laid low for a bit. Once he made his presence known to the “elite” of the island he began his journey into the pockets of those that could help him facilitate his plan to take over. It must have been laughable to him, and I mean genuinely giddy with delight, to see the eager greed in our trusted WB MLA. I would have loved to be a fly on that wall.
          Anyway, cut to 30 years later and it is beyond too late.
          Frank Shilling is your only hope at this point.
          But seriously, all those Caymanians (and I know several of them) that sold Ken their businesses and their land are really the ones to blame.

          • Bo Diddley says:

            They sold their land because they were greedy. Dart bought it because he is also greedy and has enough cash to buy property AND people……. including politicians.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you think Frank Schilling is Cayman’s only hope, you are hopelessly delusional.

            • Anonymous says:

              Ah yes, the nice man who wants to cut a large chunk out of Cayman Brac.

            • Anonymous says:

              Funny that THAT is all you got out of the post…
              Frank is Dart’s only competition for buying land.
              That was what I got out of it. (Besides all the other tidbits of importance!!)

              • Anonymous says:

                Frank is NOT the saviour of Caymanians. Pinning your hopes on him is a fool’s errand.

                • Anonymous says:

                  Nowhere did anyone state that Frank was the saviour (sic) or Caymanians.

                  So there’s your errand, fool.

        • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

          We have Mac to thank for that. I hope that has earned Mac a special place in hell for having sold out his own people.

      • Anonymous says:

        And take his senior spokesperson with him…

    • Anonymous says:

      It is so sad that when you google who owns most of the Cayman Islands, Google will tell you “Kenneth Dart”. Smh, it is disgusting that our previous Governments allowed this to happen. It is also horrific that people are selling to him, both local and foreign. Let us not kid ourselves, it is not just Caymanians who own property here. For the almighty dollar people are willing to sell their souls, disgraceful.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am amazed at the total lack of comprehension expressed in this and other posts.

        I also wish Cayman was what I fell in love with at the original Royal Palms, and had Don Foster in his beat-up blue dive suit actually leading dives, which started from a pontoon boat arriving at the beach for your pick-up.

        BUT, investors invest for perfectly reasonable reasons – to make a profit. This is not im-moral! Saying people are ‘selling their souls” and being disgraceful simply is ignorance.

        Sorry to through some logic and tough-love on the issue, but ignorance is rampant.

        Change the laws to limit land ownership – fine, I’ll support that. But to ignore the reality of economics is just plain ignorant.

      • Anonymous says:

        I googled “Who is America’s savior” and a photo of Donald Trump came up.

    • Anonymous says:

      Take note here. Dart has already tried this on in several other places, namely Bahamas, and they were not interested. For some weird reason, the politicians pockets he was trying to climb into did not play ball. Told him to skedaddle!

      It is Mac squarely to blame for the MESS you people have allowed to take place.
      Anyone that knows me know I have been bleating about him since he purchased and remodeled (twice!!) the West Indian Club. He took away a most regal property that all of you newbies will never know about. Wish I had thought at the time to take a photo of that regal entrance lined with royal palms…

      And THAT is the real reason for the tunnel that wE’rE gOinG To bUiLD a hOtEl on toP! Sure you are… AFTER you have taken the best of SMB and removed access to it except for in from of hotels and condos that do NOT want you on their beach.
      Hide and watch folks.
      If they ever do build something on top of that gawdawful unsightly ridiculous tunnel, it won’t be a 4 seasons hotel with a direct view down to his property. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Right.

      And while I’m at it… That Turkish monstrosity? Mac getting a casino set up until he got boosted from being an MLA. Hahahahahaha!

    • Anonymous says:

      How very Christian of you.. 4.37

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Ask Argentina, Greece or Belize. You have to pay to get Mr. Dart out. He is well entrenched here, and I think it is realistic to suppose that he is here to stay… … and his minions and offspring and tentacular companies.

      I don’t imagine that Mr. Dart is upset about comments such as mine. In his view, they are an acknowledgement of power.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a dick.

  10. Anonymous says:

    So Jackie’s gonna charge Britannia owners about $10k each annually to use a dirty beach chair…great victory for. Britannia!!

    • Anonymous says:

      You realise CIG was also a party to the litigation? If you think it’s so funny that Britania will lose beach access just wait till the PAD north of Kimpton gets pushed through.

    • Anonymous says:

      Court will rule on reasonable costs

  11. Anonymous says:

    Dart needs to be held accountable for the destruction of Cayman’s culture, environment, and workforce with (frankly speaking) his work permit slavery trade funnel used to build his “empire”.

    Financial term of the day: “pump and dump”. Dart has done it to Greece, Brazil, Argentina, and is gearing up to do the same to Cayman. By the way, none of these countries have fully recovered since Dart employed his scheme of destruction on them over 20 years ago. Let that sink in.

    With the best lawyers money can buy to sue and bully governments into submission and employing the best reputation companies to erase any record of his dirty deeds from the Internet, Dart has simply grown into a premature adult that has not learned to take responsibility for any of his actions and refuses to acknowledge that he has done anything wrong.

    The buck has to stop somewhere, the chickens have to come home to roost sometime, and every sunrise has to set somehow. Enough is enough.

    • Anonymous says:

      What complete rubbish.

      • Anonymous says:

        Bulloney! Dart is like cancer. The misery keeps getting worse. Does anyone have any idea how much he has spent buying people in the Cayman Islands?

        • Anonymous says:

          I don’t know, and those CIG people that accept his cash ain’t going to tell you!

      • Anonymous says:

        Just because you don’t like hearing it doesn’t make it any less true.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately you appear to understand nothing about financial markets whilst thinking you do. Pump and dump is a term for a boiler room operation, inflating the price of valueless shares through misleading promotions and creating a false market, then dumping your holdings, usually to naive retail investors. It has jack to do with buying distressed sovereign debt on the secondary market, then ransoming attempts to restructure that debt through the Paris club, which is what you are alluding to.

      Because if you did understand that you would realise tho use countries were already in a sovereign debt crisis when Dart acquired their debt – the whole reason he got it so cheap. He just refused to settle for it at a fraction of face value, unlike other sovereign holders of the debt. There are fundamental underlying reasons why their economies were and still are in debt, which have nothing to do with Dart. You may as well blame the European Central Bank for Greece’s problems if you want to blame the holders of debt for the failures of the country to issue the debt to repay it, because they held WAY more Greek debt than Ken.

      But don’t let facts and reality interfere with your desire to cast Dart as a villain – just it would be a little more convincing if you either picked something in which he actually was complicit, or didn’t demonstrate you know nothing about the subject matter.

      • Anonymous says:

        Good post. However will be somewhat wasted as most people don’t have the capacity nor the desire to research and learn the facts.

      • Anonymous says:

        Does not take away the facts of what he is doing here in these 3 islands.

        You folks just keep selling him your businesses and properties. He’s at least at 75%+ now ad he ain’t finished.

        But wait!! Frank is here now. Let’s see what happens now that there may be some type of competition.

      • Anonymous says:

        Damn ! Has Dart got his trolls working on this now?

      • Anonymous says:

        Dart made himself a villain right from the start, and he ts about as smart and as ruthless as you will find. I won’t mention that his holdings have grown into billions of dollars………. and growing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Get Woke folks. The billionaire doesn’t even live in cayman, he doesn’t like the accessibility to his privacy so he rules from overseas and helicopters in…part time.

      Take back your rights from this developer.
      He is only playing with our land like a child with a toy train set?

      • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

        I agree with your sentiment. We have zero ability to “take back” our rights from him. He didn’t steal a single square foot of land. He purchased it and built upon it what he wished. We should have had preexisting legislation which prevented any entity or corporation from purchasing a significant percentage of the islands, but, alas, we did not, and our politicians were only too eager to assist Mr. Dart in buying up and building whatever he wanted.

        He is come. He is the power of the Cayman Islands, and there isn’t a Goddamn thing (I’m sorry Lord) we can do about it. That is the truth of the matter.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, and people don’t buy the BS story about him being “banished” from the United States since apparently renouncing his US citizenship due to tax evasion issues with the IRS. And needing a “Safe harbor” like the Cayman Islands to be domiciled in. DART container corporation is still heavily invested in the US and the state of Florida. Still operating out of KSRQ.

    • Anonymous says:

      you so funny…..Cayman is gone bobo

    • Anonymous says:

      What I really want to know is what have the Romans ever done for us?

    • Anonymous says:


  12. Anonymous says:

    Dart knew exactly what he was buying and the rights that went with the old Hyatt Hotel property which included the golf course. He paid pennies for the Property and was his intention all along to squeeze the homeowners so they give up their rights and when they do, the Property will be worth 200 times what he paid for. He is a vulture which is why he never did make any offer to the homeowners. Don’t be fooled by Jackie Doak’s comments. If Dart was prepared to negotiate in goodfaith the case would never have gone to trial.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is most excellent news!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ken Dart and Mrs Doak knew well exactly what they were buying in 2016 and developed their calculated strategies with the purchase well before they purchased the properties at an absolute knock down distressed sale price from the UK Bhatti Family. They wanted clarity from the courts to remove all rights, benefits, easements as encumbrances on the property from the Land Registry in the Cayman Islands. The CI Govt. and the Lands & Survey department were the first defendants in the case in their efforts to dismantle the Cayman Lands and Title laws to suit and support their development agender and to increase the property values with the removal of all the encumbrances. They wanted clarity and they got clarity, with the recent Judgement against them in the case, however they are not accustomed to NOT getting their way and therefore seek more clarity in the case to attempt to overturn this judgement to get their own way. This case is a LANDMARK case protecting all Caymanians to ensure our laws are not extinguished by the efforts and games Ken Dart and Mrs Doak are insistent on pursuing. Cayman wake up and smell the coffee or drink the Dart KoolAid because this is all about protecting and preserving registered rights for future generations. You all read above that Ken Dart and Mrs Doak are also trying to eliminate 16 historical rights of way accesses to Seven Mile Beach to stop and prevent Caymanians having beach access. This is shameful greed at its best. What a disgrace!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Mr. Dart & Mrs. Doak are going to fight this till they get the answer they want, they have the money and the power. That poor judge will be gone from Cayman before you know it. As for the people in Britannia, well they better be ready for a big hosing!
      Forget the beach access as those were taken a long time ago, PPM Alden & Roy made sure of that!

      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t like Jackie as much now as I did when she drove about in her old convertible Beamer that had faded paint, but that was a long time ago and people do change. Some for the worse.

        • Anonymous says:

          Definitely for the worse in this case , position gone to her head forgetting she just another of Dart’s hired help.

      • Anonymous says:

        You can only appeal so many times Ken… and for once, it would seem, that both you and Jackie have met your match!

        Let this sink in Ken… you’re not the only billionaire on this island.

        In fact you’re probably dealing with multiple billionaires and law firm partners (likely all residents in Brittania) that would do all of this work probono / donate money to the cause just to tell you and Jackie to fly a kite and prove that you can’t just do whatever the !^%#*! you want.

        I personally can’t wait for this to go all the way to the top and for all of the appellant courts to tell you what you and Mourant already know.

        There’s no way in hell you win this case.

        • Anonymous says:

          You think there are multiple billionaires in Britannia? Maybe a few millionaires but you better look across the West Bay Road if you want to find the billionaires!!

          • Anonymous says:

            There isn’t a difference between dozens of millionaires and one large company when it comes to litigation. You can only have so many lawyers and both sides can afford all they want.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nothing in Darts plan proposes to eliminate 16 access points.

    • just this guy, yer know. says:

      5.12 pm. Mrs Doak has embarked on a legal fight she should hope to lose. This appeal has sparked a huge wave of disgust and anger across Cayman and winning it will weigh heavily in what hitherto were the reasonably balanced scales of Dart’s activities here.

    • Anonymous says:

      You make it sound like Mrs Doak is Dart’s business partner and fellow investor.
      Despite her posturing , she is no more than a posing messenger .

  15. Anonymous says:

    3:13 pm, Dart are not stealing the lands, he is buying it, so don’t blame Mr Dart, blame the sellers. Or you are so far behind in common sense that your brains can’t understand it. Dart companies did a lot for these Islands. Facts are facts.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Why is the women’s West Bay case going on behind closed doors? Are the courts no longer public? Are the records sealed?

  17. Anonymous says:

    So the Registrar has failed to do their job in two very contentious situations. I will be you anything that they still have their job

  18. J Taylor says:

    Contracts involving golf courses aren’t simple. There’s no fairway to view them sometimes, and it’s often difficult to find a hole in one.

  19. P&L says:

    Just crown Dart King already. We have nothing left to give Your Royal Highness King of the Cayman Islands. You’ve got it all.

  20. Anonymous says:

    “The judgment provides some clarity, confirming that Dart is not obliged to maintain or operate the land as a golf course. However, it also creates a scenario where Britannia owners can only use the land for the purpose of playing golf, while also having to pay to maintain the course. Should the Britannia owners not wish to incur the significant costs of running a golf course, this could create a stalemate for both parties,” Doak said.

    Dart is also concerned about the current situation with the golf course, which is no longer a serviceable course after the developer pulled up the turf to use elsewhere in the group’s ever-growing property portfolio.

    Let’s see if I understand this correctly. Britannia owners can play golf if they build a course on the property, but Dart has the right to tear up any course they build and take it for use somewhere else?

    • Anonymous says:

      Where did the golf course and greens go? I wonder – anyone know?

    • Anonymous says:

      No, Dart does not have the right to do anything that constitutes a substantial interference with the right of owners to play golf. Tearing up the surface counts, which is why they’re going to be ordered to put it back.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Can you feel it yet, Cayman?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Big mistake DART. Fees to use beach facilities? Just try it!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think this is as complicated as the Dart team are trying to make it sound. If you have access to a golf course you don’t have to play golf on it. It’s also valuable as a walking/jogging area and for kids to play on and just as an open green space. Use of the space is a non-issue as long as Dart doesn’t develop it or fence it off. Also the intentions of the parties “decades ago” was quite clearly set out on writing at the time – it doesn’t have to be determined by a court.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have Dart spend lots of money bringing the course back to a playable condition as existed before he took the turf to Kimpton.
      Then Britannia, you (newco) can contract the operations to an interested party through transfer of your rights to a special corporation of which the owners are awarded shares, and run it as not a strata concern but one as a new corporporate entity.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Dart needs to go. EVERYWHERE else he’s been to has put up with his crap and have forced him out. He is setting us up to do the same. How much land can the government reasonably allow him to own. Land is a finite commmodity in Cayman and it’s time the NEW government begin making damned sure that Caymanians in the future will be able to buy it and stop this man from buying up anymore land.

    I was told that there is a cap on how much land a Caymanian can buy and none on how much an expat can. Anyone out there know the truth on that? There needs to be a cap for both sides and not as much as this man has. set the cap and force him to have his land compulsary bought by government.

    • Anonymous says:

      LOL. Where to even begin. Dart is Caymanian. There is no cap for anyone.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is cap on how much a Caymanian can buy with stamp duty waived. It’s absolutely fine to buy beyond those “caps”, it just means Caymanians have to pay as much as expats.

    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Regretfully, there is no limit as to the amount any entity or company can purchase or control. We are screwed.

  25. anonymous says:

    Two words: Caveat Emptor.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Like a typical bully Dart is taking advantage of its deep pockets to frustrate the owners at brittania hoping they will give up. It is important that the people are successful in this fight against Goliath

    • Anonymous says:

      Not just Dart being the bully but all the wannabees that company has in positions of power who think they are & know better than everyone else. The whole organization stinks of cow dung from the top down!

  27. QAnon says:

    The appeal exemplifies the arrogance of Dart. Honoring contractual terms should not be this difficult for an organization with their resources. Britannia owners have these rights written into the sales agreements and those rights have existed longer than dart has been in Cayman. The way they have allowed the Hyatt to remain an eye sore tells is unforgivable. It says everything you need to know about who controls successive governments. Dart should be penalized for that disgraceful site as owners for every week while it has be left in such a state. The deep state is real and the power is being exercised in this case.

    • Anonymous says:

      Passing lightly over the fact that the contracts were not with Dart by a defunct company he bought the land from. Bit like you buying a house and then paying for the unpaid bills for the former owner incurred.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you also believe the earth is flat?

  28. SSM345 says:

    “This also comes as Dart is hoping to close around 16 more beach access points as part of a proposed Planned Area Development and another ‘new town’ project located near the Kimpton on land astride the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between Salt Creek, Yacht Club, Vista Del Mar and Governor’s Harbour.”

    So it now looks like a war is on the horizon between DART and The People of the Cayman Islands.

  29. Anonymous says:


  30. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely disgusting

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