Line in the sand is coming for 7MB development

| 20/05/2022 | 116 Comments
Cayman News Service
Regal Beach on Seven Mile Beach (from social media)

(CNS): Over-development is compounding the problem of erosion from rising seas due to climate change, but Premier Wayne Panton has said that government will soon be literally drawing a line in the sand on Seven Mile Beach. A fixed high water mark (HWM) is being calculated based on accumulative data, from which a new setback will be established that will apply to all future development. Landowners will no longer be able to survey their own HWM at favourable times, which has contributed to the erosion of Cayman’s world-famous beach.

The Cayman Islands must now invest in beach re-nourishment in an effort to slow down the inevitable losses as the sea level rises. However, Panton, who is also Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency, has revealed that the setback problem will soon be addressed.

Over the years owners have surveyed their high water marks at times during the year when their beachfront is at its deepest, sometimes owing to just a brief settlement of sand that is extremely short-lived. This, coupled with the constant waiving of setbacks by the Central Planning Authority for auxiliary hard structures such as pools, bars, cabanas and decks, has led to inappropriate development too close to the water and the consequent erosion.

Panton told CNS that a committee has been looking closely at this issue and, based on a decade’s worth of data, they have come up with a mean HWM line for Seven Mile Beach. From that, they will now calculate a more appropriate and sustainable setback to incorporate into the law, beyond which development will not be allowed.

“We have taken a reference line which represents ten years of data from Lands and Survey,” he said, noting that this has eliminated the highs and lows. “Having done that and come up with a pretty clear reference line, what the committee is now working on is the appropriate setbacks. That will end up being incorporated into the law and they will also be looking at the shoreline for the rest of the country.”

Panton pointed out that other parts of Cayman’s shoreline are more stable but they are all coming under pressure and the goal is to create a more consistent approach. “This is a significant area of work that has been ongoing,” Panton added, as he explained the approach government is taking to planning legislation.

He said that the current review of the law by the planning ministry is focused largely on the building control issues, which is separate from the work his ministry is doing in relation to the review of the National Development Plan and, more broadly, future development through a sustainable policy lens.

“We have to implement a sustainability policy through which the whole thing will be reviewed,” he said.

Work is underway to see how Seven Mile Beach can be replenished, Panton said, but warned that managed retreat on some parts of the beach would also be necessary. He said this is a challenging and difficult issue but it will need to be addressed.

The proposal to re-nourish the beach is expected to take some 18 to 24 months. But in the short term, since some structures previously built on the dynamic beach zone are already destroyed, a managed retreat will have to be considered.

“We will have to face this issue head-on,” the premier said, adding that he hoped that government will not have to legislate to force owners into removing existing structures.

“I would like to think that there will be consensus across the board… and we will find a way to accomplish this together rather than having to legislate and have long drawn out arguments about it,” he said, pointing out Cayman has no choice and must deal with the inevitable consequences of climate change.

“We are going to be facing issues like sea-level rise and worsening natural events,” Panton warned and said that managed retreat may need to be dealt with in the short term rather than the long term.

The premier believes the world is facing a climate emergency based on all of the scientific data, and consecutive reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make it clear this will have a direct impact on the Cayman Islands, from increasing storms to the health of our coral reefs.

“We have to act in ways that reflect the fact that we are facing significant threats… even existential threats that we have to take action to mitigate. Otherwise, we are being entirely irresponsible, not just for ourselves today but the children of Cayman in the future,” he said. “We also have an obligation, if we want to add our voice to those of other small island developing states that are going to be impacted first, to get our own house in order.”

Panton said the need to build in climate resiliency to the way we live was not all that different from the things we have done historically to protect ourselves from hurricanes. The focus now, he said, is to protect ourselves from rising sea levels.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    The headline:
    “Line in the sand is coming for 7MB development”
    Better draw that damn line real quick, while there is still some sand in which to draw it!

  2. Dorcas says:

    These actions seem to be too late. My question is what will be done with all the structures already in violation of the HWM? It is a shame that the future mapping of Grand Caymans rising water will happen Much sooner than expected. And a large percentage of this is self inflicted.

    • Captain Kirk says:

      Lack of foresight, poor planning, graft that sort of thing. Geenie is out of the bottle granting no wishes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Wayne, who is on this committee? DART, NCB, Kel, Crighton by any chance?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why the secrecy. PACT please disclose who is in this committee

      • Anonymous says:

        If PACT = People-driven + Accountable + Competent + Transparent, then transparency should be the easiest part of the acronym to live up to.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hope this rule applies island wide. South sound is a disaster. Several homeowners managed to argue that historic property lines which are now under water should be honored. This is absolute b@s and has contributed to significant erosion. Many homes in SS are now canal front. DOE says “no” but planning days “yes”. DOE should grow a pair and take planning to court. It’s done all the time elsewhere. Time for cayman’s guardians to start fighting for us and winning.

  5. Anonymous says:

    In the Brac there is a big rock we call Sarah Rock. When i was a boy 60 years ago we use to go fishing on that rock in low tide without getting out feet wet, now in low its about 10 or 12 inches of water there.

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  6. Unhappy Caymanian says:

    You loose your respect for the sea you pay the consequences.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    How is taking people’s property good common sense?

    Ask Mother Nature. The ocean has come to claim what it’s owned. Good riddance.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Grand Cayman is now just an “Urban Landscape”, between Yacht Club round-about to Pointdexter Road at Patrick’s Island. West Bay retains some of the former island landscape and charm we remember, as does most of the eastern districts , which have dodged the excavator and laying of concrete. The Island Charm that was embraced and enjoyed by many has been obliterated by development. DART has been responsible for most of the larger transformation of the island the last decade , any way you want to look at it. It may be time for people to stop and really think at this stage, what your expectation and outlook of Grand Cayman will be for the next 3 decades or so. It may be too late to turn it around, but I hope to be proven wrong.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Completely lost it’s identity and struggling to know what it wants to be these days. Caribbean or South Beach.

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  9. Kadafe says:

    Great timing! When they are almost no lots left on the beach, magnificent time to grow a pair. My comment of course refers to CIG on a whole for the past few decades and not the current party who inherited the mess. Not directed at any particular person rather the whole machine.

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  10. Larry Meyer says:

    Dat what you get. 🙂

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  11. Just(ly) Say'n says:

    The setback request at Calico Jacks (suposidly so bathrooms to be nearer the sea?) seems minor compared to such new setback line for SMB.
    My 3+ mile daily walks on SMB again revealed that severe beach erosion can slowly restore itself naturally.
    However, seems adopting a new setback line based on an officially-determined 10-year average OHW elevation is sensible to prevent or reduce future beach erosion.
    But was the home owner next to Royal Palms included in the deliberations? His wall caused much beach loss (not his screened cabana elevated several feet above the sand on pilings).
    Should the test of enforcible removal of existing structures first apply to his home and other properties on SMB (e.g. SeaFire).
    An unenforcible line will be much less effective.
    [Full disclosure: the sea is 50 steps from my 1970s apartment.]

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    • Anonymous says:

      After a 2 1/2 year absence, we walked the beach 4 weeks ago (from Sunset Cove – North) and agree, it is better than photos from last year. Much can still be done to assist nature (prevent/mitigate damage from us), so I do support this very, very late possible assist from the CIG.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Sounds a wonderful idea… a line in the sand that everyone sticks to. Hopefully it comes with indicating, using the inner most lane, not indicating when you stab at lillies or when indicating that you want to steal, be abusive or an inverted snob that hates people in cayman trying to love a happy and successful life… let’s draw a bigger line in the sand. The beach erosion and high water mark is a big issue, but there is also a bigger social issue bubbling in cayman. Global supply shocks are creating inflation everywhere, but anti social behavior is not the answer.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Panton told CNS that a committee has been looking closely at this issue and, based on a decade’s worth of data, they have come up with a mean HWM line for Seven Mile Beach. From that, they will now calculate a more appropriate and sustainable setback to incorporate into the law, beyond which development will not be allowed.

    10 effing years !!!!

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  14. Anonymous says:

    BS. Those 2 tropical storms instantly caused the beach erosion on lower 7 Mile Beach and someone or company excavated the huge boulders in front of Royal Palms which blocked the sand from being swept away. There was gradual reduction of huge boulders and orange spray paint one by one they disappeared. Global Warming what BS

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  15. Anon says:

    This will not be a popular post
    As an expat who can’t vote
    It is totally the fault of the Caymanian voting public.
    You have the power to vote in MP’s who can change the planning laws.
    It’s not the planning department fault or the planning board.
    They are just applying the laws that we’re written and ratified by Caymanians
    Please stop moaning about what is in your power to change. The fault lies with you

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    • Anonymous says:

      Say you don’t understand our voting system without saying your don’t understand our voting system.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Nice mumbo jumbo without admitting to the truth of what Caymanians CAN ACTUALLY DO! Typical head buried in the sand.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Its a very bitter pill to swallow.
      I wouldn’t lend 99% of the politicians in this country $10 let alone put them in a position of power. Too easily influenced, conflicts of interest everywhere and blinded by greed, like most inhabitants here. Plus, frankly, half of the politicians are staggeringly thick.

      Cayman is evolving at such a rate that they’re just lost but making sure that their circle get their fill at the trough first. Unfortunately its a cycle that has and will repeat itself endlessly unless there’s some sort of reform.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Expat who cannot vote you are 100 percent correct! They prefer to elect persons who can hardly sign their own names and please do not hand them a copy of the laws they passed to read-no can do.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well I am a Caymanian that can vote, but the problem is the MP pool is too shallow and I haven’t found anyone worth voting for. They are not for the people only the big fat salary and pension for life. I will vote for the first politician that vows to stamp out corruption and nepotism. In other words never vote again, makes no difference.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Has this committee considered the problems now being created by building on the ironshore? Fake lagoons, pools and beaches being hammered out of the rock. Setbacks and no disturbance rules are needed here also.

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    • Anonymous says:

      In the Brac there is a big rock we call Sarah Rock. When i was a boy 60 years ago we use to go fishing on that rock in low tide without getting out feet wet, now in low its about 10 or 12 inches of water there.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    That will never happen!

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  18. Anonymous says:

    A little too late.. and after the fact like most major issues.

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    • Orrie Merren says:

      This is a significant policy undertaking. It will be interesting to see what legislation (whether primary and/or subsidiary) is proposed and/or (ultimately) passed. We shall see.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Correct. Buy our beach back? Nah.

    • Double standards says:

      What does it matter. It is too difficult to travel. No one wants the hassle. Having recently trvavel i will ask why are there a double standard?
      Cruise tourist don’t need to complete travel cayman certificate but returning residents and guest who fly do. WHY?
      Why is the permission only good for 3 months when they only want to find out if you are vaccinate.
      Here is an idea to reduce inflation and cost of living. Get rid of the 350 jobs at travel cayman and save us some money. When travelling to ci you just have to present your vaccine card along with your negtive test when you check in. Try make it easier for people to travel and save the country money.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Sounds good…let Boggy Sand project, Dart bathrooms and Prospect hardware store prove it. Otherwise, it is all hot air.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I was thinking the exact thing the other day. The answer is in the size of the islands. Oahu is just under 600 sq miles & we are barely 75 sq miles with a very narrow 7 mile beach corridor to develop. You can be sure that CIG & all the CIREBA cartel members sure wish we had the land area of the Hawaiian Islands. Large areas of Waikiki Beach, and the former lagoon that used to sit inshore of the beach , were re-claimed back in the post WW2 years.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    It shouldn’t just be SMB. The “line in the sand” needs to be drawn at least 12 foot into the vegetation beyond the sand, or better still across the road for the ENTIRE COASTLINE of Cayman. Take a look at that new monstrosity next to Frank Sound launching ramp. After blocking the beach with a wall and being forced to remove part, now they’ve planted vegetation a little more than 1 foot above the high water mark. With the spring tides, any access is again under water. Similar problems with the property next door. When spring tides come the only way to pass is to use the edge of the owners property.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well, well, he better hurry draw that line, cuz pretty soon there will be no sand to draw on!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Exactly. Had they had any foresight this ought to have been planning policy years ago. The land where that ugly FS house sits, should be public beach. CIG should buy the other side before its too late.

    • Anonymous says:

      I cannot understand the purpose of the planning board and planning laws. Time after time they allow developers to do as they please. People this is all we have, I believe 27×7 or 8). Why pass the laws then finagle with it? Think of the generations yet unborn. Certainly they won’t be able to own anything but for God sake try to preserve something so they can see something , something of how it once was. Truly I do not believe if we traverse the entire world we would be able to come across a more clueless, reckless, careless , destructive unpatriotic bunch of nimbies. What exactly is our purpose and passion? Why do we allow this?

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone seen the planning approval for the WaterMark? It’s absolutely hideous, and basically being built on the road. It has also caused a month of road closures so they can build a private bridge

    is anyone awake here? this is beyond wrong, it is criminal what has happened to SMB/West Bay Road in recent years and this Watermark is the peak of ‘f*ck you’ Cayman. take a look, its appalling.

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    • Anonymous says:

      First Rule should be that if there is not enough room to carry out all the work, deliveries, construction crew parking on site no permission. Case in point on South Church St, the abomination that is hoping to greenwash itself by calling the building “Orchid”.

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    • Anonymous says:

      But consider that the final responsibility for saying ‘f*ck you’ Cayman, are the CAYMANIANS that approved these horrible actions. So you should be really saying ‘F*ck my country’…

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    • Anonymous says:

      It’s because a Billionaire is building it for other billionaires. It’s been 2 MONTHS of road closure now with commuter traffic patterns disrupted and filth EVERYWHERE from its construction.

      I wrote to Cayman Compass asking them to remark upon the fact that an average citizen cannot even block a street for an hour let alone close a main road for 2 months. They did not write anything.

      It is a disgusting building as well and creates awful urban shadowing whilst leaving no room for a sidewalk. It’s shameful.

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      • Anonymous says:

        So true. I walked past the beach and drove by it yesterday; and, as noted, it doesn’t appear to be room for a sidewalk.

      • Anonymous says:

        Cayman approved! Don’t like the billionaires, stop approving their projects. CIG/Cayman electorate/Cayman residents don’t like the direction of the Island – then stop it! (Or quit crying if you have no bal.s).

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    • Anonymous says:

      It is 8 to 10 feet from the road, no different than the Ritz towers. It was built to be set back from the water as much as possible….which is what this article is about…setting back from the water as much as possible.

      What is your REAL problem with this, old man??

    • Anonymous says:

      At least it is set back far enough that sand on beach will not erode away

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  23. Anonymous says:

    There is no sand

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  24. Anonymous says:

    Sand to be pissed away until SMB goes under for good. It’s simple Mr. Premier, the ones that exceed the new HWM pay for beach re nourishment proportional to their frontage. And outright forfeit of all structure(s) that impinge over a line 40ft inland from the new HWM. And where Mr. Premier is all the sand coming from? CIG will need to buy whole islands in the Bahamas or Turks to properly effect this plan.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Imported sand will need to be a part of it. And, just to be clear, not that sub par quality sand that was put down at Public Beach area, that was imported (if memory serves correct) from Mexico.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Successive IPCC AR’s have also arrived at high confidence that humanity should be shifting to a plant-based diet. Apparently it’s still taboo to discuss that, even passing through Paris 1.5’C tipping point within 2 years (est 2024).

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  26. Anonymous says:

    “The focus now, he said, is to protect ourselves from rising sea levels.”

    That will require a large wall, the length of SMB and at least 12′ high.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Finaly some good common sense news from government.

    A bit slow in coming but very welcomed.

    For the sake of future generations, let us the generational Caymanians make this a reality.

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    • Anonymous says:

      10:23 how is taking people’s property good common sense? You might answer that the owners deserve to have their buildings taken but does anyone realize that most of these property owners are NOT actually the people who developed them? How is punishing them going to satisfy all the dragon slayers hell bent on punishing developers? There is no way this government (or any other government for this hat matter) that will succeed in passing laws that result in landowners forfeiting their land or buildings.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Well if they don’t work with the program they will have nothing left at all…. Or land under water…. Let them sue their neighbourhood that caused this…

      • Anonymous says:

        Government does not have to take anyone’s land for this.
        Government does not have to give anyone planning permission … to build in locations that are unsafe due to natural hazards, e.g., flood plains, lava flow routes, … shifting/eroding coastlines.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wasn’t it the Big Fluff who tampered with the high water mark?
      The big problem is the fact that all of the vegetation is being removed from the beaches. That vegetation former a buffer for seas/storms and hurricanes. Stop the destruction of the natural vegetation and save the loss of sand from the beaches.

  28. Anonymous says:

    When there is life there is hope.

    Hopefully we are beginning a new era of governance that has vision, that will stop selling “citizenship” to people with bags of crooked money, that will actually make decisions for the long-term best interests of generational Caymanians, that will strictly limit population growth, that will eliminate Permanent Residence, that will strictly limit the awarding of Caymanian Status to persons with no ancestral or other family connections to the Islands, that truly understand the meaning of and comply with Rule of Law, that understands what is required for Good Governance.

    The choke hold tourism developers, Russian oligarch connected government controlling developers have had on government needs to be removed.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    “We have taken a reference line which represents [past] ten years of data from Lands and Survey,”

    WHAT ABOUT INEVITABLE SEA LEVEL RISE? Will it be taken into account while calculating HWM? In 10 years HWM could be 100m from today’s HWM.

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    • Anonymous says:

      While appreciating your concern that any changes be future-proofed, please do recognise that sea level rise is not going to cause a 100m shift in 10 years. Nor anything remotely that dramatic. We have problems, but not properly recognising them (from either side of the argument) helps no one.

  30. Anonymous says:

    @CNS that very condo in the picture is for sale on CIREBA for $3.5M!!!! Imagine that!! I wonder if the brokers or the owners or the strata are obliged to tell any possible buyer about this image, and the astonishing collapse of the beach in the proximity.

    The world is full of crooks. We just don’t know what clothes they wear…

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  31. Anonymous says:

    As there is virtually no more under developed land left on SMB assume this would apply to redvelopement like Aqua Bay, Lacovia and for good measure the Mandarin Oriental? We’ll see. So to keep the cash coming in for developers, CIREBA and PACT look for the new 20 story limit on redevelopment. Just sayin….

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    • Anonymous says:

      PACT is in power. So, like PPM, expect irrationality and disproportionality. Just sayin……

    • Anonymous says:

      By going up (10,15,20 stories) the Govt’ reaps stamp duties on the same footprint vertically , so the incentive for them to do so could be somewhat, irresistible.

  32. Anonymous says:

    A portion of Sir John A. Cumber’s vision, which was incorporated into the 1972 Development Plan, were sufficient setbacks on SMB. Please see Grace Bay in Providenciales as a example!

    In fact, Sir JAC’s vision included a “by-pass” dual- carriageway, which would have replaced WB Road and encouraged most development on the “land” side (east side) of SMB, instead of the beach side, thus leaving most of the beach side undeveloped. Note, at that time there were only about ten structures along the whole Seven Mile Beach, from Pageant Beach to WB Cemetery, mostly modest private villas – Royal Palms and Holiday were not built yet.

    See portions of Ft. Lauderdale beach and Palm Beach, no developments on the beach side!

    But we know what happened to the 1972 Development Plan when the Government of real estate developer Jim Bodden and lawyer Truman Bodden came into power in 1976….or do we really?

    Mr. Truman, care to speak up?1 JMB, Haig & John can’t! You owe it to Cayman to explain why your Government abandoned common sense in our development, and for what reasons!!

    Sir John Cumber for National Hero!

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    • Anonymous says:

      The same Sir John who advised that too many cars would be one day be a problem in Cayman and recommended limitations like other small islands. He was totally ignored by the same profiteers

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, very sad. When I walk Waikiki beach in Hawaii, I always wonder why SMB was not developed the same way with all of the hotels across the road from the beach. Lack of vision.

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      • Anonymous says:

        They only had a vision for the green meal they’d be raking in.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Royal Hawaiian is right there on the beach. But well back from the water.

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        • Chris Johnson says:

          Correct and it is the hotel that Moxie Whitney the famous Canadian bandleader played at for many years. Some of you will remember he used to occasionally play at the Royal Palms where Ed Oliver was sometimes a guest member of his band.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Chris, you always remind me of the good old days!

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            • Chris Johnson says:

              My pleasure. CNS is a good medium to remind all of the happier days rather than one for just whinging. In the 70s there was substantial improvements in the quality of life in Cayman due to the combined efforts of Caymanians and their new guests from overseas, many of whom chose to remain behind. Various service organizations and charities sprung up as well as the many sports clubs. Remember there were little sporting facilities at all in those days apart from a couple of football and cricket pitches. Whilst I do not intend to mention an abundance of names of these pioneer sports people I should mention the late Miss Sybil who was one of the founders of the South Sound Tennis Club and its secretary.
              There was less interest in the almighty dollar and a greater community spirit which is seldom to be found today.
              We are in a totally different world now which in my opinion is due to a total lack of forward planning by consecutive governments. At this stage I will close as I do no wish to be accused of being a whinger. 😆😆

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              • anonymous says:

                Thanks for this Chris. Ignore the cranks that give you the thumbs down. Obviously they are unemployable.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The administrator of these Islands, March 1969 to the politicians of the day:

      “I am sorry that this law did come quickly. It came quickly because I was horrified at the time you haven’t got an adequate law. You must have something. If you have a fire, but no poker you use a stick until you can get a poker.”

      “We do not wish to be controlled by commercial enterprises, big developers or other people interested in developing the island. Naturally and quite correctly, they do it largely for the purpose of the money they get out of it”

      “Our Duty, honourable members, is not to make money. Our duty is to be responsible and protect the 10,000 people who that in these islands, who will be not aware in detail of what is happening, who rely on us here to see they are not exploited and that their land is not used wrongly, and that we do not turn what looks like a beautiful swan, into an ugly duckling”

      https://open.library.ubc.ca/media/stream/pdf/831/1.0099122/1

      Didn’t take long for the crooks in power here to sell out every single last real Caymanian the ones imported.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you (9:03 am).
      Thank you Mr. Premier for your efforts to save our beaches.
      Cayman was all set to be economically successful and sustainable. We did not need to sacrifice our environment. It’s a disgrace that we no can longer boast about our Seven Mile Beach.
      As far as the line in the sand goes, it was there, right in front of the edge of vegetation. Remember? Who can answer for giving that up, for giving away trillions of yards of my/our gleaming white sand – no justifiable reason. We had good laws, we changed them. We still have laws that were thoughtfully created to protect the environment but enforcement is weak.
      I’m hoping that CPA didn’t approve Mr. Dart’s recent application to move closer to the water.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Was not Truman, it was those greedy little local developers along with local contractors that needed the income

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      • Anonymous says:

        That is true.

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      • Anonymous says:

        20 @ 1:17 pm – Is that you Truman? So, it was not the real estate mogul, the lawyer and the insurance magnate? Really?

        So, the greedy local developers dictated your Government’s policies?

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    • Anonymous says:

      No, Sir John will never make it to National Hero, worthy though he was, because he was not born here. Simple. That’s the thinking nowadays.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not all the National Heroes were born here, so that’s not why Sir John was not given the honour. Did you nominate him?

  33. Anonymous says:

    Talks a good game. Then appoints a developer friendly CPA that happily waives all the restrictions anyway. Man is not even in control of his own ministers – the potential for him persuading property owners to withdraw from their current incursions has as much prospect of success as persuading Putin to withdraw from Ukraine.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And Dart is asking for a WAIVER to ignore setbacks and add to beach erosion…?
      No way should this be permitted, especially as there is plenty of room to obey the regulations.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Will these changes apply to the island’s largest developer?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Completely agree. All he does is talk. He has done nothing since he was elected. Sham of a government. I hope he got approval from Mac and Jay before making those comments.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The only reason Cayman is now in such a mess is the greedy sham successive PPM and UDP/CDP governments that served before the present administration.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    YES!!! Finally, a government with balls. This was long necessary.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Watch the joke..Wayne knows this won’t work and will only make the situation worse.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Premier Wayne has a lot of words, which are not backed up with actions. Let’s see what comes of this. Keeping my views to myself.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Bless you and your naivety. Watch as that line goes a bit squiggly over certain land-owners parcels.

      Once our almighty overlord Mr. Dart has finally been given public beach, that line will have disappeared.

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      • Anonymous says:

        i think MANY many people forget that dart was PPMs daddy and “overlord” and always has been. Dart had all of them in the palm of their hand. The next couple years are going to go look very different in the dart offices, i suspect a lot of redundancies and a heavy eye on the financials because while they have gotten a lot already and have deals already in play from ppm era, it’s not the same anymore. Say what you will about pact but and more specifically wayne, but when it comes to dart, he most definitely isnt as worshipping as ppm and their memebers were/are.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Five letters each, but words and balls are quite different.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Balls maybe,! Vision and common sense not so plentiful.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Lets just see if anything really comes of it or is it just more hot air being blown out!

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  35. Anonymous says:

    Too late, a day later horse already bolted

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