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Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

Dart’s NS helipad denied after MP appears at CPA

| 06/04/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): An application by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a private helipad in a remote area of North Side to enable the owner to engage in extreme mountain biking has been turned down by the Central Planning Authority. The application by Arboretum Services Ltd was presented by Dart employees on Wednesday, where […]

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CI economy boosted  by residency ‘sales’ for over 10yrs

CI economy boosted by residency ‘sales’ for over 10yrs

| 05/04/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands economy has seen a boost of almost half a billion dollars over the last decade from what is effectively the sale of residency to foreign investors. According to research conducted by Christian Henrik Nesheim, the founder of Investment Migration and an expert on the subject, Cayman has been one of the […]

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Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

| 31/03/2021 | 111 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lookout Holdings Ltd for a subdivision of 437 house lots off Harvey Stephenson Drive, Bodden Town, raises numerous concerns, the Department of Environment has said. In its comments on the application, the DoE noted the lack of an updated overarching development plan, as well as the lack of data to […]

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Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

| 30/03/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): A proposal by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a helicopter landing pad in the Hutland area of North Side has stirred up concerns across the district, and the local MP has submitted a formal objection on behalf of his constituents, including neighbouring landowners directly impacted by the proposal. The helipad appears […]

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CIG pushes out George Town revamp at 11th hour

CIG pushes out George Town revamp at 11th hour

| 26/03/2021 | 127 Comments

(CNS): A request for proposal was issued Friday for bidders to undertake street paving upgrades, curbing and sidewalks, integrated concrete pedestrian systems, street lighting, addition of mature trees, seating and street furniture as part of the long-awaited George Town revitalisation project. In another eleventh hour move, less than three weeks before the election, the PPM-led […]

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Coral expert’s work ‘hijacked’ by developers

Coral expert’s work ‘hijacked’ by developers

| 24/03/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Coral conservation expert Aaron Hunt, who is the man behind Cayman Eco Divers and whose work is slowly but surely bearing fruit in the ocean off the coast of Sunset House, has said he feels “powerless” to address what he described as the “worst kind of green-washing” by a developer using his images without […]

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Battle on to save beach access from Dart PAD

Battle on to save beach access from Dart PAD

| 23/03/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Various activist groups in West Bay came together last week to launch a campaign to prevent what could be as many as three dozen beach and shoreline access points in the district being lost through the latest proposed Dart mega-development. The islands’ largest landowner is proposing another ‘new town’ style project straddling the Esterley […]

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Doctors challenge CIG deals with new hospitals

Doctors challenge CIG deals with new hospitals

| 22/03/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Lawyers acting for the Doctors Hospital (DH), formerly Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial, have filed a judicial review challenging the government’s recent deals offering concession waivers to two new proposed hospitals, one in Camana Bay by Health City and the other in West Bay by Aster Cayman MedCity. The doctors who run the private facility in […]

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Smith Cove minutes show no reason for planning waiver

Smith Cove minutes show no reason for planning waiver

| 19/03/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Five months after Alric Lindsay began a freedom of information request for an extract from the minutes of a Cabinet meeting when government made the decision to waive planning permission for its proposed Smith Barcadere project, the release of the documents gives no clue as to why it wanted to circumvent its own rules. […]

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Landowner ignores warnings to stop ripping out mangroves

Landowner ignores warnings to stop ripping out mangroves

| 18/03/2021 | 93 Comments

(CNS): A landowner clearing land in Selkirk Drive, Red Bay, has reportedly ignored at least two notices from the Department of Environment to stop removing mangroves. Meanwhile, Alden McLaughlin, the outgoing premier who is fighting to retain the constituency, has said the government cannot deny the wner the right to develop it, despite the fact […]

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Alden admits deal not done on Red Bay road

Alden admits deal not done on Red Bay road

| 17/03/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Alden McLaughlin claims he had “simply reported what I understood from the briefing I received from the ministry responsible” when he said government had struck a deal with the relevant landowners to complete what appears to be a controversial road linking Red Bay with the Grand Harbour area. After Davenport Development issued a release […]

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