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Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

| 05/01/2019 | 66 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The Ministry of Tourism’s refusal to release the FOI requested information on the cruise berthing project speaks volumes. Does anybody remember the public meeting hosted by the ministry on 26 Sept 2018 at the Family Life Center? The participation of the cruise lines’ representatives at the public meeting and the failure by […]

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Governor believes port process above board

Governor believes port process above board

| 18/12/2018 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The governor has said the government plans for a cruise berthing and cargo facility in George Town is a matter for the elected officials and he will not interfere with the current process. Martyn Roper told CNS last week that this is an economic policy issue devolved to the local government, and while he […]

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West Bay begs bar owner not to dredge Barkers

West Bay begs bar owner not to dredge Barkers

| 12/12/2018 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Emotions ran high at a public meeting in West Bay on Tuesday, when district residents met with the owner of Calico Jack’s beach bar and begged him to pull his application to dredge an area in Barkers that would remove more than four acres of turtle grass. Many of the people who attended told […]

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Referendum petition goes on the road

Referendum petition goes on the road

| 07/12/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers who are organising the petition for a people-initiated referendum to enable local voters to make the decision about the proposed cruise berthing development are going on the road on Saturday to some of the busiest locations around George Town and Seven Mile Beach in a final push to get as many signatures as […]

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Objecting to a coastal works application

Objecting to a coastal works application

| 04/12/2018

Can the wider public voice objections to coastal works applications regardless of how close they live to the site? How are those objections considered?

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Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

| 03/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew is on his way to the Bahamas this week to join fellow planning ministers from around the region to discuss how resiliency and climate change issues are shaping regional policy making. The third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF2018) opens on Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar resort, where the […]

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CEC breaks ground on long-awaited ‘city’

CEC breaks ground on long-awaited ‘city’

| 03/12/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Enterprise City has broken ground on the long promised US$500 million dollar master planned development for global knowledge-based businesses, which officials claim will put the Cayman Islands at the forefront of the technology-driven business world. The special economic zone was originally conceived in 2011 as a means of attracting new technology-related businesses, and […]

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CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

| 02/12/2018 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have both made financial commitments towards the Cayman Islands’ controversial cruise berthing project, government has revealed. The tourism ministry said it is now in a position to issue the final tender documents to the shortlisted bidders, only one of which is partnered with the two cruise lines. Officials said that […]

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West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

| 21/11/2018 | 156 Comments

(CNS): West Bayers have made it clear that they do not want government to approve the coastal works application being made by the owner of Calico Jack’s to remove almost 180,000 sq.ft of turtle grass and build a jetty along Barkers beach. At a public meeting in the district on Tuesday evening residents were urged […]

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Work underway on new national plan

Work underway on new national plan

| 20/11/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Many years after the government, in accordance with its own laws, should have begun reviewing the existing development plan for Grand Cayman, the Department of Planning is now working on updating the island-wide plan, which is intended to guide the physical development and overall use of land. Officials are asking for public input for “Plan Cayman”, […]

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Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

| 19/11/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): An outline business case by consultants KPMG for the new John Gray High School project has been approved by government, and work is now moving onto the procurement process to find consultants and contractors for the design stage of the new school. The development will now include the refurbishment of the existing George Hicks site […]

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