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Bar owner seeks removal of Barkers turtle grass

Bar owner seeks removal of Barkers turtle grass

| 14/11/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): In anticipation of moving to the Barkers National Park area, on Dart-owned property there, the owner of Calico Jacks Bar & Grill has made a coastal works application to build a 300-foot beachfront dock and to remove almost 180,000 square feet — more than four acres — of turtle grass f [...]

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CPA to consider Camana Bay’s residential project

CPA to consider Camana Bay’s residential project

| 09/11/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): A planning application for the first ‘for sale’ residential development inside the Camana Bay area will be heard by the Central Planning Authority next week, according to the recently published agenda for the first meeting of the board in November. The proposal for a 124-unit resi [...]

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CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

CIG spends people’s cash to stop people’s vote

| 29/10/2018 | 161 Comments
(CNS): Government has not yet revealed how much public cash it has been spending on promoting its vision for cruise berthing facilities in George Town and trying to dissuade people from signing the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the topic. Campaigners who believe the people should hav [...]

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Airport bid ruled out small business, says CISBA

Airport bid ruled out small business, says CISBA

| 22/10/2018 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) says the arduous and costly process to bid on concessions at the renovated Owen Roberts International Airport excluded small businesses before they even tried. Dawn McLean-Brady told CNS that the process required reams of [...]

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Truck damaged $1.3M South Sound boardwalk

Truck damaged $1.3M South Sound boardwalk

| 22/10/2018 | 105 Comments
(CNS): Even before the $1.3 million, 1,500-foot boardwalk in South Sound was officially opened, it has been damaged by a truck that ran over it last week, government officials have confirmed. The Public Works Department has investigated the matter and “repairs will commence in short order̶ [...]

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Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

| 19/10/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is calling for an independent, fully updated environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the proposed cruise berthing project begins in George Town. The non-governmental organisation is calling on Cabinet to follow the recommendations of the Nation [...]

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Five cruise port ‘debate’ lessons

Five cruise port ‘debate’ lessons

| 18/10/2018 | 39 Comments
101 writes: The debate surrounding the proposed new cruise berthing facility is far from over but the experience thus far has taught us more than a few lessons. Most of these lessons suggests the country is not getting the debate it deserves. Here are a few examples: [...]

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Airport business goes to usual traders

Airport business goes to usual traders

| 17/10/2018 | 111 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has finally revealed the winning bidders that have secured the lucrative retail, duty-free and food and beverage concessions in the departure hall at the renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. [...]

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MLA  prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

MLA prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

| 15/10/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): The PPM’s backbench member for George Town West, David Wight, said that he was prepared to “eat his own vomit for his country” as he addressed the issue of being in a coalition with his former arch political enemy, McKeeva Bush. Before the PPM joined forces with now Speaker [...]

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Premier: Cruise opposition political

Premier: Cruise opposition political

| 10/10/2018 | 124 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that while there may be a few people genuinely concerned about the environment, the majority of those opposing his government’s proposed cruise berthing project and calling for a referendum are politically motivated — a claim that may soon be tested [...]

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Questions following the cruise port meeting

Questions following the cruise port meeting

| 05/10/2018 | 74 Comments
Candy Whicker writes: I attended last week’s public meeting, headed by Minister for Tourism Moses Kirkconnell, on the proposed Cayman cruise berths. Although I had a number of questions, the opportunity to ask them didn’t arise, so I hope the following will prompt a response from government and [...]

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