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Local boutique B&B struggled for concessions

Local boutique B&B struggled for concessions

| 19/01/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The local owner of The Cottages, a small boutique style B&B resort in East End, battled to get modest duty concessions for her development, even as some of Cayman’s wealthiest developers were getting concessions worth millions of dollars. During the course of Cayman News Services’s efforts to get government to release all of the […]

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Daggaro begins work despite appeals

Daggaro begins work despite appeals

| 12/01/2021 | 124 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH NATIONAL TRUST COMMENT: The mysterious aviation company, Daggaro, that has been given approval to create a helicopter-pad and related buildings near to the airport on Cayman Brac began work on Tuesday, deeply upsetting local residents owing to the destruction of an important natural heritage site. Even though appeals have been filed against […]

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Planning Tribunal sends Balboa Beach back to CPA

Planning Tribunal sends Balboa Beach back to CPA

| 11/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The long-running dispute between neighbouring landowners on the George Town waterfront over the Balboa Beach development took an interesting turn last week when the Planning Appeals Tribunal found that the Central Planning Authority erred when it granted permission for the project “devoid of the requisite setback lines required”, as set out in the regulations.

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Millionaire condo tower gets $8.2M waiver deal

Millionaire condo tower gets $8.2M waiver deal

| 05/01/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The developer behind the WaterMark condo tower on Seven Mile Beach currently under construction, where units sell for close to US$10 million, has been granted CI$8.2 million in import duty waivers on all construction materials and equipment for its development until February 2023. Fraser Wellon is the developer behind this latest luxury development, which […]

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Closed resort was granted bundle of waivers

Closed resort was granted bundle of waivers

| 04/01/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Developers behind the remodeling of the old Treasure Island resort into Margaritaville on the West Bay Road were granted a bundle of waivers, according to documents obtained by CNS in an ongoing freedom of information battle. HHG Cayman Ltd was granted over CI$1.7 million in duty concessions for building materials, furniture, fixtures, operating equipment […]

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Brackers serious about chopper base fight

Brackers serious about chopper base fight

| 23/12/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Several nearby landowners and the National Trust have now filed appeals against the approval by the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board of a mysterious aviation company’s plans for a helicopter pad, hanger and administration building close to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on the Brac. Following a meeting Saturday, where dozens […]

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New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

New tourism hospital getting limited concessions

| 22/12/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A second proposed medical tourism project has been given the green light by government, but this hospital will not be getting the level of concessions awarded to Health City Cayman Islands. With the exception of duty waivers on medical supplies, Aster Cayman Medcity will not get any concessions in the development phase or special […]

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Brackers kick back on chopper-base plan

Brackers kick back on chopper-base plan

| 17/12/2020 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Activists on Cayman Brac are fighting a proposal by a private aviation company that is planning to set up a mysterious helicopter operation near the island’s airport at an environmentally sensitive location. Daggaro was recently given planning permission for a hanger and related administration building, from where the owners say they will run medevac […]

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Mystery aviation company setting up shop on Brac

Mystery aviation company setting up shop on Brac

| 14/12/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): An aviation company that registered in Switzerland earlier this year and is described as “providing airpower and intelligence services” has been given clearance to build a hanger and administration building on Cayman Brac adjacent to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. It is not clear exactly what Daggaro will be doing there and for whom, […]

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Work begins on seven low cost East End homes

Work begins on seven low cost East End homes

| 04/12/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) has broken ground on the latest phase of its low cost homes in East End. The construction of the first seven set of affordable houses in phase three of the project is set to begin this month and another 14 houses will also get underway in the first […]

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Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

| 02/12/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The disappearance of chunks of Seven Mile Beach in the recent stormy weather has focused public attention on the erosion of the famous stretch of sand, and this slow moving problem is getting worse. Experts here are warning that some tough decisions about shifting back buildings and other hard structures must be made to […]

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