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UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

| 16/01/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): A UK-based architecture firm has announced that it has been awarded the contract to design the new John Gray High School facility, though government has not yet revealed the full details of what was understood to be a competitive bid on the international market. It was opened in February, according to the government’s procurement […]

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Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’  raises new concerns

Cruise line’s ‘ghost ship’ raises new concerns

| 15/01/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Royal Caribbean appears to have linked the lack of cruise berthing facilities in the Cayman Islands to problems with its Western Caribbean itinerary. But more questions have been raised about this justification for the Cayman government’s cruise port project after news reports in Jamaica revealed that the cruise line is paying fees to that […]

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Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The historic lack of enforcement of registered beach access points around Cayman has thrown up some challenges for the Public Lands Commission (PLC), which is attempting to get all of the registered points cleared. Responding to CNS’ enquiries about the latest problem on North West Point Road, the commission’s chief inspector, Winsome Prendergast, said […]

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DoE urges end of illegal land clearing

DoE urges end of illegal land clearing

| 03/01/2020 | 109 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has expressed deep concerns, once again, about the continued clearance of land on potential development sites before planning permission has been granted. Responding to another situation, where four acres of mangroves and important flora were removed illegally, the DoE urged planning to educate the public about the law because trying […]

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10-storey building coming to Camana Bay

10-storey building coming to Camana Bay

| 02/01/2020 | 188 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ biggest investor has been given the green light for the first ten-storey building in its flagship development, Camana Bay. At the last meeting of 2019, the Central Planning Authority approved two new buildings for Dart’s town, where construction is expected to begin this month. The CPA has approved a five-storey office […]

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New house stirs up access concerns

New house stirs up access concerns

| 23/12/2019 | 97 Comments

(CNS): A substantial residential home that has recently been completed in West Bay is stirring up concerns over access for residents in the area. The owners of the house by Alfresco Restaurant and Henning Beach appear to be pushing the boundaries of their property into Mary Mollie Hydes Road, which is likely to interfere with […]

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National Trust details port deception

National Trust details port deception

| 18/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The director of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has outlined, in a sworn affidavit supporting its case for a judicial review, what the non-profit organisation states are the deceptions surrounding the government’s proposed cruise project. Nadia Hardie has said that while government has created an expectation that it will protect the environment, […]

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Looking back, moving forward

Looking back, moving forward

| 17/12/2019 | 37 Comments

CPR Cayman writes: With the holidays around the corner and the referendum delayed, CPR Cayman wishes to take this opportunity to ensure that the public understands what has happened and that individuals are aware of what they can do to continue to advocate for transparency and a brighter future for Cayman.

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Activists keep up campaign efforts

Activists keep up campaign efforts

| 16/12/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS) The members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign are keeping up their efforts to persuade registered electors to vote ‘no’ whenever the referendum on the cruise port project is reset. The CPR will be holding its final rally for the year on Wednesday evening, when the largest ever grassroots movement is likely to be […]

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7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

| 09/12/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): A clear message was delivered at the weekend on the five-foot wall directed by the Central Planning Authority between the newly revamped Seven Mile Public Beach and the West Bay Road. As the barrier continues to stir up public anger, vandals took to using spray paint, writing “Tear down this wall” across it. Meanwhile, […]

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Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

| 09/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has said he will have “conversations” with the dozens of watersport operators, as well as bars, shops and other businesses set to close as a result of the proposed cruise port project. While government has heavily promoted this project as being about making sure Cayman remains in the cruise business in […]

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