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Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

| 24/09/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay who are fighting the development of a ten-storey hotel in their quiet residential community have argued that the project should not have been approved, not only because it breaches planning legislation but because there will be no benefit to Cayman. Having secured some $25 million in duty waivers, the resort […]

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CPA refuses Balboa Beach plans but work rolls on

CPA refuses Balboa Beach plans but work rolls on

| 08/09/2020 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Balboa Beach project, which was heard by the Central Planning Authority last week as the owners sought approval for after-the-fact as well as new work at the waterfront site, received a mixed response from the board. A concrete slab on the ironshore that had neither planning permission nor a coastal works licence was […]

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DoE battles threat posed by developments

DoE battles threat posed by developments

| 02/09/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has made several submissions for the Central Planning Authority to consider when it hears applications today, in a bid to save critical habitat and encourage developers to mitigate the environmental threats their projects pose. DoE concerns about some of these applications include swimming pools that will erode beaches and unnecessary […]

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CPA to hear Balboa Beach after-the-fact application

CPA to hear Balboa Beach after-the-fact application

| 01/09/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Ten years after the Central Planning Authority issued after-the-fact permission to the owners of Balboa Beach for an original take-away restaurant and following five enforcement notices and six infractions of the planning law, the owners of the waterfront site have made another application seeking permission for work done without authority. The application, which is […]

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AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

| 31/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has no plans to bring forward a general framework law to support section 70 of the Constitution and prevent future problems with people-initiated referendums (PIR). During the legal challenge mounted by the Cruise Port Referendum campaign the government told the court it would be passing this legislation, but now the […]

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NRA and Dart still in talks over upkeep of ETH

NRA and Dart still in talks over upkeep of ETH

| 28/08/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority will be undertaking the landscape work around parts of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, according to a statement released by the NRA and the Dart Group following public concerns that the overgrown trees and bush were becoming a safety hazard. The two parties said in a joint statement that they are […]

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Airport to cut trees in nearby park

Airport to cut trees in nearby park

| 27/08/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): A number of trees will be bulldozed next week as part of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project, officials have said. The trees at the Airport Park across from Foster’s supermarket are blocking visibility for air-traffic controllers managing aircraft on the newly extended runway, according to the Cayman Islands Airports Authority. Meanwhile, work […]

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Westin plans new 10-storey tower

Westin plans new 10-storey tower

| 25/08/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The group that owns the Westin hotel is the latest to submit plans to redevelop a Seven Mile Beach site that will include a ten-storey tower, the maximum height allowed there now. The National Conservation Council has agreed that the project will not require an environmental impact assessment but said there are a number […]

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Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

| 12/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Now that the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport has been extended, bringing it closer to the perimeter fence on Old Crewe Road, line work has begun on a blast deflector to protect traffic and pedestrians. This shield, which is part of the upgrades at the airport to improve operations and safety standards, will […]

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Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

| 13/07/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The petition requesting a people’s referendum on the construction of the cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour is “dead” along with the project itself, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told CNS. Despite calls from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign that they want the vote to go ahead on Election Day, McLaughlin does not believe […]

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Port petition was not specific, says CPR

Port petition was not specific, says CPR

| 08/07/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign have said that their successful petition asking for a people’s referendum on the proposal to construct cruise berthing facilities in George Town was never specific to any project. Responding to the premier’s comments that his administration will not hold a referendum this term, the CPR said the […]

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