Tag: Barkers Beach

Proposed Barkers resort refused by CPA

Proposed Barkers resort refused by CPA

| 04/10/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has rejected an application for a boutique resort on Conch Point Road, just a over a mile from Barkers national reserve. The planning application for the project, which stirred up opposition in West Bay, was denied after last Wednesday’s CPA meeting but the board has not yet detailed the reasons […]

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Barkers 5-storey hotel faces objections

Barkers 5-storey hotel faces objections

| 27/09/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application for a hotel in West Bay just over a mile from the Barkers Beach National Park is being challenged by a local objector on a number of grounds, including legal technical challenges over setbacks and other compliance problems. But the project by Coe Group Ltd for the Barkers Beach Resort is […]

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Developers defend projects facing public backlash

Developers defend projects facing public backlash

| 05/08/2021 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Local residents challenging the pace of development are no longer just committed environmental activists but increasingly include Caymanians who have been marginalized by projects that undermine the culture and heritage of these islands, but some developers are standing by their plans, despite the controversy they are causing. Matthew Wight, one of three Caymanian developers […]

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West Bayers fear loss of Barkers Beach

West Bayers fear loss of Barkers Beach

| 31/05/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Local non-profit groups, conservation advocates and activists in West Bay and beyond are joining forces to mount a focused campaign to save Barkers Beach and secure the location as a formally protected national park before the area is developed. Fears are mounting as development around the much loved natural beauty spot gathers pace and […]

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Public beaches closed Easter Monday

Public beaches closed Easter Monday

| 11/04/2020 | 237 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that all public beaches will be closed on Easter Monday because of concerns arising out of the behaviour of people on Seven Mile Public Beach on Good Friday. The Public Health Law regulations will be changed later today to confirm the shut-down on beach access for the public from […]

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Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

| 28/02/2019 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The representative for West Bay South, Tara Rivers, has said that an application by Handel Whittaker for a coastal works licence in relation to a controversial proposed development in the Barkers area is “not acceptable”. In contrast to comments made on Monday by her Cabinet colleague, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, who predicted a successful […]

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DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

| 27/02/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said that removing more than four acres of turtle grass in Barkers will adversely affect essential habitat for protected species, that it will destroy live coral and lead to beach erosion, among many other problems. Following comments by the tourism minister that a controversial coastal works application by the […]

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Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

| 26/02/2019 | 129 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has given the first indication from a Cabinet member that the application by the owner of Calico Jack’s to clear turtle grass and build a dock in Barkers, paving the way for a new bar and tourist facility, could get the green light. Moses Kirkconnell alluded to possible “success” for Handel […]

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Dart chief reveals goal to develop more beaches

Dart chief reveals goal to develop more beaches

| 06/02/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Mark VanDevelde, CEO of Dart Enterprises, has stated that the company is hoping to begin “thoughtful development in the Barkers area of West Bay” with beach amenities near Villas Pappagallo, among other plans for more development on Grand Cayman’s beaches. According to the developer’s own publication, Camana Bay Times, VanDevelde said there are plans to […]

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Listen Up! Barkers under threat

Listen Up! Barkers under threat

| 23/01/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS Podcast): In this pilot episode of the CNS podcast “Listen Up!”, which will be a frequent but not necessarily regular feature on Cayman News Service, we take a closer look at what’s happening at Barkers Beach. The proposed development in this area has been in the news lately and has caused quite a stir […]

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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 | 121 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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