Tag: Barkers Beach

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 | 83 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 | 120 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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Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

| 10/12/2018 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Activists fighting the latest environmental battle to save the dwindling natural resources on the Cayman Islands are hosting another meeting in West Bay on Tuesday. The Save Barkers Beach campaign has been intensifying as organisers collect signatures for a petition and urge people to contact the ministry responsible for the environment to lodge their […]

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West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

| 21/11/2018 | 156 Comments

(CNS): West Bayers have made it clear that they do not want government to approve the coastal works application being made by the owner of Calico Jack’s to remove almost 180,000 sq.ft of turtle grass and build a jetty along Barkers beach. At a public meeting in the district on Tuesday evening residents were urged […]

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