Tag: beach access

Beach access activists finally secure legal aid

Beach access activists finally secure legal aid

| 30/04/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED After a long and protracted battle to secure funding for a legal challenge against government over its failure to register and protect beach access rights for the public, activists have been granted legal aid to press their case. In his ruling, Acting Justice Alastair Malcolm said the [...]

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Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

| 22/02/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Government’s most recent and updated review of beach access points and rights of way around all three Cayman Islands backs claims by local activists who have been raising the alarm that the majority are blocked or inaccessible in some way. The final report was published this week and sh [...]

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Activists’ beach access case remains stalled

Activists’ beach access case remains stalled

| 19/02/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by a local group of activists trying to push government into registering a number of beach access points around Cayman before they are lost forever remain stalled, as the court has still not responded to their appeal against a legal aid refusal last month. A new batch of documents was [...]

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Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

Opposition mulling options on CIG beach access failures

| 31/01/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader plans to press the issue of the government’s failure to act on registering and preserving beach access points, which many people fear are going to be lost forever, despite the current administration’s promises to address the problem. Ezzard Miller told CNS th [...]

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Activists urge CIG to deal with beach access

Activists urge CIG to deal with beach access

| 26/01/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Activists from the Concerned Citizens group are raising the alarm that the beaches around Grand Cayman are becoming battlegrounds because government is still not protecting access for local people. Since 2001, the group has been campaigning for the authorities to have a number of beach acce [...]

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Beach access trouble blocks EMS

Beach access trouble blocks EMS

| 18/12/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Efforts to rescue a visitor to the Cayman Islands after he got into difficulty in the sea off Boggy Sands Road, West Bay, Sunday lunchtime were severely hampered because beach access was blocked. Fortunately, the rescue was eventually successful and the visitor is recovering in hospital, but [...]

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Developer rips up slice of North Side coast

Developer rips up slice of North Side coast

| 17/08/2017 | 227 Comments
(CNS): A developer has been ripping up the ironshore along a stretch of coast in North Side without the requisite permission, according to officials. A concerned CNS reader sent pictures of a digger on the coast tearing up the natural rock formation, which the Department of Environment (DoE) has sai [...]

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California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

| 12/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands government begins a new focus on addressing the long-standing problems regarding beach access and easement rights to the shore, owners of beachfront property in California have been fined millions of dollars. Beach access rights in Cayman was a hot topic during the last [...]

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Tibbetts commits to dealing with beach access

Tibbetts commits to dealing with beach access

| 26/10/2016 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has told the Legislative Assembly that his ministry is examining the issue of beach access in order to protect the rights that have been gradually eroded due to inadequate protection and extensive beachfront development. Responding to a private member’s motion brought [...]

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