Tag: beach access

Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

Legal aid refused in ‘secret’ Dart beach access fight

| 17/02/2020 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The battle to retain the natural beauty of Smith Cove and keep the place accessible to locals is one of several ongoing beach access fights the public is now engaged in. As access to the famous Seven Mile Beach for ordinary people has virtually disappeared, a group of women from West Bay, who believe […]

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Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

| 13/01/2020 | 51 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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Beach access case inches towards judicial review

Beach access case inches towards judicial review

| 10/01/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): An application for judicial review of government’s failure to register and protect long-standing beach access rights is finally beginning to move through the courts. After securing legal aid last year following a long fight, the West Bay ladies behind the Concerned Citizens Group had their first day in court on Thursday, where the judge […]

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Court to hear beach access case

Court to hear beach access case

| 11/12/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A group of ladies from West Bay who have been quietly but persistently fighting for government to register hundreds of access points and historic rights of way to the beach have finally been given a date for their case to be considered. On 9 January the Concerned Citizens Group, which has sought a judicial […]

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Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

Beach activists accuse gov’t of ‘bad faith’

| 21/05/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): After a long battle to raise the necessary funds and win legal aid to support their case, three ladies from West Bay have filed for judicial review of the registrar of lands’ refusal to register dozens of beach access points in accordance with the law. Alice Mae Coe, Annie Multon and Ezmie Smith are […]

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Beach sign denying access removed

Beach sign denying access removed

| 16/05/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission has confirmed that it requested the removal of a sign which recently appeared on Seven Mile Beach denying access to beach-goers. Responding to CNS enquiries, the commission said that the landowner was contravening the Prescription Law and the Public Lands Law. CNS checked the area between Calico Jack’s and the […]

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Sign appears on 7MB denying access

Sign appears on 7MB denying access

| 14/05/2019 | 149 Comments

(CNS): As beach access issues continue to remain a priority for many people in the community, a CNS reader alerted us last week to yet another sign on Seven Mile Beach which incorrectly states that an area of beach almost at the water line is private. This latest hand-painted offending sign at the side of […]

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CPA orders 7MB fence moved

CPA orders 7MB fence moved

| 13/02/2019 | 109 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has confirmed that organisers of a music festival set to take place just off Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach this weekend have been asked to move a double line of fencing that was erected across the beach on Monday, which caused a public stir. Just one day after the […]

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Listen Up! A battle for the beach

Listen Up! A battle for the beach

| 04/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Podcast): In this second episode of the CNS podcast “Listen Up!”, our new frequent but not necessarily regular feature on Cayman News Service, we take a closer look at what’s happening over the controversial issue of beach access. One of the many challenges that has emerged from the consequences of development, beach access is proving […]

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DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

| 09/01/2019 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Following a report on CNS Tuesday that a new sun lounge and umbrella beach rental had popped up on Boggy Sand Beach this week, the Department of Commerce and Investment has confirmed that it is investigating whether or not the business is legal. In addition to questions sent by CNS to various officials about […]

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Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

| 08/01/2019 | 118 Comments

(CNS): West Bay residents have taken to social media demanding answers about the latest ‘pop-up’ beach chair and umbrella rental business that has appeared on Grand Cayman’s shoreline. A picture of the new commercial enterprise catering to cruise ship tourists, this one along Boggy Sand Beach, circulated yesterday but so far there are no answers […]

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