Tag: beach access

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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Land commission plans to signpost over 100 access points

Land commission plans to signpost over 100 access points

| 11/09/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission plans to signpost all of the registered beach access points on all three islands in order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the beach, as is their right under the law. There are 121 registered public rights of way to the sea in the Cayman Islands — 108 on Grand Cayman, […]

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New beach signs erected but access issue rolls on

New beach signs erected but access issue rolls on

| 04/09/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The newly formed Public Lands Commission has begun rolling out beach access signs across Grand Cayman as part of efforts to address issues concerning beach access. This includes owners of oceanfront homes continuing to deter the public from using beaches in front of their property. Local activist groups are nevertheless still trying to get […]

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Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

Disability council calls for access at Smith Cove

| 16/07/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS) Updated with statement from MLA Barbara Conolly: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has made it clear that it expects the renovations of Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to include access for disabled people. At a public meeting in George Town South last week about the enhancement project, the Progressive MLA for the […]

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Public wants to keep Smith Cove natural

Public wants to keep Smith Cove natural

| 13/07/2018 | 144 Comments

(CNS): The public has made it known that they want to see the natural environment at Smith Cove, Grand Cayman, preserved when government begins an enhancement project there, having purchased more $4.4 million worth of land in the area last year to save it from development. The majority of attendees at a public meeting last […]

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CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

| 09/07/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is embarking on an island-wide spending spree to preserve beachfront property for public use in all of the districts on Grand Cayman as well as the Sister Islands. The minister for lands, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, revealed plans by her ministry to spend $10 million from the Environmental Protection Fund this year […]

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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 applicants’ case had a fair chance […]

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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 shows that of the 385 known […]

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