Tag: beach access

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 [...]

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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 acti [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 $1 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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