Tag: Dart Group

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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‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

‘Ugly’ 7MB wall directed by CPA

| 06/12/2019 | 162 Comments

(CNS): The wall being erected along the side of the Seven Mile Public Beach as part of the enhancement project, which has caused a huge stir on social media, was directed by the Central Planning Authority, according to the minutes from the meeting when the application for the project was granted. The wall, which many […]

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Dart explores art at Hyatt and grows Camana Bay

Dart explores art at Hyatt and grows Camana Bay

| 07/10/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): A spokesperson for the Dart Group said it is exploring the possibility of using some of the old Hyatt structures for an art installation. CNS made enquiries after readers spotted activity going on at the former hotel site, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan some 15 years ago. The island’s largest developer is also […]

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Dart in talks over cruise port land

Dart in talks over cruise port land

| 04/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has confirmed that it has been approached by the Verdant Isle consortium about a piece of land it owns becoming part of the controversial cruise berthing facility and cargo project. The group, which won the bid to develop the project, released a picture of the planned area of the development, which […]

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Pop-up bar appears set for big crowds

Pop-up bar appears set for big crowds

| 23/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): With what appears to be well over 250 sun loungers, dozens of picnic tables, cabanas and many other seating units, a new pop-up resort on Dart property along Seven Mile Beach seems set to cater to significant crowds. Located between the Dart family home and Royal Palms, Coral Beach is due to formally open […]

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7MB playground to close for two weeks

7MB playground to close for two weeks

| 16/08/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The playground to the north of the parking lot at Seven Mile Public beach will be closed from today, Friday 16 August, for two weeks until 30 August, to accommodate work that the Dart Group is doing in the area to upgrade the wider recreational area. The $3 million enhancement project, which was included […]

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Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

Dart gobbles up another 7MB property

| 15/07/2019 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group has acquired another beachfront property on Seven Mile Beach. According to a press release published on Dart’s website, the Cayman Islands’ largest investor has entered into a deal with Seven Mile Suites Ltd, which owned the Comfort Suites in the heart of Grand Cayman’s famous tourist district. The hotel is a […]

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Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

| 18/03/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Local traders who are currently touting their wares on Seven Mile Public Beach will be given designated slots in a “designated vendor village”, according to a statement about the start of a $3 million project to enhance recreational areas at the beach. The work started Monday morning and is expected to take around four […]

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Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

| 05/03/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Cayman Islands may be a stable and peaceful place when compared to many other countries around the world at present but we cannot take that stability for granted. He said government needed to “work tirelessly” to maintain the stability and be vigilant against instability, as he outlined Cayman’s […]

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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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Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

| 22/02/2019 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Following mounting speculation that a Dart-owned company had acquired the boutique nine-room resort, Le Soleil D’Or, on Cayman Brac, Dart Real Estate Business Development President Jackie Doak confirmed the purchase Thursday, and said the developer intends to restore the resort to full operations and retain the current staff. While it appears that Dart has […]

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