Tag: Kurt Tibbetts

Smith Barcadere project protest planned

Smith Barcadere project protest planned

| 10/02/2020 | 124 Comments

(CNS): A peaceful protest is planned at the Smith Barcadere this Saturday as a demonstration against government’s planned enhancement project at the site, even though the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has already started the tendering process. Among the objections is that the enhancement will encourage tour operators to drop off cruise ship passengers […]

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CPA members reveal interests

CPA members reveal interests

| 27/09/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The extent to which several members of the Central Planning Authority are involved in development and construction has been revealed after the planning department granted a freedom of information request by CNS. The request for the members’ register of interests was made following a recent Public Accounts Committee hearing where the director of planning […]

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Fuel bill aims to improve consumer confidence

Fuel bill aims to improve consumer confidence

| 06/04/2017 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The minister of planning, who has responsibility for the fuel sector, has said that legislation passed in the Legislative Assembly last month to regulate the industry is about improving consumer confidence that the price of gas is competitive and fair. “We cannot afford to be captured or appear to be captured by the industry […]

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Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

| 28/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Elections): Speculation over the future of two of the Legislative Assembly’s veteran MLAs was settled last night when Kurt Tibbetts confirmed his retirement from politics after 25 years in office, while Anthony Eden revealed he was going to seek another term and would be running for re-election in Savannah as an independent. The premier […]

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NRA redirecting road for developer

NRA redirecting road for developer

| 20/03/2017 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay are worried that government is making changes to roads around their homes to facilitate a developer, who has yet to make any serious commitment to a proposed hotel project, that will block their beach access, and that the public purse is footing the bill. Residents in the coastal neighbourhood in […]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside clean-ups, beautification and refurbishment work, the teams also cleared over 30 beach […]

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Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

Tibbetts leaves gap in PPM election line-up

| 29/11/2016 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made it clear that if his long-time political friend and colleague, Kurt Tibbetts, sticks to his guns about his planned retirement from the political arena at the end of this administration, it would create a very difficult gap to fill in the PPM team. But speaking to the party faithful at […]

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Expansion plans ahead for public works

Expansion plans ahead for public works

| 15/11/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department could be playing an even bigger role in future, according to a new strategic assessment by Project Future. The ministry of planning published three reports about several departments within its ministry designed to make them more efficient and cut the size of government. However, after the report found a need […]

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Equestrian Center fights government over road

Equestrian Center fights government over road

| 10/11/2016 | 114 Comments

(CNS): The Equestrian Center, located off the Linford Pierson Highway, has started a petition to stop the government from taking some of its land for the widening of the road into George Town. Still reeling from sexual attacks on three of their ponies, one of which had to be put down, the private riding school […]

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DVDL to expand inspections at private garages

DVDL to expand inspections at private garages

| 10/11/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): As part of the government civil service reform project, the planning ministry is implementing some small changes at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) which it hopes will boost the collection of motoring related fees. Among the changes officials announced this week were plans to boost the number of private garages that […]

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Road poses flooding risks

Road poses flooding risks

| 31/10/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): One of the main reasons why the Department of Environment recommended the need for an environmental impact assessment for the proposed extension of the east-west arterial road through the central mangrove wetlands was the very real risk of flooding. The chair of the National Conservation Council has confirmed that among the many environmental issues […]

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