Tag: Public Lands Commission

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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Lands Commission OKs 7MB fencing

Lands Commission OKs 7MB fencing

| 12/02/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission has confirmed that there is nothing unlawful about the fencing that has been erected on Seven Mile Beach in connection with the musical festival taking place at the weekend on Dart-owned land to the east of Seven Mile Beach and north of the Kimpton resort. Public concerns were raised yesterday […]

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Concerns raised over fencing on 7MB

Concerns raised over fencing on 7MB

| 12/02/2019 | 136 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: As organisers of the forthcoming music festival complete the preparations on the site owned by the Dart Group, a long line of double fencing has appeared on Seven Mile Beach running parallel to the location. The festival organisers have now responded to CNS inquiries claiming that permission for the fence was granted as […]

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No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

| 07/12/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The MLA for George Town South, Barbara Conolly has made a clear public commitment that there will be no commercial activity at Smith Barcadere (a.k.a. Smith Cove). Anchor Tours, a local tour operator who had been selling tours to cruise passengers, in partnership with Carnival ships, has been told to cease trading at the […]

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Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

Smith Cove ‘business’ stirs up concern

| 05/12/2018 | 150 Comments

(CNS): The public beach area at Smith Cove (Smith Barcadere) has come under scrutiny by local activists and the broader community after revelations that a local tour company is using the location for snorkelling tours for cruise ship passengers. Others may also be using it as a place to rent paddle boards to visitors, despite […]

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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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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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Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

Land commission to deal with rogue beach vendors

| 23/03/2018 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority (CPA) has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Seven Mile Public Beach by Dart. However, concerns about the behaviour of certain beach vendors and the dangers posed by some taxi drivers in the area were raised during Wednesday’s planning meeting, when it was revealed that the newly created Public Lands Commission […]

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Lands commission created to manage public use

Lands commission created to manage public use

| 05/02/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Government has now created the Public Lands Commission, a body established in the 2017 Public Lands Law, which will help regulate the use and enjoyment of public land and implement government’s policies. The creation of the PLC comes against a backdrop of mounting concern about beach access and the challenges presented by some beachfront […]

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Public beach access remains at risk

Public beach access remains at risk

| 28/11/2017 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Resolving the issues surrounding public beach access rights has been identified by the current administration as an important priority. Nevertheless, during Finance Committee earlier this month MLAs raised a number of concerns about the increasing impositions being placed on people trying to access local beaches and Attorney General Samuel Bulgin struggled to offer any […]

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