Tag: Seven Mile Beach

Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

| 02/12/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The disappearance of chunks of Seven Mile Beach in the recent stormy weather has focused public attention on the erosion of the famous stretch of sand, and this slow moving problem is getting worse. Experts here are warning that some tough decisions about shifting back buildings and other hard structures must be made to […]

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Hotel re-zone sought near Seven Mile Public Beach

Hotel re-zone sought near Seven Mile Public Beach

| 28/10/2020 | 69 Comments

CNS): The owners of Trafalgar Place, a commercial development on the West Bay Road, have applied to the Central Planning Authority to have the block and parcels re-zoned as hotel-tourism, which could pave the way for another major hotel development close to the Seven Mile Public Beach. The CPA was due to consider the application […]

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Westin plans new 10-storey tower

Westin plans new 10-storey tower

| 25/08/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The group that owns the Westin hotel is the latest to submit plans to redevelop a Seven Mile Beach site that will include a ten-storey tower, the maximum height allowed there now. The National Conservation Council has agreed that the project will not require an environmental impact assessment but said there are a number […]

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Public beaches closed Easter Monday

Public beaches closed Easter Monday

| 11/04/2020 | 237 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that all public beaches will be closed on Easter Monday because of concerns arising out of the behaviour of people on Seven Mile Public Beach on Good Friday. The Public Health Law regulations will be changed later today to confirm the shut-down on beach access for the public from […]

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Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

| 23/01/2020 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Plans to redevelop the Seven Mile Beach condo complex Lacovia from its current 3-storey units to three new 10-storey buildings has received the green light from the Central Planning Authority. Most of the objections to the project were either withdrawn or had fallen away when the application went before the CPA Wednesday, leaving those […]

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Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

| 22/01/2020 | 167 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lacovia for three 10-storey tower blocks on the current Seven Mile Beach site has caused outrage among wealthy neighbours on the famous stretch of beach, who feel the proposed redevelopment is too big for the location and will cause overcrowding around their luxury beachfront homes. Bronte Developers have applied to […]

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7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

7MB wall continues to stir up trouble

| 09/12/2019 | 131 Comments

(CNS): A clear message was delivered at the weekend on the five-foot wall directed by the Central Planning Authority between the newly revamped Seven Mile Public Beach and the West Bay Road. As the barrier continues to stir up public anger, vandals took to using spray paint, writing “Tear down this wall” across it. Meanwhile, […]

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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’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

Dart’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

| 17/10/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Dart has confirmed that pictures posted on social media recently of brightly coloured but very small huts are indeed their new vendor units for the Seven Mile Beach revamp project. Responding to CNS enquiries about the new kiosks, Dart officials said that they were designed to meet government specifications and to help with the […]

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Gov’t claims 7MB is safe from dock

Gov’t claims 7MB is safe from dock

| 23/09/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has refuted concerns raised by coral reef experts at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman, claiming that the scientists’ warnings about Seven Mile Beach being at risk from the cruise port are wrong. The CIG stated that the CCMI findings were “at odds with all the available scientific […]

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Cayman attracts green tourism attention

Cayman attracts green tourism attention

| 18/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by the tourism industry and NGOs across Cayman are helping the destination earn a reputation for marine conservation. This jurisdiction has come top in several industry awards this year, including for eco-tourism. Despite government’s failure to implement enhanced marine park protections and its determination to build the controversial cruise dock, Cayman remains a […]

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