Tag: Smith Cove

Elderly woman drowns at Smith Cove

Elderly woman drowns at Smith Cove

| 29/04/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): An 85-year-old woman visiting the Cayman Islands from Florida drowned while swimming at Smith Cove on Monday morning. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the woman was taken to hospital from the popular beach spot on South Church Street in George Town by the emergency services at around 11:00am after she was […]

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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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Witnesses wanted to violent assault on woman

Witnesses wanted to violent assault on woman

| 20/11/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for witnesses to an assault on a woman at Smith Cove during an early morning public altercation on Sunday. Police arrested a 31-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of assault after the incident, in which he is accused of punching a woman in the face […]

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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 enhancement project, the Progressive MLA for the […]

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Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

| 16/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Valiyaveettil Josepeter (51) has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on two girls under the age of 16 at Smith Cove in February. Appearing briefly in Grand Court Friday to deny the allegations, Josepeter was arrested after reports to the police that he had touched at least one girl inappropriately while in the water […]

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Girl sexually assaulted in water at Smith Cove

Girl sexually assaulted in water at Smith Cove

| 10/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested a 36-year-old man from George Town following a report that a girl was indecently assaulted in the water at Smith Barcadere yesterday. The report was made to the police around  3:20pm and the man was arrested shortly afterwards. He remains in police custody while inquiries continue. The child’s age has not been reported. […]

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Smith Cove sex-crime suspect charged

Smith Cove sex-crime suspect charged

| 07/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police have now charged a 51-year-old man from George Town with two counts of indecent assault following an incident at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) on Friday where an underage girl reported being touched inappropriately by the suspect while she was in the water. The man is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

| 05/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have begun an investigation into what may have been a series of sex offences committed at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in South Sound on Sunday evening, 4 February. A 51-year-old man was tracked down and arrested by police following reports that he assaulted at least one young girl in the water at […]

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Smith Cove spruced up to celebrate preservation

Smith Cove spruced up to celebrate preservation

| 31/10/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The community activists who spearheaded the campaign to save Smith Cove from developers organised a community clean-up and a celebration this weekend. Soon after CNS first reported that part of the much-loved, traditional beach spot, also known as Smith Barcadere, was going to form part of a luxury condo development, Morne Botes and other […]

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$5m taken from EPF to buy Smith Cove

$5m taken from EPF to buy Smith Cove

| 25/10/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): With a deal between the government and the owners of the land by Smith Cove agreed and the process to acquire the land for public use underway, both sides of the Legislative Assembly supported a government motion Monday to take $5 million from the Environmental Protection Fund. Premier Alden McLaughlin told the parliament that […]

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