Tag: Smith Cove

Smith Cove committee kept no records

Smith Cove committee kept no records

| 25/06/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): A freedom of information request made by a CNS reader has revealed that the committee created to inform what would have been a very costly public project at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) kept no records. The applicant asked to see documents relating to the creation and membership of the committee, the agendas and […]

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Ministry quits Smith Cove plans

Ministry quits Smith Cove plans

| 11/03/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The planning ministry has announced that it has decided not to proceed with plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in a rare response to the people’s wishes. In a short release Wednesday, ministry officials said the Smith Barcadere Committee agreed that the project should not be pursued. The news comes just as […]

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Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

| 19/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Despite revelations that Cabinet has waived the requirement for planning permission for the Smith Barcadere Project, there is no sign of the necessary gazette required to make the waiver lawful. While Cabinet has the power to grant a planning permission exemption, and is understood to have done so “in the public interest” in the […]

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Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

Smith Cove protestors demand halt to bid

| 17/02/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people turned up to a rally on Saturday at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) to show their support for the campaign to keep it in its natural state and stop government’s proposed enhancement project. Demanding that the current public tender be withdrawn and the entire project dramatically reduced to just a new […]

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Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

Smith Cove revamp stirs up trouble

| 20/01/2020 | 160 Comments

(CNS): Plans to ‘enhance’ Smith Barcadere in South Sound is stoking backlash because people want the public beach left in its natural state. Government purchased more land in what is also known as the Smith Cove area in 2016 after it all came under threat from development and a public campaign was launched to save […]

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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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