Tag: West Bay

Population growth fuels public concern for new plan

Population growth fuels public concern for new plan

| 07/06/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Unchecked population growth that is fueling the rampant over-development of the Cayman Islands should be at the heart of the public conversation on shaping the development plan, people who attended the first of the planning ministry’s meetings on its draft Planning Statement made clear on Tuesday. This vague overview of what the Cayman Islands […]

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Major mixed-use Batabano project gets CPA thumbs up

Major mixed-use Batabano project gets CPA thumbs up

| 26/03/2024 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The once quiet residential area of Batabano in West Bay, which is going through a significant period of change, is facing yet another major development that was given the green light by the Central Planning Authority last month. According to the CPA minutes for the meeting on 28 February, the board gave the thumbs […]

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West Bay church gets $450k from CIG for shelter

West Bay church gets $450k from CIG for shelter

| 02/02/2024 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The Church of God Chapel in West Bay has received a grant from the public purse of $450,000 towards the redevelopment of the church building, which will include an emergency shelter for 200 people from the surrounding community. The money has come from unused capital expenditure in the 2023 budgets of the social development […]

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CoP worried by ‘insatiable appetite’ for guns

CoP worried by ‘insatiable appetite’ for guns

| 09/11/2023 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over the last seven years, the RCIPS, with support from Customs and Border Control, has taken 126 illegal guns off the street, including 19 so far this year, countering what Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said was an “insatiable appetite” here for firearms. Concerned about the impact of gun crime, he told a large group […]

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DVDL opens new WB office with no inspection pit

DVDL opens new WB office with no inspection pit

| 18/10/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 20 OCT WITH MINISTRY COMMENT: The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) opened its new West Bay office last Friday but there is still no inspection pit at the location. The office is bigger and will have more staff and more parking than the old office, which was situated on a small […]

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Police arrest suspect in West Bay murder

Police arrest suspect in West Bay murder

| 17/10/2022

(CNS): Police have arrested a 42-year-old man from West Bay on suspicion of the murder of George ‘Ian’ Duffell (51) at around 11pm Friday night in Birch Tree Hill. The man was picked up on Saturday, 15 October, and remains in custody as the murder investigation continues. Duffel, who is also from West Bay, was […]

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Man wounded in West Bay shooting

Man wounded in West Bay shooting

| 11/09/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS) Police are investigating a shooting that happened late last night in West Bay, after a month long reprieve in local gun violence. According to a short press release from the RCIPS, a 23-year-old man from the district was shot in the pelvis on Friday around 11pm. Police were called to the scene on Reverend […]

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Developers defend projects facing public backlash

Developers defend projects facing public backlash

| 05/08/2021 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Local residents challenging the pace of development are no longer just committed environmental activists but increasingly include Caymanians who have been marginalized by projects that undermine the culture and heritage of these islands, but some developers are standing by their plans, despite the controversy they are causing. Matthew Wight, one of three Caymanian developers […]

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West Bayers fear loss of Barkers Beach

West Bayers fear loss of Barkers Beach

| 31/05/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Local non-profit groups, conservation advocates and activists in West Bay and beyond are joining forces to mount a focused campaign to save Barkers Beach and secure the location as a formally protected national park before the area is developed. Fears are mounting as development around the much loved natural beauty spot gathers pace and […]

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Police open murder inquiry

Police open murder inquiry

| 12/11/2019 | 80 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED NOON: A man found with a gunshot wound at about 5:30pm Tuesday evening in West Bay is dead and police have now confirmed that they have launched a murder inquiry. Shaquille Demarion Bush (24) was found in Daisy Lane in the Logwoods area of the district by officers after a call was made […]

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Cops step up patrols to boost business safety

Cops step up patrols to boost business safety

| 21/12/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS stepped up foot patrols in commercial areas across the islands this week to enhance the safety and security of businesses and the customers during the Christmas Season. On Wednesday evening officers were meeting and greeting with staff in and around the business area of West Bay at Centennial Towers, advising on security […]

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