Bringing back a landmark

Time and again the Cayman Islands have seen members of the public and private sectors get together to iron out another wrinkle from Ivan.

This time divers from Ocean Frontiers are teaming with the Department of Environmental Health and others to get one of Grand Cayman’s most popular sites for tourists and locals back in proper working order.

Many drivers headed to East End up the coast way may have noticed that the famous Blow Holes aren’t doing their job.

It was feared by some that Ivan’s wrath brought damage to the ironshore, putting an end to the ancient holes and their daily show.

But it has been learned that Ivan didn’t destroy the holes, he just plugged them.

Efforts are now under way to remove tree trunks and debris from the clogged Blow Holes.

A good effort was made earlier this week, but the constant pounding from Ivan packed the foreign material into the holes.

A plan has been formed to take hydraulic equipment in to help after the first of the year.

East End MLA Arden McLean is holding out on hope that a way will be found to clear the holes and return this favourite site to its normal condition.

Business, individuals and Government need to keep up the post-Ivan momentum in getting the Cayman Islands back to normal and even better.

Clearing the Blow Holes is just another example of what can be accomplished for the good of the country if all sectors join forces and come up with solutions to burgeoning problems.

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