Final push for petition

Opponents of the Emerald Sound
development in South Sound are making a final push this weekend to gather more
signatures for petitions opposing the project.

Concerns about the development
centre around the plan to cut through the South Sound coastline to create an
inland canal system and the impact it may have on the South Sound and
surrounding properties.

The petitions will be handed over
to the Cayman Islands premier, deputy premier, ministers of Cabinet, George
Town MLAs, the Department of Environment, the Water Authority, the National
Roads Authority, and the Planning Department next week.  

“The cut off time for signatures
for the online petition is this Monday 25 January at 5pm,” said Katrina Jurn, a
South Sound resident who developed an online petition opposing the project. The
online petition can be found at

Other petitions for both residents
and supporters have also been circulating since a meeting held on 14 January.

“There are currently about 200
signatures online and many more on the paper petitions, at least 300, but it is
not possible to say yet as there are a number of paper petitions in circulation
which will be collected on Monday, counted and handed over together on
Tuesday,” said Miss Jurn.

Opponents hoped to collect at least
500 signatures.