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Save Barkers Beach demonstrators gather

Some 20 protestors hold up signs calling for government to ‘Save Barkers Beach’ on the roadside by the Government Administration Building in George Town during Friday’s rush hour

Calico’s Barkers plan will not work, report warns

Plans to remove 180,000 square feet of seagrass to create a swimming area at Barkers beach are unworkable and should be rejected, the Department of Environment has advised.

DoE receives objections about Barkers plan

An application to remove some 180,000 square feet of sea grass to create a swimming beach for cruise ship tourists off Barkers peninsula received more than 100 written objections from members of the public, according to the Department of Environment.

Letter: Preserving Barkers

Once one part of the area is developed, then plans will be submitted for further development and Barkers will end up like Seven Mile Beach, with miles of hotels, restaurants and shops.

Letter: Barkers is a special place for many people

Does anybody believe that tourists visit for a taste of Cayman? A little bit of rustic, Caribbean music and Caymankind? Or is that all to be totally lost?

EDITORIAL – ‘Barkers Park’ and principles of private property

In a small, capitalistic society such as the Cayman Islands, private property rights carry disproportionate importance, nearly to the point of sanctity.

Barkers in the balance

Jutting like a crooked finger into the North Sound, Barkers peninsula offers a glimpse of what Grand Cayman might have looked like to the first settlers – the verdant island set in blue Caribbean sea, exalted in our national song.

Balancing heritage and development

The National Trust, like many environmental groups and individuals, recognizes the need for sustainable economic development, but not to the detriment of our natural heritage; this is what makes the Cayman Islands unique and is the primary reason people choose to visit.

Letter: Well-planned development is welcome in Barkers

Development of the area is not wrong if it is done properly. Where would Cayman be today without development?

Calico Jack’s submits Barkers plan

Calico Jack’s owner Handel Whittaker is seeking permission to remove around 180,000 square feet of sea grass to create a swimming area at Barkers Beach as part of a plan to relocate the popular Seven Mile Beach bar.

Police car damaged during turtle investigation

A police vehicle was rear-ended Tuesday by a car officers said they were attempting to stop while responding to a report of a turtle being taken from the water.

‘Where’s the beach?’: North Side cleanup highlights pollution problem

A group of North Side residents took cleanup efforts into their own hands Friday when they removed large amounts of debris from a stretch of beach between a family cemetery plot and Chisholm’s Supermarket.

Barkers ‘park rangers’ get government contract, form landscaping company

A group of people hired to help clean up West Bay’s Barkers area during 2011-2013 as government-sponsored “park rangers” later formed a private landscaping company, which received a public sector contract in mid-2015 that did not include the Barkers area.

Jogger attacked in Barkers

A woman jogging along a trail in West Bay’s Barkers area was jumped by an attacker just after dawn Friday.

Cayman’s first protected areas approved by Conservation Council

Plans to turn part of the Barkers peninsula into a national park, protected from development, have taken a step closer after the approval of 11 pieces of land on Grand Cayman and Little Cayman as the islands’ first protected areas.

Fishing tournament has Barkers abuzz

Barkers bay was filled with campers, participants and spectators at the second annual Gressy Barkers Bay Fishing Tournament on Easter Monday, April 17.

Barkers National Park plan revived

Plans to turn part of the Barkers peninsula into a national park are included in an initial list of proposals for the Cayman Islands’ first protected areas.

Seven Cubans land at Barkers after bad weather

Seven migrants from Cuba landed at Barkers in West Bay over the weekend. The Immigration Department said the six men and one woman ran out of fuel and supplies after “bad weather pushed them severely off course.”

Cuban boat lands at Barkers

A boat from Cuba landed in Barkers over the weekend. The Immigration Department did not respond to questions about the migrants who landed on the West Bay beach.

EDITORIAL – Barkers: Our ‘national park’ that isn’t

Uh oh. Just when the Cayman Islands government put a lid on popular outrage over the proposed development of land abutting Smith Cove, a new set of construction plans for property in Barkers could reignite public emotions.

After Smith Cove ‘saved,’ is battle for Barkers next?

Just days after sealing a deal to buy part of Smith Cove, government is facing calls to purchase another piece of oceanfront real estate to protect it from a planned development. A private landowner is going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday.

Fishing tournament to honor local angler

Registration is now open for the Burnis Ebanks “Lil’B” catch-and-release fishing tournament. The event will be held at Barkers Bay on the June public holiday, the Queen’s Birthday on Monday, June 13.

Fishing Tournament to honor ‘Gressy’

In the spirit of tradition, family and friends are planning a fishing tournament in memory of the late Gressmon Ebanks.

Around the district: West Bay beaches

The West Bay shoreline offers many contrasts, with craggy ironshore giving way to sugary sand along the western coastline at the top of Seven Mile Beach, while rustic charm defines the district’s northeast beaches that culminate at Barkers.

Boarders blown away by perfect conditions

Gravity-defying jumps and spectacular tricks were on show in Grand Cayman over the holiday weekend as a howling “nor’wester” provided ideal conditions for some of the world’s best kiteboarders to showcase the best the sport has to offer.

Barkers looking worse for wear

Plastics, glass bottles and cans and a diaper box protruding through garbage bags: These are just some of the things you can find lying...

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