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UPDATED: Dart buys Comfort Suites hotel

Dart has entered into an agreement to buy the Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach hotel.

Dart is granted 3-D parcel for Camana Bay Tunnel

The Dart group has been granted permission to create a three-dimensional parcel above its tunnel on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.

Chamber of Commerce dubs Dart tower ‘high-rise jungle’

Business leaders have spoken out against the Dart group’s plans for a so-called ‘iconic tower’ in the Cayman Islands, saying it is “not needed nor wanted” by the larger community.

Dart makes case for ‘iconic tower’

A five-star skyscraper resort that is instantly recognisable all over the world would signal strength, attract visitors and potentially draw billionaire investors to Cayman, according to Justin Howe, executive vice president of Real Estate Development and Operations for Decco, Dart’s development arm.

Eco-resort planned for East End’s Barefoot Beach

The Dart group is supporting plans for an eco-resort featuring 89 cottages at Barefoot Beach in East End.

Dart donates official codebooks to assist aspiring electricians

Dart has donated the official textbook of the National Electrical Code to the next class of electricians who must study the code to sit the Cayman Islands Government Electrical Licensing Exam.

Dart plans ‘iconic tower’ for Cayman

Dart Enterprises is planning to build a tower that would “greatly exceed” Cayman’s current 10-story height limit on buildings, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Thursday’s Cayman Economic Outlook conference.

EDITORIAL – A new day for Le Soleil D’Or and the Brac

Cayman Brackers and the rest of us received welcome news last week with the announcement that the Dart organization is in the final stages of completing the purchase of the luxury Le Soleil D’Or on the Sister Island.

Britannia owners hire legal team to fight for golf, beach rights

Property owners in the Britannia Estates development say they plan to “vigorously defend” their rights to use golf and beach facilities at properties now owned by the Dart group.

Dart plans temporary Seven Mile Beach bar

The Dart group hopes to turn a cottage on the old Coral Caymanian property on Seven Mile Beach into a bar and restaurant.

Dart heads to court over Britannia beach and golf rights

The Dart group is seeking to free itself from restrictive agreements guaranteeing home owners in the luxury Britannia Estates development the right to use golf, tennis and beach facilities associated with its properties.

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.

Reshaping of Dart’s coastal land progresses

Bulldozers are sculpting and reshaping a large area of land bordering Seven Mile Beach as the Dart group makes headway on a series of projects.

Chess champ Hou Yifan wins 22 games at once

Four-time women’s world chess champion, Hou Yifan, took on 22 challengers in the Cayman Islands this week and emerged victorious in every game.

Festival site approved ahead of KAABOO

The Dart group was granted planning permission Thursday to create an event site that will be used to host the forthcoming KAABOO Cayman festival and potentially other major concerts and events.

Financial services industry: Cayman’s ‘invisible’ giant

In 1960, the Cayman Islands could not have been further removed from its status today as a small but prominent global financial center. At the time, the Cayman economy still largely relied on seamen’s remittances, fishing, agriculture, shipbuilding and hand crafts. Airline services were limited and the tourism sector in its infancy.

Planning Authority explains Dart tunnel denial

The Dart group failed to demonstrate sufficient reason to justify extending the underpass it is building on West Bay Road, the Central Planning Authority wrote in a single-line explanation of its decision to reject the application.

Camana Bay celebrates a decade of development

A decade of Camana Bay has wrought major changes in the Cayman Islands, and the pace is unlikely to slow in the next 10 years.

EDITORIAL: ‘Minds Inspired’ sowing the seeds of Cayman’s future

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Author Jack London We often think of inspiration as something that...

‘Major expansion’ of Cayman International School planned

The Dart group is planning a "major expansion" of the Cayman International School, which is struggling to meet growing demand for places.

Cayman not eligible for Ten Island Challenge funding

The Cayman Islands could still be involved in entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Ten Island Challenge, though the territory is not eligible for grant funding from the renewable energy initiative.

EIA recommended for Dart beach rock removal

An environmental impact assessment should be carried out before Dart Real Estate is allowed to move beach rock from the shallow coastal waters off Seven Mile Beach, the Department of Environment has advised.

Dart supports YMCA as corporate founder

Trinity has been named Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator at the Hedge Week Global Awards. “We are absolutely thrilled with winning this award and give thanks for the support of every one of our clients in achieving it,” Trinity CEO John McCann said. “For Trinity it represents recognition from the marketplace for our sustained innovation, our ongoing investment in technology and the continued depth of knowledge and dedication of our staff in adapting and responding to an ever-evolving industry.”

Dart tunnel project approved

Dart Real Estate confirmed Thursday it had been granted planning permission for a second underpass west of Camana Bay. The work will essentially transform a stretch of West Bay Road, close to Royal Palms, into a tunnel.

Rock removal trial begins on Seven Mile Beach

The Dart group began removing slabs of beach rock from the waters off Seven Mile Beach on Wednesday at the site of a planned five-star resort.

McEnroe, Courier, Seles returning to Cayman for Legends tournament

Tennis stars John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Daniela Hantuchova will be the headliners at next year’s Legends tournament in Camana Bay. The event will return to Festival Green on Friday evening, Feb. 17, and will include men’s singles and mixed doubles.

Hailed as ‘jewel’ of tourism sector, Kimpton opens doors

Immediately hailed as a “new jewel” of Grand Cayman’s tourism industry, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, opened for guests on Tuesday. The 266-room hotel has been four years in the making.

Dart plans next phase of Camana Bay expansion

Developer Dart Real Estate has submitted a planning application for an underpass along West Bay Road, the next phase of its ambitious plan to expand Camana Bay and create “sea-to-sound” connectivity between the Town Centre and Seven Mile Beach. A first underpass for the re-routed Esterley Tibbetts Highway has already been built.

Dart awarded for registering most participants in 5K walk/run

The Dart group of companies, with 45 members of staff taking part, won this year’s Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial Walk/Run Challenge Cup.

Dart wins permission to remove rocks from coastal waters

The Dart group has been given permission to begin removing rocks from the shallow coastal waters off a Seven Mile Beach property where it hopes to build a new five-star hotel. The developer has been granted a coastal works license for a trial removal of beach rock at the site just north of the new Kimpton Seafire Resort.

EDITORIAL – What’s on deck for Cayman’s tourism sector

Prepare to weigh anchor, Cayman: We are about to embark upon another banner season for our tourism industry.

Monster Dash 5K set for Oct. 22

Get a jump on Halloween by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Camana Bay. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the family friendly event; the race is open to all, with strollers and kids welcome.

‘Awe and respect’: Cayman youth swim with sharks for documentary

With around 40 lemon sharks circling the boat, 17-year-old Matteo Pollini admits he felt a flutter of nerves before he jumped in. But by the end of five days of diving in the chummed up waters of Tiger Beach off the Bahamas, the fear was gone.

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.

EDITORIAL – Premier McLaughlin muddies the waters of ‘Alden Pond’

On Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin purported to “correct” a Cayman Compass editorial that stated his Progressives government had squandered an opportunity to obtain land adjoining Smith Cove from the Dart Group. Premier McLaughlin then proceeded to lay out, in detail, how accurate the Compass’s observations were.

A history of Smith Cove ownership

The northerly part of Smith Cove has been in private ownership since the first official countrywide land survey was conducted in the 1970s. The 2.5-acre plot comprises part of the smaller beach, a rocky outcrop and a grove of seagrape trees.

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