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Ombudsman orders Cabinet to release Smith Barcadere planning decision

The Office of the Ombudsman has ruled that excerpts of Cabinet minutes relating to a planning-permission exemption for Smith Barcadere should be made public.

Glad Smith Barcadere makeover rejected

Please DON’T redevelop or put up new structures at Smith Barcadere – we have been visiting the beautiful Cayman Islands for many years now...
McKeeva Bush looks on as Public Works Department staff work on the new playground in December 2018

Cabinet planning exemptions used to fast-track park projects

Since 2017, 12 properties in Grand Cayman, including the site of the now-abandoned Smith Barcadere redevelopment project, have been granted Cabinet exemptions from planning permission. The exemptions have allowed government to streamline projects championed by legislators, such as community parks, without subjecting them to the standard approval process.
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Smith Barcadere redevelopment plan abandoned

Government has quashed its plans to redevelop Smith Barcadere.

Smith Barcadere exempt from planning permission

No planning permission will be required for the proposed redevelopment of Smith Barcadere. 

Smith Barcadere project paused

Plans to enhance Smith Barcadere have been put on hold until further public consultation is held and agreement on a way forward is found, officials announced Saturday.

Peaceful protest set for this weekend

A local group is set to hold a peaceful protest this weekend at Smith Barcadere as objections to enhancements at the popular beach continue.

Smith Cove parking plan ignites debate over site covenant

Debate over the Smith Barcadere development has intensified, as advocates to protect the cove clash with government over plans for an oceanside parking lot.

Smith Cove enhancement to start in March

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has said it will begin enhancements to Smith Barcadere next month.

Tender issued for Smith Cove redevelopment

Plans to enhance Smith Barcadere appears to have been resuscitated as government issued a tender for construction of phase one of the redevelopment project for the public beach.

3 months for indecently touching child

Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn imposed a sentence of 12 weeks’ immediate imprisonment after finding a man guilty of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 13.

Run for the band

Students of the John Gray High School Music Department perform on the beach at Smith Barcadere earlier this month after runners and walkers took part in the Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run.

65 sites targeted by NiCE summer workers

More than 65 sites were targeted in last month’s government-sponsored cleanup project.

Three teens in court for George Town burglary

Three male teenagers, apprehended last Thursday at Smith Barcadere, appeared in Summary Court this week charged with a daytime residential burglary in the vicinity of South Church Street.

Letter: MLA responds to criticism over beach disabled access comments

Following a July 10 community meeting regarding the redevelopment of Smith Barcadere at South Sound Community Centre and the ensuing comments made through various forms of media, I want to assure the people of the Cayman Islands that I have the best for my people at heart.
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Community meets to discuss development of Smith Cove

A passionate crowd showed up at the South Sound Community Centre Tuesday night for a meeting about the redevelopment of Smith Cove, also known as Smith Barcadere.

One man in court for Tuesday’s ganja bust

One man appeared in Summary Court on Thursday in connection with the ganja reportedly offloaded at Smith Barcadere earlier this week.

Five men arrested for smuggling ganja

Police arrested five men early Tuesday morning on suspicion of smuggling ganja into Grand Cayman.

UPDATE: Man charged with indecent assault

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating an indecent assault of a minor which was reported Sunday evening at Smith Barcadere.

Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run set for Nov. 4 and Nov. 25

The annual Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run will take place on Grand Cayman on Nov. 4 and on Cayman Brac on Nov. 25.

Tales told under night

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s much anticipated annual signature event, “Gimistory,” is set to be even bigger and better than ever. Launching the event this year will be a fundraiser: The Tradewinds’ Cayman Reunion Concert on Saturday at Tiki Beach.

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.

Premier: ‘Agreement in principle’ to purchase Smith Cove

The Cayman Islands government has agreed “in principle” to purchase a property on the northern end of Smith Cove, to prevent part of the beach from being developed. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday in Legislative Assembly that the agreement had been made with Bronte Development Ltd. to buy the land, but a price had not been agreed.

UPDATED: Agreement ‘in principle’ to buy Smith Cove land

Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday that government had reached an "agreement in principle" to buy land on the northern side of Smith Cove from the private owners of the parcel.

EDITORIAL – Smith Cove: ‘Alden Pond’?

Smith Cove (or, as many longtime residents know it, Smith Barcadere) is a national, natural treasure. For decades, the white sandy beach–flanked turquoise lagoon has been a magnet for swimmers, sunbathers and tourists in the South Church Street area. Simply put, Smith Cove is the epitome of a beautiful public space.

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