Dart admits to canal plans

| 21/09/2012

ETH-Bridge.jpg(CNS): Cayman’s largest developer and investor, Dart Realty, has said that it does have plans to connect the new resort it intends to build on the site of the former Courtyard Marriott to the existing system of canals in the area. Although no details of the proposed waterways have been released, speculation that future canals could be dredged to connect the North Sound to Seven Mile Beach have been confirmed. The admission comes on the heels of news this week that Dart has signed an extended agreement with government over the West Bay Road projects.

As construction work on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway Extension continues, NRA officials who are said to be supervising the road building being undertaken by Dart said that Jairam Building Contractors were installing arch units for a bridge on the section of highway between Raleigh Quay and Yacht Drive that would allow current or future developers to connect the existing system of roads and canals.

A spokesperson for Dart stated that the group had always planned for a bridge to be included on the ETHE to allow future connectivity to theredeveloped Marriott or other hotels that may be developed in the area but there would be no drawbridge for mega yachts. 

“The bridge will allow pedestrians, golf carts and, subject to normal planning approvals for waterways, boats to travel under the ETH.  The bridge is similar to the one at the Ritz-Carlton, except that it is slightly higher. Despite speculation, there is no drawbridge being installed,” Dart said.

Meanwhile, an addition to the agreement signed in December by the NRA, the government and Dart has now been completed. The changes to the original agreement, which was placed in the public domain by CNS recently, have been made as a result of a review undertaken by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. This final deal, however, has not yet been made public and CNS has not yet been able to obtain a copy of the new deal.

This is only part of a larger agreement that the Dart group and government are still negotiating, which will not only include crown  land swaps along Seven Mile Beach, West Bay and Barkers but the closure of the dump in George Town and the construction of a new landfill in Bodden Town. It is understood that government is hopeful of completing negotiations for the major agreement before the end of next month.

With the addition to the controversial Dart deal, it is understood the company now plans to start work on the new hotel and will, once the relevant part of the bypass is completed, be closing the West Bay Road, despite the continued opposition to the closure of more than 4,000 feet of the coast road.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Guys – this hasgot to stop. It is utter nonsense. We should be thinking ourselves lucky that we have someone like Dart who is willing to invest so heavily and enhance our island for years to come. Caymana Bay is an awesome development that is the envy of the Caribbean and I for one am delighted he’s stepped in to save the courtyard Marriott and enhance and develop what could be an important area for future tourism and hence jobs/money for our people.

    I’m very happy for freedom of speech, but I feel at times we bash each other and those that do good for our community too much. Lets join together and enjoy what I’m sure will be a great development.

    • Anonymous says:

      What you don't seem to realize is that many of the people who contribute to CNS are simply very angry people that enjoy applying the "poison pen" to local people as well as Expats. They use this forum to vent their anger and frustration at life. Just reading the posts show how obvious this is, these people are not at all constructive simply hostile.

      The worst are the one liners venting hate.

  2. Ants Nest says:

    A WISE man like Mac would'nt let Dart cut a canal from north sound to seven mile it would be an enviromental disaster.

    • Anonymous says:

      They are NOT cutting a canal from north sound to SMB.   This is just fabricated nonsense.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Well I guess West Bayers can now really claim "you need a passport to come down here". Cuz, guess wha? With this canal they will certainly be cut off fromthe rest of the island now! But I hope they got a contract that gives them permission to be evacuated by DART and his planes and boats when hurricane hit and they can't get to town because the SMB road is floodied and/or the bridge gets slammed from the Northsound. XXXX

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is there any way to claim a prescriptive right to the West Bay road for access to the beach like the Safehaven boat captains are claiming for their right to the docks?  Any Lawyers out there have any idea, based on the Precription Law?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Having one developer (yes, I appreciate "development is good") calling the shots, and with so much financial clout, worries me. Does it worry you? I hope it does.

    • Anonymous says:

      I understand this view and agree it would be nice to have another developer aside from Dart, but we have to be realistic. Is there a space for another billion dollars of investment and as far as I am aware anyone who wishes to would be welcomed with open arms, albeit with proper safeguards. The bottom line is that I would rather have one developer pooring billions into the economy than none at all. And what if Dart does decide to go somewhere else, which I hope he doesn’t – he can’t take caymana bay and the courtyard marriot with him nor the economic investment he’s already made. It’s a fantastic legacy to be enjoyed for generations to come.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My only concern is for the environment and what this would do to hurricane protection. Developers destroyed the wetlands that protected against a Katrina being so devastating. Just want to read a study that our reefs will remain healthy. Without them, another Ivan will wipe us out entirely. Also, what of the flora and fauna? Has there been a study of the impact on our natural diversity or do we even care? Please report on these, CNS

    • Anonymous says:

      The developers and Mac do not care about about those things just the Money!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        If Dart only cared about the money he would just build crap and charge double like CIG.  BIG difference between Dart, Bush, and ….wait…are there Caymanian developers?

    • Anonymous says:

      Please explain to me WHAT did the mangroves do to protect us from the storm surge of Ivan…?

      The swamps you try to protect are the source of disease bearing mosquito, a breeding ground that you would not wish to live next to.

      Get real, Dart is bringing jobs and investments , and until I can get a gallon of milk from the supermarket in exchange for a stick of mangrove, I'll go with the Darts.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Speculation..could be…confirmed!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good for you dart! Its about time we opened up our pristine white sand to the merky water and pollution from that leaky-dump of ours. Trade winds blow from the east my friends, that canal is going to create a nasty & muddy estuary right on our front doorstep….as well as all the sharp-teethed marine life in the sound that will have access to public beach when your kids are swimming around 😉  

  8. Anonymous says:

    Coastal works doesn’t need planning approval… Get YOUR “facts” straight

  9. Anonymous says:

    COME ON CNS!  Dart clearly said in the Compass and separately elsewhere that there will be no canals entering from SMB.   Why are enciting this?  

    Camana Bay has become such a lovely community, eco-friendly and unique, and doubtless this new development will be similar.   Dart has invested so much money in this community, and has also funded parks, children's sports teams, amongst other.

    Stop fear mongering. 

  10. Whodatis says:

    Hey … let us not forget folks – Dart has provided this community with lots and lots of parks!

    We flock there in droves on the weekend to take our photos after church (aaaaaaaa-men!) or to use as a setting for our wedding day shots and celebration of special moments. (Fear not sister islanders – as you too will soon be privy to his wonderful gifts to your community.)

    God bless the generous, considerate and selfless entitiy known as Dart Enterprises!

    Otherwise, where would we be able to take photos on this island paradise and not to mention dine and shop in overpriced restaurants and shops?

    Clearly we the people are benefiting greatly from his gracious presence in our isles.

    Sure a bunch of local businesses have closed down, public roads and land been rerouted and regazetted, and traditionally held jobs have been outsourced to the newly insourced slave labour. However, when you have the dosh to run a conglomerate at a loss and wait out the slow, painful death of your competition, such things are to be expected.

    Furthermore, everything he is doing is completely legal as our progressive government(s) have wisely opted against introducing fair trading practices legislation …  after all, such things only get in the way of "progress"!

    Bless this wonderful man … in fact, I say we hand over complete developmental control to Dart Enterprises.

    Anyway, gotta run – need go press ma' shirt for church tomorrow … you know pictures takin' afta'wad! See unna out dey!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't want any pictures of anything DART has and he isn't get my piece of land.  Like I told another developer, "you'll get my land over my dead body."

      • Anonymous says:

        da wah u saying now.. mind u dont have eat dem words…… u nah se hard times in ower claat ya now!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          Hard times have hit but I'm not letting go of my land for nothing.

          • Anonymous says:

            No one wants your land for nothing. But it na value shit by sitting on it. I hope you not one of those, to your neck in debt and own 5 million worth of property.

            • Anonymous says:

              My land is not worth 5 million dollars but it means a lot to me because it was passed down through family from the original settlers of the Cayman Islands.  I was unlucky in that my grandparents died before I was born but I will always have a little part of them in the piece of land that they toiled on.  The value keeps going up every year as it is in a good location.

      • Anonymous says:

        Don't worry; once you're dead and gone your children will sell your land to Dart and enjoy the spoils of your birthright.  It's the way this place has been going for half a century now.  At least you'll have the comfort of know whatever is build on that land of yours will be built to the highest standard of construction and design and not tacky tourist trap.

      • Anonymous says:

        Fair enough, you cant live forever, and you can bet your bottom dollar, your offspring will sell!

  11. Patricia X says:

    What is all the fuss?  I am sure it will be a wonderful high end development with some super places to visit.  I really do not see how people are so upset, I reckon it is just jealousy of those who won't be able to afford to go there.

    • Anonymous says:

      We dont want another eyesore like Camana Bay.  What, with those unique fountains, interesting restaurants, plenty of parking, a wow factor for my Canadian visitors.   Hmmm…..maybe not an eyesore.  And that interesting flora.  

      Hmmm…..but how dare you Dart provide employment opportunities to the community.  If people didnt have work, they could spend more time at home.   Bad, bad Dart.  Bad.  .

    • Anonymous says:

       I for one have chosen NOT to go there anymore or support any business he has on island.  I strongly dislike what he, his employees and associates have done and are doing to Cayman.

      When they has destroyed what we have, he will acquire himself another nationality and be on his merry way once more.

      It is disgusting and sad that my own Caymanians have become so fooled by all the glitter.  I wonder if they forget gold teeth hide rotten stumps? 

      On thing is for sure, as the ocean reclaimed Port Royal, so shall nature reclaim what we have taken from her in Cayman.

      • Anonymous says:

        The ambience of Caymana Bay can only be improved by your absence.

  12. Anonymous says:

    What everyone so upset about? When Dart bought the land by the dump and put MILLIONS of dollars into the CI gov’t, where were all the millionaire Caymanians competing with him to buy that land? Oh wait! NOT ONE CAYMANIAN wanted anything to do with that land! Sure Dart is making money, but he’s not the only wealthy man on the island. We just don’t know any other names because they haven’t built THEIR parks yet!!! Oh, but if you want to find them – their sipping cocktails at Camana Bay while their children play at CIS! LMAO

    I have an idea- Let’s sit and cry and complain about Dart until one of these Multi-Millionaire Caymanians starts to pump their money into the development of Cayman….. Yaawwwnsss

    Wake me up when someone besides Dart does something good to help Cayman…

    • Anonymous says:

      The issue here is not Dart and him spending money on the island. The issue is why do they feel they have to hide the fact that they are putting in canals until it becomes so obvious that they HAVE to admit it? If they were up-front about this, most people would not be so suspicious of their motives. Why not justsay from the beginning that they were doing this?

      • SSM345 says:

        15:04, Its called reading the fine print, you should try it sometime, I did and thus knew of the canals, these are the same as the canals that  form part of that entire stretch of coast line from the Hyatt all the way up to West Bay. There has been provision for theses for years and years and years………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am so outraged, how much more money is Dart going to spend in this country? Who does he think he is? He keeps spend money like there isn't a world wide recession, this is intolerable.

    A petition should be started urging Dart to stop spending immediately.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Not one of CNS’s better articles!

  15. Anonymous says:

    “Speculation ……has been confirmed!” A good way to make news rather than reporting it!

  16. Chris says:

     "Although no details of the proposed waterways have been released, speculation that future canals could be dredged to connect the North Sound to Seven Mile Beach have been confirmed."

    CNS can you please confirm what the facts are?

    Has Dart or anyone else confirmed that canals could be dredged to connect the North Sound to Seven Mile Beach?

  17. Anonymous says:

    This is obviously a plan by McKeeva to detach West Bay and turn it into an official country… People's Republic of McKeeva

    • Will Ya Listen! says:

      Think of the money you'll save by not going to the land of free Fridges and sponsored Churches.

      I'd rather be a kind Atheist than a hateful Christian.

      • Mammon Roolz says:

        I would say that is a pretty suggestive and hateful remark, but devilishly clever. Poor you.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Speculation has been confirmed???

    CNS rule of reporting 1 – Never let the facts get in the way of a making up a story.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Just bend over and stay bent over.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Like in any business,there is a give take situation to close a deal.
    we need the roads and infrastructure to make life better for all of us.
    The government does not have the financial means for the next couple of years.
    So please get along as a country and be realistic

    Let us not forget the politicians on the other side of the isle.
    Remember Mr Ezzard and the rush to start the Hospital in the swamp in 1992. That was a utter waste of public money. Today they all act as potential saviors for Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:
       
       
  21. Anonymous says:

    Everyone needs to start making your own money talk. 

    If you stop spending at Dart establishments and Dart companies they will have to listen.

    They don't care about you and me, they only care about their dominance.

    Shop REAL local this holiday, boycott Dart!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The cat is finally  out of the bag. Now we now what the real agenda was!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Governors harbour is nothing but canals what ,s the big deal

    • Anonymous says:

      The big deal is simply….many people in Cayman do not like foreign investment and especially "furiners". I give Mr. Dart and Dr. Shetty big THANKS for staying with us in spite of all the small minded ignorant people with the mind of a conch.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was a mistake then and it is a mistake now.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Thank God. Hopefully Big Mac and the rest of his idiots will stay north of the Dart Cut

    • Anonymous says:

      Good work CNS. You have a whole bunch of ignorant peole upset over a non-event. There never was any plan to cut the island. A canal, like Safehaven and Governors Harbour will enhance the present old broken down uninhabitated hotel now cluttering up the beach and providing ZERO revenue to the CIG via tourism accomodation taxes.

  25. Thunder Storm says:

    How much business contracts have each member of  the UDP govt have signed on with DART to benefit from this deal????

     

    CNS, would you kindly request an FOI and advise the Caymanian public and the Auditor General.

     

    CNS: Anyone can make an FOI request and we encourage the public  to do so if they think that the information should be in the public domain.

     

     

  26. Power of the People says:

    Yup – let's wait and see what else comes to light as it becomes harder to hide the plans that were agreed and put in motion so long ago. 

    Let's see how much is denied until it can no longer be denied. 

    Let's wait…because waiting is so much fun! Let's not do anything about anything. We'll just see…like frogs in slow boiling water…as our beautiful island is mutilated and the landscape is forever altered and the dangers of that alteration are realised…toooo late. 

    I'm beyond disgusted. XXXX  politicians and developers. Hand in glove. XXXX

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't forget their hands are clean and their hearts are pure.  If only the voters knew the devil in Miss Jones before they voted in 2009, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today.  We sure swapped black dog for money.

      Let the show continue, the rotten tape will soon break and there will be no more show.  Good representation.  Our only salvation will be for the UK to dance here, like they did in TCI.

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem with waiting is when we find out it is too late.  Dart wants this all done and dusted before Mac is out of control after the May election.  We will not know  the full facts on this travesty until it is done and too late.

      The opposition also knows this that is why they are being quiet on it.  They know that if they win in May they will have to answer to Dart also.

      Folks we are giving away the heart and soul of Cayman and even the UK is sitting back and letting it happen.

      If any of you, like me, feel hopeless I understand. It is sad and frustrating that Mac and the others refuse to realize, or admit, what is happening.

  27. SKEPTICAL says:

    Any truth to the rumor that a group of older Caymanians have posted a reward for the return of a small island, which may have been lost somewhere in the North West Caribbean. Apparently it is flat, about 25 miles long by 8 miles wide, with a coral sand beach at the Western end.

    • Will Ya Listen! says:

      It used to be owned by those "older Caymanians" but they sold it.

      They now want it back so they can sell it again.

      • Anonymous says:

        Many of those people innocently thought those purchasers cared as much as they did.  Many Caymanians mistook those smiles and "trust me" comments for the truth.  Caymanians are guilt of being too kind to many who were not deserving of their trust and welcome.

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh, man, I have got to call BS on this one!

          There was nothing innocent about selling out for fists full of cash.  They didn't mistake anything because all they saw were dollar signs. 

          And guess what?  If Caymanians hadn't done that, this place would be one of the poorest of Caribbean countries because it has virtually no natural resources except for a very modest amount of land.  So, if you look at it in that regard, Caymanians were brilliant to leverage what meager assets they had and parlay it into one of the richest countries in the region. 

          The Caymanians who boo-hoo about how foreigners tricked them into selling their souls for cash need to realise that without those investments, they'd be living like people in most of the other Third World countries in the region instead of being spoiled rotten whingers who think the world owes them a life of luxury. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh please, what you saying is that Caymanians are the stupidest people around???? They sold their beach land and any other land they got money for.  No one held a gun to their head…this has been going on for quite sometime…do you think Caymanians own those hotels on seven mile beach??? That land was owned by Caymanians and the mighty dollar ruled over…so don't start with the crap Caymanians mistook anything….I am sure they knew what it meant when they turned the title over to the new owners and they received a cheque for a deposit into their accounts…you want to blame someone on what has happened to your little Island??? Blame the people who sold it out from you!!!! I will spell it for you…CAYMANIAN!!! You allowed Dart into your little country and buy everything he could up.  I don't like it but every rule that was in place to protect this Island was bent for him and the Ritz!!! Remember you couldn't build a building higher then the tallest coconut tree.  We have cranes here now to be able to keep building the buildings taller and taller and taller. 

  28. Anonymous says:

    Yeah sounds great , finally, good, more work , about time, can't wait to see the vision. Thanks Ken god bless you. 

  29. Anonymous says:

    A bit alarmist don't you think? According to the compass the person you are quoting goes on to say the canal would not connect North Sound to SMB…

    "The waterway would end in a basin near the redeveloped Courtyard Marriott hotel and other hotels the Dart Group would develop on the land. However, Mrs. Doak said any such waterway would not dissect the Island by connecting with the ocean off Seven Mile Beach."

    Perhaps the Troll rating should apply to your editorials also.

  30. Anonymous says:

    NO FREAKIN WAY… This guy is a mad man…Who the rass approves of this? Water quality? currents? "Man" is taking too much control over nature and natural lanscape.

    • Anonymous says:

      What purpose the DOE serves?  Can we have that department closed and save some money?  Get rid of the Minister who has dragged his feet on putting forward the law, in order for all the DART deals to happen. 

      This developer goes to sleep and dreams and the government approves.  No planning approval needed. The Caymanian draws a plan for a pig pen and planning approval takes half a century if it is approved.  Why do we have two or three processes for one class of people and for the elites there is none.

      When is the TCI coming to Cayman?  Is it today or tomorrow?

  31. Tawnie says:

    So it looks like west bay is officially becoming its own island!

  32. Anonymous says:

    What do you mean "admits" He didn't do anything wrong except try to improve the Cayman Islands. You need to work on your bias. I only wish we had hre or four more like him to improve our economy.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Thanks to the UDP, who have sold us out stock and barrel to DART.  I hope that their followers understands what the UDP is all about.  One man can do whatever he wants in these islands but the natives are not able to get a plan passed through the Planning Dept without hiccups here or there.   The government passes it to him on a golden platter.

    If we are not on reservations by May 2013,  my only hope is that  the voting public with do this country justice, by voting for CHANGE in representation.  Not for sale, but for true, honest, and fair repesentation for the three (3) Cayman Islands.  Keep christianity out of the process. 

  34. The Thinker says:

    Why don't we just give everything to Mr. Dart and he coulld rename it "the Dart Islands".  

  35. Anonymous says:

    WHAT?! 

    A road thru landlocked property creates one set of land value appreciation; however for Dart to get a road AND a seties of interconnecting canals which connects North Sound to a hotel or SMB (without any coastal works application or licence) means Dart has created a massive tract of waterfront property.

    This quaruples the value of the property given to Dart, in return for a paltry $5m.

    Dart now has a massively appreciating provately owned development with waterfront lots to both North Sound AND Seven Mile Beach.

    The bridge and Marina basin substantially increases overall values in addition to multimillion dollar concessions.

    Cayman sale is essentially complete.

    The attitude of the UDP government and the Developer in refusing to provide any explanation, concealing documents (agreements, the KPMG report, FCIA and NRA Agreements) is incredibly disrespectful.

    We demand a full explanation from McKeeva, and the collectively responsible Ministers and backbenchers.

    Who is responsible for negotiating this 'deal' (they clearly got outmaneovered by Dart) and why hasnt the KPMG report being kept from the public?

     

    • Anonymous says:

      If these incidents had happened anywhere else in the world, I can assure you they would've over-thrown the governement long ago.  It wouldn't happen anywhere else but in the Cayman Islands. 

      I wonder if the UDP are going to include this in there manifesto, "the goverment that gave  Grand Cayman to a developer and fooled some of the people".  Vote UDP (under dart's power).

    • Anonymous says:

      Just a correction – its the PWC report. KPMG are busy screwing you on the port….whole different topic.

    • Anonymous says:

      The land is not landlocked! Get your facts straight!

  36. Anonymous says:

    I know it hurts now but once it is inevedably done, everyone will be OK with it.

  37. money talks says:

    money talks and ….

  38. Anonymous says:

    Speculation of a potential thing is confirmed?!

    Say it ain’t so!

  39. Environ-mentallist says:

    So if Dart can build a bridge without planning permission why doesn't Emerald Sound just go ahead and build their's?

    • Anonymous says:

      A bridge doesn't need planning permission, coastal works do.  Get your "facts" straight.

      • Anonymous says:

        Everything needs Planning Permission, from a Satellite Dish to a Multi Storey Condo onSMB!

      • Anonymous says:

        The bridge is part of the legally gazetted road.  No other permits required…..get your facts straight

    • Anonymous says:

      A good question. Why it needs to be asked goes to the heart of the problem, surely?

    • Anonymous says:

      A good point. (But no apostrophe needed for "theirs".)

  40. Anonymous says:

    Good for him. Allowing for access to the North Sound will make the property one of the best in Cayman.

  41. Anonymous says:

    good to hear these projects are still moving along – sign the deal and close teh dump already

    • Anonymous says:

      The first garbage to be recieved at the new dump site will be the UDP. 

  42. BORN FREE says:

    Yeah, just let Mckeeva Bush & the Cayman people go on playing with Dart & see where you get. Anyone who thinks Dart is here to help us (or for our good) is sadly mistaken. Do not be so naive! Dart is here for Dart, try understand that. But just you all continue playing with him, it is our children's future we are playing with, it is our children that are going to suffer, mark my words. Dart does not care about you, me or any Caymanian, he cares about Dart & his billions, & those who can help him make more!

  43. Tribble says:

    This really does not matter.  I am sure the development will be fantastic.  Can't wait!

  44. NeoSurvivor says:

    The bottom line is that we, the people, will be informed after any deals have been made.    We are passengers, and have no input nor representation.  

     

    The End. 

    • Anonymous says:

      If you have no money and you have no land, you just live here like anybody else and yes, you're a "passenger".  Not sure what the big deal is about that..  Go to New York City and shake your fist at the next skyscraper that gets built and complain that you're a passenger and watch the people laugh at you as I just did here.

       

      • NeoSurvivor says:

        I have land, which is paid for.   I only hope to be able to keep it and pass it on to those I CHOOSE, rather than have it taken from me.  

        Let me ask you this:  Do YOU feel represented?   Did you have a say in any of these projects?   Do you know the entire scope of this project, or will you have to wait like the rest of us to find out what we gave away this time?  

        I have no problem with development;   I have a problem with resources being given away in exchange for something shiny and fleeting;  I have a problem with our children's future being sold out from underneath them for poor value. 

  45. Anonymous says:

    Misleading article. "speculation that future canals could be dredged to connect the North Sound to Seven Mile Beach have been confirmed" CNS

    Compass "Ms Doak said any such waterway would not dissect the Island by connecting with the ocean off Seven Mile Beach"

     

  46. Philip says:

    Come on CNS, in her statement to the Compass ,Jackie Doak stated that it would NOT connect to Seven Mile Beach, if you have proof to prove Mrs Doak wrong then let us see it.

    Your contiuning to twist words and withhold facts  to sell your stories are starting to get old.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Is this really news?  I don't see any problems or concerns with what Dart is doing in relation to the bridge.  CNS – you're trying to create a stir where none exists.

  48. Anony Addy says:

    Horrible Idea. Period. 

  49. Truth Hurts says:

    Ummm…..so what? This is about as interesting as the article on the mysterious bridge.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Why don't people leave the man alone with the work he is doing.  It is adding beauty and prestige to the area and the island.  I believe when this project is completed it is going to be beautiful, then every one will be riding on top and underneath of it.   We need to give it up now, because sincerely everything that I have seen the Dart realty do on the island is for the better.  But of course no one cannot tell me that is it not pure jealousy of other developers on here.  My comments to that is this"They had the opportunity" and they treated the Cayman people like dirt, they built nothing, developed nothing, but a hotel or guest house to put money in their own pockets.  I support Dart realty, and I always will.  Caymanian to the bone.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where are your blinkers?  Who has been blindfolded?  Not the intelligent Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because it’s not really about developing your beautiful island…it’s about control and making money and the never ending power struggle.

      The people of the Cayman Islands will keep spinning their wheels, while these people make all their money…they are using you to get what they want. And the government has decided “if you can’t beat them, join them” so they can get a little piece of the action, or at least “think” they are while in office.

      It just depends on your perspective.

  51. peter milburn says:

    If and when ANYONE thinks that they will connect the north sound to the west bay beach(for easy access from west to north)they had better be able to run and hide.I am talking about a canal through and over the west bay road and across the beach..If the Cayman people allow this to happen they will deserve what the concequences will be and trust me they will be harsh and devastating to the economy of these islands.For some obscure reason( I am sure its all a mental problem)our Govt forgets all about our fragile environment and again I warn them that w/out this tourism product we have NOTHING.Dream on folks about the almighty dollar bill and what it will do to benefit a certain few.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Thank God something is happening here. Was about to go plant some botlers.

  53. Anonymous says:

    Thats quite naughty CNS, they do not plan to cut into Seven Mile Beach as you very much allude to. But hey!who cares about facts.

  54. Anonymous1 says:

    Sorry, I normally really like CNS but I really feel this is not good reporting.  They clearly stated that this would allow for future development which could possibly include canals but at no point do they say that canals are certain.  Report on facts not opinion or inferance.