West Bay North MLA Bernie Bush told Cayman 27 he’s answering the call from his constituents to stand and fight a coastal works application soon headed to cabinet.
Mr. Bush said he’s joining the grassroots group Save Barker’s Beach at a public meeting Tuesday (20 November) night at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Hall.
He said the meeting will be a venue for the public to have its say.
The proposed coastal works, which include removing 180,000 square feet of seagrass to create a swim area for a re-located Calico Jack’s, have raised concerns about the potential impacts to the environment and tourism.
“The people have come together, they want to have this meeting and they want to let the public know what is happening, they want signatures, and they are not joking,” said Mr. Bush. “That has been almost reserved like a park, and is supposed to be a National Park.”
Dart Real Estate, which is supporting the application, pointed out last week that the site of the proposed works is outside of the part of Barker’s earmarked for a National Park.