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Bodden Town businesswoman says she fears a growing divide in Grand Cayman

A potential development boom in Bodden Town, which would be on spurred by pending government concessions, could result in an increase in the gap between the rich and the poor. So says Turtle Nest Inn part owner Marleine Gagnon.

She tells Cayman 27 if financial incentives become the driving force behind increased development a social disparity between the haves and have nots could become more evident.

“There is always a danger that the richer become richer, the poor become poorer, that voices are lost, that only one voice leads the development and that’s not what we want to happen,” she said.

During April’s sitting of the Legislative Assembly, MLAs unanimously supported the granting of concessions for eastern district developers. Those concessions would see government fees waived for projects under CI $.5 million.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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