Monday 13 July, 2020

The Smith Barcadere project has been cancelled

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure announced yesterday that it would not proceed with the proposed Smith Barcadere project.

The Smith Barcadere Committee agreed that the project should not be pursued. According to a press release issued on March 11,

The Ministry commissioned the project on land that was purchased by the government at Smith Barcadere in 2016. The Public Works Department was in charge of project management and consultancy services for the project.

The project was in an early stage of development, with the tender review process completed in February.

No project works have been undertaken on the site and none are planned for the future.

The announcement was made amid public concerns that the land and trees in the area were already being cleared.

This announcement is a significant victory for the group, 'People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere.' In response to the announcement, Johann Moxam announced via Facebook:

Further evidence for every Caymanian
YOUR VOICE DOES MATTER! #PEOPLEPOWER
 

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