Sunday 9 August, 2020

People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere's protest was a success

Image source: People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere Facebook page

Image source: People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere Facebook page

The group, People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere, held a peaceful protest to raise awareness around the proposed redevelopment of Smith Barcadere and the desire for public approval of the decisions that are being made around the project.

The event, which took place at 10AM on February 15, attracted Caymanian residents of all ages and walks of life.

"Great crowd down at Smith Barcadere today standing up for this place! Keep it wild. Keep the trees, forget the parking lot," said one of the attendees.

Another member of the group asked, "We continue to build but are we building up our people?"

People for the Protection of Smith Barcadere, was formed by "a group of concerned residents... [with] concerns about the "commercialization" of Smith Barcadere..." The group affirms that the public should "be able to determine if the proposed development should proceed or if Smith Barcadere should retain its natural beauty and ambience."

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