Is advertising allowed on our beaches?

| 16/04/2018

While walking on the beach recently, I noticed a tall advertisement banner planted in the sand, on the beach side of Hyatt. Is this permitted?

Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusAuntie’s answer: Advertising is not allowed without getting formal permission. A Ministry of Planning official explained that a banner sign on the beach would require approval from the Department of Planning.

At this point, I cannot confirm that permission has been granted or denied, but I can tell you that the ministry has contacted the department, which is going to have their compliance people investigate.

I will check back with the department to ascertain whether the banner is legal or illegal and what, if any, action planning will be taking.

And if anyone has any complaints related to planning issues, they can email the department directly, though I am always ready and willing to facilitate the process.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes Auntie, and businesses are not allowed to operate on our beaches either.

    • Fred says:

      Nor is camping, or bonfires, or fireworks, or horses, or restricting beach access, or charging for access to the shore.. like everything else in Cayman rules are one thing, enforcement another.

    • Anonymous says:

      He heh.. take a look at Public Beach to see how thats working out for CIG’s D.C.I wing & let me know what ya think !

      • Anonymous says:

        It makes me think we are a bunch of corrupt and incompetent assholes. I am embarrassed by it, but that is what I think.