Archive for October 1st, 2019

Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

| 01/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Even though this year saw a vast number of hatchlings emerge during the green iguana breeding season, the national cull has cut the number of this invasive reptile dramatically. One year after the army of registered cullers hit the bush, they have reduced the population by more than 90%, officials from the Department of […]

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Data protection finally implemented

Data protection finally implemented

| 01/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After some ten years of discussions and drafting, the Data Protection Law (DPL), which was passed in the Legislation Assembly in 2017, has finally come into force. The law, which is modeled on data protection legislation in the European Union, was implemented on Monday. It is centred around eight data protection principles regarding the […]

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Sea level rise threat growing, says UN

Sea level rise threat growing, says UN

| 01/10/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): In its latest report on the impact of climate change on the world, a UN panel laid bare the severe risk to coastal cities and low-lying islands from the sea, which is rising faster than scientists have ever predicted. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the threat to hundreds of millions of […]

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New plan to tackle morning traffic jam cancelled

New plan to tackle morning traffic jam cancelled

| 01/10/2019 | 168 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Plans for traffic diversions in the Red Bay/Prospect area that were due to begin Wednesday morning (2 October) were cancelled Tuesday night until further notice. The diversions were said to be an effort to tackle the increasing traffic congestion for drivers commuting from the Eastern Districts into George Town. Police said that the […]

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CPA sends Beach Bay back to drawing board

CPA sends Beach Bay back to drawing board

| 01/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority has released the minutes that document the details of a hearing earlier this month when the controversial plans for a 9-storey hotel in Beach Bay were put before the board. The document shows that the CPA adjourned the application and sent the developer back to the drawing board to redo […]

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Plans in works to guard blues’ survival

Plans in works to guard blues’ survival

| 01/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): After reaching an initial goal of releasing 1,000 blue iguanas into the wild last July, saving these iconic animals from the brink of extinction, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is now working on a plan to safeguard their future survival. The non-profit recently held a workshop to lay the groundwork for its […]

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