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Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

| 18/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Tropical Storm Harvey was rolling westward towards the Caribbean on Friday afternoon at about 21mph with winds of around 40mph which forecasters said were expected to strengthen. On the predicted path the storm should pass well south of the Cayman area but the local weather service is continu [...]

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Shedding light on the solar eclipse

Shedding light on the solar eclipse

| 18/08/2017
Would you be able to find out the best time and place in Cayman to view the August solar eclipse and how much of the sun will be obscured here? [...]

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Developer rips up slice of North Side coast

Developer rips up slice of North Side coast

| 17/08/2017 | 164 Comments
(CNS): A developer has been ripping up the ironshore along a stretch of coast in North Side without the requisite permission, according to officials. A concerned CNS reader sent pictures of a digger on the coast tearing up the natural rock formation, which the Department of Environment (DoE) has sai [...]

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DoE and vets rush to save poached turtle

DoE and vets rush to save poached turtle

| 04/08/2017 | 62 Comments
(CNS): An adult female wild green turtle, estimated at over 400 lbs, was saved from the poacher’s knife yesterday after DoE enforcement officers Carl Edwards and Alan MacKay responded to a report in the Eastern Districts. The turtle was found on her back in a tool shed impaled through the neck [...]

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Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

Cayman loses mozzie guru to Miami

| 26/07/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): After more than three decades battling pesky mosquitoes in Cayman, Dr Bill Petrie, the director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving the island to head up the Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. Petrie has worked at MRCU since 1984, when he joined as a re [...]

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Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

| 21/07/2017
Is there any way of repelling green iguanas from particular areas? Any chemical or plant that will keep them out of my yard? I have a dog but he’s afraid of them and runs away. [...]

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2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

2½M visitors needed to make cruise port viable

| 20/07/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS): Cayman will need to attract between 2.3 and 2.5 million cruise passengers per year if the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town is to be financially viable. The number comes from the latest, as yet unpublished, consultants’ report on how the controversial cruise port project can [...]

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Trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

| 12/07/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, researchers who predicted the event have announced. The colossal iceberg weighs more than a trillion tonnes and is about 5,800 square kilometers — about the size of Delaware. Scientists [...]

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DoE urges caution over seaweed removal

DoE urges caution over seaweed removal

| 28/06/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Beachfront and tourism property owners are being urged to be cautious if they are removing Sargassum seaweed from the beach. According to the Department of the Environment, with the recent influx on Grand Cayman’s southern coasts, some owners are attempting to remove it but this can hav [...]

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Brac conservation consultation in works

Brac conservation consultation in works

| 21/06/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council is about to begin a new consultation process to place a number of important natural and cultural sites on Cayman Brac under legal protection. This follows the process on Grand Cayman in which the then environment minister, Wayne Panton, presented five sites t [...]

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Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trin [...]

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