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Brac conservation consultation in works

Brac conservation consultation in works

| 21/06/2017 | 16 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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Marine warning in effect as storm brews

Marine warning in effect as storm brews

| 18/06/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: A local marine warning is in effect today (Sunday) as a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean impacts the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre is predicting a 90% chance of a tropical storm forming over the next five days as the broad area of low pressure located over t [...]

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Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

| 16/06/2017 | 84 Comments
(CNS): The Dart Group has agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on Seven Mile Beach, according to the director of the Department of Environment. The developer has applied to remove 1,225 feet of beachrock from the marine park in the area north of the Kimpton hotel. But speaking at a N [...]

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MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

| 15/06/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Following the near year-long trial in West Bay, where genetically modified mosquitoes were released to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti, the MRCU is planning to expand the programme. The project has proved controversial but interim results show a decline of 79% in the pest. Now the modi [...]

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NCC stands firm on EIA for 7MB

NCC stands firm on EIA for 7MB

| 12/06/2017 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council and the Department of Environment are standing by their advice that government require an environmental impact assessment before it allows the Dart Group to dig up Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. With the National Conservation Law under threat, a ne [...]

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Turtle friendly lighting

Turtle friendly lighting

| 09/06/2017 | 3 Comments
The Department of Environment writes: We appreciate the need for security and fortunately studies show that turtle friendly lighting does not compromise security and safety. Turtle friendly lighting does not mean that beach front properties must be dark – instead, lights can be directed to illumin [...]

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Turtle hatchlings threatened by lights and fire

Turtle hatchlings threatened by lights and fire

| 07/06/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): As Cayman moves into the wild turtle nesting season and hopes are high that numbers will continue on the upward trend, the Department of Environment is urging people not to light fires on the beach. Not only are beach bonfires illegal without a permit, they also pose a real danger to the yo [...]

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Conservation law under threat

Conservation law under threat

| 06/06/2017 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said the National Conservation Law is one of a number of “controversial” pieces of legislation that will face reform in the new administration. Speaking at a press briefing to announce the new Cabinet Tuesday, Alden McLaughlin indicated that law would likely be amended as [...]

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Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

| 01/06/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): As the political storms subside in Cayman, for the time being at least, the islands now face six months in preparation for stormy weather. Since Hurricane Paloma struck Cayman Brac in 2008, the country has dodged any seasonal disasters but, as officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands c [...]

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Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

| 30/05/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The outgoing environment minister has left Cayman with an historic parting gift following his four years in office. Just before the country went to the polls last week, Wayne Panton managed to get his Cabinet colleagues to sanction five important natural habitats on Grand Cayman, including Ba [...]

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