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PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

| 06/12/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has committed to investing a significant amount of money in sustainability and climate resiliency. Premier Wayne Panton said the Cayman Islands no longer has the time to ignore what is happening and not do something to build more resiliency and mitigate for what is coming.

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OfReg clears more domestic wind, solar power

OfReg clears more domestic wind, solar power

| 06/12/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has cleared CUC to interconnect with another 3 mega-watts of power generated by domestic rooftop solar and small wind turbines under its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) programmes. Applications opened Monday and available power is expected to be snapped up quickly given the continued popularity […]

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Missing part keeps radar out of service

Missing part keeps radar out of service

| 02/12/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands weather radar has been out of service now for around six weeks, since 21 October, as a result of a broken part and there is no sign of the important link in the regional weather forecasting equipment being online anytime soon. John Tibbetts, the director general of the National Weather Service, […]

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NCC to consider protection plans for seabirds

NCC to consider protection plans for seabirds

| 24/11/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): When it meets today, the National Conservation Council will be considering a proposed Species Conservation Plan to protect nesting seabirds of the Cayman Islands and help stabilize and grow increasingly threatened populations. On the agenda for the NCC’s first public meeting for more than four months are a number of local environmental issues, including […]

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DoE director calls for ‘maturity’ in development

DoE director calls for ‘maturity’ in development

| 22/11/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands must take a more mature approach to the country’s development goals and consider the environment rather than just the financial benefits of development and put the best interests of everyone here first, the director of the Department of Environment has said. The apparent short-term profits will easily be lost in the […]

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Mapping of Cayman’s seabed underway

Mapping of Cayman’s seabed underway

| 16/11/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A team of international geo-data specialists have begun a hydrographic survey to map the local seabed. The project began last week as part of an overseas territories project to reduce risk to the environment, life and vessels. The current hydrographic map data for the Cayman Islands is over 140 years old and this project […]

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Cayman needs policy for over-water development

Cayman needs policy for over-water development

| 16/11/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands needs to develop a policy on how to deal with planning and coastal works applications for over-water developments, a meeting of government agencies recently concluded, following the first submission of its kind for a controversial project in Little Cayman recently made to the Ministry of Sustainability.

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Oceans need quiet to help protect reefs

Oceans need quiet to help protect reefs

| 16/11/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A study by scientists at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) on Little Cayman has highlighted the need for quiet in the sea to help reefs and the marine life around them cope with the growing threat to their survival from climate change, disease, acidification and overfishing. The Quiet Oceans Study results found that […]

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LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

| 11/11/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A proposal to build over-water bungalows in a marine park on Little Cayman at Kingston Bight is “fundamentally unacceptable”, the Department of Environment has said in a technical review submitted to Cabinet regarding a coastal works licence application by Peppercorn Investments. In the report the DoE urged Cabinet to refuse permission because of the […]

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Dedicated DoE team continues work on SCTLD

Dedicated DoE team continues work on SCTLD

| 09/11/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The spread of the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) across most of the reefs around Grand Cayman is of significant concern, and with very little known about the latest threat to the coral reefs, the Department of Environment now has a dedicated team of ten people solely dedicated to mitigating the spread and impacts on Cayman’s delicate […]

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Fossil fuels lobbyists biggest group at COP26

Fossil fuels lobbyists biggest group at COP26

| 08/11/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): More than 500 fossil fuel lobbyists and people supporting the the oil and gas giants have been granted access to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), according to research done by a collective of activist groups. Based on the list of declarations made by people attending the conference in Glasgow, the environmentalists found […]

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