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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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DoE watching out for the stingrays

DoE watching out for the stingrays

| 28/03/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Following concerns in the community about Stingray City, the Department of Environment has said that its marine conservation officers are making sure the star attractions there are doing OK and getting the food they need. With no tourists going to the Sand Bar to feed them, the DoE said that the rays will revert […]

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Two small tremors shake East End

Two small tremors shake East End

| 24/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman experienced two small earth quakes recently, and although residents reported feeling them neither of the tremors were of significant magnitude. According to the USGS, at 1:35pm on Sunday there was a quake measuring around 4.6M about 31 miles off the coast of East End, followed by a second smaller tremor on Monday about […]

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VIPP misleading public on port project risks

VIPP misleading public on port project risks

| 06/03/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) said claims by the consortium that was chosen to build the controversial cruise project about the reduced environmental harm of this current design are misleading and the new plans may be just as damaging, or even more so, than those from 2015. The EAB has said Verdant Isle Port […]

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CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

| 05/03/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Planning officials have confirmed that on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority approved an after-the-fact application by a developer for the removal of mangroves from an important drainage area in Prospect, which has already been done illegally. Despite recommendations from the Department of Environment to refuse, the CPA opted to allow the clearance, with the […]

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Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

| 03/03/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Fred Burton, manager of the Department of Environment Terrestrial Resources Unit who was fundamental in bringing Grand Cayman’s endemic blue iguana back from the brink of extinction, is warning that the Cayman Islands needs to act now to save the Sister Islands rock iguana on Little Cayman before it, too, faces extinction. A recent […]

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Dart container ban in works

Dart container ban in works

| 24/02/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): A committee set up by government to consider banning single-use plastics is advising that check-out shopping bags, plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs, as well as polystyrene take-out containers should all be banned here at the start of 2021. While a growing number of retailers have already switched to more eco-friendly alternatives, much of […]

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JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

| 21/02/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A banking giant that has been criticised for its heavy investments in the fossil fuel industry has circulated a new climate report that it commissioned, which warns of “catastrophic outcomes” and threats to human life “as we know it” if the world does not take immediate action to cut emissions. JP Morgan Chase paid […]

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Longest turtle nesting season closes with high count

Longest turtle nesting season closes with high count

| 21/02/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): After the longest ever recorded turtle nesting season in the Cayman Islands, researchers have confirmed that 675 nests were counted between the discovery of the first nest in April on Grand Cayman to the last found in December in Little Cayman, where the final little hawksbill turtle, Cayman’s rarest nesting turtle, was helped out […]

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January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

January 2020 hottest month ever recorded

| 17/02/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Last month was the hottest January ever recorded, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Using climate records spanning 141 years, the scientists found that there has never been a warmer January than this year’s, even without an El Niño to boil up the Pacific. January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January with temperatures […]

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Giant shark tooth fossil found

Giant shark tooth fossil found

| 14/02/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): A massive tooth that once belonged to a Megalodon, a giant shark that has been extinct for millions of years, has been given to the Department of Environment after it turned up at a development site on Grand Cayman. The Megalodon was the largest shark to have ever lived but it became extinct toward […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.