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DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

| 18/09/2018 | 92 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment director spelled out to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday the magnitude of the challenge presented by the number of invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman ahead of the planned cull. In order to make an impact on the growing population and ensure the cull’ [...]

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Poachers undermine conservation efforts

Poachers undermine conservation efforts

| 18/09/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment recovered dozens of illegal conch and lobsters taken out of season from the Barkers area on Sunday, which were donated to the Pines Retirement Home. The poached catch was seized following an operation in West Bay by DoE conservation officers, who recovered 43 co [...]

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Pirate tour boat crushed coral colonies

Pirate tour boat crushed coral colonies

| 17/09/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A number of small coral colonies were damaged when The Jolly Roger, a pirate-themed tour boat, ran aground in the George Town Harbour last week. Following a survey by marine researchers, the Department of Environment said that two colonies of starlet coral (Siderastrea sidera) and four colo [...]

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Tropical Storm Isaac has dissipated

Tropical Storm Isaac has dissipated

| 14/09/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The National Hurricane Center has advised that Isaac has dissipated. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will continue to monitor the remnants of Isaac as it moves over the central Caribbean, Hazard Management said in a release. The local forecast indicates an 80% chance of ra [...]

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Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

Opposition plans cruise port info roadshow

| 14/09/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Following government’s rejection of the private member’s motion calling for a national vote on the controversial cruise berthing and cargo facility, Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who filed the motion, said that he and his opposition colleagues will be throwing their weight behi [...]

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Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path wavers

| 13/09/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area. Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at [...]

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7MB turtle nests have narrow escape from bulldozer

7MB turtle nests have narrow escape from bulldozer

| 10/09/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environment volunteers and staff were able to rescue four turtle nests on an empty Seven Mile Beach lot last week when they intervened to stop an excavator that was clearing vegetation in the area. The team arrived just in time to stop the heavy equipment from driving over one n [...]

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Science to become core focus in schools

Science to become core focus in schools

| 10/09/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): A new National Science Education Strategy will be implemented in government schools over the next five years which, according to ministry officials, will “cultivate a scientific mindset” and bring the core subject to the forefront in all schools. Education Minister Juliana O’Con [...]

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Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

| 10/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): On Sunday evening Isaac became the third Hurricane to emerge in the Atlantic hours after Tropical Storm Helene became a Hurricane and Hurricane Florence began intensifying. None of the hurricanes currently pose a threat to the Cayman Islands. Florence is heading towards Virginia and the Caro [...]

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Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

| 03/09/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The recent request for information (RFI) to discover the capacity of local cullers to significantly reduce the population of invasive green iguanas revealed that there are enough people willing and able to take on the challenge but the government will need to properly fund the multi-year cull [...]

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Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

| 03/09/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Two tropical storms that formed in the Atlantic over the weekend pose no threat to the Cayman Islands, according to local weather experts. In what has been a relatively quiet storm season in our region so far this year, Tropical Storm Florence formed early Saturday morning west of the Cape Ve [...]

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