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NCC chair silent over departure

NCC chair silent over departure

| 11/12/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when govern [...]

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National Trust to step up conservation efforts

National Trust to step up conservation efforts

| 07/12/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has plans to step up conservation efforts in 2018 with the purchase of more land that it can protect for future generations in the face of growing challenges to the Cayman Islands’ natural resources. With so many threats to indigenous flora and [...]

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Cayman anole becomes cover pin-up for 2018

Cayman anole becomes cover pin-up for 2018

| 01/12/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): You may not have heard of the website Anole Annals, but it’s is a key resource for scientists and fans of Anolis lizards, and the Cayman Islands’ endemic Anolis conspersus, also known as the Cayman blue-throated anole, has become the pin-up for its 2018 calendar. The beautiful i [...]

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Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

| 01/12/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Thursday, was “an extraordinarily active one”, according to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach. While Cayman escaped unscathed this season, other Caribbean islands were not so fortunate. Those seriously impacted include Barbuda, which [...]

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DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

| 28/11/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): With just a few days to go before the legal lobster season opens in the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding lobster lovers planning to go out on the water this weekend not to poach and to ensure they know, and stay within, the legal limits in order to protect them [...]

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Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

| 20/11/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Panton said he was “disappointed” that Cayman now has an environment minister who appears to be “against the environment rather than for it”, as he raised the alarm about watering down the National Conservation Law. The former Cabinet member, who lost his seat in the May electio [...]

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Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

| 06/11/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The representative for West Bay Central, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accused the National Conservation Council of not following the wishes of Members of the Legislative Assembly over the spearfishing dispute, despite the fact that the decision by politicians placed the council in a conundrum ove [...]

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Rare Brac plant in need of a name

Rare Brac plant in need of a name

| 03/11/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A rare shrub that grows only on one small area of the Bluff on Cayman Brac is in need of a name. High on the cliffs overlooking the community of Spot Bay, a unique Verbesina, the only one that lives in the Cayman Islands, has found a home in the upper rock face. But writing in the [&hellip [...]

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Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

| 03/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has said he doesn’t understand why children do not have free healthcare. But despite being in a position to shape policy on healthcare and cover, he offered no solutions to address the very difficulties he outlined about families tr [...]

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People warned not to poach as conch season opens

People warned not to poach as conch season opens

| 31/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Conch and whelk season opens tomorrow, 1 November, when shellfish-lovers can help themselves to five queen conchs per person per day or ten per boat, and 2½ gallons of whelks in the shell, or 2½ pounds of processed whelks. But the Department of Environment is urging people not to be tempt [...]

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Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

| 30/10/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Bidders interested in constructing the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility in George Town have been prequalified, the premier revealed Friday, but gave away no details of which firms are involved. He also revealed that talks with the cruise lines over their committment are not f [...]

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