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Earthquake shakes Cayman awake

Earthquake shakes Cayman awake

| 09/12/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A short earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook many Caymanians awake early Monday. The tremour happened at around 1:15am less than 50 miles off the coast of East End but lasted for only a brief moment, according to those who felt it and posted on social media. It was said by the […]

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POF students head to UN climate conference

POF students head to UN climate conference

| 06/12/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanian teenagers from the local student activist group, Protect Our Future, are on their way to Spain to attend the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which opened this week. The students are part of an International National Trust Organization (INTO) delegation drawing attention to the importance of heritage conservation in the […]

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Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

Cousteau signs Carnival deal, gets over deep port concern

| 05/12/2019 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society, who expressed his deep concerns about the impact of the Cayman Islands Government’s cruise port project on the reefs in George Town Harbour, has walked back those reservations. The change of heart comes after he appears to have signed a lucrative deal with Carnival Corporation, one of […]

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Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

Stingray injured by boat at sandbar

| 04/12/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Just a week after one local watersports owner warned of the dangers presented by overcrowding at Stingray City, the Department of Environment confirmed that a ray was recently hit and injured by a boat there. The department also posted on its social media pages what is believed to be a very recent picture of […]

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MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

MRCU boss denies dead bees linked to spraying

| 04/12/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito Research and Control Unit Director Dr Jim McNelly told Finance Committee on Tuesday that the MRCU has no evidence to link its work with anecdotal claims of dead bees. McNelly has not yet responded to enquiries by CNS, following reports by concerned readers last week that several people saw a significant number of […]

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Drivers show support at eco-protest

Drivers show support at eco-protest

| 03/12/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of drivers ‘honked’ their support for the students and adults protesting at Hog Sty Bay on Friday evening. The peaceful demonstration, part of a global protest against environmental destruction, was organised by Protect Our Future. While the teenage activist group is all about protecting the environment generally, the protests have been focusing on […]

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Lobster catchers urged to stick to quotas

Lobster catchers urged to stick to quotas

| 01/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With the opening of the lobster season, the Department of Environment is urging the public not to exceed the daily catch limits or take what is still a threatened species from protected areas. The season lasts three months, from 1 December until 29 February, but there are strict rules about how many lobsters, and […]

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Young protestors challenge Dart over site clearance

Young protestors challenge Dart over site clearance

| 29/11/2019 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The clearance of more than seven acres of mangrove and natural habitat in West Bay, removed by the islands’ largest developer for what turned out to be a one-off event has stirred up the young activists from Protect Our Future, who are questioning the move. The area cleared to provide space for the KAABOO […]

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MRCU main suspect in mass bee deaths

MRCU main suspect in mass bee deaths

| 27/11/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of dead and dying bees along Seven Mile Beach caused significant public concern yesterday, and the cause may be the Mosquito Research and Control Unit’s aerial spraying. In response to CNS inquiries, the Department of Environment said the situation was serious and that they had raised their concerns about the deaths, and while […]

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Student environmental activists plan protest

Student environmental activists plan protest

| 27/11/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A group of young activists are planning another peaceful eco-protest at Eden Rock on Friday evening, and they are urging the public to support them again in their call for much needed environmental protection. The students in the Cayman Islands, who form the Protect Our Future group, are joining millions of young people around […]

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Toxic emissions still growing

Toxic emissions still growing

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are continuing to rise, despite scientific warnings and political commitments, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. The latest alarming publication on climate change details the yawning gap between the emissions cuts needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change and the actual amount of […]

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