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DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

| 24/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the National Conservat [...]

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$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

| 24/03/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of iguanas on Grand Cayman, which could b [...]

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EIA needed for beachrock removal

EIA needed for beachrock removal

| 23/03/2017 | 78 Comments
(CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of recommending tha [...]

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Cayman dive instructor pulls knife from shark

Cayman dive instructor pulls knife from shark

| 10/03/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Reef Divers’ Brett Johnson has become an internet hero after footage of him pulling a kitchen knife out of a 3-ft nurse shark’s head on a dive with a group of visitors at the end of last month went viral. Johnson, who had spotted the knife sticking straight up from the poor shark’s head [...]

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Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

Public cash still needed for Turtle Centre loan

| 23/02/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The tourism minister has told the Legislative Assembly that around $4.5 million of the public cash pumped into the Cayman Turtle Centre in the last financial year went towards paying the loan to build the facility. Moses Kirkonnell said that the outstanding debt for the facility will not be p [...]

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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned that the Cayman Islands and other western Caribbean countries are facing a worsening drought with several months of the dry season still to go. In a drought bulletin released Monday, the regional climate agency said [...]

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Where are the Greens when you need them?

Where are the Greens when you need them?

| 09/02/2017
Theresa Green writes: This election we have just one vote, and there is only one thing I want to use mine on — any candidate running with a party that represents our precious and massively at-risk environment. Neither political party has a real green agenda and both plan on destroying marine life [...]

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Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

| 09/02/2017 | 213 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ largest landowner and developer has made a formal application to Cabinet for a coastal works licence to press ahead with its controversial plans to rip out a stretch of beachrock from the sea close to the shoreline of beachfront land it owns near Tiki Beach. Dart Rea [...]

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CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

CIG plans 70% cut in fossil fuel by 2037

| 08/02/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The government has suggested that in the next twenty years it intends to massively reduce the country’s reliance of fossil fuels for energy and transport. In what may seem like an improbable target, officials have said that from a current starting point of a mere 0.9% of power generated fro [...]

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US non-profit backs local anti-GM mosquito campaign

US non-profit backs local anti-GM mosquito campaign

| 01/02/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): As the Mosquito Research and Control Unit begins talks about expanding the release of bio-engineered Aedes aegypti mosquitoes across Grand Cayman, given the emerging success of the controlled project in West Bay, those opposed to the use of GM bugs to control the invasive pests have launched [...]

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Barkers poses conservation challenges

Barkers poses conservation challenges

| 30/01/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The Barkers National Park, which has long been earmarked as a possible protected area, is on the list of proposed areas that the National Conservation Council considers a priority area for legal protection, but it is not without its challenges. Government acquired most of the land in the popu [...]

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