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Hurricane season ends and lobster season begins

Hurricane season ends and lobster season begins

| 01/12/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): The first day of December is not only the start of the Christmas season, it is also the end of the six-month hurricane season and the beginning of the short lobster season. But the Department of Environment is reminding people as they look forward to the popular shellfish feast there are still limits on […]

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Dart advised to ‘retreat’ as it cleans up Royal Palms

Dart advised to ‘retreat’ as it cleans up Royal Palms

| 29/11/2022 | 115 Comments

(CNS): There was great consternation within the community last week after people saw boulders dropped into the ocean at the Royal Palms site, as well as the appearance of screens and heavy equipment on the beach. But although Dart, which owns the site, had failed to make any public announcement of the intended clean-up operation […]

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Activists step up campaign to save Central Wetlands

Activists step up campaign to save Central Wetlands

| 22/11/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Sustainable Cayman is raising the alarm over the direct threat to the Central Mangrove Wetlands from the proposed East-West Arterial Road extension, given that only around a quarter of the area is considered protected. The planned expansion of the road from Bodden Town to Frank Sound will directly impact 174 acres of this unique […]

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Critically endangered plant protection approved

Critically endangered plant protection approved

| 21/11/2022 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved a species protection plan for the critically endangered Aegiphila caymanensis, an endemic plant that is unique to Grand Cayman, now only found in three known locations across the island with just fourteen confirmed surviving specimens. Also known as the spirit vine, it is a woody, clambering shrub with soft, downy leaves […]

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OfReg and CUC to define ‘fair price’ on solar

OfReg and CUC to define ‘fair price’ on solar

| 19/11/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Both the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) and Caribbean Utilities Company have begun separate and independent studies to gather evidence on a price that is fair for solar providers and for customers as the Cayman Islands inches towards a much-needed expansion of alternative, renewable fuel supplies. But in the face of the current […]

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Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

| 07/11/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): No government officials from the Cayman Islands will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this week. Instead, three Caymanian university students, accompanied by National Trust Education Programmes Manager Cathy Childs, will be representing Cayman at this critical conference.

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$2M EIA contract awarded to US engineers

$2M EIA contract awarded to US engineers

| 03/11/2022 | 89 Comments

(CNS): A US engineering company, Whitman, Requardt & Associates LLP based in Maryland, has won the contract to conduct the environmental impact assessment for the controversial part of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive in Bodden Town, through the critical Central Mangrove Wetlands, to Frank Sound in North Side.

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Storm watch lifted as Lisa tracks away from Cayman

Storm watch lifted as Lisa tracks away from Cayman

| 31/10/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government has discontinued the storm watch for the Cayman Islands after Tropical Storm Lisa tracked away from our area following a southerly shift Monday morning. According to the latest bulletin from the US National Hurricane Center, Lisa was 365mph south of Grand Cayman at around 10am, heading west at 14mph.

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Stormy weather expected for Halloween

Stormy weather expected for Halloween

| 31/10/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A tropical cyclone already packing winds of more than 40mph was located less than 400 miles southeast of Grand Cayman at 8am Monday morning, as the Cayman Islands remained under an official tropical storm watch. Tropical Cyclone 15 was moving at 12mph towards the west, but according to the US National Hurricane Centre, it […]

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Forecasters watching thundery Caribbean system

Forecasters watching thundery Caribbean system

| 28/10/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping an eye on a broad area of low pressure over the southeastern Caribbean Sea which is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. And here in Cayman the national weather service issued an Active Tropical wave Alert, on Thursday evening. By Friday […]

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Conch season ahead but restrictions remain

Conch season ahead but restrictions remain

| 27/10/2022 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The local conch season opens next Tuesday but officials from the Department of Environment are reminding people that restrictions remain in place limiting the catch and where conch can be taken. Marine Park rules and boundaries remain in full effect at all times and no conch may be taken from within the Marine Reserve […]

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