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Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

| 23/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The forecast for the Cayman Islands is for partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain and possibly thunder well into next week, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. However, this area is not under any type of hurricane watch or warning, despite rumours circulating. CINWS is predicting that […]

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QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

| 12/05/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government engaged in what was “little short of a propaganda campaign”, misleading the public about the impact the proposed cruise port development would have on the marine environment, a lawyer representing the National Trust argued last week. Tom Lowe QC told the appeal court that the Trust “was shocked” by this […]

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DoE still watching out for stingrays

DoE still watching out for stingrays

| 10/05/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has continued to watch out for the stingrays over the last two months since tourist trips to the Sandbar stopped. Staff from the DoE check on the rays, offering them a little human interaction and supplementing their diet. Until the marine restrictions are lifted and people can go back to […]

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Mangrove protection official

Mangrove protection official

| 29/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in law and outlines the very strict conditions under which they can […]

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Earth Day activities confined to yards

Earth Day activities confined to yards

| 22/04/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Earth Day activities in Cayman this year will be restricted to people’s yards, and the start of a regional mass tree planting campaign will be confined to preparing seedlings and compost ready for when the curfews are lifted. But the first silver lining to come from the COVID-19 pandemic is the breather it has […]

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Dust devil stirs up shoppers

Dust devil stirs up shoppers

| 20/04/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): People out shopping for essential supplies at the airport branch of Foster’s supermarket on Saturday encountered a ‘dust devil’ in the car park, which caused a stir on social media. Officials at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service explained to CNS that the phenomenon is a whirlwind of air into which dust and debris […]

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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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DoE watching out for the stingrays

DoE watching out for the stingrays

| 28/03/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Following concerns in the community about Stingray City, the Department of Environment has said that its marine conservation officers are making sure the star attractions there are doing OK and getting the food they need. With no tourists going to the Sand Bar to feed them, the DoE said that the rays will revert […]

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Two small tremors shake East End

Two small tremors shake East End

| 24/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman experienced two small earth quakes recently, and although residents reported feeling them neither of the tremors were of significant magnitude. According to the USGS, at 1:35pm on Sunday there was a quake measuring around 4.6M about 31 miles off the coast of East End, followed by a second smaller tremor on Monday about […]

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VIPP misleading public on port project risks

VIPP misleading public on port project risks

| 06/03/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) said claims by the consortium that was chosen to build the controversial cruise project about the reduced environmental harm of this current design are misleading and the new plans may be just as damaging, or even more so, than those from 2015. The EAB has said Verdant Isle Port […]

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CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

| 05/03/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Planning officials have confirmed that on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority approved an after-the-fact application by a developer for the removal of mangroves from an important drainage area in Prospect, which has already been done illegally. Despite recommendations from the Department of Environment to refuse, the CPA opted to allow the clearance, with the […]

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