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Severe weather alert issued for Cayman

Severe weather alert issued for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert after the formation of a tropical cyclone in the southern Caribbean Sea. Officials said that Cayman can expect cloudy, rainy weather conditions lasting through Sunday morning, with 1 to 1.25 inches of rain Friday ni [...]

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Environment becomes casualty of new government

Environment becomes casualty of new government

| 27/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): If there was any doubt, given the premier’s comments since the election, that the new administration plans to roll back the historic environmental protections put in place by the former minister for the environment, Alden McLaughlin made it abundantly clear Friday that the National Cons [...]

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Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): An area of shower and thunderstorms off the coast of Nicaragua that is heading our way, combined with a lingering low pressure system to the east of the Cayman Islands, is a recipe for some ‘spooky’ weather this Halloween weekend and likely to put a damper on some of the organise [...]

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Caribbean’s first seabin arrives in Cayman waters

Caribbean’s first seabin arrives in Cayman waters

| 24/10/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): A V5 Hybrid Seabin has been installed in the water by the Cayman Islands Yacht Club in West Bay to begin gobbling up the rubbish that makes its way into the sea. This is the first Seabin to be installed in the region; it is designed for marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports [&helli [...]

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Interns find live double-headed turtle hatchlings

Interns find live double-headed turtle hatchlings

| 24/10/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): In an extremely unusual find, interns working with the Department of Environment on turtle nesting recently discovered two live hatchlings with two heads as they reviewed nests on Grand Cayman. This condition is known as polycephaly, and although experts say it is a natural occurrence, it is [...]

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GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

GM antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes

| 20/10/2017 | 31 Comments
Dr John W Norris writes: Are we pouring gasoline on one public health crisis hoping to treat another? Voters said no in Key Haven, Florida, to a trial release of genetically modified antibiotic-dependent mosquitoes in 2016. The analysis of FDA public comment by Bloss et al was a start to look at why [...]

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Premier and minister blank Conservation Council

Premier and minister blank Conservation Council

| 20/10/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has revealed that both Premier Alden McLaughlin and the minister with responsibility for the environment have ignored invitations from the NCC to meet with them. Christine Rose-Smyth said that despite extending invitations to McLaughlin and Dwayn [...]

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Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

Enforcement improves as DoE utilizes new powers

| 19/10/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environment conservation officers have interrupted dozens of poachers since April and have been able to seize illegal spearguns and even return some poached conch and two green sea turtles back to the sea. Over the last few months officers have used their enhanced enforcement po [...]

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NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

NCC battles conflict over spearfishing

| 19/10/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The controversial change in government policy from historic efforts to limit and eventually phase out spearfishing to once again allowing the importation of the spearguns and expanding their use has presented a real conflict for the National Conservation Council, which is tasked with allocati [...]

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Weather takes out weather radio service

Weather takes out weather radio service

| 17/10/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Following a lightning strike which happened almost three weeks ago, the National Weather Service revealed today, 17 October, that its public radio programming on channel 107.9 is off air for repairs, which are expected to take at least a month, officials say.  The radio tower was reportedly [...]

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Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

| 16/10/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A man who was swimming off Seven Mile Beach by the Westin Hotel on Friday appears to have been bitten by a barracuda, according to officials from the Department of Environment (DoE), but they said it was very unusual and there was no cause for people swimming or enjoying other water activiti [...]

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