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Weather expert reminds public of November storms

Weather expert reminds public of November storms

| 02/11/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands National Weather Service Director General John Tibbetts is reminding the public that hurricane season is not over yet, and although there are currently no signs of any tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, storms are not uncommon in November. Posting on social media, Tibbetts p [...]

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Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

| 02/11/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): The green iguana cull on Grand Cayman appears to have got off to a good start, with registered cullers having killed more than 40,000 in the first four days of the project. The Department of Environment has a target of 6,000 iguanas per day, and with more than 300 people and businesses involv [...]

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Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

| 01/11/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): As the island-wide green iguana cull gets underway in Grand Cayman, residents in the Sister Islands are being urged to “act fast” to prevent a potential invasion on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which poses a threat to the indigenous species on those islands. The number of greens [...]

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Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

| 31/10/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): An unidentified motorist ran over and killed a six-year-old male blue iguana in East End this week, just as it was likely on the lookout for a mate. Despite the recent installation of signs along the Queens Highway, the critically endangered iguanas are still at risk from careless drivers. T [...]

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Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

| 29/10/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Dozens of mostly headless green iguanas were found dumped in a canal in Barkers this weekend, prompting concerns just as the nationwide cull of the invasive species begins. CNS was sent pictures of the dead iguanas by a reader and contacted the Department of Environment which said they had al [...]

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Cullers must seek green light from property owners

Cullers must seek green light from property owners

| 25/10/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): As cullers gear up to begin the full-scale attack on the invasive green iguana next week, the Department of Environment said they must obtain permission from property owners to go onto their land to track the pest. Over 340 people are expected to take part in the cull across Grand Cayman. The [...]

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Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

| 24/10/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The strong record of financial management and accounting experience has landed Cornwall Consulting, a property management company led by Karl Noble, the contract to run the national green iguana cull. Following a competitive bidding process involving five firms, Cornwall Consulting was ch [...]

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Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

| 22/10/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The solar array in Bodden Town, which began generating electricity from solar panels last summer, is functioning as expected and fit for purpose, with the necessary controls and systems in place, but the investors failed to make a profit on building the plant. Some 800 homes have been fuelle [...]

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Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

| 19/10/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is calling for an independent, fully updated environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the proposed cruise berthing project begins in George Town. The non-governmental organisation is calling on Cabinet to follow the recommendations of the Nation [...]

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Last call ahead of green iguana cull

Last call ahead of green iguana cull

| 19/10/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has now signed up 262 people for the nationwide green iguana cull, which starts on Monday, 29 October. Friday is the last day that registration will be open and those taking part must be registered to collect the $5 per head bounty. DoE staff will be on hand unti [...]

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DoE rescues hawksbill turtle from fishing line

DoE rescues hawksbill turtle from fishing line

| 15/10/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Conservation officers on Grand Cayman came to the rescue of a juvenile hawksbill turtle at the weekend that was entangled in discarded fishing line. The Department of Environment officers were called to help on Saturday in the North Sound after a member of the public spotted the endangered s [...]

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