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Election for the environment

Election for the environment

| 14/04/2021 | 3 Comments

Candy Whicker writes: Cayman truly is a jewel: our beaches, our wetlands, our mangroves, our undisturbed green spaces, our coral reefs, underwater world and our wildlife on land and in the sea – all valuable beyond measure. All of these are perfectly balanced by nature and together they keep our air clean, filter our waters, […]

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Taking back control

Taking back control

| 14/04/2021 | 6 Comments

Green Hornet writes: The concept of control has always fascinated me because control not only affects my life and that of billions of others, it also affects the lives of those plants and animals with whom we share this tiny blue planet. Okay, before we go any further, what does the OED say about control? […]

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Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

Tourism workers and civil servants need to out Alden and his selfish crew

| 13/04/2021

Shameless writes: When I was growing up, we used to sing a chorus in Sunday school that said: J – O – Y / J – O – Y / That must surely mean / Jesus first / Yourself last / Others in between. That little chorus engraved basic principles that have served many well over […]

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What Cayman needs but won’t get from the PPM Alliance

What Cayman needs but won’t get from the PPM Alliance

| 12/04/2021

Donovan Ebanks writes: After four years of pure PPM and then four more years of the PPM-led Government of National Unity, we should all know what to expect from the rebranded version, the PPM Alliance. While the new flavour is ‘McKeeva-free’, no one should be surprised if he’s an add-on after the election, as Alden […]

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Department of Environmental Death?

Department of Environmental Death?

| 07/04/2021 | 43 Comments

Green Hornet writes: Last month a polite young Caymanian came to my door, clipboard in hand, and asked me if I’d like him to put poison in my coconut trees. The reason, he told me, was to get rid of those pesky coconut rats which, he said, were causing a serious problem. He was, he said, […]

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Reef fish restoration, a desperately needed next step

Reef fish restoration, a desperately needed next step

| 23/03/2021 | 38 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: Announced last Friday, the Marine Parks expansion is official and it is already in effect! Thank you DoE and Wayne Panton for your perseverance over the years! One MAJOR hurdle down… just a few more yet to go (assuming optimum productivity for maximum sustainable use is the goal). Hooray, our marine heritage has […]

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When they’re gone, they’re gone forever

When they’re gone, they’re gone forever

| 22/03/2021 | 6 Comments

Green Hornet writes: A few years back the National Trust published a small booklet all about the animals that had once lived here and which are now extinct. It was funky in its own way, with each animal telling the story in dialect about his or her own extinction. Back to the Oxford English Dictionary […]

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Weaving webs of deceit

Weaving webs of deceit

| 17/03/2021 | 21 Comments

Green Hornet writes: The other morning I was watching a spider painstakingly weaving its web and thinking what a wondrous sight it was. Legend has it that Robert the Bruce, sitting exiled in his cave, spent much of his time observing a patient arachnid busy about its work. For those who don’t know the story, […]

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Roads – can’t live without them… can we?

Roads – can’t live without them… can we?

| 08/03/2021 | 58 Comments

The Green Hornet writes: I know I said this was to be a weekly perusal of the environmental and ecological threats to the Cayman Islands, but that was before the announcement of the start of the East-West Connector extension which would wipe out large chunks of the Central Mangrove Wetlands. And so…

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Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

| 03/03/2021

Alric Lindsay writes: The one thing we know for sure about the traffic problem in Cayman is that building more lanes is not the solution. This is because multiple lanes simply lead back to a bottleneck. We need to start looking at common-sense ways to reduce traffic. This will also require some discipline and sacrifice on […]

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Sustainable development – what it really means

Sustainable development – what it really means

| 02/03/2021 | 33 Comments

Green Hornet writes: A few years ago, when Desmond Seales was running Cayman Net News, the Green Hornet wrote a weekly column for several years about our environmental and related social problems. After Desmond’s demise the Hornet lost his nest, but now has found a new one at Cayman News Service. What is amazing, though […]

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