Tag: Christine-Rose Smyth

NCC gets short-term chairman and new members

NCC gets short-term chairman and new members

| 08/08/2018 | 5 Comments

(CNS): McFarlane Conolly, the representative for East End on the National Conservation Council, has been appointed as the NCC chairman, stepping into the role vacated by Christine Rose-Smyth, who resigned in January. Three new members have also been appointed to the council created under the National Conservation Law, which remains a target of political criticism as it […]

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Still no chairperson for conservation council

Still no chairperson for conservation council

| 13/03/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Three months after Christine Rose-Smyth resigned from her position as chair of the National Conservation Council, government officials have still not appointed a replacement. The NCC is scheduled to meet Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018, when it will be dealing with a wide range of issues, from the thorny problems relating to invasive […]

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NCC chair silent over departure

NCC chair silent over departure

| 11/12/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when government has made it clear that it […]

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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 Dwayne Seymour to discuss a range of matters, in particular the public […]

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NCC stands firm on EIA for 7MB

NCC stands firm on EIA for 7MB

| 12/06/2017 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council and the Department of Environment are standing by their advice that government require an environmental impact assessment before it allows the Dart Group to dig up Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. With the National Conservation Law under threat, a new environment minister who has no track record on environmental […]

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Huge support for land conservation

Huge support for land conservation

| 03/05/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A  survey to assess public opinion on designating twelve spots in Grand Cayman and Little Cayman as protected areas under the National Conservation Law has received significant backing from the community. Almost 97% of the people who took part supported the concept of conserving areas of natural significance. Most of the individual nominated areas […]

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Law paves way for environment priorities

Law paves way for environment priorities

| 15/08/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The last two crucial parts of the National Conservation Law came into effect on Monday when the environment minister announced its implementation, which will finally see environmental considerations given lawful weight in government decision-making. With the commencement of Parts 5 and 7, critical public agencies and entities, such as the Central Planning Authority, are […]

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