Tag: Department of Environment

Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

| 10/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Dart executives have stated that the plan to incinerate and convert the bulk of Cayman’s future garbage into energy will not undermine efforts to reduce and reuse the 100,000 tons of rubbish that the Cayman Islands produce on average each year. The projections for the anticipated increase in waste have emerged from government’s predictions […]

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DoE warns that mating turtles come closer to shore

DoE warns that mating turtles come closer to shore

| 03/06/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A hawksbill turtle, a critically endangered species, washed up last week showing evidence of being hit and killed in a boat strike, according to the Department of Environment on social media. The DoE noted that it is currently turtle mating season, which makes all species vulnerable as they come closer to shore and spend […]

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Divers could be spreading fatal coral disease

Divers could be spreading fatal coral disease

| 02/06/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease has until very recently been advancing in a uniform path, but with reports of it appearing in random unconnected sites, the Department of Environment is now worried that divers and boat operators may unwittingly be spreading the disease. This latest fatal coral disease was first spotted in […]

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CPA to hear apartment plan before re-zone

CPA to hear apartment plan before re-zone

| 26/05/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority’s agenda for today’s meeting includes a controversial application for a high density residential project in the South Sound wetlands that remains the subject of a re-zone application. However, Cabinet has not yet decided on the re-zoning, which poses a significant environmental and flood threat to the area. Pro-Plus Construction and […]

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Public to get their say on Dart dump project

Public to get their say on Dart dump project

| 26/05/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As Dart gets down to work on tackling Cayman’s waste-management problem after signing a deal with the previous government just weeks before the election, the islands’ largest landowner and government officials will hold three public meetings next month, according to a government advertisement in local print news. The meetings are steps towards the environmental […]

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Developer wants to move beach from NS to WB

Developer wants to move beach from NS to WB

| 20/05/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The developer of the Rum Point Club in North Side and Dolphin Point Club in West Bay wants the Central Planning Authority to change the planning approval conditions on the Rum Point project to allow the removal more than 1,200 cubic yards of original sand excavated there to make way for the luxury condo […]

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Unlawful mangrove clearance under DPP investigation

Unlawful mangrove clearance under DPP investigation

| 12/05/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has stated that it is investigating the unlawful clearance of mangroves in Red Bay with the help of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and is recommending that an application being made by the landscaping company that did the clearing for after-the-fact permission be held in abeyance until […]

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New med-city threatens 22 acres of mangrove

New med-city threatens 22 acres of mangrove

| 11/05/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): A planned area development for a new medical tourism project due to be heard by the Central Planning Authority this week threatens around 22 acres of mangrove wetland in West Bay, but the developers have not offered a proposal on how they plan to compensate for the loss of this primary habitat. The site […]

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Regal Beach placing hope in seawall

Regal Beach placing hope in seawall

| 10/05/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): One of several luxury condo complexes on Seven Mile Beach facing significant beach erosion is placing hope in a new seawall, even though it is very unlikely to help. Work at the Regal Beach Club had begun using debris from the original wall, which was damaged by last year’s storms, as the base for […]

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NWP apartment project stirs up new controversy

NWP apartment project stirs up new controversy

| 06/05/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): A luxury condominium development on North West Point that was given a variance on the required coastal setbacks, allowing it to be built closer to the sea and for the developers to fill in an ironshore pool on the site, is causing a stir in the local community as residents claim they were never […]

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Deadly coral disease continues advance east

Deadly coral disease continues advance east

| 06/05/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has issued another update on the relentless advance of the highly contagious Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. The disease has now progressed towards East End and is infecting corals beyond Spotters Bay. Just over one week ago the DoE confirmed that the disease had already rounded North West Point and […]

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