Tag: Department of Environment

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

| 24/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the National Conservat [...]

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$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

| 24/03/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of iguanas on Grand Cayman, which could b [...]

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EIA needed for beachrock removal

EIA needed for beachrock removal

| 23/03/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of recommending tha [...]

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Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

Dart continues goal to rip up 7MB beachrock

| 09/02/2017 | 213 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ largest landowner and developer has made a formal application to Cabinet for a coastal works licence to press ahead with its controversial plans to rip out a stretch of beachrock from the sea close to the shoreline of beachfront land it owns near Tiki Beach. Dart Rea [...]

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Barkers poses conservation challenges

Barkers poses conservation challenges

| 30/01/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The Barkers National Park, which has long been earmarked as a possible protected area, is on the list of proposed areas that the National Conservation Council considers a priority area for legal protection, but it is not without its challenges. Government acquired most of the land in the popu [...]

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First dozen sites proposed for protection under NCL

First dozen sites proposed for protection under NCL

| 30/01/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS) Six sites on Grand Cayman and six on Little Cayman situated on crown land have been identified as possible future protected areas under the National Conservation Law. The proposed locations were accepted by the National Conservation Council  based on a public survey, and the details have now [...]

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Dart pulls up rock from Seven-mile Beach

Dart pulls up rock from Seven-mile Beach

| 08/12/2016 | 126 Comments
(CNS): Dart Real Estate had its excavators on Seven Mile Beach Wednesday as it undertook a controversial trial to take samples of beachrock from the shoreline on its land north of the new Kimpton resort. Despite advice against the work by the Department of Environment as well as the National Conserv [...]

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GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

| 30/11/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Staff at the Department of Environment have been unfairly criticized this week over missing channel markers in the George Town Harbour because it is the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands and not that department which is responsible for them. However, the DoE has confirmed that after conver [...]

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Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

Cargo ship crushes George Town reef

| 28/11/2016 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun an investigation after the hull of a cargo vessel reportedly crushed a significant area of the reef in the George Town harbour when the ship ran aground. Government officials said inquiries are still at an early stage and they are now surveying the dama [...]

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DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

| 21/11/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): With a number of changes at this time of year over what people can and cannot take from the sea, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging everyone not to poach and help protect the country’s dwindling fish stocks. Restrictions on take have been put in place as a means of ensuring the l [...]

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Turtles still challenged but nest numbers steady

Turtles still challenged but nest numbers steady

| 10/11/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Over 300 turtle nests were identified by Department of Environment staff during this year’s turtle nesting season on Grand Cayman, with a combined total of more than 400 on all three islands, slightly down on the 2015 figures but given seasonal fluctuations, experts believe there is a stead [...]

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