Tag: Little Cayman

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

Panton departs LA after creating six protected areas

| 30/05/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The outgoing environment minister has left Cayman with an historic parting gift following his four years in office. Just before the country went to the polls last week, Wayne Panton managed to get his Cabinet colleagues to sanction five important natural habitats on Grand Cayman, including Ba [...]

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Little Cayman threatened by road proposal

Little Cayman threatened by road proposal

| 08/05/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): In the absence of a comprehensive plan for the island’s future and no details of why it is required, the National Conservation Council has told the planning ministry that it will need to do an environmental impact assessment before it attempts to gazette a new road on Little Cayman. Departm [...]

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Efforts needed to stop stowaway ‘greens’

Efforts needed to stop stowaway ‘greens’

| 08/05/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The recent discovery of hybrid iguanas in Little Cayman, where green iguanas mated with the indigenous rock iguana, has highlighted an alarming biosecurity issue. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is urging the public and relevant agencies to help stop the greens stowing away on boat [...]

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Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

| 15/03/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is no stranger to the Sister Islands, having lived on Cayman Brac when he move [ [...]

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Booze board extends opening hours for all

Booze board extends opening hours for all

| 21/12/2016 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board said holders of liquor licences can now open longer if they choose. Woody DaCosta said that during its quarterly meeting earlier this month the board agreed to a blanket extension on licenses to allow clubs, bars and restaurants to stay open late [...]

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‘Norman’ comes home for Christmas

‘Norman’ comes home for Christmas

| 19/12/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): A red-footed booby bird discovered many thousands of miles from home, underweight and dehydrated, on a pebble beach along the UK’s south coast in September has flown back home to Cayman in time for Christmas. British press reports reveal that the bird, which was nicknamed ‘Norman’, flew [...]

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Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

Cubans run aground on Little Cayman reef

| 07/12/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Immigration authorities have detained twenty-two Cuban migrants at a government home on Cayman Brac after the group’s makeshift vessel ran aground on the reef in the Point of Sand area of Little Cayman on Tuesday evening, 6 December. Officials said the men and women are awaiting transfer to [...]

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Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

| 20/09/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The invasive green iguana has given another blow to local conservation with the discovery on Little Cayman of several hatchling iguanas which are believed to be hybrids of the invasive species and the native rock iguanas found in the Sister Islands. The unusual hatchlings have been examined b [...]

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Dart buys Little Cayman businesses

Dart buys Little Cayman businesses

| 01/06/2016
(CNS Business): Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd is spreading its business empire onto Little Cayman with the acquisition of Paradise Villas and the Hungry Iguana restaurant. The Cayman Islands largest landowner, investor and developer confirmed it had agreed to buy the businesses in a release on Wednesday, [...]

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Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

| 15/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Corals on the reefs around Little Cayman appear to be bouncing back, according to scientists on the island, who were on high alert for a possible mass mortality of corals due to bleaching last summer. Although some 60% of the corals around the island were impacted by the high water temperatu [...]

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Fly troubles tackled on Little Cayman

Fly troubles tackled on Little Cayman

| 06/01/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): An infestation of flies on Little Cayman over the holidays has been tackled, officials have confirmed. The cause remains uncertain, though government contracted a local heavy equipment company to clear the landfill in case that was behind the problem. Readers contacted CNS about the signific [...]

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