Tag: National Conservation Council

DoE seeking to protect 20% of Cayman’s environment

DoE seeking to protect 20% of Cayman’s environment

| 03/12/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Five years after the historic passage of the National Conservation Law, the Department of Environment said that so far it has managed to designate 3,477 acres of land across the three Cayman Islands as public protected areas. Another 634 acres on Grand Cayman are pending for protection, which [...]

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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 Natio [...]

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Conservation for people as well as wildlife

Conservation for people as well as wildlife

| 29/06/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton, the head of the Terrestrial Research Unit at the Department of Environment, is urging the public to join in the current public consultations on the latest sites proposed as areas for permanent conservation across the Cayman Islands. Burton said that creating protected areas is no [...]

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Dart’s event site poses threat to turtles

Dart’s event site poses threat to turtles

| 28/06/2018 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment raised concerns that events at the festival site being constructed by Dart could pose a threat to the nesting turtles on nearby beaches when she revealed that none of recommendations supplied by the National Conservation Council had been conside [...]

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Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the environment made no mention of the pressing need to expand the Cayman Islands Marine Parks and improve legal protection for the waters around us, as he delivered a message for World Oceans Day, which is celebrated today, Friday. Dwayne Seymour was handed the [...]

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Ten more sites proposed for protection

Ten more sites proposed for protection

| 22/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Sand Cay in South Sound and Hemmington Forest on Cayman Brac are among the ten new protected areas across all three Cayman Islands put forward by the Department of Environment, which is inviting the public to comment on its proposals. Most of the nominated sites are already owned by the Crown [...]

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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 is [...]

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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 govern [...]

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Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

Ex-minister raises alarm on environment

| 20/11/2017 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Panton said he was “disappointed” that Cayman now has an environment minister who appears to be “against the environment rather than for it”, as he raised the alarm about watering down the National Conservation Law. The former Cabinet member, who lost his seat in the May electio [...]

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Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

| 06/11/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The representative for West Bay Central, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accused the National Conservation Council of not following the wishes of Members of the Legislative Assembly over the spearfishing dispute, despite the fact that the decision by politicians placed the council in a conundrum ove [...]

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Environment becomes casualty of new government

Environment becomes casualty of new government

| 27/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): If there was any doubt, given the premier’s comments since the election, that the new administration plans to roll back the historic environmental protections put in place by the former minister for the environment, Alden McLaughlin made it abundantly clear Friday that the National Cons [...]

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