Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Drivers urged to lookout for blues

Drivers urged to lookout for blues

| 07/04/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With the blue iguana breeding season now underway, drivers are urged to look out for these iconic and still endangered indigenous animals on the road as they roam around to find mates and territory. Motorists are asked to slow down and give the blues a wide berth as part of the conservation effort. The […]

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National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

| 22/01/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is conducting an update of its historic register and compiling information about the remaining old time Caymanian homes, historic structures, artefacts and relics. Alongside efforts to protect Cayman’s natural environment, the Trust also aims to preserve its built heritage, though this has been an uphill battle. The […]

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Brackers serious about chopper base fight

Brackers serious about chopper base fight

| 23/12/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Several nearby landowners and the National Trust have now filed appeals against the approval by the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board of a mysterious aviation company’s plans for a helicopter pad, hanger and administration building close to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on the Brac. Following a meeting Saturday, where dozens […]

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Park and blues pair up to boost takings

Park and blues pair up to boost takings

| 07/12/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park are partnering up for a special December promotion to encourage residents to fill the hole in their income this year from the tourism closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials are hoping that locals will take advantage of a deal […]

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National Trust calls for locals to buy back Cayman

National Trust calls for locals to buy back Cayman

| 20/08/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has launched a new campaign urging local people to buy back Cayman and save the islands’ dwindling natural resources from the bulldozer. Buying land to conserve it for the Cayman people so that no one can ever develop it is one of the main goals of the […]

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QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

QC stresses untruths over port marine damage

| 12/05/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government engaged in what was “little short of a propaganda campaign”, misleading the public about the impact the proposed cruise port development would have on the marine environment, a lawyer representing the National Trust argued last week. Tom Lowe QC told the appeal court that the Trust “was shocked” by this […]

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Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

| 06/05/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judges on the the Court of Appeal panel put the government’s lawyer, Alan Maclean QC, through his paces on Wednesday, as he argued that Justice Tim Owen got it wrong when he found that lawmakers should have passed general legislation before creating a bespoke referendum law to provide for the people’s vote on the […]

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Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

| 19/02/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a very short statement in the wake of Justice Tim Owen’s ruling Wednesday, in which he confirmed that government would be taking advantage of the judge’s offer to grant leave to appeal in the case. Despite the damning findings of the judge about how government handled the case, McLaughlin showed […]

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Activists press on with battle against plastic

Activists press on with battle against plastic

| 03/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on Sunday, activists in the Cayman Islands were cleaning up beaches on the Sister Islands and in West Bay, as well as preparing for more action on the myriad environmental threats, including the removal of mangroves and plastic pollution. Students from the Protect Our Future campaign and other […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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Historic house moved from path of development

Historic house moved from path of development

| 07/01/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has provided a new site for one of Cayman’s last remaining historic homes. In partnership with the culture ministry, the Trust has moved the Clayton Nixon House, which was built in the early 1800’s on what is now Goring Avenue, and relocated it to its Mission House […]

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