Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

Trust and CPR taking port battle to court

| 13/11/2019 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Both the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and campaigners behind the petition for a referendum on the cruise port have sent formal legal letters to the government warning of their intention to take legal action. Both the Trust and the Cruise Port Referendum group are seeking a postponement of the referendum until environmental […]

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Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

Trust: Coral relocation message misleading

| 31/10/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A year after its last statement on the cruise project raising concerns about the loss of marine habitat and wrecks, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has raised new questions about coral relocation and said the message that it can be moved is misleading. The Trust warned that relocating the ancient and pristine […]

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Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

Trust reinstates conflicted chairman

| 14/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has reinstated architect Andy Gibb as chairman of its board, even though he recently resigned over his conflict regarding the proposed Beach Bay hotel development, which the Trust opposes. Gibb represented the investors behind the controversial development at a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, which caused considerable […]

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Climate policy gathers eight years of dust

Climate policy gathers eight years of dust

| 30/09/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is not doing anywhere near enough to prepare for the onslaught of climate change, despite being a low lying small island country on the front line of sea level rise, experts have said. A climate change policy formulated in 2011 has been gathering dust in the Ministry of Environment because no minister has […]

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Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

| 24/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Local architect Andrew Gibb has resigned as chairman of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands because of his part in a proposed controversial project. Gibb appeared on behalf of developers seeking to build a resort in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Beach Bay on a property where turtles nest and beach access is […]

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UK charity buys 10 acres of bio-diverse local land

UK charity buys 10 acres of bio-diverse local land

| 16/09/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is buying ten acres of land in East End bordering the Salina Reserve to protect the habitat for birds and other species. This is the first time the UK charity has purchased land in an overseas territory and it will be doing so in partnership with […]

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National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

| 16/09/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has said that the involvement of Andrew Gibb, the chair of its elected council, in the controversial plan for a massive resort development in Beach Bay does not pose a problem for the NGO. At a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, Gibb spoke for the developers of […]

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DoE reminds public of lost wetlands

DoE reminds public of lost wetlands

| 18/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): At the request of a number of people who attended a recent meeting hosted by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment will be publishing comparative maps showing how much important natural habitat, such as wetlands and mangroves, has been lost on Grand Cayman over the last four decades. As […]

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People urged to lobby MLAs over NCL threat

People urged to lobby MLAs over NCL threat

| 06/06/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): At an educational meeting hosted by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands Wednesday night, attendees were urged to contact their MLAs and lobby them about concerns over mounting threats to the environment, especially from development, and to offer their support for the National Conservation Law. Many people in the audience felt that there […]

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Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

| 05/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A new research paper published on World Environment Day warns of ‘outright chaos’ if mankind does not do something to reverse climate change. “Climate change now represents a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilisation,” according to the authors of the paper, David Spratt, a climate scientist, and Ian Dunlop, a former fossil […]

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National Trust raises concern over threat to NCL

National Trust raises concern over threat to NCL

| 27/05/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have raised concerns about the government’s decision to review and water down the National Conservation Law and how changes could impact the well-being of the local environment. Following a surge of enquiries by ordinary members to the Trust’s board requesting more information about the law […]

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