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Barking up the wrong tree

Looking at the tempest in a teacup created by the government’s announcement of regulated harvesting of regenerative soft coral, it seems that the naysayers are simply barking up the wrong tree. We certainly agree that focus must be given to preserving our marine environment. However, in this case we think …

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Environment key concern for protestors

Caymanians of all ages and walks of life voiced their opposition to proposed Cruise Berthing Facilities (CBF) at the Save Cayman protest on Saturday 17 October on the George Town waterfront. Several of the demonstrators spoke with The Cayman Reporter about their reasons for protesting. “I am not affiliated. I …

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HRC supports marine systems process

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) joined the Department of Environment (DoE) in encouraging residents to give their feedback on the recent plans to expand the Cayman Islands marine systems under the National Conservation Law. The DoE began holding public meetings in each district in September to seek the public’s views …

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Paradise Discovered: Brush-footed Butterflies

National Trust of the Cayman Islands The anglewings, brush-footed butterflies or Nymphalidae is a family of about 5,000 species of butterflies. These are typically large butterflies, such as the emperor, admirals, and fritillaries which have very colourful wings. However, the underwings are dull and often look like dead leaves, which …

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Sargassum clogs up 7-mile beach

Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have covered large stretches of Grand Cayman’s formerly pristine Seven Mile Beach. Seen over the summer months on other areas of the Cayman coastline, this time the seaweed is impacting one of Grand Cayman’s most iconic tourist attractions. Tourists and locals alike …

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DoE head defends department’s integrity

“The Department of Environment was professional and transparent in all of its dealings with EIA consultants,” says department head Gina Ebanks-Petrie. Her comments come after statements from Port development proponent Chris Kirkconnell on the SaveCayman Facebook page saying the DoE director had “been against the port from the beginning”, and …

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Paradise Discovered: Herons

National Trust for the Cayman Islands There are eleven species of herons represented in the Cayman Islands, including 6 breeding residents. These water birds are easy to distinguish by their stabbing bills and their neck folded back into their shoulders in flight.  The following information was sourced from Birds of …

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CCMI finds a home with CEC

The Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), recently donated free office space to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) as a way to maintain its commitment to the local community. CCMI is a not-for-profit organisation conducts research and education programmes at their Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC).The laboratory is an ideal place …

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Paradise Discovered: Headache Bush

Karie Bounds, National Trust Traditional Caymanian names for trees evolved because of various reasons.  The most obvious reason is that the name is related to a particular use or characteristic of the tree.  English language names from nearby countries with traditional ties to Cayman, in particular Jamaica and Honduras, are …

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