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New health, environment minister tours departments

Dwayne Seymour, Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, began touring departments within his portfolio last week. The tour started on Tuesday with the Department of Health Regulatory Services, when the Minister met director Mervyn Conolly and his staff. A former board member of the Health Insurance Commission, Minister Seymour …

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Investigation reveals cruise ship pollution levels

An investigation carried out by a television documentary crew in the United Kingdom has claimed levels of pollution onboard cruise ship decks is worse than some of the world’s most polluted cities. Channel 4 Dispatches programme revealed the shocking levels of pollution emitted from a P&O cruise ship’s engine. Although …

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Silversides attract snappers

Thousands of visitors are leaving Cayman this week and sadly for the country’s economy, they didn’t spend any cash, bought nothing from souvenir shops and didn’t spend a single night in a hotel! But what these guys did do was provide countless photo opportunities for divers and swimmers in our …

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Beaches covered in seaweed

Given the recent wind direction changes, many beaches around all three islands are currently experiencing a large influx of Sargassum seaweed, particularly along the southern coasts. In recent years, higher than normal Sargassum blooms have occurred in areas of the Atlantic where nutrients are available and water temperatures are high. …

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Turtle nesting “off to a great start”

  By Charles Duncan Turtles have started to come home to Cayman for nesting season. Volunteers and officials with the Department of Environment have counted 53 nests so far this year across the islands. The DOE’s Janice Blumenthal said: “Turtle nesting season 2017 is off to a great start with …

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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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