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Branson in Little Cayman to see groupers

Sir Richard Branson was in Little Cayman and witnessed a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers and was impressed. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr. Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and Reef Environmental Education Foundation to help spread the word about …

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TripAdvisor highly rates Cayman

A solid representation of hotel properties in the Cayman Islands were recognised in the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Best Hotel Awards. Millions of travellers voted for hotels they thought ranked best in eight different categories: Luxury, Best Service, Bargain, Top Hotels, Small Hotels, B&B and Inns, Family, and Romance. The …

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Kitesurfing takes off in Little Cayman

On an island paradise famous for superb diving and excellent fishing, the Southern Cross Club has added kitesurfing, one of the world’s newest and most exciting eco-friendly watersports. The resort has acquired Lost Boys Kitesurfing, an operation known for top kitesurfing services on Little Cayman. Kitesurfing is a non-motorised sport …

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CCMI: Colour returns to Little Cayman corals

When scientists predicted that 2015 would be the third global bleaching event on record, researchers at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman went on high alert. Corals were expected to bleach and perhaps experience mass mortality near the end of the summer as seawater temperatures exceeded the …

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Beloved hotel owner passes away

Pirates Point Resort is sad to report the death of the owner, Gladys Bravenec Howard. Mrs Howard passed away on 3 October, following a courageous battle with cancer. Shewas able to travel to Little Cayman throughout the year, but spent the last couple of months at her house in Tyler, …

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Sister Islands gets female commander at the helm

Inspector Wendy Parchment began her new position as Area Commander for the Cayman Brac Police Station and Little Cayman Police Station in July. The second woman in 17 years to hold this position on the Sister Islands, she has also worked at all the district police stations on Grand Cayman. …

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Little Cayman coral garden dedicated to scuba diving pioneer

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman “planted” a coral garden on Friday, 12 June in honor of the late scuba legend, Bob Soto. A team of divers and snorklers worked together to outplant 63 nursery-reared fragments of the critically endangered staghorn coral (Acroporacervicornis) onto the reef. The …

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CCMI partnership to aid endangered coral species

A partnership has been formed between the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and the international non-profit organization, Earthwatch Institute, to implement a new citizen science programme helping endangered coral species in Little Cayman. The Earthwatch Institute is one of the largest global underwriters of scientific field research. Their mission is …

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CCMI opens scholarship applications for leadership course

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute wants to give ten students the opportunity to dive in to Cayman’s watersports and tourism industry by offering the Young Environmental Leadership Course (YELC). The programme is offered to students from government high schools in year 11, aged 15-18, who will be enrolling with the …

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