RSSEnvironmental Questions

Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

| 03/09/2019 | 10 Comments

I have noticed a few things when the garbage trucks come in the morning to pick up the trash in my neighbourhood. If the trash bins are not outside the enclosure, they don’t bother emptying them and if they do, they don’t put them back where they belong and instead just leave them lying around by […]

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Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

| 30/07/2019 | 7 Comments

Is it OK to spray canned cheese into the water to attract fish when snorkelling? I’ll be coming to visit the Cayman Islands soon and I’ve heard that the fish really love that stuff but not sure that is a good idea. Auntie’s answer: Well, from a purely common-sense standpoint, it is hard for me […]

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Who do I contact if I spot green iguanas?

Who do I contact if I spot green iguanas?

| 25/07/2019 | 2 Comments

How do you report green iguana sightings on Grand Cayman? I have done some online research and there are phone numbers for Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, but I cannot find anything for Grand Cayman. Auntie’s answer: The Department of Environment (DoE), which oversees the green iguana culling programme, maintains a list of all the […]

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How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

| 07/05/2019 | 16 Comments

I was disturbed to read a recently published article which said high levels of faecal bacteria were found in water at public beaches in East End and North Side in October 2018. The report also said that the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) does not have the necessary staff or equipment available to regularly test […]

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Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

| 29/04/2019 | 3 Comments

I asked one of the cleaners at the airport where I should put my soda can and was told to put it in the garbage. Why are there no recycling points at the airport? Auntie’s answer: I must admit I was taken aback by this question, as it didn’t seem possible that a freshly renovated […]

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