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CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship [...]

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DoE officer praised for commitment to turtles

DoE officer praised for commitment to turtles

| 05/09/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Department of the Environment (DoE) conservation officer Chadd Oliver Bush has been named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for July 2018. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the certificate to Bush on Friday, 31 August, for developing “exceptional leaders [...]

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Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

| 31/08/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will recognise exceptional contributors to local marine conservation efforts [...]

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NASA brings ‘Science on a Sphere’ to Cayman

NASA brings ‘Science on a Sphere’ to Cayman

| 30/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): NASA will be presenting its ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to Cayman for the first time during the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 from 13-14 September. The exhibition will be open to conference participants throughout the event, with local sch [...]

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National Trust promotes green start to school

National Trust promotes green start to school

| 10/08/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the beginning of the school year, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has joined two initiatives to encourage students to recycle. The Trust is now a registered collection centre for the Crayola “ColorCycle” and Elmer’s “Glue Crew” recycling programmes. The [...]

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National Trust releases 1,000th blue iguana

National Trust releases 1,000th blue iguana

| 30/07/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands released the 1,000th blue iguana into the wild under its recovery programme. “Renegade” was one of 10 iguanas set free at the Collier’s Wilderness Reserve on Tuesday, 23 July, after being given a head start at the Trust’s specialist [...]

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Public asked to nominate local dive honourees

Public asked to nominate local dive honourees

| 13/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Nominations are open for local honourees for the 2018 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). In calling for the community to put forward names, the Ministry and Department of Tourism said honourees are categorised as people who have made a significant contribution to scub [...]

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Brac tea party celebrates Queen

Brac tea party celebrates Queen

| 20/06/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust recently celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a traditional tea party, which is held annually for both the local community and visitors. Heritage House hosted the party at which guests enjoyed finger foods and assorted teas [...]

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Students lobby against single-use plastics

Students lobby against single-use plastics

| 11/06/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In support of World Oceans Day, 8 June, Cayman schoolchildren delivered letters to Minister of the Environment Dwayne Seymour, urging the Cayman Islands Government to ban single-use plastics. The theme of World Ocean Day 2018 is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging s [...]

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Message from the minister to mark World Oceans Day

Message from the minister to mark World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2018 | 0 Comments
Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour writes: Our Islands are known for many things, one of the most important of them being our beautiful sea. Seeing that the Caribbean Sea and wider oceans are such a vital part of the history and identity of the Cayman Islands, we want to do all we can to protect an [...]

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CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has organised two events to mark World Oceans Day. Celebrated annually on 8 June, the local commemoration is planned for Saturday 9 June, in the hopes of enabling greater involvement. A March for the Ocean will start at 1pm at Royal Pal [...]

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Students can win field trip to CCMI

Students can win field trip to CCMI

| 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Three classes from government primary schools will win a trip to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to attend a residential marine ecology course in the fall of 2018. During the three-day, two-night field trip participants will live at CCMI and learn fir [...]

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RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

| 06/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): RCIPS community officers last week took part in their 10th community clean-up this year, heading to the Watler’s Road community Wednesday, 2 May. The officers started the initiative last year in West Bay who, in response to residents’ concerns, facilitated contacts and coordina [...]

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Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

| 27/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A record number of teams participated in the 2018 Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday, 21 April, heading to Cayman’s beaches, parks and roads to clear up litter. The annual Chamber of Commerce initiative attracted 150 teams, with dozens of other teams participating in other collaborat [...]

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Divers log in to benefit sharks

Divers log in to benefit sharks

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): For the past two years a volunteer group of sharkloggers has been assisting the Department of Environment (DoE) in gathering important data on sharks, in turn helping to understand, manage and ultimately protect their population in Cayman. Sharkloggers record sightings during a div [...]

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