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Students lobby against single-use plastics

Students lobby against single-use plastics

| 11/06/2018 | 3 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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CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Research Institute (CCMI) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop and webinar dedicated to sharing information across the region on how to manage the threat posed by the invasive lionfish. The session, “Bridging the Gap to Improve Lionfish Management” [...]

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Swim club dives into Earth Day clean-up

Swim club dives into Earth Day clean-up

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): For the second straight year, members of Stingray Swim Club (SSC) took part in an Earth Day clean-up, with 45 people heading to Windsor Park to clear the neighbourhood of trash. Members, along with family and friends, filled more than 50 bags, going through 120 pairs of latex glove [...]

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Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

| 19/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The unveiling of a plaque last week by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to mark the donation of land on Cayman Brac, also led to the discovery of a connection between the family who owned the property and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, minister and MLA for Cayman Brac East. [...]

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Earth Day clean-up soon come

Earth Day clean-up soon come

| 12/04/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is completing preparation for its 2018 Earth Day Clean-up, which is set for Saturday, 21 April. For more than 20 years, the chamber has encouraged businesses from the private sector and members of the wider community to don a pair of gloves, p [...]

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CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

| 06/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its Ocean Awards, with nominations open in a range of categories aiming to recognise both individuals and companies committed to improving the health of the marine environment. The awards, part of the nonprofit organisation [...]

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Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

| 04/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Land Reserve Fund arm of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands held their Cocktails and Canapes for Conservation fundraising event on 22 March, hosted at the home of Martyn and Vivian Bould, who donated their time and their grounds for the evening. [...]

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CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

CCMI to hold webinar on lionfish

| 03/04/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of International Year of the Reef (IYOR) outreach efforts, on 19 April the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) aims to engage both local and global audiences through live streaming of an upcoming workshop focusing on lionfish-management work throughout the Caribbean. [...]

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Brackers come out to support National Trust

Brackers come out to support National Trust

| 01/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than 75 people attended a fundraiser hosted by the Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust, Saturday, 24 February. The inaugural Spring Fling, the first public celebration held at the National Trust House, was in aid of providing permanent sanctuary for the Brac [...]

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