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Children’s Garden prepares to bloom after groundbreaking

Children’s Garden prepares to bloom after groundbreaking

| 18/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The ground was officially broken for the Children’s Garden at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Wednesday, 16 August, with completion of the attraction expected some time next year. The garden will include a “grow zone”, where every school will have a small section to grow p [...]

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Teens learn about sustainability

Teens learn about sustainability

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands National Committee hosted its second local “short programme” 3-6 August 2017 to engage young people on sustainability issues. Eight residents, aged 14-16 and representing five different secondary schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman [...]

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Community called on to nominate local dive pioneers

Community called on to nominate local dive pioneers

| 12/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Members of the public are being asked to nominate Cayman Islands pioneers as candidates for induction as local honourees at this year’s International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). More than 30 people have been recognised locally since 2003 and the Ministry of Tourism is look [...]

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Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

| 11/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 Caymanian children is learning to swim and snorkel through the West Bay ECO Warriors programme hosted by a local hotel. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 10, meet every Thursday to learn skills taught through PADI swim school and the YMCA, the latter which s [...]

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Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

| 10/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s marathon man and champion fundraiser Derek Haines is well into his next effort – raising $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) reef research project by climbing two volcanoes and running three marathons this year. After finishing a marathon [...]

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UWC hosting camp for teens

UWC hosting camp for teens

| 22/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands is hosting its second summer camp this year, with the goal of providing local teens the opportunity to engage with the UWC’s global mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. The four-day, three-night summer ca [...]

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Law firm joins Earth Day clean-up

Law firm joins Earth Day clean-up

| 28/04/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday, 22 April 2017, tackling rubbish on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Olivia Shanks, organiser of the law firm’s clean [...]

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Chamber of Commerce set to clean Cayman for Earth Day

Chamber of Commerce set to clean Cayman for Earth Day

| 07/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce is making the final preparations ahead of their 2017 Earth Day cleanup set for Saturday, 22 April. This year the organisation has partnered with Guy Harvey to create an exclusive T-shirt, which features a one-of-a-kind logo that he personally designed. “E [...]

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Gallery screens film on environmental impact of plastic

Gallery screens film on environmental impact of plastic

| 29/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting screenings of an award-winning documentary on the impact plastic is having on the oceans and marine animals. Set for 1 April, the film, A Plastic Ocean, follows documentary filmmaker Craig Leeson and British-Caymanian-Ame [...]

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Branson dives to promote grouper protection

Branson dives to promote grouper protection

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Departm [...]

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Applications open for DoE internships

Applications open for DoE internships

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environment is offering summer internships for students ages 15 and over, who live in Grand Cayman and are interested in gaining experience in marine science, terrestrial ecology, sustainable development and related fields. The internships are unpaid volunteer pos [...]

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First lionfish cull of the year set

First lionfish cull of the year set

| 23/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The first lionfish tournament of 2017 is scheduled for 25 and 26 February, with each of the invasive species that is caught analysed by the Department of Environment (DoE), and then sold to local restaurants. The event, organised under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish Leagu [...]

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CCMI reports record 2016

CCMI reports record 2016

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) report looking at the organisation’s accomplishments in 2016 indicates it was a banner year for scientific publications and presentations at international scientific conferences, while educational occupancy and the Festival of Seas fund [...]

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Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

| 08/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In December, a group of 11 young men took part in the latest Young Environmental Leadership Course (YELC), a programme established in 2012 by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to teach high school students how to be good environmental stewards in their [...]

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Save Cayman sets up eco-tourism internships

Save Cayman sets up eco-tourism internships

| 07/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Local environmental group Save Cayman is taking applications for its Environmental Ambassadors Programme set to launch this summer, with the first internship running from 19 June-11 August. Participants will learn about marine and terrestrial conservation issues and the eco-tourism [...]

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