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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 Dep [...]

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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 [...]

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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 L [...]

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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 [...]

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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 th [...]

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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-tou [...]

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Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

| 11/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The District Committee of Cayman Brac’s National Trust is holding its second annual Sock Hop fundraiser on Saturday, 21 January. The event will benefit the trust’s habitat requisition fund, which is used to purchase undeveloped lands to secure sanctuaries for local wildlife [...]

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CCMI launches virtual reef education

CCMI launches virtual reef education

| 09/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is taking classrooms underwater as its latest educational initiative. Designed to let any student, regardless of location or physical ability, experience the wonders of life under the ocean’s surface, ReefsGoLive aims to promote o [...]

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CCMI researches best conditions for coral

CCMI researches best conditions for coral

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman has begun a study on why some corals are resilient and others are in decline. The research will focus on improving the methods of coral restoration so that corals will begin reproducing in the wild. Data on temperat [...]

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NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

| 16/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of workers from the National Community Enhancement Project is working at the George Town landfill on a variety of initiatives to help improve the facilities and services before Christmas. Known as the NiCE project, the three-week seasonal programme has around 50 workers [...]

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Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

| 07/12/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): On the heels of Mission Blue founder Sylvia Earle’s visit last month to the Cayman Islands, the global organisation dedicated to protecting the oceans is partnering with local environmental group Save Cayman. Mission Blue advocates for protected marine spaces worldwide. The g [...]

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Curious about bid to remove beachrock

Curious about bid to remove beachrock

| 18/10/2016 | 3 Comments

CNS reported about an application to remove beachrock and coral homes of fish/sealife from an area of Seven Mile Beach in front of his properties. There has been no follow-up on it being approved or denied. Therefore I would assume that it was approved. Is this something that you would be able to [...]

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Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

| 17/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) annual Festival of Seas, a celebration of the extensive research and education work the organisation undertakes, is set for 3 December, boosted by the support of a local law firm. Conyers Dill & Pearman has selected CCMI as t [...]

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