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CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

| 18/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Following on from last year’s International Year of the Reef outreach efforts, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its “Healthy Reefs” campaign. Throughout 2019, CCMI will work to “spread the love for healthy reefs” to a variety of audiences comprising watersports and dive operators, students, teachers, tourists and general members […]

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CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is bringing back its Reefs Go Live programme, which originally launched last year, that provides a virtual underwater experience in real time. Marine scientists on “live dives” in Little Cayman will bring the ocean directly into the classroom.

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Community effort to revitalise Scranton park

Community effort to revitalise Scranton park

| 06/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Almost 100 members of the community gave up part of their Saturday to clean up the Scranton Central Park site off Shedden Road, a project spearheaded by MLA for George Town Central Kenneth Bryan. The work done by hand and heavy equipment, which included raking, clearing out brush and trash as well […]

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Brackers party for the National Trust

Brackers party for the National Trust

| 03/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust hosted a garden party fundraiser Saturday, 26 January, with proceeds to benefit its habitat protection fund, which aims to preserve environmentally important areas of the island. The venue for the evening, themed the Octopus’ Garden Party, was Trust House on the north side […]

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Governor attends beach clean-up

Governor attends beach clean-up

| 14/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, stopped by a clean-up at Barefoot Beach on Saturday, 12 January, which was organised by Plastic Free Cayman, a non-profit dedicated to reducing single-use plastic in the Cayman Islands, and Red Sail Sports. The couple joined a group of 70 volunteers who were collecting rubbish […]

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Recycling time for Christmas trees

Recycling time for Christmas trees

| 08/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): There is still time for Cayman Islands residents to take part in the Christmas tree recycling programme organised every year by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). The programme aims to reduce the amount of waste entering the George Town landfill by recycling natural Christmas trees into mulch.

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Young Caymanian’s green message goes international

Young Caymanian’s green message goes international

| 17/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Fresh off receiving a Captain Planet Foundation award for her environmental work at a ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, Steff Mcdermot is not resting on her laurels. Armed with an impressive passion and drive for an 18-year-old, the University College of Cayman Islands (UCCI) student remains focused on her goal of “empowering youth […]

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Work begins on Children’s Garden

Work begins on Children’s Garden

| 13/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life) UPDATED: Work has begun on the Rotary Education Centre which is part of the Children’s Garden, the newest attraction planned at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, with the project aided by a new cash injection approved by Cabinet. The centre will take about 12 weeks to build and is the first […]

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Pirates say no to plastic

Pirates say no to plastic

| 24/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Pirates Week Festival, which starts 2 November on Cayman Brac, is including an environmental message, with its #PiratesAgainstPlastic campaign. In addition to marking the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, the festival will be “Celebrating the Seas!” to raise awareness on how to reduce single-use plastics.

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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 awards per year for students about to embark on […]

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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 leadership qualities by being highly engaged and motivated in achieving results in […]

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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 schools also being invited to attend.

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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 initiative, which began 9 August, will continue throughout 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 breeding unit at the Queen Elizabeth […]

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