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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

| 17/04/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Croy McCoy (51) is truly a man of the sea. Born on Cayman Brac, with summers spent at his father’s dive business, Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge, on Little Cayman (where he eventually moved to work in 1984) he learned to scuba dive at 9 years old. Since then he has […]

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CCMI lecture looks at reef resilience

CCMI lecture looks at reef resilience

| 10/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life) UPDATED: As part of its annual reef lecture series, the Central Caribbean Marine (CCMI) is hosting a presentation on “Coral Reef Resilience and Refugia: Adaptation and Acclimatization in a Changing Environment”, set for 25 April at 5:45pm at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The lecture, by visiting researcher Dr Gretchen […]

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Prince Charles opens schoolhouse in Botanic Park

Prince Charles opens schoolhouse in Botanic Park

| 07/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): During the recent royal visit to the Cayman Islands, on 28 March Prince Charles officially opened the education centre in the planned Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. A partnership between local Rotary clubs and the park, the now officially named Rotary Schoolhouse is the first stage of the […]

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Green celebration honours Prince Charles

Green celebration honours Prince Charles

| 01/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A diverse group of people gathered at Smith Barcadere Thursday, 28 March, to hold a “community beach celebration” organised by Sustainable Cayman in honour of the visit to Cayman of Prince Charles and Camilla, and to raise awareness of local environmental initiatives and challenges.

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Green group holds beach party to celebrate royals

Green group holds beach party to celebrate royals

| 25/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The environmental group, Sustainable Cayman, is commemorating the upcoming visit of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, with a “community beach celebration” at Smith Barcadere, Thursday, 28 March, from 10am-noon. The organisation said the family event, being held on the public holiday declared in honour of the royal visit, was a way […]

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Seminar promotes safe lighting for baby turtles

Seminar promotes safe lighting for baby turtles

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and Department of Environment (DoE) jointly hosted a seminar on turtle-friendly lighting for Seven Mile Beach business owners and property managers on Monday, 18 March. The idea is to set up lighting on beachfront properties that will not cause confusion to hatchlings during nesting season […]

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Applications open for environmentalist course

Applications open for environmentalist course

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is accepting applications for the six-month Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC), now in its eighth year. The programme provides an opportunity for 10 local students to continue their educational pathway in the marine sciences as they complete diving training and attend courses at CCMI.

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CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

| 04/03/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) organised another successful tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species while raising awareness of the dangers the fish pose to Cayman’s marine ecosystem. Seven teams took part in the 28th cull this past weekend, with the theme specially for March: “In like a lionfish, […]

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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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