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Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

| 18/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Community police officers, together with staff from the National Roads Authority and the owner of a landscaping company, came together to clean an area by the waterfront that was of concern to members of the public. On Thursday, 8 August, the group cleaned the spot on North Church Street across from Bodden […]

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Students ready to take green action in Cayman

Students ready to take green action in Cayman

| 01/08/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two students from the Cayman Islands recently took part in an Ocean Heroes Boot Camp in Vancouver, Canada, where they met with international green leaders and received advice on how to develop and deliver their campaign to preserve and protect Cayman’s environment. Representatives from groups including the Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale […]

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Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The simple act of drinking a beer has led to a donation of more than $22,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) to support its shark-tagging research as part of efforts to save and conserve the world’s oceans. For every one of a designated beer purchased at the Cayman Islands Brewery, […]

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Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

| 30/07/2019 | 7 Comments

Is it OK to spray canned cheese into the water to attract fish when snorkelling? I’ll be coming to visit the Cayman Islands soon and I’ve heard that the fish really love that stuff but not sure that is a good idea. Auntie’s answer: Well, from a purely common-sense standpoint, it is hard for me […]

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Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations are now open for local honourees to be named to the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to recognise those who have contributed significantly to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands through development, promotion, positive environmental impact or education. The Ministry and Department of Tourism are calling for […]

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Cayman’s women divers break their world record

Cayman’s women divers break their world record

| 23/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Women divers in Cayman blew out of the water their own world record of 86 participants set last year, when 107 formed an underwater chain in the sea by Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The event, held to mark PADI Women’s Dive Day Saturday, 20 July, also provided an opportunity to fundraise […]

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Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

| 23/07/2019 | 22 Comments

We are hearing numerous reports of people getting infected by the bacteria causing necrotising fasciitis (known as the flesh-eating disease) in the warm coastal waters of the US. Grateful if you could tell us what the DoE, DEH and government health officials are doing to regularly check the bacteria counts in our much-used coastal waters. […]

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Donation supports CCMI’s coral restoration efforts

Donation supports CCMI’s coral restoration efforts

| 22/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently received a US$68,000 donation from the Aall Foundation towards its Coral Restoration Programme. With increasing water temperatures threatening coral reef health, CCMI said in a press release that its team knows “they must progress their restoration efforts at pace, to be able to contribute […]

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Joey Hew tours NiCE clean-up sites

Joey Hew tours NiCE clean-up sites

| 22/07/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two days ahead of the completion of the two-week National Community Enhancement (NiCE) initiative, which officially ended Friday, 19 July, Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joey Hew visited the temporary employees working at locations across Grand Cayman.

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NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

| 14/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dedicated crews of National Community Enhancement (NiCE) summer project workers heaped wheelbarrows full of sargassum in coastal areas last week, shifting loads of the seaweed which is plaguing Cayman’s beaches. The 486 men and women taking part in this year’s project are focusing on the sargassum that is having a detrimental effect […]

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