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Public asked to nominate local dive honourees

Public asked to nominate local dive honourees

| 13/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations are open for local honourees for the 2018 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). In calling for the community to put forward names, the Ministry and Department of Tourism said honourees are categorised as people who have made a significant contribution to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands. New […]

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Brac tea party celebrates Queen

Brac tea party celebrates Queen

| 20/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust recently celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a traditional tea party, which is held annually for both the local community and visitors. Heritage House hosted the party at which guests enjoyed finger foods and assorted teas at elegantly set tables in the outdoor garden.

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Students lobby against single-use plastics

Students lobby against single-use plastics

| 11/06/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In support of World Oceans Day, 8 June, Cayman schoolchildren delivered letters to Minister of the Environment Dwayne Seymour, urging the Cayman Islands Government to ban single-use plastics. The theme of World Ocean Day 2018 is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean”.

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Message from the minister to mark World Oceans Day

Message from the minister to mark World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2018 | 0 Comments

Environment Minister Dwayne Seymour writes: Our Islands are known for many things, one of the most important of them being our beautiful sea. Seeing that the Caribbean Sea and wider oceans are such a vital part of the history and identity of the Cayman Islands, we want to do all we can to protect and […]

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CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has organised two events to mark World Oceans Day. Celebrated annually on 8 June, the local commemoration is planned for Saturday 9 June, in the hopes of enabling greater involvement. A March for the Ocean will start at 1pm at Royal Palms on Seven Mile Beach […]

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Students can win field trip to CCMI

Students can win field trip to CCMI

| 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three classes from government primary schools will win a trip to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to attend a residential marine ecology course in the fall of 2018. During the three-day, two-night field trip participants will live at CCMI and learn firsthand about the oceans.

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RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

| 06/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): RCIPS community officers last week took part in their 10th community clean-up this year, heading to the Watler’s Road community Wednesday, 2 May. The officers started the initiative last year in West Bay who, in response to residents’ concerns, facilitated contacts and coordination among the Department of Environmental Health (DEH), community groups […]

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Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

Cayman cleans up for Earth Day

| 27/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A record number of teams participated in the 2018 Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday, 21 April, heading to Cayman’s beaches, parks and roads to clear up litter. The annual Chamber of Commerce initiative attracted 150 teams, with dozens of other teams participating in other collaborative community efforts, including mangrove clean-ups.

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Divers log in to benefit sharks

Divers log in to benefit sharks

| 26/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the past two years a volunteer group of sharkloggers has been assisting the Department of Environment (DoE) in gathering important data on sharks, in turn helping to understand, manage and ultimately protect their population in Cayman. Sharkloggers record sightings during a dive, noting location, time and species, which will be used […]

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CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Research Institute (CCMI) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop and webinar dedicated to sharing information across the region on how to manage the threat posed by the invasive lionfish. The session, “Bridging the Gap to Improve Lionfish Management”, aimed to move the issue from a local level to one that […]

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Swim club dives into Earth Day clean-up

Swim club dives into Earth Day clean-up

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the second straight year, members of Stingray Swim Club (SSC) took part in an Earth Day clean-up, with 45 people heading to Windsor Park to clear the neighbourhood of trash. Members, along with family and friends, filled more than 50 bags, going through 120 pairs of latex gloves in the process.

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Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

Plaque unveiling reveals decades-old family link

| 19/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The unveiling of a plaque last week by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to mark the donation of land on Cayman Brac, also led to the discovery of a connection between the family who owned the property and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, minister and MLA for Cayman Brac East.

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Earth Day clean-up soon come

Earth Day clean-up soon come

| 12/04/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is completing preparation for its 2018 Earth Day Clean-up, which is set for Saturday, 21 April. For more than 20 years, the chamber has encouraged businesses from the private sector and members of the wider community to don a pair of gloves, pick up a trash […]

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CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

| 06/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its Ocean Awards, with nominations open in a range of categories aiming to recognise both individuals and companies committed to improving the health of the marine environment. The awards, part of the nonprofit organisation’s 20th anniversary celebrations this year, are being introduced as the […]

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Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

Fundraiser held for Land Reserve Fund

| 04/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Land Reserve Fund arm of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands held their Cocktails and Canapes for Conservation fundraising event on 22 March, hosted at the home of Martyn and Vivian Bould, who donated their time and their grounds for the evening.

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