Tag: Department of Environment

How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

| 24/06/2019 | 7 Comments

We love the Cayman Islands and people and we visit almost every year to enjoy our hard-earned and long-awaited vacations. Later this year we have reservations for accommodations on the East End of Grand Cayman and also on the Sister Islands. We understand that the heavy influx of Sargassum seaweed this year is a problem […]

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Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

| 22/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) will be holding another tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species, amidst organisers’ concerns that the population may be increasing. The tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 June, at the George Town Yacht Club. While CULL aims to make the events […]

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Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

| 30/04/2019 | 1 Comment

The Cayman Islands annual conch and whelk seasons close on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Anyone possessing, attempting to sell or attempting to buy locally-caught conch or whelks during the closed seasons, which last from 1 May through to 31 October each year, will face prosecution under the National Conservation Law (NCL). The open seasons for […]

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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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DoE looking to fill Brac position

DoE looking to fill Brac position

| 25/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Would you find out if DoE has any plans to replace the former marine officer on the Brac? Auntie’s answer: This question came up in the comments this week under this article: Local grouper sites offer hope for species survival. I contacted the Department of Environment for a response and once more I received a […]

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Do iguana cullers carry liability protection?

Do iguana cullers carry liability protection?

| 17/12/2018 | 11 Comments

Can you find out if those who have registered to cull the green iguanas have liability insurance? No one I know doing this will talk about that. Auntie’s answer: The issue is a bit complicated and the answer not that straightforward. I received an explanation from the Department of Environment (DoE), which is in charge […]

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Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

| 06/12/2018 | 5 Comments

Do we have any pollution monitoring here on the island? Ocean water quality, air quality, anything? Are there any statistics, on any topic? On the WHO website it seemed we are the only country that is not proactive in regards to these matters. Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that necessitated input from […]

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Why are trees being cut down on the beach?

Why are trees being cut down on the beach?

| 19/10/2018 | 7 Comments

I refer to a reader who asked: “And why the hell did they cut down those shady pine needle trees that were near the water on the beach side?” Aren’t SMB and everything on it protected by law? Who and why had cut those trees down? Who permitted the action? SMB is a national treasure […]

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Regulating use of spear guns

Regulating use of spear guns

| 18/09/2018 | 4 Comments

What are the current laws on importing spear guns or spear gun parts? Can any Caymanian with a clean police record obtain a spear gun licence? Auntie’s answer: I contacted the Department of Environment (DoE) and an official explained that the spear gun licensing programme is being updated to take into account the amendments that […]

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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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