September 22, 2019

Cayman: Man charged in connection with February cockfighting arrest

From RCIPS 23 July 2019 The man, age 45 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 8 February following a joint Police and Department of Agriculture operation (see below) has been formally charged with Cruelty to Animals and Dealing in a Restricted Pharmaceutical. He appears in court today, 23 July. Related story: Joint Police and […]

Cayman: Turtle destined to be turned into soup is rescued and finds new home in the UK

By Karen Rockett From Daily Mirror UK After being bred for food in the Cayman Islands, turtle Phoenix was brought to Blackpool 4,650 miles away A huge and beautiful Cayman Islands sea turtle has been saved from the soup bowl – and found a new home 4,650 miles away… in Blackpool. Called Phoenix after William […]

The Publisher speaks: Birds are no birdbrains

By Joan Wilson “Ching Chings” I refer to an article in the ‘Caymanian Compass’ “Crows prove they are no birdbrains”. I must agree 100% that birds have some kind of insight to access and solve the problem of extracting food from whatever. Have you ever watched a ching ching? I mean really quietly watched a […]

Cayman Sammy

As a Cayman Islands Sammy Germany, held in breath – view By Adrian McDonald From KXAN36 In Switzerland, searching feverishly for any sign of a Caiman in the lake hallwil AG. A fisherman claims to have seen the one and a half metre long reptile on Sunday evening, as this is a duck eating. It […]

Cayman: Seven Mile Beach Business Watch continues into 18th month

Last Wednesday, 10 July, RCIPS officers, members of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, and owners and managers of businesses in the Seven Mile Beach area, came together for another meeting of the Seven Mile Beach Business Watch. The group, which was initially formed as a partnership between CITA and the RCIPS, has since grown to […]

Conch-shell graveyard

There’s a Massive Conch-Shell Graveyard in the Caribbean By Claire Shefchik From Atlas Obscura Some think these towering shell piles preserve healthy populations of the coveted sea snails. WO FISHERMEN FROM THE CORAL island of Anegada sit in a metal boat. They divest conch of their shells, limb by limb, tentacle by tentacle, until at last […]

Sustainability is on the Hook as Cuba adopts new Fisheries Law, EDF says

From EDF Law will protect fish populations, ocean ecosystems and fishing communities (HAVANA – July 14, 2019) The government of Cuba enacted sweeping reforms of its fishing laws over the weekend, putting the island nation on a course to increase protection for some of the world’s most important and vibrant marine ecosystems while also ensuring […]

Cayman: Governor addresses new CBC recruits & expanding K9 Unit

On Tuesday (10 July 2019), His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper attended and spoke to recruits on the first day of a 21-week training course for 11 new Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers.  The new recruits will be trained in a wide array of subjects including, but not limited to; the relevant laws, […]

Cayman: Hurricane season increases threat to national bird

With the 2019 hurricane season now upon us, the Department of Environment (DoE) asks members of the public who are making their own preparations, to also consider the resilience of Cayman’s natural habitats and species during this storm season. Our local ecosystems have evolved along with the threat of major hurricanes, such as 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, […]

The Editor speaks: MRCU HOPES the mozzies aren’t bothering you

It wasn’t long ago that I was extolling praise on our Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) for the way they they have been handling our mosquito problem. For years we haven’t been bothered by those damned mozzies that when I forst arrived here caused me many years of misery, Recently, however, the mozzies have […]