February 18, 2018

UPDATED: New Marine Park Proposals Public Consultation

UPDATED Note amended dates for East End and North Side from previously published   From Laura Richardson Research Support Officer, Cayman Islands Department of Environment As you may know, Department of Environment is now at the end of a three year project which has involved the review of our existing Marine Parks.  By combining data […]

Cayman Government replies to WSPA claims of health risks to turtles at farm

Statement by the Cayman Islands Government Regarding the Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter The Cayman Islands Government places a high regard on maintaining the health and safety of visitors to our Island and to our tourist attractions and takes the allegations levied against the Cayman Turtle Farm: Island Wildlife Encounter (CTF) by the World […]

Letter to the Editor from World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) Committed to ending animal cruelty & suffering across the world, for over 30 years Dear Colin Please find below our response to your article on October 14th regarding WSPA and the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF):  (see at http://www.ieyenews.com/2012/10/cayman-turtle-farm-fights-back-against-wspas-stop-sea-turtle-farming/) The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) […]

Letter to the Editor from Guy Harvey

I am writing this letter as one of the foremost marine scientists in the Cayman Islands on the biology, ecology, natural history and socio-economic value of the southern stingrays, in the context of their relationship with these Islands. In reference to this animal, the word “iconic” is appropriate. Everyone who read the Friday edition of […]

Cayman Islands Turtle Farm accused of outdated practices and crippling debts by business model

Further to our October 12 story “Cayman Turtle Farm fights back against WSPA’s Stop Sea Turtle Farming”  (see www.ieyenews.com/2012/10/cayman-turtle-farm-fights-back-against-wspas-stop-sea-turtle-farming/) the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has responded with the following article.  We also publish a separate response from the Cayman Islands Government titled “Cayman Government replies to WSPA claims of health risks […]

Jamaican Lititz farmers battle odds to Beat Army Worm infestation

Mark Titus, The Gleaner Farmers in Lititz, St Elizabeth, are bemoaning the lack of support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and its affiliate, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), as they wage a relentless battle against a myriad of problems, which include the dreaded beat army worm, which has been destroying their crops. […]

CRFM and ANCORS, Australia sign 5-year MoU

From CRFM, Belize City, Belize, Fri, Oct 12, 2012 Fourteen (14) Caribbean fisheries professionals from Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Suriname, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines today concluded the first Fisheries Law and Management Training Workshop, developed jointly for them by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat and […]

End The Brutal Algemesi Bullfights

Target: Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Sponsored by: Kara Foran The vicious blood sport of Algemesi bullfighting tortures and beats young bulls in front of a cheering crowd. This cultural tradition is supposed to symbolize honor and grace, but the reality is that gangs of armed men savagely bully a single defenseless calf, stabbing it […]

Nigeria oil spills: Dutch case against Shell begins

Representatives of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell are appearing in a Dutch court to face accusations of polluting Nigerian villages. The case is being brought by four Nigerian farmers and the Dutch branch of campaigners Friends of the Earth. It is the first time a Dutch multinational has been taken to a civil court in the […]

Ireland ‘close to oil billions’

By Andy Martin BBC Ireland reporter Ireland is on the verge of securing revenue from oil that could run into billions of pounds. Providence Resources Plc, an Irish and UK company, has confirmed its Barryroe site, 30 miles off the Cork coast, should yield 280m barrels of oil. The money generated will depend on the […]