September 17, 2019

Cayman Islands police informs of Firearms Licensing Procedures for Registered Cullers in the DOE Green Iguana Cull

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From RCIPS The RCIPS would like to inform cullers registered with the DOE 2018-2019 Green Iguana Cull Project of the requirements and procedures for firearms licensing within that project.  A full description of the Project itself can be found on the DoE website. The project is set to begin on Monday, 29 October. The RCIPS will be granting special licenses to […]

Cayman Islands DOE and RCIPS officers make arrests for taking whelks out of season and drug offenses,

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From RCIPS Shortly after 10:00AM on Thursday, 13 September, RCIPS officers attended the Kaibo Public Beach in North Side, in response to a request from marine officers of the Department of Environment (DOE). The DOE officers had been in the process of searching a vehicle belonging to persons who were suspected to have been taking […]

FURTHER UPDATE: Man missing on Cayman Brac, – Underwater Searches Continue

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From RCIPS FURTHER UPDATE MON MAY 21 Underwater Searches Continue Update:  Searches Continue Today, 21 May, for Missing Man on Cayman Brac Water searches on Cayman Brac have continued throughout the day today, Monday, 21 May, for Linvol Smith, who has not been seen since Friday, 18 May, when he indicated to friends he would be […]

DOE issues warning after human attacks on sharks in Cayman Islands

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From We Love Sharks A series of human attacks on sharks around the island of Cayman Brac has spurred the DoE to issue a stern warning. Sharks remain a much-misunderstood species of marine predators despite several efforts from conservation bodies to educate people better about them. And regardless of the fact that an encounter with […]

Ever seen a 2-headed sea turtle? This intern found two within a week [on the Cayman Islands]

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BY MICHAELA BROYLES From The State An intern with the Department of Environment in the Cayman Islands stumbled upon not one, but two live two-headed baby sea turtles last week. Yes, you read that right — a two-headed sea turtle. Two of them. “͞This is a rare condition that these hatchlings have,” said Lucy Collyer, […]

The Editor Speaks: Upbeat response to Kittiwake after storm snaps its anchors but DOE not so happy

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Although Hurricane Nate was 300 miles away from Grand Cayman when it thankfully passed us by, it still managed to snap the anchors of our shipwreck dive site, the USS Kittiwake. The ship tilted over on to its side and its port side rail was in the sand. Jason Washington, of Ambassador Divers, who surveyed […]

The Editor Speaks: Why don’t people listen?

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Have you noticed with just simple requests some people don’t listen? They hear but it falls on deaf ears. The latest example of this is the continual requests from the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE) to install turtle-friendly lighting on beachfront property. Simple request and costs very little. Yet every year we get the […]

Enhancing implementation for conservation and environmental management in Montserrat

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Brades, June 21, 2017 – The Department of Environment (DOE) has invited stakeholders in Montserrat to participate in a national dialogue to enhance implementation of the Conservation and Environmental Management Act (CEMA). The stakeholders will work together over the next year to develop regulations and specific priorities and activities for an action plan and implementation […]

Cayman Islands: Statement From The Department of Environment concerning the George Town navigational markers

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The Department of Environment has recently come under considerable scrutiny and criticism for its apparent lack of response to requests for the replacement of navigational markers which demarcate the channel entrance to George Town Harbour and separate marine traffic from swimmers and divers that frequent Eden Rock and Paradise Reef. The Department of Environment would […]

Paul Allen is redeeming himself in the Cayman Islands

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By Mara Siegler From Page Six Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment have worked together to save the 13,800 square feet of endangered coral that was allegedly hit by the billionaire’s $162 million mega-yacht Tatoosh in January. Polaris Applied Sciences, which was hired by Allen’s company, Vulcan, has reattached 1,600 […]