October 17, 2019

Cayman Islands DOE issue statement on grounding of the ‘Jolly Roger’

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The Cayman Islands Department of Environment [DoE] has completed its initial review at the site where the Jolly Roger pirate ship ran aground in George Town Harbour on 10 September. According to DoE researchers who inspected the site this week, the boat struck the hardpan area just north of the George Town port after coming […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands government statement on coral reef damage at George Town Harbour by cargo ship

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Statement from the Ministry of Environment Coral Reef Damage at George Town Harbour The Cayman Islands Government, specifically the Ministry of Environment, is aware that an incident recently occurred within the George Town Harbour which has resulted in coral reef damage. The environment is Cayman’s most precious commodity, and a viable public asset that affects […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Travel advisory update: Cayman Islands – hurricane Matthew to bring hazardous conditions From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Latest update: Summary – Hurricane Matthew may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman from around 2 October 2016 from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/16PoYoi   […]

The Editor Speaks: Remembering a “forgotten” Cayman Islands hero who was born 136 years ago.

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Major Joseph Rodriquez Watler (better known as Mr. Roddy) “Roddy” was born on 3rd March 1880 in the District of Red Bay, Grand Cayman. He died at age 75 in April of 1965. Roddy served as Inspector of Police for some 33 years. He also served as Light House Keeper, Foreman of Public Works, Boarding […]

Large turnout for demonstration against Cayman Islands cruise ship terminal

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On Saturday (17) the organisers to try and stop the planned cruise ship terminal in George Town Harbour must have been overjoyed with the turn-out. Last Wednesday’s protest march against the high gas prices here only attracted a couple of dozen people but this time there was a huge difference. It was obviously very difficult […]

Cayman Islands Environment Department head urges caution regarding proposed cruise ship berthing plan

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From Isla Public Relations Head of Department of Environment urges extreme caution before moving forward with controversial cruise berthing plan SAVE CAYMAN: Gina Ebanks-Petrie, also Chair of the Cayman Islands Environmental Assessment Board, wants decision-makers and the public to have a full understanding of Impact Statement before irrevocable decision is made. George Town, Grand Cayman […]