October 21, 2019

Central Caribbean Marine Institute celebrates its 20th birthday

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By Sam Helmy From Deeper Blue Located on Little Cayman, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute is celebrating its 20th birthday. The organization is a luminary in education, conservation, and marine research, and dedicates a lot of its efforts to increase our understanding of coral reefs. The Institute has seen its success grow, especially at its local field […]

Nassau grouper off limits during Cayman Islands closed season

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28 November, 2018 The closed season for Nassau grouper in Cayman Islands waters begins 1 December, 2018 and lasts until 30 April, 2019. During the closed season anyone who takes, purchases, receives, offers for sale, exchanges or donates Nassau grouper commits an offence under the National Conservation Law (NCL). In addition, anyone who possesses or […]

Governor in Sister Islands

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Cayman Islands Governor tours Little Cayman, Cayman Brac – More photos GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper spent his first weekend in the Cayman Islands touring Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The inaugural visit began on the morning of Friday, 2 November. The Governor and his wife Lissie, along with […]

Cayman Islands DoE PR – Sister Islands Green Iguana release

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20DoE battles Sister Islands iguana invasion The Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) is urging Cayman Brac and Little Cayman residents to act fast to help head off a Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) influx on the Sister Islands before it becomes too big a problem. “As it stands now, the Green Iguana invasion is in […]

Cayman Islands conch/whelk seasons open 1 November

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The Cayman Islands’ conch and whelk seasons open on Thursday, 1 November. Each year, the open seasons for conch and whelk serve as a way for residents to sustainably harvest the marine delicacies, leaving enough of both species for future generations to enjoy. The open season, which runs from 1 November to 30 April, allows […]

Why the Cayman Islands are a perfect honeymoon destination

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From eTurboNews Luxury honeymoon destination The Caribbean is packed full of luxury honeymoon destinations, but the Cayman Islands tick a lot of boxes for many couples. The three beautiful Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac – offer miles of unspoiled beaches, luxury Cayman villas, world-class diving, and plenty of peace and […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI offers internships for teenage ocean scientists

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September 18, 2018 The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

The big chill on the Cayman Islands

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By David Conachy From Independent IE People are hilarious all the same, aren’t they? As soon as I made it known I was off to the Cayman Islands, the jokes came flying thick and fast. “Bring me back a bag of cash.” “Are you finally sorting out your tax affairs?” Ha-ha! Well, I had the […]

The Cayman Islands: A relaxing haven for you (not just your money)

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By Emma Cullinan From The Irish Times Chasing sharks, cuddling stingray, riding bareback in the warm sea, the Caribbean islands offer an exhilarating escape I see a shark ahead of me in the water and swim towards it. And that is something I never thought I’d write. Mike, our snorkelling guide, had warned us that […]

Groupers on the comeback in the Cayman Islands

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By Ben Shouse, Brice Semmens, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Scott Heppell, Bradley Johnson, Croy McCoy, Gina Ebanks-Petrie From Scientific American July 19, 2018 The mating ritual of the Nassau grouper is an attention-grabber. Every year, prompted by a winter full moon, these normally solitary fish amass in the same spot. After a few days, their color pattern […]