September 20, 2021

National Conservation Council and Department of Environment response to Dart Media Statement on PAD Application Process

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Late last week the Dart organisation released a media statement addressing the application process for Planned Area Developments (PADs). The statement calls into question the validity of the requirement placed on the organisation by the National Conservation Council (NCC) to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to inform the approval process for the PAD for […]

Cayman Islands seeks to increase protected land areas

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As the 5th anniversary of the passage of Cayman’s National Conservation Law nears, the Ministry of Environment is seeking the expansion of protected land areas under the legislation. Since 2016, the Cayman Islands Cabinet, National Conservation Council, Department of Environment (DoE) and other Government agencies have worked together to designate 3,477 acres of land – […]

Cayman Islands: Conservation group urged to ban importation of invasive lion fish

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By CMC From Wired Ja Online News GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 7, CMC – The Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL), has urged the National Conservation Council to implement a ban on importing the invasive lion fish. lionfishThe group of lion fish cullers say a ban will force local restaurants to by the fish locally. […]

UPDATED: The Editor Speaks: Outrageous!

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UPDATED: New image showing kiosk Outrageous is probably an understatement to be used on the contempt shown by the developer of the Purple Box on North Church Street, for the law and the people of the Cayman Islands. Whilst the likes of Dart make proper application for a Coastal Works licence this particular developer is […]

Statement from Ironwood on Cayman Islands National Conservation Council’s recent ruling

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Upon learning of the National Conservation Council’s decision to require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the proposed East-West Arterial (EWA) extension, Ironwood makes the following statement: Ironwood and the Government have been working diligently together since 2013 on a proposal for Ironwood to finance the construction of the East-West Arterial extension. This infrastructure is […]

Cayman Islands cracking down on spearguns

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By Chris Eger From Guns.com The Cayman Islands strictly regulates spearguns, requiring licenses and a heavy set of guidelines for their use. This is all subject to increased scrutiny. Despite noting that it is a traditional Caymanian method of fishing in the British Caribbean territory, the government is debating a limit on licenses, which currently […]

The Editor Speaks: The judge was fair now live with it!

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Justice Ingrid Mangatal’s ruling the Department of Environment and the National Conservation Council had not acted unfairly or irrationally when they approved the licence application by the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) or that insufficient public consultation had taken place was fair and Dwene Ebanks should live with it. The judge was very kind to […]