Dolphins coming to Cayman

Minister of Tourism Charles Clifford said Thursday that any legislation that the Government might introduce with respect to dolphinarium facilities in Cayman could not, as a general principle of law, have retroactive effect.

Dolphin sticker

Cayman Islands residents have learned there is no legal way to keep captive dolphin facilities out of the Cayman Islands. Many residents sport stickers like this one on their vehicles opposing the parks.

This means that there is no legal impediment – now or in the future – to prevent three proposed dolphin facilities from opening in West Bay.

The current Cayman Islands Government has yet to take an official stance on dolphin facilities, but Mr. Clifford said that would change soon.

‘I expect that within two weeks, we should be able to announce what this Government’s policy is with respect to dolphins,’ he said.

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