District conservation meetings scheduled

The Department of Environment has
begun a series of district meetings to give residents a chance to hear, learn
about and discuss the proposed National Conservation Law.

The first meeting was held in North
Side on Thursday night, 1 July.

“Cayman’s current conservation
legislation is badly outdated and it is important that we replace it with a law
that gives government relevant and effective tools to manage environmental issues
that the country is facing,” said Department of Environment Director Gina

“We also realise the importance of
everyone understanding and supporting what is being proposed. That’s why we
want people to come out to the district meetings to seek answers to any
questions they have about the proposed legislation. That way, they will be in
position to provide informed feedback on the proposed National Conservation
Law,” she added.

Mrs. Ebanks-Petrie encouraged
people to read the law and the summary guide before attending the meetings.
These can be found on the Department of Environment website at www.doe.ky.

The public consultation period will
last a month, closing on Friday, 16 July. Until then, anyone can comment on the

Comment forms are available online
at www.doe.ky and printed copies can be picked
up from the DoE’s office or at any of the district public meetings. Comments
can also be submitted by email to [email protected];
faxed to 949 4020, or mailed to NCL Comment, c/o Department of Environment,
P.O. Box 486, Grand Cayman, KY1-1006.

The meetings will be held on:

Tuesday, 6 July: Bodden Town Primary
School Hall, 7-9pm.

Thursday, 8 July: Elmslie Memorial
Church Hall, George Town, 6–8pm.

Saturday, 10 July: National Trust House,
Little Cayman, 7–9pm.

Monday, 12 July: John A. Cumber Hall,
West Bay, 7-9 pm.

Tuesday, 13 July: East End Community
Centre, 7-9pm.

Thursday, 15 July: Aston Rutty Centre,
Cayman Brac, 7–9pm.