Dates changed for conservation law meetings

To ensure East Enders are able to attend both Gimistory and a public meeting on the National Conservation Bill, the government has swapped some meeting dates.

The new date for the conservation bill meeting at the East End Civic Centre will be Monday, Dec. 9. The original date of the conservation meeting – Thursday, Dec. 5 – clashed with Gimistory, the annual storytelling festival.

The George Town meeting, slated for Monday, Dec. 9., will now be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the town hall.

“Both the ministry and the Department of Environment want as many East End residents to attend both Gimistory and the proposed law discussion and so are happy to move the meeting dates,” a government statement released Friday said.

The meetings will begin with an overview of the National Conservation Bill, followed by a question and answer session.

Meetings are being held in all the districts of the Cayman Islands at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

West Bay’s meeting was held Monday. The others are: Bodden Town Civic Center Tuesday; North Side Civic Center Wednesday; and the Cayman Brac meeting, at a venue to be announced, on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Environment Minister Wayne Panton tabled the National Conservation Bill in the Legislative Assembly last month. The bill is expected to be debated in the Assembly in the second week of December.

As well as being available for review at the district meetings, the bill is also available online at the government website,, and at the Department of Environment website at

Feedback on the bill will be collected at the meetings and comments can also be sent directly to the Ministry of Environment or emailed to the DOE on [email protected] The minister can be contacted by mail at PO Box 102, Grand Cayman KY1-9000, Cayman Islands or by email at [email protected]