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Number of blues doubles

At a time when much of Cayman's wildlife is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Ivan, some good news comes from the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.

Derelict vehicles targeted

Community Policing Beat Officer for Watlers Road Constable Ian Lavine, with assistance from the Licensing Department recently embarked on a project to dispose of the derelict vehicles.

Recyclers return from Fiji

John Gray Recyclers returned with fresh insights following their July visit to Fiji in the South Pacific where they, and representatives from the Seacology Foundation, officially opened the kindergarten classroom in Naikorokoro on the island of Ovalau.

Mr. Basdeo heads CI Investment Bureau

The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Development and Commerce has announced the appointment of Mr. Dax Basdeo to the post of Executive Director for the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau .

Tsunami legislation introduced in US Senate

Senators from states most vulnerable to tsunami activity introduced legislation to upgrade and modernize the US tsunami warning system.

Cruise virus poses little threat

A possible Norwalk virus outbreak on board the Mariner of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, which was docked in Grand Cayman yesterday, should not pose too much of a threat to the people of Cayman.

New Trashmaster arrives in CI

The Department of Environmental Health has received a CMI Trashmaster 3-90E landfill compactor.

Public cemeteries cleaned

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to inform the public that public cemeteries have been cleaned and cleared of hurricane debris.

DoE staff off to turtle symposium

Two Department of Environment representatives, Janice Blumenthal and Joni Solomon, have headed off to Savannah, Georgia to attend the 25th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology this week.

Residents want dump site cleaned

Residents in Spotts-Newlands are demanding that a hurricane refuse dump be completely cleaned.

Smith’s Cove replinished

As part of the post-Ivan Cayman Islands Recovery Operation, the beach at Smiths Cove was replenished with more than 100 cubic yards of sand last week.

A look back at 2004 in Cayman

The year just past was filled with news, from renewed talk of dredging North Sound to the opening of the telecommunications industry to full competition.

Rats climbing the walls after Ivan

Some residents are experiencing some very unwanted guests in their homes following Hurricane Ivan - rats!

A closer look at tsunamis

The chance of a major tsunami hitting the Cayman Islands is slim, but that is no reason not to understand them and know how best to survive one.

Brac gets new truck, facilities

CAYMAN BRAC - There is to be no alcohol in Pop-a-Top Park, a favourite watering hole in Watering Place.

Newmont admits emitting mercury

Indonesia - U.S. gold mining company Newmont admitted that it released mercury into the environment at one of its Indonesian mines but denied that it had any health impact on its employees or nearby residents.

Bringing back a landmark

Time and again the Cayman Islands have seen members of the public and private sectors get together to iron out another wrinkle from Ivan.

Just in time for Christmas

The first shipment of items from the Ritz-Carlton Kids Care programme arrived in Grand Cayman last Thursday, 16 December.

Holes lose their blow

Since Hurricane Ivan one of Caymans most popular tourist attractions has not even as much as blown a spray.

Guilty plea in Little Cayman ganja

In Summary Court on 20 December, a Dutch national admitted possession of the 300 pounds of ganja fond aboard a vessel that sank last month off Little Cayman (Caymanian Compass, 10 December).

Natural News

A species of monkey unknown to science has been photographed in India by an international team of researchers. Named the Arunachal macaque, the new monkey is a comparatively large brown primate with a relatively short tail.

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