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National Trust updating historic homes register

National Trust volunteers will be out and about in the districts over the next few months as the Trust compiles information to help it update its Heritage Register.

National Trust event designed for all ages

When taking a walk on a starry night in Cayman, chances are good that you have seen a bat or two flitting about. If not,...

National Trust urges native tree planting

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands and plant nursery Caribbean Blooms is inviting the public to celebrate nature and its ties to local history, while at the same time supporting the Trust and contributing to the preservation of the environment.
Blue Iguana

Essential work: Caring for Cayman’s blue iguanas (AUDIO)

As residents of Grand Cayman shelter indoors, the island’s blue iguana population is enjoying some peace and quiet – a possible benefit for breeding season.

Cayman’s climate policy plan gathering dust

With the urgency of international projections, where does Cayman stand in preparing for climate change? Recent debate on the floor of the Legislative Assembly sent a reminder that, in fact, Cayman does not have a climate change policy.

‘It is our responsibility to leave a healthy earth for our children’

As one of the lowest-lying places on earth, Cayman could feel the effects of climate change sooner than most. National Trust climate change expert Catherine Childs sat down with the Cayman Compass to discuss what the island needs to do and why we have a responsibility to future generations to act fast.

Updated: Judge rules in favour of port challengers

Justice Tim Owen on Wednesday ruled in favour of Cruise Port Referendum Cayman’s Shirley Roulstone and the National Trust in a judicial review of government’s planned referendum on the proposed $200 million cruise berthing and port facility.

Supports National Trust’s opposition to cruise port

Those of us who became life members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in the 1980s are grateful today for the Trust’s...

HRC celebrates youth involvement in key social issues

Newly appointed Human Right Commission chairman Dale Crowley commends Cayman’s young people for getting involved in issues not only impacting local shores, but the world at large.

Tour encourages voters to judge harbour for themselves

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands embraced the ‘show, don’t tell’ philosophy on Sunday morning, taking dozens of guests out on the Nautilus submarine to witness sites in George Town Harbour that many have only read about.

National Trust: Historic wrecks can’t simply be moved

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is following closely ongoing discussions regarding the proposed cruise ship berthing facility. The National Trust issued statements in October 2015 and October 2018 expressing its concerns with the project’s impacts on sites of environmental and historical significance.
Blue Iguana

Groundwork begins for 2020-2025 blue iguana recovery plan

Work has started on laying the foundation for the National Trust’s 2020-2025 Species Recovery Plan for Cayman’s blue iguana. The Trust, in a media statement Tuesday, said it held its first comprehensive planning exercise for the initiative through an intensive three-day workshop recently.

National Trust to hold birding tour

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is inviting families to take part in an ‘intimate birding tour’ through the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park this weekend.

Balancing heritage and development

The National Trust, like many environmental groups and individuals, recognizes the need for sustainable economic development, but not to the detriment of our natural heritage; this is what makes the Cayman Islands unique and is the primary reason people choose to visit.

Yellow mastic tree thrives in Grand Cayman’s inland forest

The Mastic Trail, named for the native yellow mastic tree, provides a glimpse to a part of Cayman that has existed in its present form for millions of years. And in the middle of the trail, there’s a majestic specimen of yellow mastic that has likely been standing since the days of Christopher Columbus.

Weekender Spotlight: Explorer Passport and more

The weekend has returned and there is plenty to explore. The new National Trust Explorer Passport is the perfect excuse to get out and discover new areas of Grand Cayman.

Pop-up exhibition showcases ‘en plein air’ artwork

Artist and co-owner of popular West Bay restaurant Calypso Grill, Terry Grimes, is excited to present a one-evening-only pop-up art exhibition of her work, called “Gestures in Pleining,” taking place on Monday.

Infection

Today's editorial cartoon

EDITORIAL – Breach of Trust: Why no word about threat to blue iguanas?

For two years, we now know, the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme and local veterinarians have been identifying and treating infected animals. So why is the public only learning about it now?

Salina Reserve, Cayman’s natural haven

The interior of Grand Cayman’s East End is not a place that sees many visitors, largely due to the inaccessibility of the land.One area known as the Salina Reserve was established by a Crown land grant to the National Trust and is protected by legislation.

Colliers reserve trail a window into East End’s wild interior

Colliers Wilderness Reserve is a National Trust for the Cayman Islands protected area in the district of East End. The European Union’s BEST program allowed for the establishment of the reserve.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Crystal Caves wins Governor’s Conservation Award

North Side’s Crystal Caves attraction is the winner of one of this year’s Governor’s Conservation Awards. The Governor’s Conservation Awards, developed by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands aim to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation and environmental conservation.

Deloitte volunteers clear logwood at Mission House

Volunteers from Deloitte recently joined the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to spruce up the outside of Bodden Town’s Mission House. Armed with machetes, chain saws, knives and rakes, the group swapped suits for T-shirts and went to work clearing overgrown logwood from a section of the Mission House grounds on Friday, Oct. 14, the company’s annual “IMPACT Day.”
Point of Sand on Little Cayman.

Dart to conserve Little Cayman forest

A large piece of forest land on Little Cayman bought by the Dart Group in March will be held undeveloped for conservation purposes, with the possibility of creating a hiking trail open to the public, according to the company.

Yoga fundraiser has community at heart

A birthday celebration with others in mind has succeeded in helping out three local charities.

Tea party to celebrate Queen’s 90th

The June 11 long weekend marks the Queen’s 90th birthday, and on the Brac the event will be celebrated in style at the Queen’s Birthday Tea Party.

Glow Run set to light up the night

The third annual Glow Run 5K, sponsored by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in partnership with KPMG, is set for June 4.

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