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Island Heritage CharityDrive is back!

Get ready to take a quick tour of the Island Heritage roundabout this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so you can show some love and...

Updated EIA required for port project

The Environmental Assessment Board has concluded that a new environmental impact assessment will be required for government’s $200 million cruise berthing and cargo enhancement project.

Hatitude on parade

It is time once again for islanders to don their fanciest chapeaux and head to Grand Old House for the annual Hatitude event, being held on 1 Feb. from 2-4:30pm.

Family donates to help buy mangrove land

Cayman residents Chris and Karen Luijten have donated $75,000 to purchase an area of mangroves to help offset carbon dioxide emissions created by Protect Our Future students’ travel to Spain last month.

Premier: Port referendum “uncertain”

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the 19 Dec. referendum is now uncertain given the legal action taken by the National Trust.

Trust defends chairman amid concern over Beach Bay ‘conflict’

The National Trust has defended its chairman, architect Andrew Gibb, following public criticism of his role in a planning application for a new resort in Beach Bay.

Green award finalists named

The National Trust has announced the finalists for the fourth bi-annual Governor’s Conservation Awards. The 14 individuals and organisations were chosen from 30 applicants.
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Free event offers insight on National Conservation Law

A free educational session hosted by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands will answer questions about the National Conservation Law.

National Trust to open bird sanctuary

Birdwatchers and nature lovers may soon be able to get a little closer to the winged inhabitants and visitors of a North Side lagoon after the National Trust purchased land bordering Malportas Pond.

National Trust Glow Run

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ Glow Run 5K is back! On March 30, runners, walkers and those pushing strollers are all welcome to join the Trust for a bright and breezy journey through the streets of George Town.

In Focus: Hatitude brunch

The annual Hatitude brunch was a decidedly flighty affair, with attendees flocking to Sunday’s “Birds of a Feather” themed event at Grand Old House.

A whole lotta ‘Hatitude’ goin’ on!

Time to don your fanciest chapeau and head to Grand Old House for the annual Hatitude brunch, being held on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

National Trust gets grant to aid blue iguanas

The National Trust is getting some help from a partner abroad.

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.

National Trust to hold underwater lecture

The National Trust is inviting the public to attend a unique lecture where they can learn about Cayman’s reefs, wrecks and marine life while inside a different kind of classroom – the Nautilus semi-submarine.

National Trust backs updated environmental study on port

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has called for government to follow the recommendations of the National Conservation Council on whether or not to proceed with the cruise berthing project.

Exotic and native trees on display at Botanic Park

Go for the blue iguanas. Stay for the exotic trees.
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National Trust AGM scheduled

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will host its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the George Town Yacht Club.

National Trust offers passport for adventure

You would be surprised at the number of historical sites that exist in the Cayman Islands, or the many places where you can experience nature firsthand and learn about the unique flora and fauna that reside here.

A tree of another name is still as sweet

The George Town edifice known as the Eucalyptus Building may need a new name.

Trust back-to-school recycling initiative

Cayman National Trust is helping kids understand the importance of protecting the environment.

Summer camp offers porthole glimpse into ocean

Young National Trust campers recently explored life underwater aboard the semi-submarine Nautilus – Cayman’s Undersea tour attraction.

How Bodden Town Road was built

Thatch baskets, beach rocks, white sand, a bit of ingenuity and hard labor were the ingredients that made Bodden Town Road years ago.

Mission House reopens

The historic Bodden Town Mission House has reopened its doors to the public, offering regular daily tours.

Cayman Brac joins Earth Month efforts

Residents of Cayman Brac did their part for this year’s Earth Month activities, which kicked off as early as the beginning of March for some.

Seabird study team highlights feral cat threat

Feral cats pose a threat to rare seabird populations on the Sister Islands, according to researchers who worked on a two-year study of nesting colonies.

‘Fanta-Sea’ is theme for Hatitude Brunch

The National Trust will hold its 5th annual  under the theme “Fanta-Sea” at Ristorante Pappagallo in West Bay on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National Trust raising funds to protect land

The National Trust is ramping up its campaign to raise funds to buy and safeguard environmentally important land from development, following a government decision to drop its funding to the National Conservation Council to buy land for protected areas.

National Trust: Cute for Cayman campaign

If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to the community, the National Trust has the answer. The Cute for Cayman fundraising campaign, created to protect Iggy the Iguana and his blue buddies from extinction, helps you “pay when you’re pampered.”

National Trust celebrates 30th anniversary

The Cayman Islands National Trust, which this month celebrates 30 years of protecting the natural history of the territory, invites the public to a celebration of music, dance, environment, history and local heritage at Pedro St. James Castle on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6-10 p.m.

National Trust: Cause of blue iguana deaths still unknown

National Trust for the Cayman Islands Executive Director Christina Pineda called for an end to speculation over blue iguana illnesses Friday, clarifying that researchers do not know the cause of 14 untimely deaths of the endangered species.

Get your glow on for National Trust

After drawing 700 registered runners last year, the National Trust is anticipating a record turnout when it hosts the 4th annual Glow Run 5K on June 3.

Virtual walk-through of Mission House offered

The National Trust is turning to technology to offer a new way of experiencing Bodden Town’s historic Mission House.

Auction moves Little Cayman National Trust closer to goal

Organizers praised the Little Cayman National Trust’s “successful” Annual Easter Auction, and expressed optimism that the Trust is close to reaching its goal of raising US$125,000 to purchase land that adjoins the Booby Pond Nature Reserve.

From the archives: Adelaide Hydes’ house

This image from the Compass photo archives shows the Adelaide and Moses Hydes house in West Bay.

Logwood cleared from back of Bodden Town Mission House

National Trust volunteers were at the Mission House site on Saturday, March 25, clearing logwood trees from the site.According to the Trust, logwood is an invasive species, once cultivated for dye-making, that is harmful to native vegetation.

Students explore mangroves as part of marine workshops

Junior students at Sir John A. Cumber learned about different marine topics over the past few weeks thanks to presentations at the school on mangroves and on protecting marine wildlife.

Bodden Town residents concerned for future of Mission House

Some Bodden Town residents are expressing concern about the fate of the district’s historic Mission House, suggesting that Cayman heritage and culture could be showcased by having the local attraction open on a more regular basis.

Hats ‘Gone Wild’

The National Trust’s Hatitude gala, with the theme ‘Gone Wild,’ featured many exotic creations, including those worn by, from left, Tanya Foster, Stephanie Wight, Lisa Robertson and Tracy Swartz, at Grand Old House on Sunday.

Annual Hatitude National Trust gala goes ‘wild’

The National Trust will hold its annual Hatitude gala under the theme “Gone Wild” at Grand Old House on Sunday. In celebration of the Trust’s 30th anniversary, patrons are encouraged to draw inspiration from wildlife, flora or fauna, whether in full regalia or just highlighted by choice of hat.

Brac Museum gives visitors glimpse of earlier island life

Visitors to the Brac often take the time to pop into the Brac Museum, housed in this old two-story building in Stake Bay. The building was constructed in 1933 and stands on a foundation of ironwood stilts, with walls of shiplap timber, a zinc gable roof and a wooden porch.

Building East End’s public library was a team effort

According to the National Trust’s online national heritage register, the single-story East End Town Hall, now the district’s public library, was built in 1938 by Julius Rankine, Selbine Watler, McDonald McLean and Ediou Dixon.

A glimpse into local history: Logan Bodden’s house

This single story cottage-style house in Bodden Town was built by William Jackson in 1924 and is known in the community as Logan Bodden’s house. According to the National Trust’s Historic Properties Register, the house was originally a cottage and later renovated to a cabin.

Sock hop fundraiser for National Trust

It’s time to dig through the closet and pull out those old poodle skirts, high school jackets and bobby socks and get ready to boogie, jitterbug and jive the night away at the Brac’s second annual Sock Hop.

Cayman’s conservation success story told in New York

A new exhibit highlighting the Grand Cayman blue iguana’s recovery from the brink of extinction has opened at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

Willy Jackson house a true Cayman cottage

This little home in Bodden Town, known as the Willy Jackson house, could well be one of the oldest residences in the district. According to the National Trust’s historic homes registry, the single story house is estimated to have been built in 1904 by Mr. Jackson.

These historic homes maintain their charm

Built on stilts of local ironwood, out of imported pine shiplap and featuring hip or gable zinc roofs, many of Cayman Brac’s historic homes survive to this day, exuding charm appreciated by residents and visitors alike.

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.

Government allocates $5 million for Smith Cove

Government agreed Monday to take $5 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to buy part of Smith Cove to protect it from development.

Museum makes plea for missing maritime trail signs

Cayman has lost some of its Maritime Heritage Trail signs. The signs, painted white and bordered in cobalt blue, sport the image of a schooner...

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.”

Eastern Districts’ top Maritime Heritage Trail sites

Made up of 36 archaeological maritime sites across Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, the Maritime Heritage Trail is a driving route through some of Cayman’s most scenic areas. Stops are marked by roadside signs at important maritime sites that include lighthouses, shipwrecks and historic anchorages.

National Trust to hold AGM Thursday at Yacht Club

The National Trust of the Cayman Islands will host its annual general meeting and members evening on Thursday, Sept. 29, upstairs at the George Town Yacht Club at 606 North Sound Road.

Wild Spaces and Special Places photo contest

The National Trust has opened its first Wild Spaces and Special Places photo competition, challenging professional photographers, dabblers and students to capture Cayman close-up under one or more of the following themes: people, traditions, culture, nature, wildlife, landscapes and historic landmarks.

Trust seeks eastern district volunteers

The National Trust is appealing for volunteers for projects and activities in the eastern districts.

New blue iguana twins a rarity

The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme has had a successful breeding year thus far, with close to 50 new baby blues hatched, topped off with the arrival of a set of twins now settling in at the program’s North Side breeding facility.

Tradition lives on at Brac historic home

Cayman Brac boasts a number of interesting historic buildings, among them the Spellman McLaughlin home, a traditional house located at the Creek that has been lovingly maintained and restored.

Blue iguanas hatching at National Trust

Volunteers and staff put the plastic containers in the bottom of a bathtub before opening them up to meet Cayman’s newest blue iguanas. The endangered reptiles, as soon as they’re released from the containers that once protected the iguana eggs, start scrambling up the sides of the bathtub, following their natural instinct to find somewhere to hide.

Conservation Council begins search for land to protect

The National Conservation Council is seeking nominations from the public for land to be protected for conservation purposes.

Bodden Town, Cayman’s first capital

Entering Bodden Town, road signs greet motorists with the words, “Welcome to Historic Bodden Town, first capital of the Cayman Islands.”

Obituary: Life and work of photographer Rey-Millet celebrated

The following was read by Patricia Bradley at a Mass of Thanksgiving for photographer Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, who passed away on June 30 at the age of 70.

Astronomy events spark interest in the heavens

With the skies cooperating, the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society’s visit to the Brac last week proved a big draw for curious stargazers.

Out and about: At the Queen’s Birthday tea party

Guests took the opportunity to dress up, sip fine teas and indulge in some sophisticated finger foods, fancy sandwiches and sweets, all for a good cause, at the National Trust’s Queen’s Birthday tea party held at the Brac Heritage House on Monday, June 13.

Sister Islands seabird study kicks off

A new project collecting data on the seabirds of the Sister Islands is already yielding some interesting results.

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.

Brac author nets top literary prize

Brac author Kathleen Bodden-Harris is finally enjoying a well-needed break and some well-deserved time to celebrate.

District updates: Mastic springs into fall

One of Grand Cayman’s more popular tourist attractions is exhibiting its “fall” appearance.

Prep goes wild for green on Earth Day

Cayman Prep school came together to celebrate Earth Day, which fell this year on Friday, April 22.

Wee cheers for Earth Day

Casa Montessori students had lots of fun doing their part for Earth Day 2016, supporting the National Trust with their Earth Day T-shirts and creating some earth-inspired artworks.

Coming up in Bodden Town

Over the next few days, the district will be getting a little greener and artists will have the chance to channel their muses at some of the upcoming events in Bodden Town.

Little Cayman’s battle against green iguanas making progress

Multiple successes are being racked up in Little Cayman by Green Iguana B’Gonna.

Fieldwork for iguana survey wraps up

Things appear to be looking up for Cayman’s wild blue iguana population.

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