John Bothwell

Salvia caymanensis (Cayman sage)

Conservation Status The Cayman Sage is a flowering herb native exclusively to Grand Cayman. Originally described in 1900 under a different name, and then published as a unique species by Proctor in 1986, it was suspected to have become extinct until rediscovered growing in the road verge on the Queen’s Highway in 2007. Although this …

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NCC General Meeting – April 3rd

The National Conservation Council General Meeting will be held next Wednesday, April 3rd at 2pm. The public are invited watch the meeting by live stream on CIG and DoE’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages. The complete Agenda may be downloaded here.The NCC 2023 Annual Report may be downloaded here. Questions may be submitted to conservationcouncil@gov.ky …

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Port Zeus EIA Timeline Correction

The DoE has received some enquiries about the status and timeline of the Port Zeus (Brac Marina Village) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following the publication of a story in the Cayman Compass. The information provided in the Compass article incorrectly attributes a 9 month delay to the DoE/Environmental Assessment Board, however the months-long gap was …

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DoE Comments on Cayman Compass CPA Morritt’s Article

In light of the recent Compass article regarding the Central Planning Authority’s (CPA) environmental consultation process in relation to the Morritt’s application, the Department of Environment (DoE) and National Conservation Council (NCC) feel compelled to clarify that since July 2023 the CPA have been fully aware of the DoE/NCC’s simple, directed conditions of approval required …

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Draft Environmental Statement – ReGen Project

NOTICE OF INTENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT (ES) FOR THE PROPOSED ReGen PROJECT(FORMERLY THE ‘INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’) REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS  The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) established for the ReGen project is hereby providing Notice to the Public regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental …

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NCC General Meeting – 23 August 2023

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 23 August at 1:30pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel or the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page. The complete Agenda with appendices is available here. Public comments in advance of the …

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Final Terms Of Reference EIA East-West Arterial Extension

The Final Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road are now complete. Download the Final Terms of Reference The Terms of Reference have been developed by the project proponent, the National Roads Authority, in collaboration with the Environmental Assessment Board which includes …

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Draft NRA East-West Arterial Extension Terms of Reference Open for Public Consultation

The public is invited to review and comment on the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road. The Terms of Reference have been developed by the project proponent, the National Roads Authority, in collaboration with the Environmental Assessment Board which includes representatives …

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Alien Species in the Cayman Islands

2022 Regulations & Frequently Asked Questions The new (Alien Species) Regulations 2022 recently passed by Cabinet will ensure greater protections for Cayman’s most precious native flora and fauna (plants and animals) with the creation of a prohibited species list, and differentiating between domestic & feral species. The legislation also provides ways to control feral and …

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