Jubilee tree good points misplaced in only one CPA assembly

Jubilee tree gains lost in just one CPA meeting

Governor Martyn Roper and Premier Wayne Panton were among the officials at the tree planting at the GAB

(CNS): Local environmental activists are raising concerns that the goal to plant 1,400 trees in the Cayman Islands this year in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is nothing more than a green-washing publicity stunt. Well over 1,400 trees were condemned to be removed at just one Central Planning Authority meeting this month after planning permission was given for several projects that will see chunks of land, including primary pristine habitat, cleared for development.

According to the minutes from the CPA meeting on 1 March, the number of trees that will be lost at just two sites where planning permission was granted for apartments will be far more than will be planted for the whole of this year as part of the ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ project.

Around a thousand trees will be cleared one 4.5 acre site in East End to make way for 68 condos, and…