National Trust repaints vandalized bird sanctuary

| 18/12/2013

(CNS):  At a time when Cayman’s politicians, environmentalists, nature lovers as well as detractors were focused on conservation, one of Grand Cayman’s much-loved bird-watching spots was vandalized. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands told CNS that the graffiti appeared on the cabana at the Governor Michael Gore’s Bird Sanctuary in Spotts Newlands sometime over the last month, after the Trust staff had last inspected the protected area it manages. Photos were taken of the profanities and graffiti on posts and the Trust confirmed that it intended to report the matter to police before it repainted the area where visitors can sitand take in the tranquil pond from the lookout deck and enjoy the variety of birds that pass through.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What you haven't mentioned is that the many of the vertical wooden bars in the lookout have been kicked out, and they can only be replaced by removing the entire frames, disassembling them and then repairing and replacing them, an expensive and difficult job.

    If any of you vandals are reading this, just consider, please, the kind and generous people who have created this peaceful place for you and everyone else to enjoy. The Government and the taxpayer have nothing  to with it. Respect the world and it will respect you back.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Last time I went there were thugs (or people dressed up like thugs)  hanging out in two cars with blacked out windows right by the entrance in the middle of the afternoon. They didn't do anything but it didn't add to the 'tranquility."

  3. Castor says:

    How shameful. It really makes one wonder what ticks in the minds of some individuals. This is a lovely tranquil spot, a small place on a small island to sit and be still. Small minds out there walking around free.

    • Anonymous says:

      When those individuals are caught/found/suspected of defacing and destroying public facilities, they should be charged and given the maximum sentence.  Make an example of one for the others to understand the law has teeth.

  4. Weapons Grade Bollocks says:

    Is there no part of this island that is not under assault from the thug element? These are domestic terrorists and they are threatening our economy and way of life.

    The authorities better wake up from their slumber and realise that public safety and order are critical aspects of our attractiveness as a tourist destination.

    We need to work 365/24/7 to restore our reputation, to the extent this is even possible at this point.

    • Anonymous says:

      They devil finds work for idle hands.  Use those hands to do constructive things in your neighbourhoods.  Beautify, keep your surroundings clean and tidy.