It’s unsightly, smelly, and a potential threat to tourism: sargassum… but the Department of Tourism won’t say what it’s doing to address it.
Elsewhere in the region, the effects of sargassum on tourism are widely reported.
While the DOT told Cayman 27 it will not be commenting on the sargassum influx, the Department of Environment confirms the two agencies have been in touch.
“We are currently in correspondence with a number of the agencies that are involved, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and yes, we have been in touch with the Department of Tourism to let them know where we are at,” said DOE Deputy Director Tim Austin.
Mr. Austin told Cayman 27 s the DOT actually reached out to DOE about what messaging it could be putting to the public.