Prince sees Cayman Islands storm repairs

England's Prince Edward today toured a Cayman Islands neighbourhood rebuilt after a hurricane in 2004 and watched the release of three rare blue iguanas.

England's Prince Edward today toured a Cayman Islands neighbourhood rebuilt after a hurricane in 2004 and watched the release of three rare blue iguanas.

Edward visited homes and spoke to residents in the East End district, which he toured shortly after Hurricane Ivan tore through the Caribbean and destroyed thousands of homes as one of the strongest storms on record.

Since then, the territory has largely rebuilt the district, about 20 miles east of the capital, George Town.

Edward also saw the release of the baby blue iguanas, which are only found in the Cayman Islands.

The small population is endangered by development and the Caymans have a programme to increase their numbers in the wild.

Edward, whose visit ends on Tuesday, is scheduled to view several environmental projects in the territory and attend ground-breaking ceremonies for a wind-power project and a new police marine base.

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