September 19, 2018

Archives for August 2018

31 Aug Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TC.

  31 Aug Fri 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Aug 31 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, located a couple of hundred miles east- southeast of […]

A regional first as Cayman Islands’ surgeons repair rugby player’s shoulder

Cayman Islands (August 30, 2018) – After years of repeated injury, Cayman Islands national rugby player Edward Westin’s shoulder had dislocated over 100 times. Even after corrective surgery, the joint was so damaged that it would dislocate in his sleep. In the first surgery of its kind in the Americas, the Health City Cayman Islands […]

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six forms: Tropical Wave in Caribbean

By David Heckard From Spectrum Local News Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is expected to develop into a tropical storm early Friday. When it becomes a named storm, it will be called Florence. (Spectrum News 13) ORLANDO, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed in the extreme eastern Atlantic, as tropical storm warnings have been […]

Cayman Islands Immigration Amnesty update

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The Department of Immigration (DOI) reports that 14 persons have taken advantage of the ongoing amnesty from prosecution for certain immigration offences, ahead of the deadline this Friday, 31 August 2018, at 3 p.m. Breaking down the group by gender, age and nationality, this includes: Nine males and five females, Eleven adults […]

NASA ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to exhibit at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September in Cayman Islands

NASA will be bringing its ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to Cayman for the first time during the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. ‘Science On a Sphere’ will be open to conference attendees throughout the event, with local schools also being invited to attend the […]

Cayman Islands: Camana Bay encourages a re-connection with Reading through Literacy Month

Literacy Month returns to Camana Bay this September to celebrate and encourage a love of reading among youth across the Cayman Islands. This year, the theme focuses on mysteries, covering everything from the 1890s classic series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to local favourite Pedro and The Treasure Map, by Erin Connelly. In partnership with […]

The Editor Speaks: Government must act to stop a Port Berthing Referendum

I can only say the government have themselves to blame for the referendum petition that is circulating by the ‘increasing’ number of opponents to the new cruise ship berthing facility. I say ‘increasing’ because this would seem to be the case as most of Cayman’s media has been saying. With the opposition, who had been […]

A rare hurricane-free August? That’s what it’s looking like

By Chad Gillis, Fort Myers News-Press The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 10 to 16 named storms this year. Megan Kearney – Wochit El Niño is likely to thank for the second most active month of the hurricane season not producing any major […]

Cayman Islands: Push for people’s port referendum

From Facebook Opponents of plans for new cruise piers in George Town harbor will begin collecting signatures Saturday in the hope of triggering a referendum on the controversial project. Cayman’s constitution allows for a “people initiated referendum” on any topic of national importance if a petition signed by 25 percent of the electorate is presented […]

Caribbean Tourism Matters: Exactly what is going on?

By Adrian Loveridge, Caribbean News Now, From Hotel Online Aug. 26–I was recently invited to attend a meeting to discuss among other things the potential implications of our World Heritage Status and the final planning approval and construction of the much publicized Hyatt Centric Hotel. Certain documents that are available in the public domain were […]