April 27, 2017

Harneys Cayman takes part in Earth Day clean-up

From Harneys Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday 22 April 2017 tackling garbage on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Olivia Shanks, organiser of Harneys clean-up volunteers, commented: “We were delighted to take part in […]

Nearby ‘super-Earth’ may be our best shot yet at finding alien life

By Jon Fingas From engadget LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies. Scientists are finding potentially life-bearing planets at a surprisingly high rate, but the latest may be more tantalizing than most. A research team has discovered LHS 1140b, a temperate rocky exoplanet orbiting the habitable zone of a tiny star […]

Government cuts $700,000 subvention to St Lucia National Trust

From Caribbean News Service CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 26 2017 – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call […]

This ram is so on trend with its fused ‘unicorn’ horns

BY SASHA LEKACH From Mashable Just when you thought we’d reached peak unicorn, a sheep in Iceland has been discovered masquerading as the real thing. A ram, born last spring to family farmers Erla Porey Olafsdottir and her husband, Bjarni Bjarnason, in Hraunkot, Iceland, has been named, literally, “Unicorn,” or “Einhyrningur” in Icelandic, according to […]

Texas Earth Day

Texas hosts the largest Earth Day event in the world — here’s what it was like By Rebecca Harrington From Business Insider Dallas businessman and philanthropist Trammell S Crow founded Earth Day Texas in 2011 and its gotten bigger every year since Businessman and philanthropist Trammell S. Crow.Rebecca Harrington/Business Insider DALLAS — Businessman and philanthropist […]

26 Apr 2017 Weather in Cayman

Apr 26 Wednesday 2017 Synopsis Partly cloudy skies along with light easterly winds and slight seas are expected across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as weak ridge lingers over the northwest Caribbean. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can […]

Cayman Islands’ Green Iguana Raffle registration

The Department of Environment is inviting residents to register for the Grand Cayman Green Iguana Raffle. Registration for the raffle will begin on Wednesday 26th April, and will remain open throughout the cull (May to August 2017). Meanwhile registration of green iguana cull contractors is still open by appointment, through the end of business hours […]

WAP launches petition for Carnival to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre

World Animal Protection (WAP) are launching today (25) a petition to one of the largest cruise companies in the world, Carnival cruise lines, to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre. Carnival Cruise Lines are turning a blind eye to the appalling conditions that sea turtles experience by continuing to send endless streams of […]

Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years

By Jon Fingas From engadget Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country’s first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album cover. However, the country is now backing […]

Caribbean cruise line ordered to pay US$40 million for illegal dumping

CMC From Nation News Barbados MIAMI – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to […]