January 17, 2019

17 Jan Weather in Cayman

17 Jan Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a tight pressure gradient across the Northwest Caribbean. Not Available. See weather forecast top right of website. Humidity: 71%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 8.2 VERY HIGH  (DOWN from yesterday) Temperature: […]

Building a more resilient Caribbean

By Richard Branson From Virgin Really excited that BMR Energy has added a solar plant in the Cayman Islands to its portfolio of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America. I strongly believe we can build a greener, stronger and more resilient Caribbean that’s powered by clean, sustainable energy and accelerated by sound public and private […]

More coal-fired power plants were retired during Trump’s first 2 years than all of Obama’s first term, report says

By Scott DiSavino, Reuters From Business Insider More US coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. In total, more than 23,400 megawatts (MW) […]

Caribbean reps and WTO discuss trade and environment issue

From MyVueNews Basseterre, St. Kitts, 15th January, 2019 (MyVueNews.com) – Participants from around the Caribbean are in St. Kitts to discuss the relationship between trade and the environment, in a program facilitated by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The forum is a collaboration between the WTO and the St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of International Trade. The theme, […]

Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That’s bad

By Mark Kaufman From Mashable Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn’t just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands PAC Meetings in January 2019 PAC meetings for the public that take place this month, starting this week, at the LA. Meeting dates and times are given below: · 16 January 2019 at 1:00 pm(Follow Up On Past PAC Recommendations – October 2018 report) · 17 January 2019 at 10:00 am (Follow Up […]

16 Jan Weather in Cayman

16 Jan Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Not Available. See weather forecast top right of website. Humidity: 78%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 8.7 VERY HIGH  (UP from yesterday) Temperature: Today’s current temperature –   See weather forecast top right of website.  Yesterday: H 82.9°F  L 69.3F Wind direction TODAY: NNE 10-20 mph GC  Wind direction TONIGHT:  NNE 10-20 mphBarometer: […]

The Editor speaks: “May” and “Could”

In a Press Release we received yesterday (14) from The Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism & Transport it addressed fears that the planned cruise berthing facility could exacerbate the flooding witnessed in George Town last month. There has been much discussion in the media, social and press, from overwhelmingly persons with no specialised […]

15 Jan Weather in Cayman

15 Jan Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Slight to moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean. Not Available. See weather forecast top right of website. Humidity: 89%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 8.3 VERY HIGH  (UP […]

Cayman Islands: Piers will not cause flooding. Could reduce the force of incoming Waves

The Cayman Islands Government has addressed fears that the planned cruise berthing facility could exacerbate the flooding witnessed in George Town last month. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (14 January, 2019) The PWD Major Projects Office has released a statement to address misplaced fears that the planned cruise berthing facility and cargo port could exacerbate flooding […]