September 23, 2018

Tropical storm & depression forms in Atlantic east of Caribbean Sea

UPDATE – TS Kirk and TD Forms in Atlantic Tropical Depression Eleven Discussion Number 4 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112018 500 PM AST Sat Sep 22 2018 Since the last advisory was issued, deep convection decreased in association with the depression to the point that it was not classifiable with the Dvorak technique […]

22 Sep Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TD 3 Dist

  22 Sep Sat 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Sep 22 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Eleven, located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands. 1. […]

ACC investigating financial irregularities at Cayman Islands Turtle Conservation and Educations Centre

At Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd. (CTCEC), purchasing irregularities were discovered during the Company’s 2016-2017 18-month audit. The Company’s Managing Director Mr. Tim Adam explained: “This irregularity was referred to the Anti-Corruption Commission. The investigation is ongoing, and arrests have been made including one CTCEC employee who has been suspended. The Management of […]

Grenada stakeholders finalise forestry, wildlife and protected area frameworks

From Caribbean News Now ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Practitioners, policymakers and civil society groups participated in the second national workshop to complete the updating of the National Forest Policy and Strategic Plan, and Protected Area, Forest and Wildlife Act for Grenada. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) facilitated this second national workshop along with the […]

How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away. Hurricane Camille — one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history — […]

Commercial whaling denied

Japan’s proposal to resume commercial whaling denied From Sea Shepherd During the 67th International Whaling Comission (IWC), held in Florianopolis, Japan lost the vote on their proposal for the return of commercial whaling. Florianopolis, BRAZIL – Sep 14th, 2018 – The 67th International Whaling Commission meeting (IWC) just finished in Brazil. This year, the biannual […]

Irma Diaries puts a face to the impacts of climate change

From OECS Thursday, September 20, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States in Brussels hosted the Author Angela Burnett in the presentation and reading of her book The Irma Diaries on Monday, 17th September 2018. The event was attended by representatives of EU as well as diplomats from the Latin […]

Why we need to protect turtles

Courtesy Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines From OECS Incredible to see these cute leatherback turtle hatchlings flip flopping over each other on Necker’s Turtle Beach as they make their way down to the ocean for the first time. One of my favourite things about living in the BVI is being surrounded by such stunning scenery and […]

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch Update: ICESat-2 launch nominal and signal has been picked up! That’s 100 in a row for the Delta II. This weekend, NASA is launching a new high-tech satellite to monitor the planet’s glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, […]

20 Sep Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 2 Dist

20 Sep Thu 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A westward-moving tropical wave is producing a small but concentrated area of thunderstorms about 850 miles east of the Windward Islands. […]