May 27, 2019

CPR Cayman says Cruise Port Petition surpasses 25%

Statement from CPR Cayman: Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) Cayman are delighted to announce that the petition for the people initiated referendum on the proposed cruise berthing facility, in accordance with Section 70 of the Cayman Islands Constitution 2009, has now exceeded the minimum requirement to trigger a people initiated referendum. The grassroots community group have […]

Cayman Islands: Hurley’s goes plastic free

Hurley’s announced on Tuesday that it will no longer distribute single-use plastic shopping bags at its check-out counters.  The store has replaced the plastic bags with sturdy eco-friendly paper handle-bags and large reusable Earthwise shopping bags. “We have listened to our customers’ comments and agree with their growing environmental concerns,” stated Hurley’s Director Shanna Merren.  “So […]

25 May Weather in Cayman

25 May Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a high pressure over the southeastern US. Isolated showers are also expected as an upper level trough lingers over the northwest Caribbean Humidity: 74% (UP from […]

24 May Weather in Cayman

24 May Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS 20% Precip Day. 10% Precip Night. Partly cloudy Day. Clear tonight Humidity: 72% (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 12.1 EXTREME (UP from yesterday) Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 77°F to 88°F. Yesterday: H 97.0° F L 76.7°F Winds: Today ENE 15-25 mph Tonight ENE 10-15 mphBarometer: 1012.70 mb Steady […]

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation receives $300K donation to support shark research

Anonymous donor makes significant contribution in support of shark genomic research Scientific breakthrough could have major implications on human health FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) is excited to announce that they have received a $300,000 USD donation in support of shark genomic work being done at the Guy Harvey Research […]

OECS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

By Natasha Augustin Friday, May 24, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” […]

8 things nobody tells you about living in the Caribbean

Living on the island, in this case, the Caribbean island, surrounded by jungles and perfect white beaches sounds like an idyllic fantasy. There is no stressing out, all you have to do is wake up in the morning, drink your coffee on the terrace, pick fresh fruit for breakfast, enjoy the Caribbean sun, and go […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands FS responds to brush fire in Lower Valley

UPDATE: Fire has been extinguished May 22 2019 GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) –The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is currently responding to a brush fire in the vicinity of Lower Valley off Pedro Castle Road. The Department of Public Safety Communications dispatched fire personnel to the scene shortly before 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, 22 May 2019). […]

23 May Weather in Cayman

23 May Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a ridge of high pressure over the northwest Caribbean. Isolated showers are also expected as an upper level trough moves over the northwest Caribbean. Radar images show isolated showers […]

Amazon is building dedicated warehouses for hazardous goods

By Kris Holt From engadget Its robots aren’t handling bear repellent anymore. Amazon is building dedicated warehouses to store hazardous goods, with the first one it constructed from scratch set to open this summer. It follows an incident at the tail end of last year, in which an exploding can of bear repellent led to […]