July 18, 2019

18 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

18 Jul Thu 2019 Tropical Report ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: EASTERN PACIFIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019 For the eastern North Pacific…east of […]

Millions pledged for Caribbean conservation programmes

ANTIGUA (July 16, 2019) – France and Germany, along with The Nature Conservancy, have pledged over US$45 million in contributions to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to increase resources for biodiversity conservation.  During last month’s CBF Annual Meeting in Antigua, Ulrike Metzger, division head of regional development policy, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico for the […]

Battle of Waterloo: Excavation unearths amputated limbs

From BBC Human leg bones have been unearthed in the first excavation of the main allied field hospital used in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo. Experts believe they are the remains of limbs amputated by medics at the former Mont-St-Jean field hospital in Belgium. Archaeologists and veterans also found musket balls and a cannon ball, […]

US State Department to support alternative energy projects in Caribbean

By Alecia Smith From JIS Story Highlights Jamaica is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that over 70 projects have been identified that could receive […]

Strengthening regional readiness – Caribbean prepares for 2019 Hurricane Season

REPORT from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies ♪ Water come inna mi roomHuh huh!Mi sweep out some with mi broomDi likkle dog laugh to see such funAnd di dish run away with the spoon ♪ It was catchy, it was humorous, it was enjoyed by persons as far as Nicaragua, however, it […]

Conch-shell graveyard

There’s a Massive Conch-Shell Graveyard in the Caribbean By Claire Shefchik From Atlas Obscura Some think these towering shell piles preserve healthy populations of the coveted sea snails. WO FISHERMEN FROM THE CORAL island of Anegada sit in a metal boat. They divest conch of their shells, limb by limb, tentacle by tentacle, until at last […]

17 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

17 Jul Wed 2019 Tropical Report ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: EASTERN PACIFIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Wed Jul 17 2019 For the eastern North Pacific…east of […]

Monsoon season

Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia’s floods By Navin Singh Khaka From BBC When it comes to water resources, relations between India and Nepal have never been easy. But in recent years, the relationship has begun to worsen during the annual monsoon season, which lasts from June to September. Flooding inflames tensions between […]

Cancun has a nasty seaweed problem and tourists are staying away

By Andrea Navarro From Bloomberg For years, Cancun has relied on a simple formula — cheap beer, brilliant sunshine and pristine Caribbean beaches — to lure tourists by the millions. But for the past several months, the last part of the equation has been stained by an invasion of seaweed-like algae. Thousands and thousands of […]

Heat wave warning for Caribbean

Fr0m Nation News CMC WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally. It said that the situation could worsen between July and August, “with adverse impact on human […]