December 13, 2017

8 Dec Weather In Cayman

8 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Not available. See Weather Forecast Top Right of Website.   Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 89%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.7    HIGH  (DOWN from yesterday) Temperature: Today’s […]

Caribbean geology reveals past climate extremes

By ELAINE CHIAO From John Hopkins News-Letter Geological investigations can often speak volumes to scientists who are studying the impacts of climate change. Even though multiple hurricanes and other natural disasters have taken their toll on the Caribbean and Bahamian islands in the past year, scientists can still understand the area’s past from abundant geological […]

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

From BBC Residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy Bel-Air neighbourhood have found their homes under threat after another wildfire erupted in California. The so-called Skirball Fire destroyed several homes in the exclusive area, quickly spreading over 150 acres. It is the latest eruption of wildfire in the state, which has already seen widespread destruction from a […]

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

By Jamie Robertson Business reporter, From BBC News Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage. And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don’t want it to be. That blockage is about to happen in China and the […]

7 Dec Weather In Cayman

7 Dec Thu 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Light to moderate easterly winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system, over the Western Atlantic, continues to weaken in response to a front across the southeastern USA and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Radar images […]

Can Israel save the Caribbean?

From Matzav Following the recent discovery of a miles wide sea of plastic bottles and bags in the Caribbean, plans were afoot for an Israeli company to transform the waste into a usable product, Jerusalem Post reported. Based in Kibbutz Barkai, forty miles north of Tel Aviv, Infimer Technologies, founded by former naval commando Yuval […]

Hurricane-force neoliberalism in the Caribbean

From Socialist Worker Todd St Hill and Khury Petersen-Smith look at the scale of devastation across the entire Caribbean region following this fall’s disastrous hurricanes. IN THE months since Hurricane Irma and Maria plowed through the Caribbean, the island of Puerto Rico has been struggling to recover both from the destruction of the storms and […]

6 Dec Weather In Cayman

6 Dec Wed 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate northeast to easterly winds and seas are expected to decrease over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system over the Western Atlantic begins to weaken. Radar images show isolated showers south of Grand Cayman moving towards the west.   Sunshine […]

Members of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

NDRM participates in the 10th CDM Caribbean Conference in Nassau 4-9 December Nassau, December 5th of 2017 – Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Worsening consequences of Climate Change

By Sir Ronald Sanders (This commentary is excerpted from the writer’s presentation to the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas on 30 November 30 on Political and Economic Challenges Confronting the Caribbean) The effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention.  Delay […]