June 24, 2018

Geographic misconception creates devastating impact on Caribbean economies

By Sarah Peter From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — The mistaken perception among many travelers of the complete devastation of the Caribbean in the wake of the 2018 hurricane season caused further economic destruction to the region’s economy. That’s according to the chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Joy Jibrilu. She raised the […]

17 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 disturbance

  17 Jun Sun 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Jun 17 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. The combination of a surface trough and an upper-level low pressure system is producing a large but disorganized area of showers […]

16 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 disturbance

  16 Jun Sat 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 16 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms associated with a surface trough and an upper-level low are occuring over the Yucatan Peninsula and the […]

15 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

15 Jun Fri 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Jun 15 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Blake Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL […]

Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

By Sarah Peter From Reuters NASSAU (Reuters) – The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through […]

Development chances lowered for Caribbean disturbance, hurricane forecasters say

By Carlie Kollath Wells NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Updated June 14, 2018 at 7:56 AM; Posted June 14, 2018 at 7:54 AM Hurricane forecasters on Thursday morning (June 14) lowered the chances of development for a weather disturbance in the Caribbean. As of 7 a.m., the disturbance has a 10 percent chance (low) of developing […]

Cuba sends teams of doctors to assist Guatemala after volcano

From TeleSUR TV Cuban doctors are teaming up with local medical centers to meet the medical demands of the millions of Guatemala’s wounded and destitute. A brigade of Cuba’s finest doctors is traveling to Guatemala after the nation suffered a disastrous volcanic eruption last week, Cuba’s Medical officials said Wednesday. A team of 20 physicians […]

Caribbean: PAHO signs agreement with Development Bank to focus on mental health ahead of Hurricane Season

From teleSUR TV “Strengthening social and individual resilience is, and always should be, a key component of any response to disasters,” said Monica La Bennett. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed an accord to improve the capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in the Caribbean as part […]

14 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report – 1 Disturbance

  14 Jun Thu 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Thu Jun 14 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A surface trough located over the Yucatan Peninsula is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This activity is expected to move west-northwestward […]

Daily update on garbage collection on Grand Cayman

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises residents of Grand Cayman to anticipate delays in garbage pick-up in some George Town communities today (Wednesday, 13 June 2018). Affected areas include Windsor Park, Banana Walk as well Edgewater Way (Grand Harbour) to Prospect Drive. Garbage pick-up is scheduled to resume in these areas tomorrow (Thursday, 14 […]