July 19, 2018

Temporary team works to bolster Cayman Islands DEH

Two highly-experienced civil service leaders have been temporarily appointed to fill senior positions at the Department of Environmental Health (DEH), the Ministry of Health announced today (Thursday, 12 July 2018). Director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) Richard Simms and the Manager of the Public Works Department’s Recreation Parks and Cemeteries Unit […]

Countries work together to bolster disaster preparedness in Caribbean

From the U.S. Embassy of Barbados BARBADOS – On July 10 and 11, the United States William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies co-hosted a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Seminar with U.S. Southern Command and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Hilton Barbados. The event brought together participants from […]

Earth Today | Canada urges private sector support for climate resilience in Jamaica, Caribbean

From Jamaica Gleaner THE HIGH Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica Laurie Peters has urged private sector investment in climate resilience building in Jamaica and the Caribbean in order to safeguard long-term sustainability. “While important as a catalyst, donor and government support alone is insufficient to address the climate challenge facing the region. We believe that […]

12 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 H/cane, 1 Dist

  12 Jul Thu 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently downgraded Tropical Storm Chris, located about 400 miles southwest of Cape Race, […]

A 1,300-pound ‘monster’ crocodile has finally been captured after a nearly decade-long hunt in Australia

By Madison Dapcevich, IFL Science From Business Insider A 1,300-pound crocodile that evaded rangers in Australia for nearly a decade has finally be caught. Rangers in the Northern Territory say it’s rare to find a crocodile that large in the Katherine River. The “monster” crocodile is over 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 […]

Starbucks straws: By 2020, no plastic, ‘Strawless Lids’ debut

By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Starbucks plans to phase out plastic straws by 2020, making it one of the largest retailers to commit to the no-straw movement. Your drink will come with a recyclable lid, with sort of a sipping spout, or you’ll use biodegradable straws made from environmentally friendly materials. The coffee chain giant […]

11 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 H/cane, 1 Dist

  11 Jul Wed 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Jul 11 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Chris, located more than 300 miles east of the North Carolina Outer […]

10 Jul Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TS, 1 Dist

10 Jul Tue 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Jul 10 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Chris, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of the North Carolina […]

Cayman Islands: Bob Soto Memorial Scuba Scholarship

From Suzy Soto Award to be presented at the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Sept 14th, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel. Bob’s passion was sharing the underwater magic with the world. He trained a lot of Caymanian young men who worked with him and carried on to open their own dive operations. This memorial […]

St. Maarten: TEATT Ministry commends the Caribbean Cinemas on Megaplex 7 reopening

From Government of Sint Maarten Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson has lauded the grand reopening of the Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 in St. Maarten a “much needed economic activity generator for our economy.” In a press release issued Wednesday, July 4, Minister Johnson commended the operators of Megaplex 7, on behalf of his Ministry of […]