November 14, 2018

Minister’s Statement on Exceptional Circumstance Appropriation Change re George Town landfill and Junior Batabano event.

Statement to the Legislative Assembly – May 2014 By: Honourable Osbourne V. Bodden, JP (Minister for Health, Sports, Youth & Culture) Re: Exceptional Circumstance Appropriation Change Madam Speaker, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to bring to the attention of this Honourable House the details of the Exceptional Circumstance Appropriation Change approved by Cabinet […]

World Environment Day Wed June 4: Climate change and Small Islands

By Salome Phelamei From Zee News India As we celebrate World Environment Day (WED) every year on 5th of June, many people pledge to make some positive contribution for the environment, whereas for some this day is just `another event` that happens annually. Our Mother Earth – we owe it for our life, existence and […]

Caribbean risk outlook: Hurricane season has arrived

From Global News Matters Hurricane season is here: What risks does the Caribbean face? A “near or below normal” hurricane season has been forecast by the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Eight to thirteen tropical storms and three to six hurricanes are expected for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA points to cooler […]

Sand, sun & smart growth? Reframing the Caribbean as an urban region

By Greg Scruggs Dying downtowns, disaster recovery and selling politicians on the virtues of smart growth are familiar themes tossed about at your standard confab of urban professionals. But in this case, the downtowns in question are in places like the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, the recovering city is Port-au-Prince and the politicians are […]

Caribbean island finds silver lining in climate change discussion

By Cate Devine, Senior Feature Writer & Food Writer From The Herald Scotland You may not imagine that a tiny country with a population of just 270,000 would be the venue for a global discussion on climate change. Most would assume emerging economies like India or China might better fit the bill, or even – […]

Eastern Pacific may yield Gulf of Mexico tropical concerns/Cayman premier hurricane message

The Premier’s Hurricane Season Message 2014 GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – As we stop for a moment and realise how fast this year’s calendar has inched toward 1 June and the beginning of another hurricane season, I and many others are reminded that this will be the 10th year since Grand Cayman took the full […]

NASA captures crazy images of forest fire from space

Nasa Earth Observatory From Business Insider NASA Earth Observatory Spring came early to southern Alaska in 2014, bringing warm and dry weather. By the end of May, vegetation was already primed to burn. So when a fire broke out on the Kenai Peninsula on the evening of May 19, 2014, it quickly blew up into […]

ICS inaugural Roundtable Dialogue on Caribbean Climate Change

Caribbean Climate Change Futures 2030 in New York City, to address the Road to Resilience May 28th, 2014 — On Monday, June 16, 2014, just on the heels of the release of US National Climate Assessment Report, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), in partnership with the Consul-General of Jamaica in New York, and the […]

BVI setting up shark sanctuary

From Caribbean Business The British Virgin Islands declared its territorial waters a sanctuary for all shark species this to help protect the marine predators whose global numbers have been dramatically dwindling. Kedrick Pickering, deputy premier and minister for natural resources, said the loss of sharks disrupts the predator-prey balance, compromising the health of oceans and […]

June 1 is start of Hurricane Season

From Hazard Management The Cayman Islands are vulnerable to a number of different hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, but with the beginning of the hurricane season right around the corner (June 1st), it is especially important that residents are ready for the hurricane threat. In past hurricanes (such as Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane […]