March 20, 2018

New guidelines for Caribbean coconut farmers

From Caribbean National Weekly Coconut farmers and others involved in the industry in the Caribbean, will have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines, under the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality’s (CROSQ) Coconut Water Standard. The new guidelines, agreed to at a meeting in Barbados on Monday, outlines, among other things, the […]

Cayman Islands Lobster Season closes 1 March 2018

The Department of Environment (DoE) reminds the public that the closed season for lobster begins on 1 March and runs until 30 November. During the closed season, it is illegal to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman Islands waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lobster population a break […]

Why Baha Mar Is The Caribbean’s ultimate culinary destination

By Katie Chang From Forbes It’s taken over a decade to unveil its first phase (and is still being unveiled in stages), but Baha Mar, the $4.2 billion Bahamian resort encompassing a whopping 3,000 square feet on Cable Beach, is proving to be well worth the wait with its world-class amenities. Swanky hotels? Check. (The […]

Xofluza, Flu Drug That Kills Virus in 24 Hours, Approved in Japan

By Jen Krausz From Newsweek Xofluza, a new flu drug that has been shown to kill the flu virus in 24 hours with one dose, was approved Friday in Japan after a successful human trial. The fast-track approval from Japan’s health ministry allows maker Shionogi & Co. to begin selling the drug in Japan, but […]

CRFM fast tracks protocol for climate change and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture

BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 23 February 2018 (CRFM)—We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has recently […]

Recipe of the week

How To make the creamiest mashed cauliflower By Meghan Splawn From The Kitchn Long before cauliflower pizza crusts, cauliflower cakes, and cauliflower couscous, there were just a few folks looking for a lighter dish to enjoy in lieu of mashed potatoes. The popularity of all these cauliflower dishes is evident in the availability of pre-riced […]

The prime minister of Malaysia caused a scandal when he said he prefers quinoa to rice

By Emily Chow, Reuters From Business Insider Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said while visiting a hospital that he prefers eating quinoa to rice. His comment caused controversy in the country as Razak has been widely blamed for a rise in the cost of living. Quinoa is more expensive than rice — and opposition leaders […]

National Cook-Off Champions crowned at Cayman Islands Agricultural Sh

John Gray High School students Joshua McLean and Diandra Thompson cooked up a storm to win the 2018 National Youth Cook-Off final at the Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, 14 February). The 14-year-old amateur chefs, from George Town, trained with Chef Sierra from the Ritz-Carlton, and impressed judges with their pan seared snapper fillets […]

We found the ultimate Caribbean beach bar (It’s made of driftwood and a mile offshore)

By MARY TOMLINSON From Coastal Living Less than a mile off Jamaica’s southwest shore (literally in the middle of the water—Google Map it!) sits the humble wooden bar of your beachside hangout dreams, Floyd’s Pelican Bar. The handcrafted structure, built from driftwood and palm fronds by local fisherman Floyd Forbes, rises about three feet above […]

Cayman Islands Tourism Association and Meals on Wheels raise record amounts in Taste of Cayman raffle

  The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), in partnership with Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels sold over 2,000 raffle tickets for the 30th annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival raffle, raising a total of $10,490. The total amount raised is split between the two organisations, with the funds going towards supporting the various […]