October 21, 2019

21 Oct 2019 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

21 Oct Mon 2019 Tropical Report ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Mon Oct 21 For the Eastern North Pacific: Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Mon Oct 21 2019 Global Tropics […]

Cayman: Joint update on negotiations towards an Integrated Solid Waste Management System

From Cayman Islands Government and Decco Consortium. As negotiations continue to progress between the Cayman Islands Government and the Decco Consortium, we are pleased confirm that capping and covering the main mound at the current George Town Landfill is expected to start early next year (2020). In addition the Terms of Reference for the Environmental […]

Nearly 5 million American kids are obese

From Newsmax America’s child obesity epidemic shows no signs of shrinking. About 4.8 million American kids aged 10 to 17 — just over 15% — were obese in 2017-2018, according to a new report. “These new data show that this challenge touches the lives of far too many children in this country,” said Dr. Richard […]

20 Oct 2019 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

20 Oct Sun 2019Tropical ReportATLANTICTropical Weather Outlook For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Oct 20 For the Eastern North Pacific: Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Sun Oct 20 2019 DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM […]

19 Oct 2019 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TS

19 Oct Sat 2019Tropical ReportATLANTICTropical Weather Outlook For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL800 AM EDT Sat Oct 19 STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND STORM SURGE AFFECTING THE COAST OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE… …NESTOR STEADILY LOSING ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS For the Eastern North Pacific:Tropical Weather OutlookNWS National Hurricane Center […]

18 Oct 2019 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TC

18 Oct Fri 2019Tropical ReportATLANTICTropical Weather Outlook For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL800 AM EDT Fri Oct 18 TC 16: DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT For the Eastern North Pacific:Tropical Weather […]

The Editor speaks: The new and improved plans for the GT port

We received yesterday (Wed 16) a Government Press Release (PR) that unveiled the new and improved plans for the controversial George Town port. This is after our Premier, Alden McLaughlin told the Cayman Compass (his ‘happy’ news outlet) we would not get much new information until after the Referendum. After informing us that the new […]

Steneck: Local conservation enables Caribbean reef to recover after hurricane, coral bleaching

From The University of Maine October 16, 2019  Even with ocean warming, coral bleaching and an intense hurricane, local conservation actions helped a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem rebound in about a decade. Bob Steneck began studying coral reefs off the island of Bonaire, near Venezuela in the Dutch Caribbean in 2002.  And for more than […]

Jamaica: GraceKennedy Foundation gets grant to rescue Kingston Harbour

By Alicia Dunkley-Willis From Jamaica Observer HE GraceKennedy Foundation has secured a US$960,000-grant from the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, through its ecosystem-based adaptation facility, as a start to the daunting task of rescuing Kingston Harbour — the seventh-deepest natural harbour in the world — from degradation and helping to restore it to its former glory. Appearing […]

Two new porcelain crab species discovered

From Science Daily Date: October 15, 2019 Source: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Summary: Two new symbiotic porcelain crab species have been described. One of them, from the South China Sea of Vietnam, inhabits the compact tube-like shelters built by the polychaete worm with other organisms. The other inhabits the intertidal vermetid snail formations in the […]