April 24, 2019

24 Apr Weather in Cayman

24 Apr Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas are also expected over the next 24 hours in association with a high pressure system over the southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area moving towards the southwest. Humidity: 72% (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 12.6 EXTREME (UP […]

The Editor speaks: Earth Day

Earth Day was last Monday (22) and we here in the Cayman Islands had the whole day to celebrate it as it was a National Holiday. No. Our government did not give us all the day off because it was Earth Day. It was the Monday after Easter. However, did you get excited and told […]

Cayman Islands’ turtle nesting season off to early start

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding residents and visitors to watch out for sea turtles nesting on our beaches over the next several months. Although it’s only April, DoE scientists have already recorded one nest along Grand Cayman’s south coast. The busiest part of turtle nesting season typically runs from May through […]

Australia: ‘Not my job’: Barnaby Joyce angrily rejects criticism over controversial water buyback [links to Cayman Islands]

By Nicole Hasam From The Sydney Morning Herald Former water minister Barnaby Joyce signed off on a controversial water buyback deal without questioning key details, including links to the Cayman Islands, because it was “not my job” to know who would benefit from the decision, he says. In an explosive interview on ABC Radio Monday […]

Do you know your risk: STD’s continue to rise

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are on the rise. There are several factors that play a role in this rise. Part is the fact that so many people are going untested and untreated. Many are treatable with antibiotics. Another factor is that some of the infections are becoming resistant to the antibiotics. This can occur when […]

The next frontier for cannabis vapes: mood-specific formulas

By James Trew From engadget “In New York, my bicycle messenger really had two types of cannabis. It was either green or brown.” Michael Ray is the CEO of Bloom Farms, a California-based cannabis company that specializes in vape cartridges and CBD tinctures. Ray’s reflecting on cannabis’s current cultural explosion. As an increasing number of states […]

Sea salt

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Faced with two choices for chips, one with sea salt the other with just ordinary salt, I will always choose the former. I have no idea if sea salt is better than the regular kind but that little modifier at the beginning suggests it probably is. I want better. […]

Details for Latin America & Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks announced

UN CLIMATE PRESS RELEASE / 23 APR, 2019 UN Climate Change News, 23 April, Bonn – Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar have been confirmed today: Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will […]

Caribbean Fishery Council delivers big win for corals, fish, and people

By Holly Binns & Yasmin Velez-Sanchez From PEW It’s said that no two places are alike, and today fishery managers in the U.S. Caribbean took that to heart. At its spring meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, which sets policy for fishing in U.S. Caribbean waters, approved island-based fishery management plans that will guide managers in setting […]

718 Porsche Boxster, Cayman will go electric in early 2020s, hybrids possible: Report

By James Gilboy From The Drive Porsche’s entry-level 718 sports car twins, the Boxster and Cayman, will reportedly go electric in the early 2020s, but it won’t yet mean a phaseout of their combustion-powered twins. These electric 718s will be built on the Porsche PPE platform, claims Autocar, adding that Porsche chose to re-platform the electric […]