May 23, 2018

Jamaica: Hon. Andrew Wheatley to receive 2018 Technology Leadership Award

By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy & Technology Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley will receive the Inaugural 2018 Technology Leadership Award from Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York (JCOBA-NY) for his achievement as a scientist, innovator and policy leader. The presentation will be […]

17 May Weather in Cayman

17 May Thu 2018   Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Cloudiness and showers over the northwest Caribbean, association with an upper level trough, will spread into the Cayman area during the next 24 hours. Radar images show scattered showers over the Sister Islands moving northwest. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can […]

Cayman Islands MRCU responds to GeneWatch FOI release

Following recent reports by some local media [including iNews Cayman] questioning the success of the recent public health programme that deployed genetically modified, non-biting mosquitoes to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) would like to clarify a number of points: On 29 June 2017 the minutes of the West Bay […]

Enough global oil supplies to avoid possible disruptions in Caribbean – U.S.

From Reuters WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – There is enough oil supply in the global market to make up for potential fuel disruptions from U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips’ legal actions against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday. “The U.S. Department of State remains in contact with our partners in […]

How large can a tsunami be in the Caribbean?

SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right for the largest we […]

Caribbean discoveries trigger big offshore contracts

By Selwyn Parker From osj A string of deep-water discoveries in the Caribbean has triggered a torrent of activity in the offshore supply industry, as one nation after another invites the exploration industry to drill for hydrocarbons in the hope of making another bountiful find. Following ExxonMobil’s discovery in 2015 of massive oil reservoirs off […]

16 May Weather in Cayman – Tropical disturbance

  16 May Wed 2018 TROPICAL DISTURBANCE  Special Special Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad non-tropical area of low pressure located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is producing widespread cloudiness, showers, […]

15 May Weather in Cayman – Tropical disturbance (Updated)

  15 May Tue 2018 TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (Updated)  Special Special Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue May 15 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad non-tropical area of low pressure located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is producing widespread cloudiness, […]

Gulf of Mexico disturbance bringing heavy rains to Florida, and may develop

Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1, but we could see a tropical or subtropical depression form in the Gulf of Mexico this week, off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. A broad area of low pressure has developed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, in association […]

Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan launched

Monday, May 14, 2018 — Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate Analytics […]