November 16, 2018

The Editor speaks: The Boeing 737 Max 8

It couldn’t have come at a worse time with Cayman Airways recent announcement they are soon to replace their fleet with the Boeing 737 Max 8. Just very recently a new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed in Indonesia and a safety alert was issued from the manufacturer last week. From Flying Magazine website: Boeing Company […]

No more confusing debate: Study proves mammograms save lives

By HealthDay   From Newsmax Women confused by the conflicting advice surrounding the benefits and timing of mammograms will be interested in a new study out of Sweden. The research, involving more than 50,000 breast cancer patients, found that those who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk […]

How Black Friday is good for your health

By Lynn Allison  From Newsmaxf Thanksgiving brings the usual excitement of family gatherings, feasting on turkey, and of course, giving thanks. But for many folks — those avid shoppers and deal seekers — the most important part of the holiday season is Black Friday, the big day for bargain hunters.“For the person who’s been doing […]

Why we lie to ourselves every day

By Danny Crichton From TechCrunch Human action requires motivation, but what exactly are those motivations? Donating money to a charity might be motivated by altruism, and yet, only 1% of donations are anonymous. Donors don’t just want to be altruistic, they also want credit for that altruism plus badges to signal to others about their […]

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean islands

From News 748 CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled several islands in the Caribbean on Saturday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The SRC said that the […]

13 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 Dist.

  13 Nov Tue 2018 Tropical Report     Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the Leeward Islands are associated with a tropical wave interacting with […]

Update on Cayman Islands’ MRCU/Oxitec research collaboration

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Government and UK-based biotechnology company Oxitec are entering the next stage of a collaborative research project. Begun in May 2018, the initiative seeks to pilot and assess the role of Oxitec’s self-limiting, non-biting, maleAedes aegypti mosquitoes in the integrated programme that the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) uses to combat […]

Fuselage section of Ariane 5 launch vehicle found on Grand Cayman during beach clean-up

During the Dart Green Team beach cleanup last Saturday (10), member Dominic Ross discovered part of what he thought was an aircraft fuselage that had been washed up onto the sand at Barkers. West Bay. Upon further investigation from the markings it turned ot that the pieces of fuselage were in fact from the European […]

Telemedicine to cancer screening: 5 Million Euro INTERREG CARES projects to boost OECS health

Friday, November 9, 2018 — Improving health services for every citizen has been boosted with Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélémy and OECS Member States launching INTERREG CARES initiative (Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-Information System) in Saint Lucia on October 31, 2018. The 5 million Euro project, funded by the European Union is designed to deepen health cooperation in the Eastern Caribbean […]

Mystery corals of the Caribbean: Porites

By NICOLE HELGASON From Reef Now, this is a question I must ask my most serious coral loving colleagues. How to tell the difference between all these Porites corals? *Looking to solve the mystery scroll to the bottom for Mystery corals, first is a description of four Porites species. The finger coral is a […]