September 15, 2019

Venezuela jet ‘aggressively shadows’ US aircraft over Caribbean Sea

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By Lily Puckett The Independent From Yahoo News A Venezuelan fighter jet harassed a US Navy surveillance plane over international waters, the US Southern Command (Southcom) has revealed. The Russian-made Venezuelan jet took off from an airfield 200 miles east of Caracas on Friday, according to information released by Southcom. It approached the US Navy EP-3 Aries II over the […]

Facts about the Caribbean

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10 Interesting Facts About the Caribbean That You Never Knew By Stephanie Huber Just when you think you knew the Caribbean…there’s something new to discover. How many of these interesting facts about the Caribbean did you already know? Here are 10 strange but totally awesome facts that will make you want to pack your bags […]

Caribbean: Sargassum coverage significantly higher than most years since 2011

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From Noonsite The month of Jan 2019 showed a total Sargassum coverage of 344 km2 as compared with a historical mean of 32 km2 between 2011 and 2017, for the area bounded by 8-23°N and 89-58°W. Although the bloom intensity remained relatively low in January, the bloom extent in 2019 is still significantly higher than […]

Consistency: The Success of the Cayman Islands

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By Jeff Thomas, From PMIFeature Writer for Doug Casey’s International Man and Strategic Wealth Preservation Not surprisingly, as I’m called upon frequently to counsel investors seeking advice on their international diversification, one of the most oft-asked questions is why my principle country of residence, the Cayman Islands, is so uniquely advantageous. Whilst I discuss this subject […]

Cruise ship rescues two survivors of small plane crash in the Caribbean Sea

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By Sabrina Lolo From CBS 12 News CBS12 News — A Princess cruise ship rescued two survivors of a small plane crash at sea on Tuesday. Called the Regal Princess, the ship was heading to St. Thomas when it got a notification from the U.S. Coast Guard about a downed aircraft nearby, according to Coast Guard officials. The […]

Discouraging forecast for the Caribbean [sargassum seaweed]

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From Yucatan Times According to the monthly reports of the Optical Oceanography Laboratory of the School of Marine Sciences of the University of South Florida, intended to provide an overview of the current flowering condition and the probability of future flowering of sargassum for the Caribbean Sea, the conditions for this 2019, are greater than […]

The best 3-Course entertainment experiences at KAABOO Cayman 2019

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By Ben Kaye From COS A certain infamous failure of a music event left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth when it came to the concept of a “destination festival.” Suddenly the idea of a successful, high-end experience taking place on a tropical island escape seemed dangerously, laughably impossible. But the folks behind KAABOO Cayman aren’t those other guys. KAABOO […]

How do snowbirds escape the winter blues?, Martin

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By Melissa Martin I’m dreaming of a colorful beach get-away. Perhaps, a jaunt to the Caribbean Islands. A slice of paradise to refresh the chilly mood and attitude. Leave the snow and slick-iced roads behind. The Caribbean culture is calling for beach bunnies.  “The Caribbean region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and […]

After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States with support from Japan

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 January 2019 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the […]

Scientists work to build Climate Change resilience in Caribbean coral Reef

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By Aline Reynolds Earth Institute From State of the Planet Columbia University For centuries, the Mesoamerican reef in the Caribbean Sea has welcomed over 500 species of corals, fish, and other sea creatures. Linked to commercial and recreational activities from fishing to snorkeling, the marine wildlife boosts the national economies of the countries whose coastlines […]