July 7, 2020

World Bank provides US$16.4 Million for agricultural livelihoods and climate resilience in Dominica

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$16.4 million in additional financing for Dominica to support ongoing projects in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure for climate resilience and economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts. “Agricultural livelihoods, food security, and resilience to climate-related shocks are key priorities for Dominica. This financing […]

World Animal Protection opens registrations throughout Latin America for the second edition of the “Animal Friendly City” award

The NGO seeks to identify and reward the best and most innovative government initiatives in the area of ​​humanitarian management of canine and feline populations July 1, 2020. The NGO World Animal Protection, which works to improve animal welfare, opens the registration for the second edition of the “Animal Friendly City” award . Aimed at Latin American cities and Brazil. […]

Lucas Hoge to launch new television series ‘Hoge Wild’. [Will feature diving in Cayman]

By Jessica Nicholson From Music Row Lucas Hoge will premiere a new series, Hoge Wild, starting at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on June 29 via the Sportsman Channel. The show will feature the singer-songwriter traveling the globe to highlight environments around the world, and according to Hoge, to “focus on conservation and changing the narrative of hunting.” […]

Cayman: Governor attends Turtle Centre Release to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day

Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre celebrated World Sea Turtle Day this week with two releases of a total of ten young Green sea turtles. These are known as ‘Head Started’ turtles, because they have been hatched and raised within the safety of the Centre for at least the first, most vulnerable year of their […]

Cayman: Responsible dog ownership and public safety message from RCIPS

From RCIPS The Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Unit along with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service would like to remind the public that all dog owners must have their animals on a lead  and under control when travelling with them in public. This includes taking them for walks on the public roads or on […]

Southern Regional Technical College and Thomas University sign articulation agreement

From The Moultrie Star THOMASVILLE, Ga. — On the morning of Tuesday, June 9, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) and Thomas University (TU) finalized an articulation agreement that will allow SRTC’s Land, Forest, Wildlife Management (LFW) graduates to seamlessly transition to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource and Conservation Management program at Thomas University […]

Beware of picking up marine snails on Cayman Islands shores

From Cayman Islands Department of Environment While exploring our shores, a Grand Cayman resident picked up a marine snail (pictured) which started to secrete white mucus while on his hand. An hour later, the spot on his hand turned blue-purple. We believe the resident interacted with Plicopurpura patula, a type of rock or murex snail. […]

Cayman: RCIPS assists DOE with monitoring sea turtle nesting sites

Since last month, the RCIPS has been assisting the Department of Environment with their monitoring of turtle nesting sites during the sea turtle nesting season, which began on 1 May across all three islands. The Department of Environment’s sea turtle conservation programme has been in operation for the past 21 years. However, COVID-19 restrictions this […]

Cayman: RCIPS & DOA provide advice to the public after assisting with removal of bees in George Town,

From RCIPS Jun 11 2020 Yesterday, 10 June, RCIPS Community Police Officers and officers from the Department of Agriculture visited an area on Shedden Road in response to reports from members of the public who had encounters with bees swarming in the area.  The officers surveyed the area and have contacted a local bee keeper […]

AJ Albrecht: The Federal Government shouldn’t be trying to salvage our broken food system—we need a new one

by AJ Albrecht / Independent Media Institute Congress is considering an allocation for the mass killing of farmed animals. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on disturbing injustices in our food system—reaffirming the need for systemic change. Slaughterhouses (euphemistically called “meatpacking plants” by the meat industry) continue to lead the U.S. viral spread. Indeed, workers […]