December 2, 2023

Cayman: Police, Fire Investigate Incident at HMP Northward

A joint investigation into the fire incident, which occurred at the Her Majesty’s Prison on Tuesday, 21 November, is currently being conducted by the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). As a result of the incident, two prisoners were transported to the George Town Hospital by ambulance to be […]

Cayman: Smoke from Incinerator under Control

Grand Cayman, October 10, 2023 – The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising members of the public that the smoke observed this afternoon (October 10, 2023) at the landfill is not the result of a landfill fire. Instead, these emissions were the result of the operations of the incinerator located on the same compound. […]

US: McCarthy – Punish Rep. Bowman for Pulling Fire Alarm Before Vote

Screenshot – Newsmax TV By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., called for an investigation into progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., who was questioned Saturday by the Capitol Police’s criminal investigation unit after he pulled a fire alarm in one of the House’s office buildings while lawmakers were scrambling to come to a vote […]

More than 100 killed in wedding fire in northern Iraq

At least 100 dead in Nineveh wedding fire From BBC Summary For more on this story and video go to: BBC

Wildfire smoke pollution a growing health threat

Adobe Stock From Newsmax More people around the world are exposed to wildfire smoke that has the potential to harm human health, and their numbers are growing, new research finds. More than 2 billion people are exposed to at least one day of potentially health-impacting wildfire smoke each year, a figure that has grown by […]

Wildfires aren’t just a threat to people—they’re killing off Earth’s biodiversity

Cataclysmic wildfires have increased in intensity and frequency due to climate change.

Cayman: Lightning strike causes minor fire at PACI facility

(George Town, Cayman Islands – 22 August 2023) As a result of the inclement weather conditions experienced on Tuesday (22 August), the Port Authority Facility on the waterfront was struck by lightning, leading to a minor fire in a panel box which caused power to the Guard House to be lost. Officers from the Royal Cayman […]

Canada wildfires: At least 30,000 households in British Columbia told to evacuate

Reuters By Jaroslav Lukiv & Aoife Walsh BBC News About 30,000 households have been ordered to evacuate in Canada’s British Columbia province, where nearly 400 wildfires are raging. Two huge fires in the Shuswap region merged overnight, destroying blocks of houses and other buildings. To the south, travel to the waterside city of Kelowna has […]

Cayman: North Side man formally charged with arson for Police Station Fire

From RCIPS Update: (7 August): The 55-year-old-man of North Side who was arrested on Wednesday 2 August in relation to the fire incident at the North Side Police Station, has now been formally charged with Arson. The man will be appearing before the court today, Monday 7 August. The RCIPS would like to thank the […]

Cayman: Update on North Side Police Station Fire and Business Continuity

Update (1 August): From RCIPS The RCIPS can now confirm that investigations indicate that the fire which occurred at the North Side Police Station early yesterday morning, 31 July, was deliberate. Investigations into the incident continue and officers are following positive lines of inquiry. Anyone with any information which can assist in the investigation is […]