May 24, 2020

Cayman: CIFS redeployed to GT Landfill Site -FURTHER UPDATE (Sun May 24)

FURTHER UPDATE- SUN MAY 24 2020 Work Continues at Landfill for CIFS and DEH Crews from the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health will continue to work throughout today (Sunday, 24 May) to fully extinguish a deep vein of burning waste material at the George Town Landfill. A watching brief was […]

24 May Weather in Cayman

24 May Sun 2020 SYNOPSIS A weakening tropical wave across the W Caribbean will support a decrease in cloudiness and showers across the Cayman Islands throughout the day. Humidity: 69% (DOWN from yesterday)UV: 13.0 EXTREME (Same as yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 78°F to 89°F. Yesterday: H 81.2°F L 72.2°F Winds: Today: SE 15-25 mph Tonight: […]

23 May Weather in Cayman

23 May Sat 2020 SYNOPSIS A broad upper level trough over the Gulf of Mexico will continue to support cloudy conditions along with isolated showers across the Cayman Islands over the next 24 hours. Moderate east to southeasterly winds and seas are also expected in association with a ridge of high pressure just north of […]

Plastic Free Cayman to host free virtual movie screening & discussion Sat May 30

Plastic Free Cayman will host a virtual screening of the new full-length documentary The Story of Plastic George Town — Local environmental advocacy group, Plastic Free Cayman, will host a free, virtual screening of the new full-length documentary, The Story of Plastic. Hoping to give people who are staying at home something new and inspiring to watch and discuss, […]

OECS Commission launches video on building resilience with nature and gender to mark International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

By Joan John-Norville Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Cluster, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Friday, May 22, 2020 — As the world observes International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD), under the theme, “Our Solutions are in Nature”, the OECS Commission is pleased to announce the release of a 3-minute video entitled: Building Resilience with […]

Cayman: DCFS, HMCI partner in annual hurricane shelter training

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is partnering with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) to hold shelter management training for the 2020 hurricane season on Wednesday, 27 May. There is a special need for volunteers to support the eastern districts shelters. Volunteers will hear presentations and ask questions on how to: ▪ […]

OECS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

The OECS Commission salutes its eleven (11) Member States as we observe the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2020. The theme for this year: Our Solutions are in Nature emphasises that Biodiversity – the variety of plant and animal life, is essential for social wellness, economic growth, ecosystem functioning and environmental […]

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season expected to be more active than usual, NOAA says

By Brian Donegan From Weather Underground The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual, according to an outlook released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The NOAA outlook calls for 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes […]

Cayman: Hurricane shelter volunteers Needed

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is seeking persons, ages 18 years and older, to train as hurricane shelter volunteers. There is a special need for volunteers to support the eastern districts shelters. Interested persons will take part a Zoom training session organised by the department in partnership with Hazard Management Cayman Islands. […]

22 May Weather in Cayman

22 May Fri 2020 SYNOPSIS Moderate east to southeasterly winds and seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a ridge of high pressure just north of the Caribbean Sea. Radar images show scattered showers around the Cayman area which are moving towards the northwest. Humidity: […]