February 22, 2020

The Editor speaks: Our plastics ban is ludicrous

We have published today a Press Release re- “the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Stakeholder Committee is in agreement to recommend restrictive legislation on certain single-use plastics in the Cayman Islands effective at the start of January 2021.” The Release continues: it “will include legislation to restrict certain single-use plastic items such as: single-use check out shopping […]

Cayman: Opposition calls on Government to reconsider the cruise berthing project

Leader of the Opposition Hon. V. Arden McLean called on the Government to now consider abandoning the Cruise Berthing project and to get on with other initiatives which are needed in the country. Citing the widespread opposition to the proposed project, the potential for destroying our natural resources and the Government’s failure to justify their […]

Single Use Plastics Stakeholder Committee proposes to ban certain plastics

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – After three meetings, the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Stakeholder Committee is in agreement to recommend restrictive legislation on certain single-use plastics in the Cayman Islands effective at the start of January 2021. The SUP Committee, led by the Honourable Dwayne Seymour and Honourable Joseph Hew, also includes representatives from a broad cross-section of […]

21 Feb Weather in Cayman

21 Feb Fri 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light northerly winds and slight to moderate seas are expected across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a cold front moves the central Gulf of Mexico. The front is expected to become diffuse over the Cayman area Saturday morning. Radar images show isolated showers […]

How to stay safe when driving during bad weather

BY AMY SNYDER From Pure Diesel Power In the 1st quarter of 2019, it is estimated that there were at least 276 million cars on the roads daily in the United States alone. With this many cars congesting the streets, driving in a safe and orderly fashion has never been more important.  Even though rules and regulations are already […]

Cayman: The National Trust’s Statement on the Cruise Port Referendum Judicial Review

19th February 2020 – The National Trust for the Cayman Islands welcomes Mr Justice Owen’s ruling that the Referendum Law is incompatible with the constitution, and would like to take this opportunity to thank CPR and Shirley Roulstone for their principled campaign. We await the Judge’s further ruling as to whether the law should be […]

20 Feb Weather in Cayman

20 Feb Thu 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area moving west. Humidity: 74% (DOWN from yesterday)UV: 9.0 VERY […]

19 Feb Weather in Cayman

19 Feb Wed 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the central Atlantic Ocean. Humidity: 88% (UP from yesterday)UV: 9.2 VERY HIGH (DOWN from yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 76°F to 88°F. Yesterday: H […]

UK: Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis: Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings From BBC Homes along the River Severn in Shropshire have been evacuated, amid fears that flood barriers could be breached in the coming hours. Houses and a pub near Ironbridge have been submerged by rising waters and the pressure has cracked road surfaces. Around the […]

Cayman: Concerned Citizen’s Group fight to preserve Beach Accesses hits snag

The Concerned Citizen Group have filed a Notice of Intent to preserve beach accesses and in particular Dart Group’s plan to move four public beach access points at its Kimpton hotel site on the northern end of 7MB and the two access points surrounding the tunnel on West Bay Road. The Central Planning Authority last […]