June 4, 2023

Cayman corals in crises, elsewhere catastrophic

“Crunch time for Caribbean corals” Time is running out for corals on Caribbean reefs. Urgent measures must be taken to limit pollution and regulate aggressive fishing practices that threaten the existence of Caribbean coral reef ecosystems, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report from the Tropical Americas Coral Reef Resilience […]

The Cayman Parrot could be extinct within 40 years says expert

International experts say the Cayman parrot could be extinct within 40 years if action is not taken to preserve the habitat the parrots need. At a press conference at the Department of Environment Wednesday, experts weighed in on the threats facing the birds. They say the parrots are struggling, especially the population in Cayman Brac. […]

Cayman Islands has a sexually aggressive dolphin

Our sexy dolphin has now attracted the world press. See David Moye’s article and video at Huffington Post Sexually Aggressive Dolphin Tries To ‘Get Busy’ With Scuba Divers A frisky dolphin who swims near the Cayman Islands apparently has the hots for humans, as a shocking new video amply demonstrates. The dolphin — who has […]

Cayman Islands have joined CITES

CITES stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. CITES regulates the international trade in endangered species, toward reducing the impact of commercial activities on threatened species of flora and fauna. Local species under threat from international trade include conch, coral, marine turtles, parrots, iguanas and orchids. CITES […]

Uphill battle fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

New Regional Fisheries Collaboration between CRFM-OSPESCA Solidified BELIZE CITY, BELIZE; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Over 60 high-level delegates from 19 countries spanning Central America and the Caribbean concluded a milestone meeting in Belize on Tuesday evening with a comprehensive roadmap for collective action in tackling their biggest obstacles in fisheries and aquaculture. The event was […]

Powerful earthquake rocks Costa Rican capital San Jose

A powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude has rocked the north-western part of Costa Rica, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. The quake was centred about 50 miles (80km) south of the town of Liberia and was at a depth of 12.4 miles. It rattled […]

How to make your own solar cell

By Charlie Burton While working at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, engineer Blake Farrow showed you don’t need the far corners of the periodic table to put together a solar cell. Just grab some tea-time staples. 1. Treat yourself to some powdered doughnuts and herbal tea. The powdered sugar on US-style doughnuts contains titanium […]

More mangroves to be destroyed

By Georgina Wilcox RC Estates have been given permission to remove 50 feet of recovering mangrove buffer that runs 2,000ft along the coastal lots of a proposed development in the South Sound. In today’s Editorial “When will they ever learn?” Colin Wilson calls the decision by the Cayman Islands Planning Authority (CPA) as “extraordinary”. He […]

In Cayman, the Future of Electric Cars

By Alexander Britell From Caribbean Journal GRAND CAYMAN — It began with a small group of cars under a white tent just across from Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman — but it could herald the start of a large movement in the Caribbean. Last week, Cayman Automotive hosted the first-ever Caribbean International Electric Auto […]

“iDive website and app

“iDive website and app provide access to a scuba-centric community and deep trip planning tools for the Cayman Island’s seascape.” Beginning September fourth, iDive Global will be available on your preferred internet browser. iDive is one of the few, very new applications that effectively networks Grand Cayman’s underwater entrepreneurs and professionals. The site catalogues HD […]