September 29, 2023

Cayman Islands Turtle Farm accused of outdated practices and crippling debts by business model

Further to our October 12 story “Cayman Turtle Farm fights back against WSPA’s Stop Sea Turtle Farming”  (see the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has responded with the following article.  We also publish a separate response from the Cayman Islands Government titled “Cayman Government replies to WSPA claims of health risks […]

Jamaican Lititz farmers battle odds to Beat Army Worm infestation

Mark Titus, The Gleaner Farmers in Lititz, St Elizabeth, are bemoaning the lack of support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and its affiliate, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), as they wage a relentless battle against a myriad of problems, which include the dreaded beat army worm, which has been destroying their crops. […]

CRFM and ANCORS, Australia sign 5-year MoU

From CRFM, Belize City, Belize, Fri, Oct 12, 2012 Fourteen (14) Caribbean fisheries professionals from Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Suriname, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines today concluded the first Fisheries Law and Management Training Workshop, developed jointly for them by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Secretariat and […]

End The Brutal Algemesi Bullfights

Target: Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Sponsored by: Kara Foran The vicious blood sport of Algemesi bullfighting tortures and beats young bulls in front of a cheering crowd. This cultural tradition is supposed to symbolize honor and grace, but the reality is that gangs of armed men savagely bully a single defenseless calf, stabbing it […]

Nigeria oil spills: Dutch case against Shell begins

Representatives of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell are appearing in a Dutch court to face accusations of polluting Nigerian villages. The case is being brought by four Nigerian farmers and the Dutch branch of campaigners Friends of the Earth. It is the first time a Dutch multinational has been taken to a civil court in the […]

Ireland ‘close to oil billions’

By Andy Martin BBC Ireland reporter Ireland is on the verge of securing revenue from oil that could run into billions of pounds. Providence Resources Plc, an Irish and UK company, has confirmed its Barryroe site, 30 miles off the Cork coast, should yield 280m barrels of oil. The money generated will depend on the […]

USA considers listing Queen Conch as threatened or endangered

From CRFM, Belize City, Belize, Fri, Oct 12, 2012  Caribbean Ministers discuss conch petition, management of flyingfish, and common fisheries policy for CARICOM during Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012 in Antigua and Barbuda A United States petition submitted this March to list the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) as a threatened or endangered species, the status […]

Cayman Turtle Farm fights back against WSPA’s Stop Sea Turtle Farming

UPDATED The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is campaigning to stop sea turtle farming with the claim “Sea turtles crushed, stressed and diseased. Living with open wounds in waste-filled waters. Welcome to the Cayman Turtle Farm”. The advert urging persons to sign their petition also states: “Life in these tanks is a […]

MRCU stepping up patrols both air and ground

Mosquito Research and Control Unit will be stepping up its patrols in the West Bay area in an effort to keep Aedes aegypti the Dengue mosquito under control. While there is nothing for residents to be concerned about the Unit will be carrying out additional ground operations as well as early evening aerial missions on […]

No smoking in public places

The Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar is reminding residents that smoking in public places is prohibited by the Tobacco Law 2008 and Regulations 2010. Indoor bars and restaurants, office buildings, businesses and other enclosed areas are smoke-free inside as well as up to10 ft. from any entry, exit or other opening. In addition, […]