June 29, 2022

Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico

By Yemeli AFP From Yahoo News Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) – Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people. The powerful storm caused heavy material damage in Los Cabos resort towns and hotels were badly flooded. Nobody was […]

A flood of rhetoric

By T. M. Krishna From The Hindu Why doesn’t a natural calamity move India and Pakistan beyond political posturing? On October 8, 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 shook Kashmir. The tragedy was of epic proportions. Most of the casualties were on the Pakistani side. Over 80,000 people in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and about […]

Cayman Islands Government channels mark Hurricane Ivan Anniversary

Government Information Services (GIS) television and social media channels join Radio Cayman this month in showcasing memories of Hurricane Ivan, 10 years after the storm passed through the Cayman Islands. Hurricane Ivan was the tenth most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and caused billions of dollars in damage to the islands that it came in […]

Labor Day hurricane/JW Marriott’s 1st Caribbean hotel

Caribbean convection & Labor Day Hurricane. History of the Bonus Army & the Vets washed out to Sea.. From BobbiStorm From Hurricane Harbor Friday, August 29, 2014 In the Gulf of Mexico there is a large area of convection that has been lingering around a bit too long for comfort and needs to be monitored… […]

Vigorous tropical wave coming off Africa this weekend – will need watching closely

From Dr Jeff Masters Weather Underground Little change to 97L headed towards the Lesser Antilles A tropical wave (Invest 97L) was near 13°N, 47°W on Tuesday morning, about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands, and was headed west to west-northwest at about 15 mph. Satellite loops show the wave has changed little since […]

Cayman Islands Weather Service launches mobile weather app

Getting caught short in an unexpected shower of rain can be a thing of the past thanks to a newly launched Cayman Islands National weather service app. The free-to-download mobile app features a simple interface giving up-to-the-minute updates on weather throughout the day and is available for iOS, blackberry and Android platforms. “When people are […]

Boosting resilience in the Caribbean

By Jessica Faieta from Caribbean360 NEW YORK, United States, Tuesday August 26, 2014, IPS – Having lived and worked for more than a decade in four Caribbean countries, I have witnessed firsthand how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are extremely vulnerable to challenges ranging from debt and unemployment to climate change and sea level rise. […]

UPDATE:Wounding in Bodden Town- domestic incident/ Further arrest robbery Cayman Brac/CUC apologises for latest power outages

UPDATE #2: Wounding in BT from domestic incident From RCIPS Thu Aug 14 2014 Police confirms that the female involved in the domestic assault has been air lifted off island yesterday for further medical treatment. The suspect remains in hospital in stable condition. From RCIPS Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM Further to our previous […]

Foreign providers in the Caribbean: pillagers or preceptors?

From Eldis Cross-border higher education in the Caribbean Are the foreign providers of education in the Caribbean pillagers or preceptors? This collaborative paper addresses the growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE), specifically on the trends of CBHE in the Caribbean. Looking at whether foreign providers in the Caribbean pillagers or preceptors, it includes at […]

2014 Atlantic hurricane season: Where we stand by the numbers

From WDSU News NEW ORLEANS —We’re a ways off from being at the halfway point of the Atlantic Basin hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends November 30. The Atlantic Basin includes the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. To date, the Atlantic Basin has produced three tropical depressions, two of […]