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Archives for September 12, 2017

Dart Real Estate submits application to extend planned vehicular underpass in Cayman Islands

Dart Real Estate submitted an application to the Cayman Islands Department of Planning on September 8, 2017 to extend the underpass along West Bay Road. Modification of the Planned Area Development (PAD) is also being sought to include the Royal Palms land. The underpass incorporates the two West Bay Road traffic lanes with sidewalks located […]

Caribbean islands in chaos as slow Irma disaster response keeps thousands without food, water and power

BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS From New York Daily News Chaos still reigned in much of the storm-tossed Caribbean on Monday, as food and water shortages, power outages and rampant looting across several islands sparked angry criticism from residents who demanded more government help. With a lack of basic services straining the bonds of law and […]

Irma’s Invoice for the Caribbean

From Antigua Observer A disaster risk expert estimates US $12.75 billion as the final tab on the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. James Daniel, a disaster risk analyst with the Center of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology(CEDIM), explained that Irma was a relatively expensive disaster to the Caribbean region, causing significant […]

Millions return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads in Florida

Irma downgraded to tropical storm, heads into Georgia Over 7.4 million in Florida, other states without power Nearly 40 lives claimed in Caribbean, at least 3 in U.S. Flooding hits coastal communities in three states From Independent News Desk i.e Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed […]

France’s Macron faces stiff political headwinds as he flies to the storm-tossed Caribbean

By Kim Willsher From LA Times French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Caribbean on Tuesday in an effort to persuade locals on the Irma-devastated islands of St. Martin and St. Barts that Paris has not abandoned them. Macron, whose popularity has plummeted at home, is taking flak from political opponents and islanders on the […]

Electric Crozz SUV

Volkswagen’s electric Crozz SUV gets closer to reality By Roberto Baldwin From Engadget Automakers are trying to get their EVs try to break into the growing SUV market. Volkswagen continues to push its electric roadmap. At the Frankfurt auto show, it dropped a newer version of the pure electric ID Crozz Crossover. Initially unveiled in […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s landmark EU Withdrawal Bill passes first parliamentary hurdle

From Independent.ie Britain’s parliament backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the European Union early on Tuesday, a reprieve for British Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law. After more than 13 hours of speeches for and against the legislation, which May says […]

Hurricane Irma wiped out so many plants in the Caribbean that entire islands changed color

By Tom Murray From Business Insider Sometimes devastation — like beauty — is best viewed from above. The NASA Earth Observatory has released an astonishing set of images that show the stark contrast between what islands in the Caribbean looked like before and after Hurricane Irma struck. Barbuda, Anguilla, the Virgin Islands, and Cuba were hit by the […]

Marijuana does affect sleep; and not in a good way

From Deccan Chronicle According to an expert, while the drug can help users doze off, prolonged usage may make them struggle to rest without it. If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or […]

Cayman Islands premier issues statement on Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma statement From Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin 11 September, 2017 This weekend I participated in a video conference call with CARICOM heads of Government to get an assessment of the situation in the islands affected by Hurricane Irma. The situation is not good for most of the Islands. Since the passage of Irma through […]