January 23, 2020

How long can a python be?

From RT Forest rangers in India have freed six enormous pythons which had slithered their way into a hume pipe. Video and photos show locals marveling at the massive reptiles. Specialists were called to the scene in Odisha after receiving reports that a python was trapped inside a pipe. Once there, the forest service workers […]

EPP Group backs new rules for green investments

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Environment Committee have approved new rules defining what qualifies as sustainable investments in the European Union. EPP Group MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, who is one of the two lead European Parliament negotiators working on this issue, explained what sustainable investments are and how the new rules […]

23 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

23 Jan Thu 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light north to northeasterly winds and slight seas expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a slack pressure gradient over the Northwest Caribbean. Humidity: 59% (UP from yesterday)UV: 7.7 HIGH (UP from yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 66°F to 82°F. Yesterday: […]

The Editor speaks: Government have only themselves to blame for the Referendum delay

I can only lament at the terrible way our Government have gone about convincing all of us who supported the proposed Cruise/Port dock that perhaps it is not a good idea. The closed door mentality over some of the simplest queries with unbelievable explanations, especially concerning whether China Harbour were one of the bidders, the […]

José Andrés says World Central Kitchen has served nearly 3 million meals in the Bahamas

By Bridget Hallinan From Food & Wine After a dramatic entrance, the chef cooked paella and talked hurricane relief at this year’s Cayman Cookout. REBECCA DAVIDSON PHOTOGRAPHY This weekend at the 12th annual Cayman Cookout—Eric Ripert‘s food festival at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman—guests gathered en masse on the beach as they waited for José Andrés’ grand entrance. […]

World Bank approves US$20 million for Grenada to reduce disaster risks and build resilience

Media Release Courtesy The World Bank Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — WASHINGTON — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Credit for Grenada with a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO). The Cat DDO provides Grenada with contingent financing in case of natural disasters while supporting […]

Cayman: National Trust National Geographic Wildlife Presenter, James Hendry

WHAT: Join the National Trust in partnership with Royal Palms Beach Club for a night of Conservation. National Geographic Wildlife Presenter and Author James Hendry will regale the audience with tails of his travels and experiences in the wild. National Trust Blue Iguana Manager, Luke Harding and Aaron Hunt, Eco Drivers’ Coral Reef Foundation will […]

Jasmine Duncan

OECS YES In Action features Jasmine Duncan Saint Lucian Entrepreneur and Environmental Advocate seeking solutions for the challenges of her generation. This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Jasmine Duncan, a 20 year old Saint Lucian business student whose passion for helping others has inspired the launch of two local companies with regional […]

Cayman: National Trust celebrates 7th Annual Hatitude Fundraiser

21th January, 2020 – On Saturday 1st February, the National Trust will host it’s seventh annual Hatitude fundraiser at the Grand Old House in support of protecting and preserving Cayman’s wild environments and the flora and fauna that live within. Every year, the Trust themes its family-friendly event to bring awareness to Cayman’s unique and […]

Cayman: Verdant submits EIA Scoping update to EAB

VERDANT ISLE PORT PARTNERS SUBMIT EIA SCOPING UPDATE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (21 January, 2019) The Cayman Islands Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners (Verdant), the preferred bidders for the proposed cruise berthing and cargo enhancement project, have confirmed that an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Update was submitted by Verdant to […]