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Localised weather trough unlikely to develop

Localised weather trough unlikely to develop

| 21/10/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The possibility of another sudden storm developing in the Cayman area this week is now extremely unlikely due to upper level winds, weather experts have said. The trough across the Western Caribbean is still expected to produce scattered showers and thunder across the Cayman Islands for the next 24 hours but any significant development […]

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Dangerous coral disease  closes dive sites

Dangerous coral disease closes dive sites

| 19/10/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has closed 45 dive sites, from Delia’s Delight in Cayman Kai across the North Sound to Bear’s Paw near the Gustus Channel, in an effort to contain an outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). This latest threat to coral was first spotted in local waters this summer. It […]

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Ministry to give one free energy ‘make-over’

Ministry to give one free energy ‘make-over’

| 07/10/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The ministry responsible for energy has announced a competition to give just one home in Grand Cayman a free energy efficiency make-over. The gimmick is to promote a new 12-month public education campaign about the aim to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to just 30% in less than 17 years. Cayman’s use of […]

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DoE makes emergency baby turtle intervention

DoE makes emergency baby turtle intervention

| 07/10/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s Turtle Team went into rescue mode Monday, as they worked hard to move turtle eggs in nests that were in the firing line from Tropical Storm (later Hurricane) Delta. Organised by the team leader, Lorri Lamb, the DoE staff and volunteers excavated 18 nests under threat of being washed away […]

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Rough seas pound south coast as Delta moves on

Rough seas pound south coast as Delta moves on

| 07/10/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 5:45pm: Harbour Drive has now fully re-opened but with wave activity and sea water still washing onto parts of the road between Goring Avenue and Cardinall Avenue, drivers are advised to exercise caution when travelling in this area, and to take an alternate route if possible. Original Story: Several roads were still closed […]

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FIN project in breach of planning approval

FIN project in breach of planning approval

| 06/10/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Developers behind the FIN Grand Cayman luxury condominium project appear to be in breach of the conditions relating to their planning approval. The Department of Environment has not received the construction environmental management plan or the operations environmental management plan, both of which the developers were required to submit before any work began on […]

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Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

| 05/10/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: After rapidly increasing to a category 4 mid-morning, Tuesday, Hurricane Delta was barrelling towards the Yucatan Peninsular when Cayman was given the all clear at 1pm. Delta had developed from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in the space of a day, but the Cayman Islands dodged the worst of it […]

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TS Delta rolls towards Cayman with 60mph winds

TS Delta rolls towards Cayman with 60mph winds

| 05/10/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: Tropical Storm Delta began strengthening quickly Monday afternoon. At 2pm it was packing winds of 60mph and heading towards the Cayman Islands at around 7mph. The National Hurricane Center said it was located some 255 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman and tropical force winds extended over 60 miles from the centre. Cayman […]

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Schools closed Monday as tropical storm approaches

Schools closed Monday as tropical storm approaches

| 04/10/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS) Updated Sunday night: All government schools will be closed Monday due to anticipated extreme weather tomorrow afternoon, and civil servants will be required to work from home if they can, according to a message issued by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. A storm is currently moving over Jamaica west-northwest at 10mph and is forecast to […]

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TD25 emerges southwest of the Cayman Islands

TD25 emerges southwest of the Cayman Islands

| 02/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The US National Hurricane Center has confirmed the formation of a tropical depression in the Caribbean, which is expected to become a tropical storm sometime tomorrow as it heads towards the Yucatan Peninsular. TD 25 is already bringing fresh southeasterly winds and rough seas to the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National […]

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Stormy weather brewing over Caribbean

Stormy weather brewing over Caribbean

| 01/10/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can expect to experience some stormy weather in the coming days as a result of a tropical wave across our area that could become a tropical depression by the weekend. Local forecasters are predicting isolated thunderstorms across the Cayman Islands on Thursday, becoming more widespread tonight and throughout the day Friday

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