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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami has confirmed the emergence of Sub-tropical Storm Alberto. At 10:00am the weather system was located about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and around 195 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast nea [...]

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Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

| 24/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A broad area of unsettled weather that has brought a deluge of rain to the Cayman Islands over the last few days may become a tropical depression before the week is out. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said conditions are becoming more conducive for further development of the system by [...]

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Deluge of rain expected in Cayman all week

Deluge of rain expected in Cayman all week

| 22/05/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea up to the Florida peninsula will be bringing heavy rain this week to the Cayman Islands. Local weather experts warn there will be flooding at times in low lying areas as a result of the weather system that i [...]

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Ten more sites proposed for protection

Ten more sites proposed for protection

| 22/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Sand Cay in South Sound and Hemmington Forest on Cayman Brac are among the ten new protected areas across all three Cayman Islands put forward by the Department of Environment, which is inviting the public to comment on its proposals. Most of the nominated sites are already owned by the Crown [...]

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DoE to host workshop on future invasions

DoE to host workshop on future invasions

| 21/05/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Well aware of the devastating impact invasive species can have on indigenous flora and fauna, the Department of Environment will be hosting a workshop next week on how to prevent potential future invasions that may be on the horizon. Conservationists from other British Overseas Territories wi [...]

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GM mozzie trial in WB may have failed

GM mozzie trial in WB may have failed

| 15/05/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Documents and correspondence released to GeneWatch, a UK-based NGO, under a freedom of information request appear to show that there is no evidence that the controversial release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay by Oxitec in co-ordination with the Cayman Islands M [...]

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Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Scientific researchers have found the the world-wide tourism sector is having a much greater impact on climate change than previously thought and, given the growth in global travel, things are set to get worse. Published Monday in the journal Nature, the results of the research found that it [...]

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Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

| 03/05/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): With just four weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, relevant government officials began their preparation exercises this week. The National Hazard Management Council met Tuesday at the start of the National Hurricane Exercise, which has been named for Kirkland N [...]

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Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

| 20/04/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of the Environment has confirmed that the ‘ghost net’ which was floating off the coast of the Cayman Islands over the last week, has been successfully recovered and is now waiting to be shipped off island for recycling. The net was towed to Harbour House Ma [...]

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Gulf Stream change spells more sea level danger

Gulf Stream change spells more sea level danger

| 17/04/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Like many other low-lying countries around the world, the Cayman Islands is already on the front line when it comes to the threat of sea-level rise posed by climate change. But now scientists are raising concerns about another potential problem regarding sea levels on this side of the Atlanti [...]

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Marketing executive to lead National Trust

Marketing executive to lead National Trust

| 11/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has appointed Nadia Hardie as its next Executive Director ahead of the departure of the current director, Christina Pineda, who leaves the NGO at the end of this month. Hardie, who previously worked in marketing in the offshore financial sector and to [...]

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