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Weather takes out weather radio service

Weather takes out weather radio service

| 17/10/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Following a lightning strike which happened almost three weeks ago, the National Weather Service revealed today, 17 October, that its public radio programming on channel 107.9 is off air for repairs, which are expected to take at least a month, officials say.  The radio tower was reportedly [...]

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Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

Swimmer gets between barracuda and dinner

| 16/10/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): A man who was swimming off Seven Mile Beach by the Westin Hotel on Friday appears to have been bitten by a barracuda, according to officials from the Department of Environment (DoE), but they said it was very unusual and there was no cause for people swimming or enjoying other water activiti [...]

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DoE confirms coral damage from Kittiwake

DoE confirms coral damage from Kittiwake

| 09/10/2017 | 96 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of Environment completed a preliminary assessment Monday of the damage that the sunken wreck, USS  Kittiwake, has caused to coral in the area after the artificial reef shifted during the recent high seas from Tropical Storm Nate. Officials said the wreck’s movem [...]

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Kittiwake toppled onto natural reef

Kittiwake toppled onto natural reef

| 09/10/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): A famous sunken wreck off Grand Cayman suffered major damage and toppled over as the seas were churned up during the passage of Tropical Storm Nate. On Sunday local and international divers broke the news about the USS Kittiwake, which has fallen onto its port side and drifted towards the re [...]

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Police warn people off the ocean this weekend

Police warn people off the ocean this weekend

| 06/10/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The police are urging people not to engage in water-related activities this weekend due to the continued tropical storm conditions. They warned the public to stay out off the water until advised it is safe again, including boating, swimming, diving, surfboarding and scuba diving. The RCIPS al [...]

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Nate churns up storm surge and rough seas

Nate churns up storm surge and rough seas

| 06/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Despite passing almost 300 miles to the west-southwest of Grand Cayman, Tropical Storm Nate’s interaction with an upper level trough over the Western Caribbean churned up storm surge and rough seas around Cayman on Friday. As well as scattered showers and thunder, local weather forecast [...]

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Depression emerges as TS Nate, heading NW

Depression emerges as TS Nate, heading NW

| 05/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): At 8:00am Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Nate was about 10 miles south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, and heading northwest at around 8mph. The storm poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands, according to the local weather service. Local forecasters said tha [...]

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New tropical storm brewing south east of Nicaragua

New tropical storm brewing south east of Nicaragua

| 04/10/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Local weather forecasters are urging residents in Cayman to keep an eye on Tropical Depression 16, which is expected to become Tropical Storm Nate before the day is out. Some international weather experts are predicting that the depression, which formed around lunchtime Wednesday, could becom [...]

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Dozens of hatchlings killed due to bad lighting

Dozens of hatchlings killed due to bad lighting

| 25/09/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Researchers at the Department of Environment are calling for more owners of beachfront property to install turtle-friendly lighting after more than 60 endangered baby green turtles were found dead on the West Bay Road last week. The hatchlings were disoriented by lights near their nests in th [...]

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Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

Hurricane Maria leaves trail of misery

| 22/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Turks and Caicos Islands, still literally picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma, is currently suffering hurricane conditions yet again as the eye of Maria, now a category 3 storm, skims the north shore of the islands. Yesterday Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, killing at least 13 peop [...]

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Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

| 19/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers in the British Virgin Islands and medical and emergency personnel in Anguilla, deployed to assist those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, are remaining to face the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to pass over the Virgin Islands as a category 5 tomorrow [...]

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