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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has offered to deploy its police helicopter to the Bahamas as an initial response to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which is continuing to devastate the northern islands. Governor Martyn Roper said that “Cayman stands ready to help our friends in the Bahamas in the best way that we […]

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Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas has reported the first confirmed death resulting from category 5 Hurricane Dorian as it passed over the Abaco Islands, and the Bahamas Press is now posting “a growing wall of missing persons” on its social media pages. They say that seven year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned and his sister is missing. Dorian has […]

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Bahamas braces for cat 5 Dorian

Bahamas braces for cat 5 Dorian

| 01/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Dorian, a massive, slow moving storm, which now has 180mph winds in the eye wall with gusts up to 220mph, is currently slamming into The Bahamas. The powerful hurricane has just made landfall at the Abaco Islands and will then move on to Grand Bahama Island. As Dorian is only moving at 8mph, […]

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TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At 8am on Monday morning Tropical Storm Dorian was moving west towards the Windward Islands at around 14 mph with winds of near 60mph. While Dorian is a small cyclone, forecasters are predicting that it will be a hurricane by the middle of this week. Following a very slow start to the season, TS […]

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PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

| 16/07/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): With weather forecasters calling for a heatwave this summer in the Caribbean region, as well as in Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere, the Pan-American Health Organization is urging countries to come up with contingency plans to address the potential impact on people’s health and save lives. This current heatwave is expected […]

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NRA tackling flooding after deluge

NRA tackling flooding after deluge

| 25/06/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): A heavy downpour of rain over George Town on Tuesday saw the roads in and around the capital awash with water; the rain also breached the new arrivals hall of the recently renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. Traffic was snarled up in the unexpected deluge, which flooded the Humane Society and other buildings. Officials […]

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Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

Another warning of climate chaos within 30 years

| 05/06/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A new research paper published on World Environment Day warns of ‘outright chaos’ if mankind does not do something to reverse climate change. “Climate change now represents a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilisation,” according to the authors of the paper, David Spratt, a climate scientist, and Ian Dunlop, a former fossil […]

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‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As the 2019 hurricane season began at the weekend, weather in the Atlantic was largely settled, though a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bay of Campeche in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico. Although forecasters said it could become a tropical cyclone in […]

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Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

Outcome of climate change workshop a mystery

| 03/06/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Government Information Services issued a press release Friday about a recent workshop on climate change and health. The release said public and private stakeholders plan to collaborate on a “special climate change and health chapter to go into the draft National Climate Change Policy”, but gave no indication what that is or what it […]

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CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

CO2 levels hit record high in Earth’s atmosphere

| 13/05/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Scientists in Hawaii at the weekend detected the highest level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere since records began. A number of scientific journals reported the latest alarming news that the Mauna Loa Observatory, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950’s, detected 415.26 parts per million in the air Saturday. The […]

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