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Politicians failing on climate change, says UK’s adviser

Politicians failing on climate change, says UK’s adviser

| 16/07/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The British government’s official climate change adviser and the chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee, Lord Deben (John Gummer), has said politicians and policymakers are failing to rise to the challenge of a rapidly warming planet. Pointing to the mounting evidence and trends, fr [...]

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Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

Hurricane forms days after experts review forecast

| 06/07/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Just days after the hurricane experts at Colorado State University revised down their predictions for this hurricane season in the Atlantic, the first one swirled into existence 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the early hours of Friday morning. Hurricane Beryl is moving w [...]

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UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

| 05/07/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The British government has revealed a range of new measures to make sure its Caribbean territories have the support they need if there is a repeat of the devastating hurricanes that hit the region last year. The additional measures include the full seasonal deployment of the Royal Navy vessel [...]

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New forecast calls for quieter storm season

New forecast calls for quieter storm season

| 05/07/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Just one month into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, experts from Colorado State University have reassessed their seasonal predictions downwards and are now calling for a lot less storm action in our region over the next five months. In its July update, the team, led by Philip Klotzbach, s [...]

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Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

| 21/06/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Television weathermen around the world united on Thursday, the summer solstice, to raise awareness about climate change by wearing matching ties. Dozens of TV weather gurus are wearing the specially designed blue to red striped tie for their on-air segments as part of the campaign Meteorolog [...]

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Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

| 14/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The politics of the UK imposing beneficial ownership registers on the territories and the constitutional fallout has been dominating Premier Alden McLaughlin’s visit to the UK this week but the matter of hurricane preparedness has also been high on the agenda. Given that some of the Bri [...]

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Premier urges Cayman to remember lessons of season

Premier urges Cayman to remember lessons of season

| 05/06/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): With the hurricane season underway and forecasters calling for an average season, not unlike last year, Premier Alden McLaughlin urged Cayman Islands residents to keep in mind the many lessons learned over the years, as major storms wreaked havoc in our sister British Overseas Territories l [...]

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Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

| 01/06/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): As the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins, experts are predicting an “average” number of storms this year, which means around 14 in total, with the recent Sub-tropical Storm Alberto thrown into the mix. In the update from Colorado State University, the forecasters have d [...]

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Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

| 28/05/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): More heavy rain is expected in Cayman during the early part of this week, local forecasters have said. Although Sub-tropical Storm Alberto has moved on and is heading towards the Florida Panhandle, the system is still influencing local weather conditions. Thunderstorms causing more localised [...]

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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 18 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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