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VI - Superior Court Rules in Favor of Summer’s End Marina

A Superior Court judge’s ruling removed one legal hurdle for the developers of a mega-yacht marina in Coral Bay on St. John.

Caribbean
Aquaculture

Int'l - First offshore seaweed farm established in US tropical waters

The first seaweed farm in US tropical waters has been installed in Puerto Rico, in a bid to support large-scale production of algal biomass for biofuels and other valuable bioproducts.

Caribbean
Aquaculture

B.C. - Coastal First Nation gets a taste of success with seaweed

A small First Nation on the coast in B.C. is starting to reap the rewards of taking a risk on seaweed farming.

Caribbean
Property

Caymen Isl - Dot Com millionaire gets green light for apartments

(CNS): Frank Schilling, the former owner of Uniregistry, the domain name company that made him his fortune, has been given approval to build a luxury apartment development on the north coast of West Bay, off Sand Hole Road.

Caribbean
Tourism

Mexico - Caribbean coast at "imminent risk" of lockdown

The governor of Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast said Thursday his state is at “imminent risk” of returning to lockdown as coronavirus cases there rose steadily.

Caribbean
Tourism

USVA - Army Corps taking public comment on "The Bebop" until May 26

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment on “The Bebop,” a proposed 120-foot-long floating bar and restaurant the owner wants to moor in Pillsbury Sound, between Mingo and Grass cays.

Caribbean
Science

Belize - Storm Ridden Coral System Restored by a Radical 10-Year Restoration Project

The country's majestic corals were destroyed when Hurricane Iris struck southern Belize in 2001. Fortunately, the coral reef was brought back to life after a ten-year restoration project.

Caribbean
Science

PR - Grad student navigating water flows and algae woes

Growing up in Gainesville and gliding through Florida’s rivers as a kayak guide, Kacy Rodriguez has always been drawn to water. Spending the summers exploring the lush rainforests of El Yunque National Forest in the mountains of Puerto Rico and swimming in Mosquito Bay, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, only strengthened that affinity.

Caribbean
Tourism

Caribbean - Brown tide of sargassum threatens Caribbean tourist beaches

Massive brown mats of macro-algae invade diverse region dependent on tourism, natural resources

Caribbean
Local

USVI - Opinion: The St. John Coastal Zone – Who is in charge?

The St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee is composed of members who all live on St. John and are tasked with the responsibility of making decisions regarding major uses of St. John’s coastal resources.

Caribbean
Tourism

USVI - Yachts are visiting in record numbers this season. Will it last?

Virgin Islanders may have been rubbing their eyes in disbelief at the sight of yachts along territory waterfronts.

Caribbean
Engineering

Cuba accesses US$23.9 million grant from Green Climate Fund for coastal resilience project

UNDP-supported ‘Mi Costa’ project will build climate resilience for over 440,000 Cubans through nature-based approaches

Caribbean
Tourism

CI - Dart's new town threatens beach access

Local activists have raised concerns that around ten beach access points that have been used by Caymanians for generations will be lost if Dart gets approval for a 157-acre planned area development (PAD) located astride the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between Salt Creek, Yacht Club, Vista Del Mar and Governor’s Harbour.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Caribbean - Earth Today | Scientist insists on enhanced investment in coastal ecosystems

With Jamaica and the Caribbean still under the weight of climate change threats, despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the case was recently made for a scale up of investment in holistic coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs.

Caribbean
Science

World - Study: Bahamas Were Settled Earlier Than Believed

Humans were present in Florida by 14,000 years ago, and until recently, it was believed the Bahamas – located only a few miles away – were not colonized until about 1,000 years ago.

Caribbean
Engineering

Cuba recovers beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic

The decrease in people in the beach resorts has made it possible to carry out work with large machinery and dumping of sand on beaches of important tourist destinations such as Varadero, declared the director of the Commercial Division of Coastal Engineering of the company Inversiones Gamma S.A., Ernesto Tristá.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Jamaica - Progress Being Made In Mangrove Restoration

Progress is being made in wetland forest (mangrove) restoration locally, says University of the West Indies (UWI) Marine Biologist, Dr. Camilo Trench.

Caribbean
Waterways

Caribbean - OECS Member States to Validate Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans

CASTRIES, St Lucia — High-level policymakers and technical experts from five OECS Member States will later this month review and validate Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans for their respective countries.

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