The myth of paradise has turned the region into a space open to invasion by the highest bidder
Those who feel that sargassum weed is nature’s curse being dumped on beaches across the Caribbean, may be comforted by new research which is touting this weed as a potential energy source.
Minister of maritime affairs discusses critical importance of ocean conservation to island nations and economies
ByLiz Karan, Pew
In mid-July, a team of divers from several organizations took to the murky waters of Coral Bay harbor to confirm what several local divers have quietly alleged for a long time: the existence of a partially buried ship dating back to the early 1700s that could prove to have great historical significance.
Scientists have discovered that tiger sharks, formerly assumed to be solitary wandering species, are sociable creatures with preferences for one another.
When a home goes on sale in the Cayman Islands, there are potentially 8 billion people eligible to buy it.
The Department of Environment is directing the Central Planning Authority to reject plans for the demolition and replacement of a cabana and seawall on Boggy Sand Road in West Bay.
Catastrophe modeling firm the Karen Clark & Company (KCC) estimates that the insured loss to onshore properties from Hurricane Grace will be around $330 million—$300 million in Mexico and $30 million in the Caribbean.
(CNS): The sea wall project at Regal Beach Club condos on Seven Mile Beach, which has been causing a stir on social media as construction materials continue to fall into the sea, is an example of how efforts to address the beach erosion on Cayman’s famous but now dwindling stretch of beach can make things worse.
HAVANA, Aug 25 2021 (IPS) - Cuba, already beset by hurricanes, floods, droughts that deplete its main water sources, among other natural disasters, has seen its socioeconomic difficulties, similar to those faced by other Caribbean island nations, aggravated by the COVID-19 pand
Sea-level rise and more frequent and intense weather events pose the greatest climate change threat to Bermuda and the other British Overseas Territories, according to a new report.
Call for Puerto Rico and the USVI to lead the way in the Caribbean
Between the pandemic and predictions of an active hurricane season, island residents may find little energy left to worry about another problem that has been mounting over the past summer: what to do with the masses of sargassum washing onto some shorelines and decomposing there, releasing a sulfurous stench.
The worsening erosion of the southern end of Seven Mile Beach is fuelling further public concern about the future of Cayman’s world famous beach and this critical tourism attraction.
Study of Belize Barrier Reef Shows Nitrogen Enrichment from Land-based Sources Doubled in Four Decades
Stephen P. Leatherman, FIU professor of coastal science wrote this piece, republished from The Conversation.