Caribbean
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Science

Caribbean Coral Reefs Under Siege From Aggressive Algae

An aggressive, golden-brown, crust-like alga is rapidly overgrowing shallow reefs, taking the place of coral that was damaged by extreme storms and exacerbating the damage caused by human activity

Caribbean
Energy

Bahamas - Drilling Ship Sets Sail for Bahamas

The 750-foot Stena IceMAX drill ship has sailed from the Canary Islands en route to Grand Bahama in preparation to drill an exploratory oil well off the coast of West Andros.

Caribbean
Tourism

CI - Fewer Beach Accesses Blocked

Of Cayman’s 108 registered beach-access paths, nearly a half – 55 – remain blocked to the public or have no identifying signage, according to figures supplied by the Public Lands Commission.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Barbados - Blue Economy Under Threat From Development

A local economist is urging caution in the development of the island’s blue economy resources due to the enormous damage that could result if it is not undertaken with care.

Caribbean
Waterways

Bahamas - Port Chief: Nassau Won't See Cruise Ships till 2021

The cruise lines will resume calling on The Bahamas' major ports in the 2021 first quarter, Nassau Cruise Port's top executive predicted yesterday, while warning: "We won't see anything in 2020."

Caribbean
Science

Caribbean - Elkhorn Coral Actively Fighting off Diseases on Reef

Findings showed coral has core immune response regardless of disease type

Caribbean
Property

PR - Puerto Rico Receives a 'D' Grade in Coastal Management

Surfrider Foundation looked at coastal erosion, sea level rise and planned development

Caribbean
Tourism

VI - Senate OK's Bill to Further Open Shoreline Access

V.I. lawmakers, in an effort to clarify and better enforce beach access in the territory, have advanced a bill that demonstrably opens shorelines to the public and does away with loopholes that have allowed property owners to continue restricting access.

Caribbean
Property

VI - V.I. in Desperate Need of Comprehensive Land and Water Use Plan

Inspired by a recent article about a rezoning request at Bordeaux Mountain on St. John, I felt compelled to write a letter to invite the community to take action to stop the land use and zoning disaster that has been going on in the Virgin Islands since 1972.

Caribbean
Science

Carribean - Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Wants to Build the International Space Station of the Sea

Off the coast of Curaçao, at a depth of 60 feet, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau is looking to create the world’s largest underwater research habitat

Caribbean
Advocacy

CI - Cayman Islands Activists Join Global Group for Cruise Industry Change

Community members from the Cayman Islands will join the September 2 launch of the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business-as-usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caribbean
Science

DR - To Attract Tourists, Dominican Republic Stops COVID Test and Offers Insurance

The Dominican Republic has scrapped the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for tourists arriving in the country and instead is offering them a medical insurance cover for free.

Caribbean
Waterways

Caribbean - Carnival Unaware of Its Ships Damaging Seabed

A MAJOR cruise line has said it is unaware of any issues with its ships related to allegations of seabed and marine life damage caused by vessels sheltering in Bahamian waters near the Berry Islands.

Caribbean
Tourism

Caribbean - Sargassum Continues to Swamp Environment & Economy in Caribbean Sea

For almost ten years, coastal resorts and communities in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico region have been blindsided by the problem of rotting sargassum washing up to shore, threatening ecosystems and local economies.

Caribbean
Science

Caribbean Islands Face Loss of Protection and Biodiversity as Seagrass Loses Terrain

Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seagrass.

Caribbean
Tourism

CI - Objectors Argue Hotel Offers No Benefits

Residents in Beach Bay who are fighting the development of a ten-storey hotel in their quiet residential community have argued that the project should not have been approved, not only because it breaches planning legislation but because there will be no benefit to Cayman.

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