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CARIB - Why We Need to Stop Thinking of the Caribbean as a Tourist 'Paradise'

The myth of paradise has turned the region into a space open to invasion by the highest bidder

Caribbean
Tourism

Jamaica - Editorial | Tackling the sargassum menace

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.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Caribbean - Barbados Seeks to Lead in Protecting Coastal Waters and the High Seas

Minister of maritime affairs discusses critical importance of ocean conservation to island nations and economies

Caribbean
Science

USVI - Divers Explore Historic Shipwreck in Coral Bay Harbor

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.

Caribbean
Science

Bahamas - Latest study on Tiger Sharks reveals how baited dive tourism influences behavior

Scientists have discovered that tiger sharks, formerly assumed to be solitary wandering species, are sociable creatures with preferences for one another.

Caribbean
Property

Caribbean - Cayman for sale? Opinion divided over open property market

When a home goes on sale in the Cayman Islands, there are potentially 8 billion people eligible to buy it.

Caribbean
Property

Caribbean - DoE directs planning authority to reject Boggy Sand cabana/seawall plan

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.

Caribbean
Property

MEX - KCC Estimates Insured Loss From Hurricane Grace: $300M in Mexico, $30M in Caribbean

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.

Caribbean
Engineering

Caribbean - New Seven Mile Beach wall already in ocean - Cayman Islands Headline News

(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.

Caribbean
Engineering

Caribbean - Cuba, a Small Island Nation Seeking to Manage Its Vulnerability

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

Caribbean
Engineering

Caribbean - Report outlines climate change risk to Bermuda and other overseas territories

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.

Caribbean
Local

Caribbean - Opportunities Abound in the Blue Economy

Call for Puerto Rico and the USVI to lead the way in the Caribbean

Caribbean
Tourism

USVI - Here It Comes Again – Sargassum Stretches Across the V.I. Shoreline

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.

Caribbean
Engineering

Carib - Fears about 7MB rise as more beach erodes - Cayman Islands Headline News

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.

Caribbean
Science

Carib - What’s killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize

Study of Belize Barrier Reef Shows Nitrogen Enrichment from Land-based Sources Doubled in Four Decades

Caribbean
Science

FL - What’s driving the huge blooms of brown seaweed piling up on Florida and Caribbean beaches?

Stephen P. Leatherman, FIU professor of coastal science wrote this piece, republished from The Conversation.

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