Caribbean
Caribbean
Property

CYM - Editorial: The chance to build a better Cayman

It is easy to throw uplifting quotes at a crisis, telling people that, if only they look hard enough, there will be an opportunity hidden somewhere.

Caribbean
Tourism

Cuba - New Cuban tourism system to isolate visitors from population

HAVANA (AP) — With the coronavirus waning in Cuba, the government plans to restart its tourism industry by sending visitors to five narrow islands that will offer all-inclusive vacations and keep foreigners isolated from the rest of the nation.

Caribbean
Science

USVI - Lethal Coral Disease Spreads from St. Thomas to St. John

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news as it takes its toll on human life. Now, some marine biologists in Florida and the Caribbean are also concerned about another epidemic – one that’s raging under the sea.

Caribbean
Energy

PR - Puerto Rico Hit With Water Rationing Amid Severe Drought

Puerto Rico’s government announced water rationing measures on Friday as 26% of the U.S. territory faces a severe drought amid the pandemic.

Caribbean
Local

USVI / PR - Record plume of Sahara Desert dust reduces visibility in Puerto Rico, aims at Southeast U.S.

A nearly 4,000-mile-long plume of thick dust from the Sahara Desert has arrived in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico, inland from Texas to the lower Mississippi River Valley, before reaching Washington early next week.

Caribbean
Federal

Trinadad and Tobago - Living with nature

AROUND TT, there are Caribbean and Atlantic coasts. Our islands’ location along the edge of the South American shelf also provides exceptionally rich and diverse flora and fauna. Within the boundaries of our relatively small islands, the landscapes support wetlands, rainforests, savannahs, rivers and over 500 km of coasts. Our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extends over an area which is 15 times the combined land mass (approximately 5000 km2 of land).

Coastwide
Federal

USA - NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Base In Central Florida Hit With COVID-19

The Aircraft Operations Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane hunter base in Lakeland was closed for additional cleaning earlier this month after five employees tested positive for COVID-10.

Caribbean
Advocacy

USVI - Four-part Op-Ed Series on the Structural Issues Facing the U.S. Virgin Islands,

A four-part series of OP-EDs by Lloyd Gardner about the larger structural issues facing the Virgin Islands, with the aim of spurring more public conversation and mobilizing the community around agreed solutions.

Southeast
Science

FL - New study: Bacteria associated with deadly coral disease on Florida's coral reef

New research on stony coral tissue loss disease reveals similar “bacterial signatures” among sick corals and nearby water and sediments for the first time. Results hint at how this deadly disease might spread, and which bacteria are associated with it, on Florida’s Coral Reef.

Caribbean
Tourism

Antigua - After a brief snag, work forges ahead on new cruise pier

Construction of the new cruise pier in St. John's, Antigua, is moving full speed ahead after brief delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Caribbean
Tourism

Caribbean Comeback - A guide to when travelers can return to the islands

Following months of lockdowns, curfews and closed borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sunny Caribbean is readying to welcome back tourists. As restrictions, rules and regulations give way to new health and safety protocols, several islands are reopening their borders to travel from the U.S. while others take a wait-and-see approach.

Caribbean
Tourism

Bahamas - Nation soon to reopen for tourism after Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19

Just nine months after monster Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, ravaging infrastructure and wounding the country financially, the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down the country’s top business.

Southeast
Federal

Lessening water quality problems caused by hurricane-related flooding

June 1 is the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and with 2020 predicted to be particularly active, residents in coastal regions are keeping watchful eyes on the weather. Flooding is often the most damaging effect of tropical storms, and it can disproportionately affect vulnerable people and ecosystems. Now, in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, researchers study water quality impacts of two recent hurricanes in North Carolina and suggest interventions to protect susceptible areas.

Caribbean
Local

USVI - Three Part Series on St. Johnians’ (US Virgin Islands) views on the future of development on their home island.

The Source, St. John’ US Virgin Island recently ran a three part series on St. Johnians’ views on the future of development on their home island. Here is the entire series.

Caribbean
Science

International - Scientists Explore Coral Reef Damage From Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Researchers who had made maps of 70 coral reefs in the bahamas prior to Hurricane Dorian, have gone out to survey 26 of those reefs post Dorian.

Southeast
Federal

FL - Hurricane Season Collides With Pandemic As Communities Plan For Dual Emergencies

Robin Rokobauer doesn't like to chance it. When there's a hurricane, she almost always evacuates.

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