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Women push toward more inclusive shipping industry

In jurisdictions like the Cayman Islands, where seafaring laid an economic foundation, attracting and retaining a diversity of young professionals in the maritime industry is about reclaiming heritage.

Murder-suicide determined in deaths of Cayman residents

California investigators have determined that the July deaths of Cayman Islands residents Yvonne Blanco, 69, and husband Keith Henderman, 74, were the result of a murder-suicide orchestrated by Henderman.

For sea turtles and sargassum, the relationship is complicated

At sea, sargassum provides vital shelter for a variety of species. Young turtle hatchlings even hitch rides on these floating mats, as they venture into the open ocean. But when the algae comes ashore in significant quantities, this beneficial relationship is betrayed.

Sargassum fertiliser offers alternative for organic agriculture

When Johanan Dujon began harvesting sargassum in Saint Lucia in 2014, he collected 1,500 pounds of the seaweed. This year, with his company Algas Organics, he is on track to harvest 1 million pounds.

Sargassum houses turn seaweed invasion into economic opportunity

Inspired by memories of his grandparents’ adobe house, a periodic place of refuge, Omar Vazquez developed a low-cost alternative to cement, using a substance that has invaded Caribbean shores in recent years – sargassum seaweed.

To protect tourist economy, resorts invest in seaweed-control business

To protect the paradisiac image of Caribbean beaches, sargassum control has risen as another pillar of the region’s tourist industry – and in Mexico, securing sargassum-control contracts has become competitive.

Eat it to beat it: Sargassum seaweed, baked, boiled and fried

Mats of sargassum seaweed are a treasure trove of surprises. A natural habitat for small marine life, sargassum offers food and shelter to shrimp,...

Mexican Caribbean entangled in seaweed invasion

It’s a hot summer day in Tulum, Mexico. The sun shines down on the white powder sand and tourists fill beach chairs along the...

A regional menace

Sargassum invasions have affected more places than the Cayman Islands. From health concerns in Martinique to reports of a national emergency in Barbados and...

Nearly one ton of plastics cleared from Brac beaches

Try to visualise 1,857 pounds of trash – enough to fill 87 tall kitchen trash bags.

Art as service: Bodden Town illustrator creates a storybook world

By day, Michelle Bryan is a corporate administrator. By night, she creates fanciful illustrations that harken back to childhood.

Breast cancer warriors show strength in numbers

Sarah, Duchess of York implored Cayman’s community to embrace the three Cs - communication, compromise and compassion – to overcome the immense challenges posed by breast cancer.

Sargassum mapping empowers tourists

A less-than-postcard-perfect vacation to the Caribbean in 2013 resulted in one of the region’s most utilised tools for monitoring seaweed conditions on popular tourist beaches.

Island leaders call for international cohesion to fight climate change threats

Leaders of small island states gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday to demand the full attention and commitment of the international community in combatting the potential devastation of climate change to coastal communities.

Caribbean leaders identify debt, climate as regional impediments

NEW YORK – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness pointed to natural disasters and high debt burdens as significant barriers to Caribbean development on Wednesday during remarks before the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Small island states offering lessons in climate change

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica hopes to become a laboratory of sorts for climate resilience.

UN Climate Action Summit rejects talk, demands plans

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened Monday’s Climate Action Summit with a call to action: “The climate crisis comes from us and the solutions must come from us.”

Climate change impacts on small islands on UN agenda

Small island states like Cayman rank among the world’s most vulnerable in climate change projections.

Generations of gamers unite for two-day convention

Video games are not just child’s play any more. One of the first popular gaming consoles, the Atari 2600, is more than 40 years old and its original fans are well into adulthood.

Tropical wave nears Cayman with rainshowers

Cayman Islands residents should monitor a tropical wave projected to approach the islands in coming days.
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