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No more Alpha storms: Greek alphabet retired

Last year's hurricane season, the busiest on record, was only the second time the Greek alphabet was used to name storms as the standard list of names had been exhausted by mid-September. It will also be the last year this happens.

Post-Dorian Bahamas reexamines climate-resilient tourism

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis describes Hurricane Dorian as a watershed moment for the Commonwealth nation. There is The Bahamas that existed before September 2019, and the nation now, fully aware of its vulnerability to climate change as a developing island state.

Year in review: Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc in Bahamas

Cayman may have escaped the 2019 storm season without a major scare, but the destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas provided a chastening wake-up call to the region.

Red Cross Bahamas relief contributions cross US$300k

The Cayman Islands Red Cross said it has raised more than US$300,000 towards relief efforts in the hurricane-ravaged islands in the Bahamas. The island chain was pummelled by Hurricane Dorian in early September. At least 50 people were killed and thousands were left homeless following the passage of the Category 5 storm.

CUC dispatches team to Bahamas

Seven local power line technicians and technician helpers have joined teams on the ground in the Bahamas assisting with hurricane relief efforts. The men, all employees of the Caribbean Utilities Company’s Transmission and Distribution Operations department, left for the Abaco Islands on Friday.

Brewery donates $18K for Dorian relief efforts

The Cayman Islands Brewery has raised $18,000 for those affected by Hurricane Dorian last month. The funds will be donated to the charity World Central Kitchen.

‘Unimaginable’ storm damage

When registered nurse Riley Ondoy touched down in the Bahamas, his 20 years of training prepared him to help those impacted by hurricane Dorian,...

Cruise ships return to eastern Caribbean

Cruise lines that once rerouted their ships to Cayman in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria are now returning to their original calls.

After Dorian, could we be next?

The onslaught of disastrous storms to hit the region in the last few years aligns with the hypothesis of climate scientists that warming oceans are likely to fuel more destructive hurricanes.

Stronger, slower storms linked to climate change

While the link between climate change and hurricane intensity is not yet ‘settled science’, weather experts say there is evidence that the phenomenon will lead to stronger, slower storms in future.

Cayman deploys second medical team to Bahamas

A six-member medical team has left for the Bahamas to continue Cayman’s hurricane-relief efforts.

PwC donates $375,000 to Bahamas relief efforts

PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC US Charitable Foundation have donated US$375,000 to the disaster relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

Dorian survivor finds hope through face painting

A routine trip back home to Bahamas quickly turned into a nightmare for 29‑year-old Cayman Islands resident Lateishea Cooper as she and her family faced the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

Cayman nurses help Bahamas hurricane victims

A team of six Cayman nurses is on the ground in the Bahamas assisting in disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

On heels of Dorian, homeowners urged to update insurance policies

Homeowners should regularly update their home insurance policies to ensure they are adequately covered should a hurricane or other natural disaster strike, according to Island Heritage Insurance Company Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer Evelyn Tibbetts-Farrar.

EY donates to hurricane relief

EY has donated $200,000 to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands will donate $100,000, with EY Americas matching that figure, to the Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA).

Hurricane team building in action

In times of hurricane destruction and devastation like the aftermath of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, we must as a global community rally and support all who are affected by this tragic event … And we are.

Medical supplies donated to Bahamas

The Cayman Islands’ three local hospitals have donated more than 4,000 pounds of medical supplies to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Letter: Thank you, Cayman

Please permit us the use of your editorial column to express our profound gratitude to the Cayman community as a whole for the generous outpouring of initiatives and donations for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

Air crew: Dorian’s devastation ‘50 times worse’ than Irma

Cayman’s RCIPS air crew returned from their week-long humanitarian mission to hurricane-hit Bahamas Thursday with harrowing first-hand accounts of the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Cayman’s hospitals prepare medical supplies for Bahamas

Cayman’s medical community banded together on Thursday to prepare a shipment of supplies for the storm-ravaged people of the Bahamas. Representatives of the Health Services Authority, CTMH Doctors Hospital and Health City Cayman Islands all contributed to the effort to send supplies.

Artwork fundraiser set for hurricane-hit Bahamas

Art Nest Creative Studio will host a ‘Paint and Sip’ fundraiser on Monday, 16 Sept., to raise funds for the Bahamas following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian.

Cayman cops in the thick of Bahamas aid mission

A Cayman police air crew is helping evacuate victims and deliver supplies to some of the worst-hit areas of the Bahamas in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Dorian.

Police helicopter deployed to Bahamas

The Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter took off for the Bahamas on Thursday to help in the relief effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane season heats up across Atlantic

Three named storms were brewing in Atlantic waters as of Wednesday afternoon. None of the systems were projected to impact the Cayman Islands.

Red Cross: Despite best intentions, some donations cause more harm than good

As the push to aid in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts continues, entities such as the Cayman Islands Red Cross and Hazard Management Cayman Islands are asking the question: what if your donations do more harm than good?

Sea Shepherd boat crew gets ready to help in Bahamas

The M/V John Paul DeJoria is in George Town harbour aiming to soon begin assisting those in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Relief effort begins in earnest for Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas Tuesday after lingering in the area since Sunday night, and several of the country’s regional neighbours have begun putting together donations to support its recovery.

‘Total devastation’: Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands.

Cayman readies relief effort in wake of Hurricane Dorian

Even as Hurricane Dorian continued to wreak havoc in the Bahamas Monday, relief efforts were already getting under way.

Cayman Airways waives change fees as Dorian bears down on Florida

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Dorian, Cayman Airways will be waiving change fees and fare differences for passengers who cancel or postpone their flight reservations for travel between the Cayman Islands and Miami and Tampa, the airline announced Wednesday.

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