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Hurricane shelters

If your home is not in a safe place or not adequately hurricane proof, your best bet is to head to family and friends, or failing that, one of the hurricane shelters listed below. Prior to the start of hurricane season make sure you familiarise yourself with your closest shelter …

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Hurricanes of the past

Hurricane Paloma (Nov. 8, 2008) Hurricane Paloma hit Cayman Brac and Little Cayman with 140 mph winds resulting in extensive property damage, some injuries, but no deaths. Hurricane Ivan (Sept. 11-12, 2004) Hurricane Ivan tracked just to the south of Grand Cayman with winds of 155 mph. Storm surge was …

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Pantry foods to keep you nourished

Eating healthy food is just as important following a hurricane. Eating the wrong foods, such as gorging on high-sugar and high-sodium foods can lead to mood swings and an increased risk of high blood pressure. Choosing the right foods will help keep your blood sugars stable and help you think …

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Prepare your disaster kit

Don’t be blown away this hurricane season. With few hurricanes over the past years, it’s easy to become complacent. Ensuring you have a disaster kit is extremely important during hurricane season. Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on hand, well before a hurricane threatens. At least …

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Protecting your home

It’s important to prepare your home for the worst case scenario during hurricane season. There’s no way in which to make a home 100 percent hurricane proof, but you can do a number of things to give your home a fighting chance at weathering the storm. Windows It is essential …

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The local picture

By John Tibbetts, director general, Cayman Islands National Weather Service As we approach the 2017 hurricane season we take note of the very unusual period of heavy showers in the month of April and the presence of Post-Tropical Cyclone Arlene in a month that rarely experiences such systems. We are …

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US gets hit by storms often

America has had its fair share of hurricanes in recent history Name: Hurricane Sandy Date: Oct. 22-29, 2012 Strength: Category 3 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 2. Hit New Jersey as a Post-Tropical Cyclone. Path: included Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, New Jersey and New York coastlines. Damage: $50 …

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When to act and how to prepare

At the Watch Phase 48 hours or less before the onset of a tropical storm Board up all windows with shutters. Check batteries and stock up on canned food, cash, flashlights, garbage bags, toilet paper, first aid kit medical supplies. Ensure that your battery operated radio is working. Store a …

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UPDATED: Caymanians reveal horror after terror attacks

  By Ron Shillingford and Paul Kennedy [email protected], [email protected] A former model from Cayman who was celebrating her birthday in London, United Kingdom, at the weekend has spoken of the horror after a terror attack left seven people dead. Shaneika Bodden was in the U.K’s capital on Saturday for her …

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Bush explains his strategy

McKeeva Bush has issued a statement on why the Cayman Democratic Party has joined with the People’s Progressive Movement and a selected number of Independents to form what they call a Government of National Unity. “The negotiation to arrive at this position was very difficult, took several diversions, but in …

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UK stint great for Cayman trio

    By Ron Shillingford [email protected] An inconspicuous-looking sports shop in suburban Eltham, south London is a long way from Grand Cayman but it has been the workplace of two of Cayman’s most talented fighters for the last six weeks. Thousands of miles from their West Bay homes, Dariel Ebanks …

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Child Month event empowers teens

More than 80 teenagers, including a contingent from Cayman Brac, attended the first-ever Youth Empowerment Conference #IAM2K17 on Friday, May 26. The six-hour event, staged by the Department of Children and Family Services at the Family Life Centre, was held in partnership with the National Youth Commission. Other agencies included …

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John Gray kids excel in US contest

By Lindsey Turnbull Four students from John Gray High School have come away with some impressive results in an American competition held in May, geared towards promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in the classroom. The programme, called SeaPerch, requires students to build their own underwater remotely operated vehicle …

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Suckoo explains what went on

Alva Suckoo, MLA for Newlands, has issued a statement to explain the position of the Independents in all the uncertainty after the election on May 24 before the government was formed on Monday. “We the duly elected Independent candidates wish to set the record straight,” Mr Suckoo said. He explained …

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What a-gwaan in Jamaica? We went to find out…..

By Joanna Lewis [email protected] Home of reggae music, coffee, jerk, and Usain Bolt, near neighbour Jamaica offers a fabulous feast for the senses. Trench Town For reggae lovers, a visit to Bob Marley’s homeland is a must. Marley died on May 11, 1981, but more than 30 years later and …

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