In recent years, it may have seemed that the demise of the travel agent was imminent, with the arrival of easy online travel tools. However, travel agencies are thriving, and are experiencing a rebound, despite modern day technological advancements.
The warm climate and crystal clear, shallow waters surrounding the
Cayman Islands are ideal for coral. For those of us lucky enough to live
and vacation in this tropical paradise, we have the opportunity to
experience the wonders of the reefs firsthand, but it is important that
we understand a bit more about this amazing ecosystem.
On August 15 of this year, the Panama Canal will celebrate its 100th
year of fully operational existence, and a story that stretches back
much further. Connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, the
canal saves vessels a lengthy voyage around the southernmost tip of
There is some good news from Little Cayman regarding a small increase in the coverage of live coral. A recent paper published by Dr. Carrie Manfrino and other researchers at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute includes results of a 14 year study on corals in the Cayman Islands, which show a positive trajectory for coral assemblages in Little Cayman.
Believe it or not Christmas is right around the corner. Don’t you find it difficult sometimes to find the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Here are two suggestions for gifts that both involve planes. It just comes down to whether the lucky lad or lady will be doing the flying or not.
Indoor and outdoor venues are equally popular with the social
crowd. From East End to George Town, West Bay and even the Caribbean
Sea, there are hotspots offering a wealth of options to keep you
Enjoying a superb dive up at East End, in pristine conditions, I was
lining up my camera on a tiger grouper being cleaned by peppermint
shrimp. Patience, patience, patience…then I heard my daughter Jessica
blow a couple of loud hoots in her regulator.
The role the environment plays in our lives is an interesting one. It is complex. Looking at the recent split of portfolios the Cayman Islands Government has undertaken, in the same manner as her international counterparts when a new government comes to power, the coupling of the environment portfolio is often an uneasy bedfellow.
The Caribbean is well known for its beaches, crystal clear waters and
tropical life; hence tourism is inextricably linked to sustainability
within this region, and is becoming an increasing pressure on the
tourism development agenda.