UPDATED: Emergency airport exercise on Little Cayman canceled

Cayman Airways is advising the public, particularly residents in Little Cayman, that the airline will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise at the Edward Bodden Airfield on Little Cayman on Tuesday, April 25.

Fishing tournament has Barkers abuzz

Barkers bay was filled with campers, participants and spectators at the second annual Gressy Barkers Bay Fishing Tournament on Easter Monday, April 17.

50 years ago: Fire sweeps through Mount Pleasant

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

Cadet Corps HQ opens in George Town

The new Cayman Island Cadet Corps headquarters was officially opened at Middle Road in George Town earlier this month.

Cayman Male Voice Choir celebrates Good Friday with song

The Cayman Male Voice Choir held a Good Friday concert at the Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town.

50 years ago: Visitors come and go

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “Miss Norma Jackson of Seagas Travel Services of Kingston who arrived on the island on the 15th was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley Bodden.

Pensioners gather at Pedro St. James

More than 400 people attended a Public Service Pensions Board pensioners appreciation event at Pedro St. James last week.

50 years ago: Police opportunities open up

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appealed to young Caymanian men in search of work:

30 years in the making, Roberts family goes back to Brac

For Paul and Ann Roberts, a trip back to Cayman Brac was 30 years in the making. And for their twin daughters Kate and Laura, it was a chance to see where they spent part of the first year of their lives.

50 years ago: Electricity distribution upgrades commence

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “It is not always in the sequence of duty that a workman enjoys the privilege of implementing his own plans."

Garden Club’s show celebrates 60 years

The South Sound Community Centre was bustling with activity as exhibitors and visitors admired the beautiful creations on display at the Garden Club’s 60th anniversary flower show.

St. Ignatius students win Saxon Investment Club Challenge

A team of four students from St. Ignatius Catholic School won the eighth annual Saxon Investment Club Challenge for local high school and college students.

John Gray student wins oratorical contest

Mark Plowright, a 15-year-old student in Year 10 at John Gray High School, is the winner of Optimist Club of George Town’s Oratorical Contest.

Seniors feted at pre-Easter celebration

Cayman’s seniors from across the three islands gathered for a special pre-Easter service and open-air luncheon in Savannah on April 10.

Fishermen get a cleaning table

Bodden Town fishermen using the Coe Wood Public Beach marine channel and boating facilities now have a new table for cleaning fish.

Students gain gardening insight

A group of students from Clifton Hunter High School made a study visit to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park as part of their mini-gardens practical project last month.

50 years ago: Motor Vehicle Law changes raise issue of poor roads

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following letter took on changes to the Motor Vehicle Law impacting the eastern districts.

50 years ago: Armstrongs recognized for community service

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Leaving this week for Port Richey, Florida were the Donald Armstrongs."

Historic meeting for marine institutes

A meeting between marine research institutes from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda last month signals an alliance that has the potential to benefit the entire Caribbean region, according to the organizations.

Cruise ship pays a visit to the Brac

The MS Amadea cruise ship, sailing from Puntarenas, Costa Rica to Nassau, Bahamas through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico called in to Cayman Brac on March 30.
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