North Side council plans new public beach

A new public beach in Old Man Bay is one of the priority projects for the recently elected executive committee of the North Side District Council.

50 years ago: Young North Siders join church fellowship

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

Irma evacuees, volunteers spruce up old Savannah school

A 77-year-old symbol of early school days and monument to its many graduates got a fresh coat of white paint from caring hands in the community last Friday.

Bank volunteers clean up Coe Wood Beach

Ninety volunteers from Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and their family members removed 63 bags of trash weighing more than 680 pounds from Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town over the weekend.

50 years ago: Teacher returns to Bodden Town Primary School

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote in her weekly column:

50 years ago: ‘2 tons of explosives go off unexpectedly,’ shaking island

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “2 tons of explosives go off unexpectedly,” appeared on the front page:

Sir John A. Cumber celebrates new school year with prayers

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School held a dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, to mark the new school year.

Savannah Primary students plant literary ‘time capsule’

When you are 7 or 8 years old, the school-year journey between September and June can feel as long as a generation.

50 years ago: Hurricane Beulah to pass south of Cayman

In the Sept. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, as residents of the Cayman Islands anxiously eyed Hurricane Beulah, the following article titled “Storm Heads West” appeared on the front page:

Two trucks of garbage removed from West Bay beach

On the same day that Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba, bringing high seas and winds to Cayman, the Cayman International School community gathered on a West Bay beach to take part in a cleanup.

Students hold coin drive to help Houston school

The students and staff of Wesleyan Christian Academy are holding a “Help for Houston” coin drive to help repair a school in the Texas city that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

50 years ago: Parsons-Ebanks wedding held in West Bay

In the Sept. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report, titled “West Bay Wedding,” appeared:
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Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette turns art into community with ‘Just Long Celia’

Drums sound. Bodies sway to the rhythm. The typically quiet upstairs space of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in George Town seems to come to life with color and sound.

George Town Primary dresses up for literacy

Spider-Man, Flash Gordon and Supergirl were among the superheros who made an appearance at George Town Primary School Friday.Spider-Man, Flash Gordon and Supergirl were among the superheros who made an appearance at George Town Primary School Friday.

Neighborhood crime watch touted for Bodden Town area

Residents in the Mijall Road and Monument Road area of Bodden Town met with police Tuesday night to discuss setting up a neighborhood crime watch. The meeting of residents, community members and police was prompted by a spike in burglaries in the area.

50 years ago: Radio station considered; professor visits mosquito unit

In the Aug. 23, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “Radio Station – Engineering Survey” appeared:

Little Cayman residents save sea turtle trapped under porch

Two Little Cayman residents dug an adult female sea turtle from underneath the deck of a home last week when it became apparent the turtle could not free itself.

50 years ago: First storm of the hurricane season forms

In the Sept. 6, 1967 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, a story titled “Season’s first storm,” about Tropical Storm Arlene, appeared on the front page. Fifty years later, the first named storm of 2017 was also called Arlene, but appeared much earlier in the year – in April. There were eight named storms in 1967, the last being Heidi.

Musician Hinton Conolly celebrates 80th birthday

Cayman Brac has produced a number of fine musicians over the years, including the Martin brothers, consisting of Edlee, Conrad, Andy and Gary; Percy Whorms; Vernon Smith; Burman, Raymond and Eddie Scott; the Brac Beach Boys; and Quincy Brown. Then there’s Hinton Conolly, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Obituary: Family, friends mourn loss of Julene Banks

The following is an abridged version of the life story of Julene Banks, who passed away on Aug. 20. The story was read at her funeral service. Julene Doris Banks was born on Dec. 2, 1958, to Inez DaCosta, nee Jackson, and Wilbur DaCosta, who lived in West Bay.
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