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.
In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:
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.
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.
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:
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 Primary School held a dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, to mark the new school year.
When you are 7 or 8 years old, the school-year journey between September and June can feel as long as a generation.
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:
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.
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.
In the Sept. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report, titled “West Bay Wedding,” appeared:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.