Wellness Centre opens clinic in Cayman Brac

The Wellness Centre is expanding its mental health services in the Sister Islands with a clinic in Cayman Brac. The office will share space with the Neurology Pain Management Clinic in the Holland Building on Gerard Smith Avenue.

Professor sheds light on plant biology

Dr. Martina Königer, adjunct assistant professor of biological sciences at Wellesley College in the U.S. spoke on Monday at the Southern Cross Club as a guest lecturer in a recurring Reef Lecture Series, organized by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Brackers come out to welcome new ambulance

Cayman Brac politicians, residents and hospital staff on Monday welcomed a new ambulance at Faith Hospital.

50 years ago: Commonwealth delegates visit Brac

Lilian Ritch, the Sister Islands correspondent for The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, wrote the following article titled “Visit of CPA delegates to Cayman Brac,” in the May 24, 1967 edition:

Signs of spring emerge at Cayman Turtle Centre

A rare orchid is in bloom and a breeding pair of parrots have produced their first egg at the Cayman Turtle Centre.

Volunteers clean up Boatswains Bay Cemetery

Three volunteers headed to Boatswains Bay Cemetery at 7 a.m. Monday, May 15, the Discovery Day holiday, to clean up the West Bay graveyard.

West Bay church celebrates Mother’s Day

Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church celebrated Mother’s Day this month, with all Sunday school teachers who are also mothers receiving gifts.

Proud of Them: George Towners Jonathan Christian, Chambria Dalhouse honored

Jonathan Christian, 25 and Chambria Dalhouse, 16, are two of this year’s Proud of Them awardees hailing from George Town.

Children’s ward gets $4K from Just for Kids

A recent Walk-For-A-Cause-Thon raised $4,000 for the Cayman Islands Hospital’s children’s ward.

50 years ago: Hurricane Hunter visits Cayman

Last month, storm trackers on board a U.S. Air Force WC-130J Hurricane Hunter flew into Owen Roberts International Airport on their public awareness tour ahead of the Caribbean’s hurricane season.

Alexander Hotel falls into disrepair

Almost concealed by rampant undergrowth, the Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac, remains closed “until further notice.” The hotel closed its doors in summer 2014 amid a row with government over a foul-smelling pond, which owner Cleveland Dilbert said was driving away guests.

Brac pool construction under way

Work has commenced on a new 25-meter swimming pool on Cayman Brac as progress on the island’s national sports center continues. Bulldozers were excavating the site for the pool, next to the football field and running track on top of the bluff this month. Harold “Mitchum” Sanford, sports coordinator for the Brac, said it is the latest investment in improving sports facilities for the island’s 1,500 residents.

Bodden Towners celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fun in Bodden Town over the long Discovery Day holiday weekend. Ladies in the district enjoyed hat parades, crab and crawfish boils, beach outings and church services, while others spent quality time bonding with their children at home.

Recliners donated to Faith Hospital

The Cayman Brac Veterans and Seamen’s Society has donated two recliners to Faith Hospital.

Family Fun Day on Little Cayman

Activities to mark Child Month continued Saturday on Little Cayman with a poolside Family Fun Day hosted by the Department of Children and Family Services at the Pirates Point resort.

50 years ago: History of Brac’s Beach Boys revealed

In the May 17 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Sister Islands news included:

Rescue dogs return for second Rum Tails

Cayman’s rescue dogs strutted their talent Saturday afternoon, competing for treats and accolades at the second annual Rum Tails Dog Show.

50 years ago: Lots of socializing during Commonwealth conference

In the May 17, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

Career volunteers inspire students

Guest speakers from Cayman’s workforce shared firsthand knowledge and personal experiences pertaining to their careers with students at East End Primary School this month.

Seniors enjoy day of culture

A silver thatch necktie with conch shell tie clip, old-time stories, plantain trash beds and an old Singer sewing machine offered a step back in time for many elders attending a cultural day at the East End Civic Centre this week.
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