Triple C School students stride to success

Almost 200 children took part in Triple C School’s annual Sports Day on Feb. 9. The event is a school tradition going back four generations, in which the school’s three houses, Kings, Saints and Angels, compete for bragging rights and prizes.

Community group gets new executive

At its first meeting of 2017, the Prospect Community Group has appointed six officers elected to serve on its executive committee for the coming year. The group is made up of residents from the local area who have come together on a voluntary basis to make a positive difference in the community.

National Gallery hosts Curious Catboats family day

Cayman’s quaint catboats were front and center last weekend as the National Gallery welcomed families for an afternoon of activities dedicated to the little blue watercraft. Children of all ages explored the National Gallery’s new maritime exhibitions, Upon the Seas, and Saltwater in Their Veins.

50 years ago: Undelivered telegram raises fears about overdue plane

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town provides an interesting anecdote from an era before instant overseas communications: “Great concern for the safety of the 92 passengers and 7 crew members of the Pacific Western plane on Saturday."

East End church hosts weekend youth revival

The Church of God Universal on Seaview Drive in East End will host a youth revival starting Friday and running through Sunday. The revival is designed for youth and young adults but is open to all, said Ganita Myles, the church’s youth leader for the George Town congregation.

Obituary: David Jonathan Ebanks Sr.

A celebration of the life of David Jonathan Ebanks Sr. was held at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre in North Side on Saturday, Feb. 11, with Scripture readings and his eulogy, but mostly with music performed by family members and musician friends from around the island.

School helicopter visit stirs excitement

On a quiet Bodden Town afternoon, the loud noise of a helicopter suddenly interrupts the peace; fingers point, and all eyes look to the sky as the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service chopper slows over the Bodden Town Primary School playing field and begins its descent.

KidsCARE kicks off at Bodden Town Primary

The KidsCARE team was back in action this past Monday, with the commencement of the program’s classroom sessions at Bodden Town Primary School. The volunteer-run program operating under the umbrella of Cayman Islands animal welfare charity CARE, visits schools class by class.

50 years ago: Terry-Foster wedding celebrated in Town Hall

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “There was a lovely group of relatives and well-wishers at the Town Hall in Bodden Town on Tuesday night."

Foster parenting draws interest on the Brac

Several potential foster parents from the Brac had the opportunity to meet with government officials last week to learn more about how they can help vulnerable young children.

Thanksgiving service kicks off LSHS anniversary events

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Brac’s Layman E. Scott Sr. High School held a special thanksgiving service last month. The service was held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre.

Retiring Brac carers feted at luncheon

Two long-serving elder care workers were celebrated by colleagues, management and a ministerial delegation from Grand Cayman at a retirement luncheon at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort on Feb. 9.

50 years ago: New babies for Hurlstons and Bryans

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “On Jan. 18, Mr. and Mrs. O’Neil Hurlston of Spot Bay received the gift of their first child, a son David O’Neil (8 pounds 2 ounces) at St. Louis Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Grassroots clinic brings out community

The second West Bay Grassroots animal welfare clinic at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School over the weekend was a big draw for the community. The event was organized by Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts, known as CARE.

50 years ago: Soulsville draws a crowd to Club Inferno

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included: “Soulsville ‘67 opened with a huge crowd at Club Inferno on Monday."

Fun at the forefront for new school behavioral program

Students and staff at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School last week had a kickoff party to mark the launch of a program aimed at reinforcing good behavior. The new government-backed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Framework event was attended by Education Minister Tara Rivers and other ministry representatives.

Cayman Academy delivers health message to community

During Cayman Academy's annual health week, students and staff marched to the Cancer Society to deliver a donation and then made their way through George Town to the Annex playing field for a session on drug-abuse prevention.

Students visit medical school for clinical science lessons

Forty-three students from Cayman International School now have a better idea of what the human body is all about. A field trip to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine on Feb. 10\ was part of the CIS Year 5 students’ lesson plan on learning about body systems.

St. Ignatius musicians heading to Scotland

Students in St. Ignatius Catholic School's concert and jazz bands will travel to the UK, taking in sights, as well as musical performances ranging from musical theater to opera, in London, Glasgow, the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh.

50 years ago: Thousands flock to Agriculture Show

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “A record crowd of about 2,500 attended the 1967 Agricultural Show held at the Grammar School Grounds on Ash Wednesday."
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