The People Time Forgot: Marshall Watler

Mr. Watler had eight children and one step-child. He had to work hard at many jobs to keep food on the table. As a young man, he sailed between Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on a banana boat.

Last weeks of school were action-packed

Students at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School enjoyed a variety of activities and events over the past few weeks in the lead-up to the end of the school year, including a careers fair, the school leaving ceremony and a volunteer appreciation event.

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: Boatswain Bay Presbyterian church welcomes new pastor

In the May 3, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

Fieldwork for iguana survey wraps up

Things appear to be looking up for Cayman’s wild blue iguana population.

Blow Holes rock piles pose a puzzle

There’s something new along the East End shore. Directly in front of the blow-holes it seems some aliens have visited and left us a message – or maybe a local artist has chosen to express their creativity in a unique way.

East End seniors dive into good health

Water therapy is doing wonders for 20 senior citizens in the East End district.

50 years ago: New street lights for George Town

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, headlined “New Street Lights in Town,” appeared: “From the sea, George Town looks like a big city."

St. Ignatius Spring Fling draws crowds

Hundreds of residents turned out for the Spring Fling festival and fundraiser at St. Ignatius High School Friday.

Students learn about war, health at special presentations

Youngsters at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently had the chance to meet two veterans at a special assembly held in recognition of Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day. At the event held on Tuesday, students heard from Captain Dale Banks, a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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."

A very special Christmas at Health City

Young Health City patients from Sierra Leone, Haiti and Fiji got a welcome Christmas treat last month thanks to a party organized by a local youth group to mark the holidays. Over 150 children’s lives have been saved through the program, which provides free surgeries for life-threatening conditions to needy children.

At back-to-school-time, Brac educator looks back on changes

As part of an ongoing project to document the Brac’s early days, Saskia Edwards of the Cayman Brac Heritage Committee recently sat down with educator Mexi-Ann Grant.

District diving having good season so far

The rough weather in recent days has brought some heavy seas and cool breezes to the waters of West Bay, making for some wild...

50 years ago: Car knocks out power

In December, 1965, West Bay was left without power for several hours after a car knocked down an electric pole.

Christmas is Hair!

Annmarie Tomlinson creates an elaborate hairstyle to mark the Christmas season in West Bay.

Bracker wins laptop in financial services quiz

A Layman E. Scott Sr. High School student is the winner a new HP laptop from Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott. Matthew Giscombe was awarded the HP laptop for scoring 100 percent in a quiz on the financial services industry during a Career Fair held in March.

Overwintering migratory birds a highlight of Mastic Trail

A walk along North Side’s Mastic Trail in January offers the opportunity to spot some of Cayman’s overwintering migratory birds, including the northern parula, American redstart, black-and-white warbler, black-throated blue warbler, ovenbird and catbird.

Coral nursery on Cayman Brac yields promising results

An unusual project taking place in the waters of the Brac is producing some encouraging results. The Cayman Brac Coral Nursery is part of an initiative that the Department of Environment started in May 2015. Permits were issued to dive shops willing to participate in the project, four on Grand Cayman, one on Little Cayman, and one on Cayman Brac, and the nurseries began in early 2016.

Brac seniors enjoy social night

Good times, good friends and plenty of reminiscing were all on the agenda at a recent seniors event on the Brac.
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