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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

50 years: Fire at airport; caning introduced for juvenile offenders

The edition also included a story headlined “Truman Succeeds” about Truman Bodden, founder of Cayman’s Truman Bodden Law School and former Leader of Government Business

50 years ago: Benjie Ebanks gets promoted at Rum Point Club

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included:

West Bay women’s group visits Crystal Caves

The Women’s Group of the Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church boarded a Webster’s Tours bus on Saturday and headed for North Side to visit the Cayman Crystal Caves. “I must say the caves and guides are awesome, and a must see for all who reside and visit the Cayman Islands,” said participant Eziethamae Bodden.

Northward Prison inmates spruce up Harry McCoy park

Some of the inmates of Northward Prison on Saturday took part in an outing for a public cause.

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.

Strong turnout for Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge

Dignitaries and government officials joined nearly 200 participants from the Cayman Brac community for the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.

50 years ago Prison sentence for obeah, sunglasses lost

In the Dec. 1 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, a front-page story told of an East End woman who was found guilty of practicing obeah, a type of sorcery similar to voodoo practiced in the West Indies by former West African slaves:

Students check out high-tech navigation

Students recently discovered a novel way to navigate George Town harbor.

Fish fry forges community connections

The Prospect community recently had the chance to get together and learn about emergency preparedness.

50 years ago: Burglaries thwarted thanks to a tip

“On the night of the 21st-22nd there were three break-ins in the centre of town."

Mangoes right around the corner

Known as the sweetest of Cayman’s tropical fruits, the mango is probably the best loved fruit on the islands.

50 years ago: Bad conditions spur PTA threat to close school

In the Oct. 12, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “At a recent meeting at the West Bay Primary School, the parents and teachers expressed their dissatisfaction over the way in which the school building is being treated by the public and also the deplorable condition of the toilets."

Climbing enthusiasts ‘Climb On’ in Brac

Rock Iguana, the Brac’s newest climbing company, held its official launch event, “Climb On” over the weekend, featuring a number of activities for climbers of various skill levels.The event introduced participants to a variety of the island’s climbing routes.

New Brac group sets sights on helping injured wildlife

A new group on the Brac is giving a helping hand to animals in need of a little TLC. The Brac Wildlife Rehab group which had its first official meeting on Jan. 14, has committed itself to the care of injured wildlife on the island. One of the group’s first official “patients” was an iguana known as “Iam,” which was hit by a car on Christmas Day.

50 years ago: Government asked to step up services

In the April 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “For many years now the district of Bodden Town has been neglected by Government."

Sir John A. Cumber students get growing

A group of West Bay youngsters recently had the chance to brush up on their gardening knowledge with a fun hands-on outing.

East End brings out the Christmas cheer

In East End, Christmas cheer comes in all shapes and sizes, with a healthy dose of creativity making for some fun festive sightseeing.

50 years ago: Road safety comes into question

In the July 13, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

Brac rape charge sent to Grand Court

A resident of Cayman Brac was transported to Grand Cayman last week to appear in court on a charge of rape.

Big turnout for beach fundraiser

Bodden Town’s Webster Memorial United Church took to the beach for a fundraiser last week.

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