BODDEN TOWN

Coco Fest draws hundreds to Pedro

Pedro St. James’s well-attended Coco Fest 2017 was all about coconuts gone wild. “It was a success last year and a bigger success this year,” said Debbie Bodden, Pedro’s operations manager.

EAST END AND NORTH SIDE

East End students learn about pet care

Youngsters in East End got an entertaining introduction to pet care and animal welfare this week. On Monday, Feb. 20, the KidsCare team was invited to speak at East End Primary School’s assembly. KidsCare’s visits, which include weekly class visits to a number of primary schools on island, introduce children to the “five freedoms” of animal welfare.

GEORGE TOWN

Adventist Youth forum installs 16 new leaders

More than 500 people attended the Youth Federation of the Adventist Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ ceremony at Kings Church on Feb. 4, when new youth leaders were installed.

LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN BRAC

Child abuse prevention talk draws interest

A talk on preventing child abuse in sports drew an interested Brac audience earlier this month keen to learn more about this important issue. A delegation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports traveled to Cayman Brac to kick off the first in a series of child abuse prevention training sessions.

WEST BAY

West Bay designer’s Batabano costumes have Cayman flair

West Bay fashion and costume designer Reba Dilbert has plans to cover up some of Cayman’s “nakedness” at this year’s adult Batabano Carnival. “My topic this year will be Cayman flora and fauna,” said Ms. Dilbert.

West Bay designer’s Batabano costumes have Cayman flair

West Bay fashion and costume designer Reba Dilbert has plans to cover up some of Cayman’s “nakedness” at this year’s adult Batabano Carnival. “My topic this year will be Cayman flora and fauna,” said Ms. Dilbert.

Family vacation creates treasured memories for cancer patient

Resident Mary “Meg” Bodden, who is undergoing cancer treatment, is spending cherished days with visiting family members from overseas. She, her mother, and two groups of relatives visiting from Canada spent Thursday enjoying some attractions.

Sir John A. Cumber students help out hospice

Students from Sir John. A. Cumber Primary School supported Cayman HospiceCare’s annual Flag Day awareness and fundraising drive by organizing a dress-up day. HospiceCare is committed to providing extraordinary care to anyone living with end-stage terminal disease.

50 years ago: Capt. Sam Parsons pays a visit after 40 years

In the March 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included: “Capt. and Mrs. Sam Parsons, who were both born in West Bay, returned on the 12th to spend a surprise holiday with relatives here."

Adventist Youth forum installs 16 new leaders

More than 500 people attended the Youth Federation of the Adventist Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ ceremony at Kings Church on Feb. 4, when new youth leaders were installed.

Douglas elected Seafarers president

John Stanley Douglas is the newly elected president of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association, “Thank you for your ongoing support as we together make these great strides for the future well-being of our association and its members.”

GT Primary recognizes responsibility and readiness

George Town Primary School recently held a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support awards night recognizing the efforts of students. The aim of the framework is to promote strategies that encourage success, not only behaviorally, but socially, emotionally and academically.

50 years ago: Stella Polaris staff and officers visit George Town

In the March 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Bush enjoyed their visit to Florida with their children including their youngest son Allen who is in the U.S. Navy."

East End students learn about pet care

Youngsters in East End got an entertaining introduction to pet care and animal welfare this week. On Monday, Feb. 20, the KidsCare team was invited to speak at East End Primary School’s assembly. KidsCare’s visits, which include weekly class visits to a number of primary schools on island, introduce children to the “five freedoms” of animal welfare.

Barbadians donate new bed to Cayman seniors home

East End seniors got a welcome boost earlier this month thanks to the donation of a specialized bed. A medical bed was donated to Sunrise Cottage, East End’s residential home for seniors, on Feb. 11 by Barbadians in the Cayman Islands, represented by Honorary Consul Juliette Gooding-Michelin.

50 years ago: Gun Bay United Church raises funds for a new roof

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mr. Willard Welcome left on Jan. 28 to work for National Bulk Carriers.

Coco Fest draws hundreds to Pedro

Pedro St. James’s well-attended Coco Fest 2017 was all about coconuts gone wild. “It was a success last year and a bigger success this year,” said Debbie Bodden, Pedro’s operations manager.

Spectacular sunrises herald springtime in Bodden Town

Bodden Town’s Coe Wood beach has undergone a small yet significant transformation of late. Over the years, studies have identified Coe Wood Beach as an area of natural beauty to be protected for public use.

50 years ago: Bodden Town Citizens’ Association revived

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Mr. Albert Whittaker and son arrived from Jamaica. Mr. Clive Whittaker went from Jamaica to New York."

Child abuse prevention talk draws interest

A talk on preventing child abuse in sports drew an interested Brac audience earlier this month keen to learn more about this important issue. A delegation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports traveled to Cayman Brac to kick off the first in a series of child abuse prevention training sessions.

Tarpon Lake nominated for protection

Little Cayman’s Tarpon Lake is among six sites on the island recently slated for consideration as protected areas under the National Conservation Law, which provides for the establishment of new protected areas and expansion of existing protected areas.

Mango Manor designated a historic Brac home

Many visitors and residents of the Brac are familiar with Mango Manor in Stake Bay owned by George and Lynne Walton, a historic and scenic property that is operated as a B&B and was featured on the TripAdvisor travel review site as a favorite “Sea View Villa.”

50 years ago: Seamen welcomed on visit home, Jenny Ogren passes

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Feb 7th, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Scott of Spot Bay received the gift of a daughter – at home (8 pounds, Nurse Petrona Bodden)."

Parrot release postponed, contest deadline extended

Students interested in entering the Cayman Turtle Centre’s parrot release poster and essay competitions now have a little more time to prepare their entries. Contest winners will have the chance to take part in the facility’s upcoming parrot release, which is being postponed.

50 years ago: Valentine dinner raises funds

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “The Christian Endeavour society sponsored a Valentine dinner on the 14th in the United Church Hall."
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