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H is for Heritage: Cayman A-Z teaches about islands’ story

Savannah-based author Karen Chin, known by the pen name EK Jasmine, finds inspiration in family friendly literature, fiction and non-fiction books that she can share with children. The idea of a Cayman-themed book first occurred to Ms. Chin during a trip to Alaska.

EAST END AND NORTH SIDE

Children’s Garden to bring new look to Botanic Park

When Queen Elizabeth II opened Grand Cayman’s Botanic Park in 1994, only the Woodland Trail was complete, but new gardens and areas have been opening up ever since. This week saw the park break ground on a new Children’s Garden. “The garden is a place for children to play and learn."

GEORGE TOWN

50 years ago: Cayman touted as offshore base for companies

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following front page article, titled “Walker co-authors first technical paper on Cayman,” appeared:

LITTLE CAYMAN AND CAYMAN BRAC

Miss Teen contestants visit Cayman Brac

Contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Cayman pageant visited Cayman Brac earlier this month. Five of the six competitors flew to the Brac early Saturday, Aug. 5, accompanied by the reigning Miss Teen Liana DaCosta.

WEST BAY

Police join West Bay residents in cleaning up King Road area

Members of the West Bay community joined police officers Wednesday in a cleanup of the King Road area, where they removed old, abandoned vehicles and demolished derelict buildings. “This is a project that has been in the making for over a year, to gather the resources and support of the residents and businesses."

Children’s Garden to bring new look to Botanic Park

When Queen Elizabeth II opened Grand Cayman’s Botanic Park in 1994, only the Woodland Trail was complete, but new gardens and areas have been opening up ever since. This week saw the park break ground on a new Children’s Garden. “The garden is a place for children to play and learn."

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.

50 years ago: Protesters call for better roads; fogger visits East End

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “Marchers present petition” appeared: “It was certainly an unusual sight to see men and boys with placards marching through the streets of George Town yesterday."
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H is for Heritage: Cayman A-Z teaches about islands’ story

Savannah-based author Karen Chin, known by the pen name EK Jasmine, finds inspiration in family friendly literature, fiction and non-fiction books that she can share with children. The idea of a Cayman-themed book first occurred to Ms. Chin during a trip to Alaska.

Kids receive free backpacks for upcoming school year

More than 50 children in the Savannah/Newlands community are ready for the new school year, which begins for all students on Sept. 4. The Bodden Town Progressives’ Back to School Community provided students ages 5-10 with new backpacks with school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Weekend water interruptions

Homes and businesses on Shamrock Road, between Northward and Manse roads, as well as all adjoining roads, will experience water supply interruptions between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Water Authority – Cayman said the interruption is necessitated by a pipe-laying operation.

50 years ago: Caymanians study abroad

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Nurse Josie Solomon, after three months of hard study, returned home for two weeks well-earned vacation."

Miss Teen contestants visit Cayman Brac

Contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Cayman pageant visited Cayman Brac earlier this month. Five of the six competitors flew to the Brac early Saturday, Aug. 5, accompanied by the reigning Miss Teen Liana DaCosta.

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.

50 years ago: Career opportunities in police force

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appeared: “The Police Force is currently going through a period of expansion and improvement as a result of which many benefits will be available."

Police join West Bay residents in cleaning up King Road area

Members of the West Bay community joined police officers Wednesday in a cleanup of the King Road area, where they removed old, abandoned vehicles and demolished derelict buildings. “This is a project that has been in the making for over a year, to gather the resources and support of the residents and businesses."

‘Junior’ the baby parrot joins parents in Turtle Centre exhibit

A baby parrot has joined its parents at an exhibit at the Cayman Turtle Centre’s aviary. The parrot, which has temporarily been named “Junior” until its gender can be determined, was born in June to Sweetpea and Leo, a pair of Cayman parrots.

50 years ago: Jackson-Palmer wedding celebrated

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, in her “This Week in West Bay” correspondent Darlene Owens wrote: “There was a very quiet marriage ceremony performed at the home of Mr. Byron Powery, Aug. 6, when Mr. Jack Harwood Jackson took as his bride Miss Jean Julie Isabelle Palmer."

50 years ago: Cayman touted as offshore base for companies

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following front page article, titled “Walker co-authors first technical paper on Cayman,” appeared:

Work planned along Condor Road

The installation of new water pipe along Condor Road will affect traffic in the area on Sunday, Aug. 13. Eastbound traffic will be diverted around Bodden Town via Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. in order to accommodate work by the Water Authority-Cayman.

Drum practice ends day with a bang

Drum roll, please … The young drummers of the Seventh-day Adventist Gideon Pathfinders Drum Corps are beating a path to success. The Cayman Compass visited one of their practice sessions last week, when the drummers, ages 10 to 15, were gathered at the Savannah Seventh-day Adventist Church yard.

50 years ago: Bodden Towner hired as economist in Canada

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hunter and youngest son George arrived home. The friends of Mr. Jimmy Hunter will be pleased to hear that he has joined the Government service of Ottawa as an economist."

‘Na Na’ Walton gets special birthday gift

A Cayman Brac great-grandmother was given a special gift on her 85th birthday – a trip to church and lunch with her family. Fondly known by many as Na Na, Ms. Walton celebrated her birthday on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Remembering Blossom Village

This Image of Blossom Village, downtown Little Cayman, goes back to 1974, when approximately 25 people lived on the island. There were but a few weekly flights via an old DC-3 aircraft. This photographer remembers stopping by “WeOne,” a tiny grocery store owned by Douglas Chisholm.

50 years ago: Missouri divers love Little Cayman

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appeared: “Forty-one divers from Missouri, recently spent an active week of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands."
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