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.
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.
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. The Gun Bay United Church held their in-gathering service in aid of a new roof on Feb. 9 Rev. Lewin Williams presided as chairman."
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.
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.
Renovations to Owen Roberts International Airport are a quarter finished, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has reported. The project is expected to triple the airport’s size and allow passage of 2.5 million travelers a year.
The Cayman Islands Athletic Association hosts its annual Truman Bodden Track and Field event on Saturday, Feb. 25. Mr. Bodden has been a long standing supporter of the CIAA, the title sponsor of the event and will be present at the meet, organizers said.
Tomeaka McTaggart sailed consistently throughout a series of races and on Sunday finished off with a win, edging out Mike Farrington to become the Cayman Islands J22 National Champion for 2017. McTaggart won by one point. Six teams competed for the title over the weekend
For the 17th year, Cayman HospiceCare is holding its annual Flag Day awareness and fundraising weekend on Friday and Saturday, when more than 250 volunteers will be blanketing the island, easily recognizable in their bright green volunteer T-shirts.
Orchids are considered to be some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. In fact, the Cayman Islands’ national flower is the wild banana orchid. Every year, orchid enthusiasts, amateur gardeners, and those just keen to learn what all the fuss is about, head to the QEII Botanic Park in Frank Sound for the Annual Orchid Show.
The F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, tucked in the midst of color-saturated trees and shining lakes, will be transformed on Feb. 25 from 4 p.m.-midnight for the fifth annual Red Sky at Night, a multidisciplinary, multicultural art fair.
Lobster hunters have less than a week left to catch the tasty crustaceans before lobster season closes. The last legal day for catching lobsters in the Cayman Islands is Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to a reminder from the Department of Environment.
Lionfish cullers will take to the reefs of Grand Cayman this weekend to take part in an islandwide tournament. Foster’s Food Fair has donated $20,000 to the Cayman United Lionfish League to help combat the invasive fish species.
100 Women in Finance Cayman has named the Breast Cancer Foundation as its 2017 Cayman beneficiary. The organization is part of the global 100 Women in Finance, or 100WF, which is a 15,000-member nonprofit group for professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries.
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."
Eighteen junior golfers competed in five categories, earning awards for their performance and accumulating points toward the overall series championship, during round four of the Digicel Junior Golf Series at North Sound Golf Club on Sunday.