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Bodden Town car fire adds to growing list

A vehicle was found on fire in Bodden Town around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, marking the seventh such incident in less than a month.

New Bodden Town affordable housing breaks ground

The fastest growing district in Cayman is about to get a housing boost from government.

Proud of Them: Kareem Foster honored for sporting achievements

Amateur footballer Kareem George Foster, 17, of Bodden Town, has been honored for his achievements in the field of sports.

CUC explains power outage

Equipment failure during scheduled maintenance and upgrade work on a transmission loop led to power outages in a number of districts on Grand Cayman Friday, the Caribbean Utilities Company said.

McLaughlin honored for culinary skills

Bradley McLaughlin, 15, of Bodden Town, is being recognized in the culture field of the annual Proud of Them initiative.
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Condor Road getting back into shape

Work commenced Saturday to bring Bodden Town’s Condor Road back into condition, the National Roads Authority announced.

UPDATE: Car stolen during Bodden Town burglary recovered

A burglar who broke into a home in Bodden Town on Thursday night or Friday morning made his getaway in a Toyota Ipsum he stole from the premises, police reported.

Letter: What about the eastern districts?

If this is a government of national unity, then make sure you use that “unite” part to help the East.
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Deceased man found in Bodden Town Home

A 46-year-old Bodden Town man was found deceased at a home where he had been working, on Tuesday afternoon.

1,100 pounds of garbage plucked from beach

Volunteers cleared more than 1,100 pounds of trash from Beach Bay beach in Bodden Town on Sunday as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness in Cayman about the environmental dangers of plastic products.

More policing for eastern districts

Police told residents at a district meeting in Breakers Tuesday night that traffic control and greater police visibility would get under way in Bodden Town and the eastern districts.

Bank volunteers clean up Coe Wood Beach

Ninety volunteers from Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and their family members removed 63 bags of trash weighing more than 680 pounds from Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town over the weekend.

Updated: Skeletal remains found in Bodden Town

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a house in Bodden Town, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Friday.

Neighborhood crime watch touted for Bodden Town area

Residents in the Mijall Road and Monument Road area of Bodden Town met with police Tuesday night to discuss setting up a neighborhood crime watch. The meeting of residents, community members and police was prompted by a spike in burglaries in the area.

50 years ago: Welcoming returning travelers and a new teacher

In the Aug. 30, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

No loitering? Beachgoers not happy with new ordinance

For the past year, Marilyn Nasirun and her husband Craig have been “hanging out” at Coe Wood public beach in Bodden Town. Now they and other beach users have been left wondering if they can use the beach, play their music and sell their fish, socialize as they have always done and not see themselves as loiterers.

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."

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.

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."

Alcohol and medicine do not mix, Bodden Town man discovers

Alcohol and medication did not mix for a man who ended up in custody after chasing a police officer and a neighbor while wielding a knife. Robustiano Torrez Martinez, 69, was sentenced in Summary Court on Monday after pleading guilty.

50 years ago: Fire destroys family’s house

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Guild dinner held

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

Taxi driver arrested in doctor’s death

A 69-year-old taxi van driver was arrested late Tuesday in connection with this week’s accident that killed a visiting doctor at Owen Roberts International Airport.

Hitting the road

Riders in the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s 27-mile Handicap Road Race set off from Bodden Town early Sunday morning.
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Stolen car stripped of its doors, bumpers, seats, trunk

A vehicle stolen from central George Town in late June was found two weeks later “stripped,” according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police: Woman screams for help during robbery, no one responds

A woman who had her backpack cut off during an armed robbery Thursday night in Bodden Town screamed repeatedly for help, but no one in the area came to her assistance, Royal Cayman Islands Police said.

Police hit streets after 4 robberies

Stepped-up police activity in the wake of four armed robberies on Grand Cayman this week led to the arrest of one man who officers said was responsible for two of the crimes. Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers chased down the 25-year-old Bodden Town resident in a stolen, gold-color SUV Wednesday afternoon following a 3 p.m. robbery at the Lookout Grocery Store.

Bodden Town residents, police work together to reduce crime

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has reported a significant drop in the number of burglaries in the Bodden Town area.

George Town Landfill: A growing monument to governments’ inaction

The issue is a long-standing toxic eyesore that dominates Grand Cayman’s landscape, presents an odorous nuisance for neighbors and poses a potential health threat to the Cayman Islands public. The George Town Landfill has been a fixture on the political calendar for decades but became a headline-grabbing topic during the United Democratic Party’s 2009-2012 administration.

Hundreds of chickens killed, farmers narrowly escape fire

Three farm workers fled from a burning building in Northward, Bodden Town, last week in a blaze that killed more than 200 chickens in a coop next door. Cayman firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call from 911 shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, May 12, according to Deputy Fire Chief Dwayne Ebanks.

‘Serial’ burglars hit Bodden Town homes

More than half of the burglary reports islandwide in May occurred in Bodden Town, and the crimes have mostly been at residential properties during daytime, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Unlocked and forced doors and windows have been the most common modes of entry for burglars at residential properties.

Abandoned boat found on Bodden Town beach

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an empty boat that washed ashore on a beach by Manse Road in Bodden Town early Wednesday. Officers responded to a report about the boat made around 6 a.m. The boat had no engines and appears to be from Costa Rica. It has possibly been adrift for weeks, police said in a press statement.

Bodden Towners celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fun in Bodden Town over the long Discovery Day holiday weekend. Ladies in the district enjoyed hat parades, crab and crawfish boils, beach outings and church services, while others spent quality time bonding with their children at home.

50 years ago: Spencer Bodden sets off to sea

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

All in the family: Bodden Town woman turns 100

Ariel Christian, the daughter of Nettie Levy who lived to the age of 105, celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends on Wednesday. A resident of The Pines Retirement Home for the past seven years, Ms. Christian, fondly known by family members as “Ma-Ariel” and by close friends as “Bonga,” was all smiles as she received a birthday cake, flowers and cards.

Bodden, Heather

Heather Bodden is a Progessives candidate for Savannah.

Bodden Robinson, Maxine

Maxine Bodden Robinson is a Progressives candidate for Bodden Town West.

Eden, Anthony

Anthony Eden is an independent candidate for Savannah.

Berry, Arnold

Arnold Berry is an independent candidate for Bodden Town East.

Berry, Stafford

Stafford Berry is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Bodden Town West.

Saunders, Chris

Chris Saunders is an independent candidate for Bodden Town West.

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.

Gonzalez, Raul Jr.

Raul Gonzalez Jr. is an independent candidate for Newlands.

McTaggart, Kent

Kent McTaggart is an independent candidate for Savannah.

Panton, Wayne

Wayne Panton is a Progressives candidate for Newlands.

Suckoo, Alva

Alva Suckoo is an independent candidate for Newlands.

McLean, Gilbert

Gilbert McLean is an independent candidate for Bodden Town West.

Bodden, Osbourne

Osbourne Bodden is a Progressives candidate for Bodden Town East.

Seymour, Dwayne

Dwayne Seymour is an independent candidate for Bodden Town East.

Bodden, Robert

Robert Bodden is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Bodden Town East.

14 years for gun possession

A judge on Tuesday sentenced Jose Guadalupe Sanchez to 14 years in prison for two counts of gun possession.

Seniors treated to Christmas dinner at Harry McCoy Park

The women of the Bodden Town Heritage Committee hosted a Christmas dinner for seniors at Bodden Town’s Harry McCoy Sr. Park on Dec. 18.

Businessman spreads cheer among seniors

A businessman is spreading holiday cheer to some of the older inhabitants on the eastern end of the island.

14 years for wife’s attempted murder

A 44-year-old man who hacked his estranged wife with a machete and then tried to poison her with weed killer was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment on Thursday.

Boys win Bodden Town Youth Cook-off

In a close-fought contest, a team of two of young men from Bodden Town emerged as district cook-off champions last week.

Christmas workers clean roadside

A team of people on government’s sponsored work program cleaned the roadside in Bodden Town on Monday.

50 years ago: Elishua Bodden passes, churches hold Christmas events

“Many people from this district returned home for the Christmas holidays including Janice Watler who is taking a course in Jamaica, and Mr. Clifford Moore, an employee of National Bulk Carriers."

Casting a ballot under ‘one man, one vote’

It seems a simple concept: Enter the voters booth, mark “X” next to one name on the ballot, and exit. However, Elections Office managers have received numerous questions at public meetings in recent weeks about the territory’s new “one man, one vote” system.

Cuban migrant boat remains where it ran aground in January

Twenty-five people from Cuba landed at Beach Bay on Jan. 31 aboard El Arca. The migrants were traveling to Honduras when their boat ran into trouble and landed on the beach in Bodden Town. Those men and women have all since been taken back to Cuba, but their boat remains grounded on the rocks and sand in Beach Bay.

Bodden Towner reflects on raising 14 kids in simpler times

If you think life is hectic, consider what it would be like raising 14 children. One Bodden Town woman is proud of her having done just that and says not one time did they forsake her when they got older.

50 years ago: Electricity inspections raise concerns

“Since the publication of the notice relevant to the 24 hours electricity here the inhabitants have become more apprehensive about the inspection of buildings to be hooked up to a source of electricity supply."

Work halted on BT solar farm; likely new date in spring

Construction has stopped on the 20,000 panel, $1.4 million solar farm on nearly 22 acres east of Bodden Town because of financial problems, delaying commissioning until at least next spring.

No new primary school for Bodden Town

A new primary school in Bodden Town is not part of government’s immediate plans and is not needed at this stage, based on projections for likely student numbers in the near future, Education Minister Tara Rivers told legislators last week.

50 years ago: Creation of public beaches proposed

In the Sept. 21, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:
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Man arrested for George Town robberies

A Bodden Town man was arrested Wednesday in connection with two armed robberies on Sept. 9.

Cafe serving up plenty of fish

A few mornings a week before the crack of dawn, a group of workers at a Bodden Town establishment are already up preparing a tasty catch for Cayman fish lovers.

50 years ago: Floris McCoy’s achievements lead to teaching

In the Aug. 31, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “Miss Floris McCoy … has just received her B.A. degree from Warner Pacific College. Miss McCoy arrived from the U.S. on the 27th."

A horse named Barefoot Man

Bodden Town district’s own Barefoot Man, George Nowak, was pleased recently to learn that a young horse has been named Barefoot Man, and naturally, George, for short, after him.

New pharmacy taking shape

Construction continues on the Valu-Med pharmacy at the corner of Anton Bodden Drive and Harvey Stephenson Drive in Bodden Town.

Proud of Them: Youths honored for academics, music

Bodden Towners Giselle Ebanks and Bruce Gordon were among the 12 Proud of Them finalists honored at a reception at the George Town Yacht Club this month.

50 years ago: Road complaints reveal historical tidbits

In the Aug. 31, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “In the early part of this year a feeble attempt was made to repair the road which links Newlands with Savannah and the rest of the island."

Large amount of ganja found on BT beach

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recovered an unspecified amount of ganja from a Bodden Town beach Monday afternoon.

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