Home Topics Bodden Town

Topic: Bodden Town

Bodden Town beauty crowned Miss Teen

Sixteen-year-old Liana DaCosta was crowned Miss Teen Cayman 2016 at the Lions Centre on Saturday night.

Entrepreneurs reopening Pirates Caves

After being closed for 1.5 years, the Bodden Town Pirates Caves has opened its snack shop as preparations are made to reopen the caves to curious visitors.

50 years ago: Light House construction close to completion

In the Aug. 24, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “The Light House Club, which will be opened in a few months time, is now nearing completion of its construction. Situated at Breakers, in the eastern part of Bodden Town the clubhouse commands one of the most breathtaking oceanfront views there is in Grand Cayman."

Police: Jamaican robbery suspects harbored locally

Two undocumented immigrant Jamaican nationals charged with robbing a money transfer business in Bodden Town earlier this month were being harbored at a local address, Royal Cayman Islands Police detectives confirmed Monday.

Guilty verdict in firearm trial

Jose Guadalupe Sanchez, 29, was found guilty Wednesday of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Get ‘STOAK’D’ about local artists’ pop-up shop

What started as a young student’s hobby at university has now blossomed into a promising local art collective named STOAK’D. The group recently opened a pop-up shop in Bodden Town, which will be open for the month of August.

Vintage ‘Ruby’ truck a Pease Bay gem

An original Ford V-8 flatbed truck, fully restored to its former hot electric-blue glory, is turning heads in Bodden Town.

Bodden Town, Cayman’s first capital

Entering Bodden Town, road signs greet motorists with the words, “Welcome to Historic Bodden Town, first capital of the Cayman Islands.”

50 years ago: A civil service departure and a call to enjoy the beach

“The exodus from the Civil Service continues this week as Mrs. Kadie Ebanks of this district (Savannah) resigns from the post of X-ray technician at the hospital in George Town. Mrs. Ebanks, who once took a course in radiology, has given long and satisfactory service in the Medical Department. It is understood that Mrs. Ebanks will seek employment elsewhere."

Bodden Town bar robbed at gunpoint

Several patrons and staff members inside a Bodden Town bar were robbed at gunpoint early Friday, police reported.

People that time forgot: The thatch workers

Using silver thatch to make baskets, hats, fans, brooms and, of course, rope is quickly becoming a thing of the past. There was a time when making rope was an important part of the Cayman Islands’ economy.

50 years ago: Road repairs applauded, but outstanding issues linger

In the July 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “The filling in of the holes on the Bodden Town road is a job to be commended. But it is unfortunate to see that the work has stopped at Crewe Road."

Snorkeler dies off Bodden Town

Police say a 61-year-old man died after getting into difficulty while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in Bodden Town on Wednesday.

YMCA Summer Camp expands to Savannah

Youngsters in Bodden Town and the eastern districts have a new summer camp option this year.

Political candidate beaten outside home

A former Cayman Islands political candidate was attacked and beaten outside his Bodden Town home Thursday afternoon.

Service with a smile all in a day’s work

A service station attendant’s reputation for being well-mannered, friendly and welcoming is earning him much attention in the Bodden Town community.

Gun Square, a slice of Bodden Town history

Gun Square is believed to be one of Bodden Town’s two historic defense points, the other being Guard House Hill at the western approach of Bodden Town.

Horse lovers saddle up at Cowboy Town camp

Children in Bodden Town are learning to ride, take care of, and be safe around horses at Cowboy Town Stables’ “Summer at the Barn” horse camp.

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:

Fire on Gun Square leaves some without electricity

One resident of a Bodden Town apartment complex was forced to move out and others are without electricity after a stairway and a carport ceiling caught fire on Sunday.

Art camp focuses on creative fun

This summer, kids will once again have a the chance to express their creativity and learn some new artistic techniques at the Visual Arts Society’s Kids Summer Arts and Craft Camp.

50 years ago: Students excel, state of schoolhouse panned

In the July 6, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “Mrs. Julia Cameron, fondly known as ‘Jule,’ died on Saturday, July 2."

Turtle Nest gets a face-lift

Preparing for the busy summer crowd, the Turtle Next Inn is brushing up its walls with a fresh coat of paint.

Four arrested following traffic operation

Police arrested four people following two separate traffic stops in an operation in Bodden Town last week. One man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting police and another was arrested after police found an illegal Taser in his vehicle.

BT Library renamed for Vernon Jackson

Bodden Town has dedicated its library to Vernon Jackson for his outstanding service to education, government, Christian faith and community service.

A Bodden Town wedding to remember

In a setting glittering with elegance, Dwayne took the hand of his bride Tiffany and looked into her eyes, as more than 300 guests gathered round and fireworks exploded overhead.

District fathers honored

Fathers were honored on Sunday at the Bodden Town Church of God.

50 years ago: Robert Lee Berry earns military accolades

“On April 1, Robert Lee Berry, son of Mrs. Lyndal Berry and the late John Berry, formerly of Bodden Town, began his training at the U.S. Training Center, Infantry, Fort Dix, New Jersey."

Firewood an innovative take on recycling

Cutting and splitting wood on a hot day might not be an idea of fun for most people. But for one local known as “Cayman’s recycling king,” it can be good for the pocketbook.

50 years ago: Minister experiences hurricane at sea

“Arriving from the Republic of Honduras on Sunday last were Mr. and Mrs. Esau Brooks and their infant daughter Wilmer. Their ship, the Day Dream which came into port in the early morning hours had left Honduras more than a week ago."

Rains signal start of crabbing season

A first good rain of the season usually signals the beginning of crabbing season, which meant a taste of Caymanian tradition was in the...

Couple celebrates 64 years of marriage

An East End man who married a girl he fell head over heels in love with at a town hall dance is just as much in love today as when he first met her on the dance floor 69 years ago.

Spring is for school at Pedro

The end of the school year signals time for school field trips, and Pedro St. James in Savannah is proving a popular Bodden Town district destination.

Heritage House reopens Monday

The Bodden Town Heritage Committee and elected representatives invite the public to attend the dedication service and reopening of the renovated Heritage House at Harry McCoy Sr. Park on Monday, June 13, at 4 p.m.

50 years ago: Dependence on seafaring raises questions

In the June 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

Cox Lumber celebrates first anniversary

Activities including horseback riding were part of the anniversary celebration at Cox Lumber Company in Bodden Town on Saturday.

50 years ago: Mosquitoes and agriculture are hot topics

In the June 1, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

Two men not guilty of serious assault

Eatton James Brown, 23, and Odain Lloyd Ebanks, 21, were found not guilty last week of causing grievous bodily harm to a young man who had one eye so badly damaged that it had to be removed after a fight at a bar in March, 2015.
Police tape

Bodden Town man stabbed

A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday following a stabbing in Bodden Town.

50 years ago: Crusade wraps up, mosquito film screens

“The twenty night ‘Hour of Prophecy’ campaign came to an end on Sunday May 22. The final message ‘O! My Conscience!’ dealing with the unpardonable sin was a fitting conclusion to this series of meetings."

Spa day for Bodden Town pups

Suds and hugs had tails wagging at a recent dog wash held at the Turtle Nest Inn in Bodden Town.

50 years ago: Rachel Terry passes at 88

“Miss Rachel Terry, one of the many old inhabitants of this district, died on Monday evening, 9th of May. Miss Rachel, who came from a family of 10 children, is only survived by two brothers, Mr. Edward Terry of Bodden Town and Mr. Smythe Terry who has been away for many years."

Bodden Town road repairs to begin Tuesday

The National Roads Authority will begin work on resurfacing and paving along a stretch of Bodden Town Road on Tuesday.

Bodden Town road repairs to begin Tuesday

The National Roads Authority will begin work on resurfacing and paving along a stretch of Bodden Town Road on Tuesday.

Big turnout for beach fundraiser

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

50 years ago: Bodden Town’s first ever floor show

“The first floor show ever presented in Bodden Town was staged at the Ocean View Theatre on Friday night May 6.

What’s going on in Bodden Town?

Will someone please tell me what I have missed that has been accomplished in Bodden Town in three years that is worth bragging about?

Schools tennis program nets fans in Bodden Town

The Cayman Tennis Federation schools outreach program continues to elicit a lot of excitement from district primary students.

Primary school students visit Joint Marine Unit

The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit recently hosted 32 Bodden Town Primary school Year 1 students on an action-packed day-long field trip on April 28.

Astronomical Society meets next week

The Cayman Islands Astronomical Society will hold its next regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 11 at Pedro St. James.

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."

This month at the Watler House studio at Pedro

The Visual Arts Society will host a number of workshops and other events this month at the Watler House studio at Pedro St. James.

Roadwork postponed

Island Paving Ltd. has rescheduled to July 5 the roadwork to reinstate Bodden Town Road between Gun Square Road and Monument Road.

Man killed by truck in his front yard

Bodden Town man Louis Rhoden, 70, died Monday evening after being pinned between his truck and a palm tree in his yard.

UPDATED: One killed in Bodden Town accident

A single-car accident in Bodden Town killed one person Monday evening.

UPDATED: Cyclist killed in hit and run

Two traffic accidents in the Savannah area Saturday morning are causing major traffic tailbacks.

Cleanup sparks call for further action

The tally was considerable, the volunteers were weary and, in terms of making Bodden Town a cleaner place, the result was a positive one at this year’s Earth Day cleanups in the district.

50 years ago: Selkirk Watler profiled

In the April 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the paper’s Personality Parade featured a Bodden Towner: “Full marks for success in a business undertaking go to our ‘Personality’ for this week, Mr. Selkirk Watler, who is one of the island’s leading real estate agents."

A White House wedding in April

Hugh Cotterell waited 10 years before asking Karen Woon Sam to spend the rest of their lives together.

New track opens

Hopes are high that a new public track at Bodden Town Primary School will benefit students and local athletes, and provide a convenient, safe and easily accessible area for the community to exercise.

Police arrest firearms suspect

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers on April 17 was arrested early Friday in George Town’s Prospect neighborhood.

Coming up in Bodden Town

Over the next few days, the district will be getting a little greener and artists will have the chance to channel their muses at some of the upcoming events in Bodden Town.

Motorcyclist injured in Bodden Town accident

An 18-year old motorcyclist was catapulted into the bushes after losing control of his bike Saturday evening.

Wild meat, garden plots and fish pots

For Bodden Town residents tasked with securing food for their families in Cayman’s earlier days, a combination of hunting, farming and fishing along with a healthy dose of cooperation usually ensured no table went bare.

Beach ride

Easter has always been traditionally set aside for ‘beach time,’ be it camping, fishing, barbecuing or swimming.

Bodden Town man arrested in burglaries

A Bodden Town man, Jeff Pandohie Powell, has been charged in connection with two burglaries at private homes in that district last month.

BT water pipeline work delayed

The Water Authority has temporarily halted its work replacing a water pipeline in Bodden Town.

The road to Bodden Town’s proposed $200 million hotel

Work is under way to construct a new stretch of road adjacent to the site of a planned five-star resort in Beach Bay, Bodden Town.
The scene of February 2014's murder-suicide in Bodden Town. Photo: Brent Fuller

Jury returns verdicts of unlawful killing, suicide

A coroner’s jury considering the deaths of Nichelle Anna-Kay Thomas, 21, and Devon Roy Campbell, 39 returned verdicts on Friday after hearing evidence about the couple’s volatile and abusive relationship.

Meet Cayman’s king of recycling

If there’s anyone who can be considered the embodiment of the saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” Bodden Town resident Emile Levy fits the bill.

Agriculture in the spotlight

Officials from St. Kitts and Nevis recently accompanied a number of local agriculture officials on a tour of farms in the Bodden Town area.

50 years ago: Call for proper conduct by off-duty police

In the March 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote: “A least 6 members of the Cayman Islands Police Force are from Bodden Town and therefore their conduct and welfare is of particular interest to the citizens of this area."

This week