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Dozens of Brackers and Grand Cayman residents met at Cayman Brac Beach Resort at the weekend to participate in the nationwide Stride Against Cancer.
Cayman Brac's Charles Kirkconnell International Airport's runway was closed today (Thursday) after a private aircraft aborted its takeoff.
Police used pepper spray to subdue an intoxicated woman at a Cayman Brac bar after they responded to a report of her bag being stolen.
Cayman Brackers and the rest of us received welcome news last week with the announcement that the Dart organization is in the final stages of completing the purchase of the luxury Le Soleil D’Or on the Sister Island.
Ten government-led construction projects are planned on Cayman Brac in early 2019, including new customs and immigration buildings, a new planning, lands and survey building, and a new vehicle inspection center.
The George Town and Cayman Brac landfill incinerators have burned nearly 2 million pounds of trash since August 2016, all without the use of scrubbers – devices to remove toxins from the incinerators’ exhaust.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Air Operations Unit airlifted a premature baby from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A rusted bolt was to blame for the mechanical failure that caused a fire truck to flip over on the runway at Cayman Brac, an accident reconstructionist has concluded.
Three men were charged over the past week with assault in connection with an attack on a 77-year-old man in a bar on Cayman Brac last year.
During October, designated Older Persons’ Month across the Cayman Islands, Brac seniors had a lot of activities to take in to mark the occasion, including a tea party, island tours and a social.
The hurricane that hit the Cayman Islands in November 1932, known as the 1932 Cuba hurricane, or in the Cayman Islands as the 1932 Storm, hit Cayman Brac on the evening of Nov. 8 wreaking widespread destruction and death.
Two male teenagers have been arrested in connection with the beating of a man in a bar on Cayman Brac on Oct. 17, police reported.
Things are looking up for an injured owl making a recovery at a local veterinary practice.
Cayman Brac’s creative community is gearing up for a highly anticipated arts festival. The second Brac Autumn Festival takes place on Oct. 14 and 15 at locations across the island with a variety of events being planned.
Getting some exercise and fresh air, along with some friendly competition, the Brac community recently got together to raise funds for breast cancer awareness efforts.
The Heritage House will be showcasing Cayman Brac’s marine heritage with a new exhibit this month.
Good times, good friends and plenty of reminiscing were all on the agenda at a recent seniors event on the Brac.
In the Sept. 7, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Perhaps the largest crowd ever gathered at the West End Baptist Church on Aug. 27 to witness the marriage of two popular young people, James Montgomery Ryan and Shirley Olee Scott."
Sister Islands MLA and Deputy Governor Moses Kirkconnell recently paid a visit to a very special art project created by the Brac’s Year 6 primary school children at Walton’s Mango Manor in Stake Bay.
Cayman Brac boasts a number of interesting historic buildings, among them the Spellman McLaughlin home, a traditional house located at the Creek that has been lovingly maintained and restored.
In the Aug. 31, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from the Brac included: “Captain N.G. Kirkconnell of Stake Bay passed peacefully away on Monday evening the 22nd at his residence. He had been for over three years in failing health."
When Maynell Scott, an 81-year-old Brac native suffering from Alzheimer’s, wandered away from an assisted living home in Tampa, he had been known for wandering away and should have been wearing a GPS tracking device, according to a report by Florida officials.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers arrested a Cayman Brac customs officer on suspicion of possessing an unlicensed firearm after a search of the man’s home Tuesday recovered the weapon, police said.
As part of an ongoing project to document the Brac’s early days, Saskia Edwards of the Cayman Brac Heritage Committee recently sat down with Leonardi Orlando Carter, whose family history spans many interesting periods of the island’s development.
The Brac Cup Invitational Men’s Football Tournament is returning to Cayman Brac after a 12-year hiatus.
In the Aug. 24, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Congratulations to Rollin Jackson on attaining the 10th place in the Children’s Own Spelling Bee Championships in Kingston last week."
The Brac YMCA culture camp wrapped up last week, with children learning about Cayman’s history and heritage on the Sister Islands.
In the Aug. 3, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Mrs. Vedette Dixon, second youngest daughter of the Scott family, now lives in Brooklyn. First leaving here at 7 years of age, she spent most of her life in Jamaica and eventually migrated with her two children to the U.S. in 1962, where she studied the profession she has always wanted, beauty culture."
The Brac YMCA Culture Camp recently kicked off with an action packed schedule.
“July came in with the homesters, especially the children, rushing home as soon as school closed to the sea and skin diving and fishing and torching and the freedom of wind, wave and ironshore and bluff of their birthplace."
A dozen burglaries in six months may not sound like a crime spree. But on sleepy Cayman Brac, the statistic is causing alarm, affecting the economy and impacting people’s way of life.
In the July 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Scott of Spot Bay are happy in the recent successes of their children."
Cayman Airways is seeking to lease a second Saab prop plane to operate on the commuter route between Grand Cayman and the Brac.
Immigration officials say a boat carrying nine Cuban migrants ran aground on rocks along the west side of the Brac.
A 20-foot boat with 13 Cuban migrants aboard passed through Cayman Brac on Monday evening.
Joris Poldervaart was born on Sept. 24, 1929 in Vlaardingen, Holland. He was the son of William Poldervaart and Helena Troost-Poldervaart, now deceased.
There has been a lot of activity at the Brac Heritage House in recent weeks, with locals and visitors taking part in a number of events.
Police Inspector Wendy Parchment invites the public to a community police meeting on Tuesday, June 14, in Little Cayman at the hurricane shelter on Spot Bay Road from 6–8 p.m.
A car plowed into a Cayman Brac liquor store late Saturday night after the business had closed, causing serious damage to both the inside and outside of the store.
A total of 31 boats and more than 100 registered anglers took part in the 2016 Cayman Brac Jackpot fishing tournament over the recent...
Customs laws, procedures and techniques were the topics at a recent workshop held on the Brac. Eleven Cayman Brac customs officers received refresher training in various customs and related laws, general procedures and techniques at the workshop on April 11-15 at the Cayman Brac Heritage House and at the District Administration Building.
“On Sunday, May 15, Mr. K.P. Tibbetts, MLA for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, returned after a fortnight’s absence during which he attended the 1966 C.P.A. Registered Conference in Trinidad and Tobago."
The music was pumping and spirits were high at Cayman Brac’s homegrown Carnival held over the long Discovery Day weekend.
Olympian Usain Bolt caused a sensation on the Brac last week as the star athlete paid a visit to the island on his way to Grand Cayman, where he was competing in a race at the Cayman Invitational.
Celebrity Reading Day provided an entertaining kick start to Child Month on the Brac.
Cayman Brac celebrates its carnival this weekend with the annual Braccanal festivities.
For the past few weeks, Brac Heritage House staff and volunteers have been out and about in the community delivering a variety of kid-friendly programs.
A recent appeal from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations was answered through a kind donation from Conyers Dill & Pearman to the Caring Cousins Lunch Support Program in Cayman Brac.
I think it must be the capricious activity of a duppy! Or several duppies. It must be several. They are the mythic entities, nondescript shape-shifters, that roam the Cayman Islands, especially the Brac … and up on the bluff.
Brac author Kathleen Bodden-Harris is finally enjoying a well-needed break and some well-deserved time to celebrate.
In the May 4, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Rich wrote: “Late afternoon Tuesday, 19th, as Captain Keith Tibbetts drove the green and gold [Chevrolet 48 passenger bus unloaded from the Motor Vessel Kirkchief] on to solid ground cheers of joy resounded through the atmosphere. Within seconds the sun slipped below the horizon."
Young bakers were strutting their pastry-making stuff at the fourth annual Brac Cupcake War on Saturday, April 30, at Layman E. Scott High School.
Sylvia Christian was a seamstress, thatch maker and one heck of a good singer on the island of Cayman Brac.
The second boatload of Cuban migrants in the past week was spotted Friday in Cayman Brac and were allowed to continue with their journey.
Jefferson Jeupe Laureano was sentenced to 16 months in prison Wednesday for causing death by careless driving on Cayman Brac last year.
Cayman Brac’s Claudia Louise Ryan passed away on April 4 surrounded by family at Faith Hospital. She was 99. Family remembered her for her dedication and generosity to the church.
A hands-on presentation on the local mangrove population was one of the latest events taking place on Cayman Brac marking Earth Month.
Students were on hand as the Little Cayman Baha’i community marked International Women’s Day with an event at Blossom Village Park last month
A roundup of upcoming events on the Brac.
“Picking one’s way over cliffs and rocks, looking at men taking stones from one place to another, observing others throwing up a coconut limb shade, suggests that one has nothing to do, but there are also corner profiles and an outlined area and men taking sights and stretching tapelines."
James A. Ryan, photographed at his office in this image taken around 1979, was one of the most respected and loved gentlemen on Cayman Brac.
Earth Month activities kicked off on Cayman Brac with a cleanup at Public Beach.
Earth Day is April 22 but Earth Month starts April 1, and there are plenty of opportunities this month to celebrate Mother Nature in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
The newest addition to Cayman Airways fleet, its 34-seat Saab prop plane, was damaged last week by the jet blast of a nearby private aircraft, according to the airline.
Students from Layman E. Scott High School took part in the school’s career fair earlier this month, where representatives from 11 local companies met with the students.
In the March 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “After an absence of 26 years, Mr. Henry Tomlinson paid a brief visit to his mother, Mrs. Almira and the family."
A 65-year-old man died Wednesday after a scuba diving accident on Cayman Brac.
Young Brac athletes were the stars of a notable track and field event held on Friday Feb. 5.
Rustic and charming Cayman Brac, first settled in 1833, offers up an array of activities for visitors to experience.
Defense attorney Nicholas Dixey advised Justice Robin McMillan in Grand Court on Friday that the Crown had accepted the plea offered by his client, Jefferson Jeupe Laureano, to a charge of causing death by careless driving.
In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Miss Frances wrote: “It is reported that 3 boat loads of refugees from Cuba landed on Cayman Brac over the weekend."
Two liquor stores were broken into last weekend on Cayman Brac and cash was taken in at least one of the cases, Royal Cayman Islands Police said Thursday.