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Brac Surf and Turf event postponed

The 2021 Brac Surf and Turf event that was slated to happen on the long weekend in November 2021 has been postponed.

Cayman Brac Public Works Department Receives New Transport Van

Julianna O’Connor-Conolly has handed over the keys of a new 16-seater, 2020 Toyota Hiace to the Cayman Brac Public Works Department.
Curfew could be lifted on Little Cayman as soon as Tuesday

New rules coming for travel to Sister Islands and boating

Mandatory COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated travellers leaving Grand Cayman for the sister islands and strict boating restrictions are just some of the new COVID-19 regulations being implemented this week.

George Town Primary student and family flagged in suspected breach

Public Health has said a George Town Primary School student and family were placed in 14 day home isolation after a suspected breach in which three individuals traveled to Cayman Brac recently.

Restrictions on the way for Sister Islands

Security measures are being planned for the Sister Islands to protect the vulnerable residents there, Premier Wayne Panton said on Tuesday, as cases of COVID-19 community transmission on Grand Cayman neared double digits.

Bird strike delays Cayman Airways Brac flight

A departing Cayman Airways flight from Cayman Brac hit a slight snag Sunday evening after a bird struck its windshield immediately upon take-off from the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport, the national flag carrier reported. 

Brac airport reopens after private plane incident

The Cayman Brac airport was closed for about two hours Friday morning after a privately chartered aircraft blew a tire on the runway.

Marina and village part of Schilling’s Brac plan

Internet entrepreneur Frank Schilling has acquired 300 acres of land on Cayman Brac and hopes to build a marina, safe harbour and small village close to the airport.

‘Black Hawk’ firm sells Cayman Brac land

An aviation firm that had announced plans to station Black Hawk helicopters on Cayman Brac has sold its land on the island to internet investor Frank Schilling.
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One killed in Brac crash

A 36-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Cayman Brac last evening, police have confirmed.

Brac fire station to get upgrade

Government has issued a request for proposals seeking applications from local contractors to upgrade the existing facility near the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport

Police investigate Brac quarantine breach

Police are investigating an alleged quarantine breach by travellers isolating at a residence in Cayman Brac after they were found with visitors at their home.

Cuban migrants land on Cayman Brac

Six Cuban migrants who landed on Cayman Brac Friday afternoon will be placed in mandatory quarantine, Customs and Border Control has said.

Hotel and yacht marina among proposals mooted for Brac

A new boutique hotel and luxury yachting marina are among a number of possible projects in the pipeline for Cayman Brac, according to Sister Islands MP Moses Kirkconnell.

A Conversation With… Myles Newlove

Watch as Cayman Compass Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morales sits down for A Conversation With Myles Newlove, CEO of Daggaro AG.

Brac aviation firm fills disputed turtle kraal

The stand-off between protesters and a new aviation firm on Cayman Brac escalated Tuesday after the company filled in an old turtle kraal at the site where it plans to station an airfield and helicopter hangar.

Founder of Brac helicopter business outlines plans

A new aviation business based on Cayman Brac will be involved in search and rescue, disaster response and medical evacuation services across the region, according to its founder.

Aviation firm gets green light for Brac base

An aviation and intelligence firm which plans to station Black Hawk helicopters on Cayman Brac has been granted planning permission for an airfield on the island.

Aviation firm submits plans for Brac ‘base’

An ‘aviation and intelligence’ firm is seeking planning permission for an airfield in Cayman Brac.

Home quarantine allowed on Sister Islands

The Cayman Islands Government has approved residents of the Sister Islands to self-quarantine at their homes on Cayman Brac or Little Cayman, from 7 Nov.

Crash knocks out power in Brac

One man was hospitalised with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a single-car crash early Thursday morning in Cayman Brac.

Landfill pre-construction work set, but negotiations continue

Pre-construction work is set to begin on government’s long-awaited waste management plan, but a final agreement with the selected project bidder, Dart-led consortium DECCO, is still in progress, government announced Tuesday.

Brac pedestrian critical, driver bailed

The female pedestrian involved in Monday's collision on Cayman Brac is in stable but critical condition in hospital, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said on Tuesday afternoon.

Medical waste, sewage mix in open trench at Brac landfill

An open pit of untreated medical waste and septic tank sewage at the Cayman Brac landfill is creating potentially “inhumane” conditions for staff. The problem...

UPDATE: Customs, police attend Cuban vessel in Brac

A small vessel from Cuba is being monitored by Customs & Border Control in Cayman Brac.

Tropical Storm warning discontinued for Sister Islands

Tropical Storm Laura is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane by Tuesday, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Centre in Miami.

Brac garbage collection to resume Thursday

The Department of Environmental Health says garbage collection services on Cayman Brac will resume tomorrow (Thursday) following a short suspension.

COVID-test requirement removed for Sister Islands visits

People visiting the Sister Islands are no longer required to undergo a COVID-19 test prior to their trip.

COVID testing, travel arrangements to Sister Islands outlined

The Health Services Authority has outlined how people who wish to visit Cayman Brac or Little Cayman can arrange COVID-19 tests before travelling.

#LetsTalk | Man on the street in Cayman Brac

Several islanders commented that they are happy to see life moving again, but many remain cautious.

Debris from rocket launch found floating off Brac

Debris from a rocket that launched from French Guiana in December was spotted off Cayman Brac last week.

Cayman Brackers hit the water to celebrate lifting of hard curfew

Once given the green light, islanders were quick to take to the water and return to some sense of life as it was.
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Brac restrictions eased after more negative COVID-19 results

Restrictions are being lifted on Cayman Brac after a large percentage of the island's population tested negative for the coronavirus.
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Cayman Brac man charged with rape

A 24-year-old Cayman Brac resident has been remanded in custody after appearing on rape and other sexual assault related offences on Monday.
A plate of 'bananas and a pumpkin' - recycled art - by Lean Christian

Brac artist transforming old things into new

From fancy sisal slippers to bottlecap ‘bling bling’, Lean Christian is literally turning trash into treasure with her unique skill for “refreshing up” used things.
Officials host a meeting at the Aston Rutty Centre in Cayman Brac last week.

Sister Islands residents meet officials on coronavirus

Residents on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have been meeting with health and government officials to discuss coronavirus preparedness.

Roaring ‘20s party benefits Brac Trust

Several dozen Brackers and visitors embraced the 1920s at a party held Saturday night to raise funds to support Cayman Brac’s natural habitats.

Brac artist sues government over ‘obscenity’ arrest

Cayman Brac artist Ronald ‘Foots’ Kynes has filed suit against members of the Cayman Islands government, alleging malicious prosecution for his 2017 arrest and subsequent trial in relation to his art.
Cayman’s courts have ramped up their emergency contingency plan to counter COVID-19 issues.

Cayman Brac man sentenced for fatal traffic accident

Paul Mannix Scott, of Cayman Brac, was sentenced to more than three years in jail for a 2018 accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old nurse. Shortly after 11pm on 27 Feb., 2018, on the Brac, Scott’s car veered into the opposite lane while travelling around Tibbetts Turn along Bight Road and collided head-on with Sharon Clarke’s SUV.

Walkers continues support of Brac tennis players

International law firm Walkers is once again supporting young tennis players on Cayman Brac by funding the 2020 Sister Islands’ children’s tennis programme, run by the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands.

Mossy taxi: from teacher to driver

A taxi driver and tour guide is gaining popularity for his exceptionally funny tours on Cayman Brac. He is a charming fellow, knowledgeable and articulate,...

Tales of the quake: Sister Islands shaken

Sister Islands residents share their stories of Tuesday's earthquake.

Eco-friendly ‘Roaring ’20s’ party planned for Brac

The Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust will hold an eco-friendly fundraiser next month with a ‘Roaring 20s’ theme.

Alexander Hotel set to reopen next month

The Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac will be reopening its doors to the public next month as self-catering accommodation. Nelson Dilbert, son of the property’s...

Cayman Brac seeing more cruise ships

Luxury cruise ship the Seabourn Sojourn called into Cayman Brac on New Year’s Day, bringing an influx of passengers to celebrate the holiday.

Christmas awards for best decorated Brac homes

Homeowners who have thrilled their neighbours and passersby with innovative and festive Christmas displays won awards for their efforts in what has become an annual tradition of Spot Bay’s Christmas Homecoming celebrations.

Cuban migrants arrive on Cayman Brac

Thirty-one Cuban migrants landed in Cayman Brac on Friday, 13 Dec.

Brackers following port debate from afar

Cayman Brac may be removed physically from the impact of the cruise berthing and cargo project but residents there are paying attention to developments with the facility.

Bracker ‘Billy’ Bodden laid to rest

As most persons born in his generation, Bodden understood the importance and value of the land and sea, and he, like many others, worked both from a tender age to support his family.

Brac cyclist builds double-decker bikes from parts

Miguel Porter is fast becoming famous in Cayman Brac for ‘raising the bar’ when it comes to taking spare parts and rebuilding bikes that...

Brackers walk to raise diabetes awareness

Around 25 people on Cayman Brac came together last week for a walkathon to raise awareness about diabetes during World Diabetes Day.

Pirates pillage and plunder on Cayman Brac

The national Pirates Week festival kicked off with the Las Tortugas pirates pillaging Cayman Brac and igniting a festive fever with residents there.

Stranded airline passengers take to the sea

Mechanical problems caused the pilot of a Cayman Airways Twin Otter aircraft to abort the flight from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman on Sunday morning, temporarily stranding travellers from the Sister Islands.

Pirates set to invade Cayman Brac

Buccaneers are ready to set sail for Cayman Brac this weekend for the kick-off of the national festival.

Gungchul, the rock iguana, killed on the Brac

The Department of Environment has renewed its call for drivers on Cayman Brac to slow down when travelling through areas inhabited by rock iguanas. Local conservationists mourn the death of Gungchul, a rock iguana, after the animal was run over by a vehicle on Tuesday near The Bat Cave, on South Side Road.

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac hosted a family fun day

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac hosted a family fun day on Saturday, 12 Oct. at Scott’s Dock.

Brackers celebrate heritage with autumn festival

Tourists and locals got a taste of island culture at the weekend when they attended the Brac Heritage Autumn Festival at Heritage House on Saturday.

Man to be sentenced for indecently assaulting teen boy

A man who inappropriately touched a teenage boy in the bathroom stalls of a Cayman Brac resort will have to wait a few more days to learn his fate.

Brac’s Alexander Hotel to reopen as Airbnb

Nelson Dilbert, the son of the hotel’s developer Cleveland Dilbert, hopes to advertise the self-catering rooms on Airbnb in time for Christmas.

Bike shop to open on Brac

A West Bay resident sees Cayman Brac as the ideal place to relax and unwind – and get in shape. So much so, he has...

Rare Brac shrub gets species protections

Sybil’s crownbeard, named in 2018 in honour of Grand Cayman’s Sybil McLaughlin and Cayman Brac’s Sybil Jackson, occurs along a limited stretch in Cayman Brac that includes Spot Bay and the Big Channel Bluff Road area.
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‘Surf and Turf’ a hit on Cayman Brac

Adrenaline junkies took over Cayman Brac Saturday for the annual ‘surf and turf’ jet-ski and bike event.

Two medical emergencies require evacuation from Brac

Two individuals were evacuated from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman by helicopter Saturday in response to separate medical emergencies.

Brac set for third annual Brac Surf & Turf

The equipment has arrived and Cayman Brac is primed for an exciting weekend of high-octane action.

Cayman artist embraces her creative expression on Brac

There’s something undeniably charming about places and things that remind us of simpler times. Cayman Brac is doing that, and more, for some Grand Cayman residents looking to relive that time of their lives.

Brac students awarded bikes for academic work

Two Brac students are the recipients of brand new bicycles, compliments of the Cayman Brac fire service.

EDITORIAL – A sustainable future for Cayman Brac

For all Grand Cayman’s explosive growth over the past few decades, the Sister Islands have remained relatively unchanged. Whether that is desirable is an open question, as the Compass’ fascinating overview of Cayman Brac, published last Friday, clearly shows.

Letter: Safe travels to Brac visitors

So happy to see that their serendipitous trip following Christopher Columbus’s 1495 discovery of the Brac and the Cayman Islands ended up with their celebrating the Sabbath at Temple Beth Shalom.

Court reduces dangerous driving term

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced a prison sentence of 18 months to 12 months after hearing arguments last week in the case of Colburn Murray Martin, a Cayman Brac fire officer who had pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving.

Brac Agriculture Show returns

Cayman Brac residents and visitors gathered at the Brac Agriculture Grounds on the Bluff on Saturday for the 16th annual Brac Agriculture Show.

Man found dead in Brac in suspected hit-and-run

In a suspected hit-and-run, a man was found dead in the street early Friday morning on Watering Place Road in Cayman Brac, police reported.

‘Shark talks’ to get kids hooked on conservation

Shark movies, beach cleanups and fishing clinics are all part of the line-up for this year’s Ocean Conservation Month.

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