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Pirates Week brings buccaneers to all three islands

In 1977, after a very long absence, pirates once again landed on the shores of Grand Cayman, zealously disembarking their ships and trawling the streets of George Town, swords raised.

Woman arrested in Brac stabbing

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman in Cayman Brac on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after a man was stabbed twice.

Man charged in fatal Cayman Brac crash

A 37-year-old Cayman Brac man was charged Wednesday in relation to the Feb. 27 traffic collision that killed Sharon Gayle-Clarke, a care worker at Kirkconnell Community Care Centre.

Cuban migrant wires mouth shut

A Cuban man who landed Friday with 10 other migrants in Cayman Brac has reportedly wired his own mouth shut.

Brac rape charge sent to Grand Court

A resident of Cayman Brac was transported to Grand Cayman last week to appear in court on a charge of rape.

Motion on cruise berth referendum defeated

A private member's motion calling for a referendum on the controversial cruise berthing project was voted down by government members after a lengthy debate in the Legislative Assembly.

Letter: Birds on the Brac

Feral cats are endemic on Cayman Brac, and have been since Year Dot. It is way past time to humanely trap those feral cats – spay and neuter them, and then release them back into the Brac dump and Bluff environs.

EDITORIAL – Celebrating the tourism ‘boomlet’ on the Brac

Even as the opposition raised its collective voice last week calling for a countrywide referendum on the George Town harbor cruise pier project, Cayman Brac announced some good cruise news of its own.

Luxury cruise line includes Brac on Cuba itinerary

A new luxury cruise line will begin calling at Cayman Brac from next year.

On Cayman Brac, hospital staff must be ready for anything

With only a little more than 2,000 people to serve on Cayman Brac, on many days the hospital’s activity matches the island’s tranquil atmosphere. But it does not take much for that to change, according to Dr. Srirangan Velusamy, the director of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s Sister Islands Health Services.
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Final inspection finds good progress at Cayman Brac’s West End school

The last inspection of 10 Cayman Islands government primary schools has been completed. The Office of Education Standards published its report on Cayman Brac’s West End Primary School on Thursday.

Brac man in court over ammunition

A Cayman Brac resident appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman Tuesday, accused of being reckless or negligent while in possession of ammunition.

Letter: Untreated medical waste is disgusting and outrageous

The dump on the South Side at the foot of the Bluff – Queen’s Crown Land – has been a bone of contention for the past 30 years.

Update: Police conclude underwater search for Brac man

Police scuba divers were continuing to search the waters around Cayman Brac Monday for 54-year-old Linvol Smith amid diminishing hope that he would be found alive.

UPDATE: Cayman Brac diver reported missing

Cayman Brac resident Linvol Smith, 54, has been reported missing, following an apparent diving excursion near Scotts Dock.

15 years for carrying cocaine from Brac

A man who admitted to bringing 1.8 pounds of cocaine to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac was sentenced this week to 15 years’ imprisonment.

Letter: Disgusted by untreated medical waste

It’s well past time that the Cayman Islands Government’s Department of Environmental Health finally put paid to the long-simmering issue of the Brac’s abysmal landfill and its poisonous smoke polluting the sweet air.

EDITORIAL – Brac’s untreated medical waste is a ‘pan-Cayman’ problem

The dozens of red biohazard bags observed by a Compass reporter in the Brac landfill constitute a dangerous and irresponsible disregard for public health that cannot be allowed to continue.

A reading day for students on Cayman Brac

In celebration of Child Month, Brac primary school and day care centers celebrated a day of literacy on May 1.

Firearm found in water tank, jury hears

Two witnesses told a Grand Court jury on Monday about seeing a padlocked box in a water tank outside a Cayman Brac apartment occupied by Customs officer Claude Anthony Terry.
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NEW: Water warning issued for parts of Cayman Brac

Residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac have been advised to refrain from using well water due to high levels of E. Coli and other bacteria.

Drug council office officially opens in Cayman Brac

A government delegation led by Minister Dwayne Seymour, front row, second from left, officially opened a National Drug Council office in Cayman Brac last week.

Public safety radio equipment on the way

The Cayman Islands is scheduled to take delivery this week of a new communication system for future disaster-related emergencies.

Sister Islands welcome new governor

Moments after his arrival on Cayman Brac on Wednesday, March 28, the Cayman Islands’ new governor, Anwar Choudhury, found himself shaking hands with John Gayle, 13, a member of the Brac’s cadet corps.

Governor visits Sister Islands

New Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury spent Wednesday getting an introduction to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
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Brac career fair to be held Friday

Layman E. Scott High School is hosting a career fair on Friday, March 23, for all high school students and 40 primary school students in Cayman Brac.

Brac Spring Weekend event brings youth, community together

A Spring Weekend youth gathering on Cayman Brac earlier this month brought together a diverse group of young people from the Brac and Grand Cayman.

Letter: Government is right to cull Sister Islands’ feral cats

All the feral cats I find on my property, I will give them to the government.
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Community Emergency Response training begins on Cayman Brac

The next session of Cayman Brac Community Emergency Response Team training will begin on March 19, and registration is now open.

Letter: Goodbye to governor, from Cayman Brac

She was an exemplary representative of H.M. Government and beloved in the Cayman Islands during her tenure.
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Woman dies in Brac car accident

A 51-year-old Cayman Brac woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash Tuesday night. Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the two-vehicle accident on Bight Road in the vicinity of Tibbet’s Turn Road, Cayman Brac, shortly before 11 p.m.

Brac Spring Weekend returns next month

The Cayman Brac Spring Weekend returns this year and will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10.

Volleyball development comes to the Brac

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation held two volleyball clinics at the Layman E. Scott High School. The players were taken through volleyball basics by the team from the federation.
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Letter: ‘School is in’ at Layman E. Scott Sr. High School

The secondary modern high school opened 50 years ago this year on The Brac and boldly boasts of students excelling in CXC, IGCSE and in other extracurricular activities.
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Police: Stolen car crashed in Cayman Brac

A man was seriously injured late Monday afternoon in Cayman Brac after a stolen vehicle he was driving flipped over.

Computers donated to elderly Brackers

Elderly residents on Cayman Brac will have access to donated computers to help them learn computing skills or to develop ones they already have, thanks to a donation from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Letters – Giving a voice to the people

The free exchange of ideas is a necessary component of any healthy democracy. That is why the Compass reserves space in each issue for readers and leaders to share their perspectives as letters to the editor.

Iguana cullers shift sights to Cayman Brac

Cullers on Cayman Brac are hunting down a fledgling population of green iguanas in an effort to stop the invasive species from gaining a foothold on the island.

Cayman Brac’s Alexander Hotel put up for sale

Closed for almost four years, the Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac had fallen into a state of disrepair. Now it has been spruced up and put on the market in the hope that an investor will see potential in the 31-room hotel.

Cuban migrants wreck boat, land on Brac

A small group of Cuban migrants came ashore Monday in Cayman Brac after their vessel crashed and was destroyed, Immigration Department officials reported.

Building ‘boom’ does not include the Sister Islands

In reference to the Nov. 9 article (“Planning statistics show ‘explosion’ in development”) and Nov. 14 editorial (“Planning for – and embracing – a trajectory of growth”), regarding the “explosion” of development in Grand Cayman.

Gimistory Festival promises tales under night sky

Established in 1998, Gimistory International Storytelling Festival is presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as a free event for the community and is made possible by the generous support of local businesses.

DoE issues warning after spate of attacks on sharks

A series of shark attacks on Cayman Brac is causing concern – for the sharks, that is.

Pirates invade Little Cayman

Pirates stormed Cayman Brac at the Nov. 4 weekend, turned their sights on Grand Cayman over the long holiday weekend that started on Nov. 11, and last weekend was the turn of Little Cayman, which got the final taste of this year’s Pirates Week swashbuckling and marauding.

Brac road paving continues

There are no plans to bring road paving equipment back from Cayman Brac in the near future, despite concerns from legislators that the lack of similar machinery was driving up the cost of road development in Grand Cayman.
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Workforce development agency visiting Brac

Representatives from the National Workforce Development Agency arrived on Cayman Brac Tuesday to host workshops and meet with job-seekers and employers.

Pirates take over Cayman Brac

Pirates of all ages invaded Cayman Brac over the weekend as part of the annual Pirates Week celebrations.
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Registry to discuss business online system on Brac

Staff of the Cayman Islands Government General Registry will be in Cayman Brac on Friday, Nov. 10, to inform local business owners about the new Cayman Business Portal online system.

Pirates to invade Brac this weekend

Pirates Week activities begin this weekend on Cayman Brac when pirates and wenches will invade the island for some swashbuckling fun.

Brackers fall in love with autumn festival

Cayman Brac kicked off the beginning of fall with a host of activities that residents enjoyed over the three-day weekend of Oct. 6 to 8.

Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run set for Nov. 4 and Nov. 25

The annual Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run will take place on Grand Cayman on Nov. 4 and on Cayman Brac on Nov. 25.

Cayman cuts permit fees for hurricane evacuees

Hurricane evacuees who have come to Cayman from the British Virgin Islands and other eastern Caribbean financial services centers can receive reduced-price or even free temporary work permits, after their initial permission to stay on island has expired.

Police to hold recruitment day on Brac

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will hold an open recruitment day Saturday, Sept. 23, on Cayman Brac from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cayman Brac police station.
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Customs officers arrest three in drug bust

Customs officers arrested two people for drug offenses at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday, and later arrested another man in West Bay.

Lions Club’s pajama party encourages Brac kids to read

Dressed in cozy pajamas and fleecy robes, Cayman Brac students kicked off the new school year with a fun reading party.

Musician Hinton Conolly celebrates 80th birthday

Cayman Brac has produced a number of fine musicians over the years, including the Martin brothers, consisting of Edlee, Conrad, Andy and Gary; Percy Whorms; Vernon Smith; Burman, Raymond and Eddie Scott; the Brac Beach Boys; and Quincy Brown. Then there’s Hinton Conolly, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Letter – A lovely vacation on the Brac

It is low key, not commercial, and just a lovely place to spend a lovely vacation, with delightful people interested in leaving a good impression of their island.

Money from Deputy Governor’s 5K supports Brac youth

Ten young people from Cayman Brac traveled to Grand Cayman for a YMCA summer camp and leadership program from Aug. 13-18.

Letter: Why all this hatred for ‘Foots’?

The scripture tells us that God created us equal in His image and likeness, so how can we have hatred in our hearts concerning Mr. Kynes and his art pieces?

Vandals hit Brac artwork again; ‘went at it with a sledgehammer’

In a second vandalism attack in as many weeks, controversial sculptures by Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes were found further damaged this week on the sculptor’s Southside Road property.

Miss Teen contestants visit Cayman Brac

Contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Cayman pageant visited Cayman Brac earlier this month. Five of the six competitors flew to the Brac early Saturday, Aug. 5, accompanied by the reigning Miss Teen Liana DaCosta.

Damaged art investigation under way in Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac police are investigating a report of property damage filed Saturday by artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes, alleging vandalism against his artwork. Mr. Kynes found two cement sculptures, “LGBT” and “Eva in Eve,” smashed Saturday morning on his property on South Side Road West.

EDITORIAL – Statues vs. statutes: Law and order must prevail on the Brac

Legally speaking, what constitutes “obscenity” is for a court to determine – not us, not Brac residents and certainly not the criminal miscreants who trespassed on Mr. Kynes’s land and destroyed his property.

Brac artist alleges repeated vandalism of work

Artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes said his art was vandalized for the eighth time in Cayman Brac on Friday Night. Mr. Kynes said he found two of his cement sculptures, “LGBT” and “Eva in Eve,” smashed against the rocks at his Brac property that he calls “Imagine.”

‘Na Na’ Walton gets special birthday gift

A Cayman Brac great-grandmother was given a special gift on her 85th birthday – a trip to church and lunch with her family. Fondly known by many as Na Na, Ms. Walton celebrated her birthday on Thursday, Aug. 3.

50 years ago: Missouri divers love Little Cayman

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appeared: “Forty-one divers from Missouri, recently spent an active week of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands."

Fiery vehicle accident injures two on Brac

Two women were hurt, one seriously, early Thursday on Cayman Brac after the vehicle they rode in caught fire. Police said the vehicle fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. on Ashton Reid Drive near Bight Road. Both women inside escaped before the vehicle caught fire.

Young visitor gets a break in court

A young American tourist got a break when he appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm – a live round of ammunition in his backpack.

Police Bail extended for Brac artist

Police bail for Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes has been extended until Sept. 6 following his recent arrest for “obscene publications.” The artist was detained by police on July 18 after refusing to remove a series of nude sculptures displayed on his property.

Brac artist ‘Foots’ plans lawsuit over arrest

Cayman Brac-based artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes plans to file suit against the Cayman Islands government for his arrest Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of “obscene publications.”

American’s firearm charges sent to Grand Court

Charges relating to importation of ammunition and possession of unlicensed firearms were sent to Grand Court on Wednesday when defendant David Dean Meadors appeared before Magistrate Grace Donalds.
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Artist’s latest works outrage Cayman Brackers

One of Cayman’s most controversial artists, Ronald “Foots” Kynes, has taken on gay rights and religion in his latest sculpture series, displayed on his property in Cayman Brac.

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