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Man pleads guilty in driving death of cyclist

Wilfred Ellington Myles pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to causing death by dangerous driving and a host of other charges in relation to the death of cyclist Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner in April.

Updated: Man arrested for North Side murder

Police are confirming reports of a death in the North Side area.

Woman dies as car plunges into canal

The body of a woman was pulled from her submerged vehicle by firefighters after a BMW plunged into a canal in Prospect on Monday.

Immigration officer pleads guilty in deadly hit-and-run case

Nicholas Patrick Tibbetts pleaded guilty Friday to one criminal charge against him that resulted from a deadly April 2015 hit-and-run car accident.

Police: Woman found dead on beach

A 36-year-old woman was found dead on an East End beach near a hotel property early Friday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Snorkeling tragedy for newlyweds

A young woman visiting the Cayman Islands with her new husband and his family died in a snorkeling accident off East End on Friday.

‘Freak accident’ kills East End woman

A long-time resident of Grand Cayman’s East End district died Tuesday afternoon in what family members described as a “freak accident” in the driveway of her property.

UPDATED: Police identify 16-year-old who died on Seven Mile Beach

A 16-year-old boy has died after suffering an apparent asthma attack on Seven Mile Beach, Saturday.

Inquest reaches misadventure verdict in diving death case

A coroner’s jury returned a verdict of misadventure Friday in the death of Victor Crawford, an American tourist who died after a scuba diving accident off East End on March 31, 2015.

Inquest finds motorcyclist died by ‘misadventure’

A coroner’s jury returned a verdict of misadventure Tuesday after hearing evidence this week about a collision on West Bay Road that resulted in the death of Daniel Mitchell Grant, 21, in 2014.

Jury returns open verdict in patient’s death

A coroner’s jury returned an open verdict on Tuesday after hearing evidence last week concerning the death of Tanya Edith Welcome Joseph.

Grim year already in Cayman waters

Four people have died and another five are missing following incidents in Cayman Islands waters since Jan. 1, according to police records.

Coroner’s inquest: Witnesses say patient was not checked often enough

An inquest into the September 2010 death of Tanya Welcome Joseph, 31, was scheduled to continue Tuesday after jurors heard evidence over four days last week.

Tomlinson: Nurse fired after patient death

The former owner of Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Steve Tomlinson, told a coroner’s jury Wednesday that a nurse had been terminated following the death of the patient who is the subject of an ongoing inquest.

US tourist dies in Brac diving accident

A 65-year-old man died Wednesday after a scuba diving accident on Cayman Brac.
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Speed, alcohol were factors in 2014 fatality

An inquest into the death of Roger Roylin Powell, 30, in a car accident resulted in a verdict of misadventure.

Police identify man killed in construction accident

Longtime George Town resident Cecil Hedges, 63, died in an accident at a residential construction site in Lower Valley this week, according to police.

UPDATE: Police name man killed in construction accident

A 63-year-old man has died after an accident Tuesday at a residential construction site on Nature’s Circle, off Beach Bay Road in Lower Valley, police reported.

Man killed in East End crash

A 30-year-old man was killed after his car collided with an electricity pole near the Blow Holes in East End late Friday.

Crown accepts plea in Brac road death

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.

Elderly woman dies after car crash in Brac

An elderly driver died in Cayman Brac on Wednesday morning after losing control of her car.

Former shooting champ dies in diving accident

A tourist who died in a diving accident this week was a world champion sport shooter and the former president of USA Shooting.

Second water-related death in week

A tourist who got into difficulty while diving off Grand Cayman’s northwestern coast Tuesday became the island’s second victim of a water fatality in a week.

Police identify tourist in snorkeling death

The tourist who died this week after getting into trouble snorkeling off Cemetery Beach in West Bay has been identified as Joseph Dieschbourg, 65,...

Tourist dies in first water death of 2016

A 65-year-old American tourist died Wednesday morning after getting into difficulty while snorkeling off Cemetery Beach in West Bay. Police reported that someone called 911...

Kanuga to tackle 160-mile run in Brazilian mountains

Ultra-distance runner Kerri Kanuga is leaving the sun and sea of Cayman behind again – this time for the mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil.

Cayman Brac’s oldest resident laid to rest

Myrtle Jane Brown, Cayman Brac’s oldest resident, passed away on Dec. 15, 2015. She was 101.

A month-by-month roundup of Cayman’s 2015 news stories

Top stories of 2015 in the Cayman Islands

In Memoriam: Obituaries of 2015

Obituaries of nine people who died in 2015 and who received Queen's Honours during their lifetime.

Top stories of 2015: Twelve die in road accidents

Twelve people died in car accidents in 2015, three times as many as the year before.

Top stories of 2015: Cruise plan divided Cayman in 2015

Plans for a new cruise terminal in George Town harbor dominated the headlines and divided the Cayman Islands community throughout 2015.

Cayman Brac bids farewell to Captain Arlin Tatum

The Veterans and Seamen’s Centre was filled with mourners on Sunday, Dec. 20, who had come to pay final respects to Captain Arlin Royston Tatum, who died on Dec. 3, 2015.

Little Cayman honors Gladys Howard's last request

Little Cayman honors Gladys Howard, who passed away in October, with a memorial service, a costumed parade and a party, abiding by her last wish to celebrate her life rather than mourn her passing.

From the National Conservation Council

National Conservation Council responds to Compass editorial.

Crighton Christmas display: Holiday celebrations as usual

This year’s innovation will be a skateboard display, a half-pipe created out of Christmas lights across the Crighton’s front yard, part of the family’s annual 2.5 million-bulb display.

Delivery driver remembered

Westmore Walker died in an apparent drowning over the weekend, eight days shy of his 29th birthday.

Lighted beacon shines the way home

Lighted beacons were strategically placed around the island to aid mariners in navigation.

50 years ago: Updates from East End and North Side

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon made note of some community news:

Coroner to investigate teen's death

A coroner’s investigation will look into the circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old Risco Batten.

Bodies found on boat remain at morgue

More than three months after they were found floating off the coast of Little Cayman, two bodies found on board a Jamaican boat are still at the Grand Cayman morgue.

50 years ago: Birth of twins starts weekend baby boom

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, a news item on page 5 highlighted a weekend baby boom on Grand Cayman.

American diver is 14th water-related fatality this year

A tourist from the United States died Sunday after he surfaced in distress from a dive off North West Point.

Charges laid in pedestrian's death

A man facing two charges relating to the death of pedestrian Marcia Donaldson in April appeared in Summary Court on Monday.

When only homemade Christmas crafts will do

Feeling overwhelmed by the endless craft sites out there? Then start easily with the Crafts for Christmas app.

The battle over 'beneficial ownership'

The topic of "beneficial ownership" is, for many of the jurisdictions including Cayman, the primary issue defining current relations with our common Colonial Mother.

Teenager dies on boys home outing

A 14-year-old boy who died in an accident off a South Sound beach on Sunday was on a group activity organized by the Bonaventure Boys Home at the time.

Review: From Island Girl to National Hero

The biography of Miss Sybil McLaughlin offers a compelling look at the life of the Cayman Islands' only living National Hero.

Court visits scene of child's shooting death

Members of the court hearing the trial of Devon Anglin, charged with killing 4-year-old Jeremiah Barnes, visit the scene where the child was shot dead.

Efforts to help migrants thwarted by police

A group of Cayman Islands residents who chartered a vessel to try to bring food and water to migrants on a ramshackle boat say marine police prevented them from assisting the men.

Moment of silence observed for attorney Irvin Banks

In Grand Court on Monday morning, Justice Charles Quin led a moment of silence to mark the passing of attorney Irvin Banks, whose death he said occurred late last week.

Port politics: 'The Council' comes to life

Flexing its muscles against its creator, the National Conservation Council is attempting to impede the Progressives government’s pursuit of the cruise berthing project downtown.

Miss Izzy's schoolhouse: gone but not forgotten

Miss Izzy's schoolhouse was an important part of Cayman's educational heritage.

Paris – and the world – reels from terrorist attacks

Three coordinated attacks shattered a bustling Friday night in Paris, killing at least 129 people and turning the French capital into a war zone. French residents in Cayman have been anxiously checking that friends and relatives are safe, and former Cayman Islands Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick, who recently moved to the city, described the scene in Paris Sunday.

Fireproof Games does not disappoint with 'The Room Three'

The long awaited sequel, The Room 3, is now available in the App Store. Fans of The Room series, rejoice!

Police: Woman's death 'not suspicious'

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Thursday that officers do not consider the death of a woman found along Seven Mile Beach last weekend suspicious.

Obituary: Capt. James Ebanks Howell, 1921-2015

Capt. James Ebanks Howell passed away at home surrounded by his children on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. He was best known to most simply as Howell.

New church in the works for Breakers

For the first time in 63 years, the congregation of Breakers Church of God is preparing to move into a new building.

Post-mortem for woman found on Seven Mile Beach

A post-mortem examination was performed Wednesday on a woman found dead outside a Seven Mile Beach bar and restaurant over the weekend.

Quarry crush victim tells story of survival

Sheldon Scott should be a dead man. The 25-year-old was seconds from being crushed to death in an industrial accident at the East End quarry when he was pulled to safety.

Norwegian businessman killed in boating accident

Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Erik Henriksen was killed Monday in a boating accident in the North Sound.

Woman found off SMB identified

A woman found dead in Grand Cayman’s main tourism district early Sunday was identified by family members as a local financial services industry worker and mother of three children.

Female found dead off Seven Mile Beach

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are investigating the death of a female whose body was found overnight in an area along Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach.

Grand Harbour developer dies in US

Mike Bell, who built the Grand Harbour shopping and residential development, died in the U.S. this week. He was 51.

Business in brief

KPMG renews partnership with St. Ignatius; Walkers welcomes two new articled clerks; Harneys adds lawyer to litigation team; Restructuring and insolvency expert joins Mourant Ozannes; ‘Walk for the Cure’ sees big response

Helping hand for nesting birds

Many types of birds make their nests on Cayman Brac’s cliffs and rocky shores, but due to an unfortunate chance convergence of ocean currents, its rugged coastline also accumulates masses of floating garbage.

Sentence upheld for road death on appeal

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal ruled on Monday that a sentence of four years imprisonment was not manifestly excessive for causing Zak Quappe's death by dangerous driving.

Court to hear 16 criminal appeals

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal began its winter session on Monday with a list that includes 16 criminal appeals and three civil matters.

Hospice care extends life, saves money, research shows

The director of palliative medicine for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the U.S. said hospice care is good for patients, families and budgets.

Man charged in walker death case

Police late last week charged a 25-year-old man with driving under the influence in a crash in which Marcie Donaldson, 46, was killed as she walked along South Sound Road in late April.

Conference looks to the future of medicine

Emerging trends in medicine will be the focus of the Cayman Islands Healthcare Conference that begins Thursday.

Seymour always saves Scholars

If Scholars International women’s team do well this season then goalkeeper Kristina Seymour is likely to have a big input in that success.

Heart Day raises $27K for new ambulance

The World Heart Day celebrations at Camana Bay raised $27,000 toward a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority.

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