Home Topics East End

Topic: East End

$9 million East End development to return to CPA

An application for the construction of a $9 million condo development in East End is expected to return to the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, 13 Oct.

Cayman’s ‘opaque’ election campaign financing rules flagged

The 'Election Expert Mission' from the British Islands and the Mediterranean Region has identified the lack of transparency in election campaign financing as one of the key areas for growth highlighted by their report, made public on Friday.

Closed care home sore point in East End, North Side

It may be almost two years since Sunrise Cottage closed its doors in East End, but the absence of the residential facility for senior citizens is still being felt in the constituencies of East End and North Side.

Crosstalk debate: East End candidates face off

East End candidates Arden McLean, McCleary Frederick and Isaac Rankine join Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Cost of living, development top issues for candidates in East End

On Nomination Day, the three East End candidates in the upcoming election shared the main topics that will dominate their campaigns.

Cayman’s oldest woman dies at 105

Stella Louise Welcome of East End passed away on 8 Jan. at the age of 105.

Eastern district businesses find innovative ways to survive

With Cayman’s borders still closed to international travel, businesses are having to make some tough and innovative decisions.

Boutique resort opens in East End

The Cottages, a new tourism property in Colliers, East End, celebrated its official opening on Saturday, 1 Feb. The 10 bed-and-breakfast-style cottages with kitchenettes allow for self-catering, but the resort also offers daily breakfast.
Police tape

Two stabbed in East End brawl

Two men were stabbed during a fight near a bar on Sea View Road in East End shortly after midnight on Monday.

Two held for attack on DoE officer

Two men have been detained for the assault of a senior Department of Environment conservation officer who suffered a head injury on Tuesday during an arrest in East End. They have since been bailed.

Underwater ‘train wreck’ could be relic of phosphate mining

The discovery of old-fashioned train wheel-sets in shallow water off East End may be linked to the bygone era of phosphate mining in the Cayman Islands, historians believe.

Divers discover ‘train wreck’ off East End

Dive shop owner Steve Broadbelt thought he had seen it all. That was until he stumbled across a train wreck in the shallow waters off East End.

Three masked men break into East End home

Three masked intruders, one armed with a gun, broke into a home on the Queens Highway in East End in the early hours of Thursday morning.

CIBC FirstCaribbean opens branch at Health City

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s opened a new branch at Health City in East End on 12 June with a ribbon cutting ceremony with executives, directors, government officials and guests.

East End’s Sunrise Cottage seniors home shuts its doors

Elderly residents of East End’s Sunrise Centre have been moved to a residential home in West Bay after the facility closed down.

Pole fire causes widespread power outages

Power outages affected thousands Friday evening in Savannah, Bodden Town and East End. The Caribbean Utilities Company reported outages began around 7:00pm due to a pole fire. 

Sunrise Cottage closes

East End Sunrise Cottage, the Department of Children and Family Services' oldest residential facility for seniors, closed on Wednesday, 29 May.

Memories of mum from an earlier era

A daughter recalls her mother’s thatch-making efforts

Morritt’s Tortuga Club celebrates 30 years

Wednesday was the best day of David Morritt’s life. Morritt said that multiple times during his Morritt’s Tortuga Club 30th anniversary event in East End, where dozens of people gathered at the timeshare resort property to celebrate.

Cuban migrants move to East End civic centre

Cuban asylum applicants previously detained in a Prison Service facility in George Town will now await their process in East End under a supervised release programme.

Police seek three attempted robbery suspects

Police are seeking assistance in locating three men who were captured on CCTV footage attempting to burgle a residence on Sea View Road in...

Eco-resort planned for East End’s Barefoot Beach

The Dart group is supporting plans for an eco-resort featuring 89 cottages at Barefoot Beach in East End.

Date set for Fidelity Cross Island Relay

The organizers of the annual Fidelity Cross Island Relay have announced that the 45th edition of the event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3.

BREAKING: Toddler drowns in East End

A toddler who went missing Friday evening just before 6 p.m. was later found unresponsive in the ocean near Austin Connolly Drive in East End. The family of the girl, who was not quite 2 years old, had notified police that she was missing.

Cayman welcomes 2019 with celebrations and fireworks

As the clocks struck midnight, the light show began. Fireworks illuminated the night sky from West Bay to East End as Grand Cayman rang in the new year in style.
Cayman Islands Hospital

Visitor dies in kitesurfing accident

A visitor from the United States died from injuries suffered during a kitesurfing accident that happened on Thursday.

East End chicken farm plan denied

After approving plans in May to build an $800,000 commercial poultry farm in East End, on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority refused similar plans to build the same farm on a different piece of land – despite the new land being farther away from fresh groundwater that was at risk of being contaminated under the original plans.

One found guilty of Christmas Eve robbery

A jury found Marvin Gregory Grant guilty of robbery, but not guilty of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs in connection with a robbery on the beach at Morritt’s Resort on Christmas Eve.

Sargassum invasion hits Cayman again

Several Cayman Islands beaches were blanketed in foul-smelling sargassum weed again this week, with the Department of Environment warning periodic seaweed invasions are likely to continue.

Schools join beach cleanup efforts

More than 120 volunteers, including students, parents, teachers and community members, took part in an effort to clean up a previously pristine East End beach on Sunday.

East End residents meet with police constables

East End residents got to share their thoughts with their local constables on Thursday, when the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service held a community meeting at the East End Presbyterian Church Hall.

Hotel burglary charge sent to Grand Court for sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to burglary in Summary Court has been sent to Grand Court for sentencing because a magistrate’s sentencing power is limited to four years for this offense.

Man in stabbing case appears in court

A 22-year-old man arrested last week in connection with a stabbing in East End appeared in court Friday charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm.

Man arrested in stabbing case

Police arrested a 22-year-old man from East End Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, following a July 31 stabbing of a man on Sea View Road in East End.

Police: Man stabbed by cyclist in East End

A man is in critical condition at Cayman Islands Hospital following a stabbing late Tuesday afternoon in East End. The man was standing outside a residence on Sea View Road, when a man passed on a bicycle and stabbed him around 5:15 p.m., according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Trial set for Christmas Eve cocaine robbery

A September trial has been set for three men accused of involvement in the cocaine robbery at Morritt’s Tortuga Resort in East End on Dec. 24 last year.

Jury hears excessive speed caused East End road fatalities

An inquest into four deaths began on Tuesday, with a Coroner’s Jury hearing evidence that excessive speed caused a collision in which three tourists and one resident were killed in East End last year.

Man pleads guilty to grievous bodily harm in stabbing case

Jaron Calvin Solomon, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to causing grievous bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, who was stabbed multiple times. He was originally charged with attempted murder.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Power lines block roadway in East End

High winds took down power lines in East End, obstructing the roadway and forcing police to close parts of Seaview Road near High Rock Road. The power lines were still live  as of 10 a.m. Saturday and the area was considered unsafe, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said.

Large chicken farm approved in East End

Plans for an $800,000 commercial poultry farm of up to 10,000 chickens in East End have been approved, despite concerns about the method of farming intended for the site.

East End travels south of the border

Hayman Island is located on the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, approximately 10,000 miles from the Cayman Islands. That short geography lesson is the origin of a most interesting story.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Elderly visitor dies after dive

A 70-year-old American visitor died Friday after she suffered difficulties while on a dive.

Governor makes splash in East End

Governor Anwar Choudhury enjoyed a soaking at the Blow Holes in East End when he visited the district on Friday, April 13.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

East End man identified as Florida boat accident victim

A Caymanian boat captain who died late Monday off the coast of the Florida Keys has been identified as Armand Dilbert, 67, of East End.

EE woman’s death was misadventure

The death of Ester Emelina Scott on April 19, 2016, was by misadventure, a Coroner’s Jury ruled on Thursday. The jury of four women and three men heard evidence the previous day about the circumstances in which the rear wheels of a 26-foot dump truck rolled over her in her yard.

Overnight quarry fire in East End extinguished

A brush fire reported in the East End district of Grand Cayman late Tuesday was extinguished after nine hours, fire officials said.

East End brush fire extinguished

A brush fire reported on the East End of Grand Cayman late Tuesday, has been extinguished, fire officials said. The fire broke out in the vicinity of the East End quarry. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews had difficulty reaching the area due to the lack of road access and had to employ the use of an excavator to clear brush.

EDITORIAL – GM mosquitoes: What happened to the ‘Swat Team’?

In spring 2016, amid the maelstrom of fears over the Zika virus, the Cayman Islands government announced with considerable public fanfare that officials were partnering with a British firm to introduce a novel mosquito control method to the territory.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Meeting to debate East End mental health facility

The Ministry of Health will convene a public meeting at the East End Civic Centre on Wednesday night, Feb. 21, to discuss the district’s new mental health facility. The 7-9 p.m. gathering will feature representatives from the ministry, including Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn and East End MLA Arden McLean.

Missing girl found

Police are requesting assistance in locating 11-year-old East End girl Azaria Jackson. Azaria has been missing from her home since Friday, Feb. 9, when she was last seen leaving for a sports day at the Annex Playfield in George Town. 
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Woman dies in East End accident

A 28-year-old woman was pronounced dead Thursday morning, following a single-vehicle accident near 179 Farm Road in East End. A Subaru with two occupants, the woman and a man, collided with a tree shortly after 2 a.m., the Royal Cayman Island Police Service said.

Security concerns addressed at East End mental health facility

Doctors and community leaders are reassuring East End residents about security as Cayman’s first long-term mental health center moves toward an August groundbreaking.

Letter: Items trigger fond memories of Cayman

The children who gave me their art are all grown up now, but I am writing this letter from far away to tell them how much joy their gift has given me and what wonderful memories of Cayman it still triggers in me after all these years.

Trial date set for Christmas Eve cocaine robbery

Two men charged in connection with the robbery of cocaine that washed up on an East End beach on Christmas Eve appeared in Grand Court Friday, when they pleaded not guilty and had their trial set for June 4.

CUC explains power outage

Equipment failure during scheduled maintenance and upgrade work on a transmission loop led to power outages in a number of districts on Grand Cayman Friday, the Caribbean Utilities Company said.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

East End shooting range approved

Plans for a $1.45 million commercial shooting range in East End have been given the green light by the Central Planning Authority.

Second man charged in Christmas cocaine robbery

Fred Ollen McLaughlin was refused bail on Friday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court in connection with the Christmas Eve robbery at an East End beach involving 50 to 60 pounds of cocaine.

Grand Cayman’s trash problem continues to pile up

Residents and property owners are continuing to complain about inadequate garbage collection around Grand Cayman.

Cocaine washes ashore at East End resort

This was not the kind of “white Christmas” that Bing Crosby was singing about. A resort security guard was confronted by a masked man wielding a machete after tourists found several bricks of cocaine washed up on an East End beach.

Stolen rifle, bullets recovered

A man suspected of stealing a weapon and ammunition from an East End home Saturday was arrested Sunday by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Eastern districts cargo port plan floated

A draft proposal to construct a new cargo port in Grand Cayman’s eastern districts has been circulated to some MLAs and certain members of the local business community.

People Time Forgot: Olga and Earlie Whittaker

Olga and Earlie Whittaker made their home in East End, Grand Cayman.

NEW: East End road reopened following fatal crash

A motorcycle rider died Sunday morning after his vehicle and a truck collided in East End.

Helicopter/laser trial adjourned to Oct. 11

The man accused of shining a laser at an in-flight helicopter and its crew has had his trial adjourned until Wednesday, Oct. 11.

East Ender’s jerk chicken draws crowds

Cayman does not lay claim to inventing jerk chicken, but one young man in East End is producing his own fiery blend of char-grilled perfection to tantalize customers.

The People Time Forgot: Marshall Watler

Mr. Watler had eight children and one step-child. He had to work hard at many jobs to keep food on the table. As a young man, he sailed between Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on a banana boat.

50 years ago: Protesters call for better roads; fogger visits East End

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “Marchers present petition” appeared: “It was certainly an unusual sight to see men and boys with placards marching through the streets of George Town yesterday."

Wyndham Reef Resort hosts new Sunday market every weekend

The Wyndham Reef Resort in East End features a new Sunday market every weekend. It is an arena to showcase local goods and services and features vendors that sell fruits, juices, hats, T-shirts, books, photos, coconut products and lots more locally-made items.

Exploring East End by bicycle

There is no shortage of interesting sites and attractions in East End, many of which can be explored by bike. One visiting American family from New Jersey opted for that mode of transport Thursday, as they took part in an EcoRides Cycling tour with guide Shane Edwards.

Hitting the road

Riders in the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s 27-mile Handicap Road Race set off from Bodden Town early Sunday morning.

Health City offers innovative procedure for heart patients

Health City Cayman Islands has become the first hospital in the English speaking Caribbean to offer a new high-tech procedure for patients with irregular heartbeat.

Queen’s Baton passes into Cayman hands

The Queen’s Baton found its way into the hands of Cayman residents this weekend, when it made the rounds of several of the most scenic points of interest on Grand Cayman.

This week