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Jaron Calvin Solomon, 28, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with attempted murder and eight other offenses arising from an alleged stabbing at an East End business last Thursday.
A teenage employee at an East End dive resort was stabbed repeatedly Thursday evening inside the business by a suspect who police said had been released on court bail earlier this year in connection with a separate criminal offense.
There was a time when the craft of fishnet weaving was a common sight in the outlying districts. Cast nets were most popular and it took patience to make them and strong men to use them.
The bodies of three elderly U.K. tourists who died in a horrific May 2 crash in East End were repatriated late last week, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Four new police officers have been stationed permanently in the districts of East End and North Side as of May 1, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne announced last week.
About 100 East End district residents gave Police Commissioner Derek Byrne an earful Thursday night regarding concerns that crime is growing in the small community and their perception that police seem to be doing little about it.
Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner Derek Byrne will meet with East End district residents Thursday night in the wake of some community backlash over a quadruple-fatal car crash in the district on May 2.
The May 2 crash in East End that killed three U.K. tourists and a Jamaican man was not the deadliest traffic wreck in Cayman Islands history.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested a suspect Friday in connection with what it termed a “criminal attack” against one of its officers’ personal property following last week’s quadruple-fatal two-car smash in East End district.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police officer who initially responded to the scene of Tuesday night’s quadruple-fatal car crash in East End district has been targeted in what department officials described as a “criminal damage” incident.
A speeding car with two passengers, including an 11-year-old boy, riding in its open trunk collided with a rental car in East End Tuesday night, killing four people, three of them elderly tourists from the U.K.
Campers in East End helped prevent a tragedy over the Easter weekend when they assisted in the rescue of a free diver.
The sight of frigate birds soaring over East End has long been a draw for tourists and locals alike.
In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:“A political meeting was held at the ‘Bright Spot’ on the 16th by MLA Mr. W.W. Conolly."
Colliers Wilderness Reserve is a National Trust for the Cayman Islands protected area in the district of East End. The European Union’s BEST program allowed for the establishment of the reserve.
The Cayman Islands Girls’ Brigade continued its 70th anniversary celebrations with a Feb. 25 tea party at East End. The afternoon ceremony honored the history of the organization with a fashion show demonstrating historic brigade outfits and a slide show documenting seven decades of work.
Isaac Douglas Rankine is an independent candidate for East End.
East End seniors got a welcome boost earlier this month thanks to the donation of a specialized bed. A medical bed was donated to Sunrise Cottage, East End’s residential home for seniors, on Feb. 11 by Barbadians in the Cayman Islands, represented by Honorary Consul Juliette Gooding-Michelin.
East End’s John McLean Jr. is hoping the third time is the charm in his efforts to win the Legislative Assembly seat that once belonged to his father. Mr. McLean announced his candidacy this week, becoming the third person to enter the East End constituency race.
John McLean Jr. is an independent candidate for East End.
Charles Faulkner “Charlie” Dixon will be remembered as a man “greatly respected” for his leadership and pleasant disposition to those who crossed his path. Mr. Dixon, who would have been 91 on June 25, passed away at the George Town Hospital on Jan. 13 after battling heart problems and cancer.
In the Feb. 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote: “The monthly Social...
Leaders of one of Cayman’s newest service organizations have their sights set on growth, with a dedicated facility on the table at its retreat, held last weekend. The YMCA of the Cayman Islands board of directors spent a weekend in East End to plan the organization’s future in Cayman, according to a press release.
A modified flare gun was seized during a police search at an East End home Wednesday. Police said officers executed a search warrant on John McLean Drive in the district, recovering a modified flare gun along with one live round of ammunition.
Arden McLean is an independent candidate for East End.
An East End man appeared in Summary Court on Monday following an early Friday afternoon incident involving an iPad. Roland Welcome, 26, was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent and damage to property, as a result of the complainant’s report to police.
“Wed. 21st was a great day for the children of East End, for at 10 a.m. Santa Claus visited their district in person for the first time."
In this image, James Thomas receives a Christmas kiss from two young ladies, possibly members of his family. The photograph dates to the late ‘70s and was taken at the annual Rotary senior citizens’ Christmas party where the attendees came from all the districts throughout the island.
“No doubt many residents are looking forward to the arrival of the contingent of British troops from British Honduras who are due to arrive for a military exercise on Sunday the 11th at 10 a.m."
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation this week announced a US$10,000 reward for information about Norman Lee, an artist who worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, who went missing in the waters off East End on March 5, 2015.
Ask a Caymanian which district bakes the best cassava cake, and you will get a “stretch” of answers all the way from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Cayman government schools will resume classes on Monday with students heading back after the fall mid-term break, which this year ran the week of Oct. 24 to 28th.
There was a time when only the more affluent Caymanians could afford to wear store-bought shoes on a regular basis, and those who had little money who did have nice shoes only wore them to church, weddings and other special occasions.
“Returning on the 20th from Jamaica were Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Ritch, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dixon, Mr. Denby Rankine, Miss Lyn and Mrs. Messerita Bodden."
Over a couple of nights every September, a few days after the full moon, the corals of the Cayman Islands burst into life as their annual spawning gets under way. Last week, divers got to experience the spawning show, which lasts about 20 to 30 minutes.
Government has extended trade and business license discounts for small businesses and free licenses for “micro businesses,” such as ice cream trucks, through the end of 2017.
A woman in East End district has received recognition for her dedicated service to helping children and seniors in the community.
Police are looking for possible witnesses to a late-night beating in East End over the weekend that left a man in a coma at Health City Cayman Islands after he had to have brain surgery.
In the Aug. 17, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon reported: “On Aug. 1, a team of 10 evangelists made an unexpected call on residents of this district."
From the time he was a little boy, East End resident Edwin Fisher liked animals.
In the Aug. 3, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Watler on the 24th of July the precious gift of a son. Mother and son doing fine."
The relatives of a young East End family up against tough odds have launched a public appeal to help defray rising medical bills.
Five boats carrying Cuban migrants have passed through Cayman waters this week, according to the Immigration Department, including seven men who landed in East End Friday morning.
A homeless man who had been living rough on East End Heritage Beach now has a new place to call home.
Farming is not for everyone, but for one East End farmer, it’s been his entire life.
Lemmie McLaughlin never did go to sea like most men of the eastern districts.
“Gail McIntyre and Susan McBride from Canada, who are visiting the Girls’ Brigade, spent six days in this district, two of which were at the Tortuga Club through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bergstrom."
Darney McLaughlin lives on the beach at East End Heritage Park. He has been homeless for more than 12 years, living on the beach where he says he knows he will not mess up anyone else’s life.
Land crabs and other local creatures are the focus of a number of research projects under way in North Side.
“Arriving on the 3rd from Jamaica was Mrs. Josephine Pearson, who visited her sick husband Mr. Carlton Pearson. He is feeling much better and hopes to be back soon."
Joined by 30 of their closest friends and family members, 22-year-old Lavessa Welcome and 25-year-old Travis Campbell exchanged their “I do’s” last month at Smith Cove.
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.
A packed house celebrated students from the eastern districts at the Clifton Hunter High School graduation ceremony last week.
Counterfeit goods proved to be a hot topic at a recent presentation to Clifton Hunter High School students
“Speaking of a fallen grape tree in Bodden Town, a similar incident took place in Carmen Conolly’s yard a few weeks ago."
An East End teen is being lauded for helping rescue two people after they were caught in strong currents in East End waters.
The East End fishing community is proud of its fishing heritage.
There has been a lot said about the late Muhammad Ali. Fans can recite the facts, quote many statistics and tell you lots of life history. However, East End resident Alan Ebanks has a personal connection to the boxing great, whose recent death had him musing on some very special aspects of Ali’s life.
“Born to Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Jervis on May 26, God’s precious gift of a daughter. Mother and baby doing well."
Among East End’s points of interest is Lighthouse Park, where a flight of stairs lead to a small site highlighting an invention that helped seafarers safely navigate the waters around the Cayman Islands.
Aspiring pilots and aviation professionals in the eastern districts got a welcome boost recently thanks to a local scholarship.
A young woman visiting the Cayman Islands with her new husband and his family died in a snorkeling accident off East End on Friday.
A 29-year-old American tourist died Friday night after getting into difficulty during a swim with her husband, Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.
Visitors and locals in the George Town and West Bay areas have had the advantage of location when it comes to sampling wares at the markets.
“After completing a successful three months on the Mosquito Cays, the turtle trappers returned to their wives and loved ones on May 17. As a result, meat has been plentiful but at various prices."
A sign at this home off John McLean Drive in East End is making the occupants’ stance clear on discussing politics in their front yard.
If you drive pass the East End Blow Holes from Monday to Friday and see a man looking very relaxed, lying in a colorful hammock, do not be mistaken. He’s not homeless; in fact, he’s never felt more at home.
In the April 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Farmers are getting worried as the drought continues to endanger their crops. Water is scarce, and everywhere it is dry and dusty."
North Side’s Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will be marking Earth Day with a family friendly fair and plant sale this weekend.
Health City Cayman Islands is inviting students to apply to their summer Healthcare Explorers programs.
In the April 20, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote: “On Monday, April 11th the MV ‘Chemical Trader’ called in at George Town for two days, giving the Cayman crew an opportunity to see their families."
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.