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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.

North Side candidates divided on working with McKeeva Bush

Candidates vying for the North Side constituency provided mixed views about whether they would work with West Bay West MP McKeeva Bush if he is re-elected to Parliament.

Crosstalk debate: North Side candidates face off

Candidates for North Side Ezzard Miller, Johany Ebanks, Justin Ebanks and Debra Broderick join host Barrie Quappe to debate the issues affecting their district.

Miller targets premiership as three independents vie for NS seat

Incumbent North Side MP Ezzard Miller has told the Compass he has Cayman's top job in his sights.

Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter

Olga Elizabeth Smith has pleaded guilty to a single charge of manslaughter, in relation to the stabbing death earlier this year of her partner Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, 27.
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Woman charged with murder in North Side stabbing case

A 36-year-old woman, who was arrested last week following the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, has been charged with murder, police said Monday.
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Police name fatal stabbing victim

Police have named the man who was stabbed to death in North Side on Sunday as 27-year-old Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez.

Legendary Cayman restaurants: Apollo 11

Caymanians have always prided themselves on their excellence in the kitchen. They are known for cooking up spicy concoctions, comprising mainly of natural ingredients...

Rare pelican sighting attracts birders to North Side

Cayman’s birders flocked to Malportas Pond in North Side last week to catch a glimpse of a visitor who hadn’t been recorded on island in four decades: the American White Pelican.

North Side Pirates Week Heritage Day cancelled

The Pirates Week Office has pulled the plug on the North Side District Heritage Day events planned for 14 Nov. as part of this year’s national festival.

Farm plants seeds of hope

Beacon Farms is pushing ahead with plans to produce coconut oil, grow tobacco and experiment with other marketable products to help fund its work with recovering addicts.

Woman indecently assaulted in North Side

A man pushed a woman to the ground and indecently assaulted her in Old Robin Road in North Side on Sunday morning, according to police.

Repairs sought for North Side civic centre

Government is searching for bidders to repair the floor, windows and roof at North Side’s Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre.

Concerns rise over island-wide mosquito ‘infestation’

Mosquito Research and Control Unit director Jim McNelly acknowledged that the Cayman Islands was facing a “bad infestation” of swamp mosquitoes.

Cayman’s sorry shark tale continues

Despite a ban on shark fishing and 10 years of focussed conservation effort, the apex predator remains vulnerable in Cayman’s waters.

Friendly Lane and other tales

It’s one of the shortest streets on Grand Cayman, but how Friendly Lane got its name is a big mystery.

40 months for aggravated burglary

Presley Charles Whittaker was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to an aggravated burglary in which he entered an unoccupied home in North Side with a machete in June.

Renewable energy company disputes OfReg over pricing

The renewable energy company Cayman OTI released a statement on Thursday disputing the characterization by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) that a proposed floating power plant in North Side would not produce energy at a reasonable price.

Reef shark circles in on sculpture garden

You do not usually expect to find a reef shark in a garden, but that is exactly what visitors artist David Quasius’s Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden in North Side find when they enter.

Botanic children’s park receives $20,000 from Clarke

The Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in North Side is the recipient of US$20,000 from Clarke’s One For Tomorrow Next Gen Award program.

2 women arrested over North Side bar altercation

Police arrested two women in relation to an altercation outside a bar in North Side earlier this month.

Son accused of father’s murder awaits fitness report

Waylon Timothy Rivers, 19, appeared in Grand Court on Friday charged with the murder of his father, Timothy Rivers, in North Side on June 8 this year.

Miller: Government ‘making excuses’ on school playfield

Cayman’s opposition leader blasted the civil service Tuesday for “making up excuses” on a proposal to put artificial turf down on a section of field outside the North Side primary school – a project MLA Ezzard Miller said school parents and his constituent office have been working on for four years.

Aggravated burglary goes to Grand Court

Presley Charles Whittaker, 35, was charged with entering a premises on Old Robin Road in North Side with intent to steal and, at the time of entering, had in his possession an offensive weapon – namely, a machete.

Son charged in North Side murder case

Police charged Waylon Rivers, 19, with murder Wednesday in relation to the fatal stabbing of his father Timothy Rivers in North Side on June 8.
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North Side man stabbed to death

Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of the stabbing death of North Side resident Timothy Rivers, 66, on Friday.

Updated: Man arrested for North Side murder

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

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an arson attack in North Side.
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Police investigate two Sunday house fires

Two homes in Grand Cayman’s eastern districts were set on fire Sunday afternoon, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported Monday.
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NEW: Fatal car accident in North Side

One person died and two people were hospitalized following a single-car accident in North Side just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

EDITORIAL – Celebrating Cayman’s blooming season of growth

Here in Cayman, where the flowers remain vibrant all the year round, we have our own season of growth to celebrate – economically, that is – as dozens of exciting development projects are springing up.

‘Visionary’ Bo Miller dies at 66

Tributes have been paid to a “Caymanian patriot” following the death of Derrington “Bo” Miller Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.

Governor Choudhury explores Grand Cayman

One advantage to being the governor in a tourist destination is getting to play the tourist.
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Police name man who died in fishing incident

Dorriel McLean, a 76-year-old resident of West Bay, was identified by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Wednesday as the man who passed away Monday after getting into difficulty while fishing in North Side.
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Man dies after North Side fishing incident

An elderly man died Monday afternoon after getting into difficulty while in the water fishing off Rum Point Road in North Side, according to police.

EDITORIAL – ‘Bo’s Beach’: A fitting tribute to the ‘Prince of North Side’

Long ago, Mr. Miller championed the idea of creating a public beach on Old Robin Road just east of the junction with Frank Sound and North Side roads. He never contemplated its bearing his name.

North Side community honors Bo Miller at beach dedication

Derrington “Bo” Miller was honored in a bittersweet ceremony Saturday evening, when a small public beach in the North Side district was dedicated in his name.

Woman’s plea to manslaughter accepted

Brianna Michelle Watler, 25, appeared in Grand Court on Friday, when she was asked to plead to the charge of murdering Azzan Sherieff on Sept. 17, 2017, in North Side.

NEW: Child hit by police Taser probes at NS event

A child was struck by probes from a police Taser weapon Friday morning during a career fair event at the Edna Moyle Primary School on Grand Cayman.

Tackling the growing plastic problem

A photograph taken last month of three young children staring out to sea from a North Side beach strewn with plastic debris and other garbage brought home to many in Cayman the prevalence of the islands’ plastic pollution problem.

North Side school holds fundraiser

The Edna M. Moyle Primary School in North Side will hold a fundraiser Saturday night at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre, next door to the school.

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.

‘Where’s the beach?’: North Side cleanup highlights pollution problem

A group of North Side residents took cleanup efforts into their own hands Friday when they removed large amounts of debris from a stretch of beach between a family cemetery plot and Chisholm’s Supermarket.

Police helicopter responds to drink-driving incident

Police landed a helicopter on the beach in North Side to intercept a suspected drink driver after reports of a BMW being driven erratically on Rum Point Road.

Cleanup in North Side honors Edna Moyle

North Side volunteers removed 150 cubic yards of bulk waste from the district this weekend in a two-day cleanup held in memory for the late Speaker of the House Edna Moyle.

Boater reported missing at sea

A 30-year-old North Side man has been reported missing at sea, more than a week after he set off.
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Venue for District council meeting changed

All residents of North Side district are invited to the monthly meeting of the District Council, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. at the theater at Clifton Hunter High School.

North Side residents register for community projects

Residents of North Side, including Frank Sound, attended the district council meeting last week to air their grievances but also to get involved in community projects.

Girlfriend arrested in North Side man’s death

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend Sunday evening in the Frank Sound area. Azzan Sherieff, 23, died at the Cayman Islands Hospital after he was stabbed in the neck.

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."

Dirt bikers cause havoc at Rum Point, nearly strike children on sand

North Side beachgoers, including children, were nearly struck by an illegal dirt bike rider who was attempting to flee police on Sunday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Tuesday.

50 years ago: Fire destroys family’s house

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

80 ganja plants seized

Police seized 80 ganja plants being grown in an open lot in North Side Tuesday morning.

50 years ago: Women’s Guild celebrates anniversary in North Side

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

Hitting the road

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

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.
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Man arrested in dog burning case

An 18-year-old North Side resident has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with the case surrounding a dog that was burned earlier this month, police reported on Monday.

North Side, East End get new police officers

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.

50 years ago: Beach walking race proves lots of fun

In the April 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, News from North Side included:“A unique and hilarious race was held at North Side on Easter Monday.

Record-setting Nomination Day: 63 hopefuls compete for 19 seats

A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.

50 years ago: Poor attendance at agriculture meeting decried

In the March 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:“Those returning from Jamaica recently were Mrs. Carsley Rivers, and Mr. Colmore McCoy."

Ebanks, Justin

Justin Ebanks is an independent candidate for North Side.

North Side painting project uncovers surprise

When members of the Committee to Elect Edward Chisholm started their latest North Side beautification project, they found a pleasant surprise. Their project was the repainting of the concrete and wood fence that borders Jerald Smith Park on Hutland Road.

New children’s garden taking shape at Botanic Park

The initial site preparations are nearly complete at the children’s garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in North Side. Workers from K.P. Heavy Equipment were wrapping up their work this week, setting the stage for the next phases of work to get under way.

Chisholm, Edward Owen

Edward Chisholm is a Progressives candidate for North Side.

Ebanks, Johany (Jay)

Johany (Jay) Ebanks is an independent candidate for North Side.

50 years ago: Navy diver visits Rum Point

In the Feb. 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included: “A man who likes to spend most of his time in the water – and where better to do that than in Grand Cayman – is Naval Reserve Commander William Henry Hamilton Jr."

Miller, Ezzard

Ezzard Miller is an independent candidate for North Side.

50 years ago: Children thrilled as Santa pays visit to East End

“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."

50 years ago: Excitement surrounds British military exercise

“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."

North Side ‘snowbirds’ return to burgled homes

Seven burglaries and one attempted burglary have been reported to police in the Rum Point area of North Side district within a month, leading police commanders to reopen the district police station in response to community fears about crime.

North Side police station reopens

Eight burglaries and one attempted burglary in North Side within a month have led Royal Cayman Islands Police Service commanders to reopen the district police station in response to residents’ fears about crime.

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