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Beautiful bloom at Botanic Park

The Queen of Orchids, Grammatophyllum speciosum, is starting to bloom at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, General Manager John Lawrus said.

Family Fun Day at Botanic Park

The weather cooperated for the highly anticipated Family Fun Day at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in North Side. “Family Fun Day was an...

50 years ago: High praise for an excellent day

In the Jan. 26, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote: “Here is a...

North Side author earning accolades

North Side resident Janice Rae Sanders is gaining accolades for her recently published book. “Going Through the Door and Finding Miracles: A Warts and all...

North Side resorts share colorful history

The Rum Point Club was opened in the 1950s by entrepreneur Ralph Coatsworth, and later run by Bruce and Doris Parker from 1965 until...

50 years ago: Pesky mosquitoes, fishing and a wedding

In the Jan. 26 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mosquitoes are once again...

Did you know?

In its Labour Force Survey Report for Spring 2015, Cayman’s Economics and Statistics Office provides mid-year estimates for population numbers in the districts. North Side’s...

Cancer Society urges community to Stride

The Stride Against Cancer on Jan. 31, the walk/run of varying distances in four locales in the Cayman Islands, is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, and organizers are urging participants to come out and support the cause.

Voter numbers continue to decline

The number of registered voters in Cayman has continued to decline since the general elections in May 2013.

Pump prices average below $4; lower power bills likely

Average fuel prices on Grand Cayman last week fell below the $4 per gallon mark for the first time in more than two years, according to data provided by the Cayman Islands Petroleum Inspectorate.

Miss Universe Pageant a chance to learn for Tonie Chisholm

The reigning Miss Cayman may not have brought back a crown from the Miss Universe Pageant, but she did bring back a lifetime of memories and experiences.

Family fun at the Botanic Park

The Botanic Park is holding a family fun day on Jan. 24.

50 years ago: Great fishing, welcome rain and rough roads mark the season

Rain and good fishing made the news.

Central Mangrove Wetland is Cayman’s heart and lungs

The district of Bodden Town is home to the Central Mangrove Wetland, considered by some to be the ecological heart of Grand Cayman, home to a wide range of animals, birds and aquatic life.

Premier’s New Year’s message 2016

Fellow Caymanians, residents and guests; Happy New Year.

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

Top stories of 2015 in the Cayman Islands

50 years ago: North Siders return home for the holidays

North Siders returned home for the holidays.

North Side youngsters get into the Christmas spirit

The North Side Primary school's production, "Star of Wonder" was a real crowd-pleaser.
Purple Ribbon buses

Routes announced for free Purple Ribbon buses

Routes for the free Purple Ribbon buses on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have been announced by the National Drug Council, organizers of the initiative.

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.

50 years ago: Holiday news and an anniversary

Arrivals and departures for the 1965 holidays.

Red Bay church Christmas caroling trailer hits the streets

The Red Bay Church of God Holiness caroling trailer took to the roads for the 29th consecutive year, spreading Christmas cheer to Cayman residents on Tuesday night.

Kitchen bands a Christmas hit

The legendary Radley Gourzong of East End, playing the fiddle in the photograph on the left, is shown performing at an annual Rotary Senior Citizens Christmas party sometime in the mid-1980’s.

CarePay company's 'sham' directors linked to Webb

Both Caymanian men who ostensibly ran the local branch of the company that was awarded a five-year, US$13 million contract to implement the CarePay hospital patient swipe-card system in December 2010 had close personal ties to businessman Jeffrey Webb, a Cayman Islands government minister told the Grand Court on Wednesday.

Cayman Prep, Red Bay remain undefeated in U-11 Champions Cup

The second round of games in the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League playoffs were played Saturday at the Annex Field.

Bikers ride for Christmas toys

More than 50 motorcycle riders took to the streets on Sunday to collect toys as Christmas gifts for Cayman’s children.

Garden Club decorating various public spaces

The Cayman Garden Club is once again using its talents and resources to create beautiful gardens in public spaces around Cayman.

New fire chief plans focus on response times, risk management

David Hails underwent what he described as a “baptism by fire” this week during an unannounced visit to the Cayman Islands, where he was introduced as the new chief fire officer.

Toys For Tots is on a roll

Take to your bike and ride, or just donate a toy to the Toys For Tots annual campaign, organized by the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association.

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:

Cayman cemeteries face grave problem

Two Cayman Islands districts face looming problems with cemetery space, with the problem in West Bay district being the most severe and East End looking to close one of its cemeteries next year.

Festive music is in the air

East End Primary was the scene of festive songs and celebrations for the school’s annual Christmas musical, “A King is Coming to Town.”

Christmas wishes: Keep it kind, Cayman Islands

Our elected statesmen would do well to draw inspiration from the sounds of Christmas, and utilize the feelings of goodwill and politeness to temper their political discourse.

Clifton Hunter value: $69.2 million

The Cayman Islands government lost $41.6 million on the construction of Clifton Hunter High School between the date the school opened and the time a valuation of the North Side property was completed in May 2013.

50 years ago: North Side booming without electricity

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote about how the district was growing, even before regular electricity service was available

Bikers rev up for Christmas toy drive

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is getting ready for its annual Toys For Tots Charity Drive and Ride campaign, during which it invites the public to donate toys as Christmas gifts for Cayman’s children.

Mastic Trail ideal place to spot seasonal winged visitors

As the winter season approaches, the Cayman Islands welcome many northern visitors seeking warmer climes – including many types of birds.

Wrecked drug facility lies empty

A facility for recovering drug addicts will take a million to half a million dollars with donations and support to get it up and running again.

Octopus planned for Sculpture Park

David Quasius, known locally as the “Michelangelo of North Side,” is preparing for his next masterpiece – a huge octopus with concrete tentacles that will encircle anyone who cares to have their photo taken within the sculpture.

Free AIDS testing this week

Six days of free HIV/AIDS testing have been organized this week as part of the observance of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Court of Appeal briefs

A roundup of some of the cases heard during the latest session of the Court of Appeal.

Burned-out vehicle discovered in Frank Sound

Police and fire services officers are investigating a burned-out vehicle found in the Frank Sound area of North Side late on Tuesday night.

Manderson: 'Confusion' over job-hopping

Significant confusion has arisen in recent months as to whether work permit holders employed in one occupation can “switch jobs” to a completely different profession.

Premier condemns anti-business rhetoric

Premier Alden McLaughlin admonished legislators for anti-business, anti-expat rhetoric that he warned risked hurting the island’s economy. The premier supported an amended version of a private members’ motion from backbencher Winston Connolly, who called for changes to business licensing laws to encourage training, development and ownership opportunities for Caymanians.

Bulk waste collections begin

It’s time to get rid of old household appliances, furniture and yard waste: the annual bulk waste clean-up campaign started this week.

Still no sanctions for breaking finance law

For about a decade, the Cayman Islands Government failed to file consolidated financial statements on time, or in any sort of auditable form, as required by the territory’s Public Management and Finance Law.

50 years ago: North Side News

In the Nov. 17 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

East End and North Side floats

East End and North Side floats celebrated the districts' past and present heritage.

North Sider now a UK pageant queen

North Sider Sheril McField has netted an unique accomplishment as the winner of Ms. Surrey Galaxy, a U.K. pageant.

Panton: Spearfishing rules may be changed

Environment Minister Wayne Panton indicated Wednesday that long-standing rules banning the importation of spear gun parts and the granting of new spearfishing licenses could be changed, depending on recommendations from the National Conservation Council. The issue was raised Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly.

Wright's on target again

Dwayne “Gaza” Wright has been one of the Premier League’s top scorers for years and this season is no exception. The Elite Sports Club forward hit his sixth goal in five games as Elite beat George Town 2-1 at the TE McField Annex on Sunday.

Government sets plans for 18-month budget

The Cayman Islands government will enter uncharted financial waters Wednesday as the planning document for the upcoming 18-month budget is released in the Legislative Assembly.

Four charged in ganja smuggling attempt

Four men, two Caymanians and two Jamaicans, were charged with attempting to smuggle nearly 150 pounds of ganja into Grand Cayman following a brief marine pursuit Friday.

Pirates land in Grand Cayman!

The pirates came ashore Saturday amidst the sounds of cannon and musket fire, quickly outnumbering the red-coated British soldiers assembled on the dock. Thousands of revelers awaited the landing along the waterfront, which turned out to be a relatively peaceful affair. Peaceful, that is, once the swashbucklers successfully kidnapped the governor – or at least the man playing the part of governor for the annual rite kicking off the Pirates Week parade.

Big plans for East End, North Side Heritage Days

Offering a pirate’s booty of ways to eat, drink and be merry, East End and North Side are once again ramping up for their very popular Pirates Week Heritage Days.

Scholars will not find Sunset dull

Scholars International face Sunset at the Ed Bush stadium in the most attractive fixture of the Premier League matches on Sunday.

Police's North Side clinic rescheduled

A Royal Cayman Islands Police Service clinic that was postponed last Friday due to bad weather has been rescheduled to this Friday, Nov. 13.

Police seek ganja suspect

The last of four suspects accused of bringing more than 800 pounds of ganja into Cayman aboard a boat that landed in North Side district last month is still being sought by police.

50 years ago: Primary school gets new head teacher

In the Oct. 20 issue of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy reported on some recent changes at the local primary school.

Scholars top of the class again

Scholars International stormed to the Premier League title last season and by the way they’ve started this campaign, they are going to be extremely difficult to topple.

Obituary: Mattilee Verona Tatum, 1925-2015

Mattilee Verona Tatum, 89, passed away on Oct. 21, 2015 at Claridge House Nursing Facility in North Miami.

Police launch second round of community clinics

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is launching another round of its community clinics throughout the Cayman Islands.

From the Publishers: Compass launches daily ‘District Days’ pages

We are pleased to announce that beginning today – and every day of the weeks going forward – the Cayman Compass will be publishing a new feature called “District Days,” which will focus on the unique diversity, history and culture of all our districts.

Three in drug canoe case due in court Monday

Three men will appear in court Monday, charged in connection with importation of drugs and landing illegally in Grand Cayman.

'Not practical' to keep adding MLAs

A limit on the overall number of MLAs is suggested by Cayman's Electoral Boundaries Commission.

Police seek man whose ID was found in drug canoe

Police are asking the public to help track down a man whose ID was found inside a boat they believe was used to smuggle drugs into Cayman.

Three arrested in drug boat investigation

 Police arrested three men in West Bay Friday in connection with a drug boat that police chased in North Side waters on Sunday.

Cayman government liable for $1.4B in pensions, healthcare

The Cayman Islands government did not recognize an estimated $1.39 billion in pension and healthcare payments it will owe retirees over the next 20-25 years in its 2013/14 consolidated financial statements.

Ganja boaters at large

Four men who are believed to have come ashore in a fast canoe on Grand Cayman’s North Side district Sunday night following a police marine chase remained at large Tuesday.

Finance minister: People ‘giving up’ on mortgages

Homeowners who are simply “giving up” on current mortgages and leaving the Cayman Islands make up the second most common reason for bank foreclosures, Finance Minister Marco Archer said Monday.

Pilot's tests considered for boaters

Pleasure boaters could soon be required to take pilot’s tests before being allowed on the water.

School zone speeding could cost license

Speeding through an area marked as a school zone in the Cayman Islands could soon cost motorists their driver’s license, government officials confirmed last week.

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