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Security measures are being planned for the Sister Islands to protect the vulnerable residents there, Premier Wayne Panton said on Tuesday, as cases of COVID-19 community transmission on Grand Cayman neared double digits.
The National Weather Service is expected to issue severe weather bulletin today as the forecast track for Tropical Depression Grace shifted south bringing the system closer to the Sister Islands.
Significant interest from staycationers is fuelling a property investment boom on the Sister Islands and sparking concern over potential development.
The already dwindling population of the Sister Islands Rock Iguana has taken a serious hit with the recent deaths of two adult reptiles, one of which was full of eggs.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has appointed Inspector Ian Yearwood as the new area commander for the Sister Islands. He succeeds Acting Inspector Kevin Bogle in the role.
People visiting the Sister Islands are no longer required to undergo a COVID-19 test prior to their trip.
The Health Services Authority has outlined how people who wish to visit Cayman Brac or Little Cayman can arrange COVID-19 tests before travelling.
Artwork from two National Gallery exhibitions are now on display in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Sister Islands residents share their stories of Tuesday's earthquake.
As a former long-time cat owner (Elvis, Butthead, Ripley, Scooter, Skittles and Mako, all unwanted by their owners or strays taken in), a trip to the Little Cayman garbage dump to witness the pitiful state of the warren there breaks my heart.
Large crowds do not often assemble on Cayman Brac, but hundreds gathered Thursday on the island’s Bluff to see Prince Charles cut the ribbon on the new 25-metre swimming pool – his first task upon arrival in the Sister Islands.
New regulations allowing officials to sanction the poisoning of animals in certain circumstances could pave the way for the resumption of a planned cull of feral cats said to pose a threat to rare seabirds on the Sister Islands.
All the feral cats I find on my property, I will give them to the government.
The Compass editorial “Catfight on the sister Islands” had readers talking this week, as animal advocates took to the courts to halt government’s plan to cull booming feral cat populations.
Today's editorial cartoon
Today's editorial cartoon
A 184-foot-long research and exploration vessel, complete with submersibles capable of reaching depths of more than half a mile, called in to the Sister Islands this week.
Police are warning of a scam involving the addition of phone credit to Jamaican telephone numbers.
Juliana O'Connor-Connolly is a Progressives candidate for Cayman Brac East.
Maxine McCoy-Moore is an independent candidate for Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman.
Longtime police veteran Andre Tahal has taken over as area commander of the Sister Islands.Inspector Tahal has served on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for 20 years.
Rudolph Dixon is an independent candidate for Cayman Brac East.
Moses Kirkconnell is a Progressives candidate for Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman.
A group of Cuban migrants ran aground on a reef off the eastern end of Little Cayman on Tuesday. According to police in the Sister Islands, the group was able to get the attention of a resident near Point of Sand, and several people in the area took boats out to rescue the 22 migrants off the reef Tuesday evening.
“There’s beauty in bread!/ There’s the song of the rain/ that watered the grain,/ And the song of brown earth/ that brought it to birth./ And a song of sun too,/ as golden it grew." These lines, read years ago in an old magazine found in my grandmother’s home, came back to mind as I delved into the reason why there was an islandwide shortage of flour and a close down of the Pioneer Bakery for four days, 18th to 22nd.
With the recent release of a new report on waste solutions for the Cayman Islands, the public is being invited to hear about what is being proposed.
As part of an ongoing project to document the Brac’s early days, Saskia Edwards of the Cayman Brac Heritage Committee recently sat down with educator Mexi-Ann Grant.
As part of an ongoing project to document the Brac’s early days, Saskia Edwards of the Cayman Brac Heritage Committee recently sat down with Leonardi Orlando Carter, whose family history spans many interesting periods of the island’s development.
Members of the Little Cayman community recently had the chance to meet with their Royal Cayman Islands Police Service area commander.
Sister Islands primary schoolchildren have been enjoying free tennis lessons thanks to a local law firm.
Along with a few humans, Little Cayman is home to some special animals, including the largest red-footed booby colony in the Western Hemisphere, along with a land creature similar but different to its blue cousin in Grand Cayman.
In the June 15, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:
Upcoming events in the Sister Islands include graduation celebrations and Summary Court.
Celebrity Reading Day provided an entertaining kick start to Child Month on the Brac.
“The community of Spot Bay and other friends gathered at the Church of God (Full) Gospel Hall for the wedding of Miss Odette Lucille Foster to Mr. Denis Emil Dixon on Saturday evening last."
Keira Bodden, 10, was crowned Little Miss Cayman Brac at the pageant hosted by the Lions Club of Cayman Brac at the Aston Rutty Centre on April 30.
In the May 4, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Rich wrote: “Late afternoon Tuesday, 19th, as Captain Keith Tibbetts drove the green and gold [Chevrolet 48 passenger bus unloaded from the Motor Vessel Kirkchief] on to solid ground cheers of joy resounded through the atmosphere. Within seconds the sun slipped below the horizon."
Young bakers were strutting their pastry-making stuff at the fourth annual Brac Cupcake War on Saturday, April 30, at Layman E. Scott High School.
Sylvia Christian was a seamstress, thatch maker and one heck of a good singer on the island of Cayman Brac.
A Mother’s Day afternoon tea party will take place at Casa Cassiopeia, 3226 Guy Banks Road, Little Cayman this weekend.
For those interested in honing a new skill, Cayman Traditional Arts holds its community thatch plaiting class at Heritage House on the second and last Thursday of each month.
Little Cayman’s Booby Pond Nature Reserve on the island’s south side features a land-locked saltwater lagoon with mangrove margins and old growth dry forest.
Organizers are all set for a celebration of Little Cayman’s cultural and agricultural heritage this weekend.
In the March 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “‘Massa’ George Saml. Scott of Watering Place returned on the 7th from Jamaica. He reported that he felt much better after receiving treatment at the University College Hospital."
Helping keep Cayman’s waters and shoreline clean just got a little easier in the Sister Islands.
Fine weather and a strong turnout made for an action-packed and successful Brac Agriculture show last weekend.
Simone Scott was among several Cayman Brackers honored at last week’s Cayfest National Arts and Culture awards.
In the March 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, contributor Florence Blum wrote: “As one New York Times...
In the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:
Sister Islands residents are reminded that the Department of Labour and Pensions office will be open again on Cayman Brac on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to assist with inquiries from employees and employers.
Rustic and charming Cayman Brac, first settled in 1833, offers up an array of activities for visitors to experience.
In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “On vacation from Grand Cayman and guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Marson of the West End is Nurse Maurice Hurlstone, midwife in private practice."
In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Miss Frances wrote: “It is reported that 3 boat loads of refugees from Cuba landed on Cayman Brac over the weekend."
Two liquor stores were broken into last weekend on Cayman Brac and cash was taken in at least one of the cases, Royal Cayman Islands Police said Thursday.
The founder of the Cayman Islands first synagogue has been recognized for helping keep the Jewish faith alive in the territory.
Little Cayman’s renown as a premier dive destination has its origins in a few acknowledged tourism pioneers, among them the late Gladys Howard, owner of Pirates Point resort.
Young swimmers on the Brac were out in force for a day of competition at the Sister Islands Swim Club’s first Burner Meet of 2016.
The opening of a new facility on the Brac serving the Sister Islands on Friday, Jan. 29 drew a small crowd of dignitaries and residents.
In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch reported: “Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Idyll made a brief visit to the islands a fortnight ago. Dr. Idyll is chairman of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Miami, member of the faculty of the University of Miami Department of Research and Fisheries and instructor of marine science."
Has your relationship been flagging in the romantic gesture department lately? Saying “I love you” before lights out each night and a fleeting kiss...
The grand reopening of the Cayman Brac Beach Resort deserves three cheers — one for each generation of the Tibbetts family, starting with patriarch...
Polly Tibbetts passed away on January 4, 2016
Cayman ended 2015 with a major corruption trial involving healthcare contracts and allegations against some prominent Caymanian businesspeople.
Let's take a look back at all the fantastic events held throughout 2015, as we ring in 2016.
The theme for government in 2015 may well have been “The Year of the Report.” Ministers and civil servants have been going through a yearlong review of the EY Report, which calls for numerous government reforms.
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.
The GREEN team organized a high schol beach cleanup on 21 November.
Friends and family will be celebrating the life of the late Gladys Bravenec Howard this week in Little Cayman, with a memorial service and a parade.
Seven hundred Caymanians have been selected to take part in the government’s Christmas work program.
Cayman Airways has purchased six new boarding ramps for its planes.
Clare Woodman Bears, better known as “Panama,” grates coconuts to make cooking oil.
The stars aligned in a meeting of the presidents of the Jamaican and the Cayman Islands Astronomical societies recently with heaven-sent results.