Cayman Free Press 45 years young

Cayman Free Press,
parent company of The Observer on Sunday reaches a milestone on Wednesday, 6
October, this week.

We celebrate our 45th

It’s a milestone
we’re happy to embrace.

There will be a
special anniversary feature tucked inside our sister publication, the Caymanian
Compass, on the day of the actual event. Please be sure to pick up a copy and
peruse the pages, which will take a look back at the past 45 years.

While doing research
for the special feature we came across some interesting articles and events of
the day.

One of the highlights
in the earlier newspapers was district reports. Journalists basically didn’t
exist in those early formative years, so people in the various districts,
including Cayman Brac, were encouraged to submit weekly reports of the goings
on in those areas. Most of them were a litany of the sermon the previous Sunday
in the churches the writers attended and a listing of who came and went
throughout the week, as well as births, marriages and deaths.

While the Caymanian
Compass – which resulted from the merger of the Cayman Weekly and the Cayman
Compass in 1974 – is the bread and butter of CFP, there are many other
publications we are proud to have in our stable; one of which you are reading

We launched The
Observer on Sunday in 2008 to help realise a dream that CFP Managing Director
Brian Uzzell always had – to provide the people of the Cayman Islands  with a proper Sunday newspaper. We chose to
make this publication free to our readers because we consider it a public
service as well as a tool to let our advertising clients reach out to more

Since the
introduction of the Caymanian Compass in 1974 CFP has launched the Annual Map
& Visitors Guide, The Cayman Islands Yearbook & Directory, Tourist
Weekly, Key to Cayman Magazine, The Cayman Islands Journal, InsideOut Magazine,, What’s Hot Magazine, Cayman Ashore, Chamber Magazine,
Cayman Buzz Phone Directory, Observer on Sunday and Cayman Financial Review.

We’ve had a wonderful
run in the past 45 years and look forward to serving the people of the Cayman
Islands for decades to come.