Editorial for October 6: Thank you for our 45 years

Cayman Free Press welcomes our
loyal readers and advertisers to celebrate with us today as we mark our 45th

Ours is only one of a handful of
companies that saw the potential of starting up a business in the 1960s, shortly
after Jamaica declared her independence from the United Kingdom, and our
country chose to stay with the Mother Country.

Many of the businesses, like ours,
have thrived and continue to be successful today thanks to loyal staff and

As you can see from the special
section inside today’s Caymanian Compass, we have a lot to celebrate.

The paper you hold in your hands
today is the result of the merger of the Caymanian Weekly, which formed in
1965, and the Cayman Compass, a product from 1973.

Managing Director Brian Uzzell
decided that two newspapers for our small Island back then were too many, and
he was right. He took the name Caymanian from the Weekly and the Compass to
give readers and advertisers the Caymanian Compass.

And the rest, as they say, is

While the newspapers of 40-45 years
ago could have been considered a public service, our readers and advertisers
have realised throughout the years that Cayman Free Press is a vital part of
our country, being the watchdog of government when necessary through our three
newspapers, bolstering the financial, tourism and local industries with our
publications and offering first-rate, professional commercial job printing
through Precision Print.

Our operating plans will remain the
same – when we see a niche that needs to be filled, we will do what we can to
fill that need for the people of the Cayman Islands.

Most of all, we will strive to
continue putting out the best products we can for our loyal readers and
advertisers while operating a company where staff members are treated like
members of a family.

has been our pleasure to serve you for the past 45 years and we look forward to
a strong future of growth and stability for everyone in the Cayman Islands.