Editorial for May 31: Commute with the Compass

Once again the Caymanian Compass is reaching out to you, our readers.

Following the passage of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Cayman Free Press made getting the daily Compass easier by putting vendors out on the street to sell the newspapers.

It was a decision we took because not all retail establishments were back up and running and it was important for us to keep the country informed of the news.

We still think it is important for us to keep the country informed with accurate and fair reports of what goes on in our country and we want to ensure that all commuters have a chance to get a copy of the Compass.

Our street vendors will be noticeable as they sport their bright yellow vests at heavily trafficked areas of George Town and West Bay. Look for them at the Kings Gym roundabout, Bobby Thompson Way, Jose’s Esso Service Station, the four-way stop on Smith Road, Jacques Scott on Shedden Road, Wendy’s on West Bay Road, the four-way stop in West Bay and on South Church Street.

We’re happy to once again be able to make this service available to our loyal customers and readers as a complement to our regular distribution network.

For our advertisers it means that more people will be reading their offerings. For our readers who buy from street vendors, it means they can get the newspaper without having to get out of their vehicles.

The daily price of 50 cents will remain, with the Friday price unchanged at 75 cents. Look for the vendors from 7.30am until 9am each day.

We’re also happy to provide the street vending scheme because it means we can put more Caymanians to work, thereby improving their financial lot in life.

The street vending service is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Caymanian Compass and customer service.

We have lots in store for our loyal advertisers and readers. Keep an eye on the Compass for details in the coming weeks and months. We think this is going to be a win-win situation for all involved.

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