50 years ago: Appeal for Bodden Town police station

In the Nov. 10, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote: 

“Following a spate of shootings in this district over a year ago, and shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, this Town was in jest referred to as ‘Dallas.’ It is commendable that the Town has not lived up to this name, as of the 358 prosecutions commenced in the several Courts of this Island since the beginning of 1965 only 4 have originated from Bodden Town. How fortunate it is that the citizens of this area have proven to be such law abiding citizens, for had they been otherwise one would hate to think of the ensuing consequences. The reason for that statement is that no Police Officer is officially stationed at the several eastern districts of Grand Cayman and therefore should any serious trouble occur the Police have to be summoned from George Town to deal with the matter. 

“With internal communications being what they are, such a delay could prove fatal one day. From a complement of more than 15 Police Officers why cannot at least one be stationed in the eastern districts? The lives and property of the citizens of this area warrant the same protection as that of any other area of this island and one would hope that in the near future favourable consideration is given to the matter and the vacuum filled.” 

50 years ago: Appeal for Bodden Town police station
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