In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, a front-page story told of an East End woman who was found guilty of practicing obeah, a type of sorcery similar to voodoo, practiced in the West Indies by former West African slaves:
“Mrs. Doris Levy of East End, charged with being a person practising Obeah was found guilty and a sentence of 6 months imprisonment with hard labour was imposed.
“An appeal was lodged by Mr. Karl Brandon, her counsel, and bail in the sum of £50 was allowed, but it was understood that no one has come forward to stand bail and Mrs. Levy remains in custody.”
On page 5 of the same newspaper, an appeal was made to locate a pair of misplaced sunglasses:
“LOST in the vicinity of Tortuga Club on Sunday 28th, 1 pair of black-rimmed prescription sunglasses (without case). These belong to a Canadian visitor and are unsuitable for anyone else’s use. Will finder please return to The Caymanian office.”