50 years ago: News from George Town

In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden reported on some of the happenings in the district: 

“[Reporter] Mr. Ozzie Osborne of the Roanoke Times returned home after one of his frequent visits to the island. On this occasion he visited Grand Court several times to hear the ‘Obeah’ cases.” 

“We are pleased to announce that Mr. Linford A. Pierson was successful in receiving a 1st Class Pass in the recent R.S.A. Advanced Examination taken while on a Government scholarship in Jamaica. He also passed the exam taken at the Ministry of Finance Training Division.” 

Mr. Pierson was 24 years old at the time. Nineteen years later, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly, holding the seat for more than 16 of the next 20 years and becoming a Cabinet minister and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly during that time. 

50 years ago: News from George Town
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