50 years ago: Updates from East End and North Side

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon made note of some community news: 

“Mr. Bertram Conolly had a very good day’s fishing on Mon. 6th. His catch was as follows, 1 King fish, 9 Barracuda, 9 large yellow jacks and a number of smaller fish. 

“Very heavy winds from the North East have caused fishing to be at a standstill, as from the 8th. Wind and heavy seas have severed the bow from the steam ship Rimandi which ran ashore 2 1/2 years ago at the eastern channel. 

“Mr. Osworth McLaughlin left on Mon. to work with NBC. This is his first trip to sea.” 

North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy had this to report: 

“Mr. and Mrs. Windsor Anderson were the happy parents of their 6th child and 4th daughter born on Dec. 10 at the hospital. Arriving on Sat. 11th was Mr. David Ebanks to spend his vacation with his family. Also Mr. Doren Miller who resides in Toronto, Canada. Doren is always happy to spend a vacation in his old home town. 

“Back from their short holiday in Miami are Mr. Ralph Coatsworth and Rudy Ebanks. 

“Returning on Thurs. 9th was Rev. Ruth Bowman who is at present in charge of the Pilgrim Holiness Church here. She went to the U.S. on the occasion of her brother’s death. 

“The flu which has been raging in the district for several weeks now seems to be under control, and the children and adults as well are feeling fine.” 

50 years ago: Updates from East End and North Side