50 Years ago: Civil service exodus prediction justified

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

“In my column last week I predicted the continued exodus of young and promising men from the Civil Service of these islands. Already my prediction has come true, as during the course of last week Mr. Haig Bodden of this town threw in the towel. He leaves to join a commercial undertaking in George Town.”

Mr. Hunter also wrote about the return to Grand Cayman from Canada of Monty Watler, better known locally as “Fenwick,” to spend the holiday season with his family.”

He also commented on road works at Pedro, writing: “During the course of last week, work has been progressing on a new road leading to lands south of Pedro known as ‘Beach.’ The new road leaves the main public road at a point nearly opposite Mr. Ellis Conolly’s gate in Pedro, and is being financed by Mr. John S. Dunning of Conn. U.S.A. Construction of the road is in the hands of the Eden brothers of Savannah.”