50 years ago: Commissioner's cocktail party, and Christmas arrivals

The Dec. 22, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, had lots to report on notable social events leading up the Christmas holidays, including one marking a long-awaited move-in for the Police Commissioner:

“A very pleasant Cocktail Party was held at the White House, South Sound, on Friday when the Commissioner of Police, Capt. G.S.H. Ellis, entertained many guests.

“This was rather in the nature of a house-warming and those present were delighted to inspect the lovely home at present occupied by Capt. Ellis.

“It is gratifying to know that at last Capt. Ellis has been able to unpack his books and other possessions which have remained in crates for almost 2 years while he moved from residence to residence about town. It is also a pleasure to recall that this house belongs to Cayman and will always be available to offer pleasant accommodation in a most desirable and relaxing spot to all who, in future days, will serve us in an official capacity.

“Last weekend must surely have been a record-breaking one so far as in-coming passengers on airlines are concerned.

“On Saturday B.W.I.A. carried 52 persons from Miami and 41 from Jamaica and a special flight on Sunday brought a further 54. LACSA had a special flight from Miami to Grand Cayman on Sunday to bring 55 passengers … the Pacific Western plane from Vancouver brought 96 and Cayman Brac Airways had 4 flights, 3 on Sunday and 1 on Monday transporting 34 passengers. This makes a grand total of 332 arrivals.”