50 years ago: Career advancement and homecomings

In the Feb. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

“Congratulation to Mr. Burnstein Banks of N.B.C. and the Rock, Cayman Brac, on obtaining his 2nd Engineer’s Licence, (Liberian). He is currently on the SS Ore Saturn. He is the second son of Mr. Guy Banks of the District Commissioner’s Office, and Mrs. Vinolia Banks.

“We welcome home Miss Mona Banks, Postal Clerk who has just returned from spending 6 weeks of her leave in Kingston with Capt. and Mrs. Glenn Tibbetts. Mona thinks Kingston is a beautiful city and has a lovely climate.

“Mr. and Mrs. Burleigh Scott of Mobile, Ala. flew in on Wed. for a 2 week visit with relatives. Mrs. Scott (Helen) is from a large family of sisters, most of whom are here. Mr. Scott is visiting with his mother, Mrs. Dinah Scott and sisters, Mrs. Helga Tibbetts, Post Mistress, and Mrs. Morris Foster of West End. He sails on SS ‘Texaco Wisconsin’ of Texaco Inc. of Port Arthur, Texas. He has been away 8 1/2 years, his wife 6 1/2 years.

“Welcome to Mr. Henry Cleland of British Honduras who has joined the staff of Barclay’s Bank here. We are glad to see Captain Moody Ryan of Tampa here for an indefinite vacation. Capt. Moody is from Stake Bay.

“Describing himself as a local boy who used to assist the Collector of Customs, old man Henry Rutty 50 odd years ago, he is happy getting around and renewing old acquaintances, and is keenly interested in all the affairs of the island, especially fishing. He brought down ‘Sandbar’ and the ‘Dotty B II’ some years ago.”