Capt. Keith P. Tibbetts Sr. was appointed in 1947 to the Assembly of Justices and Vestry, which later became the Legislative Assembly.
He was also a member of the LA until the late 80’s, except for one three-year term when he lost an election.
On Cayman Brac, Captain Tibbetts was the proprietor of KP Tibbetts Variety store in Watering Place, where he sold everything from food items to appliances.
In this old image, Captain Tibbetts poses in his Cayman Brac office sometime in the mid 80’s. Though a very savvy businessman, he would give credit to anyone in need – most of the time. Reminding his constituents where he stood after one election, he placed a sign on his door that read: “NOTICE: No credit to those that did not vote for me. KP Tibbetts.”
Captain Tibbetts passed away in 1996.
This photograph is from the book ‘The People Time Forgot’ by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from the sales of the book go toward museum projects.