50 years ago: Work picks up for seamen

West-bay-50-years-finalIn the March 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“On Feb. 12, 1966, Mr. Robert L. Ebanks took as his bride Miss Sheila Maria Cuff of Bridgeton, N.J. Mr. Rupert Ebanks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ackermon, also of Brooklyn, all formerly of West Bay, Grand Cayman.

“Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bush returned to New York on the 19th after a short visit, having obtained their visa for permanent residence in the U.S. Leaving on the same flight were Mr. Alford Smith, Misses Margaret Rose Bush and Elese Ebanks, visitors to New York.

“Miss Annie Joy Ebanks is home on her school vacation from Jamaica. She will return in September to continue her studies.

“Mr. Kinwick Gordon arrived on the 19th. He was employed by N.B.C. Mr. Everston Ebanks left on the 20th for Puerto Rico to join the S.S. Commonwealth. This is his first trip abroad. Mr. Noel Ebanks left on the 20th to resume his work with N.B.C. on the S.S. Commonwealth.

“Mr. Hervey Ebanks arrived on the 20th from the S.S. Edward L. Steiniger where he worked for N.B.C. Mr. Aston Ray arrived on the 20th from the S.S. Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Mr. and Mrs. Denby Graves were the happy parents of their 3rd child and 2nd son, born on the 20th weighing 8 1/2 pounds, named Cliff Ian.

“Miss Jenny Lind Hydes celebrated her birthday on the 14th at home with her relatives and friends, and a very enjoyable evening was spent.”