50 years ago: Island visits, baby shower and livestock plans

Cayman-brac--50-years-finalIn the March 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

“After an absence of 26 years, Mr. Henry Tomlinson paid a brief visit to his mother, Mrs. Almira and the family. Mr. Tomlinson is a leading cotton farmer of Nicaragua and resides in Managua, the capital. Mrs. Almira, a cheerful octogenarian, has consented to a prolonged stay with him and she left on Thursday for Grand Cayman en route, where she will visit with another son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Tomlinson and family.

“The directors of the Cayman Brac Power & Light Co. Ltd. in a circular to shareholders and consumers have reported their decision to declare dividend of 7½% and reduce rates effective April 1, 1966.

“Members of the Cotton Tree Bay Church of God and many friends attended a baby shower for Mrs. Doris Wells at the parsonage given by Mrs. Edna Tibbetts and Mrs. Jewel Scott. Rev. and Mrs. Wells were very appreciative of the varied and useful gifts.

“Dr. D.C. Hague, accompanied by Mr. Vernie Bernard, spent four days in the interest of the livestock industry formulating ideas on development. Dr. Hague thinks that quite a lot of progress has been made by various people both in milk, beef and pig meat production. More could be done and a number of people are obviously anxious to do it. With the expansion of the tourist industry there is a future fillable market. In terms of stock production, the basic problem is water.”