50 years ago: Dr. Giglioli attends a conference, plus comings and goings

In the April 27, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

George-Town-50-years-final“Mrs. Dudley Parsons and her little daughter Kerry Rose left for Puerto Rico via Kingston on the 21st. Mr. Parsons is on the S.S. Commonwealth and his home port for the present is Puerto Rico, hence the visit of his family.

“Dr. Giglioli left for Kingston on the 21st to attend an important conference with the standing advisory committee for medical research in the British Caribbean on which the Cayman Islands is included.

“Rev. David Lapsley of Webster Memorial United Church, Kingston, Jamaica, arrived on the 24th of April and is the guest of Rev. Raymond Coke of the Manse, West Bay. Mr. Lapsley with his wife and two children spent a week in George Town a year ago. He will be carrying through a series of meetings at West Bay while here.

“Miss Olive Bush of South Sound left for Jamaica on the 23rd on holiday looking quite charming and happy. Leaving on the same flight was nurse D. Lue of the George Town hospital who is on 10 days leave having injured 2 fingers in a washing machine.

“Other departures to Jamaica were Dr. and Mrs. J.T. Burrowes who will be away from the island for a short while. His work will be carried on by his able nurses, Mr. Sammy Henriques who was on a three day visit, Mr. Johnnie Black of Esso, he being relief for Mr. James Bodden, who with his wife was on a short business trip, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hopwood and Miss Carol McIntosh of Jamaica who were visitors to the island.

“Mr. Bobby Soto has returned after a short business trip, also Mr. Yorke Kirkconnell who attended his step-mother’s funeral in Miami. Our condolences go out to Capt. Charles Kirkconnell in his bereavement.

“Mrs. Rayal Bodden left from Miami on the 24th looking quite chic as usual. Also Mrs. Jacques Scott has gone on a 17 day visit to Florida.

“Mrs. Eva Bodden arrived from New York in transit to Little Cayman.

“Mr. Rudy Selzer, manager of Club Inferno, spent a few days in Kingston from Sunday to Thursday on business.

“Mr. and Mrs. Rex Crighton are happy to publish the news that their first son arrived at 2:45 a.m. on the 21st, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, name – Dale Rex.

“Another new arrival at the hospital this week was a baby girl weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harris Wright on the 22nd.”