50 years ago: Students succeed at GCE exams in Jamaica

cayman-brac-by-LilianIn the Sept. 28, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac Correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

“We offer congratulations to the following natives of Cayman Brac who have been successful in the G.C.E. exams in Jamaica: Hyacinth C.A. Lazzari (3) Wolmers, Jennifer L. Foster (4) Hampton, L. Kay Scott (4) St. Hugh’s, and Roy L. Scott (2) Meadowbrook.

“Kay’s brother Roy Lewin Jr. passed Geography, English language Cr. We bade him bon voyage this week as he returned to Meadowbrook to complete his subjects. He filled in holidays very happily at work with the Cable & Wireless (W.I.) Ltd. building construction at Stake Bay.

“Visiting over the past fortnight we have been glad to welcome Miss Ann Lee Jervis, eldest child of Mrs. Geris Martin of the Creek, on vacation from New York. Ann is an office secretary and out of business hours she attends the Latin American Institute, taking a language course majoring in Spanish. She is the niece of our popular constable Willie McLaughlin.

“Francois McGilchrist of Jamaica [has been a] guest of Ernest Foster of North East Bay. Francois is on vacation from University where he is a language student in France.

“Captain M.I. Kirkconnell of Tampa has been visiting with his mother, Mrs. Alvernie and brother Captain Mabry at Stake Bay.

“At the Creek, Mrs. Kay Sottan has been with the Theophilus Ritches.

“Thursday’s early flight of Cayman Brac Airways brought for the day personnel concerned with our development, and we give them a cordial greeting:

“Mike Harvey, supervisor of Cable & Wireless (W.I.) Ltd.; Mike Griffiths, supervisor of construction of the Secondary Modern School buildings; Mr. F. George Emile, sales representative of Rogers and Home Ltd., manufacturing chemists of Trinidad, makers of Canadian Healing Oil, etc. Though [Mr. Emile’s] firm has had connection over many years with our merchants, this is the first visit of a representative. [He was observed] in the Post Office enthusing over our stamps and the Cayman Islands crest.

“The other two arrivals were Barclays Bank manager Lester R.C. Johnson and secretary Miss Gwendolee Wood on a routine visit. The name plates at the bank impress us of up-to-date service. ‘R.A. McAuley’ above the desk window meets the eye as one steps in and ‘D.J. Jermyn’ on the desk designates the sub-manager.”