50 years ago: Public meeting on new bills draws large crowd

In the Nov. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

“Messrs. Anton Bodden and Richard Arch held a public meeting at the Town Hall last week. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the proposed bills to be dealt with by the House of Assembly. The large crowd in attendance showed the interest of the community in political matters.

“Work has started on the production of a comedy ‘Good Glory.’ This play will be staged in the Bodden Town Town Hall on the night of Jan. 1, 1967.

“Mr. James Hunter M.A. left the island on Thursday. He has gone to Canada in search of employment. It seems like there is no place here yet for educated men.

“Departures on the 27th were Mr. Halkieth Bodden of Pease Bay, and Mrs. Angelia Conolly who has gone to visit her children and relatives in New Jersey and New York. Mrs. Conolly is one of our earnest church workers of the United Church at Bodden Town.”

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