50 years ago: Youths cause trouble at Club Inferno

In the Nov. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mr. Leon Ebanks celebrated his birthday on the 10th with a big party at the home of Mr. Calvin Anderson.

“Miss Marisa Rivers celebrated her 13th birthday on the 11th at home.

“Arriving on the 13th were Mrs. Raymond Ebanks from Miami where she resides, to visit her relatives. Mr. Coriel Rivers from New York, Mr. Dodson Rivers. Mr. Hudson Ebanks who is on sick leave having had surgery in Georgia.

“Mrs. Darlene Owens who accompanied her mother Mrs. Alvin Ebanks to Miami. Mrs. Ebanks has had major surgery but is coming on quite satisfactorily.

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“Messrs. Kenneth Ebanks and Coleman Ebanks left on the 13th for New York to join S.S.

Ore Meridian for National Bulk Carriers.
“A number of boys went to Club Inferno on the night of the 7th and threatened to beat the watchman Mr. Jason Parsons an elderly man. They threw stones and bottles around the building and acted like Hooligans. Mr. Parsons was not injured by acting sensibly.

“The matter has been reported to the police.

“Remembrance Day was observed in the United Church by a parade with the Girls’ Brigade, and two minutes’ silence in honour of our dead who gave their lives in World War 1 and II. The Church was closed for the evening service as some of the congregation wen to George Town for a united Communion Service.”

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