In the April 5, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“His Honour the Administrator was the speaker at a meeting held at the Town Hall on March 28. He was welcomed by Mr. T.W. Farrington. His Honour then addressed the audience and then gave information re: the progress being made in the islands, e.g. roads, agriculture, fresh water supply, Public Works Department, etc. Mr. Hewitt Rivers asked a question on the proposed constitution, and received a reply. Mrs. Ardyth Smith asked a few questions on duties, etc., on which His Honour gave information. The meeting was closed by singing the National Anthem.

“Mr. Benson Ebanks addressed the audience reminding them of the previous meetings that were held by the three representatives explaining to the people the proposed change in our constitution. He said at this meeting a count of hands wold determine the voice of the people for or against the change. Revs. R. Coke and Dewey Johnson were asked to take the count. There were 23 persons against a change, with 26 for a change. Two MLAs were included in this latter number. Several persons remained neutral.

“Mr. and Mrs. John Ebanks (Margaret Ann) became the happy parents of their first child on March 29, a son named John Audley, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces.

“Mr. and Mrs. Garston Smith and two sons returned from Jamaica March 28. Their son Tenworth had a tonsillectomy operation in St. Joseph’s Hospital, which was successful.

“The Greenwood Baptist Church in New York was the scene of a lovely wedding on March 18 when Miss Gaynell M. Ebanks of West Bay was united in marriage to Mr. Marion Owens of New York by Rev. James Wagine. Mrs. Ludvic Ebanks was Matron of Honour and her husband Best Man.

“Mr. and Mrs. Tharpe Parsons and son Arden returned from Jamaica after obtaining their U.S. immigrant visas.

“Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on the March 26.

“After spending his vacation in Miami with relatives, Mr. Lenord Ebanks returned on the 28th, and reports an enjoyable visit. Mr. Verion Ebanks arrived the same day from National Bulk Carriers.

“Rev. J.B. Ziets of Lima, Ohio arrived on March 20 and was here for two weeks. He held services at the Pilgrim Holiness churches at West Bay and North Side. This is his third visit and it was a real pleasure to have him. He has spent the past three months on an evangelistic tour through the West Indies.

“Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell Ebanks, formerly Aldice Ebanks, from North West Point and daughter arrived on the 28th from Baltimore where they reside. They are visiting relatives.

“An Easter fair was held in the United Church Hall on the 27th. The children enjoyed the egg hunt, also a sale of cake, candies, etc., which collected the amount of 12 pounds.”

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