50 years ago: District welcomes numerous babies at start of spring

In the March 29, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included:

“Hell has been really hot the last couple of nights. Jamaica’s No. 1 all-girl band, Ingrid Chin and the fabulous Carnations, opened at the Club Inferno on Monday evening. A capacity crowd was there to enjoy the big beat music of the famed band.

“Leader of the glamorous band is Ingrid Chin, her brother Richard is the drummer, while her smaller, nine-year-old brother Neville, known throughout Jamaica as ‘Mr. Legs’ entertained during the floor show with a spectacular show of dancing.

“The Carnations played through the evening, demonstrating the rousing, jump-up beat for which they are well-known, with a wide selection of old favourites and greatest hits. The girls were ably assisted by the vocal talents of ‘The Jamaicans,’ Norris and Martin, winners of the 1966 festival Award in Jamaica, and Ken Chin, manager and MC for the band.

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Oriel Avalon Anglin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nahon Anglin, celebrated his 2nd birthday on March 22.

“Arrivals recently have been Messrs. William Rivers, Derek Rivers from National Bulk Carriers. Rudolf Powery, Henry Rivers from his job in Miami, and Ronsdale Smith from New York where he has been to school.

“Mrs. Boyd Hydes and baby arrived from New York on the 4th. She is here on a visit.

“Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crowe became the happy parents of a daughter on the 5th weighing 8 1/2 pounds.

“Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick Gordon received the gift of their first daughter on the 5th, named Sylvia Evern, weighing 6 pounds.

“Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Ebanks became the happy parents of a daughter on the 6th weighing 10 pounds.

“A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arunah Powery on the 7th, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces.

“Mrs. Bert Jackson returned on the 7th after visiting relatives in Miami. Mrs. Ausley Parsons and daughter Oralee returned the same day from Miami having visited relatives.

“Mrs. Henry Parsons who lives in the U.S. arrived on Sunday to visit his mother, Effie, who has been in failing health for some time. Her condition became worse a week ago.

“Mr. Kirkum Ebanks left on the 9th after a short vacation at home.”

Also in the same issue, news from West Bay included:

“Vandalism is rife at West Bay again. The traffic signs recently erected for the safety of all are being torn down and/or destroyed as soon as they are put up. Two constables instead of one are now stationed in the area and the cooperation of the public in reporting any such acts witnessed by them would be appreciated by the Chief of Police.”

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