50 years ago: Berry-Frederick wedding celebrated

In the July 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

Novices take on top cyclists in handicap race

Novice riders took on more experienced and faster cyclists in a 27-mile handicap race that started off in Bodden Town Sunday morning.

50 years ago: Plenty of holidaymakers and new arrivals on island

In the July 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “George Town Notebook” correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

Runners raise money for charity

A nonprofit organization whose members walk and run to raise money for charities has donated $4,000 to the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Deloitte interns volunteer at Cayman Islands Cancer Society

Deloitte chose the Cayman Islands Cancer Society as the beneficiary of its fifth annual Intern Charity Day.

Campers visit East End seniors

Vacation Bible campers took to East End streets Wednesday to share Christian love and kindness with seniors as part of the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands camp’s mission.

50 years ago: Returning home after 52 years

In the July 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

Graduates honored at West Bay church

Young members of Boatswain Bay Presbyterian Church were honored for graduating from their respective schools at a ceremony at the church early this month.

Pirates play role in West Bay Bible school

Children taking part in last week’s Vacation Bible School at the Wesleyan Holiness Church on North West Point Road last week were treated to treasure hunting and pirates, as well as craft making.

50 years ago: Trousseaus, furloughs and vacations

In the June 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “This Week In West Bay” correspondent Darlene Owens wrote:

68 St. Ignatius School graduates celebrate at June commencement

St. Ignatius Catholic School Year 11 and 13 students celebrated their graduation during a standing-room-only ceremony in Loyola Hall on June 22.

50 years ago: Cuban plane violates Cayman’s airspace

In the July 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following news story appeared on the front page:

Botanic Park celebrates all things mango

Mangoes were the center of attention this month when the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park held its first mango fair. The event on July 1 was spearheaded by the Tourism Attraction Board to expand on the park’s annual tree sale.

A craft that time forgot

There was a time when the craft of fishnet weaving was a common sight in the outlying districts. Cast nets were most popular and it took patience to make them and strong men to use them.

Volunteers clean beach, climb the Bluff

Volunteers who cleaned up a beach on Cayman Brac over the weekend earned a free climb on the Bluff by cleanup organizer, Rock Iguana Ltd. Among the volunteers in the July 1 Clean & Climb Fest was John O’Brien, who collected six bags of garbage on the beach and then went climbing for the fist time.

Burgess Meredith’s son recalls Little Cayman

Jonathan Meredith visited Little Cayman only once, but it made an impression to last a lifetime. Mr. Meredith, the son of actor Burgess Meredith, visited Little Cayman in 1970 as part of a class project. He shared his memories with the Cayman Compass. Only 17 people called Little Cayman home when Jonathan Meredith visited, and he said his father made only a few visits to the little house he built on the north side of the island.

50 years: Fire at airport; caning introduced for juvenile offenders

The edition also included a story headlined “Truman Succeeds” about Truman Bodden, founder of Cayman’s Truman Bodden Law School and former Leader of Government Business

Cayman Academy graduates class of 2017

Twenty students from Cayman Academy graduated last month at a ceremony at the Marriott resort.

50 years: Two prominent West Bay citizens pass away

Typical of most Caymanians he took to the sea for a livelihood and many were the ships he skippered, including his own schooner ‘The Banks.’

West Bay students step into the future

Ninety-five Year 6 students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School completed their time at the school last month, ready to move on to high school.
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