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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

50 years ago: Frances Bodden moves house

“Our friend Miss Frances [Bodden]’s column is curtailed a little this week due to her removal to her new home on Columbus Way off Melmac Ave."

Registration opens for Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp

Registration is now open for the Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp taking place this July.

50 years ago: Fire destroys family’s house

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Scott sisters visit Brac after 49 years away

In the March 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Two seamen of Spot Bay, sons of Elder and Mrs. Carl Scott, left on Sunday 26th for New York via Grand Cayman."

From the archives: Adelaide Hydes’ house

This image from the Compass photo archives shows the Adelaide and Moses Hydes house in West Bay.

50 years ago: Final Pacific Western flight takes off

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “The Pacific Western plane made her final call for the season last weekend."

Trust seeks eastern district volunteers

The National Trust is appealing for volunteers for projects and activities in the eastern districts.

‘Duppies’ gone from Duppy Turn

“Duppy Turn came by its name for good reason. Many North Siders believe that pirates used to hide their treasure at the turn in the path and then killed local Caymanians and buried them to ‘mind’ their treasure. The ghosts of the Caymanians populated the turn and were often experienced, particularly by travelers on dark nights, Thus, we have this well-known North Side site of Duppy Turn.”

Seniors feted at pre-Easter celebration

Cayman’s seniors from across the three islands gathered for a special pre-Easter service and open-air luncheon in Savannah on April 10.

50 years ago: Excitement at the Brac airport, births

In the Jan. 19, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “The airport terminal...

Primary students celebrate cultures of many countries

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School celebrated another successful International Night, this one with the theme "Passport to the World," on May 20.

The People Time Forgot: Capt. Callan Hunter Ritch

Capt. Ritch dropped anchor in nearly every harbor on the globe and he had the ship logs to prove it.

50 years ago: William Lawrence Nixon profiled

“Serving as foreman of the jury at the recent murder trial was William Lawrence Nixon of George Town but this was no unusual occupation for Mr. Nixon."

Manderson family pays tribute to Governor Russell

Members of West Bay’s Manderson family attended the memorial service on Thursday, Aug. 4, for former Cayman Islands Governor Thomas Russell.

50 years ago: Annual garden party draws crowds

The annual New Year's Day garden party attracted a large Bodden Town crowd as usual.

Jamaican gospel singer impresses Cayman audience

Adventist church members enjoyed some powerful and soul-stirring music by Jamaican gospel singer and song writer Carey Sayles last Saturday in George Town. The musical experience for church members was made even more moving by Mr. Sayles as he related snippets of his life story.

50 years ago: Soulsville draws a crowd to Club Inferno

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included: “Soulsville ‘67 opened with a huge crowd at Club Inferno on Monday."

50 years ago: Harvest Meeting and a daring burglary

In the Nov. 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “The annual Harvest Meeting was held in the United Church on the 23rd, with a very good display of fruit and vegetables."

Turtle Farm is for the birds

The Turtle Farm is getting some new feathered friends as its bird breeding season gets under way.

Bracker wins laptop in financial services quiz

A Layman E. Scott Sr. High School student is the winner a new HP laptop from Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott. Matthew Giscombe was awarded the HP laptop for scoring 100 percent in a quiz on the financial services industry during a Career Fair held in March.

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