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50 years ago: Cayman switches to decimal currency

In the 11 Sept. 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report headlined ‘We are Decimal’. It read:

50 years ago: Missile explodes off North Side

In the 28 Aug. 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report headlined ‘Missile exploded off N. Side last week’. It read:

50 years ago: Cayman on Telex

In the 21 Aug. 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report on a new speedy communication device – the telex.

50 years ago: A look back at moon landing

In 1969, the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, was among the many newspapers across the world that published stories on man’s first landing on the moon on 20 July.

50 years ago: World mourns death of Eisenhower

In the April 3, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report on the local and worldwide response to death of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It read:

50 years ago: The 1969 Agriculture Show

In the Feb. 20, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report on the annual Agriculture Show. It read:

50 years ago: Dairy project under way, research vessel in Cayman waters

In the Jan. 23, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Dairy project under way,” appeared on the front page.

50 years ago: First draught beer sold; 22 student pilots for flying school

In the June 13, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, a photo and caption on page 2 announcing some major breaking news for the Cayman Islands appeared – the sale of the first glasses of draught beer.

50 years ago: Caymanians arrive from Cuba

In the Aug. 22, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “9 arrive from Cuba,” appeared on the front page.

50 years ago: Replenishing Cayman’s turtle population

In the Aug. 8, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Plans ready to replenish turtles in Cayman waters,” appeared:

50 years ago: Replenishing Cayman’s turtle population

In the Aug. 8, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Plans ready to replenish turtles in Cayman waters,” appeared:

50 years ago: Cuba requests return of hijacked gunboat

In the Aug. 1, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Cuba Asks for Return of 05,” appeared:

50 years ago: John A. Cumber school opens in West Bay

In the July 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “West Bay School Opens,” appeared:

50 years ago: ‘Avoid mudslinging,’ Cumber pleads

In the July. 11, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, the following story about outgoing Administrator John Cumber appeared:

50 years ago: Cumber declines third term as administrator

“In the June 27, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story regarding Administrator John Albert Cumber appeared:

50 years ago: Education Law sparks controversy

In the June 20, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “New Education Law Under Fire,” appeared:

50 years ago: Flying school launches in Cayman

In the June 13, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Cayman-based flying service” appeared:

50 years ago: Scotiabank opens Cayman Islands HQ

In the June 6, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Scotiabank opens,” appeared:

50 years ago: Special allowance for civil servants

In the Feb. 15, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Fake detective arrested and deported

In the Feb. 8, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Phony ‘detective’ deported; Inspector Archer spearheads investigation,” appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Big land deals; airline strike averted

In the Jan. 25, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared on the front page: “Several large land deals are being transacted at the present time, which include large areas of beach land.”

50 years ago: Honda thefts; Chamber backs Cayman dollars

In the Jan. 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story about the theft of Honda cars appeared:

50 years ago: BWIA staff threaten strike

In the Jan. 11, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story about a potential upcoming strike by airline workers appeared on the front page.

50 years ago: Abandoned cars

“Our camera has caught another of the many wrecked cars littered by the roadsides of Grand Cayman. This one has been parked for months near where the government has built cottages for expatriate officers on South Church Street."

50 years ago: Queen’s Badge for three; New Year’s Eve parties

In the Jan. 4, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following brief story appeared on the front page.

50 years ago: Lawmakers discuss flour prices

In the Dec. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “MLAs vote for duty off flour,” appeared:

50 years ago: Chamber of Commerce discusses cost of living

In the Dec. 6, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared:

50 years ago: Local prices skyrocket

In the Nov. 29, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared on page 3.

50 years ago: Jamaica Coast Guard pays official call

In the Oct. 25, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, appeared on the front page:

50 Years Ago: Ad agency represents Cayman

In the Oct. 25, 1967 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of The Cayman Compass, there was news of an advertising agency representing the Cayman Islands interests abroad.

50 years ago: Radio station acknowledges Cayman is inhabited

In the Oct. 11, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “WGBS, Miami apologises” appeared:

50 years ago: MLAs discuss tourism

In the Sept. 27, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report appeared:

50 years ago: Young North Siders join church fellowship

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Teacher returns to Bodden Town Primary School

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote in her weekly column:

50 years ago: ‘2 tons of explosives go off unexpectedly,’ shaking island

In the Sept. 20, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “2 tons of explosives go off unexpectedly,” appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Hurricane Beulah to pass south of Cayman

In the Sept. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, as residents of the Cayman Islands anxiously eyed Hurricane Beulah, the following article titled “Storm Heads West” appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Parsons-Ebanks wedding held in West Bay

In the Sept. 13, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report, titled “West Bay Wedding,” appeared:

50 years ago: Radio station considered; professor visits mosquito unit

In the Aug. 23, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “Radio Station – Engineering Survey” appeared:

50 years ago: First storm of the hurricane season forms

In the Sept. 6, 1967 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, a story titled “Season’s first storm,” about Tropical Storm Arlene, appeared on the front page. Fifty years later, the first named storm of 2017 was also called Arlene, but appeared much earlier in the year – in April. There were eight named storms in 1967, the last being Heidi.

50 years ago: West Bay-New York wedding celebrated

In the Sept. 6, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, correspondent Darlene Owens wrote in her “This Week in West Bay” column:

50 years ago: Airline replies to critics

In the Sept. 6, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, a story headlined “BWIA answers criticism,” appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Welcoming returning travelers and a new teacher

In the Aug. 30, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Miriam Jackson obituary

In the Aug. 30, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, correspondent Darlene Owens wrote in her “This Week in West Bay” column:

50 years ago: Mosquito control and dynamite

In the Aug. 23, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, an article titled “Assembly Shown M.R.C.U. Dyke Building Project” informed the community about important work being done in the community.

50 Years ago: Kendal Ryan Jr. promoted to manager of Buccaneer’s Inn

Lilian Ritch, the Sister Islands correspondent for The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, wrote the following article in the “Cayman Brac Calling” section of the Aug. 23, 1967 edition: “Mr. and Mrs. Anton Foster are very happy to announce they have promoted Mr. Kendal Ryan Jr."

50 years ago: Protesters call for better roads; fogger visits East End

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “Marchers present petition” appeared: “It was certainly an unusual sight to see men and boys with placards marching through the streets of George Town yesterday."

50 years ago: Caymanians study abroad

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Nurse Josie Solomon, after three months of hard study, returned home for two weeks well-earned vacation."

50 years ago: Career opportunities in police force

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appeared: “The Police Force is currently going through a period of expansion and improvement as a result of which many benefits will be available."

50 years ago: Cayman touted as offshore base for companies

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following front page article, titled “Walker co-authors first technical paper on Cayman,” appeared:

50 years ago: Bodden Towner hired as economist in Canada

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hunter and youngest son George arrived home. The friends of Mr. Jimmy Hunter will be pleased to hear that he has joined the Government service of Ottawa as an economist."

50 years ago: New street lights for George Town

In the Aug. 2, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, headlined “New Street Lights in Town,” appeared: “From the sea, George Town looks like a big city."

50 years ago: Women’s Guild celebrates anniversary in North Side

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Guild dinner held

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Bodden Town Report” correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Two weddings celebrated

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, in “This Week in West Bay,” correspondent Darlene Owens wrote:

50 years ago: Lady Agar moving to Grand Cayman

In the July 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Frances Bodden reported in the George Town Notebook:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

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.’

50 years ago: Family welcomes 2nd child

​In the June 28, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "This Week in West Bay" correspondent Darlene Owens wrote:

50 years ago: Little Cayman skeleton update

​In the June 28, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "Cayman Brac Calling" correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Texan visitors take to the dance floor

​In the June 14, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report by Birney Jarvis on a group of Texan travelers who arrived in Grand Cayman for a visit appeared:

50 years ago: Fundraiser for church building

In the June 21, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "Northside News" correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years: Police step up probe in LC skeleton case

In the June 21, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, reporter R.M. Walters wrote the following: “The Cayman Islands Police, under command of Chief of Police Mr. R.S. Besant, are stepping up investigations into the mystery of the human skeleton in Little Cayman."

50 years: Summer travel includes Florida and Jamaica

In the June 14, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “George Town Notebook” correspondent Frances Bodden wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wight spent the weekend in Miami returning on the 5th after a business and pleasure trip."

5​0 years ago: People come and go

In the June 7, 1967, edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” by Nettie McCoy included: “Arriving on Wednesday 31st was Capt. Harris McCoy Jr. for his vacation. The m/v Iguana Term, of which he was captain, arrived in G.T. to bring a supply of Oil for Esso.

50 years ago: Spelling Bee winners congratulated

​In the June 7, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "Cayman Brac Calling" correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Permanent Secretary visits Cayman

In the June 14, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "George Town Notebook" correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

50 years ago: Season for traveling

In the June 7, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, in "George Town Notebook" correspondent Frances Bodden wrote:

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