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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: 162 home from Cuba

In the 7 Aug. 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report on the repatriation of a large group of Caymanians from Cuba. It read:

Cayman remembers the Moon landing

Fifty years ago, the residents of the Cayman Islands, like people all over the world, watched and listened with wonder as man landed on the Moon for the first time.

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: 3 children die in Cuban landing tragedy

In the July 3, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the front page carried a report titled “3 children die during 5-day ordeal: 19 Cubans land in Brac”. It read:

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: Big ganja haul; airport fire

In the March 20, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, a front page story, headlined ‘Big ganja haul’, detailed a seizure of £1,000 worth of drugs. 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: Men found after 13 days at sea

In the Feb. 6, 1969 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the lead story in the newspaper was titled “Two men found,” with the subhead “380 mile, 13 day ordeal – third dead from exposure.”

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: Truman Bodden prepares for Bar

In the July 25, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “Truman Prepares for English Bar” 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: 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: Britain devalues pound

In the Nov. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story titled “Britain devalues pound: How it will eventually affect you,” appeared on the front page:

50 years ago: Life saved by air-sea rescue

In the Nov. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared on the front page:

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: New teacher for West Bay infants

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

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: Fundraiser for new church building

In the Oct. 18, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: HMS Mohawk visits Cayman

In the Oct. 18, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared:

50 years ago: Investment climate very attractive

The Oct. 11 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, included the following story:

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: Kirk C lost, crew safe

In the Oct. 4, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared on the front page:

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: Airline gives Cayman a pass, citing lack of accommodations

In the Aug. 30, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article titled “No Pan Am flight: Lack of hotel accommodation cited” appeared:

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: Jackson-Palmer wedding celebrated

In the Aug. 16, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, in her “This Week in West Bay” correspondent Darlene Owens wrote: “There was a very quiet marriage ceremony performed at the home of Mr. Byron Powery, Aug. 6, when Mr. Jack Harwood Jackson took as his bride Miss Jean Julie Isabelle Palmer."

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: Missouri divers love Little Cayman

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appeared: “Forty-one divers from Missouri, recently spent an active week of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands."

50 years ago: Weighing Cayman’s future currency

In the Aug. 9, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, a front page article titled “Will we go decimal? Dots and dollars,” discusses what currency will be used in the Cayman Islands.

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: 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:

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