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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 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: 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: ‘Batman’ actor intrigued by skeleton found at his home

In the May 31, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, American actor Burgess Meredith spoke to the newspaper about the discovery a week earlier of a skeleton on his property on Little Cayman.

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:

50 years ago: Commonwealth delegates visit Brac

Lilian Ritch, the Sister Islands correspondent for The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, wrote the following article titled “Visit of CPA delegates to Cayman Brac,” in the May 24, 1967 edition:

50 years ago: Hurricane Hunter visits Cayman

Last month, storm trackers on board a U.S. Air Force WC-130J Hurricane Hunter flew into Owen Roberts International Airport on their public awareness tour ahead of the Caribbean’s hurricane season.

50 years ago: History of Brac’s Beach Boys revealed

In the May 17 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Sister Islands news included:

50 years ago: Lots of socializing during Commonwealth conference

In the May 17, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

50 years ago: Death of a family man

In the May 10, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Family Week and a pro-bunkering stance

In the May 10, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: New babies and Scott-Bodden wedding

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Hutchings wins Inter House sports contest

In the May 10, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Parliamentary Association meets

In the May 10, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

50 years ago: Benjie Ebanks gets promoted at Rum Point Club

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included:

50 years ago: Spencer Bodden sets off to sea

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:

50 years ago: Seamen enjoy the chance to visit

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Boatswain Bay Presbyterian church welcomes new pastor

In the May 3, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

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."

50 years ago: Birthday party for one-year-old

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

50 years ago: Bunkering station raises environmental concerns

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, environmental concerns about a proposed bunkering station were published in response to the paper’s cautionary editorial on the risks posed by oil spills:

50 years ago: Retired Navy Cmdr. Roy Stoor visits family

In the May 3, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Fire sweeps through Mount Pleasant

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

50 years ago: Visitors come and go

In the April 26, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “Miss Norma Jackson of Seagas Travel Services of Kingston who arrived on the island on the 15th was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley Bodden.

50 years ago: Police opportunities open up

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following article appealed to young Caymanian men in search of work:

50 years ago: Electricity distribution upgrades commence

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “It is not always in the sequence of duty that a workman enjoys the privilege of implementing his own plans."

50 years ago: Motor Vehicle Law changes raise issue of poor roads

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following letter took on changes to the Motor Vehicle Law impacting the eastern districts.

50 years ago: Armstrongs recognized for community service

In the April 19, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Leaving this week for Port Richey, Florida were the Donald Armstrongs."

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 ... "

50 years ago: Mosquito control actions get under way

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:“The Caymanian has been interested to learn from the Mosquito Control Unit that in accordance with the powers conferred by the recent law regarding the clearing of bush ...

50 years ago: East End men leave for jobs at sea

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mr. Andrew (Elue) McLaughlin left on the 4th to work for Windjammer Cruises Inc. He will work on the Yankee clipper. Mr. Wilbert Jackson joined the M.V. Chemical Trader as chief cook. The ship sailed on the 6th."

50 years ago: One good turn results in another

In the April 5, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, an interesting anecdote appeared concerning the district of Bodden Town. “Who is My Neighbour? The answer remains unchanged. On March 31, Mrs. Doris Levy was busy in Town and could not get through till after dinner. By this time, most of the traffic for the eastern end had all gone up."

50 years ago: Administrator Cumber tackles district concerns at meeting

In the April 5, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “The last of the public meetings arranged by His Honour the Administrator was held in the Town Hall, George Town on the 29th.

50 years ago: Visitors welcomed and dangerous driving highlighted

In the April 5, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Mr. H.L. Barnes returned to New York after a few months at home."

50 years ago: MLAs hold meeting on proposed Constitutional changes

In the March 29, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from the Brac included: “MLAs K.P. Tibbetts and Burns Rutty discussed the Constitutional proposals with an audience largely from the western districts on Wednesday last."

50 years ago: Third break-in at GT store

In the March 29, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:“ Mr. Fossie Arch sustained his third big loss through robbery over this past weekend when his store on South Church Street was broken into."

50 years ago: Funeral of patriarch Niven Miller brings community together

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from North Side included:“The funeral of Mr. Niven Wray Miller Snr. of North Side, was held in the Presbyterian Church at Old Man Bay on the 14th."

50 years ago: Spring visitors and returning residents welcomed

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote:“Miss Edith Webster returned home on the 12th. She spent one year in New York with her mother and other relatives."

50 years ago: Administrator John A. Cumber talks Brac issues

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:“His Honor the Administrator, Mr. J.A. Cumber … and Mrs. Cumber visited the Brac from March 15th to 17th."

50 years ago: Una Yates hosts visitors, PTA has cancer talk

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Weekend guests of Miss Una Yates have been her cousin Mr. Herbert Yates of the P.O. Department in Miami and his wife Jean, his wife’s sister Ms. Ruth Brown of Illinois, and his aunt Mrs. Geraldine Read of Toledo, Ohio"

50 years ago: Third annual regatta held off Beach Club Colony

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:“The third annual regatta, sponsored by the Cayman Islands Hotel Association, was held Saturday, March 18, off the Beach Club Colony."

50 years ago: Political meeting outlines proposed constitutional changes

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:“A political meeting was held at the ‘Bright Spot’ on the 16th by MLA Mr. W.W. Conolly."

50 years ago: Lighthouse Club officially opens in Breakers

In the March 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from Bodden Town included: “There was a very happy time spent on Monday evening, March 6, at the formal opening of the Lighthouse Club Ltd. at Breakers."

50 years ago: Brac Cable & Wireless exchange opens

In the March 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:“The local system of Cable & Wireless (W.I.) Ltd. Telephone Communications was officially opened on the afternoon of the 10th."

50 years ago: Ham operator helps urgent international search

In the March 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay news included: “A U.S. Air Force radio operator in Ecuador sent out an emergency radio call for aid in the location of the father of a 12-year-old leukemia victim stricken in Raleigh, North Carolina."

50 years ago: Poor attendance at agriculture meeting decried

In the March 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:“Those returning from Jamaica recently were Mrs. Carsley Rivers, and Mr. Colmore McCoy."

50 years ago: Administrator John A. Cumber pays a well received informal visit

In the March 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris 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."

50 years ago: Florence Tatum congratulated on 13 prize wins at Ag Show

In the March 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “Mrs. Hebe Massias, dental nurse, returned from Jamaica where she went for medical aid, and is feeling much better. Her husband returned from his job at National Bulk Carriers."

50 years ago: Constitution proposals presented to district

“At a public meeting in the Town Hall, George Town, on March 2 Miss Annie H. Bodden and Mr. A.B. Bush outlined to the constituents of George Town the proposals agreed upon by the majority of elected members of the Legislative Assembly for an advance in constitutional status for Cayman ."

50 years ago: Visitor Adele Mulock stitches ties with community

In the March 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “I called on Mrs. Adele Mulock, a Canadian born in Toronto. She is an interesting person and seems to live with never a dull moment."

50 years ago: Capt. Sam Parsons pays a visit after 40 years

In the March 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included: “Capt. and Mrs. Sam Parsons, who were both born in West Bay, returned on the 12th to spend a surprise holiday with relatives here."

50 years ago: Stella Polaris staff and officers visit George Town

In the March 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Bush enjoyed their visit to Florida with their children including their youngest son Allen who is in the U.S. Navy."

50 years ago: Gun Bay United Church raises funds for a new roof

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mr. Willard Welcome left on Jan. 28 to work for National Bulk Carriers.

50 years ago: Bodden Town Citizens’ Association revived

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “Mr. Albert Whittaker and son arrived from Jamaica. Mr. Clive Whittaker went from Jamaica to New York."

50 years ago: Seamen welcomed on visit home, Jenny Ogren passes

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Feb 7th, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Scott of Spot Bay received the gift of a daughter – at home (8 pounds, Nurse Petrona Bodden)."

50 years ago: Valentine dinner raises funds

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: “The Christian Endeavour society sponsored a Valentine dinner on the 14th in the United Church Hall."

50 years ago: Undelivered telegram raises fears about overdue plane

In the Feb. 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town provides an interesting anecdote from an era before instant overseas communications: “Great concern for the safety of the 92 passengers and 7 crew members of the Pacific Western plane on Saturday."

50 years ago: Terry-Foster wedding celebrated in Town Hall

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Floris McCoy wrote: “There was a lovely group of relatives and well-wishers at the Town Hall in Bodden Town on Tuesday night."

50 years ago: New babies for Hurlstons and Bryans

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “On Jan. 18, Mr. and Mrs. O’Neil Hurlston of Spot Bay received the gift of their first child, a son David O’Neil (8 pounds 2 ounces) at St. Louis Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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: Thousands flock to Agriculture Show

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included: “A record crowd of about 2,500 attended the 1967 Agricultural Show held at the Grammar School Grounds on Ash Wednesday."

Skilled woodworker and Compass correspondent remembered

Charles Faulkner “Charlie” Dixon will be remembered as a man “greatly respected” for his leadership and pleasant disposition to those who crossed his path. Mr. Dixon, who would have been 91 on June 25, passed away at the George Town Hospital on Jan. 13 after battling heart problems and cancer.

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