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50 years ago: Musings on land ownership

In the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: Farewell to nurse; need for new infant school highlighted

In the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Fundraisers, homecomings and a close call

In the Feb. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from West Bay included: "West Bay members of...

50 years ago: Visitors depart, cool weather stays put

In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy reported: "After attending her brother’s wedding and spending a happy vacation of 2 weeks at home with her family, Mrs. Velonie Hurlston returned to New York where she now resides on Jan. 31."

50 years ago: A good youthful turnout for agriculture film

In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote: "Mrs. Ronnie Ebanks...

50 years ago: Career advancement and homecomings

In the Feb. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Congratulation to Mr. Burnstein Banks of N.B.C. and the Rock, Cayman Brac, on obtaining his 2nd Engineer’s Licence, (Liberian). He is currently on the SS Ore Saturn. He is the second son of Mr. Guy Banks of the District Commissioner’s Office, and Mrs. Vinolia Banks."

50 years ago: Call for accessible long-term financing

In the Jan. 19, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote: “Today there are...

50 years ago: Visits, weather and fishing make the news

In the Jan. 19 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

50 years ago: Mobile ice cream debuts, healthcare questions

In the Jan. 12, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: A career move applauded and happy homecomings

In the Jan. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: A peaceful Christmas, sad passings and a wedding

In the Jan. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported on Christmas in the district, as well as funerals and a wedding.

50 years ago: Great fishing, welcome rain and rough roads mark the season

Rain and good fishing made the news.

50 years ago: Annual garden party draws crowds

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

50 Years ago: Golden wedding anniversary celebrations

In the Jan. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, under the headline, “Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Foster celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary,” Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Teachers get in the party mood

The Dec. 29, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, reported on a festive event held at West Bay’s Club Inferno:

50 years ago: North Siders return home for the holidays

North Siders returned home for the holidays.

East Ender reminisces about tourism’s early days

Having spent 45 years in the tourism business, East Ender Doralee McLaughlin has a treasure chest of memories to share, stretching back to the industry’s early days.

50 years ago: Family on first visit react to Brac

The visit of Charles Plant and John Carpenter to Cayman Brac.

50 years ago: Exploding fridge damages home

In December 1965, Bodden Town correspondent A.B. Hunter wrote in the Caymanian Weekly of a home in Pedro that was partially destroyed in a fire after a refrigerator exploded in the kitchen.

50 years ago: Holiday news and an anniversary

Arrivals and departures for the 1965 holidays.

50 years ago: Bodden Town Christmas message – bury the hate

In the Dec. 22, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: Winds of Change at Buccaneer's Inn

Eric and Cindy Crutchley bid farewell to friends before moving to Tortola.

50 years ago: Car knocks out power

In December, 1965, West Bay was left without power for several hours after a car knocked down an electric pole.

50 years ago: Commissioner's cocktail party, and Christmas arrivals

The Dec. 22, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, had lots to report on notable social events leading up the Christmas holidays, including one marking a long-awaited move-in for the Police Commissioner:

50 years ago: Christmas visitors aplenty from near and far

Visitors from near and far arrived for the holidays.

50 Years ago: Civil service exodus prediction justified

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: Warship sends cable

A cable from the H.M.S. Rothesay thanked the Brac District Commissioner for his hospitality.

50 Years ago: New baby in time for the holidays

A new baby and a wedding were among notable milestones ushering the Christmas season.

Lighted beacon shines the way home

Lighted beacons were strategically placed around the island to aid mariners in navigation.

50 years ago: Updates from East End and North Side

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon made note of some community news:

50 years ago: 'Stitch in time' could help Civil Service

Bodden Town notes from 1965

50 years ago: US man visits his roots

In the Dec. 8, 1965, edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote about a recent visitor to Cayman Brac.

50 years ago: Birth of twins starts weekend baby boom

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, a news item on page 5 highlighted a weekend baby boom on Grand Cayman.

50 years ago: Famous aviatrix visits

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, a front page story told about a visit to George Town by famous aviatrix Jerrie Mock.

50 years ago: North Side booming without electricity

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote about how the district was growing, even before regular electricity service was available

50 years ago: New Year's Day plans and a shopping trip to Miami

In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote about plans for the annual New Year’s Day event and a shopping trip to Miami:

50 years ago: Warship visit big news in Brac

In the Dec. 8, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote about the visit of the British warship 'Rothesay.'

50 years ago: Bella Henning deemed interesting

In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, the weekly column “Personality Parade” highlighted a woman from West Bay:

50 years ago: News from George Town

In the Dec. 1, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, George Town correspondent Frances Bodden reported on some of the happenings in the district:

50 years ago Prison sentence for obeah, sunglasses lost

In the Dec. 1 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, a front-page story told of an East End woman who was found guilty of practicing obeah, a type of sorcery similar to voodoo practiced in the West Indies by former West African slaves:

50 years ago: Eyesores and need for cemetery

In the Nov. 24, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote that it was a pity that restoration of historical sites was confined to those in George Town, particularly Fort George.

50 years ago: Armistice Day observed, fire doused

In the Nov. 24, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote about the service that was held at the Cenotaph in Stake Bay.

50 years ago: Before we had taxis

In the Nov. 24, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote about what is was like getting from place to place on Grand Cayman before there were taxis.

50 Years ago: New Royal Bank building opens

The Nov. 10, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, reported:

50 years ago: North Side News

In the Nov. 17 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

50 years ago in Bodden Town: Rededicating the church

In the Nov. 17, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: Brac news tidbits

In the Nov. 17, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 Years ago: Marriages celebrated

Leila Yates reports on a shower and a wedding in West Bay.

50 years ago: Appeal for Bodden Town police station

In the Nov. 10, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Arthur Hunter wrote:

50 years ago: Visitors and Halloween

In the Nov. 10, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Brac reporter Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: The week in West Bay

West Bay news flashback to 1965.

50 years ago: Primary school gets new head teacher

In the Oct. 20 issue of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy reported on some recent changes at the local primary school.

50 years ago Bodden Town left out of telephone infrastructure

In 1965, Cable and Wireless' phone service expansion plans only allocated a single phone booth for Bodden Town.

50 years ago: Agriculture on the Brac

In the Oct. 27, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a predecessor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch reported on the visit of United Nations agricultural adviser Enrique Labarthe and his assistant Mr. Bernard.

Fifty years ago: Planned duel in 1770 recounted

In 1770, a duel over West Bay land was averted at the last minute.

Landmarks: Nurse Leila's historic home

Cayman was recently treated to a unique celebration of the arts, featuring the songs, poems and music of West Bay.

ICCI celebrates 45 years of quality education

Sept. 24, 1970 - "COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY for all Caymanians on our own shores!" ... And so the International College of the Cayman Islands was born.

ICCI celebrates 45th anniversary

The International College of the Cayman Islands, which marked its 45th anniversary Thursday, has been “a story of the little engine that could,” said President Emerita Dr. Elsa Cummings, who, with her husband Hugh Cummings, founded the territory’s first institution of higher education.

Re-introducing the ‘Cayman Compass’

On May 12, the Caymanian Compass newspaper officially became the Cayman Compass ... again.

Olive Miller: Cayman's own Mother Teresa

The opening of the new Pines Retirement Building is a fit opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a towering member of the Cayman community.

Mrs. Miller a Cayman stalwart

NCVO Founder Oliver Miller pleased with the support from the community to assist the organisation

Olive Miller celebrates 90

Pink Ladies "kingpin" celebrates 90 years

A look back at Fort George saga

Fort George lost a battle with a bulldozer in 1972, highlighting the need for development laws and resulting in the birth of the Cayman Islands Historical Society.

In honour of a great lady

Remember, Choos are great but there are still places only a good pair of wompers can take you.

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