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50 years ago: Richard Frederick on the mend after a successful surgery

In the Jan. 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Floris McCoy was welcomed by the paper as she took over for Haig Bodden as the Bodden Town correspondent: “We welcome Miss Floris McCoy as our new correspondent for the district of Bodden Town."

50 years ago: Holiday visitors beginning to arrive

In the Nov. 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “The influx of holiday visitors to this district has started. Home after a visit to the U.S. is Miss Blossom Berry. Home from Costa Rica is Miss Beulah Carter.

50 years ago: Visiting Parliamentarian dignitaries bypass Bodden Town

In the Nov. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “On the 19th of this month a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Frederick at the hospital in George Town.

50 years ago: Seagull from DC winds up in the district

In the Nov. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “How far do birds travel? A seagull which bore a tag from Washington D.C. was caught here on Saturday by Raymond Jackson.

50 years ago: Dramatic wartime story recounted

In the Nov. 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, in honor of Remembrance Day, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden described some of the district’s experiences during WWII, which at that time had only ended two decades earlier.

50 years ago: Public meeting on new bills draws large crowd

In the Nov. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “Messrs. Anton Bodden and Richard Arch held a public meeting at the Town Hall last week. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the proposed bills to be dealt with by the House of Assembly."

50 years ago: Education lecture rings familiar tone

In the Oct. 19, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “‘Education is to develop mind, body, useful skills, expression and personal relations,’ – so said Mr. John Macpherson during the course of a public lecture arranged by Mr. R.M. Walters, headmaster of the Bodden Town school last Wednesday."

50 years ago: Concerns raised over road paving plans

In the Oct. 12, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “A son was born to Mrs. Evy Solomon on Thursday at the hospital, the child weighed 8½ pounds."

50 years ago: Poor attendance at men’s meeting

In the Oct. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “The monthly men’s meeting was held here on last Sunday. The attendance was poor but all the districts were represented."

50 years ago: ‘Politically our island is in an appalling state’

In the Sept. 28, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “There is no secret that politically our island is in an appalling state. That some change in the near future is necessary cannot be denied by even the most faint hearted."

50 years ago: Creation of public beaches proposed

In the Sept. 21, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

50 years ago: Shedding light on district electricity charges

In the Sept. 14, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

50 years ago: Consternation over the purchase of a tractor to pick up garbage

In the Aug. 17, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote:

50 years ago: Praising seamen and some road humor on serious topic

“Darley Solomon was an Ordinary Seaman on board the ill-fated tanker Texaco Massachusetts when she collided with the Alva Cape in New York harbour last month.

50 years ago: Septuagenarian Nettie Levy profiled

“Following our news item last week that a 74-year-old grandmother was looking after a newborn baby due to its mother’s illness, we now report a little further on this fine lady.

50 years ago: Visits of note, and a home phone refused

During the last two weeks, there has been an increase in the number of people arriving and leaving Bodden Town

50 years ago: Mosquito research device spurs interest

“The newest resident on Cumber Avenue in this district is a goat. Not the Village Ram, but a scientific ram used by Dr. Giglioli in his mosquito research program.

50 years ago: Need for foreign domestic workers raises questions

Mr. William S. Terry, one of Bodden Town’s hard working farmer-fishermen, left the island on the 26th for the U.S. Mr. Terry has been an employee of N.B.C. for many years.

50 years ago: Drivers’ road caution urged

In the March 30, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Bodden Town correspondent Haig Bodden wrote: “On the night ofBodden-50-years-logo-final April 10, the United Church at Bodden Town will present an Easter Pageant."

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