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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Inaugural phone call connects Creek to Brac grid

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “‘Hullo … Yes, Mr. Foster, Constable McLaughlin here, sir, at the police station …"

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Secondary Modern School opens on the Brac

In the Feb. 1, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “The doors of Secondary Modern education opened to the children of Cayman Brac on the 23rd at 8:30 a.m. when 73 children attended."

50 years ago: Stork arrives for Tibbetts and Rutty families

“In the Jan. 11, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “The stork came to Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin B. Tibbetts (Louise Kirkconnell) of Cape Canaveral, Florida, bringing their first child, a son (9 pounds, 5½ ounces on Dec. 26, 1966."

50 years ago: Walton-Hines wedding, education visit recap

In the Nov. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “In a quiet wedding on Friday the 18th, attended by family, George Rayal Walton and Havilah Elizabeth Hines (nee Jackson) became man and wife.

50 years ago: Discipline issues raised at PTA meeting

In the Oct. 12, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “Welcome home to our seamen arrived recently on vacation from National Bulk Carriers: Ordway Bodden of Spot Bay off Bulk Petrol, Horace Christian of North East Bay off the Petra Sea, and Davylee Tibbetts of Creek, 2nd engineer of the Richard."

50 years ago: Accomplishments praised and incidents at sea

In the Oct. 5, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “We offer congratulations to Mrs. Warren Conolly on her appointment as Acting Director of Education. Islay is the eldest daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Harris Bodden of the Creek and we are humbly proud of this promotion awarded our ‘daughter of the soil.’

50 years ago: Students succeed at GCE exams in Jamaica

In the Sept. 28, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Brac Correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Changes and new staff mark start of new school year

In the Sept. 21, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: New teachers welcomed to the Brac

In the Sept. 14, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Spelling bee creates a buzz

An inter-schools spelling bee competition will be held at the West End School on Friday, June 24, the three primary schools competing.

50 years ago: Homecomings and long awaited reunions

“Mr. and Mrs. Anton Foster of the Buccanneer’s Inn returning from a business and pleasure trip. They enjoyed a brief vacation at one of the highland lakes in Texas."

50 years ago: A bull arrives, an eatery opens

In the April 20, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

50 years ago: Celebrating a long life

“Mr. and Mrs. Wallington Watson of Spot Sand, Creek became the happy parents of a daughter on Friday, March 25 (9 pounds).

50 years ago: Scotts return to visit, Britton Grants leave

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

50 years ago: Interesting experiences abroad

In the March 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: “We welcome ‘home’ Mr. and Mrs. Don Farquhar and young Richard of Wilmington, Del. and Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Henry of Maryland."

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:

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