50 years ago: business representatives visit the airport



In the June 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

George-Town-50-years-final“On June 3, members of the Legislative Assembly and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourist Board, the Association of Hotels and Airlines met at the airport at 10 am.

“They were taken on a tour of the airport reconstruction organized by Mr. FG Cook, Mr. DM Rennie and MF Cartwright.

“On leaving the quarry, the group was able to witness the triggering of a load and see the machinery of the quarry working. Back at the airport itself, they were shown all aspects of mixing, laying and testing asphalt and concrete and were particularly interested in the tests as they had not realized what ‘it took just as much.

“All were entertained during the coffee break by the consultants and contractors and left very grateful for this most interesting and informative morning.

“It is understood that, following a suggestion from Mr. Craddock Ebanks, MP for North Side, it may be possible from time to time for small groups of the general public to have the opportunity to share a similar exercise.

“A scholarship to attend college in Leicester, England, for a three-year course in teacher education has been awarded to Mary Hurlston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hurlston of George Town.

“Mary, who graduated from Cayman Secondary Grammar School and has been on the school staff for the past several months, will begin her studies at the college in September.”

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