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Turtle made official national dish in list of new symbols

Turtle made official national dish in list of new symbols

| 11/03/2024 | 211 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has picked five new national symbols as part of its goal to strengthen the Cayman Islands’ identity and protect its cultural heritage. But as the government tries to unite communities around these new symbols, one of the choices may cause concern, namely Turtle Stew as the national dish, even though sea turtles are […]

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CIG to hold public Heroes Day ‘after’ party

CIG to hold public Heroes Day ‘after’ party

| 15/01/2024 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The National Heroes Day celebrations will take place on Monday morning, where the Cayman Islands’ latest national treasures will receive local gongs and badges. There will also be a celebration of culture later in the afternoon on Cardinall Avenue featuring local food, craft vendors, live entertainment and fireworks. According to a release from the […]

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Threatened Boggy Sand cottage gets temporary stay

Threatened Boggy Sand cottage gets temporary stay

| 29/11/2023 | 42 Comments

(CNS): An historically significant, Cayman cottage on Boggy Sand Road, which is under threat to pave the way for a duplex was given a temporary stay from demolition earlier this month. The Central Planning Authority adjourned the application for the second over concerns about the design of the building and plans for the removal or […]

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Emancipation Day reinstated as May holiday

Emancipation Day reinstated as May holiday

| 08/11/2023 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved the formal recognition of Emancipation Day and reinstated it as a public holiday starting May 2024. The day was previously observed in the Cayman Islands but was replaced with the Constitution Day holiday by the Legislative Assembly in the 1960s. The reinstatement of this day as a national day of observance […]

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Heritage Days dropped from Pirates Week

Heritage Days dropped from Pirates Week

| 03/11/2023 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The 2023 National Pirates Week Festival kicks off Friday in Little Cayman, but there will be no District Heritage Days this year. According to a press release about the event, the much loved and foundational element of the festival has been dropped “due to time and budget constraints”, which led organisers “to make a […]

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Bernie launches cultural identity campaign

Bernie launches cultural identity campaign

| 26/10/2023 | 54 Comments

(CNS): As Culture Minister Bernie Bush navigates his way through another firestorm, Cabinet has given approval for his Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage (MYSCH) to launch a cultural identity campaign on the formal naming of the National Dish, Drink, Dessert, Dress and Dance. The campaign will raise awareness of authentic Caymanian customs and […]

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New era begins for national attractions

New era begins for national attractions

| 06/06/2023 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A name change and the rollout of new modern legislation relating to what are now “national attractions” heralds a new era for the sites previously managed by the Tourism Attractions Board. Pedro St. James, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Hell Geological Site and the Cayman Craft Market are now under the new umbrella […]

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