Today’s Editorial Nov.03: Rain dampens anniversary plans

We’ve got bad news for the Sister Islands.

Cayman Free Press has had to make the hard decision to cancel, once again, its 40th anniversary celebrations planned for Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Who knew 40 years ago that our birthday in 2005 would fall in one of the wettest rainy seasons on record?

We certainly didn’t.

We at CFP have carefully been monitoring several weather sites throughout the week and wrestling with a decision we wish we didn’t have to make.

The Sister Islands are an integral part of this country and this company.

As such, we think it fitting that we be able to share our successes with residents and visitors there.

Right now, though, the weather is just too unpredictable. We’re told that this coming weekend will be another soggy one for the Cayman Islands.

Celebrations on both islands were to be held outside.

If history holds true, those rainy skies may also hold dangerous bolts of lightning and loud claps of thunder.

We don’t want the good people of the Sister Islands exposed to those elements as we celebrate with them.

So instead, we are planning bigger and better celebrations after the first of the year when we’re out of both the hurricane and rainy seasons.

We can’t control the weather, but we can be flexible enough to change our plans so that visitors and residents to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac get the most out of celebration.

We are, after all, celebrating our 40th anniversary all year long. We just turned 40 on 56 October. We’ve got 11 months and three days left to celebrate this milestone in the life of Cayman Free Press.

We’ll be posting letters to all post office boxes of both islands to inform them personally of our regret and to give them a chance to win some of the competitions we had planned for the upcoming weekend.

We apologize to the people of the Sister Islands for once again raising their hopes and having to dash them because of bad weather conditions.

But we know that when we do reschedule the celebrations will take on a festive atmosphere everyone can enjoy.

It is our hope that you stay dry this weekend and enjoy leisurely looking through and reading you Caymanian Compass and Entertainment section.

We promise there will be a Cayman Free Press 40th anniversary celebration on the Sister Islands.

And we promise a good time will be had by all.