Today’s Editorial for April 1: Long weekend packed full

We’re heading into a long weekend
filled with many activities.

Easter Weekend in the Cayman
Islands has traditionally been celebrated with family and friends either at
camp sites along the beaches, in churches on Easter Sunday with a large dinner
following or off the Island in the US to shop.

This year, though, the weekend will
be packed with other things to do.

For starters the Queen’s Baton
Relay, which celebrates the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 comes to Grand
Cayman from Kingston, Jamaica, at 10am today and will remain on Island until Friday.

Beginning Saturday 27 of some of
the best athletes in the Cayman Islands will meet up with their Caribbean
counterparts from all across the region for the CARIFTA Games, which run through

While the Games are winding down on
Monday, participants in Million Dollar Run will be revving their engines on
Seven Mile Beach to find out who has the fastest boat and the best poker hand.

We’re sure there will be plenty of
Easter egg hunts all weekend long as well as church cantatas.

For those who still have a passion
for Cayman’s Catboats and for those who want to learn more about this unique
part of our Caymanian heritage, there is a Cayfest Catboat Regatta off Public
Beach on West Bay Road on Monday.

For a listing of the long weekend’s
events, turn to the Pulse in the Weekender of today’s edition.

There is another unfortunate part
of our history with long weekends – vehicle accidents.

With all of the activities slated,
our roadways are sure to be busy so we are asking everyone to take their time,
be cautious and be courteous on the roads.

There are also going to be a lot of
boats in the water as residents take advantage of the long weekend to fish,
play at Stingray City or just cruise. Just as there are rules for the road,
there are rules on the water and it is a sure bet that law enforcement officers
will be present not only on the roads, but also in the water.

This won’t be our typical laid back
Easter Weekend in Cayman, but we hope it will be a safe and fun one for all.
The staff and management of Cayman Free Press wish everyone a Happy Easter.