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Some things have not changed much in the five decades that Cayman has been holding its annual Agriculture Show.
It is hard to believe that the Ag Show, as it is affectionately known, is celebrating its 52nd year. What began as a simple event has grown, much like the produce to be found in its stalls, into an annual behemoth.
Joshua McLean and Diandra Thompson of John Gray High School are the winners of the National Youth Cook-Off final held at the Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday.
Bishop Juliette Fagan will host an “Island Wide Move of God” revival service on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Town Hall in George Town.
For the first time in more than 70 years, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday will fall on the same day this year. A few weeks later, Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day also fall on the same day.
Another public holiday – Election Day – has been declared for the Cayman Islands in 2017. Governor Helen Kilpatrick has approved the Elections Office’s schedule for the general election on May 24, 2017.
Next year’s public holidays begin with a long weekend for the new year, with Jan. 2 designated as a holiday, as Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.
Beachgoers, warned about rough seas and stiff breezes this week, were not deterred from trying their best to use their Ash Wednesday holiday to unwind by the sea on beaches all over the island.