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Whatever our readers decide to do for Discovery Day, whether it’s something extravagant or ‘a whole lot of nothing’, our wish is for you to encounter clear skies, calm seas and an irresistible sense of absolute contentment.
Heavy rain showers and cloudy skies did not deter Cayman’s catboat sailors Monday, who took to the water to take part in the Cayman Catboat Club’s Discovery Day Premier Cup Race.
Monday, May 21, marks Discovery Day, which is celebrated as a national holiday in the Cayman Islands.
Three volunteers headed to Boatswains Bay Cemetery at 7 a.m. Monday, May 15, the Discovery Day holiday, to clean up the West Bay graveyard.
The irony was not lost on Mark McCready. The day he found his father’s grave, a quest 52 years in the making that brought him 4,500 miles from home, was a Cayman holiday called Discovery Day. McCready, who was just 17 months old when his father Walter McCready passed away in 1966, had waited a half-century to pay his respects.
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.
The Discovery Day 5K walk/run on Monday topped off the Cayman Heart Fund’s goal of $150,000 to buy a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority.