September 21, 2019

Cayman Carnival Batabano

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Batabano grows to biggest parade in the Cayman Islands The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee is thrilled to announce that there will be FIFTEEN (15) masquerade bands, groups, and floats in the Batabano parade this Saturday, May 4, 2019, with up to 4,000 masqueraders anticipated this year. The Batabano Committee said four new mas bands joined […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Support our athletes at Carifta 2019! From Cayman Islands National Museum Cayman Islands FRC Holds Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre (FRC) is hosting a Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme (DVITP) next month. The training will be held at the FRC’s offices at 77 Walkers Street, Mary Street, […]

Le Masque dinner show returns to Cayman Islands Batabano

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Violin Queen Mapy to perform Organizers of Cayman Carnival Batabano are bringing back its signature dinner show, Le Masque, at the historic Pedro St. James Castle this year, featuring “The Violin Queen”, Mapy, with her unique fusion of Soca and Afro-Beat violin music. Held on Thursday May 2, 2019, Le Masque is an exclusive dinner and […]

CAL, Cayman Carnival Batabano, and Pirates Week touted in Tampa

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From Cayman Airways Two of Cayman’s iconic national events, Cayman Carnival Batabano and Pirates Week, were recently touted in Tampa, Florida, during a special “Cayman Connect Week” with Tampa’s travel trade and dive community. The initiative was organised by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) in partnership with Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) and the […]

Fresh Carnival is Batabano “Band of the Year” for the second year

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The 34th annual Cayman Carnival Batabano culminated on Saturday May 6th, 2017 with Fresh Carnival taking home the coveted “Band Of The Year” title for the second year in a row. Fresh Carnival’s 2017 theme was “Candy”, with sections titled Cotton Candy, Candy Apple, Runtz, and Laffy Taffy. Fresh Carnival scored 262 points for the […]

Cayman Carnival Batabano attracts Toronto’s masquerade “Band of the Year

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Cayman Carnival Batabano’s steadfast reputation as Cayman’s national carnival since 1983 has attracted the participation of an award-winning masquerade (mas) band from Canada for the first time, Carnival Nationz, which has won the coveted “Band of the Year” award at Toronto’s Caribana carnival multiple times. In addition to offering a new carnival experience for local Batabano masqueraders, the group […]

Cayman Carnival Batabano set for its 34th carnival season

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Presented by telecom giant FLOW, the Cayman Carnival Batabano committee is gearing up for its 34th carnival season in the Cayman Islands with the re-introduction of the Kings and Queens costume competition and a number of events slated for its usual weekend spot on the Cayman calendar of events, May 4-6, 2017. Local schools and […]

Cayman Islands’ first ever J’OUVERT

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 – Cayman Carnival Batabano 2016 — J’Ouvert Who’s ready for Cayman’s first ever J’OUVERT??!!! All NEW J’ouvert Road Parade and Breakfast Fete April 23, 2016 at 4AM Music by – Eternal Vibes, DJ Von HD, DJ Flex Presold tickets only – $60 pp Package includes J’Ouvert T-shirts, Rags, Drinks and Cayman […]

Cayman Batabano celebrates 30 years

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Cayman Carnival Batabano History Launched in 1983 by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Carnival Batabano is held annually during the first week of May – a vibrant highlight in the island’s entertainment calendar. The festival’s original name, Batabano, is a salute to Cayman’s turtling heritage. The word batabano refers to the tracks left […]