September 16, 2019

Discovery Day in Cayman Islands

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Last Monday (20) was Discovery Day in the Cayman Islands and a Public Holiday. The “celebration”, however, passes with hardly a murmur and no pageants, public demonstrations, flag waving, etc.  Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503 and named them Las Tortugasafter the numerous sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding waters. Columbus had found the two smaller […]

Arr Matey! Pirates take on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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From Westin Grand Cayman Yo ho ho! Here on Grand Cayman, we love celebrating our early history with pirates. Life as we know it on this paradisiacal island began over five centuries ago when Christopher Columbus discovered two islands covered in tortoises during his fourth voyage to the new world and named them “Las Tortugas.” […]