CIGO-UK and Cayman Connection Prepare for Postponed Cayman Day in the UK – 12 November 2022
Caymanians and friends of the Cayman Islands will gather together in the UK for the second year at Cayman Day hosted by the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK in partnership with Cayman Connection.
The annual event, previously slated to be held on Saturday, 17 September, was postponed due to the passing of Her Late Majesty. The Cayman Islands Government Office in the United Kingdom (CIGO-UK) will host the second annual Cayman Day in the UK, a special event in London for Caymanians and friends from across the UK and Europe, facilitated by affiliate partner, Cayman Connection.
Last year on 18 September, over 100 Caymanians and friends joined the annual family day, designed to celebrate Caymanians in their endeavours overseas and to meet the new Cayman Islands Government Representative to the UK, Dr. Tasha Ebanks Garcia. New students and Caymanians coming to the UK for the first time were welcomed and were also able to connect with other fellow Caymanians who live in the UK. Caymanians who had not been home for many years were able to meet with old friends and enjoy the cultural festivities.
This year’s event will take place at the Snoozebox Hotel, Queen Elizabeth Park, in London. With Caymanian artists and performers, including shall we list? Shall we make more of a feature of each artist/performer.. preparing to attend, Caribbean vendors preparing their stalls again here for the Cayman Day marketplace and Cayman inspired cuisine being prepped by Caribbean caterers, the excitement for Cayman Day is already rising in the UK.
Cayman Islands Government Representative to the UK, Dr Tasha Ebanks Garcia, commented: “We are very excited about the upcoming Cayman Day in the UK and want to ensure that our Caymanian family, friends and community have a very special time. This is an opportunity for all to come together and enjoy a slice of home, it is also a time for us to meet new students coming across for the first time and to offer them the welcome and overseas support from not only the Cayman Islands Government but of the wider Caymanian community overseas.”
Executive Director of Cayman Connection, Kate Kandiah commented “This event has become an eagerly anticipated occasion in the annual Calendar for Caymanians overseas and we are honoured to be able to assist the CIGO-UK to make it happen. Our members want to stay connected to home, each other, their culture and their Government, and this is a wonderful opportunity to do so, in person. We are also thrilled to be celebrating the inaugural “Making Waves Awards” celebrating the achievements of Caymanians overseas at this special day of Cayman culture and Caymankind.”