Date: Wednesday, 14 November
George Town is the capital and commercial centre of the Cayman Islands. Here lies the very heart of Cayman’s financial industry. But where international financial institutions now stand were once modest wooden buildings, cow pastures and homes. Homes ranged from elegant two-storey colonial style houses to the humble one-room cottage. The port where tons of imported goods and tens of thousands of cruise ship passengers now pass through was once a fishing village. Instead of cruise ships in the harbour and cars landing on the dock, it was schooners at anchor and turtles being off-loaded.
Traces of the old George Town remain in the form of the Post Office Building, Library, Pirates Week Office, The National Museum, the Merren and Panton Homes along South Church Street, and the homes along Goring and Elgin Avenues. Shedden road still remains one of the main streets in GT and played a significant role in producing many men and women who made these Islands a success. George Town's district will be highlighting in their float many of the faces of significant people who have assisted in the nation building. One should not miss this spectacle of our past heroes. Along side of that will be the edifices representing the present and the future thus giving a bird’s eye view of what affects the present now and the many futuristic edifices and niches that will make Cayman be better in the 21st century.