(CMR) Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited the 54th Annual Cayman Islands Agricultural Show Wednesday morning, where she marked the official opening of the event by ringing the cowbell three times. The show was well attended by many after a three-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Countess greeted visiting dignitaries from the British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, and St Kitts and Nevis, who had traveled to Cayman for the Agricultural Show.
A delegation compromising the Premier, Members of Cabinet, as well as other official dignitaries and representatives from the Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Society, accompanied the Countess during her tour of the livestock, displays, and district stalls. Under the Main Pavilion, Her Royal Highness also took the opportunity to speak to local farmers and vendors to learn more about Cayman’s efforts to reduce our reliance on imported goods.
The Governor shared on his social media page that “the Agriculture Show is a wonderful and much-loved event in our community. Great to be able to showcase how much Cayman has to offer to Her Royal Highness.”
History was also made when an expectant female cow had her baby calf at the event.
By all accounts, the show was extremely well attended and enjoyed by many. CMR was on hand to live stream much of the event:
The Department of Agriculture was on hand, ensuring all ran according to plan and also had their own services displayed under a well-organized tent.
The annual event took a hiatus due to the pandemic but returned with much anticipation and fanfare. There were numerous performances, including songs and dances by students. The early birds enjoyed the plant sale portion of the show. The event was hosted by DJ Chuck Taylor and Donna Bush.
Despite the success of the event, some complained they did not attend because of a two-hour-long traffic jam.