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Day 188 - Cayman Islands

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The Queen’s Baton has been journeying through the three sister islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - that make up the nation of the Cayman Islands, nation number 55 of the baton’s 70 destinations.

For the past three days the baton has travelled through clear blue skies, on across aqua blue seas, and across the beautiful terrain of the islands. 

Louise Martin, Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Vice President carried the Queen’s Baton off the plane and presented it to Carson Ebanks, Secretary-General, Cayman Islands Olympic Committee. The QBR party then proceeded through a guard of honour to the airport VIP lounge for formal introductions prior to interviews for radio and television being undertaken.

The baton was then transported by jet-ski along the coast to the Public Beach. From there the baton travelled by foot, cycle and car, visiting Cayman Turtle Farm, Cayman Motor Museum and the Sir John A Cumber primary School before reaching Morgan’s Harbour, where it was transferred onto a motor launch for the trip across North Sound to Rum Point.

The Cayman Associated School of Karate then had time with the Queen's Baton in George Town. Relayed by schoolchildren, Cayman islanders and superstar athletes such as by Cydonie Mothersille, who won Gold in the blue ribbon 200m, at the Delhi 2010 Games.

On arrival at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport the QBR flight was welcomed by a water canon salute. Jerry Holness carried the baton off the flight and through a guard of honour provided by airport staff. 

The Queen's Baton was then held by Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Secretary Louise Martin and bagpiper Alistair Bird played whilst the sun set on the baton's time in the Cayman Islands. 

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