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Local News 21 Sep, 2023 Follow News


CayMAS Carnival was established in 2016 to create a vessel to experience the Carnival and to Discover the Islands. CayMAS is a movement made up of a collection of entities who have had influences in the Carnival scene in Cayman over the years, who want to see the development of Carnival in Cayman. This thing we call Carnival can become a viable tourism product for the Cayman Islands, especially during a period of the year when the tourism takes a dip in stay-over tourism.

The goal of CayMAS is to create a sustainable tourism product and highly organised events for locals and visitors alike. It is also a vessel to celebrate our Caribbean culture and to elevate the experience that has been established here for over 40 years. We aim to make this a more inclusive and democratic process of the operation of the Carnival, of different individuals who have the same goal of enhancing the Carnival product of Cayman and have thus created the best Boutique Carnival experience, arguably, in the world of Carnival.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chairman for CayMAS Carnival NPO, Mr. Jermaine Sharpe. Mr. Sharpe comes with a wealth of experience within the Cayman Carnival scene, being involved for over 10 years in Band operations. He also comes with a great calibre professionally as the Head of Sales & Marketing for Rubis Cayman. He is a Carnival Baby that is ready to do the work to continue to elevate CayMAS Carnival.

He states, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the new Immediate Past Chairman, Mr Brent McLean, for his leadership and continued guidance and dedication to CayMAS. I want to thank the Board of Directors for entrusting me with this opportunity to help take us to the next level of making the Cayman Carnival experience one of the most phenomenal experiences on the calendar. As we move forward with this in the spirit of growth and inclusion, I want to invite everyone to help with the process by positive contributions & input and not distractions. We are stronger together when we all work together towards one unified goal.”

The Immediate Past Chairman, Mr. Brent McLean, states, “CayMAS carnival was built on being open and transparent. From the inception, we insisted that we would change the leadership frequently to ensure the growth of the Carnival. Over the past seven years, the Carnival has gone from strength to strength, first through the leadership of Mr. Wayne Kirkconnell and more recently, my leadership. I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their support and guidance as we now usher in our new Chairman, Mr. Jermaine Sharpe. Mr. Sharpe is more than capable to take on this new role as he has been entrenched in 480 Shedden Rd., Box 1991, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-1104, Cayman Islands admin@caymas.ky the running of carnival Mas bands for many years. Congratulations Mr. Sharpe, we, the Directors, are here to support you and continue this journey of creating one of the best Carnivals in the region. We look forward to your leadership for CayMAS 2024 and beyond.”

CayMAS Carnival NPO looks forward to a great CayMAS 2024 especially with its newest addition, CayMAS JR Carnival! We would like to recognise and thank the other Directors for their tireless commitment, Mr. Wayne Kirkconnell, Past Chairman, Ms. Cindy Adam, Ms. Erikka Moxam-Gilbert, and Mr. Craig Frederick.

Visit us at www.caymas.ky  and please follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok @caymas.ky and on Facebook @caymascarnival

See you on the Road 29th June for CayMAS Carnival 2024!

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