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New mural meant to motivate residents too

The artist whose new mural has been unveiled in downtown George Town says her handiwork is designed for residents as much as tourists.

Tansy Maki says her 16 years of living, diving and snorkeling in Cayman helped inspire a mural commissioned by the Department of Tourism. She was asked to create a “photo op” site with large visuals that capture the many elements of Cayman’s flora and fauna. She included the national flower, the Wild Banana Orchid, as well as turtles, fish and the Cayman parrot.

“But I think for people who live here and go to work everyday, hopefully they’ll look at it and be reminded of how beautiful and how amazing the Cayman Islands are and feel grateful for living here,” she said.

Plus, Ms. Maki says, she hopes the inclusion of the Blue Iguana will remind residents that these unique creatures rely on volunteers for a programme in East End dedicated to their resurgence.

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Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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